Lego structures pop up in vacant neighborhoods in Valencia, Spain


Spanish studio Espai MGR created these conceptual images showing impossible Lego structures filling up vacant neighborhoods in the city of Valencia. The idea behind the project (and the super neat images) is to draw attention to the fact that a lot of space is left unused or underused in otherwise space-starved cities. Nothing like giant Lego bricks to fill up those space though.

Via: Dezeen

Toyota makes a roller coaster with the 2011 Prius


Toyota teamed up with engineering crew Deeplocal to create a small roller coaster from the 2011 Prius. Engineers modified the Prius to create a coaster car, and bestowed it with a 70-feet track made out of steel. The coaster car is dropped from a 10 feet high platform, where it reaches a speed of 15mph. Braking system from the car generates current at 30amps for 200 Volts, giving a total power reading of 6000 Watts. This energy is enough to light real amusement park lights and signs, and the LEDs along the track.

Via: Notcot

Cube home has dimensions of 10ft, includes most necessities



How much space could someone need to live comfortably? We don’t know the answer, but we’d never have guessed that it could ever be a cube with 10 feet sides. This tiny cube house has a table, two chairs, full-size shower, kitchen and a 4-ft wide double bed, all in a pint-sized package. Solar panels on the roof can provide enough energy to run the cube, and apparently even generate excess energy to sell back to the grid, raking in about £1,000 (~$1600) for owners annually. Cube Project is an initiative of Dr Mike Page at the University of Hertfordshire, and focuses on having a minimum impact on the environment.

Via: DailyMail

Temporary, stylish tattoos for your lips



I’m no fashion expert even by a long shot, but lip tattoos and lip art sure seem to be getting popular with every single passing day. In place of wrestling around with gloss or lipstick, you could just put on a temporary tattoo, with stylish looks and interesting designs. I can’t really decide if they are good or bad, but the sheer choice of patterns Violent Lips have probably means something could work just fine.

Via: TheHairpin, TrendHunter

Microsoft hourglass salt and pepper shaker


Microsoft have long changed the hourglass pointer, but most of us do very well remember the the hourglass pointer that used to appear when the computer went “busy” with a task. This salt and pepper shaker is inspired from the very same pointer, and will be called Salty Pixels when it hits the market. For some reason we fail to understand, the vendors have no pricing details on this one.

Via: ChipChick