Inside Budapest's Forgotten Temple of Sewage

Here at Gizmodo, we're obsessed with beautiful old factories, captivating control rooms and fascinating scientific machinery. (Yes, that's me.) A few weeks ago, I showed you the 99-year-old Kelenföld Power Plant, one of most beautiful industrial places on earth. This time, I'd like to show you another industrial… » 9/11/13 10:00am 9/11/13 10:00am

18 Amazing Art Deco Clocks From a Futuristic Past

Among the many material forms of Art Deco—from buildings to furniture to cars—clocks somehow seem to make the best use of the machine-age motifs that make the style so wonderful. Feverish geometric forms, mind-bending symmetry, high-contrast colors, modern and ancient materials combined with ticking mechanics and… » 1/21/13 10:50am 1/21/13 10:50am

This Is the Chrysler Building of Watches

I would no sooner ask how much this Dusenberg Circular watch costs than I would a Rothko. Partly because I'd rather appreciate the beauty, not the price. But mostly because I'll never be able to afford it. Or its brother. » 12/14/10 8:40pm 12/14/10 8:40pm

If Tron Were Made In the 1930s

Though Tron: Legacy is only six months away, the movie's iconic light cycles seem as remotely futuristic today as they did in 1982. But this custom Henderson motorcycle, built in 1936, is basically Art Deco Tron on Earth. » 7/23/10 10:20am 7/23/10 10:20am

Alfred Dunhill Atmos Regulator Clock Is an Art Deco Dreamboat

This timepiece oozes with the same classiness found in 1930's era lighters and watches. The caliber-582 movement is so sensitive that small changes in temperature are enough to power the clock for days. [Acquire Mag] » 5/21/09 9:40pm 5/21/09 9:40pm

Humidor Casemod Master Puts New PC In Tiny Wooden Box

Jeffrey Stephenson, the man who first looked at a cigar humidor and said, "I can turn that into a PC," has made another Art Deco PC out of wood. The G-metric Nano, which will be unveiled publicly at CES this year, is the smallest enclosure Stephenson could design that contained a VIA NX15000 Nano-ITX mainboard, 1GB of… » 12/31/07 9:36am 12/31/07 9:36am