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The Procrastinator’s Guide to Safe Eclipse Viewing

If you are anything like me, then you have been waiting your entire life for another solar eclipse on your home turf. And also if you are anything like me, you of course procrastinated until the last minute on a safe way to view it. Luckily for the both of us, I remembered this week that it’s …

Company Creates World’s First Running Shoes for Horses

For over 2000 years, the good ol’ iron horseshoe has remained the only reliable footwear for horses, but an Austrian company is ready to “take the …

Horse Racing

Amazing Laptop Steel Guitar Made from Skateboard Deck

The amazing design and architecture team of stereotank made a cool and curious contribution to Design Boom via the site’s DIY submissions feature (where anyone can submit content). They took an ordinary wooden skateboard deck and turned it into a unique-sounding laptop steel guitar.<p>Here’s how they …

Architecture

Hilarious Street Art by Michael Pederson – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Clever interventions by Sydney-based street artist Michael Pederson add a sense of humour and playfulness to the kinds of things we walk by everyday …

Art

BoardCraft Promises a New Way of Playing/Creating Tabletop Games

We’ve been seeing a tremendous amount of movement in the tabletop gaming space of late, as crowdfunding, 3D printing, laser cutting, new casting technologies, and high-quality on-demand printing have significantly lowered the barriers of entry for even the smallest game concerns. Now, a scrappy …

3D Printing

You Won’t Believe this Beautiful Melodica Is 3D Printed

Daren Banarsë is a pianist who also loves to play melodica, but didn’t appreciate the juvenile aesthetic of brightly colored plastic that the melodica usually embodies. “I started playing on one of these toy instruments, but it was frustrating. The notes wouldn’t play fast enough and the tone was …

Emerging Technology

Paper Quilled Insects: Capture the Beauty, Not the Bugs

Pinning insects has long been practiced not only for zoological pursuits, but also for decorative and aesthetic reasons. If you’re drawn to insect pinning more for the colorful and striking display of art than you are to the creepy crawly part, you should definitely try your hand at making some …

Crafting

The Japanese Art of Recognizing Beauty in Broken Things

How did you feel the last time a coffee mug slipped from your hands and shattered on your kitchen floor? Probably some combination of surprise and annoyance. If it was an heirloom or a sentimental piece, you may have even felt supremely guilty as you swept up the shards.<p>In Japan, instead of tossing …

Instantly Transfer Photographic Images with a Blender Pen

As someone who keeps an art journal, this is a technique I will definitely be trying. The idea couldn’t be easier. You take analog photos, get them photocopied on a toner-based copier (or laser printed), and then apply a blender pen (available in arts and crafts stores) to the reverse of the …

Recipes

This Bricklaying Robot Can Build A House In Two Days

Replacing ancient human art with mechanical precision<p>An engineer in Perth wants to mechanize one of humanity’s oldest jobs. His robot is named “Hadrian,” after the Roman Emperor who built a wall in Northern Britain, and it can lay 1,000 bricks an hour. With a building plan programmed in, it …

Robotics

Want to Sleep in the Trees This Summer? Try An Amazing Treehouse Hotel

As an adult, I want my tree houses to be less about hiding and spying and more about romance, the thrill of climbing up high and just enough nature …

British Columbia

Twigs into Toys: Build Your Own Rustic Building Blocks

If you ask someone what toy they most often played with as a child, they will most likely reply with some variety of building block set. It might be Lego, Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoy or K’Nex, to name a few of the more popular mass-produced toys.<p>Instead of shelling out your hard earned money on machine …

Make Reusable Peppermint Wipes for Spring Cleaning

Make your springtime scrubbing a breeze — and cut down on waste while you’re at it — with your own DIY reusable peppermint cleaning wipes!<p>I’m a bit of a neat freak, so I love the convenience of disposable cleaning wipes, especially for mopping up spills, wiping down tables, or giving my kitchen or …

A Renter's Life: A Dozen Posts To Make The Most of Your Rental

(Image credit: Femina)<p>I have nearly twenty years as a renter under my belt and I've learned a lot along the way. If there's one thing I know for sure …

Design

It's a Hard Knock Life: How To Clean 10 Important Things Around Your Home

I'm willing to suspend disbelief that some people derive enjoyment from cleaning their homes. I'm not one of them. But I'm an adult. Cleaning is part …

Chrysler

The Geography Of Twitter Conversations

One of our 15 favorite recent data visualizations<p>Eric Fischer makes maps to understand how people interact with each other and their environments—and there are few better windows into relationships than social media. In this map, he charted public conversations between people on Twitter for five …

Social Media

Lunchtime Links: Go Behind-the-Scenes of Taylor Swift's 1989 Secret Sessions, Plus More Must-Reads

Our latest cover star, Taylor Swift, released behind-the-scenes footage of her <i>1989</i> Secret Sessions. Watch the video here. [E! Online]<p>Here are more …

10 Easy Science Fair Projects for Kids

We teamed up with kid science guru Steve Spangler to get the coolest experiments you can try at home, including color-changing milk and a Mentos Diet …

Joytone: An Entirely New Instrument With Raspberry Pi

Dave Sharples and David Glanzman had a pretty lofty idea. They wanted to create an entirely new instrument. Not just another keyboard based synthesizer or grid of buttons. They wanted to make an interface that felt entirely different. The two pulled it off pretty well with the Joytone. At very …

A Shining Speed Belt for Safer Twilight Jogs

It's like a runner's utility belt and bat signal all in one.<p>Dusk and dawn are great times to go for a run. Trouble is, dim light and glare on the horizon make it hard for motorists to see. If you want to increase your visibility—and make nerdy joggers envious—build this lightweight speed belt. A …

Lego Drum Machine Runs on Automatic

British artist Alex Allmont built <i>Clunky Drummer</i>, this elegant one-motor Lego drum machine with a Arduino, a proto shield on top wired with a Lego Power Functions power connector, a Digital Delay pedal, and a Drumcomputer MFB-522. The latter two are controlled by the motor as well. The Lego mallets …

Get 6 Days of Online Photography Training For Free This Week at Photo Week

Here at dPS we are all about helping people of all experience levels to improve their photography. This week we’re excited to see our friends at …

Photography