design
Videos
A Sparkling Subculture: The Japanese Art of Dekotora
The decorated trucks often cost millions of yen to create, but their proud owners say it's worth it.... READ ON
Videos
Alarm Clock Doesn't Stop Until You Shoot It With a Nerf Gun
Sleep with a Nerf gun under your pillow.... READ ON
Animals
The Grizzly Bear Rug Aesthetic Also Makes For Adorable Trivets
The latest in kitsch kitchenware.... READ ON
Design
Introducing a Dungeons & Dragons-Inspired LEGO Set 
Bring your campaign to life, LEGO-style.... READ ON
History
11 Hand-Drawn Infographics About African-American Life by W.E.B. Du Bois
The civil rights activist and scholar also had an eye for design.... READ ON
Technology
New Image Translation Tool Turns Any Drawing Into a Terrifying Cat Monstrosity
Eek!... READ ON
Technology
Trendy Keyboards Bring Back the Nostalgic Feel of Typewriters
Clack, clack, clack...... READ ON
Design
This Light-Up Bike Helmet Helps Keep Cyclists Safe at Night
The helmet, called Lumos, has a brake light and turn signals.... READ ON
Design
McDonald’s Engineers a New Type of Straw for Slurping Shamrock Shakes
The STRAW is the fast food innovation that no one asked for.... READ ON
Design
UK Design Firm Puts a New Spin on Your Favorite Childhood Games
Rock-paper-scissors is looking a lot more sophisticated these days.... READ ON
Architecture
Go Inside an Intensely Detailed Minecraft Version of Downtown Chicago
The virtual version of the city took years to complete.... READ ON
Art
How One Artist Is Using Mirrors to Create Perception-Shifting 'Infinity Boxes'
After 25 years in computer graphics, Matt Elson wanted to make art people could connect to.... READ ON
Architecture
Pavilion Made From Recycled Shipping Pallets Was Built to Resemble Ruins
More than 1200 pallets were salvaged to build the structure.... READ ON
Design
What a Square Mile of a City's Grid Looks Like Around the World
Compare the unique layouts of Atlanta, Rome, Tunis, and more.... READ ON
Big Question
Why Do Some Sections of Sidewalk Have Bumps?
For some pedestrians, they're essential to getting around.... READ ON
Live Smarter
12 Brilliant IKEA Hacks for Your Kitchen
You can hack your way to Pinterest-worthy design in a weekend with a few IKEA basics and a little elbow grease.... READ ON

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