Back to the Future is one of the most iconic 1980's films. Aside from its two brilliant actors, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, the DeLorean took center stage as the dynamic duo time traveled through different periods in the history of Hill Valley, California.
The reason that LEGOs are such awesome toys for kids is because they are not only fun, they inspire kids to build whatever their hearts desire by using their problem solving skills and ingenuity.
To celebrate their 50th anniversary of being introduced into Japan, LEGO sponsored a cross-country workshop where over 5000 people in 6 different regions collaborated to create a gigantic map of their…
Designed by French architect Jacques Rougerie, the 170 feet (51m) tall SeaOrbiter will be the first vertical skyscraper ship of its kind. Two-thirds of the spectacular vessel is underwater, perfect for accommodating a team of 18-22 researchers who will be able to spend 24 hours a day underwater.
Researchers will use the facilities for a variety of purposes,…
Lara Croft of Tomb Raider
Meagan Marie is the real deal. She doesn't just wear off-the-shelf cosplay costumes. She goes all the way, sometimes taking up to six hours to prepare her makeup, like in the case of her highly creative Comic-Con outfit for Lady Two-Face.
To prove just how hardcore Meagan is, she even works at game studio… Continue
Inspired by mysterious cloud images at the Izumo Grand Shrine, Takeshi Sano came up with a unique design for the ceiling of Tsujita restaurant in Los Angeles, California. The Japanese designer took 25,000 wooden sticks with different lengths and spaced them out strategically to create a stereoscopic effect in the form of wooden clouds. Sano says his goal is to share the delicate beauty of… Continue
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A "Light Blub" is no ordinary light bulb. It's actually a light bulb that has lost its way. According to creator Pieke Bergmans, the Blubs were "infected by the dreaded Design Virus" and "have taken on all kinds of forms and sizes you wouldn't expect from such well behaving and reliable little products. Nevertheless, they seem to be enjoying their new free existences."…
Hyundai recently put their own spin on the projection mapping craze that's been trending with car companies lately. Suspending a Hyundai Accent in mid-air, they create a virtual vertical racetrack that's sure to blow your mind.
Lynx (aka Axe in America) recently launched a brilliant augmented reality campaign at Victoria Station in London. British ad agency BBH put signs on the floor, telling travelers to look up at a giant video screen. On the screen, they saw an image of themselves, plus the angels. As this video shows, the reactions ranged from surprised to somewhat lewd.
To increase impact, the agency created a social media campaign titled “Lynx Excite Fallen Angel.” Once users… Continue
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With 76 Synthesizer, Swedish designer Jonas Eriksson has created the sexiest iPad app interface to date. The retro synthesizer app looks so magnificently detailed and realistic, it makes it easier for people to understand how it works.
The patch cords and voltage meters might look intimidating and abstruse in the real world, but they become playful and inviting when embedded in the… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 18, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Updated with today's best technology, TDK's stylish new boombox pays tribute to old-school ghetto-blasters. Instead of cassette tapes and CDs, the boombox has USB and RCA auxiliary ports to connect a huge variety of music sources. The instrument input can be blended with other audio, allowing for iPod karaoke or street-corner performances.
In an effort to attract visitors, Austrian architects Sandra Janser and Elisabeth Koller painted the streets of Graz, Austria to resemble a running track. The bright red track with separating gray lines has successfully generated a buzz in the area, which has helped surrounding businesses. The 750m-long installation, titled "Ready. Steady. Go!", won first prize in the… Continue
I was really moved by this TED Talk by designer Emily Pilloton. It's intriguing to hear how design can be used to teach different subjects at school and how that could lead to rebuilding a whole city.
Pilloton moved to rural Bertie County, in North Carolina, to engage in a bold experiment of design-led community transformation. She's teaching a design-build class called Studio H that engages high schoolers' minds and bodies while bringing smart design and… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 25, 2010 at 10:26am —
Oppenheim Architecture + Design is about to give Miami’s Design District a whole new look. COR will be the first sustainable mixed-use condominium in the area. The building includes commercial and office space, a fitness center, and 113 residences, ranging from studios to penthouses.
Seeking LEED Platinum certification, the structure extracts power from… Continue
Designed by South Korean Yeongwoo Kim, the "Pouring Lamp" is a fun lighting concept perfect for those who love optical illusions. The lamp freezes "tea" as it spills in mid-air. Simply give the tea bag a tug to turn it on.…
The Seagull Reading Light by QisDesign is the perfect minimalist piece for people who don't like clutter. Inspired by flying seagulls, the table lamp's “wings” change positions, imitating a soaring bird in the sky.
Useful for reading or setting the right mood, the Seagull Light has two knobs on its main body: the front adjusts brightness, while the back… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 16, 2010 at 12:30pm —
If you're a traveler at heart, you may appreciate these posters by Antrepo Design Industry which look at taxi cabs from different cities. Included are the Blackcab from London, Yellowcab from New York City, Panelvan from Istanbul, and VW Beetle from Mexico City. Current taxi fare information is also displayed on the bottom of the posters.…
Here's a really stylish way to serve your ordinary chips and salsa. Designed by New York-based design studio MyDesign Group for Nambé, "Scoop Chip and Dip" features a dip bowl that hovers effortlessly over a larger serving bowl.
"The inspiration for the Scoop Chip and Dip came from the sweeping, fluid motion one performs when scooping an actual chip into… Continue
Added by Eugene on July 24, 2010 at 11:00am —
If you love polar bears and tend to leave your keys, wallet, and cell phone all around the house, this limited edition Polar Bear Storage Unit could be for you! It's also great for storage and display of books, CDs, or pretty much anything else. Too bad that at $2,063, It comes at a hefty pricetag.…