Category Archives: Design

The Floppy Table

For those old enough to remember and love floppy discs, you might find this retrotech table just the thing for your living room. The table includes a compartment for keeping your valuables or remote control under the ingenious slide back … Continue reading

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Japan’s Spectacular Tunnel of Lights

If you happen to be in Japan from now to March 31, 2013, make sure to check out one of Japan’s most stunning displays of light called Winter Illuminations at Nabana no Sato, a botanical garden turned light theme park … Continue reading

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Inside the world’s narrowest house

The world’s narrowest house, Keret House opened towards the end of October in the former Jewish Ghetto district of Warsaw, Poland. The interior photography reveals a surprisingly roomy interior. The extraordinarily narrow house built opportunistically in an alley, varies in … Continue reading

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The Sistine Chapel is 500 Years Old

So the Sistine Chapel is 500 years old. Please click the above picture for a fantastic close up view of Michelangelo’s beautiful ceiling.

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Cruciform skyscraper

By adopting the shape of a cross for his design, Maurice Shapero’s proposal for a new skyscraper in Liverpool, UK, is sure to raise eyebrows. Far from being a religious statement, however, the architect claims the form has been arrived … Continue reading

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Deskarati Galaxies

Get your name in galaxies here. MyGalaxies

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Luxodrome concept includes two cycle tracks in one

With his Luxodrome concept, architect Charles Wagner has put forward a novel take on the cycling velodrome, with two tracks side by side with adjoining lanes that form one long figure eight track. The Luxodrome consists of separate 200 m and … Continue reading

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The Fearsome Scale of Phobos

Here is a striking scale comparison of Phobos superimposed upon a medium-size European city, Grenoble, France – does it look unexpectedly small for a Martian moon? Or, true to its name (“Fear”), terrifyingly large and overbearing? Phobos has a highly … Continue reading

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X-Seed 4000 the tallest building ever fully envisioned

the tallest building ever fully envisioned

The X-Seed 4000 is the tallest building ever fully envisioned, meaning that the designs for construction have been completed. The idea was initially created and developed by Peter Neville. Its proposed 4 km (2.5 mi) height, 6 km (3.7 mi) wide sea-base, and 800 … Continue reading

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Get a 3D Model Of Your Unborn Child

Lots of expectanting couples get ultrasounds of their babies, and even take the grainy black-and-white pictures home. Now a clinic in Japan is offering models of the fetus, using 3-D printing technology. Fasotec, an engineering company and Parkside Hiroo Ladies … Continue reading

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Container Living

This luxurious home created by stunt architect Adam Kalkin is actually just 12 shipping containers stacked up, surrounded by a greenhouse-like glass frame, and stuffed with furniture. It’s a perfect insta-mansion, or compound for your next Singulatarian cult. The house … Continue reading

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Hand Carved Entry Doors

Imagine having family and friends greeted by one of these beautiful doors when they come to visit your new log home. Nothing makes more of a statement about you than the front door of the home. Let everyone know you … Continue reading

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GrillComb revisits shish kebab skewer

Some pieces of everyday kit are just begging for an update. The shish kebab skewer is one of those pieces. Despite being the tool for delicious, juicy grilled meat, fish and vegetables, a little tweaking could make the skewer a … Continue reading

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The World’s Tallest Climbing Wall

The Excalibur at the Klimcentrum Bjoeks (Bjoeks Climb Center) in the town of Groningen, in The Netherlands is considered to be the tallest climbing wall in the world. The wall is over 121 feet (37 meters) heigh. But, what makes climbing the Excalibur such … Continue reading

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The tallest building in Europe – Shard London Bridge

Shard London Bridge or The Shard (formerly known as London Bridge Tower or the Shard of Glass) is a skyscraper in Southwark, London. Standing 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) above ground level, it is the tallest building in Europe as of July … Continue reading

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Atlas for The Blind 1837

    The Atlas of the United States Printed for the Use of the Blind was published in 1837 for children at the New England Institute for the Education of the Blind in Boston. Without a drop of ink in … Continue reading

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105 Foot Tall Lego Tower – World Record

When I was growing up, I spent a lot of time playing with Lego. I always had this dream of building a tower that reached the ceiling of my house. However, at about two or three feet tall my tower … Continue reading

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Get ready to design, “print” and construct your own home!

Created by a group of young designers from London, WikiHouse is an open source construction solution that aims to make it possible for almost anyone, regardless of skill level, to freely download and build affordable housing. The WikiHouse construction system … Continue reading

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The World’s Tallest Tower

Nearly a year after the magnitude-9.0 quake that pummeled Japan, construction of the world’s tallest tower, the Tokyo Sky Tree, is now complete. Builder Obayashi, which recently announced plans for a space elevator to start services by 2050, declared the … Continue reading

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One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, (see update) more simply known as 1 WTC and previously known as the Freedom Tower, is the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The 104-story supertall skyscraper is being constructed in the northwest corner … Continue reading

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