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Are We Building Skyscrapers Upside Down?

Maybe in some parts of the world.<p>In a traditional skyscraper, the widest part of the building is at its base, and as the building climbs taller, it tapers. This design is both a matter of greater structural stability and of urban priorities–buildings that take up less airspace dozens of stories …

Skyscrapers

Meet Henri, A Box For Designing The Screenless Interfaces Of Tomorrow

Created by Method, the Henri will help designers invent UIs out of light and sound.<p>Smart devices have created new problems for designers to solve, not least of which is interface: how does a gadget or appliance communicate to you when it doesn’t have a screen? That’s a problem that brand and design …

IKEA Unveils Line of Wireless Charging Furniture

Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA is making a bet the average consumer is finally ready to commit to a technology which has admittedly been around …

Furniture

MIKÔTO – Japanese Restaurant Branding

Japanese restaurant branding by ADDA Studio and HOCHBURG Design for MIKÔTO.<p>The two Stuttgart, Germany based agencies, ADDA Studio and HOCHBURG Design …

Graphic Design

Rolls-Royce uses bamboo and silk to create its "most opulent" car interior

<b>Geneva Motor Show 2015:</b> British car manufacturer Rolls-Royce worked with a pair of textiles graduates to design a bespoke interior for its Phantom …

Auto Shows

First Real Hoverboard Design Floats One Inch Above the Ground

Any child of the '80s was easily in awe of Marty McFly when he jumped on his hoverboard in <i>Back to the Future</i>. At the time, the magical invention seemed beyond our wildest dreams. But now, California-based company Hendo Hover has taken the first steps towards making that contraption a reality.<p>The …

Glow-In-The-Dark Highways Open In The Netherlands

The smart highway pilot is over, and the plan is to take the system international.<p>After months of pilot testing, a glow-in-the-dark smart highway in the Netherlands has finally gone public in the Dutch city of Oss, and there are plans to expand the technology to other highways in the Netherlands …

Netherlands

Photographer Coats a Ferrari in an Explosion of Color with UV Paint and a Wind Tunnel

It’s safe to say photographer Fabian Oefner — whose many projects have never failed impress us — has a thing for paint and physics.<p>Usually this means …

Levitation Photography in 3 Easy Steps

A magician practices the art of illusion. Many times a photographer may practice the same thing. Who knew the art of levitation was only a few …

On the Road, Dream Narrative - Photographs by Julien Magre | LensCulture

There is no narrator for this quirky, dark, mysterious visual story from the young French auteur Julien Magre. Is it a cinematic sequence of scenes from a child’s memory? A dream, a diary, a nightmare? You must decide for yourself, without intention, the story unfolds in your own imagination and it …

Photographer Says Goodbye to Her Dog of 16 Years with Touching Portrait Shoot

To any pet owner, one of the cruelest things in the world is how short a time our beloved companions have with us on this earth. For photographer Maria Sharp, the time she had with her dog Chubby was just 16 years before she had to say goodbye. In the final days before her best friend's passing, …

Dizzying New Wind-Powered Kinetic Sculptures by Anthony Howe | Colossal

<p>Kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe (previously) has created a number of new kinetic artworks since we featured his work here last year. The artist works …

New Book of Sweet and Surreal llustrations by SHOUT

Italy-born and raised SHOUT is an artist that creates beautifully thoughtful illustrations. His works don't overpower you, rather, they ask you to sit back and see the silent beauty in them. SHOUT (otherwise known as Alessandro Gottordo) has just released a new book that compiles the best of his …

Afterglow: Skiers Traverse an Alaskan Mountain Range Wearing LED Light Suits | Colossal

<p>This new promotional clip for Philips TV and Atomic Skis features several skiers wearing multi-colored LED light suits as they traverse mountains at …

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More Gaming Tables: The Kind with Flippable "Gamechanging" Tops

Recreational furniture is one of the more unusual subsets of furniture design, but it's apparently one that people will pay good money for, judging …

Furniture

12 Adorable Animals the Internet Fell in Love With

They caught the internet by storm. Their cuteness overwhelmed you. And now, twelve of the most adorable animals have been brought together in one place. You may remember our headliner Lil Bub, the runt of a litter of feral cats who was born with several genetic mutations. Bub's vet said that he was …

A Rotating Glass Sculpture Containing Four ‘Hidden’ Anamorphic Paintings | Colossal

<p>Emulsifier is a curious glass sculpture designed by artist Thomas Medicus. The piece is built from 160 glass strips that are hand-painted on four …

Timbuk2 + Blue Bottle Coffee: Travel Brew Kit

For true coffee lovers, enjoying a well-crafted cup isn't just a luxury, it's a daily necessity. Exploring new places near and far sometimes leads us to enlightening coffee discoveries by way of small-town roasters but, more often than not, it results in stale gas station java and chain store …

Amazon Kindle 2016 review: Cheapest Kindle loses weight, adds Bluetooth feature - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The most affordable Kindle gets a subtle but worthwhile design upgrade (it's slimmer, lighter and less angular) and adds Bluetooth audio for accessibility, so visually impaired readers can hear VoiceView audio.<p><b>The Bad</b> No integrated light; price hasn't gotten any lower.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> While …

Gear & Gadgets

The Veggie Burger that Bleeds Like Real Meat

If it bleeds, we can eat it.<p>A new company called Impossible Foods has created the Impossible Cheeseburger -- a veggie burger that bleeds like real …

An All-New Look at Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4

Lookin' mighty next-gen.<p>Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is easily PlayStation 4's most eagerly anticipated upcoming exclusive. Due out in 2015, Uncharted …

Barcelona comedy club only makes you pay for the jokes you laugh at

Ever regret buying a ticket to a comedy show that <i>just wasn't funny?</i> Some day, you might not: the Teatreneu, a theater in Barcelona, Spain, has changed from charging for admission to charging by <i>laugh</i>. The theater has outfitted each of its seats with a front-facing iPad and PayPerLaugh, an app that …

Meticulously Hand-Squeezed Dots of Paint Form Intricate Circular Patterns

Although New York-based artist Shigeno Ichimura's intricately patterned mixed-media creations look like they were produced mechanically, each individual dot of paint was in fact squeezed out by the artist's own hands in a meticulous, exacting process. The dots, painted one-by-one with systemic …

Colorful Illustrations Added to Photos Transform Reality into Fantasy

Rio de Janeiro-based illustrator and graphic designer Marina Papi (@marinapapi) enhances photographs with her colorful, imaginative illustrations. They transform the images into a combination of reality and fantasy, and she pairs scenes from everyday life with things we've never seen before. “This …

A Squeezable Light Bulb That Slurps Up Color

In the last couple of years, color detecting sensors have finally become cheap enough that we’re starting to see a whole host of interesting gadgets that can incorporate Pantone swatches into their functionality. But we haven’t seen anything that looks as fun as the Colorup.<p>Designed by PEGA Design …

Light Bulbs

Stunning Cascade of Shattered Light Bulbs Suspended in Midair

A cascade of shattered light bulbs hangs from the ceiling in this stunning sculpture by fine art student Ashley Wallis. The artist, who created this piece for her foundation year at Sheffield Hallam University in England, aimed to explore the destructive nature of the elements–particularly fire and …

Daily Inspiration #1892

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Graphic Design