Kenji Shimada

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Finally, Floating Flatware That Doesn’t Get Your Table All Sticky

A series of spoons, knives, forks, and chopsticks have all been designed to rest on your table without getting it dirty.<p>“Would you like to keep your fork?” It’s the worst question to get from a waiter as he takes my plate. My fork is resting on my dish for a good reason. The prongs are covered in …

Paper Display

The <i>Paper Display</i> is an elegant magazine holder that can be used for showcasing photos and loose sheets of paper, too. Made of slipcast stoneware, …

Shylights: Beautiful Unfolding Kinetic Lights That Bloom like Flowers | Colossal

<p>Several types of flowers are known to open and close for reasons of defense or energy conservation. This evolutionary mechanism, called nyctinasty, …

Geometric Planters

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, these geometric planters by <b>KKDW</b> will create an impressive focal point in any space. The pots are cast from white …

Spark Photon: The $19 Internet of Things Kit

We first met Spark this summer when it raised more than $560,000 on Kickstarter for its Arduino-like Spark Core Wi-Fi connector kit. It subsequently went on to raise a $4.9 million Series A round and launch a cloud OS to power its Internet of Things (IoT) enabling hardware. Now it’s back with the …

NestLib Online -- Free Nesting Software for Material Optimization

Software

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In the Details: Building a 3D Sketchpad That Lets You Draw Objects in Midair

With the rise of augmented reality (AR) technology, virtual reality headsets like the much buzzed-about Oculus Rift aren't just for playing games in …

Quiz: Do You Dress Your Age?

Answer the below to find out. Plus read Lisa Armstrong's take on what's appropriate for the season.<p><b>1) Your hemline philosophy most matches the following:</b><p>a) Show your legs in your 20's and as you approach your 40's and beyond, stay safely at the knee or below.<p>b) I follow fashion first and just as …

Red Carpet

Minimal Pen With a Twist

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you! This sculptural pen looks out of whack for a reason! Appropriately named <i>Align</i>, the pen is segmented in …

3D Printed Typographic Monogram Jewelry

Mymo, designed by Patrick Durgin-Bruce of Ultravirgo, is taking monogram necklaces to a whole ‘nother level. It’s a cleverly designed, typographic …

These 3-D Printed Covers Make Prosthetics Stylish

Making prosthetics something to show off to the world, not something to hide.<p>A typical prosthetic leg looks pretty utilitarian–a thin metal or carbon fiber pylon rod that, unsurprisingly, many amputees would rather hide under clothing than show off. But why shouldn’t prosthetics look as good as any …

3D

The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, review

Michio Kaku's latest is a mind-bending study of the possibilities of the brain<p><b>Quadriplegics move artificial limbs with the mind</b>. Video games are directly controlled by the power of thought. A monkey’s brain connected to the internet can control an avatar on a video screen or a robot half a world …

Print Your Own Futureshoes with Filaflex

So maybe the hoverboards aren't happening, but it's ok: downloadable shoes are here! And not the brittle conceptual heels of high fashion, but …

High Fashion