Hugging Sofa Means You’ll Never Be Alone Again

It’s been a long day at work. All you want is a hug. But you’re single. There is nobody, except perhaps the neighbor, and maybe you don’t want to hug the neighbor. Or maybe they don’t want to hug you. So what do you do? Where do you go? Well, thanks to designer Eun Kyoung Lee, those lonely hugless days are over because she has invented the Free Hug Sofa. Yes. That’s right. A sofa. That gives you hugs. For free. The innovative piece of furniture was created for the A’Design Awards and, Read more […]

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Japan doesn’t have central heating

As winter falls in Japan, people in almost every house get out their kotatsu – a hybrid of a table, blanket and a heater. This is because, somewhat surprisingly, in Japan there’s no such thing as central heating. Even though winter is never particularly cold there, they manage to avoid catching colds and other illnesses during winter time thanks to this unique invention. The kotatsu is a traditional Japanese piece of furniture: it is composed of a low wooden table frame Read more […]

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Darryl Cox Melds Fallen Branches and Old Frames

In an ongoing series of sculptures, artist Darryl Cox melds fallen branches and old picture frames into what he calls, Fusion Frames. These unique, one-of-a-kind pieces involve several disciplines like woodworking, painting and sculpting. Cox first seeks out unique frames and then scours the forests of central Oregon, looking for the perfect branch to blend with each frame. Each piece is handmade by Cox alone which limits his output to roughly 20-30 artworks a year. He currently sells his Read more […]

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Elegant Tetris-Like Necklaces Offer Geometric Perspective from Every Angle

Greek artist Eleftheria Stamati designs geometric jewelry that impressively mimics a game of Tetris. Using her background in sculpture, the creative utilizes thin strips of metal to form 3D shapes resembling an illustration that’s been brought to life. “What interests me more in my research is how the infinite void can shape a familiar and identifiable existence by using the fundamental element of Euclidian point,” Stamati explains. “I design and create jewelry thinking as a sculptor. I consider Read more […]

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Fifty Shades of Cambridge

University students take to the catwalk in bondage gear at controversial fashion show Dressed in revealing bondage gear, heart-shaped nipple tassles and see-through jump suits, these were some of the outlandish outfits worn by Cambridge University students as they took to the catwalk to strut their stuff for a risque fashion show. Acres of naked flesh was on display as 20 male and female students, all aged between 18 and 25, had little to cover their modesty while parading in front of around Read more […]

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