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This year’s DMY Berlin 2010 design fes­ti­val was more excit­ing than ever. Not only because of its new venue at the Tem­pel­hof air­port but even more because of the involve­ment of the audi­ence within the design process.

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Cardboard Machine

On June 18, 2010 By

Card­board Mechan­ics instal­la­tion shows what can be done with sim­ple card­board (and elec­tron­ics). Four stu­dents from the Utrecht School of Art and Tech­nol­ogy, Saskia Freeke, Fin Kingma, Davy Jacobs, and Sonja van Vuure put together this instal­la­tion of Card­board Mechan­ics (click for video). They used card­board, elec­tron­ics, some basic hard­ware, laser cut­ting, and a knowl­edge of basic mechanics.

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(TrendHunter.com) The Hyundai Equus Apple iPad man­ual rep­re­sents the ideal fusion of lifestyle and tech­nol­ogy. The tablet comes with the Hyundai Equus in lieu of a tra­di­tional paper man­ual, and allows own­ers to schedule…

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The idea in this series is to show beau­ti­ful and inspir­ing houses. Houses that are remark­able for its design, ele­gance, ele­ments, con­cept or sim­ply because they are beautiful

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Think of your favorite song.

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The Uni­ver­sity of Florida recently unveiled a stun­ning rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of a tra­di­tional North Florida Cracker House that will be soak­ing up the sun’s rays at the 2010 Euro­pean Solar Decathlon . The energy-efficient home brings the tra­di­tional ver­nac­u­lar into mod­ern times with a num­ber of high-tech advances includ­ing solar pas­sive design, pho­to­voltaic pan­els, and a pre­fab­ri­cated mod­u­lar construction .

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If noth­ing else, work­ing on meta­cool over the past half decade has helped me meet a ton of peo­ple I would never have encoun­tered oth­er­wise.? And thanks to another friend I met via meta­cool , I recently had the great plea­sure of meet­ing Jörg Bergmeis­ter , one of the most tal­ent rac­ing dri­vers work­ing today. Those of you out there whose eyes roll back in your head when­ever I talk about cars can rest easy ( relaaaxxx — let those eyes roll baaackkk ), because when Jörg and I met, we didn’t talk about auto­mo­biles so much as about human-machine inter­face design and how new tech­nolo­gies may reshape the dom­i­nant par­a­digms of auto­mo­tive design sur­round­ing us today.? Our spe­cific topic of dis­cus­sion was the amaz­ing new Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, and yes we did geek out a bit on gear­head stuff at the begin­ning of our inter­view , but on the whole I think we ven­tured in to some very inter­est­ing ter­ri­tory.? In fact, we touched on many of the themes I sur­faced in this post I wrote a while back about mak­ing green red

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Illuminated Pedal Powered Car

On June 17, 2010 By

Artik­car is a cre­ative pedal pow­ered vehi­cle based on a recum­bent bicy­cle. Designed by Ben Wil­son and inspired by a wooden toy car, the Artik­car is made from steel tub­ing, uses LED lights, and is steered by lean­ing. [via] In addi­tion to the Artik­car, Ben Wil­son cre­ated another pedal pow­ered car specif­i­cally designed to be used by

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The New York Times is fea­tur­ing pho­tographs by Jens Heil­mann on the Evo­lu­tion of the World Cup Ball from the one used in Uruguay in the 1930 to the lat­est one in South Africa. All except one in his col­lec­tion have actu­ally been used in the World Cup games. They def­i­nitely show signs of being kicked around by some of the great­est play­ers that have graced the sport over the last century.

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Motion blur pho­tog­ra­phy is accom­plished using slow shut­ter speeds, pan­ning, or zoom­ing, and can yield very cool results. By mov­ing either the cam­era or the sub­ject, an awe­some sense of motion and action can be cap­tured using these techniques

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