playfully contrasting fluoro elements against more subtle shades, the interior of this cafe in poland stands out as an easy-to-spot location.
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performers and audience members dictate the height of this pivoted stage by the mexican architect.
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the interactive social experiment measures how long you can stay totally calm.
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the french architect and designer established an expansive breadth of work that, to this day, remains the archetype of an evolutionary shift in the industry. original pieces will be a significant presence at art basel 2013, showcasing at four separate exhibitions.
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Like most everyone who was born after, say, the mid-70's, we're big fans of Super Mario—see figs. 1, 2, 3—so we're definitely digging Robert Bacon's "Super Mario New York City Subway" Map. As Andy Cush of Animal New York puts it, the poster is "perfect for the transit-obsessed gamer on your list."(more...)
this year for black friday designer gregoire abrial released 12 free pieces of furniture throughout the streets of new york.
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A new PSA by TextsWreck aims to stop texting and driving with a text--full of tiny cartoon cars, puppies, fire, and ghosts.
Texting and driving is a modern plague that kills 11 teenagers every day and causes 1.6 million crashes a year. That merely typing LOL or TTYL can result in injuries and death is probably the darkest and most absurd side effect of our nationwide phone addiction. So far, 39 states and D.C. have outlawed all texting behind the wheel, but it's a tough law to reinforce.
landmark museums from around the world such as the tate modern in london, the solomon r. guggenheim museum, in new york, and paris' louvre are crafted and constructed from candy pieces like bubble gum, licorice, and chocolate.
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Hailing from the Netherlands, Sabine Spanjer was an interaction designer. Fellow Dutchwoman Kika Vliegenthart earned a Bachelors in Economics. So naturally the two found themselves starting up a leather goods company in NYC, producing beautiful models like the Postal BackPack #3, above and below, and a line of bags, device cases, sandals, belts, suspenders, wallets and more. (See the full line-up here.)
The two operate out of a space in Brooklyn's Navy Yard under the name Kika NY, designing and producing goods--all by hand--that go out to shops in New York, San Francisco, L.A., Austin, Portland, and overseas.Our goal is to design high quality goods that will last a lifetime —ones with clean, simple lines that eliminate the unnecessary. To keep the the tradition alive, we work with machines custom-built for our studio and tools from old-school suppliers in France and the UK. Most of our resources come from Europe as well. We use high-end leather from Portugal, Italy, and Belgium, and our solid brass hardware is hand-tooled in a family-owned foundry in Europe.
It didn't happen overnight, of course; before starting up Kika NY, Vliegenthart spent some 15 years apprenticing under a rather legendary NYC leathersmith whom we'll look at next.(more...)
From the maker of electro-skates comes a scooter that's conveniently compact, in form and price.
Depending on whom you ask, transportation's so-called "last mile" problem--how you get from your car to where you're going while guaranteeing your feet never actually touch the ground--is either an important one to solve or a sad dilemma of the chronically lazy.
It's hard to capture the magic of Paris in a 2-dimensional map, but French artist Antoine Corbineau did just that in his newest project.
Francophiles and cartographers would probably agree that it's impossible to adequately convey the magic of Paris on a flat, lifeless map. But French designer Antoine Corbineau has come close in his newest print--a neon vision of the City of Light that resembles pop-art stained glass. With a tangle of streets in white against buildings in bold pinks, yellows, and reds, you can try to use this map for navigation, but you'd probably be better off hanging it on the wall.
Dogs may be man's best friend, but UK laundry company JTM Serviceis helping them creep into that "one pet fits all" territory. They've created a bark activated washing machine, making it possible for support dogs to take on their share of chores to help owners with disabilities.
The invention, aptly named "Woof to Wash," has been dogified with height-appropriate buttons and a pull toy attachment on the door handle, making it easy to open. Check out the video after the jump to see machine (and adorable support dog Duffy) at work:(more...)
assembled using the 'ARKit system', the structure was prefabricated offsite in three completely finished sections and then transported to its location.
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Some assembly required? Yeah, right! Here's the infographic to help you put together all that stuff you scored over Black Friday.
The carnage of Black Friday is now over, and as you try to assemble some of those purchases, your toolbox likely runneth over with tiny metal allen wrenches. But what if you need a beefier tool for the job, or, for that matter, just love working with your hands? Never fear, this infographic is here. Just in time for the holidays, here's your new workbench porn: The Chart of Hand Tools, Pop Chart Lab's incredible family tree of everything that saws, hammers, drills, chisels, wrenches, planes, and awls.
Forget Chicago versus New York: A U.K. food company says it has the perfect pizza. The secret ingredient? Seaweed.
There's a timeless Bill Cosby standup routine about cake--specifically, letting his kids eat chocolate cake for breakfast after considering that the ingredients are mostly healthy: eggs, flour, and milk. It's hilarious because Cosby had a point. Cake is almost a health food. But of course, because of all that sugar and fat, it's not.
The Access case for iPhone and iPad protects, showcases and compliments your device’s form to enhance rather than impair its functionality. A minimal leather design wraps around the exterior while suede microfiber and a single leather strap on the interior serve as a convenient utility pocket. Best of all, the case uses “micro-suction” technology to keep your phone in place, making it super easy to remove when you don’t need the case! See how it works ->
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Last night on the American news program 60 Minutes, Amazon skipper Jeff Bezos unveiled the company's plans to have packages delivered not by strapping UPS men, but by autonomous drones that it is impossible for your girlfriend to develop a crush on. It turns out that 86% of Amazon packages are under five pounds, a very do-able payload capacity for our little octo-rotor friends. With well-placed distribution centers, Amazon reckons that "Prime Air Delivery," as they're calling it, will get package delivery times down to just 30 minutes for those living in the right zones.
Here's what it would look like in action, using footage purportedly from an actual test flight: