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The ruler and measuring tape have been around since time immemorial. If you’re looking for something more modern, more pocket-size, to physically measure your projects, then you might like the idea of this compact rotating ruler. https://youtu.be/dGESlcHJlTA How ya like that whistlin’? The Rollbe is a tiny measuring tool which looks like a miniature pizza…

If there’s one thing that can turn an ordinary object into an extraordinary object, it’s knowing that you built said object yourself. As to be expected, however, things tend to hit a snag when functional electronic appliances enter the mix. Aiming to satisfy the middle ground between a functional object and a DIY experience, the…

Having been practicing digital illustration since the early 1990s (this after years of practicing traditional art), Brazil’s Jomar Machado has amassed an impressive portfolio of 3D design work that spans decades. While the early years of his professional career were spent creating storyboards, layouts, and concept art for print at the advertising firm JW Thompson,…

If you like to watch things roll, and build things to make them roll, these beautiful, modular marble runs were made just for you. Invented by entrepreneur Walter Mason, these wooden marble runs work similarly to many a Rube Goldberg machine–you’ll recall the one in the OK Go music video, yes?–albeit not as complex and much…

Be still my beating heart. This site is beautiful. Thngs.co is a website dedicated to preserving a memory of every imaginable thing we have produced thus far. I don’t believe I’ve ever liked THINGS so much. It’s a feast for the eyes you and future generations are sure to appreciate. As they put it Thngs…

In the case that you might have gotten bored with your fleet of Bentleys, Porsches, and other luxury automobiles, a new roundup of vehicle concepts might tickle your (vehicular) taste buds. Produced by UK-based Ford van dealership Ford Transit Direct (??), this small collection of form studies takes a look at what modern ‘luxury’ might…

It looks like Bridgestone is flexing its biceps at Nexo by creating airless bicycle tires that won’t go flat, even when punctured. Unlike conventional tires with an inner tube filled with air to maintain rigidity, Bridgestone’s “Air-Free Concept” wheels feature thermoplastic resin spokes to maintain shape and support the weight. The tires are stretched around the inner…

Professor Dumpster, Jeff Wilson (professor of environmental sciences at Huston-Tillotson University), is in the production phase for his Kasita prefabricated, connected tiny house, which will most likely be available in December of this year. This isn’t your typical tiny house but rather a modern take on a popular movement centered on sustainable living. In this…

Traditional speakers, the kind that sits on your bookshelf, produce sound by applying an electrical audio signal to a voice-coil, which vibrates rapidly back and forth, thus moving a diaphragm, which pushes air resulting in an audible tone. The design has not changed much over the century since the invention in 1925. However, VETR Audio,…

There is something zen-like about products that require no hardware to assemble (we’re looking at you, IKEA). It’s as if those materials and parts were created for the sole purpose of existing as the components of a seamless assembly. The Lo1 lamp from Chilean industrial designer Emmanuel Gonzalez is one of those products. With a…

You know something has gone mainstream when IKEA starts to sell it. And no, I’m not talking about fried onions and cream sauce. Try smart home products. Called Trådfri, the internet-connected smart lighting system is the company’s first foray into the home automation market—which is currently dominated by products including Philips Hue and Nest. At…