It's basically a Portlandia sketch: What if a city held a rally to save a building in trouble and no one came? As part of our series Preservation Battle, we look at significant structures at a crossroads, and today we're examining Portland, Oregon's very-endangered—yet almost-universally-hated—Portland Building.
I love architecture from the future, but this new apartment tower by Porsche Design—equipped with car elevators that allow owners to park their Bentleys and Bugattis right next to their living rooms—doesn't come from the future. It's just a gimmicky cylinder.
So it's come to this. We knew iOS 7 had some dumb and frustrating imperfections, but hadn't scoured every bit of it for flaws in the small details that Apple used to nail. Well, some industrious design head has given Apple's new OS a proper fisking, and put all the screwups on a Tumblr. This might be what finally…
The convenience of being able to charge a device without having to hunt down a power cord is certainly appealing. But convenience isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you gaze upon Strut's new LaunchPort iPad charging system.
The hard working industrial designers behind your favorite smartphone spend months perfecting the handset's design so it feels great in your hand, and easily squeezes into your pocket. Only to have a bevy of casemakers come along with ridiculous designs that completely negate all the effort that's been put into the…
Look how ugly these sandals are. They look like a radioactive gummy bear pooped on a milk crate. But these Sazzi sports sandals are actually biomimeticly designed to keep your feet safe from uneven terrain, if not deeply judgmental eyes.
Who feels lonely enough to want to clutch a child's severed hand that's attached to their phone?? I don't care how "handy" it is, you punny bastards. This is sick. You can pre-order it now for an inexplicable $64.
You know phones? Those functional communication and content-deliver devices that we carry around in our wallets and purses and use our mouths to speak into and fingers to poke at? You know what they need? A fragrance chip. To smell pretty. Apparently.
It often seems like every PowerPoint slide is the worst, but here lies what projector company InFocus deems history's most heinous. I'm inclined to agree. It's almost brilliant in its horror. Diabolical. The arrows. The colors. This is Satan's face.
So anyway, this is a real thing. It's an $18,000 diamond-encrusted wristband that transforms your comparatively cheap iPod nano into a wristwatch and you into a pretentious money-wasting douchebag. Magic!
There's just something about these XPS Diamond speakers that makes me want to retch. Sure, full USB means no clutter. Yeah, I guess a mini remote is nice? But I don't want to look at giant, meh-looking orbs while listening to music. But the worst part is the PR: "An outstanding design, honed to appeal to female…
Look upon my unbelievably ugly watch, ye Mighty, and Despair! We're not sure what Casio was thinking when they designed this Baby-G Shock watch, other than that you might want to buy it and give it to someone you hate.
We don't mean a palm full of ass in a good way—when were you not happy when you had a palm full of ass—but a palm full of something really disgusting. Yeah, this thing right here.
Jackets don't come much uglier than this, but hey, at least it matches this guy's male pattern baldness. Hurry, it's a limited edition of 1,000!