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Beautiful Gradient Glass Chair by Germans Ermics

Latvian designer Germans Ermics imagined a beautiful chair only made of glass, called <i>Ombré</i>. Made with minimalist lines and shapes, the furniture is …

Tiko Could Be a $179 3D Printer For Everyone

$179. For the same amount one can buy a Moto 360 smartwatch, a budget smartphone, or an expensive clickety-clack mechanical keyboard. <i>Or</i> you could dip …

Another Table Design Inspired by Natural Bodies of Water

What Greg Klassen did for rivers, Christopher Duffy does for oceans<p>Do you remember Greg Klassen's River Collection of tables? To refresh your memory, …

5 Futuristic Instruments That Will Change How We Make Music

The electric guitar wasn’t invented until 1931. But since then, it has become the most important instrument in modern music. Ever wonder which strange new instruments being designed today will come to define the future of music?<p>The annual Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition, sponsored …

Watch This Robot Orchestra Recreate The Sound Of ’90s Internet

Armed with an orchestra of 12 constantly moving robots, Russian robotics and sound enthusiast vtol, aka Dmitry Morozov, is at it again. In the past, he’s built contraptions which include a quantum mechanics-based instrument, a plastic nose that turns pollutants into artful images, and robotic …

Breathtaking Frozen Bubbles Look Like Elegant Glass Ornaments

Each winter, when the temperature dips into the negatives, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly takes advantage of the frigid weather and blows bubbles that freeze and form beautiful patches of ice crystals. The breathtaking results, which she photographs for her series <i>Life in a Bubble</i>, look …

Band of drones can play music better than your average human

You've never heard Strauss performed quite like this. The team at KMel Robotics has assembled a band of hexrotor drones that "have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs." That "fresh" description isn't exactly serious, as each of the three pieces performed date back either multiple …

Ingenious Door Opens and Closes Like Folded Paper | Colossal

<p>Like the design of functional objects such as chairs or tables, it would seem new ideas for the humble door would be completely exhausted, and then …

Faceted Wall Tiles by Levi Fignar for KAZA Concrete

Created for KAZA Concrete by designer Levi Fignar, who was inspired by Polygonal Architecture, Crisp wall tiles will not only add dimension to your …

Sunrise Lamp by Natalia Rumyantseva

<b>Sunrise Lamp</b> is a perfect lamp for anyone who loves to wake up feeling sunlight on their faces. Natalia Rumyantseva has designed a beautiful lamp …

Old Water Tower Converted into a Beautiful Modern Home

Architect Mauro Brigham of Bham Design Studio has repurposed an old water tower in Belgium, simply known as <i>Chateau d'eau</i>, into a livable home. The 30-meter-high tower, which was first constructed sometime between 1938 and 1941, has been transformed into a high-tech, modern residence that offers all …

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Playfully Unique Furniture Looks Like Everyday Scribbles

At first glance, you might think these scenes are just rough line drawings along a wall. However, upon closer inspection, it quickly becomes clear that each “illustration” is actually formed out of purposefully arranged wire. Entitled <i>Rough Sketch Products</i>, the series of unique pieces was developed …

Fantasized: Discarded Fans Become Lighting

Politician and environmentalist Hon. Nida Cabrera set up a challenge for Belgian product designer Sep Verboom to create a new product out of waste …

Rendering Crystal Into Wood and Upholstery: CTRLZAK's Quartz Armchair

Remember how weirdly machined the elements in R. Tanaka's microscopic photos looked? Viewed in nanoscale, these seemingly organic items exhibit an …

littleBits + KORG Synth Kit

New York-based littleBits has been making big waves in the design industry since their electronic modules-maker took over the MoMA Design Store. Instead of building talking puppets or electric toothbrushes, this time around the two-year-old startup is concentrating on breaking down barriers in the …

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Seattle Church Gets A Bright, Modern Twist On Stained Glass Windows

With great panes, Olson Kundig Architects meld gothic stained glass and Le Corbusier-style architecture.<p>Sainte-Chapelle, the more petite Parisian structure in Notre Dame’s shadow, was built in 1248 as a house for King Louis IX to stash his collection of religious relics. The 50-foot-high stained …