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Friday Smackdown: Grackle Smash

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They spread from the ground like black ink from a swollen tear duct. How would ink come to be in a tear duct? Well, when the virus takes hold, you…

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American Inventor Alan Adler Tells the Stories Behind His Most Famous Inventions

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After spending decades developing a flying ring that set the Guinness world record for the farthest thrown object when it was hurled 1,257 feet in 1985, you might think that…

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The Sensel Morph Brings Pressure-Sensitive, Multi-Touch Capabilities to Your Digital Devices

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When you’re marketing your product as “the first pressure-sensitive, multi-touch input device that enables users to interact with the digital world like never before” in today’s age of portable Cintiq…

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Love Hultén Brings American Walnut and Mid-Century Style to Retro Gaming Devices

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When it comes to drool-worthy retro gaming device customizations, Swedish designer, craftsman and innovator Love Hultén never fails to disappoint. Previously, Hultén has channeled his inspiration in early space travels,…

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Behind the Design | London Work Apron Maker Nigel Ruwende of Saint & Birchley

2 days ago

Love ’em or dislike ’em, it’s hard to argue that work aprons are one of the most unsung heroes in the workshop environment. Aside from keeping a worker clean from…

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Improbable Weapons | Film Supercut Highlights Everyday Objects Repurposed as Weapons

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For the most part, everyday objects such as toothbrushes, spoons, hairdryers and hair combs are used exactly as they were designed for. Yet – thanks to a number of tv…

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Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff: Week 35.15

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With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you. This…

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Artist Remy Boiré Creates a 3D Printed Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sculpture From Scratch

3 days ago

Between the launch of their new world headquarters in Boston’s Lovejoy Wharf back in May to the launch of their newly-redesigned Chuck Taylor All Star just last month (the first…

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Bending Light | A Closer Look Behind the Process of Bringing Handmade Neon Signs to Life

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Like so many other great craftsmen who are operating at the top of their game, the story of how Andrew Hibbs got started bending neon light began at a young…

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SolidSmack Radio | The Turns

4 days ago

This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new playlist of face-melting great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days….