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Designing For Good: The Shoe That Grows

We love stories about how design is being used to make the world a better place. The Shoe That Grows’ resizable sandals for kids are an amazing example. Next Order of The Shoe from Because International on Vimeo. Founder Kenton Lee came up with the idea for the sandals when he saw a little girl [...]

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Your Brain on Drugs

Remember the classic anti-drug commercials? “This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?” Now imagine if they were actually a gorgeous, minimalist series of designs showing the mental effects of each drug. Or don’t, because designer Meaghan Li got there first. We’ll let her take it from here. Informative AND great [...]

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Dubsmash

Let’s just cut to the chase: if you don’t have Dubsmash yet, download it right now. Got it? Great. Now make sure everyone you know has it too, because they’re going to want to respond when you send them a video of your amazing lip-sync performance of Samuel L. Jackson’s speech from Pulp Fiction. Or [...]

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24 startup ideas that VCs are begging to fund

Looking to build a business, but not sure what it should do, or if the concept you have is viable? Startup incubator Y Combinator is here to help. Their Fundable Ideas list lays out today’s problems most in need of solutions. Naturally, Y Combinator also looking for things that aren’t on this list; as they [...]

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Delta Presents: Meme Safety

In-flight safety videos aren’t usually instant internet classics, so you might have yawned through the news that Delta just updated theirs. But that would be a mistake, because the result is a meme-tastic voyage par excellence. If you spent any time during the last 15 years on the internet, you’ll be in love. And you [...]

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State Tastes

Picture this – you’re traveling the US. Maybe your dream road trip, or maybe just a business trip. Either way, you’re somewhere you’ve never been before, and you’re hungry. But you’re also curious. You want some local flavor – literally. I mean, when in Rome, right? In Philadelphia, where do you get a cheesesteak? In [...]

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The Selfie Arm

Check out this nice photo of a couple holding hands. Cute, right? Except that’s not really what’s going on at all… OH GOD WHAT IS IT? … is what you’re probably asking right now. Answer: it’s the Selfie Arm, designed by artists Aric Snee and Justin Crowe. Through their work, Snee and Crowe focus on [...]

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Meshology

French photographer Dimitri Daniloff is rarely content to let reality have the final word, so a team-up with German CG Artist Sven Hauth was a natural fit. For subjects, they tapped Spain’s Asociación de tricking Vila Real, whose members combine parkour, dance, and gymnastics to achieve gravity-defying midair contortions. Between the trickers’ airborne antics, Daniloff’s [...]

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Tesla Energy

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been following Elon Musk’s career, and the evolution of his company, Tesla, fully expecting that they would change the world one of these days. Not electric car change the world, either – we’re talking a top-to-bottom shakeup. Well, it’s happened, and it’s called the Powerwall. Check out the energy [...]