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These 10 Marvels of Mirrored Architecture Must be Seen to Be Believed

These 10 Marvels of Mirrored Architecture Must be Seen to Be Believed

The use of mirrors is a well-known interior design technique often employed in small rooms or apartments. For cramped quarters, mirrors help provide the illusion of space. Mirrored design isn’t exclusive to indoor space, however, as new trends in mirrored architecture are bringing the reflections outside. Mirrored houses, cabins and art installations show just […]

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This Pristine Italian Sports Car Challenged the Ferraris and Lamborghinis of its Day

This Pristine Italian Sports Car Challenged the Ferraris and Lamborghinis of its Day

It’s as if this classic Italian sports car just rolled out of production. This 1968 De Tomaso Mangusta by Ghia isn’t just faithfully restored, it was guided by the son of its original craftsman. The De Tomaso Mangusta was a beast of a sports car in its day, a lesser […]

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Google Project Fi: 5 Plausible Expectations for the Future of Google Wireless

Google Project Fi: 5 Plausible Expectations for the Future of Google Wireless

Google Project Fi, the long-rumored Google Wireless service, is nearly here. If the news reports haven’t impressed upon you just how big of a deal this is, allow me to underscore the headlines. This game-changing wireless service could change the way mobile providers work with users like you and me. The days of fixed […]

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A Hotel Revolution: 10 Micro Hotels Challenging The Status Quo of Travel

A Hotel Revolution: 10 Micro Hotels Challenging The Status Quo of Travel

Travel has gotten needlessly complicated over the decades. Sometimes, when you’re traveling or on a business trip, all you need is a place to rest your head. Even if you want some time to relax, hotel rooms often have more wasted space than used space. So hoteliers are getting smart. […]

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Creative Urban Treehouse Designs Bring the Forest Life to the City

Creative Urban Treehouse Designs Bring the Forest Life to the City

You don’t need to leave the city to live among the trees. The new urban treehouse by Baumraum brings the peaceful lifestyle of a treehouse to a city with 3.5 million neighbors. It’s the latest project by Baumraum, and unlike the rural retreats it has designed before, this one is […]

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You Can Own This 200MPH McLaren 540C for Under $200K

You Can Own This 200MPH McLaren 540C for Under $200K

When it comes to boutique production supercars, McLaren has presented some of the most lofty, unattainable vehicles ever built. It’s not so much the rarity that makes them tough to come by. It’s the price tag. The top-of-the-line McLaren P1 Supercar retails for about $1.15M. For that price, you could buy […]

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VIDEO: FlexShapeGripper is the Weirdest Robotic Tongue-Hand You’ll See All Day

VIDEO: FlexShapeGripper is the Weirdest Robotic Tongue-Hand You’ll See All Day

Sure, five soft, sensitive fingers work just fine for our hands. But for robotics, this technology has been a bit difficult to engineer. Enter Festo, an industrial robotics company that specializes in streamlining automation tech. They have developed an innovative robotic hand called the FlexShapeGripper that is inspired by the tongue […]

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Best smartphones 2015: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2015: The best phones available to buy today

So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2015, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop. We continually update…

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This Dune-Inspired Dream House is a Sustainable, Geometric Wonder

This Dune-Inspired Dream House is a Sustainable, Geometric Wonder

Sandy dunes roll and swoosh across the seaside landscape of Terschelling, a peaceful Island off the coast of the Netherlands. On this island, traditional turtle roof cottages blend into the shape of the sand, comprising an idyllic natural retreat for escapees of nearby Amsterdam. In the spirit of this landscape, Mark Koehler Architects have designed […]

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It’s Black Magic: This Compact Digital Film Camera is a Gorgeous, Grown-Up GoPro

It’s Black Magic: This Compact Digital Film Camera is a Gorgeous, Grown-Up GoPro

When a GoPro reaches adulthood, it turns into one of these. The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera was the talk of the NAB show this week, a trade show for broadcast professionals and video production geeks like us. It is everything a compact digital film camera should be, a device that offers core […]

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This Architecture Firm Turned a Power Plant into a Stylish Boutique Hotel in the Wilderness

This Architecture Firm Turned a Power Plant into a Stylish Boutique Hotel in the Wilderness

This brand new boutique hotel is truly one of a kind. Deep in the Tasmanian wilderness, in a zone recognized as a World Heritage site, an old hydroelectric pumphouse lives a new life as a boutique retreat. It is a marvel of restorative architecture by Cumulus Studio, one that has transformed […]

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These United Nude 3D Printed Shoes are a Glimpse into Fashion’s Future

These United Nude 3D Printed Shoes are a Glimpse into Fashion’s Future

In the not-too-distant future, we might all be printing our style accessories at home. The people at United Nude have envisioned this future in a new series of 3D printed footwear designed by some of the world’s greatest living architects. The United Nude 3D Printed Shoes collection features designs by […]

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The Incredible New 3DR Solo Drone is the Smartest Thing with Four Blades

The Incredible New 3DR Solo Drone is the Smartest Thing with Four Blades

At the beginning of his decade, the concept of a personal drone sounded like science fiction. It was a technology left to a small number of commercial firms, big budget filmmakers and workshop DIY tinkerers. A half a decade later, and drones are everywhere. Hobbyists, videographers and flight enthusiasts are spending […]

