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silviano

I normally don’t use laptop sleeves because, apart from making me look like a snobby, over-age yuppie, they don’t do much else. But that may change with this particular sleeve. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObN8RcHIHdQ&ab_channel=BestCrowdfundingCampaigns CHECK IT OUT IN INDIEGOGO At first glance, the Silviano looks as hoity-toity as laptop sleeves get. It’s made from genuine vegan leather sourced…

google maps blurring

After years of satellite imagery and Google Maps cars driving around our neighborhoods, Google is offering the world a little more privacy by allowing us to blur or completely remove Street View photos which would otherwise reveal the locations of our respective secret lairs. This is more of a public service announcement than anything else,…

stolp

With all this social distancing lunacy, smartphones have become invaluable as a means to “connect” with those we can’t be with physically. But have you ever wondered how the same smartphone you’re using might be distancing you from, you know, people you’re actually with? We need something to STOP THAT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px1E4u6SpCo&ab_channel=JUCE Stolp may look like…

beyou chair

Have you ever sat on a chair and thought, “Man, I wish there was a more comfortable place to sit”? Well, there is – it’s called the sofa. Still, the limitations of the conventional office chair limit you to sitting, ooooor shifting from one butt cheek to the other. Try sitting another way and you’ll…

domik ptashki

The Domik Ptashki (Домик Пташки) is Russian for “bird’s house”. It also just happens to be the name of a birdhouse created by Russian design studio, Dydykin. After studying various natural nesting grounds, artificial birdhouses, and even consulting an ornithologist (“bird expert”), the studio settled on a hollow, egg-shaped, and very unique looking birdhouse. You…

ps5 disassembly

As we draw near to its inevitable November 12 release this year, Sony Interactive Entertainment is doing everything in its power to hype the PlayStation 5. And IT’S WORKING. Their latest effort: having VP of Mechanical Design, Yasuhiro Ootori, bust out his tools and dismantle the console by hand: https://youtu.be/CaAY-jAjm0w Playstation 5 Teardown After a…

franky's pillow

Different pillow types fit different people. I, for instance, like rock-hard pillows and can’t stand pillows that are too soft and airy. You might think the opposite, which is why pillow companies work tirelessly to create a wide variety of choices for those with distinct sleeping patterns and behaviors. There have been countless attempts to…

bittle

If you’ve always dreamed of making your own robot or love the STEMI Hexapod bot but never had the technical know-how to do so, then boy do I have just the robotic dog for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEhJzbhxm8A&ab_channel=RongzhongLi The Bittle may not be the giant, Gundam-sized mech of your dreams, but it’ll definitely get you started in…

coral lamp lighting collection

It’s one thing to make a stunning light fixture, but it’s another thing to make a statement with it using a whole different medium. San Francisco-based industrial designer John Mauriello is well-known for his ability to create eye-catching and functional designs, but the effort that went into his Coral Lamp Lighting Collection is something else…

Claw Multi-Tool

We’ve covered our share of multi-tools in the past, from the classic Leatherman all the way to the heavy-duty COMBAR. But none of these tools are as small as the one I’m going to show you today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9PCm2J9SE0 The Claw by London-based design company Malboro & Kane is a multi-tool that measures only 18mm. That’s…

bygglek

There’s rarely worse pain in life than stepping on a stray LEGO block (and I speak from experience). First-world problems, right? Yet, it’s sad so many floors are littered with LEGOs. We could blame the kiddos, but… we buy the LEGOs, encourage their imagination and, dogonit, there’ll be time to have a clean house after…

cass caps

Anyone who has spent any amount of time baking/cooking/experimenting will know the tedium of measuring ingredients but outside of pre-measured packets what could make it easier? Cass Caps work much like your ordinary measuring cups, only instead of a key ring of clinking metal cups, you have a specially designed cap-of-sorts that screws onto your…

obsidian resin block

For those who are only familiar with its Minecraft counterpart, obsidian is a volcanic glass formed when lava cools so quickly that a crystalline structure is unable to form. It isn’t terribly hard to find either, so maker Patrick Adair decided to combine his love of Minecraft with his love of making things to craft…

gopro inside tire

You’ve spent countless hours and thousands of dollars on it, but have you ever wondered about what goes on inside your car whilst you’re driving it? Thanks to modern technology, Matt Mikka of Warped Perception helps answer at least ONE question mechanics and drivers have pondered: “Just what happens inside a car tire while it’s…