A Simple Clay Pot Could Replace Your Noisy Air Conditioner

Air conditioners aren't exactly known for being particularly environmentally friendly, but during a scorching summer we're all happy to turn a blind eye. Not Thibault Faverie, though. Perhaps racked by guilt, he's created the Cold Pot, a simple terracotta device that can cool a room using just evaporating water. Read More >>

watch this
Shovelling Snow is Way, Way Harder in Antarctica

If you think shifting of a couple of inches of snow from your front path once or twice a year is hard, you'll quit your whining after you see this video of teams clearing winter snow at the Princess Elisabeth research station in Antarctica. Read More >>

This Genius App Would Turn Your Smartphone Pics Into Prints, For Free

Where are the dozens of pictures on your smartphone or tablet going? Nowhere, probably. Printing them at home looks chintzy, and getting professional prints is expensive. Flag wants to change that, with an app that would give you high quality prints and mail them wherever you want, all for free. Cool! While we normally wouldn't give any mention to the thousands of projects on Kickstarter, but in this case we're willing to make an exception. Read More >>

This Amazing Krang Belt Buckle is for Serious TMNT Cosplayers Only

An oversized belt buckle seems like an obnoxious accessory, even if you raise cattle for a living. But when that belt buckle is custom sculpted to look exactly like Krang from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, suddenly dropping £118 for a functional fashion accessory seems like a steal. Read More >>

Gorgeous Infographics Show What Made The Beatles Great

Graphic design firm Designbysoap Ltd. is marking the anniversary of the Beatles storming their way over to the US with a Kickstarter collection of gorgeous infographics delving into every detail of The Beatles' first album, Please Please Me. Read More >>

30 Museums That Offer Sleepover Events for Kids and Adults Alike

There are plenty of museums that offer overnight sleeping activities here in the UK and in the US. Most are, somewhat predictably, geared towards kids but there are some for adults, too. We've rounded up 30 museums from here and across the pond that offer overnight stays. Read More >>

A Fold-Flat Watering Can Designed For Your Cramped Balcony Garden

If you live in a flat in a big city, and have managed to find a little room on your tiny balcony for a modest garden, you probably don't have much space left for the tools needed to toil over your cramped crops. So inventor Marc R. came up with this rather clever soft sided watering can called the Squish that's thin and easy to store when it's empty. Read More >>

This Minimalist Outdoor Grill Rolls Open Like a Sleeping Bag

There's nothing quite like roasting a meal you just caught while you're braving the great outdoors. It's an experience made all the better with a campfire grill that doesn't feel like a sack of bricks in your backpack. And while designer Roee Magdassi's Stakes grill doesn't exist just yet, we're hoping at least one manufacturer sees the brilliance of this design. Read More >>

The Wristworn Automatic Jetpack: Okay, Aquaman, Now We Get It

For all we know, the personal jetpack that will let you fly through the air like an eagle may never become a reality. So this X2 Underwater Jet Pack, from S.C.P. Marine Innovation in the UK, could very well be the next best thing. Instead of soaring like a bird, it lets you zip through the water like a human torpedo thanks to a pair of jetpacks strapped to your wrists. Read More >>

A Paper Shopping Bag That Transforms Into a Hanger Back Home

If you get lucky, the clothing shop where you bought that new sweater or shirt might toss in the plastic hanger it was on free of charge. Otherwise, you'll have to scrounge one up yourself—at least until this wonderful redesign of the shopping back becomes a reality. With a few folds the Hangbag transforms into its own hanger, strong enough to support everything short of a lead-lined suit. Read More >>

This Concept Transforming Flat Is a Dozen Rooms at Once

Here at Gizmodo, we love us some transforming flats. On top of being space-efficient, they are just so damn cool. And this partially prototyped concept by students at TU Delft is no exception. Read More >>

Every Dog Needs This Magnet-Powered Flying Carpet

The new skunkworks project from Swiss retailer MiCasa—MiCasa Lab—is all about giving scientists, engineers, and crazy people a safe space to work on the types of projects that might otherwise go unsupported due to a lack of "practicality" or "commercial viability" or "any reason for existence whatsoever." And thank god it does—otherwise we might never have had the wonderful, life-affirming pleasure of looking upon this tiny-hat-wearing puppy atop a magic carpet. Read More >>

A Backpack Made of Kevlar Could Protect You In a War Zone

In the UK most of us are lucky enough to have never lived in a combat zone or area of extreme violence where our personal safety is always at risk. But this backpack was designed for that scenario. The Rhino Skin pack is made of Kevlar and is meant to protect vital organs against flying debris created by an explosion. Read More >>

This Impossibly Thin Table Stores Wherever You've Got an Inch of Space

How often do you really use that dining table in your flat? Most meals are probably consumed in front of the TV, or at a restaurant. And sure, it's handy for the occasional dinner party or tax return-filing session, but the rest of the time it's just wasting space. So reclaim a good square of your pad with this incredibly thin folding table by Lodovico Bernardi that practically disappears when you turn it sideways. Read More >>

If the Budget iPhone Is Real, We Hope It Looks Like This

Rumours of a "budget iPhone" feel like they've been swirling around the Internet for ages, but it'll still be a while before we know if they're real. If they are though, we hope they look as jaw-droppingly awesome as these renders. Read More >>

A Cable-Wrangling Stool That's Useful For More Than Just Sitting

When you think about it, the lowly stool is one of the most versatile pieces of furniture in your home. It serves as everything from a chair, to a foot rest, to a table, to a place to eat and work. And Joe Levy, an industrial design student from New Zealand, has managed to cram in even more functionality with his SpoolStool. Read More >>


Don't have a Gizmodo UK account?