An Ecuadorian Home Made From 900 Lego-Like Blocks

Modular construction is as old as settled civilization and as ubiquitous as Lego, but it's less than common to see an architect literally reinventing the brick, as Jose María Sáez and David Barragán have. The pair of Ecuadorian architects are the subject of a recent profile in Dwell, where they discuss how they built… » 4/18/13 12:00pm 4/18/13 12:00pm

RED Unloads Modular Cameras, a DSLR, 3D and 28k

Rumors of a RED DSLR had been confirmed a long time ago » 11/13/08 5:40am 11/13/08 5:40am, but what of the Scarlet and EPIC übercamcorders? On the , RED CEO Jim Jannard has explained it all: Scarlet and EPIC the DSLR — all cameras are "part of the same DSMC system", so each and every camera will be part of a modular, build-your-own, still and video…

JVC's Sound Garden Concept Is Modular, Bonsai'd-Up Concealed Speaker…

Check out JVC's Sound Garden concept: it's come leaping forth like a delighted lamb from the creative spring that is Tokyo's Design Week, and just like a newborn lamb finding its legs, it sure looks funny. An attempt at blending eco-friendliness with interesting design, it's a full hi-fi speaker system with… » 10/31/08 5:35am 10/31/08 5:35am

Modular Workspace is an Obsessive Compulsive Organizer's Dream

The “Out of Sight Out of Mind” (OSOM) table concept has everything a neat freak could possibly want in a workspace—plenty of space, tons of modular storage units and ergonomic design touches like an writing/typing space that can be angled for comfort. You can even customize the layout to suit your needs. Again, it is… » 10/28/08 6:20pm 10/28/08 6:20pm

Microsoft Puzzle Piece Patent Combines GPS, Camera and Phone

We love the modular equipment from Bug Labs » 9/18/08 2:20pm 9/18/08 2:20pm, but this patent from Microsoft takes the enthusiasm of interchangeable tech and cranks up the practicality. In a long, somewhat convoluted patent application, Microsoft pitches a modular GPS system. But through their explanation, the device becomes increasingly…

Modular DNA PC Concept Lets You Build it Like LEGO

This modular DNA PC concept looks quite similar to the Bookshelf Microsoft ISDA design concept from a few years ago, but it's slightly different in that it's almost entirely made out of cubes. The core idea is the same: you've got a base "PC" that you add features and peripherals onto by attaching them together.… » 3/12/08 2:30pm 3/12/08 2:30pm

Bloxes: Lego-Like Cardboard Tech For the Office

Legos are awesome as we all know, but trying to build an entire set of office furniture out of them could pose a bit of a challenge. That's where Bloxes come in. These cardboard modular building blocks can be assembled into furniture like desks, chairs, cubicles, and dividers for the office—and their interlocking… » 3/07/08 7:00pm 3/07/08 7:00pm

QuickShell Backpack Makes Your Extreme Adventures Extremely Efficient

If you enjoy rock climbing, snowboarding, or base jumping, you need a backpack that fits in with your hardcore lifestyle. Designer Teo Song Wei believes that his QuickShell backpack concept could be the answer. Instead of packing and repacking your gear, the QuickShell allows users to simply snap on the appropriate… » 2/12/08 4:50pm 2/12/08 4:50pm