No one said you need to go camping in that stinking tent fit for a plebian. What you need is something more elegant, more luxurious, and more of a portable shelter than some filthy tent. The tent is inspired by the Yurt, a portable structure that is commonly used by the nomads of Central Asia. That means the structure has to be easily portable, and comfortable enough to be a dwelling.
Smartwatches are cool, although they rarely look as awesome as the ZenWatch. We like the ZenWatch because it is sleek, has the usual and useful features, and looks pretty darn good. Going to the gritty details and specifications, the watch has a slightly curved 1.63-inch 320×320 AMOLED display. It runs on a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, has Bluetooth 4.0, and 512 MB RAM.
Trying to nap at work can be dangerous, wearing a futon so you could take a nap at work is ludicrous. Well, maybe it isn’t so bad because the Japanese apparently have a tradition called Inemuri, or sleeping on the job, which is considered perfectly acceptable. Well, if your workplace has no problem with you taking a nap, maybe it isn’t such a bad idea after all. Except the part about wearing a futon. Nothing can justify that.
Popular culture has given the world a hell lot of doctors. So here’s a handy guide to see if you should trust the Doctor that just showed up at your doorstep.
A remote controlled, fully functional steam powered tank, now that’s the stuff Steampunk fiction is made of. The steam turret tank by Ian is based on a 1/16th scale Tamiya King Tiger die-cast model tank. Supplying steam to keep the tank in action is a 3.5″ diameter marine boiler. This miniature boiler is fully functional, and includes pressure gauges, safety valves, and a ceramic burner.
Inventions by British artist Dominic Wilcox are entirely functional, but perhaps not quite useful. While the artist ensures that all these work perfectly, the inventions are rarely made to be “useful,” rather they are just examples of what could be.
The Ferrari F80 Supercar is an independent concept from designer Adriano Raeli. The sweet looking car with an aggressive stance speaks power, and the designer made sure that power did show up in the supercar. Raeli envisions power for the concept car coming from a hybrid drivetrain working with a KERS system and combustion engine.
Well, there’s more to breakfast than just food. The most important meal of the day as they call it, gives you a good chunk of energy for your day ahead. Spice up that energy with the force, or just pretend you did so you can enjoy Vader toaster to the max. Sith Lord one day, toaster head the next. Such is life. Priced at $50.
Classic glass plate portraits have a look and charm of their own, and a touch of modern technology can see them going further than their original image. The images you see here are the work of Costica Acsinte, who was possibly the only professional photographer in Romania for decades after the WW I. Nearly 5,000 of his glass plate negatives have been retrieved, and are being digitized at the moment.
Link is a warrior slashing through hordes of his enemies. In this illustration from Jeremiah Lambert Arts, Link stands with Zelda on top of a pile of his fallen enemies, like any great warrior should. The other illustration shows a heartless Mario stomping on hapless Goombas, leaving a mess of spilled intestines through the mushroom kingdom.