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The Reconfigurable House

The Reconfigurable House

  The Reconfigurable House is an environment constructed from thousands of low tech components that can be “rewired” by visitors. The project is a critique of ubiquitous computing “smart homes”, which are based on the idea that technology should be invisible to prevent DIY.
155 Cumberland and 130 Bloor Street West

155 Cumberland and 130 Bloor Street West

The Torno residence is a legend in modernist architectural design.
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Smart Cases for Smart Phones

Smart Cases for Smart Phones

 
Surprised Farmer

Surprised Farmer

Clever Japanese farmer Hiroichi Kimura has recently harvested the world’s very first heart-shaped watermelon. Kimura started working on this wonderful anatomy-inspired melon after a customer asked him if it was possible. These melons allow Kimura to express his love of food in an amusing new way.
Japanese Farmers Created Pentagon

Japanese Farmers Created Pentagon

Farmers in Japan have created these pentagon-shaped fruits for a reason. These citrus fruits or Gokaku no Iyokan were created to be handed out as a good luck charm of sorts to students in the Japanese city of Yawatahama.
Botanic

Botanic

If you for some reason were to Google “woven vinyl flooring”, a Swedish company, BOLON, would come up on top of all your search results. It’s because BOLON, located in the woods of Western Sweden, is the world-leading producer of this material. The success is down to the sister team, Marie and Annica Eklund, that...
Tangible Things at Harvard University

Tangible Things at Harvard University

“Why do precisely these objects which we behold make a world?”–Henry David Thoreau Tangible Things highlights and questions the modern Western intellectual categories that distinguish art from artifact, specimen from tool, and the historical from the anthropological in Harvard’s unparalleled museum and archival collections.
Synesthetic Din Rail

Synesthetic Din Rail

What if the needle moved instead of the record? What if the separation between playback device and instrument merged?