Rhys Hall

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Nissan and Italdesign Create the 710-HP Nissan GT-R50

Is this an early look at the next GT-R?<p>The Nissan GT-R is still running strong, if a little long, in its 10-year-old body. But this slick gold-on-silver rendering is our closest peek at the next Godzilla, and, we hope, the future of Nissan design. The GT-R50 by Italdesign is a one-off prototype …

Nissan GT-R

Lego launches a safe social network for kids to share their creations

If your child is a budding Lego genius yearning to show off her creative constructions to the world, then Lego has just the place for her to do it. The company behind the iconic bricks has just launched a new social network made for kids under 13. Called Lego Life, it's designed to let kids connect …

Here’s Alphabet’s Pitch To “Smart”-ify Your City

Google’s sister company Sidewalk Labs wants to insert itself into America’s urban transportation infrastructure. Here are the documents that show how it could happen.<p>In April, a team of representatives from Sidewalk Labs — a subsidiary of Alphabet, which is also Google’s parent company — visited …

Science Proves What Dale Carnegie Knew All Along About Motivation

Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success.<p>Dale Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success. He was a master of self-improvement and ever the optimist. The guy behind the whole "you get a lemon, make lemonade" logic also said:<p>"People rarely …

Employee Engagement

Tech companies fetishize simple design—and it’s making us dumb

It took me about five minutes to figure out the New York Times app on my smartphone. As Android apps go, this is a relatively long time—with many others, I’ve been up and running in under a minute. This particular app, though, offers complete access to every section and every article published by …

Google Docs

Kenchikukagu: 3 tiny portable rooms from Japan that open like a suitcase

Many of us associate Japan with robots and gadgets, but few of us have ever seen small and abstract boxes transform into elegant and practical …

Portable

8 Key Components of Technology Roadmaps

A technology roadmap (also known as an IT roadmap) is a document which outlines the plan to reach short-term and long-term goals through the use of technology solutions. This type of roadmap typically provides key information which helps organizations make better decisions around technology …

Here Are the Netflix Codes for Categories Geeks Will Find Helpful

What Pantone's Colors of 2016 Mean for the Future of Design

Ryan Russell, <i>Pennsylvania State University</i><p>Shades of pink and blue: for the first time, Pantone has chosen a blending of two colors. 'Landscape' via www.shutterstock.com<p>Pantone, the global authority on color standards for the design industries, recently announced its colors of the year for 2016: …

Architizer

Opinion: Apple’s real cash pile is 99% smaller than you think

You’re one of millions of loyal Apple stockholders. And if there’s anything you love more than your new iPhone 6s, it’s the huge $203 billion in …

Finance

Parametric Design, The Curvilign Bench by Clément Loyer

Parametric Design, the Curvilign Bench, a product and interior design concept by Clément Loyer.<p>Clément Loyer is a young architecture student at ENSA …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Leadership

The Sweet Adventures of a 2-Year-Old Girl and Her Adorable Pet Pig

2-year-old Libby and her 3-month-old pet pig Pearl have a friendship that's unbelievably adorable. Pearl, a teacup pig, became a part of the Bonnie household in January as an early birthday present for Libby. The two quickly bonded and soon became inseparable, constantly playing and cuddling with …

Artless Concept City e-Bike by Marco Schembri

<b>Artless concept city e-bike</b> has been designed for Lombardo brand, it’s a bike with pedal assistance consist of a variable frame cross-section made of …

Carbon Fiber

5 Amazing Architectural Experiments Shaped by Science

Early modernist architects were fascinated by gigantic grain silos, sleek steam-liners and smooth aircraft fuselages. They were inspired by objects that embodied the 20th century’s technological progress: unadorned curves and surfaces for a high-speed and functional age. While automobiles and jumbo …

Physics

Three Red Dot Award Winners that Keep it Simple and Doable

The Red Dot Awards winner's page is usually a fun look at some out-there ideas. But among this year's batch of winners, it's the …

Product Design

Abstract Typographic Experiments

Anthony James put together a series of amazing abstract typographic experiments that are really inspiring. I am really motivated to play with some of …

Typography

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

The First Practical Invisibility Cloak Is Here

And you can make one yourself.<p>At long last, a practical invisibility cloak is here. But the Rochester Cloak is not some futuristic, sci-fi belt, or a wizard’s cape: it’s just a clever configuration of standard lenses that bend light around an object, hiding that object in plain sight. That could …

Bio-Based Solar Panels That Could Run On Dirt And Plants

An inspiring design aims to get rid of the expensive and toxic materials used to make solar panels today, and replace it with something a lot more natural.<p>What if solar panels could be dirt, plants, and batteries rather than the expensive and often toxic chemicals and heavy metals used today?<p>That’s …

Is This What Urban Buildings Will Look Like In 2050?

With internal farms, walls that convert CO2 to oxygen, and even the ability to personalize itself based on your DNA, this concept for the building of the future is a sight to behold.<p>Editor’s Note<p>Read more amazing visions of the future in our Futurist Forum.<p>2050 is far enough off to imagine the …

Homeostatic Façade System • Materia

A self-regulating façade system designed by architects in the USA automatically adjusts to suit changing exterior environments, such as sunlight and …

Delightfully Simple Animation Shows Kids Why Design Matters

How do you get young people thinking about design? Such a task requires first explaining what design is, exactly, which can be tricky even for adults to grasp. The meaning of design is made delightfully simple in “Shape,” a wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for …

Design

Super Docking Brooklyn Navy Yard: Living Infrastructure to Seamlessly Connect Land And Water

On an urban industrial site in Brooklyn, New York, Super Docking by <b>Nurhan Gokturk</b>, imagines a self-sustained working waterfront as a center for clean …

Shenzhen Energy Mansion / BIG

<b>Shenzhen</b> Energy Mansion – SEM is <b>BIG</b>’s proposal for an invited competition, organized by Shenzhen Energy Company. The skyscraper proposal is the …

Michael Schumacher Tower / LAVA

Designed by <b>Lava</b> – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, the Michael Schumacher Tower is developed as a prototypical design translating brand values …

Low-Cost House: Hybrid Home of Cheap Cargo Containers

A low budget and a rat infestation were just a few of the many stumbling blocks standing in the way of creating this low-cost home for a low-income …