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This Bench Is Built Using Two Power Mac G5s

The Apple Power Mac G5 was an iconic computer — but, launched back in 2003, it’s since been superseded by the Mac Pro. So what better way to celebrate its long and useful life than using its bold looks elsewhere in the office?


Can You Tell The Time On This Eclipse Clock?

This clock is lovingly made from engraved aluminium plates that overlap, rotating independently as the minutes pass. But can you tell the time using it?


This Sleek Carbon Fibre Wheelchair Is What Professor X Would Use

Design options for wheelchairs seem stuck on a spectrum from boring to next-level boring. That’s what Andrew Slorance wants to change. The UK-based entrepreneur is in the process of getting his Carbon Black chairs approved to take the distinctly stylish chairs to the US.


So This Is What Inspires Someone To Build A Life-Size LEGO T-Rex

For most of us, LEGO sets are little more than a child’s toy. But for Nathan Sawaya, they’re an interlocking plastic canvas, an artistic medium of immeasurable potential and capable of transforming into any shape imaginable. Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO showcases some of Sawaya’s most ambitious projects — this mammoth T-Rex skeleton, for example — and the inspirations behind them. The following is an excerpt from the book.


How London's Amazing New Trains Were Designed

“I remember going on the Tube trains when I was very young, and thinking ‘this is amazing’. The smell, the noise — the wooden floors, the wooden escalators of the time — incredible to think that we had those,” says Paul Priestman, director and co-founder of London design agency Priestmangoode.


This New IKEA Desk Goes From Sit To Stand With The Push Of A Button

Sitting is comfy, but hours (and hours and hours) on your rear end isn’t great for your bod (even though it probably won’t kill you). Standing is good but tiresome after a while. Hybrid desks can be pricey but IKEA is betting on Bekant, a workspace that raises and lowers on two telescopic legs with a button push.


This Creepy Halloween Ad From IKEA Is Just Perfect, Danny

IKEA, in general, is a frightening place, a bizarre isolated world unto itself filled with sad, desperate people. Sometimes, I feel like I’ll never make it out of that maze alive. That’s what makes this ad from IKEA Singapore, promoting its late-night shopping hours, one of the best Halloween ads I’ve ever seen.


Designing A SkyMall Catalogue For The Near Future

The future will be — get ready for it — normal. That’s the striking and entirely non-boring vision presented in TBD Catalogue, which you might describe as a fictional SkyMall catalogue from 2024. There are no dramatic utopian or dystopian predictions in this slim, blue volume, but it does contain a bizarre and fascinating reflection of the technology of today.


Google Releases Hundreds Of Cool Icons That You Can Use For Free

As part of its Material Design project, Google has published a set of lovely icons, designed for use in mobile apps or whatever else you fancy using them for. And they’re free!


Unearthing 91-Year-Old Sphinxes From The Buried 10 Commandments Set

Hollywood lore and biblical history have been buried together for almost a century under the coastal sands of California, but archaeologists recently unearthed a massive 4.5m tall Sphinx built for Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 black-and-white epic The Ten Commandments.


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