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Gadget design is in a pretty good place these days. Even companies like Sony and Dell—known to commit many a design atrocity in their days—are starting to make devices that look pretty. But there's still one crutch companies and designers lean on when they want to make something they think people will lust after.
Unless you buy in bulk, your run-of-the-mill office tape already comes with its own handy dispenser. While not as stylish as this Strip dispenser, it also doesn't cost you £20 for what is essentially a flat piece of aluminum.
There was a time in the late 1990s when fleece suddenly became ubiquitous in my life. I blame Old Navy. Their boldly-hued, fuzzy pullovers dominated every commercial break during the holidays and clothed everyone in my high school.
Alexander Graham Bell, father of the telephone, was also a huge fan of tetrahedrals — building everything from boats to planes out of the pyramid-shaped structures. This massive kite — built by the Queen and Crawford design house — brings Bell's tetrahedral ideals into the 21st Century.
The problem with real fireplaces is they're usually impractically far from a couch to be used for anything other than heat. However, without the need for a chimney, this ethanol powered flame can be dragged wherever your marshmallows need toasting.
Many New Yorkers often forget Roosevelt Island — the little strip of land sitting between Manhattan and Queens. But after accepting a bid from Cornell university, who will build a new, state-of-the-art engineering campus there, Roosevelt Island could get a whole lot more popular.
Once mankind realised that electricity could save them from severe hot wax burns, they stopped using candles in chandeliers. So what possessed artist Takeshi Miyakawa to make an entire chandelier from wax that completely melts away when lit?
Feather knives. Jelly grenades. Bread knuckles and popsicle dynamite! I would love to live in a fairy tale world where weapons are fanciful and probably edible. These weapons were created by awesome designer Kyle Bean for CUT Magazine.
Although iOS does many things really well, its multitasking UI is not one of them. The iPad's gesture support makes things much better, but on the iPhone, it's just clunky. As it just so happens, Apple has brought on someone with a few ideas on how to improve that.
Like father like son. If you thought James Dyson's vacuums were expensive, his son wants you to pony up almost £550 for an LED desk lamp that promises over 37 years of illumination thanks to space-age heatsink technology.
Looking like it's slowly melting into a puddle on the floor, you might think this chair is made from liquid mercury. Philipp Aduatz's Melting Chair does a great impression of the T-1000, but still provides a presumably comfortable place to sit.