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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.
Before our Christmas tree lighting needs were taken care of with £20 and a trip to Argos, creating the atmosphere meant placing candles—wax towers topped with fire—onto seasonal kindling. Think it's frightening now when your dog tugs a branch? Just imagine your living room bursting into flames for the sake of Christmas cheer.
I will bet you several internet points that you didn't know Ice Cube was an architecture student before he started rapping! Correct — the dude is a true renaissance man. Watch him geek out over The Eames House.
And you thought having to turn into a '70s Beetle was bad enough — yes, I'm looking at you Bumblebee. Just imagine going from folding chair to shipping label. I guess that's one way to infiltrate the Decepticon's base.
First, there was Neil. Then it was Buzz. And then there was Futura, which, unlike Neil and Buzz, stayed behind in Mare Tranquillitatis as part of a plaque commemorating humanity's first landing on the Moon:
Despite the name, Michael Young's Hacker Watch is as inspired by the industrial 21st century cyberpunk aesthetic as it is something more ancient and opulent—almost like a sundial built as a tribute to Helios.
Worrying about choosing the right speakers to match the aesthetics of your room is certainly a first world problem, but that doesn't make People People's transparent speakers any less lustworthy. They need to get these into production ASAP.