Arts & Design

Mouse with a physical horizontal scroll button

Most computer mouses mice only have 2-3 buttons and a vertical scroll wheel in the middle; some of the more advanced ones will have extra buttons, and buttons for you to hold and drag in order to scroll horizontally. We hardly ever see webpages that are designed to scroll sideways, so why do we need that? It might be a ...

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Fiberoptic lamp brings the sun inside

Sunlight is a commodity only now being fully realized for its gigantic magnitude of energy resources. In fact, The Cold Light fiberoptics don’t even the sun as a power source. The light gets transfered to an indoor-friendly fluorescent glow. On display at the Haus der Forschung in Vienna, a headlining institute in research science, the Cold Light system, called “0-24 ...

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Awake Alarm Clock / Night Light to revolutionize sleep

“This product aims to redefine the alarm clock”. And if it does what it says it does, then the “Awake” will do that and more. With digital science progressing at every turn, there was no doubt that technology would soon evolve to aid sleeping patterns and relaxation, which is what designer Ming Hsu accomplishes here. The Awake is both an ...

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How To give your HDTV the Philips Ambilight look for cheap

The Philips Ambilight for HDTVs is a look that every gadget hound would love to have in their living rooms. Though, most are not fortunate enough to have the money to spend on the Philips lighting system. Instructables gives this easy to do tutorial for setting up the Ambilight look, without putting a whole in your wallet. For under $40, ...

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Yummy Kitchen Connect for food blogging and recipe sharing

Food and recipe blogs have become an underrated force in the blogging world. The Yummy Kitchen Connect, an entry in the Microsoft / IDSA Design Competition, might win the food talk a little extra recognition. We’ve seen some really cool kitchen design in the past, but the Yummy might be the most usable of the bunch for every day life. ...

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2004 Olympic Hybrid Runner: The Genius of Koichiro Tsujikawa

[ev type=”youtube” data=”Rwtu77p4U_w”][/ev] A self-taught surreal video producer, Koichiro Tsujikawa was commissioned by Panasonic for the 2004 Olympics to make this forgotten video. Tsujikawa’s videos are always unique. He is also known for doing music videos for electronic band, Cornelius, with stop-motion video effects. This video was just too cool to pass up. Check out this half runner, half motorized ...

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Louis Vuitton takes on Paris with barbaric oversized style advertising

In proportions that only a fashionista could appreciate, designer Louis Vuitton, in fear that his $1000 handbags wouldn’t earn him enough money to put food on the table, has taken the idea of stylistic advertising to a whole new level. Taken in Paris by a member on Flickr, these gigantic Louis Vuitton proportionally spectacular bags line the store fronts of ...

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Micro Bank shrinks money, scares to death

Optical illusions can be fun. Messing with the human senses is always a good time. But when it comes to our green, the last thing we need is to think it’s in danger. The Micro Bank optical illusion does exactly that. When you put a coin into the slot, the Micro Bank gives the appearance of becoming impossibly narrow at ...

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