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A Table That Charges Your iPhone

Designer Marjan van Aubel’s Current project, based on photosynthesis, uses a solar-powered table to charge electronics.<p>Think of the new project from London-based designer Marjan van Aubel as a multiplication table. Utilizing a dye-sensitised solar cell, which absorbs light in a fashion similar to …

Clean Energy

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

European Union

The 10 Best Cars Designed by Bertone

Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of bankruptcy. Its history includes some of the greatest automotive designs ever committed to sheetmetal. Let's revisit 10 favorites from the company's epic highlight reel.<p>Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of …

Charming Shelves Give Illusion of Floating Paper

If you love a good illusion, you'll get a kick out of these cleverly designed shelves! They look like a gust of wind has suddenly caused a stack of blank, white paper to blow through your house! Japanese design studio YOY is behind <i>Blow</i>, white shelves formed by bending A4 size thin steel plates into …

Lyon

The Sound of Taste: Slow-Motion Spice Bag Explosions Synchronized with Music | Colossal

<p>Just a few weeks ago we shared Sarah Schoenfeld’s visual interpretation of recreational drugs, and today we have a cinematic interpretation of taste …

OKSA: Branch Inspired Fireplace Tools

Oksa is a set of fireplace tools made of tubular steel, keeping them light and easy to carry. Oksa, which means “branch” in Finnish, was created by …

The Most Futuristic Products at CES 2014

<b>A Metallic Tree of Samsung's New Curved UHD TVs</b><p>Technology is one of the biggest drivers of advancement for the human race and CES is the place to see all the latest and greatest in consumer electronics. For just a few days, exhibitors, industry analysts, investors, and media all converge in one …

CES

Self-Portraits Explore Fragmented Distortions of Reality

Created by photographer Cornelia Hediger, <i>Doppelgnger</i> (which means “double walker” in German) and <i>Doppelgnger II</i> are a beautiful exploration of the self in relation to the world around us. Inspired by the many fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, the Switzerland-based artist pieces together multiple …

Art

Getting Hired: To Work at Ziba, Be Honest, Show Process and Sweat the Details

<i>This post is part of our Getting Hired interviews, in which we solicited job-seeking advice from key hiring personnel at LUNAR, IDEO, Philips, BMW</i> …

ABOUT TIME Clock

<i>About Time</i> is a minimalist clock that tells the time in a whimsical way by rolling around the table. Design by <b>Sander Mulder</b>.<p><b>About Time Clock</b>, …

Modern Multifunctional Desk

Reminiscent of rolltop desks from the early 1900s, this take on the multifunctional cabinet desk incorporates modern amenities like integrated LED …

Absurd Animated Portraits by Romain Laurent | Colossal

<p>As a way to temporarily break free from a routine of personal and commercial projects, photographer Romain Laurent (previously) challenged himself …

Did Polaroid Screw Up The Real-Life Instagram Camera?

Polaroid copies Instagram copying Polaroid, poorly.<p>Polaroid’s story over the past decade or so has been an ironic one, to say the least. Buffeted on all sides by cheap digital cameras and smartphones, the instant camera maker opted to stop production of its iconic analog camera and instant film …

Salt and Pepper Shakers Feature Transparent Body and Ergonomic Design

This is stylish and trendy salt and pepper shakers design. The main feature lies in its shape, the body is ergonomically designed for easy handling …

The Gazel Hanger Might Actually Make You Want to Hang Up Your Clothes

We're no stranger to innovative clothes hanger designs. This time, we've been turned on to a design that consists a lot more than what meets the eye. …

Elegant, Glossy Wave Piano Design Inspired by Waves

A modern piano design, it’s 5-meter long futuristic concept piano inspired by waves. It’s been awhile since we heard from Apostol Tnokovski, this …