Ollie Briggs

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Director Creates The Perfect "Burger Drop" Without Using CGI

Fast food restaurants love to employ the burger drop in commercials nowadays, showing us each layer of the burger and how fresh and bouncy it is to …

Hilarious "McMansion Hell" Website Tears the Architectural Style Apart With Callouts & Pictures

...while explaining design in layman's terms<p>On one end of the architectural spectrum, you've got the self-important avant garde starchitects who …

Architecture

Beats co-creator's new Bluetooth headphones look weird, but sound great

"That’s a lot of wires for a pair of wireless headphones," was my first thought when I unboxed the $199 Roam Ropes USA Bluetooth headphones.<p>For …

Consumer Tech

What the future may hold for rollercoasters, according to the people who design them

Palms clammy with fear, nails digging into the harness, you come to a grinding halt and inhale sharply before the carriage creeps slowly upwards. A …

The Brexit may not even ever happen

Commenters described "Leave" icon and possible next prime minister Boris Johnson as "rather pale" and "uncharacteristically subdued" the morning after.<p>Nigel Farage, the leader of the U.K. Independence Party, spent Friday morning distancing himself from the "Leave" campaign's promise that Britain's …

Sights & Sounds at Disney Parks: 'The Jungle Book' Composer John Debney on His Music for Disney Parks

To paraphrase the song from Pinocchio, it’s “a Disney life for me” when it comes to Oscar-nominated and Emmy winning composer John Debney. His life …

Everyone is deleting pronouns from the beginning of their sentences — here's why

<i>Hope all is well with you</i>, I write, conveniently erasing myself as the subject of the sentence.<p><i>Agree with Bob's critiques. Would love to read a post on this. Can do in an hour. Look forward to reading</i>.<p>Wherefore the shyness, the equivocation? Was I too busy to report for duty as a grammatical …

Canada’s oldest wooden roller coaster set to open for another season

It’s been called one of the best wooden roller coasters in the world and is a beacon for coaster enthusiasts everywhere.<p>The wooden roller coaster at …

Trains

Wild Photos From Inside Walt Disney World's Abandoned Water Park

When Disney theme parks do well they show their success by improving the park and building new attractions, but when a Disney park fails it fails …

These Photos Of An Abandoned Wildlife Park Show How Badly We Used To Treat Animals

But, over the years, people stopped visiting the Catskills so much. Airline travel became popular; there were other places to go. And, gradually the …

CSS variables are finally landing in Chrome

Developers who have built <i>any</i> size Website have had this problem: when you need to change one of your brand’s colors it’s no easy feat, requiring a risky search and replace or hunting down every instance of its use.<p>To get around the clutter, most developers have switched to using preprocessors like …

CSS

These Space Tourism Posters From NASA Will Make You Want To Visit Space

Ever wish you could travel through space? NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is here to make your dreams come true with three outer space tours, accompanied by some gorgeous, vintage style posters. NASA JPL commissioned the posters from Don and Ryan Clark’s design firm Invisible Creatures. The …

Camelot fans share memories of forgotten theme park

Fans of forgotten theme park Camelot have been sharing their memories after it was pictured lying in decay three years after its closure.<p>The …

'Mega Mao' no more as ridiculed golden statue destroyed

Statue of Chairman Mao in Henan province was subject of online mockery after photos went viral this week<p>A giant golden statue of Mao Zedong has been torn down in central China just days after the 36-metre effigy sparked an outpouring of criticism and ridicule.<p>Photographs of Henan province’s “mega …

This Abandoned Waterpark In Vietnam Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

*Shudders*<p>You won't see the Ho Thuy Tien waterpark on a tourists' guide to Vietnam. You won't see it labeled on a map. And if you ask a local to show you the way, there's a good chance they'll have no idea what you're talking about.<p>It takes a motorbike and some SERIOUS guts to explore this …

American couple held in Spain after son's decomposed body found in bed

Body of seven year old found under several blankets and may have been left to decompose for several weeks, police said<p>Spanish police have arrested a US couple after their son’s badly decomposed body was found inside the family flat in the north-eastern city of Girona.<p>The dead boy is believed to …

Google's vision for the future of smartphone design

Google's Matias Duarte has a problem. In the next ten years he wants to replace the computer on your desk and the phone in your pocket with a smart, …

Flying the Icon A5, an almost affordable personal plane

$189,000 basically gets you a flying sports car.<p>As we cut through the skies over the Hudson River and traced a loop around the Statue of Liberty, I spent as much time glancing down at the instrument cluster as I did peering out the window. That might seem like a huge waste of time given the views I …

Hudson River

How to grocery shop for one person

By Gabi Moskowitz<p><i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly …

Food

The Smoked Corpses of the Anga

(Photo: Michael Thirnbeck)<p>Up until 1949, when a member of the Anga people of Papua New Guinea died, his relatives didn't bury or cremate the body. …

Typography Nightmares Every Designer Should Avoid

Image via Igor Polyakov<p><b>Good typography</b> is essential to effectively communicate a message—not only should it look smart and easy to read, it can also …

SVG: How to Create Interactive Graphics for Your Website

You surely know that SVG is much more than just a vector-based file format. Animations as well as interactions are also a part of the vector format’s …

Design Innovation by Design Research

Although both innovative for their time, the difference between Juicy Salif and an iPhone becomes immediately apparent. The first is a beautiful sculpture, however a rather useless juicer. The second is a marvel in research-driven user-centered design.<p>Conducting thorough design research enhances …

Misused mobile UX patterns

If you are an experienced designer, you probably agree that being inspired by others is not stealing in UI design. It’s best practice research. It’s …

Oliver Pollock: The Man Who Invented the Dollar Sign

(Photo: Thomas E. Jacks/Find-a-Grave)<p>The cause of the American Revolution was frequently short of men, commonly short of arms and other military …

Is This the Worst NYC Apartment Listing?

Housing costs in New York City are ridiculous, and there aren’t many places available. Those looking for a room or someone to split an apartment with …

iPad Pro diary day 2: The good, the bad & the two issues that concern me most

I posted my first impressions of the iPad Pro yesterday, and having spent much of the past 24 hours mostly using it rather than my MacBook, I now have more of a sense of why Tim Cook thinks it could be a laptop replacement.<p>While most reviewers dismissed that, and I would certainly join them in …

IPad Pro

Catalonia vows to continue secession process despite Spanish court's orders

Pledge comes after Spain’s ruling People’s party says constitution has safeguards to prevent individual states declaring laws that affect all Spaniards<p>The Catalan government vowed on Wednesday to move forward with its secession process, defying orders from Spain’s top court and raising the stakes …