Shelby Cooksley

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This Dinner Plate Cleans Itself

Hate doing dishes? So do we. Luckily, this remarkable plate could make that job a thing of the past.<p>Doing the dishes stinks, and even expensive dishwashers designed for the task don’t make the job all that easy. But a new self-cleaning plate and bowl, developed by the Swedish design studio Tomorrow …

Atoms

Can These Toys Teach Kids Empathy?

How a learning exercise for the visually impaired evolved into a new toolkit that could help children unlock compassion.<p>Empathy–when you inhabit a feeling with someone–is considered one of the most important traits to teach a child. But empathy isn’t something you can dial up on demand. It’s …

Kids

This Photo Booth Only Snaps Pics When You Smooch

Grab the Mistletoe and head into The Thermobooth, where the camera only snaps a photo when you get grabby.<p>For decades now, the photo booth has been a potent dating wunderkabinet: both the perfect place to steal a kiss, and the best way to capture it. The Thermobooth is a new spin on the photo booth …

Photography

2013 Year in Review: DIY – Make it Modern

DIY Minimal Leather Stool Cover<br>Make it Modern begins with a bang by repurposing an old side table/stool and giving it new life by creating a minimal …

Haute Fashion Developed From NASA Photographs

What happens when you print Hubble images onto fine silk? We remember that we’re all made of star stuff.<p><i>“All of the rocky and metallic material we stand on, the iron in our blood, the calcium in our teeth, the carbon in our genes were produced billions of years ago in the interior of a red giant</i> …

Universe