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Solar-Skinned Buildings On The Rise

<b>Published on</b> July 26th, 2013 | <i>by Nicholas Brown</i><p>5<p>Solar-Skinned Buildings On The Rise<p>July 26th, 2013 by <b>Nicholas Brown</b><p>Architects led by Norman Foster …

Shuttle Launch Captured in Amazing High Def by Cameras on the Rocket Boosters

When the Space Shuttle <i>Atlantis</i> launched on June 8th, 2011 it marked the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. The video above harkens back to that …

Geometric Japanese-inspired Jewelry from Nylon Sky

UK jewelry brand Nylon Sky, currently based between London and Barcelona, began in 2010 with a love of geometric patterns and laser cutting. Evolving …

Ready-wear Eye Tech

Moving from a conceptual stage to an actual Pilot product, the Recon Jet – Heads-up Display (HUD) for Sports, is a highly anticipated wearable …

This fluorescent installation entitled Through Hollow Lands was created in 2012 by the duo LILIENTHAL/ ZAMORA at the Frye Art Museum in…

This fluorescent installation entitled Through Hollow Lands was created in 2012 by the duo LILIENTHAL/ ZAMORA at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.

Stop Buttoning the Bottom Button of Your Jacket

There's no excuse.<p>There is a scourge upon us. (Actually, there are a number of scourges upon us, with new ones raising their heads each day. But this is one that we can actually fix.) Guys the world over have forgotten a cardinal rule of dressing themselves: Don't button the bottom button of your …

Jackets

Why smartwatches are the real future of mobile payments

<i>Skooks Pong is SVP of technology at Synapse.</i><p>It’s no secret that while smartphone adoption in the U.S. continues to rise – now accounting for 57 percent of the mobile market according to comScore – rollout of in-store mobile payments has been slow and fragmented. Some experts attribute it to …

Denim Shorts For Every Style Personality

Summer denim to match your personal style<p>From preppy to edgy, we've rounded up the perfect denim shorts to match your personal style

Mega Cities

A smarter way to stop hunger

We have the ability to feed the world, but we must use all the resources, technology and science we have to make sure we feed people in need, says food bank head Catherine d’Amato.<p>Hunger is a justice issue, says Catherine d’Amato, President and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank. We should use the …

Agriculture

Two Green Smoothie Recipes using Kale and Spinach

I am loving my Vitamix to make green smoothies. I am back to my healthy self again, which means all out exercise. It took me about three weeks to …

The interestingly chaotic work of Chiharu Shiota. 

FAA ready to ease restrictions on in-flight gadgets, WSJ reports

Panel of experts envision a world with "gate to gate" device use<p>The Federal Aviation Administration is preparing to loosen current restrictions on the use of personal electronics on planes, more than year after the agency announced plans to reconsider its gadget ban. According to the <i>Wall Street</i> …

A Striking Sculpture Of Used Clothing Questions Our Consuming Ways

Kaarina Kaikkonen says her most recent installation, <i>Are We Still Going On?</i>, is “about all of us as human beings.” Which is an ambitious place to begin. More specifically: “We are all in the same boat, and the boat is our environment. So if we do not take care of it, we cannot go on. Or can we go on …

Art

Wooden Bike Perfection

Beech plywood frames, solid seats and pinstriped tires give the WOOD.b series of street bikes a somewhat vintage feel but seamless joints, steel …

Andy Warhol Goes to China - The Fox Is Black

It was to be a “disco trip” to Hong Kong. The year was 1982, and 54-year-old pop artist and international art star Andy Warhol was visiting China for …

Portable Amazing Humidifier Uses a Bottle of Water to Humidify Your Room

There are many small, compact, hassle-free humidifiers out there, but Portable <b>Amazing Humidifier</b> looks like really convenient. When you travel a lot, …

Industrial Design

Another Brick In The Wall

As our USB sticks keep getting smaller, chances of us losing them in our bags and backpacks keep getting higher. This inverse proportion can be …

A Glimpse of the Future: Myriad by SANA Hotels

This month we head to Portugal for a Destination Design that lands us by the Tagus River in Eastern Lisbon to a hotel that’s all about business and …

Hospitality

Architectural Vision of the Future : Aquapolitain by HWANG Tzy-Lung Stefan

Cities were first built at the water’s edge to benefit from its beneficence, but some are nowadays threatened by rising sea level and their lands …

Hyping Hypercars: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari vs. 2014 McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno

Three high priests of the sports-car realm reveal their own golden calves.<p>Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every gray March, is modestly sized, and the automaker stands are, by regulation, relatively small. The scene is …

Sports Cars

Nanotechnology and religion: a complex relationship

In the science fiction short story Halo, a panel of Muslim scholars discuss a strip of bacon made by a "molecular assembler", a device capable of …

Rainy Day Design Flaw: Why Aren't Umbrellas Better Integrated with Cars?

I'm currently in rainy North Carolina, where Tropical Storm Andrea has me scurrying about my rental car with an umbrella—and getting soaked every …

North Carolina

“Squishy” Chairs by New Colony Furniture

“Squishy” is the best way that I can describe these chairs by Annie Evelyn of Brooklyn-based company New Colony Furniture. We first stumbled on one …

Furniture

Eye Candy: Eric Paré's Amazing 360° Stop-Motion Photography Technique

Montreal-based photographer Eric Paré of Timecode Lab has been experimenting with hybrid light-painting and stop-motion photography for some time …

Stop Motion

Go Nuts!

The ZGRYZ (Polish for “bite”) nutcracker uses a geared lever mechanism to swiftly crush even the hardest nut shells without requiring a herculean …

Razer Blade 14 review: Slim gaming powerhouse brings great battery life - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Razer Blade 14</b> has a slim design with a powerful combination of fourth-gen quad-core Intel processor and Nvidia graphics; battery life is strong, too.<p><b>The Bad</b> A lackluster low-resolution, nontouch display doesn't fit the high-end design. The baseline 128GB SSD for $1,800 isn’t sufficient …

Consumer Tech