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Little Catch fishmonger in Shanghai is lined with a metal-frame "net"

Shanghai design studio Linehouse has overhauled a former takeaway restaurant to create a small fishmonger's on a busy street in the middle of the …

Architecture

Jazz on Bones and X-Ray Audio: Chasing the Ghost of Soviet Russia's Most Dedicated Vinyl Bootlegger

How Soviet hipsters invented the first flexi discs...and were sent to the gulag for doing so.<p><i>Photo courtesy of The X-Ray Audio Project</i><p>Imagine living in a world where music is illegal, where simply owning a Beatles record could get you arrested and sent into the wilderness to die. Imagine knowing …

Jack White

'Tableau' and Other Auto-Irrigation Systems for Tortured House-Plants

Too irresponsible to water daily? New wave of designs are here to help<p>If you're at all like me, the last year will have seen you jump wholehearted on …

Another Revolutionary 3D Printer: The Unibody Tiko Costs Just $179!

By going with a unibody and a delta mechanism, the developers have been able to maintain accuracy while greatly reducing cost<p>When we think of FDM 3D …

3D Printing

Sensing the Environment through 3D Printed Ceramics

At Spazio Rossana Orlandi, an experiment in Adaptive Manufacturing<p>What if the machines that manufacture our objects could feel? And what if those …

3D Printing

The Kanna Finish: How to Get Glass-Smooth Surfaces in Wood Without Sandpaper or Varnish

Before this man designs his furniture, he designs his tools<p>Sandpaper has to be the number one consumable in the modern-day furniture shop. But a …

The Secret Life of Yo-Yos

The modern version of the toy is practically unrecognizable, an Object Lesson.<p>The man behind me in the queue was trying to be helpful: “It’s true, though, right? They are used as weapons in Asia. I go there a lot and I’ve seen them do it—they’re lethal.” He made a sudden gesture, like Spiderman …

Demonstration

Skateboarding in Kabul

Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson is the latest to use her lens to capture NGO Skateistan's students in Kabul. The project, started in 2007 by Australian Oliver Percovich, aims to mix studies with sport with the priority of getting girls from poor and displaced families back into full-time …

Rare, Poignant Photos of Frida Kahlo During the Last Years of Her Life

German-born French photographer Gisle Freund (1908-2000) offers a rare look at Frida Kahlo in intimate snapshots taken of the celebrated artist during some of the last years of her life. Freund, who fled Nazi Germany in 1933 and later became known as one of the greatest portraits photographers in …

Art

Dune House by Marc Koehler Architects

Dune House is a minimalist house located in Terschelling, The Netherlands, designed by Marc Koehler Architects. The residence is inspired by the dune …

Design

Per Finne's Umami Santoku knife combines Norwegian and Japanese design

Norwegian designer Per Finne has created a utensil based on traditional Japanese knives that he says offers enough flexibility to be the only knife …