Nap Desks Are the Only Thing Your Office Space Needs
Feb16

Nap Desks Are the Only Thing Your Office Space Needs

Tossing and turning the night before a big day at the office is pretty much inevitable when all you desperately need to do is sleep. But what if you didn’t have to worry about how many hours were left until your alarm went off because you could just nap at work anyway? Swivel chairs don’t exactly scream “comfort”—but the 1.6 S.M. of Life Desk absolutely does. Greek designer Nancy Leivaditou of Studio NL came up...

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Transparent Solar Panels Will Turn Windows Into Green Energy Collectors
Feb07

Transparent Solar Panels Will Turn Windows Into Green Energy Collectors

Researchers from Michigan State University developed completely transparent solar panels, which can have numerous applications in architecture, and other fields like mobile electronics or the automotive industry. Researchers have tried to create such a device before as well, but the final results were never satisfying. The team focused on the see-through factor, so they developed a transparent luminescent solar concentrator, or TLSC,...

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Scientists Now Believe That The Universe Itself Is Conscious
Feb06

Scientists Now Believe That The Universe Itself Is Conscious

A new scientific concept has recently come to light, which scientists are calling “panpsychism.” Panpsychism says that the universe could be capable of consciousness, which could change everything. For quite some time, scientists have been working to understand the universe, where it came from, and why we are here. However, they have often come up short until now. The scientist responsible for such a notion is Gregory Matloff, and his...

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Woman Turned 110-Year-Old Dead Tree Into A Magical Free Little Library For The Neighborhood
Jan09

Woman Turned 110-Year-Old Dead Tree Into A Magical Free Little Library For The Neighborhood

Even though we live in a connected world, with access to so much knowledge at the click of a button, there’s still something magical, and important, about books. The ability to immerse yourself in literary fiction and read slowly and deeply, as opposed to the temptation to skim and scroll, is rich in rewards and helps to foster important skills like critical thinking and empathy, two things that are becoming more obviously missing in...

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In 2022 Studio Ghibli Theme Park Will Open, And Here Are The Visualizations
Dec31

In 2022 Studio Ghibli Theme Park Will Open, And Here Are The Visualizations

Hayao Miyazaki’s fans will probably be thrilled to hear that the magical world of the famous Japanese animator is finally coming to life. Hayao Miyazaki is the mastermind behind one of the most famous animation houses in the world – Studio Ghibli. You’ve probably seen at least some of the studio’s masterpieces, such as the Oscar-winning ‘Spirited Away’ or ‘My Neighbour Totoro.’ The theme park is set to open to the public in 2022. It...

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40 Of The Best Parenting Hacks Ever (New Pics)
Dec04

40 Of The Best Parenting Hacks Ever (New Pics)

Raising children takes a lot of dedication, hard work, and sacrifice, yet it is one of life’s most rewarding journeys. While some probably less than pleasant things are unavoidable (they will pee the bed at some stage), with a bit of imagination and creativity you can certainly find ways to make your life just that little bit easier. We here at A&D have collected a list of genius parenting tips and tricks that will leave you...

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Here’s What Would Happen If Superheroes Had Babies (14 Illustrations)
Nov28

Here’s What Would Happen If Superheroes Had Babies (14 Illustrations)

People say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and we have to agree. But could it possibly fall any closer than this? The father’s genes most definitely won the womb wars in this artist’s imagination when he decided to illustrate the world’s most beloved comic book characters becoming dads. Brazil-based artist Lucas Eduardo Nascimento, also known as Dragonarte to his 110k fans on Facebook and over 80k Instagram followers, drew a...

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Single Dad Illustrates What It’s Like To Raise A Child, And It’ll Melt Your Heart (38 Pics)
Nov28

Single Dad Illustrates What It’s Like To Raise A Child, And It’ll Melt Your Heart (38 Pics)

Forgive me for the cliché, but children do grow up so fast. And parents usually document their precious moments by taking pictures or shooting video, but one single dad from Taiwan has his own method of making sure he remembers what it’s like raising his boy. To capture the joys and difficulties of parenting he faces every day, Lan Shengjie (aka BLUE) is illustrating them. “I have been working as a freelance artist since...

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19 Amazing Vintage Photos That Show How People Worked Before AutoCAD
Oct28

19 Amazing Vintage Photos That Show How People Worked Before AutoCAD

Technological advances cause some professions to cease to exist, but in the case of drafting technicians, it just made their desks smaller and tidier. AutoCAD was released in 1982 and by 1994 as many as 750 training centers had been using it worldwide. Before, drafting required pencils, erasers, t-squares, and much more time. And the photos below really show it. Looking at them, you can almost hear the rustling paper. Now,...

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20 Design Ideas That Can Take Your House To Another Level
Sep05

20 Design Ideas That Can Take Your House To Another Level

Steve Jobs once said, “Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. It’s not what it looks like and feels like. The design is how it works.” A growing number of people want to turn their houses into unique places that will bring joy to their hearts and will be pleasing to the eye. The list below is a compilation of design ideas that combine both: a stunning appearance and a practical approach. We collected...

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