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Designer Sebastien Sauvage's Eclipse phone is certainly a sight to behold with its handset and base unit flowing into each other as a single elliptical sculpture. It's just too bad most of us don't have a use for it anymore.
Cut a hole in a box. Put your crashed Ferrari in that box. Make her put that box... in the living room. And that's the way you do it. Unbelievably, that's really how you create a Crashed Ferrari Coffee Table.
Doesn't this amazing sea sponge look like an Eames molded plastic chairs? We can't say for sure it was the design duo's inspiration, but we do know that until it was recently rediscovered, scientists thought "Neptune's cup" was extinct.
You know what playing cards need? Better typography. Thus Heleviticards. The deck o'cards hasn't gotten a design upgrade this significant since the introduction of the nudie deck lord know when in the history of gambling and pornography.
Somebody in Hungary thought that designing high voltage towers in a shape that vaguely resembles a clown is a good idea. As if high voltage towers and their potential cancer-inducing powers weren't terrifying enough. Somebody needs to get fired.
Milan has terrible air quality. Some of the worst in all of Italy. So architect and developer Stefano Boeli dreamed up away to combat that issue in a practical manner: He's turning two residential towers into vertical forests.
If you really don't have anything better to do on November 25th, Kent Council is holding a "Developing Solutions Camp" where local IT boffins can submit ideas, work up prototypes, have a free buffet lunch and maybe win some cash.
YouTube's probably a pretty big (and wildly unproductive) part of your life. So it sucks that it's organised like a drunken blind guy's sock drawer. Google's trying to do something about that with a new and very pretty redesign available to select users, according to The Next Web.
Designed for tourists visiting a fort in the Netherlands, instead of being a means for the ancient Israelites to escape the Egyptians, this Moses Bridge sits below the water line of a moat so it visually disappears -- recreating what the fort and surrounding area would have looked like back in the 17th century.
In 2005, teacher Eric Schneider paid £147,000 for a 450 square foot studio apartment that originally looked like it had barely enough room for even a bed. So he handed it over to architects Michael Chen and Kari Anderson who revamped the kitchen, and designed a central transforming cabinet that now gives him considerably more living area in exactly the same space.
Good design doesn’t draw attention to itself. On any given day we’re surrounded by evidence of this, and most likely it’s within touching distance. Pick up a routine object which has been designed for a specific purpose, such as a paperclip, a tea bag, a zip -- it does its job so well that we’ve never once considered how the design could be changed or improved upon.
I initially thought this building, designed by Japanese firm Eastern Design Office, had an eating disorder. But really, the On-The-Corner house has a triangular wedge design that, when viewed at just the right angle, nearly makes it look two-dimensional.
Can you imagine sleeping in a portaledge, aka a floating freaking tent? It's beyond scary. Look at it! You have to trust the tree branch, the rope attached to the tree branch, your weight and the material of the tent.
What's in the water down under? This is the second year in a row an Aussie has won the James Dyson Award, with both designs also aiming to save lives -- albeit in very different ways. This year's winning product is Airdrop, a network of pipes that sucks water from the air and feeds drought-stricken Australia with the condensation it needs to grow plants.
I love this. Someone noticed that movie posters are always the same and collected them to prove it. Some of the design clichés are hilarious, like Tiny People On the Beach With Giant Heads in the Clouds or Legs Wide Spread.