Japanese Sleeper Trains Interiors Are A Peaceful Oasis
Feb21

Japanese Sleeper Trains Interiors Are A Peaceful Oasis

The 1960s saw great improvement in Japan’s economy, including the railways. The first modern high-speed rail line opened in 1964 and many limited express trains and overnight trains started to cross the nation. After the popularity of Japanese sleeper trains peaked in the 70s, however, the country’s expanding network of bullet trains, domestic air routes, and cheaper night buses have nearly wiped out this way of travel. (H/T) Image...

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This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000
Feb19

This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000

The cabin is in Russia, but the builder is now accepting pre-orders in the U.S. Nestled in the woods of Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, sits a 1,184-square-foot DublDom, one of several DublDom modular prefab homes designed by the Moscow-based architect firm, Bio Architects. What makes the DublDom homes so special is the premise of the architects’ concept: keep building costs low by using materials like metal, barn board, and...

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A French Engineer Invents Shelters For The Homeless That Retain Heat During Winter
Feb19

A French Engineer Invents Shelters For The Homeless That Retain Heat During Winter

Kindness is beautiful. As we feel the winter chill in the air, we can be thankful for the heat and comfort in our home. However, not everybody in our world is so lucky. As the winter rages outside, there are currently people living without shelter. Homelessness is a real issue, and while we can be sympathetic, sympathy alone isn’t going to keep someone warm. More info: www.iglou.fr, Iglou Source A French engineer has come with an...

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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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25+ Epic Design Fails That Are So Bad We Can’t Believe They Actually Happened (New Pics)
Jul31

25+ Epic Design Fails That Are So Bad We Can’t Believe They Actually Happened (New Pics)

Designs at their best can make your brand memorable through catchy slogans and imagery. At their worst, however, they can make people remember your company for all the wrong reasons. The subreddit “Crappy Design” is a great example of how designs can go so very wrong, and leave a bad mark on your name. A&D has curated a new list of our favorite design fails from “Crappy Designs.” Sure these designers might have had good...

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35+ Hilarious Memes That Will Make You Laugh Only If You Grew Up In The 90’s
Jun08

35+ Hilarious Memes That Will Make You Laugh Only If You Grew Up In The 90’s

Nostalgia has a place in everyone’s hearts, but no one floods the internet with their sentiments about the past as much as ’90s kids. However, since no age group spends online as much time as we do, cut us some slack, why don’t you? There are many things that made our childhood special. The CD player that wouldn’t fit into any pocket, the legendary Tamagotchi and so on. Most of them are hardly available now, so...

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15 Creative Home Decor Products
May31

15 Creative Home Decor Products

Whether you’re a homeowner, you rent a property, or you’re a tenant who lives with someone else, creating an inviting living environment is a top priority. Ideally, you’ll want to create an exciting setup which looks different, to the extent you’re pleased to return to your personal space. Creating a home you can be proud of satisfies your quest for happiness, while creating an enjoyable and memorable place that lingers in the mind of...

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25+ Funny Design Fails Show Why You Need A Designer
May28

25+ Funny Design Fails Show Why You Need A Designer

Designers deserve more credit than they sometimes get – they put up with a lot more nonsense from clients than we think, and they can prevent you from making regrettable design choices like the ones on this list. If you don’t want to end up looking foolish, a good designer is worth the money! If you have any design fails you’d like to add to this list, please add them! (H/T) 01. The Too Cool To Do Drugs Pencil source 02....

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50+ Brilliant Tombstones By People Whose Sense Of Humor Will Live Forever
Jan23

50+ Brilliant Tombstones By People Whose Sense Of Humor Will Live Forever

People’s last words stick with us for a long time, but memory fades and stone doesn’t. Unless you get cremated and your ashes end up in an ugly urn, your remains get a grave, and together with it – the last opportunity to entertain those who drop by for a visit. A&D has compiled a list of some of the funniest epitaphs on tombstones, proving that a sense of humor can live forever. From a delicious fudge recipe to...

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30+ Epic Toy Design Fails That Are So Bad, It’s Hilarious
Jan17

30+ Epic Toy Design Fails That Are So Bad, It’s Hilarious

We’ve seen our share of crappy design, but store shelves are so abundant with them, there’s always more to poke fun at. For example, toys. They’re usually designed and made by adults, so you’d expect a considerable amount of consideration before manufacturing them, right? Well, not so much. A&D has collected some of the most questionable toys to prove that some designers have no clue what they’re...

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