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Controlling Wood Movement: The Drying Process

<i>This is the sixth post of an ongoing series about wood. Understanding its nature, the way it moves and changes, and the implications for designers.</i> …

Interesting Complications in Watchmaking

Some seriously complicated watches have been unveiled recently—and we're not just talking perpetual calendars and minute repeaters. We're talking about entirely novel ways to count and tell time by utilizing new power systems, integrating liquids with mechanics and combining existing complications …

Prototyping

Browse This Awesome Collection Of Sci-Fi Interfaces

Ever wonder where the touch screens from Children of Men came from? Now you know.<p>Designer, filmmaker, and Berg creative director Timo Arnall recently wrote that “interfaces are the dominant cultural form of our time.” So much of how we experience modern popular culture, he writes, happens inside or …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

The world's top tile and stone manufacturers showcased increasingly ambitious products this year.<p>Illuminated beneath each brand's most daring designs, it was hard to ignore the finish that just won 't seem to go away: matte black.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May …

Architecture

Maj Isabelle Olsson, Lead Industrial Designer of Google Glass, on Wearable Technology

“Perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away,” wrote Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. At last …

Wearable Tech

#architecture The La Trobe Istitute for Molecular Science Building By Lyons Architects - Melbourne

#Art and #music by Paul Villinski http://designdautore.blogspot.it/2013/06/for-music-lovers.html

Meccanica: Flexible Open Framework Kitchen Shelves

A lightweight metal framework system works in conjunction with washable fabric panels to create flexible shelving for the kitchen and other rooms in …

http://designdautore.blogspot.it/ Rubber #Duck Sea In 1992 a shipping container filled with rubber ducks was lost at sea. Over 28,000 rubber duckies fell overboard on their way from Japan to the United States. Imagine thousands of rubber ducks floating on the ocean. Many of them have since washed up on the shores of Hawaii, Alaska, South America, Australia and the Pacific Northwest. Others have been found frozen in Arctic ice and made their way to Newfoundland and Scotland. How wonderful to find a rubber duck on shore one day! Perhaps what is more interesting and the key point of this story is it is believed there are over 2,000 of them are caught up in the currents of the North Pacific Gyre. The Gyre is a vortex of water that stretches between Japan and southeast Alaska. It is a vast churning area of water that holds anything that comes into it in a whirlpool for years if not forever. Now imagine thousands of rubber ducks churning around and around in a whirlpool of water for over 20 years.

#sky #freedom

New Typewriter Part Birds by Jeremy Mayer | Colossal

<p>Artist Jeremy Mayer (previously) just completed this beautiful set of swallows using assembled typewriter parts. The pieces required Mayer to find …

Articles about 10 radical ideas improving our environment on Dwell.com - Dwell

In the face of often pessimistic news screens about leaking oil pipelines, clear-cut forests, and unsustainable farming, it’s...<p>We've come a long way since the clawfoot.<p>When Pamela Butz and Jeffrey Klug, principals of Butz + Klug Architecture, began renovating the master bathroom of a …

Environmentally Friendly

Vessel Bathtub Features Hammock Style Bathtub from Splinter Works

<b>Vessel Bathtub</b> features hammock style tub that blends the 2 iconic symbol of relaxation, yes, a hammock and a bathtub. The attractive shape makes …

Wastewater

Think Your Office Is Soulless? Check Out This Amazon Fulfillment Center

When Amazon opened its warehouse in the former coal-mining town of Rugeley, England, residents thought the company might bring brighter economic prospects. As photographer Ben Roberts hopes to show, that’s not exactly what happened.<p>Shining blue and bright above a subterranean labyrinth of hollow …

Cortex: A Conceptual 3D-Printed Exoskeletal Cast by Jake Evill | Colossal

<p>One of the worst aspects of fracturing a bone, other than the excruciating pain and subsequent hospital bill, is the itchy, smelly, plaster cast. …

Surreal Digital Illustrations by Tebe Interesno | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying these digital illustrations by artist Tebe Interesno, who explores a wide variety of themes from surrealism to science fiction. …

Block House: Deformed Facade for Views & Visual Interest

Floating ribbons of concrete wrap a glass volume within, periodically pushed in, out or down to create a connection between the main volume of the …

Architecture

Why Lego Minifigures Have A Hole In Their Heads

To match the bricks? To snap on hats? Nope. In reality, minifigs have been designed to allow air to pass through if lodged in a child’s throat.<p>What do you call cocktail trivia that’s aimed at 10-year-olds? Regardless, Lego’s humanoid minifigures are one of the most iconic toys worldwide, but they …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

Bill Murray

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley13 hours …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Paper towels are not coffee filters.<p>By Beca Grimm2 days agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>The California native's debut album <i>Expectations</i> is …

Man creates 'invisible headphones' by implanting magnets into his ears

A man has implanted magnets into his ears to use as invisible headphones in a remarkable example of DIY transhumanism.<p>Rich Lee, a self-described …

Owning Two of a Certain Object Indicates Your Kids Will Do Well in School. Can You Guess What It Is?

In the original <i>Miami Vice</i> television series, Detective Zito is murdered in Season Three. After learning of his death, co-cops Crockett, Tubbs and …

How is the Exterior of the New Mac Pro Made? Impact Extrusion

Man I can't get over that new Mac Pro. And while we all know the "thermal core" part is made from extruded aluminum, how is the exterior (which is …

True I.D. Stories #3: Get a Job. Any Job!

<i>This is a true story. Descriptions of companies, clients, schools, projects, and designers may be altered and anonymized to protect the</b> …

How pearls get their round shape

We know how oysters make pearls, but how can they be perfectly spherical? A new theory says their remarkable structure allows them to naturally rotate in the shell.<p>One of the most beautiful and impressive of the many and varied defence mechanisms that occur in nature is the creation of pearls – …

Asia

Wood Movement: Why Does Wood Move?

<i>This is the fourth post of an ongoing series about wood. Understanding its nature, the way it moves and changes, and the implications for designers.</i> …

Woodworking

True I.D. Stories #2: Fun in the Sun?

<i>Industrial design is like surgery, auto racing or a military operation in that things can go horribly wrong. And they often do, although no one</i> …

The Best Seat in the House: Windowseat by Mike & Maaike for Haworth

At NeoCon this week, Haworth introduced a new seat by designers Mike & Maaike called Windowseat. The chair is part of their Haworth Collection, a …

From Designing for Manufacture to Designing with Manufacturers, by Jamie Wolfond

<i>We've been fans of Jamie Wolfond's work since he turned up on our radar at RISD Furniture Design's "Transformations" exhibition in Milan last year.</i> …