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Category: Design

Lobster Motorcycle: Born to be Prawn

Lobster Motorcycle: Born to be Prawn
Don’t be shell-shocked when you see this Lobster motorcycle customized by leather artist Timothee “Timo” Richard. Tino is clearly the master and not an a-prawn-tice. Sorry. The leather work alone cost $6,000, and that’s not counting…

Diego-San Robot Baby Smiles, Learns, Eats Souls

Diego-San Robot Baby Smiles, Learns, Eats Souls
If Hector from Saturn 3 mounted the Atlas robot and had a baby, I think Diego-San is exactly what their love child would look like. It’s intensely creepy with its chubby-cheeked smiling face and mechanical body.…
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LEGO Lovelace & Babbage Computer Set: Imaginative Engine

LEGO Lovelace & Babbage Computer Set: Imaginative Engine
The Analytical Engine would have been the first general purpose computer, but inventor Charles Babbage never finished it. Still, the man’s a genius and a pioneer, and so is his friend, mathematician Ada Lovelace. She wrote…

Donut-shaped Pool Table: Bakery Billiards

Donut-shaped Pool Table: Bakery Billiards
This is a pool table that Homer Simpson would love. It was made by designer Cléon Daniel, and it looks delicious. I don’t think you could play a game on it without getting hungry. Like donuts…

Amazon Turns Dash into Internet of Things Button: Merch Imitating Hack

Amazon Turns Dash into Internet of Things Button: Merch Imitating Hack
The Dash Button was originally intended to make it easier for loyal customers to order products from Amazon, but we’ve seen how you can easily hack it for other purposes. It looks like the company took…

LED Bulbs with 3D Printed Skyscraper Shades: Stalaclights & Huddle

LED Bulbs with 3D Printed Skyscraper Shades: Stalaclights & Huddle
One of the advantages of LED bulbs over incandescent ones is that they generate significantly less heat. Product designer David Graas capitalized on that benefit by creating lamps with 3D printed “bulbshades”, which are diffusers that…

Walking Robot Has Drone Scout: Banjo-Kazooiebot

Walking Robot Has Drone Scout: Banjo-Kazooiebot
A couple of weeks ago we checked out ETH Zurich Autonomous Systems Lab’s walking robot that had a drone launching pad. That combos nicely with one of the Lab’s latest projects: a similar pair working together…

UmbraCity Umbrella Sharing Service Has You Covered

UmbraCity Umbrella Sharing Service Has You Covered
Last August, the University of British Columbia (UBC) became the first location to have a semi-automated umbrella sharing service, thanks to a new company called UmbraCity. The photo below shows UmbraCity co-founders Amir Entezari (left) and…

Tetris-shaped Storage Benches: Stack and Sit

Tetris-shaped Storage Benches: Stack and Sit
CromaleonStorage can be a real challenge in any home, especially when you live in a small place, or if your kids have tons of toys. Well, these Tetris storage benches from Cromaleon are a geeky and…

Ako Dice: Elegant Bones for a More Civilized Age

Ako Dice: Elegant Bones for a More Civilized Age
Dice really have not changed much through the centuries. It is probably about time we gave them a modern makeover. Maybe even a futuristic makeover. An architect named Kacha has done just that with the Ako…

Inside Dolby Laboratories’ New Headquarters

Inside Dolby Laboratories’ New Headquarters
Dolby was kind enough to invite me into their brand new headquarters building in San Francisco. The 16-story, 300,000 square foot building brings together research, engineering, marketing, business and operations teams in a single location, and…

Rhei Ferrofluid Clock: A Clock and Its Blob

Rhei Ferrofluid Clock: A Clock and Its Blob
You may have seen Zelf Koelman’s mesmerizing Ferrolic, a clock that uses ferrofluid to display digits and a variety of complex animations. Damjan Stanković and Marko Pavlović’s Rhei is a simpler but equally notable take on…

Skarp Laser Razor Never Needs Blades and Won’t Nick Your Kiwis

Skarp Laser Razor Never Needs Blades and Won’t Nick Your Kiwis
I know no one who actually likes to shave. I’ve tried everything from old school safety razors to electric razors to disposable razors with blades that cost $15 for three. They all suck and leave my…

Glowforge Laser Cutter: Make-A-Sketch

Glowforge Laser Cutter: Make-A-Sketch
“What if you could cut a piece of wood in half by drawing a line on it?”, Glowforge Founder and CEO Dan Shapiro asks in his interview with Tested. That’s the elevator pitch for his company’s…

Nap Desk is Perfect for Those Who Live at Work

Nap Desk is Perfect for Those Who Live at Work
Many folks out there practically live at their desks already. These are the people with jobs that require long hours and some of those folks probably feel like taking a nap every now and again. Usually,…

CableRobot Motion Simulator: Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Treadmills

CableRobot Motion Simulator: Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Treadmills
In the future, your home theater might need to be outside of your actual home. A collaboration between research group Fraunhofer and the Max Planck Institute’s Biological Cybernetics group has led to the creation of a…
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