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Google Ventures On 8 Shortcuts For Better, Faster Design Research

Google Ventures’s Michael Margolis is more productive than ever. His secret? Shortcuts.<p>I’ve been doing design and UX research for almost 24 years. In that time, I’ve learned a lot, and I hope I’ve gotten better at it over the years.<p>One thing is certain: I’m more productive now than when I first …

Retro Technology LEGO Kits by Chris McVeigh | Colossal

<p>Jack-of-all-trades artist and designer Chris McVeigh creates these awesome minimalist Lego models of outmoded technology including TVs, video game …

The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play

It used to be that play was just play. There wasn’t a whole lot to say about it. Kids climbed trees, hit balls, and did experiments on insects. But by the mid-20th century, children’s play was being extensively studied, classified, and taxonomied by pioneering psychologists such as Melanie Klein …

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Buddy Bravo's Inspirational Posters

Denver-based artist Buddy Bravo's gorgeous illustrations are paired with motivational quotes that inspire viewers to really appreciate the world around us. Sing in the shower; catch a raindrop; dance with yourself; all of the playful ideas encourage a positive attitude towards life. Influenced by …

Posters

Fate is in your hands!

Energy efficiency is synonymous with eco-friendliness, living green, and saving the planet. Nuture is a living energy monitor that embodies this idea …

One Ring To Rule It All... By Bluetooth

Get ready for the Internet of <i>Rings</i>. Today's the last day to jump on the earlybird bandwagon for Ring, which has completely cleaned house over on …

Erin Lightfoot Jewelry

While her textile designs are currently impressing attendees at Brisbane, Australia's Seven With Another Retrospective—a biannual art exhibition presented by Powerhouse Arts, where seven teams of two artists each create and display work together—we looked a little deeper into the portfolio of Erin …

Design

Touring the Sony Archives in Tokyo: Walkmans, robot dogs and a golden guinea pig

Sony has had some tough times recently, and while it's finally started to make some difficult changes in a bid to turn its fortunes around, the Archives building is where the company's success stories live forever. A fair distance from most of Sony's high-rise structures in Shinagawa, it's a …

Garduino: Geek Gardening with Arduino

Create an automated watering, light, and temp control system.<p>I wanted to start gardening, but I knew I wouldn’t keep up the regular schedule of watering the plants and making sure they got enough light. So I recruited a microprocessor and a suite of sensors to help with these tasks. An Arduino …

Arduino

LivingLight: Hanging Garden OLED Pendant Lights Are Powered by the Soil They Contain

Michael Oechsle’s gorgeous LivingLights are hanging gardens that illuminate interiors while freshening the air with living plants. Each ambient OLED …

Design

This Hotel in Singapore has the Coolest Sky Gardens Ever

Designed by WOHA Architects, the PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel in Singapore features six incredible sky gardens that are cantilevered at every fourth …

Roel de Boer's English Roofing Tile Could Transform Any Roof into a Vibrant Garden

Roel de Boer’s New English Roofing Tile is a new green building product that could transform urban roofs into vibrant gardens. The plastic tiles are …

IKEA's Miniature Greenhouse Lets Anyone Create Their Own Indoor Garden

Don’t have room in your yard for your own greenhouse? Never fear – Swedish retailer IKEA has a solution. Their adorable SOCKER mini greenhouse is the …

Gardening

Vicky Pendant Lamp Terrarium Shines a Light on Indoor Gardening

Mexican-born, Netherlands-based designer José de la O unveiled a brilliant hanging pendant lamp that doubles as a vegetable garden at this year’s …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Niobium, Wolf in the City, Overpass

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

8 Free Fonts for Clean Web Design

Clean and minimal web design has certainly grown in popularity, and typography plays a big role in this type of design. If you have been struggling …

Hunting Trophies: Repurposed Vintage Bike Parts Converted into Functional Taxidermy Racks | Colossal

<p>Vienna-based designer Andreas Scheiger created this fun series of faux taxidermy heads using a bunch of found bicycle seats and handlebars. The …

How Do Fashion Trends Start?

Just in time for New York Fashion Week, a new exhibit examines the sources of fashion trends for the past two centuries, from the bustle to camouflage.<p>New York Fashion Week kicks off later this week, and as the world gawks over the couture coming down the catwalks, it’s worth considering how we got …

Intro to Techwear: Pt. 3, Brand List

Jackets via Nomad Intro to Techwear: Part 3, Style SheetNow that you know what Techwear is and what to look for in each garment, here is a brand list …

Cut Out the Darkness | 100 THOUSAND SOLAR LANTERNS PROJECT

We offered solar lanterns with heartfelt designs from around the world to people living in areas without electricity.<p>We initiated this project to …

Living Lamps: More Like Desktop Pets Than a Light Source (and Who Doesn't Want One of Those?)

Junior isn't just a task light. Like Bob de Graaf's "Species of Illumination," Junior is a whimsical living lamp that depends on your breath to keep …

Vegas Jackpot: The 8 Coolest Gadgets We Saw on the First Day of CES | WIRED

The 2014 International CES is underway. The expo floor doesn't open for another day, and the crowds and the spectacle haven't even hit full strength …

The Rapid Packing Container

Wearable Water Reminder

Every new year, one of my resolutions is to drink more water… but every year I end up quenching with coffee, soda, juice etc… If you’re like me and …

Best Style + Fashion Posts of 2013

10. Nothing Fancy: A Minimalist Wallet Solution by Chieh Ting Huang<br>Ditch the bundled wad of cash held together by a rubber band and trade it for …

Handcrafted Jewelry Cases Rich in Tradition

While TRONKSandCo is fresh out of the gate, the Barcelona-based company comes from a long line of craftsmanship in woodworking. After two years of …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

NPR's Globetrotting T-Shirt Tale: A Journey from Cotton to Consumer, from Crowdfunding Campaign to Multimedia Journalism

Earlier this week, we were wowed by an elaborate parody of a certain purveyor of anachronistic Americana: Remade Co. cleaved its supposedly …