watches
A Dozen Watches Which Cost More Than Your House

Shelter? A warm hearth and roof over your head? Who needs any of that when you can blow a half million quid on swanky, hyper-complicated timepieces like these? Even if they don't keep perfect time, our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 of the most intricate examples to date. Read More >>

design
A Dozen Technologies Frozen Mid-Splosion

As any mechanic — or conversely, six year old — can tell you, the need to disassemble things is one of our most base impulses because, well, how else would we see how stuff works? Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 such instances that toe the line between destruction and art. Read More >>

design
15 Ophthalmological Marvels That Make Your Eyesight as Clear as Your Hindsight

They may look as ridiculous as they sound, but Phoropters are essential eye-doctoring devices. These overgrown binoculars help optometrists measure an individual's refractive error, more commonly known as your eyeglass prescription, since the 19th Century. Our friends at Oobject have collected the very best examples of phoropters since the Victorian Era. Read More >>

design
Is There Anything Space Balloons Can't Do?

When you're millions of miles from Earth, things need to work—the first time. So rather than rely on failure-pone mechanical systems, these space instruments utilise miniature atmospheres for their protection. Our friends at Oobject have collected the dozen best examples of space inflatables. Read More >>

architecture
You'll Never Recognise These 12 Rebuilt Cities

Regardless of the severity of the damage, a city rarely stay destroyed—even Chernobyl will be resettled eventually. And if these 12 reconstructed urban landscapes are any example, when it does get rebuilt, you'll want to double check the address. Read More >>

photography
Slit-Scan Photographs Make for Psychedelic Photo Finishes

Slit-scan photography works much like a rolling shutter does—the sensor continually collects image data but the shutter never actually closes, hence its use in determining a "photo finish"—whatever crosses the camera's view first, appears first in the photo set. Or at least that's how its supposed to work. Read More >>

olympics
How Were These Ever Considered Olympic Events?

Ribbon Dancing, Synchronised Diving, Curling? These Olympic events push the definition of "sport" nearly to its breaking point but aren't even close to the oddest in the Games' 116 year history. Our friends at Oobject have assembled twelve contests that take the gold for absurdity. Read More >>

design
11 Incredible Escape Pods

Seriously, it's always the slowest ones that go down with the ship/flying aircraft carrier/Death Star. That's why our friends at Oobject have assembled the 12 best ways to bail out—and fast. Read More >>

military
Your Spidey Sense Ain't Got Nothin' on These Early Warning Systems

The days of putting your ear to the ground detect approaching cavalry are over. Now nations sport systems like the Iron Dome, THAAD radar, and these nine all-seeing early warning systems from our friends at Oobject. Really, there's no use hiding. Read More >>

space
12 Reasons Why the USSR Never Got to the Moon

While the Saturn V made headlines shuttling American astronauts to the moon, the Soviet N1 rocket was made famous for a slightly different reason—when it blew up on takeoff it resulted in the largest, non-nuclear, man-made explosion of all time. This week's Oobject showcases the N1 and 11 other pieces of Soviet Moon tech used in the USSR's failed moon shot. Read More >>

design
15 Super-Secret Bases (That Everybody Seems to Know About)

Unless you stick your HQ on the moon or in Norway, you're going to need to hide it better than these guys did. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 15 of the most obvious secret locations on Earth. Read More >>

design
12 Human Cocoons

See, unlike human-centipedes, human-caterpillars spin gorgeous human-cocoons like these to protect themselves as they grow into human-butterflies. It's the circle of life and it moves us all. Read More >>

design
How to Cram an Entire Room into a Box

Somewhere in the grey area between architecture and gadgets lies the room-in-a box—an unholy chimera of comfortable seating and multi-tool functionality. Our friends at Oobject have assembled twelve of the best-designed examples of these portable domiciles. Read More >>

design
12 Awesome Designs from the Guy Who Invented the Jambox

From the looks of it, Swiss-born Yves Behar may have beaten Apple at its own minimalist design game. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 of his best creations. Read More >>

watch this
The 12 (Actually 13) Most Awesome GoPro Videos So Far

Man, you really can strap a Go Pro to just about anything, can't you? Our friends at Oobject have assembled twelve of the most creative uses the versatile camera. Read More >>

design
Nine Timeless Monuments Photobombed By the Modern Era

They may not be as adorable as a baby sloth, but these nine examples of new tech invading old come from our friends at Oobject. Read More >>

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