Tiles

These Colourful Floor Tiles Were Made From Snail Poo

These Colourful Floor Tiles Were Made From Snail Poo

Stepping on snails is nasty — feeling the distinctive crack-and-squelch beneath your foot is all sorts of ugh-ack-yuck-ew. Dutch artist, designer and scientific researcher Lieske Schreuder found a way to make the experience less visceral but arguably more disgusting, by creating tiles composed of terrestrial mollusc turds.

Philips Magnetic Tiles Let You Build Any 3D Display

Philips Magnetic Tiles Let You Build Any 3D Display

I’ve spent the morning at Philips Research Labs in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and I’ve seen some pretty amazing inventions that may not be far away from a shop near you. One of the coolest was these magnetic LED tiles that allow you to build any kind of 2D- or 3D-shaped display…