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Office Desk Design by Manuel Barrera

A unique office desk by furniture designer Manuel Barrera.<p>Manuel Barrera is a creative furniture and industrial designer. From first sketches to the …

'Suge' Knight is ordered to stand trial, taken to hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was hospitalized again on Thursday after a judge ordered him to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges filed after he ran over two men in a parking lot.<p>Knight's condition and the cause of his latest health problem were not …

Crime

Breathtaking Wire Sculptures Capture the Fluidity of the Human Body

English artist Richard Stainthorp captures the beautiful energy and fluidity of the human body using wire. The life-sized sculptures feature both figures in motion and at rest, expressed in the form of large-gauged strands that are densely wrapped around and through one another. By doing this, he …

Sculpture

Head Over Heels: An Oscar-Nominated Stop-Motion Short About the Struggles of an Upside Down Relationship | Colossal

<p>It’s not often that a student film gets nominated for an Oscar, but such was the case with Head Over Heels, the graduate film of animator Timothy …

Stop Motion

A Lightbulb-Shaped Projector Could Power The Smart Home Of The Future

The creators of Beam, a smart projector that fits into a light socket, are onto something.<p>Beam, a lightbulb-shaped gadget, promises projects your smartphone screen onto any surface you want. Launched on Kickstarter this month, the $350 projector screws into any lightbulb socket, so you can set it …

Home Automation

Print Photos From Your Phone In 30 Seconds Using This Attachable Case

Camera-equipped smartphones have made it easier than ever to snap and share pictures, but some of us miss the physicality of pre-digital photographs–of something you can hold or pin to your wall. Prynt, a San Francisco- and Paris-based startup, has created a phone attachment that caters to this …

iPhone 5

Leatherman’s New Wearable Multitool Is TSA-Approved

Since 1983, Leatherman has made a mint selling men increasingly elaborate multitools, under the rather fanciful notion that they will someday be in a position where instantaneous access to, say, a torx wrench the size of a pencil eraser will somehow save the day. For that man, we write this post: …

Wearable Tech

9 Unusual Shoe Storage Solutions

Many users will be fine with standard shoe storage products: basic shoe racks, plastic shoe boxes, shoe cubbies or shelves in a closet, over-the-door …

Shoes

Portable Lap Desk Installation No. 1

The latest from UK-based Yois Design, the Portable Lap Desk Installation No. 1 is a design that will make you say DUH! Why didn’t I think of that? …

This Drone Ambulance Is Totally Wild, And Totally Inevitable

Want to get an ambulance through urban environments faster? Give it propellers and space for one passenger.<p>In emergencies, seconds count. An estimated 1,000 “saveable” lives are lost a year because of slow emergency response in the nation’s biggest cities. But in traffic-jammed urban environments, …

Drones

Wood & Steel Tables by 5mm.studio

5mm.studio has designed a line of furniture including two new, minimalist dining tables, each with solid oak wood tops and thin, but strong, powder …

Furniture

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House To Reopen

After a $4.3 million restoration, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles will soon reopen to the public.<p>Built in 1921 for the oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, the house served as one of Wright’s earliest experiments with ornamental concrete, and was his first Los Angeles commission. The …

Architecture

Handmade in SoCal: Seventh & 7th Designs

One of our favorite finds at the Las Vegas Market last month was Seventh & 7th Designs, a San Diego-based designer/maker company with truly beautiful …

Design

Inside Streit's: New York City's last matzo factory closing after 90 years

Streit’s is closing its doors after 90 years of producing the trademark Jewish bread – it may not be the city’s fault, but it is New York’s loss<p>Earlier this month, Streit’s matzo factory announced it is selling its four converted tenement buildings and leaving New York City’s Lower East Side, 90 …

New York City

Custom diamond-studded Stratocaster guitar shines (pictures)

Stratocaster

US man walks free after 40 years wrongly imprisoned

A 70-year-old man from North Carolina has been released after serving four decades in prison for a crime he did not commit<p>A panel of judges has found Joseph Sledge was wrongly convicted in the stabbing deaths of a mother and daughter nearly four decades ago.<p>After his release on Friday, the …

Gaza conflict: David Cameron says genuine peace deal becoming 'impossible'

Prime Minister says Israel's conflict with Hamas means two-state solution beginning to look 'impossible'<p>Israel's conflict with Hamas is making it "impossible" to agree a "genuine peace deal", David Cameron has said in what is the UK's most trenchant intervention yet in three-and-a-half weeks of …

Israel

Paul Smith + Maharam + Carl Hansen & Søn = Magic

It’s been 100 years since Danish designer Hans J. Wegner was born so to commemorate the occasion, Carl Hansen & Søn has launched a limited edition …

Design

Classic Cycling Apparel by Henri 1865

Henri Desgrange was a celebrated sports journalist, decorated cyclist and the first organizer of the Tour de France. He is known to many as the godfather of urban cycling and is, in fact, a defining source of inspiration for Henri 1865, a young cycling-minded clothing brand that takes its name from …

Cycling

Marilyn Myller: A New Stop-Motion Animation Made with Styrofoam Puppets and Long-Exposure Light Effects by Mikey Please | Colossal

<p>Animator and director Mikey Please of Parabella Animation Studio just released his latest stop-motion animation project, Marilyn Miller. The film …

Oregon Manifest 2014: Pensa on Collaborating with Horse Cycles, Large Radius Bends and Getting Out of the Way in NYC

<i>Today saw the unveiling of the collaborative bicycle designs that are going head to head in the third edition of the Oregon Manifest, in which five</i> …

New York City

Chromecast turns one: why this small streaming stick became such a big deal

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Dan Kosmayer/Shutterstock<p>One year ago today, Google(S GOOG) surprised the world by announcing Chromecast, a small …

Designing for Disposal, Part 2: Lidded Trash Cans

Open wastebaskets are the easiest to drop things into, but sometimes end-users will want a lidded trash can—for appearances, for odor control, or for …

Rare Earth

ROW Table Lamp

<i>Row</i> is a LED table lamp composed of a rotating base and two arms connected by a magnetic joint. The top arm features a grip ring for easy adjustment …

Suspended Machines Exist Only To Keep Themselves From Falling Down

Art!<p>Each one of us is, more or less, a Rube Goldberg machine: an implausible and over-engineered construct of flesh, sinew, brain, and bone that only exists to compensate for the complications caused by being alive at all. The work of San Francisco based sculptor Dan Grayber makes this metaphor for …

Sculpture

Vitra cultivates past and future

The Swiss furniture manufacturer showcases its passion for design at its headquarters in south-west Germany<p>Vitra design - in pictures<p>Welcome to the Vitra campus, a place where design rules, blending seamlessly with architecture and industry. Over the past 30 years the Swiss furniture manufacturer …

Articles about 10 sun filled small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>This time …

Outdoor Spaces

Stop-Motion Animation Reveals the Insides of Objects Sanded Down Layer by Layer | Colossal

<p>As a quick follow-up to our video from Keith Skretch yesterday, here’s a similar concept from two years ago by Laurin Döpfner who used an industrial …