At last week’s Consumer Electronics Show, consumers were introduced to an assortment of new and exciting products, ranging from Razer Edge, the PC-gaming tablet and Best of Show winner, to Fitbit Flex, a cute, comfortable rubber bracelet that helps you track your fitness goals. But, while these are all great, there are a lot of new gadgets that seem more like necessities than, well, gadgets. Here are our top ten technological tools that we have no idea how we’ve lived without before now. … Read More
Great architecture isn’t always about sleek lines, minimal environs, and a neutral palette. As John Hench, Academy-Award winner and Disney Legend, said “color is a very critical thing. I’ve found that architects don’t like colors. Engineers too. And so somebody has to stand in. Because this is the finish of it. It is the emotional part of a structure.”
After spotting this rainbow hued sports complex that glows brilliantly at night, we couldn’t help but wonder what other larger than life versions of one of the best toys ever made might exist in the world. From a house in Turkey that glows inside and out to a hotel in Abu Dhabi that’s the world’s largest LED project, click through to check out some of the most brilliant designs in the world that break the minimal, black and white mold. Which is your favorite? … Read More
The phallic neon object you see above is not an extraterrestrial research lab run by former Vegas casino owners, but a new hotel in Abu Dhabi (what economic crisis?). The curvilinear shell of The Yas Hotel — designed by Asymptote Architecture — is covered in a grid of 5,300+ diamond-shaped steel panels that contain nearly 5,000 LED fixtures, making the structure the world’s largest LED project to date. Book your New Year’s stay now, for only 1000AED (a mere $280!). More neon goodness after the… Read More
Wow. Just wow. This reminds us a lot of those really cool Sony Bravia ads. Who knew sheepherders were so rad?