It's been awhile since we we wrote about Stanley Chow's cool and funny caricatures so we thought it was about time to show you some of his newer work. The Manchester, England-based illustrator has been very busy, creating everyone from Clark Kent in a telephone booth to good 'ol Leonardo DiCaprio in one of our all-time favorite movies, Inception. You can read our interview… Continue
After you made our Top 6 Sites that Inspire and Educate Intel's My Life Scoop #1 post of all time with a whopping 374K views, we were asked to provide even more tips to you, the early adopter/trendspotter/working… Continue
Next time you're in the mood to change up your Facebook profile picture, may you remember the name Lauren Lemon. Though her actual name is Lauren Randolph, this Los Angeles-based photographer also goes by that sweet (or should I say sour) pseudonym. With a specialty in creative portrait photography, Lemon has a way of making people's personalities, quite literally, jump off the screen.… Continue
When tasked with creating a synthetic urban tree for the City of Boston (or any city) that could provide all the benefits of a real tree (de-carbonization and protection) without requiring soil and water, a team from Paris rose to the challenge. Their innovative concept is called Treepods. The systems are capable of removing carbon dioxide from the air and releasing oxygen using a carbon dioxide… Continue
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Every so often, I'm amazed by technology. Check out this new app called Word Lens. The app instantly translates printed words from one language to another with a built-in video camera, in real time!
Word Lens is a dictionary -- evolved. It looks up words for you, and shows them in context. You can use Word Lens on your vacations to translate restaurant menus, street signs, and other things that have clearly printed words.
Way to stay relevant, Sesame Street! In Smell Like a Monster, Grover talks about the word "on" in a way most of us can relate to...by parodying the first and most famous Old Spice ad! No doubt this was made for the parents...
Using Adobe Illustrator, designer Stanley Chow has created a very cool set of illustrated posters starring your favorite Mad Men characters. If you like his retro style, make sure to check out his website for more amazing illustrations.
If you'd like a little background on these, there's a good interview that Chow gave over at Digital…Continue
With a sweet name and a futuristic design, Kia's Pop looks like the new generation of electric cars. When Kia rolls out this new battery-powered commuter concept next month at the Paris Motor Show, we're sure all will swoon. Look inside and you'll notice a bench seat layout that has only enough room for three.… Continue
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To many of us, Christopher Nolan's Inception will go down as one of the best movies of all time. These ten designers must feel the same way because they've come up with some cool and clever Inception inspired illustrations for all of us to enjoy.… Continue
Call it crazy. Call it ridiculous. Call it Banksy meets Martha Stewart. Yarn bombing is gripping the nation and there's just no stopping it! Just who are these rogue knitters and why are they invading our streets? Well, if you ask them they'll most likely give you this answer: to beautify and reclaim our public space.
There's actually several books and blogs dedicated to yarn…
Oh, Prada! How are you always able to push artistic boundaries with your creative lookbooks? (See Spring/Summer 2010 lookbook, here.) In fact, your fantasy Fall/Winter one was no exception, showing off your fabulous clothes in a peculiarly sweet but slightly surreal way. Under the art…
Designer Weng Jie has conceptualized a solar-powered camera strap which any outdoor photographer could appreciate. With the great technology coming out for thinner, more flexible, more durable, and more efficient solar cells, putting them on a DSLR camera strap is both practical and cool. Plus, if you're a photographer hired to record an event, it can help ensure that… Continue
The luxurious U-010 Undersea Yacht is the ultimate vessel to explore the depths of the ocean in style. With an overall length of 220 feet (67 meters), the U-010 unit can travel on the surface as well as underwater by simply passing from diesel to electric propulsion. Equipped with "integrated systems of stabilization," passage on the sea surface is slow and comfortable…
Chinese inventor Jianjun Chen has an innovative idea to make train transportation even more efficient: get rid of the stops. Chen envisions a small separated car perched atop the train. When the train enters a station, this car slides along on elevated rails that smoothly and gradually remove the car from the rest of the train and bring it to a stop. Another identical car travels from these elevated tracks and gradually slides along the top of the train to pick up… Continue
So, I guess this concept isn't that cool if you're running away from the cops... Designed by Carl Archambeault, the Scarab is a self driven police assistant that removes the human element from high speed chase scenarios.
The Scarab sits idle near the patrol car, and when a vehicle is caught speeding, the office tags the speeding vehicle with a… Continue
This is taking luxury to a whole new level. Strand Craft’s latest design, the 122 Super Yacht comes with an integrated garage in the stern that houses its very own supercar. Not much is known about the supercar, but we do know it would be powered by a 880-horsepower V12 engine and reach a top speed of over 230 miles per hour.