before & after: trolley depot renovation It’s always been my dream to live in a home with airy, open rooms and lots of exposed bricks, so when this renovation project from Amy came across my desk, I was instantly smitten. Located in Atlanta, this building is about 100 years old and originally served as a trolley depot. Thankfully, Amy and her husband did a wonderful job preserving many of the original details while adding some modern touches that complement the overall aesthetic beautifully. Wonderful job, Amy! — Kate
Continuance – Rechargeable Battery with USB Interface by Haimo Bao, Hailong Piao, Yuancheng Liu & Xiameng Hu The Power Play Continues This is so simple. Continuance is a set of batteries with a USB interface on the side. The batteries are rechargeable plus dole out some juice to stranded gadgets that are starved of power. Langton's Ant A 4-state two-dimensional Turing machine invented in the 1980s. The ant starts out on a grid containing black and white cells, and then follows the following set of rules. 1. If the ant is on a black square, it turns right
Most creative and interesting advertisements for 2011 It is always said that first impression is the best impression so to grab public attention towards their products the agencies and the large conglomerates stick to the creative advertisements. These advertisement techniques and unique idea helps you to spread your product or services successfully. Whether the ad is about cars, cool drinks, electronics anything which you think off; with its hilarious and creative ideas will either impress you or makes you look twice. We will take you to an excursion into the world of stunning creative ads enjoy!
Master Sword: Zelda Twilight Princess Master Sword : Zelda Twilight Princess This replica of Link’s Master Sword from Zelda: Twilight Princess is a perfectly accurate cosplay and collector prop. The sword was made with durable resin and reinforced with aluminum or fiberglass rods for structural support, making it well balanced for carrying as a cosplay prop.
Chalkboard Wall Calendar - Martha Stewart Home & Garden Thanks to paint that dries into a chalkboard finish, your board can be whatever size you desire and placed wherever you like. Store-bought formulas come in traditional green and black. But you can also follow our recipe to mix your own batch in any shade.
Imaginative Package Designs - Design Imaginative Package Designs Packaging is a very important marketing strategy to glamorize a product in order to attract the consumer's attention. Often however, packaging can be neglected by business. Here I have compiled a selection of beautiful packaging designs, some conceptual and some that made it to the shelves but all great examples of the designer going the extra mile to ensure that all important first impression is a positive one.
“Tear Off” Wallpaper by ZNAK Applying wallpaper to walls has never been so fun. With this perforated “tear off” wallpaper from ZNAK, you can customize the appearance of your space by tearing off the pieces as you please. The wallpaper is created out of non-woven material and the shapes are inspired by the the transformation process of snakes. 40 Minimalist Print Ads That'll Catch Your Eye While print advertising always seems like a marketer’s dream when compared to online ads, it’s yet another field where it’s getting more and more difficult to cut through the noise and deliver the client’s message. In the digital age, the attention span of the consumer is razor thin, making it harder for advertisers to secure attention whether it’s in print or on the web. To combat this, we’re seeing advertisers reach for a minimalist approach, using little copy and sparse imagery to convey a message simply that gets attention more for what’s not there. Below is a showcase of 40 creative and beautifully designed minimalist print ads. The messages are quick and easily digestible. Take a look!
What Do You Do With Old Bumper Cars? - Yes, you read that right; these little beasties are street legal. Yes, you read that right; these little beasties are street legal. They run on either Kawasaki or Honda motorcycle engines and co-opt vintage bumper car bodies into the most awesome form of mini-car we've seen in too long. There are seven of these little monsters floating around California , and they're all the creation of one man, Tom Wright, a builder in the outskirts of San Diego who figured the leftovers of the Long Beach Pike amusement park needed a more dignified end than the trash heap. They were originally powered by two cylinder Harley Davidson Motorcycle engines but they rattled like heck because of the two cylinder vibration and Tom replaces them with four cylinder Honda or Kawasaki 750's and a couple have been measured as capable of 160 MPH, which is terrifyingly fast in machines with such a short wheelbase.
Unusual stairs Unique and creative designs of stairs from around the world. Not all of them are beautiful and practical, some of you will like, others – no, but they are unusual and interesting. Split Family Faces Cousins: Justine, 29, & Ulric, 29 How much do you and your family members really look alike? Quebec, Canada-based graphic designer and photographer Ulric Collette has created a shockingly cool project where he's exploring the genetic similarities between different members of the same family.