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After 40 Years, Rocky Horror Has Become Mainstream

But the movie’s rise from a shelved failure to a cult hit to a beloved cultural staple is thanks to its dedicated groups of fans.<p><i>The Rocky Horror Picture Show</i>, that campy beacon of sexuality and self-acceptance, premiered in the U.S. on September 25, 1975, at the Westwood Theater in Los Angeles. …

Horror

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Poke Stool

Featuring a series of holes, <i>Poke</i> stools nest together for easy storage and can form a straight or curved bench. Design by <b>Kyuhyung Cho</b> for</b> …

How to Keep Beer Cold, Outside, with No Electricity: The eCool

Beer was reportedly invented sometime around 5,000 B.C. So it's shocking to think that refrigeration wasn't invented until the 19th Century. Because …

Core77 at Holz-Handwerk, the European Trade Fair for Woodworking & Wood Processing

Hey folks, your correspondent is on the ground at Holz-Handwerk, a massive trade show in Germany covering everything under the sun related to …

Woodworking

25 Insane High Heels You Won't Believe Exist

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Sam Greig Furniture Design

Sam Greig is a recent graduate of the Contemporary Furniture Design course at Buckinghamshire New University who creates simple and elegant wood …

Furniture

Broken: Furniture that Explores the Defects in Wood

Finnish designer Jalmari Laihinen, aka byJalmari, explores the beauty of wood with all of its cracks, breaks, and defects, in a series of furniture …

The Ultimate Porch Swing (Seats Two)

Finding a good-looking porch swing feels like a coup of sorts. Finding a good-looking porch swing where the designers have also thought of clever …

North Carolina

Creative Kids' Beds are the Ultimate Playhouses

Bedtime just got a whole lot more exciting with these amazing kids' beds by the designers at the Belgian company Mathy by Bols. With unique designs such as a tent, caravan, and cabin, these beds are a perfect combination of sleeping quarters and playhouse that demonstrate Mathy by Bols' key words …

Kids

Brilliant Door Design Flips Over to Open and Close

Vienna-based Austrian designer Klemens Torggler has crafted a revolutionary piece of architecture that allows one to enter and exit a room by shifting a multi-panel door, known as <i>Evolution Door</i>, to an adjacent position without a floor track. Instead of having to install additional components for a …

Demonstration

Stockwerk Foldable Shelf Doesn’t Need Assembly and Ready to be Pulled Into Shape

<b>Stockwerk Foldable Shelf</b> is wooden furniture with cut side walls, enabling this furniture to become a foldable object just like a compressible paper …

Industrial Design

Classic Half-Erased Charcoal Drawings of Celebrities

<b>Charlize Theron</b><p>British artist Ileana Hunter draws unique portraits of celebrities that are minimal, but still easily recognizable. Most of the women Hunter features in her charcoal drawings are iconic, and she often deletes part of the image to make an impressive alteration to a familiar subject. …

Grace Kelly

A Look at Torsion Boxes

Everyone from furniture builders to door manufacturers to IKEA understands the value of a torsion box. A torsion box is a completely flat, very …

Elegant, Glossy Wave Piano Design Inspired by Waves

A modern piano design, it’s 5-meter long futuristic concept piano inspired by waves. It’s been awhile since we heard from Apostol Tnokovski, this …

Industrial Design

Seating That Can Be Used for Sharing, Chilling or Hiding

Dutch design house TOOtheZOO’s line of multifunctional benches called TOOaPICNIC takes seating to a whole new level. The series, designed by Jules …

Furniture

Sexy Hollywood Bath

How about a sexy soak in a tub that has all the glitz and glam of Hollywood? The Xiuxi Bathtub has air injection device at the bottom that puts forth …

Pregnancy

Painted ladies: why women get tattoos

Why are so many women getting tattoos? Eight inked women reveal the appeal of permanent markings. Photographs by Christina Theisen and Eleni Stefanou<p>The first tattoo I ever saw belonged to my grandad. He had it done in Scotland during his national service in the 50s, so the tattoo must have been …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Duffy London's MK1 Mini Transforming Table Morphs from Coffee Console to Dining Space in Seconds

Duffy London is really good at giving everyday furniture essentials fun, design-savvy flair. Most recently, we saw their swinging table at this …

Furniture

Hot and Cold Waterfall

We never get a chance to see how the hot and cold water blend together within the faucet, before it cascades out like a stream. The Pavati Tap builds …

Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac arouses debate as a 'really bad porn movie'

Threesomes, sadomasochism and a penis montage … outspoken Danish director skips Copenhagen screening of sex addict film, as actor Stellan Skarsgård speaks up for long-time collaborator<p>• What do you think of the trailer for Nymphomaniac? • Nymphomaniac still hardcore, even as Lars von Trier gives up …

Handmade Book Covertly Hidden Inside a Wooden Tree Trunk

While this may look like a photo of someone tearing a chunk of wood out of a rotting tree stump, it's actually an expertly crafted wood and paper piece that houses a little secret. Created by Chinese crafter and designer Pochiko Ho, the small sculpture features delicate paper-made mushrooms, …

Mushrooms

25 Awesome Horror Films You Probably Haven’t Seen (But Really Should) | WIRED

Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Related Galleries<p>'Dr. Strangelove' Is Basically a Documentary<p>Total Clips<p>Aliens Would Probably …

The Perfect Office - Hollowed Out Chair, Structure Sensor for iPad 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