Urban planner and game designer Konstantinos Dimopoulos is working on Virtual Cities, an atlas featuring the cities in video games. It will feature maps, analysis and more for over 40 video game cities, including Half-Life‘s City 17, GTA V‘s Los Santos and Silent Hill.
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Maker of things Izzy Swan shows off a building technique that makes it look like layers of wood have been woven together into a form that should be impossible to pull off. We won’t give away the trick, but it takes a whole lot of work to pull off the illusion.
This clicky mechanical keyboard captures the essence of classic typewriters. It works as a dock for tablets, offers both Bluetooth and wired connectivity, and its clever carriage knob doubles as a volume and backlight brightness control. Coming to Indiegogo June 2018.
Back when science fiction was considered pulp fiction, art directors and artists had the freedom to run wild with the cover art for sci-fi books. Nerdwriter pays homage to some of these notable people and their work, and reminds us to have a greater appreciation for cover art.
Wired spoke with Method Studios’ Visual Effects Supervisor Daryl Sawchuk for a glimpse at how the company made the visual effects for Black Panther‘s suits as well as the climactic battle. It never ceases to amaze us how much of movies these days are CGI.
The Surface Hub 2 was designed to help teams collaborate and communicate. It’s a PC with a 4K 50.5″ touchscreen display that can be used in landscape or portrait. Up to four Hub 2s can be connected to each other, and multiple Windows users can log in to access their files.
We love the unique and minimal modern design of this solid metal opener from Croatia’s VAU. The triangular structure provides strength and leverage, and its flat base allows it to stand as a countertop sculpture when not in use. Choose from aged brass or satin silver finishes.
Artist, designer, and musician Tim Alex Jacobs or Mixtela shows off one of the coolest business cards ever. His custom-designed card has a built in printed circuit board and metallic keys that serve as a tiny stylophone-style MIDI controller when plugged into a USB port.
Become an expert in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator with this extensive series of online courses in the world’s most popular photo editing, layout, and digital drawing tools. In all, there’s nearly $1200 worth of lessons here, so it’s quite a bargain.
We love the look of these unique cast metal desk accessories, each of which is inspired by natural terrain. They’re perfect for bringing order to glasses, keys, coins, phones, jewelry, pencils, paper clips, and more. Choose from raw metal or white finishes.