WHAT IS BUDDHISM ?

For more than 2,500 years, the religion we know today as Buddhism has been the primary inspiration behind many successful civilizations, a source of great cultural achievements, and a lasting and meaningful guide to the very purpose of life for…

THE JOHAMMER ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE

The Johammer electro-cruiser is up there with the very strangest motorcycle designs I’ve ever come across. I mean, it looks like you’re riding a very surprised snail. But it does exist; this North Austrian roadster made an appearance at the…

EDAVID: The Robot Painter

The line between art and technology isn't just being blurred, it's being erased altogether. Painting or sketching from photographs and life, for example, is a technique that is now being mastered by robots. The latest, called eDavid, combines a camera,…

KATELYN PENNER: Probably The Best Football Player Girl

A 12-year-old Beaverton girl is becoming the next YouTube sensation after making a video of herself juggling a soccer ball across Portland and Beaverton. It's called "Katelyn Penner Walkabout "(Juggling) is just fun and it helps you take your mind…

GARRISON BESPOKE’S BULLET-PROOF BUSINESS SUIT

In a scene only dreamt of by most people, the employees of Garrison Bespoke, an upscale Toronto tailor, lined up and waited their turn to stab their boss, Michael Nguyen, with a hunting knife. Mr. Nguyen emerged from the experience…

HOW TO TURN YOUR CUSTOMERS INTO BRAND EVANGELISTS

Every day, we see signs that doing business today is more complex than ever. The developed economy continues to be sluggish, with 2.4% growth in the first quarter, and injections of liquidity are commonplace. That means in order to retain…

ART OF FACE: Alexander Khokhlov’s Photography

Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov decided to disregard a traditional perception of make-up. In his Weird Beauty photo series, made together with a Russian make-up artist Valeryia Kutsan, Alexander uses women’s face as canvas creating sharp black and white patterns. The…

THINKS YOU HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT BANANAS

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No…

THE UNO HOUSE By Katsutoshi Sasaki & Associates

Experimenting with small-space management, Katsutoshi Sasaki & Associates gave the tiny Unuo House in Japan a tall and narrow entrance that gradually slopes down to a wide and flat single story. The soaring double-story entrance frames the eastern perspective and…

LE MAESTRO SHOES By Herman Francisco Delos Santos

Inspiration for Le Maestro came from an objective of incorporating modern manufacturing techniques and 3D-printed materials into a footwear product. Initial thoughts of creating a driving shoe or a dress loafer came to mind; two of which have interested me…

THE BREAK-OUT FURNITURE MODULES By Dymitr Malcew

Singapore-based designer Dymitr Malcew has conceived a series of mobile furniture modules that draw inspiration from the traditional tree-house. Dubbed Break-out Furniture, the modules can be joined together to create a "house" within a house or be used independently to…

WHAT THE EARTH WOULD LOOK LIKE IF ALL ICE MELTED ?

Global warming is a pressing issue that affects everyone. Though it may be hard to tell right now while we still have polar ice caps, National Geographic recently created a series of maps that illustrate how visually different the Earth…

ANDREAS MURKUDIS CONCEPT STORE IN BERLIN

Andreas Murkudis opened his new store in Potsdamer Strasse 81 E in Berlin Tiergarten, located in the former premises of the Tagesspiegel newspaper. After 8 years hidden in the historic courtyard in Münzstr. 21 in Berlin Mitte, moving west was…

THE TRAIN POP-UP IKEA SHOWROOM IN JAPAN

Swedish design wonder IKEA turned an entire monorail into a colorful showroom in Japan. To kick off their latest location in Tokyo near Tachikawa station, the company decorated the train with vibrant patterns, rugs and home accessories. Not only did…