Ahmad Khallaf

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Shaker-Inspired Furniture That’s Easily Assembled

Edward Hale has spent years perfecting his line of easily assembled furniture (Remember, we featured his first prototypes a couple of years ago) …

Furniture

77-Year-Old Man “Paints” Japanese Landscapes on Excel Spreadsheets

While most digital artists opt to use Photoshop or other similar digital imaging software, 77-year-old Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi chooses to work with Microsoft Excel to produce his beautiful works of art. His “paintings” are remarkably intricate works that mimic traditional Japanese paintings …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

23 Photos Taken a Split Second Before Disaster

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Throwable ‘Panono’ Camera Ball Captures Interactive 360-Degree Images in Mid-Air

“Here, boy! Go fetch the camera! Good dog!” Such conversations could become commonplace as panoramic camera balls threaten to become the next offbeat …

SkyRunner Is The Ultimate Recreational Sports Vehicle (video)

Get ready to head out on the open road (and air) for lots of adventures when you’re riding around in the SkyRunner! Part all-terrain buggy, part …

Playful Looping Picnic Table by Michael Beitz

<i>Picnic</i> is a playful looping picnic table designed by artist Michael Beitz. The green dining surface is the latest in the artist's line of functional sculptures, offering a whimsical take on standard pieces of furniture. The sculptor's collection of works, which are inspired by the “social, …

21 Of The Best Things That Ever Happened In A Restaurant

Four Zagat stars for BEING THE BOMB DIGGITY.

Sustainable Micro Home that Costs Less Than $30,000

NOMAD is a sustainable micro home developed by Vancouver-based designer Ian Lorne Kent with the intent to supply a moveable home for an affordable price that's less than $30,000. The cost-effective residence integrates all of the basic rooms in a standard home–living room, kitchen, bathroom, …

Living Rooms

Elegant Caviar Table Flame by Fabien Gerlier

From the old days, human are attracted to open flame, perhaps this idea that inspired Fabien Gerlier to come up with elegant <b>Caviar Table flame</b>. This …

The Perfect Office - Stoa Kitap Bookshelf, Modern Desks, Apple Mac Pro and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Gear & Gadgets

Puddle-Shaped Mirrors Look Just Like Actual Water

This incredibly realistic, rippling installation, entitled <i>Mizukagami (Water Mirror)</i>, was created by Japanese art director and designer Rikako Nagashima in collaboration with designer Hideto Hyoudou. The true to life forms are actually made out of acrylic and were installed by the two artists …

From Berg, A DIY Kit That Connects Your Gadget To The Internet Of Things

The Berg Cloud Devkit makes it easy for anyone to create their own cloud-connected device.<p>Over the last two years, product and design consultancy Berg London has been bringing smiles to our lips with button-cute devices like the Little Printer and its Twitter-connected cuckoo clock, #Flock. Now, …

Game of Thrones

A Portable Bluetooth Speaker That’d Look At Home On “Mad Men”

“The last 25 years of consumer electronics have been mostly dominated by a design aesthetic I think you could classify as futuristic or techie,” says Adam Schwartz, cofounder of the company Otis & Eleanor. “Just because you’re working in new technology doesn’t mean your design has to look like a …

Mad Men

Tis The Season: Cat Candle Melts To Reveal Skeleton

This is the Devil's Pet, a candle designed by Thorunn Arnadottir that melts to reveal a little kitty skeleton. Please tell me they're not burning fur …

Using Giant Mirrors to Light up Dark Valleys

The villages of Rjukan, Norway, and Viganella, Italy, are both situated in deep valleys where mountains block the sun's rays for up to six months every year. To illuminate those darker winter months, the two towns have built gigantic mirrors that track the sun and reflect daylight downwards. …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Wearable Tech

Food Banksy: Street Artist Re-Creates Logos Out Of Condiments

This 23-year-old artist is tagging Canada with Nutella, Cheez Whiz, Miracle Whip, and more.<p>A guerilla street artist stalks the streets of Brampton: 23-year-old Dorota Pankowska wanders the Ontarian city, looking for surfaces to tag with the logos of well-known brands. The twist? Call her Food …

Streetwear

Double Exposures Blur Lines Between New York and London

Photographer Daniella Zalcman recently moved from New York to London. She says, “They're both places I adore, and (in my opinion) they're two of the most photogenic cities in the world.” As a result, she decided to produce this series of work in which the two cities visually overlap in layers of …

How To Turn Your Camera Into A Photosynthesis Detector

In about an hour, you can hack a camera to only display blue, green, and near-infrared light, which will give you a lovely view of plant life.<p>Members of Public Lab, an online civic science community, wanted to build an inexpensive tool to measure plant health. Their solution: convert an obsolete …

Specs To Your Specs: Custom 3-D Printed Glasses For $299

Plastics. It’s the domain of 3-D printing–and, as a new company has discovered, ideal for personalized eyewear.<p>There are more than a few hiccups with the promise of 3-D printed goods (which we’ve covered here), but one specific issue is the inevitable plastic ceiling. Until we can produce goods in …

Eyewear

First Photo of the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 Lens Finds Its Way Online

Another leak sprung over the weekend — if, that is, you believe it’s a leak and not a strategic move by the company. This one, however, doesn’t have …

Sony release Lightest FULL FRAME camera with interchangeable lens, ever! The Sony A7r

Sony are launching their new range (two models) of small, lightweight FULL FRAME cameras – right now! You can watch via this link. Updates as they …

The New Triggertrap Redsnap: An Infinitely Expandable Camera Trigger

The Triggertrap name has appeared on PetaPixel many times before: from the very early days of v1 on Kickstarter, to an interview with CEO Haje Kamps, …

Pyle Audio Announces a GoPro-like Action Cam for Under $100

If you like the idea of having a GoPro or other action cam to capture all of your daredevil stunts but don’t readily have several hundred to drop on …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Dog Walks on Water

Everyone thinks their pet is the smartest, the cutest, the cleverest. But photographer Ken Watson‘s German shepherd may have a bit of an advantage — …

Photos

Share your sun

Wherever you are in the world, share your photographs and videos of the sun and take part in Olafur Eliasson's global project<p>In 2003-4, over two million people experienced artist Olafur Eliasson’s now iconic installation at Tate Modern, The Weather Project – the giant sun that bathed visitors in …

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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