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A Zen House Divided In Two Separate Volumes Linked By A Bridge

It’s hard to separate work from home, especially when you actually have an office at home. However, if you’re serious about it, there are ways to …

Adult Coloring Book Combined with Journaling Offers Multiple Forms of Relief in One Notebook

Over the past year, we've admired many coloring books for adults. Their relaxing qualities make them an ideal way to unwind from the stresses of daily life. The makers of the ColoringNotebook have taken this idea a step further by joining the joy of coloring with notebook paper. This dynamic …

Archives

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 …

Mockups

Prefab-ulous!

75 years of experience with steel processing is used to craft this prefab shelter designed down to last detail. The only choice left to the customer …

Pile: A Place to Host Your Friends in Small Spaces

When you live in a small space, you know how hard it is to host more than one or two friends over to hang out or to have dinner. Michal Blutrich …

This Clock Doesn’t Just Tell You The Time, It Makes You Work For It

The Albert Clock, now raising funds on Kickstarter, gives you mathematical equations and lets you calculate the time.<p>The clock that just won’t move fast enough is a mandatory opening scene in any high school sitcom, but it’s also the inspiration behind the Albert Clock, designed by product designer …

This Huge Work of Street Art Looks Like a Hole to the Center of Earth

There’s a new portal to hell in Paris.<p>If a screaming-fast meteor were to punch a hole through the planet, you might get a scene resembling this new piece of street art in Paris.<p>The virtual abyss, whose cliff “walls” are rimmed with hellish red akin to incandescent rock, was made by Germany’s 1010, …

Art

Paris' tallest housing block in over 40 years is clad with gold and silver metal

These two metal-clad towers featuring stepped forms and angular balconies were designed to prove that, after years of skyscraper restrictions in …

‘Pebble Time’ Breaks Kickstarter Records, Raises $1 Million In Under 1 Hour

<b>The new</b> ‘Pebble Time’ smartwatch has managed to set a new Kickstarter record, raising US$1 million in just 49 minutes.<p><b>The Pebble Time,</b> a follow-up to …

Wearable Tech

sony project morpheus brings virtual reality to playstation 4 in 2016

mar 11, 2018<p>once again hosting the debuts of the world's most extravagant car designs, designboom lists the TOP 10 futuristic and conceptual cars at …

This Awesome Reflective House Mirrors The Forest Around It

If you want to live in the middle of the forest, chances are, you don’t want to obscure the pristine views of your natural surroundings with a big house. The Poland-based architects at Reform created a chameleon-like house that blends right into the forest.<p>The ground floor of the two-story Izabelin …

Carlsberg Will Soon Serve Its Beer In ‘World’s First’ Biodegradable Bottle

<b>Danish brewer Carlsberg</b> may be switching its iconic glass bottles to the “world’s first fully biodegradable bottle” for its products.<p><b>The company</b> is …

Biodegradation

Google takes next step towards Project Ara modular phone launch

<b>News:</b> Google has unveiled a new prototype of its modular smartphone with swappable components, which the project's design head Gadi Amit says will …

More "Playable Art" from John Edmark: Interactive Kinetic Sculptures

You've seen John Edmark's trippy Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures, which bring animation to 3D-printed pieces via a turntable. For those of you who've …

What Corporate Logos Would Look Like If You Shrank Them

Responsive web design is all the rage. What if logo design were handled the same way? Would you still recognize that Levi’s sign?<p>What would the logos of your favorite companies look like if they were responsively designed? The Responsive Logos project by Joe Harrison first takes the logos of …

Charming Little 'Upside Down House' Delights Locals In Russia

<b>In a place</b> called Krasnoyarsk in Russia, a unique upside down house has been built for local residents and tourists.<p><b>This</b> one-of-a-kind house has …

Russia

Ambulance Drone could deliver life-saving equipment "within one minute"

<b>News:</b> a TU Delft graduate has presented an unmanned aerial vehicle with built-in defibrillation equipment, which could fly to a patient suffering …

Workout Computer by Bless keeps you fit while you type

<b>Istanbul Design Biennial 2014:</b> Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss are presenting a computer with a keyboard made of punching bags at the Istanbul biennial …

A Concept, Shell-Like House That Uses Tidal Waves To Generate Electricity

<b>Architect and designer</b> Margot Krasojević has unveiled a concept, futuristic shell-like house that is designed to be located at a beach, which uses …

Renewable Energy

The Bike Fits In A Backpack, So It’s Super Easy To Bring On Trips (Some Assembly Required)

This design envisions a bicycle that can be simply assembled or taken apart in 10 minutes. Hope you’re good with a socket wrench.<p>If you’ve ever brought a bike along on a flight or packed up the parts to ship across the country, you know that trying to move a bike around is expensive. It also tends …

An Office That ‘Hides Itself’ After Work To Stop Employees From Staying Late

<b>By day</b>, Amsterdam design studio Heldergroen is a typical workspace. However, by night, the desks “disappears” and the space is used for other …

Employment

Gravity Sketch Tablet Lets You Draw In Mid-Air

It lets you draw in 2-D and manipulate your design in 3-D.<p>We’re stuck in an awkward spot. We can manufacture nearly any 3-D product we’d like. But these objects are trapped behind the 2-D computer screen we design them in.<p>One solution is to 3-D print a plastic mock up. A more efficient solution is …

smart's dancing traffic light entertains waiting pedestrians

apr 30, 2018<p>the staircase unfurls at the 1st-floor level, as if reuniting with its vast family of arboreal brethren in green park opposite.<p>the …

San Fernando Valley

cliff house by modscape suspended above the australian ocean

sep 09, 2014<p><b>cliff house by modscape suspended above the australian ocean</b><br>image © modscape<p><b>prefabricated architecture specialists modscape have planned</b> …

Prefab Homes

An Office Design So Livable You Might Just Move In

With a climbing wall, swimming pool, kitchen, and garden for employees, this design in Austria upends any semblance of work-life balance.<p>Most of us spend at least half of our waking hours at work, but we don’t usually think of the office as a “living” space–life is something that happens after …

Swimming Pools

A Motorcycle Fueled By Bacon Is Sizzling Down America’s Highways

Because bacon brands are struggling to find outlandish things that haven’t been done to bacon yet.<p>Bacon is one of those foods that elicits passionate responses–you are either absolutely obsessed with it or you hate it. That leaves bacon brands with the challenge of taking the love of bacon so many …

Bacon

These Stackable Sleeping Pods Will Save Your Next Music Festival

One Belgian inventor has come up with a way to house festival-goers that isn’t just tents in a muddy field.<p>If you don’t book a room in advance, finding a place to sleep at popular, multi-day music festivals can be pretty tricky. Camping takes preparation, and the planning-averse leave it until the …

Music Festivals

About AIX

The Ashesi Innovation Experience (AIX) is a two (2) week-long enrichment program, which targets senior high school students in Ghana and beyond, and …

High School

These Floating Vertical Farms Are Designed To Bring Local Food To The Densest Urban Areas

A system of floating towers could provide more room for agriculture in places where farms won’t fit.<p>As one of the densest countries in the world, with nearly 20,000 people per square mile, Singapore doesn’t really have room for farms. Almost all of the food there is imported from …

Aquaponics