Lighting the Future: 7 Elegant and Innovative LED Lamps

Simply put, LEDs are the future. As the technology matures, it's now being embraced in a way unlike ever before. The diodes last longer and draw less power than other light sources. And, technical benefits aside, LEDs can also be implemented into unconventional forms much more easily than incandescent and fluorescent… »8/01/12 2:20pm8/01/12 2:20pm

8 Beautiful Products of Bauhaus: The Single Most Influential School of Design

You might think of Bauhaus as a style, or maybe a school of thought. But Staatliches Bauhaus—more commonly known as just Bauhaus—was actually a physical school: an institute of design that gave some of history's most important designers a grounding in aesthetics that continues to influence the way our world looks and… »6/13/12 3:00pm6/13/12 3:00pm

Outrageous Rube Goldberg-Style Animation Brings Online Catalog to Life

Is this a shopping site or a Rube Goldberg machine? It's both. Ride along with the rambunctious kitchen items in this brilliant example of Flash programming on a promo site from Dutch retailer Hema. The site loads slowly because there are probably thousands of readers just like you trying to view its hilarious… »11/06/07 2:15pm11/06/07 2:15pm