Android’s emoji are known for being just awfully designed. It’s not just a matter of style—in some cases they’re so different from other platforms that they can lead to some serious misunderstandings. The latest developer build of Android N reveals that Google is finally making its emoji look more human. Which is…
If you remember the low-tech roleplaying games of the 1980s, the unsettling digital artwork of Uno Moralez should strike a chord with you. Moralez takes black-and-white pixelated graphics, tosses in a smidge of motion, and ramps up the foreboding to borderline Lovecraftian levels.
I've read Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal, so forgive me a moment, but I couldn't help but wonder if the poor would make the best fuel for this floating in-your-face exuberance from the folks at Yacht Island Design.
Tyler Neylon is like any other lego junkie - he looks beyond the directions in a kit and uses the bricks in front of him to make his own designs.
The creative minds of Art Lebedev have once again thought of something interesting to do in the USB world—cardboard. The design team's concept "Fleshkus" memory sticks are supplied on printed card, with users able to tear one off as needed and write a description straight onto the back. [Art Lebedev via UberGizmo]
You know how it goes: you see some neat design for a lamp or surge protector or whatever and inevitably it's just a neat concept in a clever design student's portfolio. Not this USB Battleship! It's yours for only $23!
Electric vehicle batteries are big, heavy, and expensive. Volvo hopes to tackle all three problem with one creative solution: body panels that double as car batteries.
The Leatherman multi-tool didn't just spring forth fully formed, like Athena, from the brow of some handy-man God, but rather began as a series of meticulously detailed diagrams and cardboard cut-outs. Check them out over at [Popular Mechanics]
Paul Priestman, designer of Britain's widely-used Virgin Pendolino train cars, thinks his country is in need of a new transportation icon, one that upholds the legacy of the Rolls Royce and the Concorde. His vision? The double-decker Mercury train.
If you suspect you've been cursing a bit too much in your inter-office emails, Father's Day e-cards, and Giz comments, set a port aside for the Pepper Mouth, a concept peripheral that makes a stink when you swear.
The old-fashioned to-do list has served us well, sure, but this is 2010 and we've embraced the third dimension where two were once adequate. Sometimes that just means really expensive movie tickets, but in this case, it mean stackable productivity.
These UFO Abduction Lamps made by Jason Dietz sport some nifty tractor beam effects. Using a mix of glass, 10 gallons of water, and an air pump, cows float up along the base. See the video after the jump.
The Nimbl wheelchair, designed by Lawrence Kwok, is intended for use in a home that hasn't been retrofitted for full handicap access. But why stay home when your wheelchair looks this good.
These 10 designs jumped out at me from yesterday's desktop wallpaper submissions, but the truth is that they really only scratch the surface. At any rate, these posts are a repository for some really great images.
Battlestar Galactica's effects genius Gary Hutzel and model-maker Pierre Drolet had to create some ancient Cylon remains for the Galactica crew to dig up. So they reached into Japanese Samurai designs... and his first efforts looked quite like Darth Vader.
Portable computers have looked like hinged books for long enough. The D-Roll concept looks back even further than the codex to the humble scroll for its inspiration. Plus, you can carry it like a purse!
The Cirrus MVR bathroom concept keeps your bathroom out of sight and out of mind thanks to its award-winning fold-up design. Just be mindful of the sink—the water is constantly recycled to save resources.
In the future, sunglasses will need to do more than just make you look cool or prevent costly eye conditions. They'll need to power your gadgets, according to at least one pair of designers.
The Hobart I-Cool seat concept has your best interests at heart. It wants you to lose weight but knows that you shouldn't have to leave your chair to do so. Using a "proprietary" system for "temperature regulation," users are said to shed pounds while just sitting there in a fashionable "micro environment." But to us,…