Archived Articles: November, 2012

For The Love Of Santa! 22 Crazy Christmas Decorations

After several decades living in the same house, some people build up quite a collection of Christmas decorations... and it gets awesomely out of control.

Metropolitan Cityscapes: Maps Honor Favorite Places

These papercut city maps are more than just visual representations of cities; the designers got to know each locale intimately to capture its essence.

Fast Track: A 557-Foot Trampoline in the Russian Woods

A 557-foot trampoline takes the place of a road in the woods of Russia for a festival, making the journey from one place to another a lot more fun.

Wind Shield: Invisible Air Umbrella Keeps You Dry in the Rain

This compact gadget is designed to force an artificial wind up through its handle that shoots out the top and deflects incoming raindrops before they can hit ...

Illuminating Inventions: 10 Twists to Simple Street Lights

Functional street lights tend to fade into the background for most of us, but these designers have creatively re-imagined the humble piece of urban furniture.

Vintage Vandals: 6 Artists Monsterize Thrift-Store Paintings

In this series of epic involuntary collaborations, boring garage-sale landscapes get transformed into strange and inspired monster mashups.

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Live in a Bubble with the Cocoon 1 Room Pod

The transparent Cocoon 1 from Micasa Lab is a room within a room, containing a comfortable getaway space that is separate from a still-visible world.

Fantastic Floor Coverings: 13 Unusual Rug Designs

These 13 modern rug designs break out of the Oriental rectangle with unexpected patterns, perforations, prints and materials.

The Real Deal: 13 Geeky Playing Card Decks

This baker's dozen of geek-themed playing cards may be old school in concept but their sci-fi and Internet-savvy themes will suit most any game-lovin' fanboy.

Brown to Green: Ashtray Doubles as an Urban Planner

Smoking will never be a healthy habit, but this ashtray concept can help something positive come from the ashes that smokers leave behind.

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