January 21, 2020

Functional furniture

How Woodworker Chris Salomone Turned His Son’s Drawing Into a Functional Piece of Furniture By Alexandra Alexa From Core77 “Even though in the end it has to look kind of weird and messed up, it has to look like it was done on purpose.” We’ve featured the work of self-taught woodworker Chris Salomone quite extensively […]

Prince Charles falls asleep

Prince Charles looked like he was falling asleep during the Queen’s speech, and the video is pretty awkward By Mjkhaila Friel From Business Insider A video appears to show Prince Charles falling asleep during the Queen’s speech in Parliament.  The 71-year-old heir to the throne accompanied Her Majesty as she marked the State Opening after the general election. […]

Study puts the ‘Carib’ in ‘Caribbean,’ boosting credibility of Columbus’ cannibal claims

From Science Daily Date: January 10, 2020 Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Christopher Columbus’ accounts of the Caribbean include harrowing descriptions of fierce raiders who abducted women and cannibalized men — stories long dismissed as myths. But a new study suggests Columbus may have been telling the truth. Using the equivalent of facial recognition […]

Swingset-powered phone chargers

Swingset-Powered Phone Chargers at Dutch Train Stations By Rain-Noe From Core77 “People are willing to take a train later because they like to swing” At the request of Dutch Railways, creative agency ID310 designed a novel phone charger for Utrecht Central Station: A swingset. Called Play for Power, this adult-strength piece of playground equipment turns […]

Fine dining on Death Star?

Cool Architectural Interior Feature: This Kind of Looks Like a Fine Dining Restaurant on the Death Star By Rain Noe From Core77 Kisho Kurokawa’s dining platform for Japan’s “Empty Museum” What is it: A dining platform inside Japan’s largest museum, the National Arts Center Tokyo (NACT) Where is it: Japan, Tokyo, Roppongi district When was […]

2019 unusual vehicle designs

The Most Unusual Vehicle Designs of 2019 By Rain Noe From Core77 Believe it or not, the Tesla Cybertruck was not the weirdest one we saw this year Rachel Kohout figured out how to build a height-changing bicycle, and shows you how to build your own. More nuttiness on two wheels: This police motorcycle can […]

Lamborghini Squadra Corse presents the official drivers for 2020 Kroes named Best Young Driver of 2019

Giacomo Altoé and Albert Costa join the ranks of Lamborghini Factory Drivers Dutch driver Danny Kroes best of the 2019 Lamborghini Young Driver Program Sant’Agata Bolognese, 8 January 2020 – Lamborghini Squadra Corse presented the Factory Drivers for the 2020 season, including reconfirmed members and two new arrivals. Giacomo Altoé and Albert Costa have been inducted […]

The Editor speaks: Sex is more complicated than it once was

Once upon a time, as all good stories start, one’s sex (your gender) meant you were either male or female. It was that simple. Not anymore. The word “sex” to identify someone sexual orientation (gender) – male or female, is now removed by many countries. Belize is the latest country to change “sex” to “sexual […]

An alligator, tiger cubs, and a dog named Satan — these are the weirdest presidential pets in history

By Tom Porter From Business Insider Many of the 45 presidents of the United States have been animal lovers, with pet choices far beyond the ordinary run of cats and dogs. Some were given exotic pets by foreign dignitaries, with President John Quincy Adams keeping an alligator in a bathtub. President Martin van Buren fought […]

Best Illusion of the Year

Best Illusion of the Year: You Can’t Tell if This Shape is Rotating on the Horizontal or Vertical Axis Frank Force’s “Dual Axis Illusion” took 1st place in the annual contest By Rain Noe From Core77 Now in its 15th year, the Best Illusion of the Year contest has named their 2019 winner. Top prize […]