Shipping Containers Lost at Sea and the Search for Flight 370

Just how many large mysterious objects can there be floating at sea? That's what many of us have wondered after the search for debris from Malaysia Airlines 370 turned up piece after piece of ocean trash. The search for flight 370 has focused our attention on empty patches of ocean and, in the process, shed light on… » 4/02/14 1:40pm 4/02/14 1:40pm

Good God, They've Perfected the Peanut Butter Jar

Peanut butter, Nutella, salsa, you name it—if it's a condiment and moderately delicious, there's a good chance you'll be lapping it up out of a jar. Still, reliable and resealable though they may be, there's also a dark side to America's favorite container: how to get the last bits of goodness out while keeping your… » 7/25/13 3:58pm 7/25/13 3:58pm

Self Cooling Can Plummets Thirty Degrees In Mere Minutes

Yesterday we showed you a few methods for quickly chilling your Superbowl libations, but none are as fast, or easy, as West Coast Chillers new can which lowers the energy drink's temperature by 30 degrees at the push of a button. » 2/04/12 5:00pm 2/04/12 5:00pm

How Do You Make a Converted Dumpster Dorm Less Depressing? Put a Pretty…

On the one hand, turning old dumpsters into employee housing is clever recycling. Which is good! On the other hand, you're living in an old dumpster—which is why the Chengmai factory in China has spruced the place up. » 10/07/10 7:40pm 10/07/10 7:40pm

Your Post-Apocalyptic Future: Container Trucks Recycled Into Mobile…

Whether the trucks were transporting oil, milk or some other sort of liquid, designer Aristide Antonas has conjured up a world where we would recycle the containers into apartments. The gallery below shows a post-apocalyptic world where we remain mobile. » 3/24/10 5:40am 3/24/10 5:40am

South Korean Shipping Containers Repurposed For Optimum Sunset…

Shipping containers in my mind are forever associated with grim situations seen in TV shows like Dexter or The Wire, but in South Korea they can also be observatories for viewing sunsets. » 2/17/10 12:20pm 2/17/10 12:20pm

Microsoft's 224,000 Servers Fit Into 112 Containers and Only Take Four…

There are 2,000 in that container. And there are 112 such containers in Microsoft's $500 million Chicago data center. It may seem somewhat ridiculous, but this container-based data center design is absolutely brilliant (and environmentally sustainable to boot). » 9/30/09 10:00pm 9/30/09 10:00pm

Double-Lidded Jar Took Way Too Long To Exist

Why do jars only have one lid? How many mothers have—upon discovering they were running low on peanut butter while readying her three kids from school—smashed the jar against the counter and filled their children's lunches with a deadly mixture of creamed legumes and shrapnel? It's a senseless loss of healthy youth… » 5/15/08 10:20am 5/15/08 10:20am

Softflask Slips a Sip Through a Patdown

As much as we love breasts and ogling them as they support the Winerack that stores booze in a bra, there may not be many gals willing to wear such a thing and let you drink from their tits like that. Cue the Softflask, a pliable container that one of our tipsy tipsters swears by: » 6/07/07 9:21am 6/07/07 9:21am

Useful advice, indeed. This $11…

Chinese Take Out Container Containers

It must be take out week this week, and if you didn't get enough of take out goodness with the Take Out Container lamps, these Take Out Container Containers should satisfy you in the moo goo gai pan. These are ceramic containers that you can actually use to hold stuff. Be it flowers, actual other take out containers,… » 4/28/07 4:00pm 4/28/07 4:00pm

Leakproof Silicone Travel Bottles for Road Warrior Quaffers

If you've ever had liquids or gels leaking into your suitcase, you might be interested in PKOH NYC's Silicone Travel Bottles. Just the right size to sneak under that Homeland Security size limit for deadly liquids, these bulb-shaped containers seal up with a leakproof O-ring. » 2/07/07 1:15pm 2/07/07 1:15pm

Biodegradable Containers

Its not your mother's TupperWare—these containers break down in compost heaps in about 2 months. Made from corn resin, these sorts of holders are all the rage for cold and warm (less than 110 degrees Fahrenheit) foods and are US made. There is no shortage of container shapes and these are perfect for holding… » 3/20/06 1:28pm 3/20/06 1:28pm