Known for their playful designs, BIG mixed design influences from ancient labyrinths, 17th and 18th century European hedge mazes, and even American corn mazes. Unlike the typical maze, however, this
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Tucumán designer Carolina Vera creates unique stools and coat stands made from old broomsticks, as showcased at the fairs' 14th edition this year. Matias Vinograd upcycles old tires into colorful
Carlos Ng is a New York City designer at the Parsons The New School for Design. His Little Architect's Toolset was created as part of a third-year product design studio called Small Things Matter, which
Earlier this year we reported on a grisly disease that's causing thousands of starfish to tear themselves apart - and though researchers have ruled out a few potential causes, they still aren’t sure
The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Octopus Teach Us About Touch Screens, Wallpaper, and Invisibility Cloaks?
Cephalopods are the undisputed masters of camouflage. While their relatives, the clams, stayed brainless and safe on the seabeds-of-old, the ancient nautilus (think squid-in-a-shell) made a daring foray
Leading renewable energy provider Urban Green Energy (UGE) just announced their latest cutting-edge vertical axis wind turbine, the VisionAIR3. The result of more than a year of testing and research, the
We’ve seen 3D-printed lamps, chairs, houses and even self-replicating 3D printers, but Deniz Karahasin’s mindbending Osteoid cast looks like something from a sci-fi movie. The designer has created a
The massive sculpture hung between the rising towers of downtown Vancouver from March 15-22, 2014 in celebration of TED’s 30th anniversary. The collaborative piece was designed at its giant scale using
We recently cornered Moskovitz and pressured her to answer all our questions. What better expert on passive houses is there than someone who builds them and has studied them extensively? Her book The
42 vertical concrete tubes and a distinct lack of open space might not sound like ideal conditions for an exhibition of modern African art, but for Thomas Heatherwick it's just another puzzle to solve.
Why does IKEA care about sustainability? Kind of a hard question... Steve Howard: I'm going to give you a slightly long answer, if that's okay. Long but structured. We have many businesses that have
The Tiny House Family recently went on Anderson Cooper. As you can see, the actual-size outline of their home in black is even smaller than the show's stage! INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about
Animal lovers and fastidious fishermen are already aware of the dangers that plastic six-pack drink rings, fishing line, hooks, and rubber bands pose to ocean creatures. However, a far more lethal class
Droege has taken hundreds of photographs of insects from around the world. His macro portraits of bees from US National Parks allows for an up-close-and-personal view of what most often appears as a blur
In our modern economy everything revolves around consumption. Manufacturers are continuously introducing new designs and models to the market that make existing products outdated or unnecessary, and this
Apple Engineer Uses LEGO Bricks to Build “Hugo”-Inspired Machine That Writes Messages and Draws Pictures!
The Martin Scorsese film Hugo did something fantastic: it gave life to a machine. The automaton featured in the film mirrored technology that really existed in the 18th and 19th century--a time when many
Decades of exploration in Greenland has recently culminated in the extraordinary discovery of a massive hidden reservoir that contains over 100 billion tons of water beneath the ice sheet. This snow
Southwest Airlines just unveiled plans to install climate sensors in its planes, essentially creating a new weather monitoring network in the air above our heads. So far 87 Boeing 737s have been equipped
Artist Javier Lloert created an interactive Puzzle Façade that is controlled via a Rubik’s cube. He connected the facade of the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria to a white 3D-printed cube that
Prior to the IKEA collaboration, the UNCHR was only able to provide tents or converted mass-shelters for the influx of refugees into countries around the world. Now, with IKEA’s help, these displaced
ECOnnect has developed an innovative puzzle piece home that could provide one solution to the current housing shortage. The Dutch studio created the home after a hurricane hit Haiti and hundreds of
The Solar Decathlon 2013 competition officially kicked off 3 October, 2013; to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony, groups of officials and decathletes gathered to take a much deserved break from all
Recently, the fantastic design team at Manoteca launched Box sir, their latest collection of beautifully restored wooden designs. In addition to being stunning pieces of furniture, they are cool to boot!
It may seem reasonable that higher temperatures and drought conditions caused by climate change fuel wildfires, and that's definitely a big factor in this year's summer blazes. But according to leading
Scientists studying massive earthquakes finally found evidence to confirm a link between earthquakes and bursts of underwater methane - a potent greenhouse gas. While studying the site of a huge 8.1
As the policy director of the ocean conservation nonprofit 5Gyres.org, I can tell you that the problem of ocean plastic pollution is massive. In case you didn't know, an ocean gyre is a rotating current
Mitchell Joachim Wants to 3D Print Cities Using ‘Smart Trash’ From the World’s Overflowing Landfills
The world's landfills are literally overflowing. According to 2008 figures (and we've added a few people since then), America alone produces a whopping 1.35 billion pounds of garbage every day - and
VOLK's founder Brian Volk-Zimmerman is a painter, musician and an amazing designer of dizzying interiors. The Ash Credenza with and without storage is hand painted with bold earthy colors into trapezoids
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