Category: DESIGN

Nov 20, 2012

3D Printed LEGO Block Blended into a Chipped Step

3D Printed LEGO Block Blended into a Chipped Step

Through a combination of 3D scanning, 3D digital modelling and 3D printing, artist Greg Petchkovsky created an incredible sandstone block that appears to be made out of LEGO. He then placed the 3D printed piece into a real sandstone step, achieving a brilliant and creative effect. Find out how he did it below. …

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Nov 20, 2012

20 Animated Gifs that Explain How Things Work

20 Animated Gifs that Explain How Things Work

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an animated gif must be priceless! Below you will find a collection of simple and elegant animations that explain how various things work. From geometry to mechanics and everything in between, these animations help educate and explain how the world around us functions. Through these…

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Nov 17, 2012

Life Size Replica of the Iconic Hot Wheels Twin Mill

Life Size Replica of the Iconic Hot Wheels Twin Mill

Photograph by Sarah (Pandora-no-hako on Flickr) In 1968, American toymaker Mattel released a series of 1:64 scale die cast cars called Hot Wheels. The first series of cars released (16 in total) were ‘customized’ versions of well known models like the the Camaro, Corvette and Mustang. However, later that year, Hot Wheels designer Ira…

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Nov 15, 2012

Red Bull Amsterdam’s ‘Shipping Yard’ Office [25 pics]

Red Bull Amsterdam’s ‘Shipping Yard’ Office [25 pics]

Selected over two other firms, Sid Lee Architecture was hired to create Red Bull Amsterdam’s new headquarters. Red Bull wanted a headquarters that would capture the ‘true spirit’ of the brand. The chosen location was a former shipping yard (complete with a docked submarine) in the North side of Amsterdam’s port area. Duality is…

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Nov 13, 2012

The World’s Largest, Fully Retractable LED TV

The World’s Largest, Fully Retractable LED TV

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could have a massive 201-inch HDTV magically appear out of the ground at the push of a button? Honoured earlier this year with the ‘red dot: best of the best 2012’ award for product design, the C SEED 201 does exactly that. Created in collaboration with the Porsche…

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Nov 7, 2012

High-Speed ‘Superbus’ Aims to Disrupt Personal Transport Industry

High-Speed ‘Superbus’ Aims to Disrupt Personal Transport Industry

The Superbus project is an ambitious attempt to disrupt the personal transport industry. This new concept in sustainable mobility consists of: a new electronically powered vehicle capable of cruising speeds in excess of 250 km/h (155 mph), new dedicated infrastructure (such as a dedicated lane on highways), and new logistics via a central routing…

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Oct 17, 2012

A Photo Tour of Google Data Centers Around the World

A Photo Tour of Google Data Centers Around the World

Earlier today, Google released a massive gallery of pictures of their Data Centers around the world. In an effort for greater transparency, Google also published a guided tour on YouTube and even a Street View tour of their data center in Lenoir, North Carolina. With 13 data centers around the world (7 in the…

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