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This provocative concept car contains private pods for each passenger

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The future is as unpredictable as ever, and to imagine even the slightest of its contours requires thinking outside the box.

Design company IDEO’s work in mobility is a provocation into a future on wheels. They offer multiple designs, not just related to the car as we know it,  which are imagined as public resources and constantly flowing catalysts of change in cities.  Read more…

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This technicolor typeface honors the creator of the LGBTQ pride flag

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Rainbows have become synonymous with LGBTQ pride and identity around the globe, thanks to artist and activist Gilbert Baker. He created the rainbow flag in 1978, as a way to represent the vibrancy of the queer community.

Baker died on March 31, but his legacy and vision of the LGBTQ community lives on through a new, creative medium — a rainbow typeface created in his name.

The eye-catching typeface, simply called “Gilbert,” features gently rounded letters with strokes in eight different colors paying tribute to Baker’s rainbow flag. Read more…

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Sky pool in Houston lets you fly and swim at the same time

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Real estate developers use a lot of clever techniques to sell apartments, but this is a new one: stomach-churning fear, with a splash of luxury. 

Situated 40 stories above the city of Houston, with a glass bottom view of the street below, the sky pool at the Market Square Tower probably seemed like a good idea when the developers of this high rise came up with it. 

There’s more to tech stock photography than hokey gold bitcoins

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A few weeks ago, I was snarky about stock imagery on the internet.

I was looking for photos of “people coding,” and the options were decidedly bad — think word clouds and whiteboards. But how would I go about translating such an ephemeral idea into visual form? Honestly, I had no idea.

Stock imagery has played a significant role in developing the visual language of technology. If you imagine all hackers wear black and hunch over green screens in dark rooms, that’s thanks to film and television to be sure, but also because of the creative images that accompany stories on websites like this one. Read more…

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Someone designed a rocking chair that looks straight out of space

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IT ONEOFF created the ‘U.F.O.‘ rocking chair which stands for ‘Unidentified Furniture Object’. It was inspired by the look of UFO flying saucers and can spin like one too. ‘U.F.O.’ also rocks back and forth. With an out of the world price of $9,000, we hope it’s life changing. Read more…

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This solar-powered machine transforms desert sand into glass sculptures

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German designer Markus Kayser built his ‘Solar Sinter’ machine as a university project. He wanted to challenge how we approach the process of making things in a world dominated by shortages. 

The machine he made is solar powered and uses concentrated sun beams to melt sand into glass. He tested it out in the Sahara desert, where both natural resources are abundant.  Read more…

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