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Living in a tiny flat is no longer an excuse for living off of Super Noodles. Philippe Starck has created a complete kitchen that exists inside a set of rotating towers, complemented by a sink and range equipped dining table.
Using the same technology as biometric systems that capture fingerprints, Jason Giddings has created a drool-worthy glass keyboard and mouse with multitouch functionality. But he's turned to Kickstarter to fund the prototypes and software needed to make it all work.
Your sketches and notes will carry a lot more weight if they're created with this squat mechanical pencil that's made from actual hand-poured concrete. You'll just want to make sure you're not the type who likes chewing on the end.
You'd think there isn't much room for innovation when it comes to delivering emergency rations to refugees and disaster victims, but that's not quite the case. UNICEF has tapped design firm Psychic Factory to develop an aid package that not only carries food and water, but also helps build a shelter.
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.