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The Nix Mini Sensor lets you capture colors from the real world

popsci shop<p>This useful design tool is now 30 percent off.<p>Color makes a big difference in our lives—whether it's for a work project or designing your living room. When you find the perfect shade for your project, the Nix Mini Color Sensor will let you capture the color so you never forget it. This …

Living Rooms

Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.<p>The Virginia Tech professor was cutting up a downed tree with an electric chainsaw. What he didn't realize was that his power cable had been dragging through poison ivy. So at the end of the day, …

Virginia Tech

This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

NODE by Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape

NODE is a flexible, modular prefab dwelling system with the smallest possible footprint. Co-founded in 2016 by Matt Wittman, NODE was conceived as a …

Architecture

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

Woodworking

Tony Hawk Celebrates 50th Birthday by Doing 50 Original Tricks

To celebrate his 50th birthday on Saturday, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk made a video in which he did 50 tricks that he created over the years.<p>As seen in the following video, courtesy of RIDE Channel, Hawk did all 50 tricks in succession and celebrated by tossing his helmet at the end:<p>While Hawk …

This futuristic pod hotel is like something out of a sci-fi movie

Image: Innovation Imperative<p>When the creatives behind this innovative structure said 'it might just be the world's most futuristic hotel', design …

This lantern inspired house design lights up a California neighborhood

Feldman Architecture have sent us photos of their latest project, the <i>Lantern House.</i><p>Located in the suburban area of Palo Alto, California, the home …

The Art of Christopher Thornock

“Not so still” still lifes by artist Christopher Thornock.Christopher Thornock is an award-winning, Utah-based artist and illustrator. In 1996, he …

Golf Course House

Overlooking the 13th Beach Golf Links in Australia, the Golf Course House adds mid-century design to a modern residence. The home is organized in a …

Iconic House: The Eames House, Case Study House 8

<b>House:</b> Case Study House 8, 1945-1949 <b><br>Architect:</b> Ray and Charles Eames <b><br>Style:</b> Mid-20th century modern <b><br>Location:</b> 203 North Chautauqua Boulevard, Pacific …

Incredible concrete-and-glass home with undulating walls is up for sale

Planchonella House is located in the rainforests of Queensland, Australia<p>An incredible modern house that earns the distinction of “undulating” is up for sale in Australia. Designed by husband-and-wife duo Jesse Bennett and Anne-Marie Campagnolo and completed in 2015, Planchonella House rises among …

A Lifesaving Pump for Cancer Patients Is Being Phased Out

A medical device that can add years to the lives of cancer patients is about to become unavailable, because its manufacturer has decided to stop producing it.<p>The device, the size of a hockey puck, is implanted in the abdomen to pump high doses of chemotherapy directly into the liver for cancer that …

Butler Armsden overhauls 1970s coastal home in northern California

Updated interior finishes and a new guest house are among the modifications that US studio Butler Armsden Architects has made to a 44-year-old, …

Meet The New Mazzer Robur S Grinder

The London Coffee Festival 2018 has come and gone, but the memories remain—and so does all the hot new gear we tested at the show. One product we …

Frank Zappa Warns How Censorship Will Lead to an Encroaching Fascist Theocracy on ‘Crossfire’ in 1986

On an incredibly prescient 1986 episode of <i>Crossfire</i>, the late, great Frank Zappa sat down with hosts Robert Novack (on the left) and Tom Braden (on …

Artist Visualizes How People With Synesthesia Experience the World

Imagine you could visualize sounds as color and texture, or perhaps hear colors, feel sounds, and taste shapes. This is how people with synesthesia experience the world. It is a neurological condition where the brain processes stimulation in a way that allows the person to experience several senses …

Sliding House

Most houses have indoor spaces and outdoor spaces. The Sliding House by DRMM Architects has both, but in the same space, thanks to an ingenious …

Hoofddorp House | Serge Schoemaker Architects

In the renovation, the interior of this freestanding house has undergone a rigorous transformation, with the entire ground floor opened up and …

Yays Crane Apartment

Want to stay close to the water in Amsterdam? You can’t get much closer than the latest space from Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments. Built inside …

Chair: 500 Designs That Matter brings a comprehensive look at the furniture staple

650+ pages of mid-century staples to the chairs of today.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>28<p>28<p>SHARES<p>If you obsess with details of interior …

Minimal Frame Window - PH 38 - Flexibility from PanoramAH!

The modern concept of the <b>panoramic window</b> – one of Le Corbusier’s proposed five points for a new architecture– seeks to maximise the spans and …

Architecture

How Metals are Made

The following is an article from <i>Uncle John's 24-Karat Gold Bathroom Reader</i>.<p>(Image credit: Virginia State Parks)<p><i>Do you have a ring on your finger? Is</i> …

Light and Air Architecture transforms Brooklyn row house with "switchback" staircase

Brooklyn studio Light and Air Architecture has overhauled a local home using a new structural stairwell to link together the whole interior below a …

Stripcase | Ofist

<b>"Stripcase" is a special staircase designed by Istanbul based Ofist created as a focal point and stands up as a central piece regarding both form and</b> …

How to wake up and sell the coffee

Some tips from those who have already given it a shot.<p>So you’ve had an idea for a coffee house brewing for some time and feel ready to take the plunge.<p>First things first, take some shift work at another store, suggests Nathan Retzer of Birmingham's Quarter Horse Coffee.<p>“I learnt so much from …

Coffee

7 Espresso Drinks Defined (Plus How to Order Like a Pro)

Coffee. For many, it is essential to maintaining productivity and basic function. For a true jolt of energy, we turn to espresso. It is the one-ounce …

Coffee

M20 / BAST

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> After buying a small plot (2.50m by 20m) at the back of their home, a family wants to achieve an …

Living Rooms

This Pocket-Sized Sensor Can Identify The Exact Color of Anything

Take the guesswork out of color-matching.<p>If you're upgrading your home and need to paint your walls to match a certain color, the human eyes has its limitations. That's where the Nix Mini Color Sensor comes in.<p>This pocket-sized spheroid capable of identifying colors instantaneously. Just place it …

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design