Impossibly Adorable Glassware Inspired by Winnie the Pooh's Antics

Science hasn't gotten around to officially proving it just yet, but everyone knows it's all but impossible to hate Winnie the Pooh. Even though the yellow bear's admitted to stealing honey, harassing rabbits, promoting obesity, and other antics—that the designers at Nendo have captured in this adorable glassware… » 7/15/14 12:20pm 7/15/14 12:20pm

This Is Still the Most Beautiful Way to Learn How to Code

Regardless of whether or not you agree with the "code or die" sentiment that's been floating around the internet, if you have decided to teach yourself to code, the sheer number of learn-to-code sites alone is overwhelming. So do yourself (and your eyes) a favor and pick up Jon Duckett's JavaScript and jQuery book » 7/02/14 2:20pm 7/02/14 2:20pm

This PVC Pouch Folds Up Like Origami To Protect Precious Things

An origami-inspired purse sounds needlessly complex. Futzing around with folds when you're trying to find your keys in the abyss of a bag? No thanks. But! But: The reality of this Distortion clutch, designed by tech-friendly design icon Issey Miyake, is rad. Like, I-would-definitely-carry-the-hell-out-of-this rad. » 6/27/14 3:21pm 6/27/14 3:21pm

Test Your Origami Skills With this Intricate Metal Apollo Lunar Lander

By now you've probably seen those Metal Earth foldable models in toy stores and at checkout stands all over the place. They're this generation's flat-packed foam gliders, but as you can see from this incredibly intricate Apollo Lunar Lander model, they require far more patience and skill to assemble. » 6/26/14 1:20pm 6/26/14 1:20pm

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

What's most notable about Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is that the epic science fiction adventure was made using old-school practical special effects, well before computer graphics became a staple of the film industry. So when someone like Taschen releases a four-volume book set detailing the film's… » 6/21/14 7:00pm 6/21/14 7:00pm

The Only Thing More Relaxing Than a Zen Garden Is One Made Of Candy

For some people, a box of chocolates is the perfect way to de-stress after a long day. For others, a few minutes painstakingly tending to a desktop zen garden does the trick. But for those who are really stressed, an edible candy zen garden brings everything together into the ultimate way to relax. » 6/17/14 9:20am 6/17/14 9:20am

Kill Time By Creating Art With an Hourglass Full of Magnetic Sand

The steady methodical flow of sand through an hourglass as it succumbs to the pull of gravity is a great way to kill time—but not a very productive one. This clever alternative hopes to change that, at least if you consider creating art a valuable use of one's time. It swaps boring old sand for fine magnetic filings » 6/11/14 5:00pm 6/11/14 5:00pm

Higgs Boson Mug Serves Up Two Scoops of Science With Your Coffee

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why just feed your body after you've rolled out of bed in the morning? Feed your mind, too, with ThinkGeek's heat-sensitive color-changing Higgs Boson mug which enlightens you with details about the Large Hadron Collider and what it's hunting for. » 6/10/14 1:40pm 6/10/14 1:40pm

Your Heart Won't Skip a Beat When You Spill On Fake Keyboard Coasters

Despite their remarkable ability to survive daily abuse, you still can't help but feel a little panicked when you've accidentally spilled a drink across your keyboard. Unless your keyboard's made from soft, flexible silicone and is specifically designed to be used as drink coasters, and not for typing. » 6/10/14 12:40pm 6/10/14 12:40pm

A Transformers Trucker Hat Mask Is the Easiest Halloween Costume

The general rule of thumb is that the older you get, the simpler your Halloween costume becomes. And with yet another Transformers movie hitting theaters this summer, there's no doubt these Optimus Prime and Megatron-themed trucker hats, complete with masks that unfurl, will be a popular choice this October. » 6/03/14 2:00pm 6/03/14 2:00pm