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These Traffic Lights Let You Play Pong With Random Strangers

These Traffic Lights Let You Play Pong With Random Strangers

Two years ago, three German design students set out to solve the most first-world problem that ever was: what to do when waiting to cross the street. Their solution? A system that lets you play Pong with pedestrians on the other side of the street. A few years and one…

What A Sweltering City Really Looks Like In The Summer

What A Sweltering City Really Looks Like In The Summer

Believe it or not, during summer in the city it’s not only when the oppressive sun that heats the streets below. No, the buildings like to help spread the love around by hoarding the heat and dishing it out themselves. This is what it looks like.

SCAD Urban Camper for the Homeless (Or, Um, Campers)

At NY Design Week 2008, Savannah College of Art and Design students showed off a couple of cool concepts they developed with the Growing Hope of Union Mission for homeless people. The neatest (and most practical) one is the Urban Camper, designed for homeless living on the street. It’s basically…