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Redesigned 2D Lamps Continue to Mesmerize with 3D Optical Illusions

Last year, we marveled over the BULBING, a stunning series of optical illusion lamps by Studio Cheha. Now, they're back with a revamp of their popular lantern, which continues to fool your eye into thinking that the flattened design is actually in three dimensions. The first iteration of the …

Vintage

This Smartphone Anti-Slip Solution Has the Best Kickstarter Video Ever

…and the product's only a dollar, for chrissakes<p>I've often lamented that the iPhone is a beautifully-crafted object that we must hide inside a …

The coolest design for a school ever!!! If you don't see it, your not a Star Wars fan. #starwars http://t.co/JYG6Vuuond

Death To Lazily-Cooked Home Fries, Long Live Hash Browns

Let’s face it, home fries suck.<p>Now, before you scream at me, I’m not talking about the two out of ten times you get home fries with your breakfast (notice I said “get” not “order”) and they’re actually lovingly-cooked to order. Tender on the inside and crisped on all sides, maybe even incorporated …

Monterey Auctions Day 3: Ferraris Rule Again, Joined By McQueen’s 930 and Ickx’s 956

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The Best Looks From the 2015 Teen Choice Awards

Hollywood's chicest celebs walk the turquoise carpet.<p>Stylish occasions aren't just for the established veterans of the celebrity crowd. See all the fashionable looks as Hollywood's chicest young stars hit the turquoise carpet in California at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards.

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE - Official Cast Photo & Alan Tudyk Joins Cast

2016 Discovery Sport is the best value in Land Rover lineup

The 2016 Discovery Sport, which goes on sale this spring, marks a new direction for Land Rover. It's part of what will become the Discovery sub-brand that is aimed at versatility while Range Rover models focus on refinement. Both model ranges will share Land Rover's tradition of offering …

Architizer

Incredible Compact Device Simulates Changing Weather Forecast In Real-Time

Software engineer Ken Kawamoto has invented a device that allows you to see a high-tech simulation of the weather forecast right on your own desktop. The Tempescope is a small translucent box that is capable of downloading meteorological information off the internet from a wireless remote that …

Weather

Zagato Honors Maserati With Stunning Mostro Sports Car At Villa d’Este--Photo Update

Coachbuilder and design house Zagato has a history of unveiling stunning concepts at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, held annually on the …

British tuner Kahn reveals the Flying Huntsman pickup

British tuner Kahn has done many things to many Land Rover products in the past – some tasteful, some rather less so. Here is the company's latest, the Flying Huntsman 105 Pick Up.<p>As you have correctly deduced, the definitely-not-hilariously-mispronounceable Huntsman started life as a Defender …

Automotive Design

Turns Out Airplane 'Oxygen Masks' Aren't Exactly Filled With Oxygen

Frequent travelers know that in the event of changes in cabin air pressure, one must put on his or her own oxygen mask before helping others. But have you ever wondered what's actually inside that thing?<p>We wondered too, after the fine folks at io9 pointed out that oxygen masks can be made with …

Top Gear Dropout: Producer Andy Wilman Throws in the Towel

It almost felt inevitable: Longtime <i>Top Gear</i> executive producer Andy Wilman, who alongside Jeremy Clarkson rescued the show from obscurity 13 years ago, has officially resigned, the BBC confirms.<p>Wilman’s resignation perhaps doesn’t come as a surprise: An internal email from the producer was leaked …

Top Gear

Star Wars: Battlefront Won't "Feel Like or Play Like" Battlefield, Producer Says

Following the official announcement of DICE's Star Wars: Battlefront shooter last week, some gamers have begun voicing their concerns that it's nothing more than a "re-skin" of the Swedish developer's most famous franchise, Battlefield. Now, one DICE producer has spoken out to challenge that …

Star Wars: Battlefront

The Five Essential Bags Every Serious Traveler Needs

If you're gonna jetset around the world multiple times a year every year, you're going to need some serious gear. This hobby practically requires a bag fetish.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy.<p>There's no right or wrong bag, but certain types of bags definitely prove useful, over and over. …

Range Rover Pickup Truck by Startech - Photo Gallery

Startech's Range Rover truck promises muscle, uniqueness, exclusivity, and plenty of room for your caged falcons.<p>With a widebody kit, lots of carbon fiber trim, 23-inch wheels, 526 hp, and a custom pickup-bed conversion, Startech's Range Rover truck promises muscle, uniqueness, exclusivity, and …

Here's how 'Ex Machina' made a robot that looks unlike any you've seen before

Look at "Her," "Big Hero 6," "Chappie," and the upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and it seems there's no limit to how storytelling can implement our curiosity towards soulless devices programed to have all the (good and bad) traits of humans.<p>So when screenwriter Alex Garland ("28 Days Later," …

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Acura NSX Designer On Muscle Cars, Zaha Hadid, and Shoes

When Acura charged Michelle Christensen with designing the exterior of the 2016 Acura NSX—the resurrection of the game-changing supercar and the brand’s halo car—she turned her gaze to nature for inspiration. “When I was younger I drew people and animals and trees,” she says. “Even in car design, …

Classic Cars

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Meet The Nike Air Max Zero, A Shoe 29 Years In The Making

Recently, Nike Design Director Graeme McMillan rescued a sketch from the Department of Nike Archives, where it had been sitting since 1987. Drawn by Nike’s legendary lead designer Tinker Hatfield, the sketch was for the Nike Air Max Zero, a concept that eventually evolved into the brand’s …

A Side-by-side Comparison of the First and Last Frames of 55 Movies | Colossal

<p>Filmmaker Jacob T. Swinney edited this phenomenal montage of the beginning and ending frames of 55 different movies shown side-by-side. Perhaps it’s …

Thunderbolt: An Aston Martin Vanquish Customized by Henrik Fisker

At the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (which is sort of an East Coast riposte to California’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance), designer Henrik Fisker and California tuning company Galpin Auto Sports unveiled the Thunderbolt, a custom based on the Aston Martin Vanquish.<p>Fisker and Galpin have …

Thunderbolt

The Perfect Office - Podo Camera, Logitech Daedalus Apex Mouse and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

New in the Shop: Beautifully Abstract City Maps by Jazzberry Blue

Using bold colors and geometric forms, artist Jazzberry Blue creates abstract maps of some of the world's most famous cities. He's made these modern maps, that have that mid-century modern look to them, for almost every city you can think of including Chicago, Milan, and Berlin. The self-taught …

Maps

The Five Mother Sauces Every Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The five sauces every home cook should know how to make and customize.</i><p>In the 19th century, Marie-Antoine Carême anointed Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, …