These useful everyday objects turned annoying are pretty hilarious

Everyday objects like keys and forks and spoons and brooms and umbrellas and so forth are always designed with usability in mind. You use them everyday so they better be easy to use, right? But what if you re-designed them to make them annoying and uncomfortable to use? They'd still technically be useful objects but… » 3/27/14 10:59pm 3/27/14 10:59pm

9 Extraordinary Collections of Totally Ordinary Objects

The stuff we see, touch, and use everyday might not, at first thought, seem museum-worthy, but there are fascinating tales hiding within even the most below-average hunks o' junk out there. Sometimes all it takes is context to elevate the mundane to legendary status. » 12/02/13 9:00am 12/02/13 9:00am

9 Fascinating Objects That Illustrate the History Of Los Angeles

Like many major metropolises, Los Angeles has an international reputation, but the preconceived notions that surround the southern California hub seem to be consistently skewed. Sure, the weather’s nice—but it’s vapid, and too sprawling, and you need a car, and what about the traffic, and where’s the culture?? » 10/08/13 9:20am 10/08/13 9:20am

Shapeways Allows You to Materialize Any 3D Object, Star Trek Style

While visiting the Philips research lab here in Amsterdam I came across a company that is getting the Star Trek replicator closer to everyday life. Imagine being able to create any 3D object you want-a World of Warcraft » 8/26/08 9:00am 8/26/08 9:00am avatar, a chess set, a lamp, a Lego piece you are missing, a house for a train model, or a fully…