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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.
The only thing keypads are used for these days are quick calculations, so you'd expect this Keypad watch to double as a tiny calculator. But it doesn't. While the buttons work, all it does is tell time and look awesomely retro.
Pantone, official arbiter of the visible spectrum, has declared its selection for next year's colour—a statement of both insane arbitrariness, and great weight in the world of things. So what'll it be? You're lookin' at it!
If you like the look of hard wood floors but prefer the comfortable feel of carpet underfoot, Danish rug maker Ege has created a whole collection of photorealistic floor coverings inspired by natural finishes like stone blocks and wood panels.
Portable devices might have replaced paper tickets, but holding up your smartphone to welcome home a loved one just doesn't have the same emotional impact as a large banner that can now be printed on demand at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport.
It's a MacGyver Christmas in Lithuania where a 42-foot Christmas tree made of plastic bottles and zip ties was unveiled last Sunday. It's good to know where all those Sprite bottles I throw in recycling bins finally end up.
This image shows Apple lawyers' wet dream for a Samsung tablet. It demonstrates one thing: the Apple lawyers who described it are imbeciles and/or clueless mischievous snakes. Just as much as Samsung's product people are unimaginative shameless cloning bastards.