Josh Larsen

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Energy Source of the Future: Bacteria

A few years ago, architecture firm MADLAB created quite a stir with their Bacterioptica chandelier, above, where illumination from the fiber optic …

A Single Photograph by Bela Borsodi Looks Like Four Separate Images | Colossal

<p>Although this image by Bela Borsodi (nsfw) appears to be four separate images, it’s actually a single photograph, with all of the objects perfectly …

Illusion of Discomfort: Rigid-Looking Chairs Are Really Soft

An uneven, somewhat spiky surface of sticks poking up from the seat of a chair doesn’t exactly make it a welcoming place to relax. But take a seat on …

Modern Contemporary Design

Design

Ideo Imagines 18 Packaging Concepts For The Future

From a medication bottle that “ripens” with age to a 4G mixtape that hooks up to iTunes, these new designs push the limits of quotidian packaging.<p>Browse through any design monograph or website and you’re bound to come across such terms as “tinkering,” “iterative thinking,” and “prototyping.” In the …

A Futuristic House That Seems To Rise From The Earth

The Edgeland House sports a sci-fi design but uses Native American building methods.<p>Designed by architecture firm Bercy Chen for a science fiction writer and his family, the Edgeland House has everything the literary genre is made of: a gloomy industrial past, futuristic allusions riffing off …

Fantastically Complex Blueprints Of Plants

For those of us who don’t work with them on a day to day basis, blueprints and schematics have an undeniable cool factor. In one sense, you can see them as visual manifestations of someone’s defining qualities, like the ability to plan ahead and the capacity to figure out how things work. They also …

“Without You” by Lapalux - The Fox Is Black

Stuart Howard’s music feels accessible and removed all at once. Known more popularly as Lapalux, the Essex based producer has melded perfectly into …

Hand-Eye Supply Day Trip

The weather here in Portland, OR has broken as of late and recently (although not today) we have been dripping in sunshine. Our natural inclination …

Phloem Studio's Peninsula Chair

Not long ago we took a look at deft joinery and fine form of the Laura desk by Portland, Oregon's Phloem Studio. Today, we've got an exclusive look (and a great video by Alex Olavarria of Quimby TV) of the firm's newest creation: the Peninsula chair. Wood, metal, and leather, the sling chair was …

From Bike Parts to Biomechanical Prosthetics: Colin Macduff 'Looks Forward to Giving You the Finger'

Semi-obscure pop culture reference: surely some of you "Futurama" fans remember Professor Farnsworth's fanciful Fing-Longer, which is essentially a …

How a Woman With No Arms Dresses Herself. What Assistance Can Design Provide?

This is absolutely eye-opening. In an earlier post we showed you wheelchairs designed for wheelchair-unfriendly environments, and because most of us …

Insect-Eye Digital Camera Sees What You Just Did

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>Almost all of our cameras form images by using a single lens to focus light onto a light-sensitive sheet. That’s how our own eyes actually work, but there are many other ways of seeing the world. Arthropods—insects, spiders and their kin—have compound …

Crazy About Cork

Cork isn’t just the stuff of wine bottles, it’s also a unique & healthy method of farming & material sourcing… not to mention- infinitely recyclable, …

A History of Braun Design, Part 3: Audio Products

A Sponsored Post on the History of Braun Design<p>In the early 1920s, company founder Max Braun had made his entrepreneurial start by manufacturing …

‘Screengrab’ Will Mess with Your Brain | Colossal

<p>Filmmaker Willie Witte is currently working on a documentary series for PBS but in his spare time he makes fun experimental films. His latest, …

A Biometric Controller That Converts Muscle Twitches Into Digital Actions

In the wearable computing age, what’s the future beyond the mouse? A team working on the Myo believes it’s a cuff that responds to the wiring of your body.<p>Today, there’s a massive hole in the way we issue commands to our machines. While the traditional mouse and keyboard, and even newer …

Mobile Home De Markies: Timeless Modular Travel Camper

It says something about a design (particularly for a fast-paced mobile house) when someone can look at it three decades later and still marvel at the …

Salva Faucet Concept : Adjust The Temperature Without Wasting Water

<b>Salva Faucet</b> was born out of the idea to save water while adjusting water temperature. The designer explained to us that his inspiration came from …

Industrial Design

Stacked Black and White Studio House Hugs the Hillside

Two stacked volumes in black and white perch on a bed of crushed granite stone following the curves of a hillside in Wenzenbach, Germany. Studio …

suppose design office: house in yagi the artful joining of warm wood and cool concrete make for a quiet home in the bustle of hiroshima city. see more: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/suppose-design-office-house-in-yagi/

atelier norisada maeda: torus residence and pet shop the reflective exterior of the mixed-use home stands out against the sky, while glass floors filter light throughout the entire building. see more: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/atelier-norisada-maeda-torus-residence-and-pet-shop/