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Kaylad 2.0 – Electric Tricycle

Kaylad 2.0 is an electric assisted tricycle designed to provide a reliable alternative for commuting while promoting an eco-friendly and sustainable mentality. The main goal is to help the shift of paradigm from passive to active commuting and lifestyle. Safety and fun where the basic guidelines. Designed by Dimitris Niavis using Human-centered tools and methodologies. Continue »

Designer David Ayllon

After learning at a young age that Batman was not a practical career option, David Ayllon is now a graphic designer, illustrator, and righty who writes like a lefty. He took home a 2009 IAC award for Best Design Website as well as an Awwward nomination in 2010. Since graduating from Seton Hall University, he has launched his own clothing brand, People Like Me. His client list includes Black Thought of The Roots, Edward Burns, Kid Cudi, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Lupe Fiasco, and the Food Network’s Serena Palumbo.This Long Island boy wears his heart on his sleeve, among other organs. Continue »

Designer Patrick Bloem

Fresh and clean graphic design works of Patrick Bloem, a craftsmen from Denmark. Continue »

Wild Card

Awesome wall mounted magnetic board shaped as playing card! Designed by Avihai Shurin.
The magnetic clubs (♣)/ diamonds (♦) will hold your notes, pictures and memos. Continue »

Girls and Boys With Their Color-Coded Things

At some level, we might all be conscious of the associations we’ve created between colors and genders. Blue is for boys, and pink is for girls, right? A project by South Korean photographer JeongMee Yoon is exploring these associations, and presenting results that are surprising for showing how deeply that idea has been ingrained. Continue »

Cat Cafe in Osaka, Japan

The world’s first cat cafe opened in Taiwan in 1998. The Taiwanese cat cafe, located in Taipei, eventually became famous in Japan and began to attract many Japanese tourists as well as domestic visitors. In Japan, the first cat cafe opened in Osaka in 2004 (in photos by Natalia Sobolevskaya) Continue »

The New York Times Magazine’s Logo Reimagined

As part of a special innovations issue, The New York Times Magazine invited eight designers to reimagine its age-old logo to fit the current times.

Magpie Studio
This idea developed from our basic belief that innovation never stands still. After experimenting with ways of applying movement to type, we hit on the concept of revolution and took it quite literally — rotating the letterforms to create beautiful, yet seemingly random, shifting shapes. Continue »

Stroymaster: Stop Them All

People can never understand how much noise can a soundproof window actually cancel. So, BBDO Russia decided to educate and impress them by featuring in our campaign literally ALL the sounds stopped by our windows. Click images to zoom. Continue »

Sekunda Glue: The Immortal Collection

“What does happen when you glue back things with Sekunda, over and over and make them every time as good as new? You create an Immortal Object. And that’s exactly what we did – we created The Immortal Collection, the first ever limited edition series of objects that will last forever – because they are sold together with a pack of Sekunda Glue.” Case by BBDO Russia. Continue »

Car vs Piano

To prove how unpredictable car accidents are, Intouch insurance created a live 24/7 web broadcast. A 359 KG grand piano was suspended from nine ropes above a car in a Moscow garage during seven days. Twice a day people could vote on a live broadcast 24/7 on carvspiano.ru for an unpredictable real event resulting in one rope being cut. For example: if the temperature in Moscow rose to +21C one rope could be cut. If FC Barcelona advanced to the Champions League Final that same week, another rope would be cut. A live Twitter feed was projected on the wall and a timer clock kept the audience intrigued, waiting for the next rope to be cut-or not. On the 6th day the piano fell down on the car and proving that even if we couldn’t save the world from falling pianos we did make more drivers consider buying our intouch ”no fault” car insurance. Continue »

Ugg Australia Release Bridal Line

Ugg Australia released a three piece capsule collection for their newest line “I Do.” The collection consists of a silver suede Bailey I Do, a white fluffy flip flop and a white sequined studded boot named Sparkles I Do. Would you?

New NASA Discovery Reveals Unprecedented Blooms Of Ocean Plant Life Beneath Arctic Ice

Thanks to a NASA-sponsored expedition to the Arctic Ocean in the summers of 2010 and 2011, scientists have found an area underneath the sea ice, which is richer in microscopic marine plants, essential to all sea life, than any other ocean region on the Earth.

The expedition, called ICESCAPE (Impacts of Climate on EcoSystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment), explored the waters in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas along Alaska’s western and northern coasts using optical technologies. According to scientists, the findings would help reveal a new consequence of the Arctic’s warming climate and provide a vital clue to understanding the impacts of a changing climate and environment on the Arctic Ocean and its ecology.

Sunsets started to tease the Arctic horizon as scientists on board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy headed south in the Chukchi Sea during the final days collecting ocean data for the 2011 ICESCAPE mission. (NASA/Kathryn Hansen) Continue »

London 2012: Olympic Athletes’ Rich Daily Diet Revealed in Picture

What do athletes eat? This is perhaps the commonest question asked about the fitness regimens of professional athletes. After all, who wouldn’t want the toned physiques of a Cristiano Ronaldo or a Michael Schumacher or a Usain Bolt?

Showcasing their diet regimen, a few Turkish Olympics athletes posed with their daily food intake in a unique photo shoot done recently in Ankara, the Turkish capital. The Olympic hopefuls who took part in the shoot included Taekwondo fighters Nur Tatar and Bahri Tanrikulu, weightlifter Mete Binay, 800-metre runner Merve Aydin, javelin thrower Fatih Avan and wrestler Elif Jale Yesilirmak.

Turkish javelin thrower and Olympic hopeful Fatih Avan poses in front of his daily meal intake in Ankara. (Reuters) Continue »

‘Stacked’ Space Station Photos Highlight Star Trails

A scientist aboard the International Space Station took extraordinary photos of the starscape from aboard the vessel, using a special technique that highlights their movement. Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit used long exposures in conjunction with digital editing to achieve the star-trail effect. Given that some of the shots required nearly 15 minutes of exposure, Pettit needed the software to overcome the limitations of his camera. Continue »

Photo of the Day: Pink Lake

Aerial photograph of salt-collecting boats on Lake Retba, Senegal. (Barcroft)