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Equip Slab – Font Family by Hoftype

Equip Slab – Typeface.<p><b>Equip Slab</b> is a hardline serif font family created in 2013 by type designer Dieter Hofrichter (Font Publisher: Hoftype). It’s …

Instapainting Turns Your Photos Into Hand-Painted Oil Paintings On The Cheap

Surprise! It’s Valentine’s Day, the stealthiest of all the holidays. Sneaks up on you, doesn’t it?<p>If you’re trying to get a gift today, you… might be a bit short on options. Will you go with the gas station teddy bear? The twice-crushed box of chocolates? A bouquet of acceptable-looking roses for …

Google Is Making A Land Grab For The Internet Of Things

Before this past December, when Google acquired seven robotics companies back-to-back, the company’s ambitions in the “Internet of Things” space looked as detailed as a freshly started jigsaw puzzle.<p>But with its last three acquisitions — Boston Dynamics, Nest and DeepMind — it seems like Google is …

Swiss Company Turns Cremated Human Remains Into Diamonds

Algordanza compresses ashes into what they call “memorial diamonds,” letting people live second lives as precious jewelry.<p>History is filled with rich rulers who were buried blinged-out in emeralds, diamonds, and other precious gems. But it’s only recently that humans themselves can literally become …

Chemistry

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

Articles about space saving wood paneled apartment manhattan on Dwell.com - Dwell

Faced with the challenge of a diminutive New York apartment in desperate need of a refresh, architect Tim Seggerman went straight...<p>Five ways to open up a space to give yourself some breathing room.<p>You may think that paneled walls means dark and dated, but these spaces show that they can be …

Best Architecture Posts of 2013

10. LEGO Architecture Studio Kit<br>LEGO expanded their popular LEGO Architecture series with the release of a toolkit that lets you embrace your own …

Parents Recreate Famous Film Scenes with Cardboard Boxes and Their Baby Boy

I don’t have kids just yet, so I can’t say from experience, but it seems one of the benefits of having a child is the ability to feature the adorable …

Teacher Vows to Complete Doodles on Student's Exams

Redditor Squeezymo is a teacher at an all-girls Catholic school in Bangkok, Thailand who has vowed to complete or add to any drawings that students leave on homework assignments or exams. The quirky educator manages to add drawings and text in red ink to the young pupils' doodles, turning them into …

Capture the Color of Anything with the SwatchMate Cube

You know how when you’re out and about and you run across a color you want to remember for something? Say you want to use it in a design or to paint …

Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …

Falling in love with AI virtual assistants: a creepy love affair nearer than you think

"I've never loved anyone the way I've loved you," swoons Joaquin Phoenix, in the movie <i>Her</i>. Being a Hollywood production, you might think he's …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Articles about 7 fantastic backyard buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer …

A Kit To Build Your Own Computer Controls

What if you could snap together a customized desktop of knobs, sliders, and buttons as easily as building with Legos?<p>Touch screens and gesture technologies can seem like the end-all-be-all of interface. But they aren’t. You only need look so far as MIT or Disney Research to see that in the digital …

Make Your Own Computer For $99

The new DIY computer kit from Kano delivers everything you need to build a computer, make music, hack games, and start coding<p>For most of us, the inner-workings of a MacBook Air remain a pleasant, whirring mystery. That is until, something goes horribly south and we realize we need a Genius to fix …

Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

Personal circuit printer surpasses Kickstarter goal in one day

You’re playing a game on an obscure old gaming system when the controller breaks. What do you do? The obvious answer could soon be “print a new …

Free Creatorica Yellowstone UI Pack v1.0

Yellowstone – Free PSD User Interface Set.<p>‘Yellowstone’ is Creatorica‘s first free user interface pack created for mobile devices, especially for …

Introducing The First-Ever Desktop Wire Bender

What could be better than 3-D printing? How about a tabletop printer that bends steel?<p>3-D printing can theoretically build anything you can imagine. Theoretically. But when designers at Pensa were prototyping a stylish chair with spindly legs, they discovered a problem: Since the printing was …

Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

Here's a scary statistic: In 2007, 87 percent of households in the U.S. used air conditioning, compared to just 11 percent of households in Brazil …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to …

thingCHARGER Is A Clutter-Free Charger For Multiple Devices

A lack of power outlets, messy wires and multiple kinds of charging accessories — the woes of charging multiple devices at once present a headache that is familiar to many.<p>In steps thingCHARGER, a new charging solution that transforms any regular US power outlet into a charging station for up to …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Wearable Tech

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …

Boston Dynamics puts AlphaDog through more field training, teaches Atlas robot to hike over rocks

Boston Dynamics' sprinting WildCat robot isn't the only autonomous machine it's letting roam the great outdoors: AlphaDog is still trudging through the wilderness too. A flurry of updates to the firm's YouTube channel reveal that the four-legged robot (officially known as the LS3) has been …