Category Archives: Design

DNA confirms cause of 1665 London’s Great Plague

DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind London’s Great Plague. The plague of 1665-1666 was the last major outbreak of bubonic plague in Britain, killing nearly a quarter of London’s population.It’s taken a … Continue reading

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This Australian prefab home generates more energy than it uses

What’s being called the world’s first carbon-positive prefabricated house has been unveiled in Melbourne, Australia, and we really want one. Created by Australian manufacturing company ArchiBlox, the prefab homes can be ordered, built and delivered, ready to move in within … Continue reading

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Giant Duck to Provide Solar and Hydro Power for the City of Copenhagen

A group of British artists have conceptualized a giant solar harvesting floating duck as part of the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Copenhagen design competition. Dubbed Energy Duck, the giant structure has been designed not only to generate clean electricity … Continue reading

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Which Type of Holidayer Are You?


It’s usually around this time of year that those of us in the northern hemisphere are contemplating where we might holiday this year. Well it might help to plan your perfect break if you know which type of holidayer you … Continue reading

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Rough sketches turned into functional scribbly furniture

This couch by Fukawa Daigo looks more like a drawing than an actual piece of furniture, but it can actually hold a person’s weight. It’s part of a series of furniture made to look like scribbles in a notebook. Fukawa … Continue reading

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Magdeburg Water Bridge

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The Magdeburg Water Bridge is a large navigable aqueduct in central Germany, located near Magdeburg. The largest canal underbridge in Europe, it spans the river Elbe and directly connects the Mittellandkanal to the west and Elbe-Havel Canal to the east … Continue reading

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Winner of the 5th European Cutlery Design Award


It not only looks pretty but this is cutlery designed by chefs for chefs. It’s the first prize winner of the 5th European Cutlery Design Award. Each of the four knives rests within another and the set includes a paring … Continue reading

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A Floating Suspension Bridge

Oh, to be a cyclist in the Netherlands. This steel tensioned deck lets cyclists ride high above a busy multi-lane highway in Eindhoven—one of the most bike-friendly areas in the world. The roundabout was completed last year, but it’s back … Continue reading

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Sit back and take a ride on the ‘Land Airbus’

We all love to look into the future and ask what will it be like? How will we get around in years to come is of great interest to us at Deskarati, so we are always on the look out … Continue reading

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Skip forward to 2026 to see Gaudi’s Basillica completed

The Sagrada Família basilica was  started in 1882 and is one of the most famous buildings in the world, but still not due for completion until 2026. For those of you who are impatient to see it  finished, watch this animation skip forward 13 … Continue reading

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Girl’s face ploughed into field

Belfast has been given a new face after drawing a portrait of a six-year-old girl across 11 acres of its land. The installation used satellite technology and required 30,000 pegs, 2,000 tonnes of soil and 2,000 tonnes of sand to build. … Continue reading

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The Future of Design

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has created a 3D immersive reality visualization for designing and printing rocket parts on the fly. Last week, Musk tweeted that SpaceX had “figured out how to design rocket parts just with hand movements through the … Continue reading

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The Dymaxion Map

The Dymaxion map or Fuller map is a projection of a world map onto the surface of an icosahedron, which can be unfolded and flattened to two dimensions. The projection depicts the Earth’s continents as “one island,” or nearly contiguous … Continue reading

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Sagrada Família

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (English: Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family), commonly known as the Sagrada Família, is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí … Continue reading

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A Hidden Pool Table for the Modern Bachelor

There are few things that scream bachelor pad more than a pool table. And even the skeeviest single guy knows you gotta eventually class it up. That’s why this pool table by Fusiontable is so perfect. It’s a modern dining … Continue reading

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Double Revolving Doors Block Armed Intruders

Here’s one security company’s answer to prevent a dangerous intruder from entering a school or any other building. It’s called the Linear Revolving Door (LRD), and it was recently patented by Barbecan Security Systems. The door consists of series of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Deskarati


Have a Cosmic New Year!

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Deskarati 2013 Calendar

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To download the Deskarati 2013 Calendar click on it to open it in its own page, then right click on the calendar and select ‘Save image as’, pick a folder to download to and save. Happy New Year to all … Continue reading

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New York City’s Hidden Subway Station

Deep in the belly of New York’s subway system, a beautiful untouched station resides that has been forgotten for years with only a limited few knowing of its existence. Stunning decoration with tall tiled arches, brass fixtures and skylights run … Continue reading

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Tallest Building in the World

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Click for larger view Deskarati has produced a new Worlds tallest building graphic and you can find it here. It includes the recent Makkah Royal Clock Tower which is now officially the second tallest building in the world. It also … Continue reading

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