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Creative Cardboard: 10 Revolutionary Cardboard Furniture and Gadget Designs

Creative Cardboard: 10 Revolutionary Cardboard Furniture and Gadget Designs

With all the advancements in materials technology, cardboard has become more than just the “thick kind of paper” you use to make boxes or packaging. Designers are now exploring cardboard designs as a new material in their work since, aside from being environment-friendly, cardboard can both be flexible enough to conform to design and sturdy enough to be […]

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Rustic Tiny House in the Mountains Redefines the Phrase “Picture Window”

Rustic Tiny House in the Mountains Redefines the Phrase “Picture Window”

It’s as if this tiny house in the mountains was built just for that window view. This rustic restoration turns an old barn in Switzerland into a tiny house getaway for winter sports vacations. It’s a lodge in the traditional sense, but its architect has restored it with modern, minimal inspiration. The […]

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Mini Augmented Vision Glasses Signal a Future of Visually-Enhanced Driving

Mini Augmented Vision Glasses Signal a Future of Visually-Enhanced Driving

How will the driving experience look and feel in 10 years? Between driverless cars and concepts like this, we could be on the verge of a new automotive revolution. Mini has revealed their own take on the future with the Mini Augmented Vision Glasses, a prototype that uses a variety of sensors, cameras and […]

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Go Deep Beneath the Streets of New York to See a Subway Tunnel Take Shape

Go Deep Beneath the Streets of New York to See a Subway Tunnel Take Shape

New York’s Second Avenue Subway is a project nearly a century in the making. Plans for this new line started back in 1929, but progress was shelved until shovels broke ground in 2007. Today, 86 years after the route was first planned, the Second Avenue Subway is quickly approaching completion. Next year, this […]

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DJI Phantom 3 Video Drone Ditches the GoPro for Aerial-Optimized 4K

DJI Phantom 3 Video Drone Ditches the GoPro for Aerial-Optimized 4K

If the 2000s were the decade of the smart phone, this is the decade of the drone. The creative drone behemoth DJI has revealed it’s latest advancement in video drones, the new DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter. DJI has ditched the GoPro and gone in-house with their own brand of cameras that […]

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The Trefecta DRT E-Bike is a Bond Villain’s Electric BMX

The Trefecta DRT E-Bike is a Bond Villain’s Electric BMX

This might be the most ambitious e-bike ever built. The Trefecta DRT is somewhere between a BMX and a Buell, a Tesla and a two-wheeler. It’s an electric bicycle that blurs the lines between ebike and electric motorcycle, built for road and trails and almost everything in between. It doesn’t come […]

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Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens Resurrects some of Photographic History’s Greatest Lenses

Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens Resurrects some of Photographic History’s Greatest Lenses

If you own a DSLR, chances are you’ve heard of Lensbaby. Lensbaby produces a collection of vintage-inspired creative lenses that do a lot more than your typical Nikon/Canon/Sony standards. The Lensbaby Composer series allows for tilt-shift style focus effects on the cheap, allowing photographers to experiment with the focal plane. The latest […]

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Lego-Style Living: These 10 Transforming Interiors Can Make Small Spaces Feel Endless

Lego-Style Living: These 10 Transforming Interiors Can Make Small Spaces Feel Endless

Transforming Interiors | Space: we all need it and we all want a lot of it when it comes to our living arrangements. But as cities become more urbanized and more crowded, living spaces become smaller. Making the most out of a small apartment has become a real and constant challenge.
Fortunately for us […]

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Solar Impulse 2 Airplane Aims to Set A New Solar Flight Record Around the World

Solar Impulse 2 Airplane Aims to Set A New Solar Flight Record Around the World

For the second time this decade, the Swiss firm Solar Impulse is attempting to set a solar flight world record by circumnavigating the globe. The Solar Impulse 2 is the second aircraft of its kind, a new solar vehicle that is close to setting a new world record. This week, Solar Impulse 2 will […]

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The Thrilling Porsche Boxter Spyder Takes Porsche Back to Its Roots

The Thrilling Porsche Boxter Spyder Takes Porsche Back to Its Roots

This is a purist’s Porsche. A vehicle inspired by the original recipe. The new Porsche Boxter Spyder recalls the open-cockpit roadsters of the brand’s history, dating all the way back to the Porsche 356 of the late 1950s. It is the latest vehicle to bear the “Spyder” badge for Porsche, […]

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#Woodgasm: Design Firm Creates a Wonderful Wooden World for Bar Raval Toronto

#Woodgasm: Design Firm Creates a Wonderful Wooden World for Bar Raval Toronto

With a full glass of inspiration, both shaken and stirred, a standard bar can become an other-worldly night life environment. Bar Raval Toronto is a testament to this kind of inspired design. It is a masterwork in design innovation and woodworking craftsmanship, a space that imparts futurism and naturalism upon its […]

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The Slim, Sexy Nikon 1 J5 is Fast and 4K-Friendly

The Slim, Sexy Nikon 1 J5 is Fast and 4K-Friendly

Compared to the pro cameras of a decade ago, this svelte new Nikon is a beast of a digital camera. Its shape is barely bigger than a wallet, but it packs one hell of a punch. The Nikon 1 J5 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that shoots incredibly high-resolution stills and […]

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