This Twisting Mirror Bridge Reflects Every Detail of a Shanghai Street

UNStudio has created a beautifully constructed archway that brightens up the retail sphere of Xintiandi Mall in China. Because it's lined with mirrors, you can track your movements from beginning to end and watch your surroundings skip playfully across the different planes of the mall's entrance. It's like walking down … » 4/21/14 5:30am Monday 5:30am

Real-Life Locations That Would Make Badass Supervillain Lairs

If you're a supervillain, one thing you need to think long and hard about is real estate. Where can you store all of your evil gadgets? How can you stay off of a superhero's radar while remaining comfy? Where will the minions live? We have a few ideas based on real places from around the world. » 1/22/14 12:25am 1/22/14 12:25am

A Video Showing Everything A Mouse Clicks On In A Single Day

Clicking on a mouse has become such a mundane task, such an embedded part of our daily lives that it's become like breathing. We need to do it, but we never actually think about it when we do it. So it's fascinating watching this video of an artist who took a picture every time he clicked his mouse in a single day. » 1/14/14 9:30pm 1/14/14 9:30pm

20 Year-Old Designs A Better Windows Than Microsoft

I like Windows 8, but only because its desktop mode is basically Windows 7 with faster boot times. The thought of using the "tablet" mode, or even swapping between the two, fills me with dread. Unless, that is, future versions of the operating system look like Jay Machalani's design. » 12/12/13 10:00pm 12/12/13 10:00pm

How Chopsticks Were Invented

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Created roughly 4,000-5,000 years ago in China, the earliest versions of something like chopsticks were used for cooking (they're perfect for reaching into pots full of hot water or oil) and were most likely made from twigs. While it's difficult to nail down a firm date, it would seem it wasn't until around 500-400 AD… » 12/04/13 5:51am 12/04/13 5:51am

What the Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U Tell Us About the Future of Consoles

Most pieces of technology—like smartphones, TVs, and even computers—are replaced by new models every six or twelve months. Game consoles, on the other hand, are meant to last for at least five years. Which means that every generation is a true milestone of UI, gaming, and industrial design. So what does the latest crop … » 11/26/13 8:07pm 11/26/13 8:07pm

Every NHL Team As A Mega Man Sprite

Reddit user adam4283 has created 31 sprites (including the North Stars) from everybody's favorite 8-bit side-scrolling platform shooter. For just a few pixels, it's amazing how instantly recognizable most teams are. That's testament to Adam's work, as well as the clean and distinctive logos and color schemes of many… » 11/13/13 4:15pm 11/13/13 4:15pm

Get Obsessive With These Size Comparison Charts

Size matters. Especially when it comes to starships, giant monsters, buildings, and . . . well, pretty much anything else that you can obsessively categorize using common measurement systems. Here are some of the most outrageously detailed size comparison charts you'll ever see. » 10/08/13 5:58pm 10/08/13 5:58pm