Our toys have always lived far more lavish lifestyles than we could ever dream of. Barbie has owned everything from motorhomes to planes, G.I. Joe was better equipped than the U.S. Military, and now your child's Playmobil figures have a gorgeous ultra-modern mansion to call home.
Charles Dickens famously pointed to a moment in time that was both the best and the worst of times, but today we quit equivocating and ask ourselves once and for all: are we now living in the best or the worst of times?
It's one thing to have a spacious home, it's another to have a whole indoor suburb. "House K" does the latter, and puts a weird new spin on the townhouse by having its own little town inside its walls.
Besides the use of weatherproof materials like silicone that make Lexon's new Take Time pocketwatch extra durable, its ultra-flexible strap with a loop on the end lets you hang it from wherever you might need to keep an eye on the time.
Pet furniture is typically tasteless and tacky: cheesy prints, strange shapes, unfortunate materials. And nothing ruins the aesthetic of a well-appointed powder room quite like a cheap plastic litter box—every one is an eyesore.
There are few things that scream bachelor pad more than a pool table. And even the skeeviest single guy knows you gotta eventually class it up. That's why this pool table by Fusiontable is so perfect. It's a modern dining table with a hidden, convertible pool table underneath. Business in the front, party in the back.
This boat house makes me want to move to Norway and buy a ship. Or maybe forget the boat and just move in.
Gotta love modern art that makes a statement, looks impressive and invites user interaction. German artist Cyprien Gaillard hits all three with his beer case pyramid.
The Centro Financiero Confinanzas (a.k.a. "the David Tower," named after its investor David Brillembourg) stands half-complete in downtown Caracas and is Venezuela's third largest skyscraper.
I can't take a good picture of myself and a friend for the life of me, which is why I love this inflatable photobooth. Inside the traveling, blow up booth is a 11-megapixel camera.
The July, 1934 issue of Popular Science features the sleek, modern look we often see in this era of the paleo-future; beautiful images filled with hope that the future could somehow hold promise.
I recently found a New York Times article with the headline, "Machines, Machines! The Futurist's Cry!" from December 11, 1927.