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DIY Underlit LED Skirt

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Imgur user SexyCyborg makes lots of cool fashion using open source hardware, like this underlit LED skirt. She published a very detailed HOWTO create your own based on her trial and error.

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Scott Albrecht: Amsterdam show of typographical art and beautiful geometric wood sculptures

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My friend Scott Albrecht, a Brooklyn-based artist and designer who creates fantastic typographical illustrations and hand-crafted wood sculptures, has a fantastic new show hanging in Amsterdam's Andenken/Batallion Gallery until July 24.

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Inspiring World Illustration Awards shortlist entries

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The Association of Illustrators and Directory of Illustration announced the shortlisted entries for this year's World Illustration Awards, including Grahame Baker Smith's Alice in Wonderland commemorative stamp for Royal Mail, above. Others include:

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Ten great websites with useful design style guides

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Laura Busche at Canva makes interesting observations about the style guides of 10 popular sites with distinctive and appealing styles, like Mozilla's Sandstone framework.

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Gorgeous string installation in cathedral courtyard

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Atelier YokYok installed this beautiful geometric string sculpture in the cloister of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Cahors, France. The vaulted shapes echo the surrounding 11th-century architecture.

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Tentacle shoes support your foot with eight other feet

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Designer Kermit Tesoro released images of this custom-designed POLYPODIS 2015 shoe.

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Vibrant wallpaper that's digitally printed on demand

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Feathr produces digitally printed, on-demand wallpaper, and they even occasionally take submissions from interested artists through open calls and bespoke commissions.

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Story behind the birth control pill "calendar" dispenser

In 1961, new parents David and Doris Wagner had a baby and Doris went on the birth control pill, just approved by the FDA the year before. Quickly though, Doris and David realized that it was too easy to forget a day and not realize it, so they invented a calendar dispenser that was the basis for the compact-shaped dial packs still common today.

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Motorcycle helmets that look like shaved heads


Designer Jyo John Mulloor created these custom motorcycle helmets to look like the bare heads of the riders underneath.

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Fascinating guide to antique space maps (Also, the Earth is square)

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Above, a map of the "Square and Stationary Earth" (1893) by a Professor Orlando Ferguson of Hot Springs, South Dakota.

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SpaceX launches Hyperloop pod design competition geared for students and indie engineering teams

An initial diagram for the Hyperloop. [SpaceX]


An initial diagram for the Hyperloop. [SpaceX]

SpaceX is launching open competition “geared toward university students and independent engineering teams” to design and build pods for Hyperloop. And this should be fun: some of the Hyperloop prototype pods will race next year, on a subscale test track near the firm's Hawthorne, CA headquarters.

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Company to 3D print a steel pedestrian bridge in mid-air

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By 2017, Dutch designer Joris Laarman plans to use his company's MX3D metal printing technology to 3D print a 24-foot-long steel pedestrian bridge over an Amsterdam canal.

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Apple introduces new font: “San Francisco.” Shoulda been called “Francisco Sans.“

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Apple today made available its new San Francisco system font, offered for developers who are working on next-generation apps for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2.

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Women Are Needed: WWII-era U.S. government poster art, 1943.

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1943 U.S. Employment Service propaganda poster.

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Short film: 'Discovery' (Valeris)

Director: Maxime Dardenne.

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Anarchy in the UK Mastercards


Because irony is alive and well in the 21st century. I'm holding out for my Kill the Poor platinum Amex.

Cliff House: modular home design hangs off cliff face

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No, it isn't real, but it is spectacular. The Cliff House is modular home company Modscape's theoretical design for "extreme parcels of coastal land in Australia."

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