If you love artist Bruce Shapiro’s magnetic sand art, you’ll be glad to know that you can soon have one in your house as a table, and in a variety of wood veneer or hardwoods. It will have at least 25 built-in sand patterns that you can toggle via an app.
Art & Design
Do you want sunlight streaming in your living room all day long? Do you hate the glare on your computer screen? What you need is a house like Jarle Hegerland’s, which was built in Norway on a giant turntable to control the light coming in – and the view out of the windows.
GM and the US Army created this badass concept truck for military operations. The 6.5 ft. tall truck runs quietly thanks to a hydrogen-electric 4WD drivetrain, its power pack can be removed to power field operations, and can produce clean drinking water as a by-product.
A brilliantly simple way to create two-point perspective drawings by fixing a piece of elastic string to the two edges of your image, then pulling it up and down with a paper clip. It doesn’t provide a hard straight-edge, but it’s still a cool hack.
Designer Olly Swinyard’s playing cards feature intricate line art drawings, which carry across not just on the face cards, but on each and every diamond, spade, club, and heart. Tiny details on the face cards reveal secrets of love and betrayal between the courts.