Watch How Designers Re-engineered an Island to Make a Park in New York City

Parks aren’t always built just so we can enjoy the trees. On Governor’s Island in New York City, a truly unique public space will bring nature back to a former military base–and it’s engineered to withstand the catastrophic storms that climate change will bring. It’s called The Hills, and in this documentary, we talk… »11/06/15 2:47pm11/06/15 2:47pm


A close look at the crazy interfaces from The Avengers: Age of Ultron

One of my favorite things about watching movies is seeing the film’s vision of the user interfaces on screens and computers. They’re almost always over the top (like they were in the first Avengers) but I love to imagine that we’ll see all those exploded graphics in our future and pretend that all that information… »5/19/15 9:12am5/19/15 9:12am

This is how professional designers create their posters

Although I've studied the basics of graphic design, every time I see a cool poster, or a beautiful record cover, my mind goes through the same process. Something like "Wow, that's cool. How the hell did they make this." Professional graphic designer James White explains in this interesting video how he does it. Take… »3/05/15 6:53am3/05/15 6:53am

The amount of detail that goes into making these headphones is unreal

These Fostex TH900 headphones run for $1,300 which is completely silly and ridiculous and insane until you watch how they get made. The amount of detail put into each part, the careful consideration of each step, it's all pretty impressive. I know I would never spend that much money on headphones but I can't say… »2/18/15 9:10pm2/18/15 9:10pm

All the faces of Ultron: The design evolution of the Avengers' archenemy

Outstanding illustration of the new Ultron on the cover of Empire this week. I remember how fascinated I was the first time I saw Ultron in Avengers. It was issue #162, published in 1977—I saw it much later because it arrived to Spain in the 80s. Here's how artists changed Ultron's appearance through the years: »1/26/15 3:12pm1/26/15 3:12pm

I don't need this cool Macintosh Neue but bloody hell I want it so badly

I really would have no practical use for this Neo-Macintosh or Macintosh Neue or whatever you want to call it. But I want it. I would totally buy it. I'd probably only use it to write the book I will never finish and play Crystal Quest, but it would be totally mine if Apple ever made it. So silly, so good. »1/13/15 2:41pm1/13/15 2:41pm

Watching an umbrella get hand made is more captivating than I thought

There's a bit of a chicken or the egg thing for me when it comes to umbrellas. I never spend too much money on umbrellas because they always break. Or do they break because I never spend too much money on them? After watching this titillating video of a beautiful umbrella being made, I think I know the answer. »1/07/15 11:51pm1/07/15 11:51pm

Watch an adorable 2-year-old girl immediately identify fonts adorably

I learned two things while watching this aww-inducing video. Scarlett, the cute 2-year-old girl in the video, is a genius child with an eagle eye for instantly recognizing typefaces better than most humans and that it's going to be awesome to be a parent because you can teach your kid whatever the heck you want them… »9/11/14 8:55pm9/11/14 8:55pm

This champagne glass is shaped after Kate Moss' left breast (NSFW)

A (false) legend says that the first champagne glass was molded using the left breast of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France till her head rolled. It was actually created in England, like this new champagne glass modeled after the left breast of Kate Moss, the modern Queen of Fashion. Let's compare with the real thing… »8/22/14 9:30am8/22/14 9:30am

I wish I could spend summer in the Mediterranean driving this beauty

Italian designer Pietro Russomanno's Raceline is the 26-foot-long daughter of a classic Riva boat— one of my favorite vehicle designs—and a classic sports car. If I had to spend a summer in the Mediterranean riviera, this is the vehicle I'd like to have to move from coast town to coast town to eat seafood and drink… »7/23/14 12:21pm7/23/14 12:21pm