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No More Coffins – These Organic Burial Pods Turn Cemetery Into A Forest

Not everyone can get fired from a cannon, and not everyone wants to be buried in a coffin. Capsula Mundi, a project from Italy, is the penultimate hippie solution for burial: an organic pod for the deceased that has a tree planted on top of it.

Artist Grows Crystals On Discarded Books To Show Their Fragility

People will spout about impermanence of digital records, but books are really fragile, too. Alexis Arnold from San Francisco wanted to illustrate that with her project The Crystallized Book.

Photographer Documents Secret Life Of Superhero Toys

Have you ever made a stop-motion Lego movie? Well, photographer Edy Hardjo, who goes by the pseudonym Hrjoe, has done something similar: awesome looking scenes with superhero action figures!

Russian Photographer Takes Pictures Of Squirrels Going NUTS In The Snow

Squirrels are funny little critters that flit around trees like little brown flashes. Vadim Trunov, a Russian photographer, got pictures of some of these little rascals playing in the snow.

This 50-Year-Old Kitchen Hasn’t Been Touched Since The 1950s

'House untouched for 50 years' usually means rats, mold and various unspeakable things. However, when Nathan Chandler bought this home in 2010, he found a pleasant surprise: a kitchen that had remained untouched since it was finished in 1956.

Romanian Photographer Travels 37 Countries To Take Pictures Of Women and Show That Beauty Is Everywhere

Mihaela Noroc of Romania decided to travel the world (on the cheap) and create an Atlas of Beauty to see how beauty looks around the world. Her photo series shows a wide variety of beautiful women in their environment and clothing of choice. The result is more impressive and beautiful...

How To Pronounce The Names of 24 Famous Places You‘ve Mispronounced Your Entire Life

Mistypes are annoying - nay, shameful - for a literate person, but what about mispronunciations? Those can be really embarrassing. Fortunately, there's this snazzy visual guide to commonly mispronounced places from around the world!

The Photographers Behind Their Most Well-Known Images

You might have shared one of these impressive pictures on social media, but do you know who took them? Tim Mantoani, a US photographer who has worked for Sports Illustrated and Newsweek, decided to give something back: to take pictures of the photographers together with the images that brought them...

Japanese Army Builds Enormous Star Wars Sculpture For Snow Festival

Geeks like to go all the way with their projects, and Japan is a country full of geeks. That‘s why they spent a month (and purportedly enlisted the help of the Army) building a giant Star Wars snow sculpture for the 66th Sapporo Snow Festival.

15 Artists Collaborate To Make London Children’s Hospital A Brighter Place To Heal

Hospitals are no fun: you’re sick, the food is horrible and everything looks bleak and sterile. But a British art organization by the name of Vital Arts (working for Barts NHS Trust and charitably funded) decided to something about that last part.

21 Unusual Valentine’s Cards For People With An Interesting Definition Of Love

Valentine‘s day! Why not celebrate with some Internet-brand contempt for ‘squares’ and socially acceptable behavior? Here are some crazy cards for the more... interesting couples out there!

Russian Fairytales Through The Eyes Of Photographer Uldus Bakhtiozina

Through her images, Russian photographer Uldus Bakhtiozina takes an unexpectedly surreal look at traditional Russian fairytales. The stories, often full of pagan symbols, myths, and spooky settings, are brought into modern reality.

We live in a hectic world. Alerts, alarms, and reminders prod us through our days with unforgiving precision. Challenging this pressure-filled environment, the Domino Clock™ takes a simple, iconic object and transforms it into a new way to tell time.

Designer: Carbon Design

The concept is simple. Three larger-than-life dominoes are equipped with articulating ‚dots‛ that flip back-and-forth between black and white to keep time. They hang on the wall or stand free, communicating wirelessly as they quietly mark the passing hours and minutes. By subtly abstracting the idea of time, Carbon’s Domino Clock creates a more relaxing experience.

While the idea itself is pretty straight forward, it challenges the assumptions we make about familiar objects. “People have a lot of immediate associations with everyday things, especially iconic ones,” says Joe Sullivan, industrial designer at Carbon Design Group, a Seattle-based product development consultancy.

“It’s interesting to play with these expectations. In this case, we’re taking a wellknown object out of its normal context and giving it new capabilities, allowing it to function as something completely different.”

The plan is for the Carbon team to bring the concept to life, with the first Domino Clock gracing the walls of their new studio in early 2011.

What do you think?

  • jahira

    damn it’s so hard to read this clock! that’s why I like digital ! But if you look at it as a part of home interior.. it’s probably one of the coolest clock designs I’ve ever seen

  • john

    well, it’s just a stylish accessory called “clock”. Normal clock should be simple and easily understandable

  • http://www.amy.pl amy

    really creative, I wonder, why I can’t imagine such concepts by myself!

  • babatoomba

    you could also use huge cards to show time!

  • nataly

    I want something like this, where could I buy it? I think it would be a great gift for co-workers or boss :)

  • http://www.lllllll.com laura

    I don’t get it :( can someone explain me it ?

  • Bear

    it is great design concept, it can be used for a various things, for example – audio speakers :)

  • mikehanks

    audio speakers? wtf?this would be absolutely irrelevant! In this particular case it works because Domino can be understood as digits! why on earth should anyone use it for audio speakers?

  • Help

    The numbers on it turns I suppose, and than you must count it like the following: First count the 2 numbers of the first domino, that are the houres then the 2 you do the same there and you use them for the tens, Finaly you count the last 2 and you youse them for the 1′s. Just look above if you still not onderstand

  • Maurice Simmons

    Duh! 3 dominoes. Just say the total on each on separately and you might get it…