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Archifest 2014: Exploring CROWD In Singapore

Returning for its eighth year, Singapore's annual premiere festival Archifest explores the concept of CROWD, and how it interacts with and becomes an integral aspect of architecture and urbanism. Hailed as a Festival of Ideas for the City, Archifest is a two week long gala focusing this year on the context of Collective Intelligence and Community Capital, and the intricate complexities and interconnectivity between both. The theme is based on the belief that it is

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Home Climbing Walls for Kids, and Big Kids Too

I just started rock climbing, and it has changed my life. Suddenly I actually want to exercise. I also have muscles in my arms now, which is very novel. I do my climbing at the gym, but I can't help feeling a little envious of these folks who have climbing walls right in the comfort of their own homes. If you're looking to create a fun space for your kids, or for the kid in you, look no further than these inspiring home climbing walls.

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Designing for the Organized Traveller: Chargers & Adapters

Being an organized traveller involves packing just the right stuff—and for most end users, that involves electronics. After deciding which devices to take (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) the end-user also needs to decide how to keep them charged. If the travel is international, that often means packing one or more adapters. For those who are traveling to multiple countries and want an all-in-one adapter rather than individual ones, there's this universal travel adapter from Kikkerland, which...

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More Than Meets the Eye: A Bicycle That Transforms into Its Own Lock, Yea or Nay?

When it comes bicycles, we're often inclined to say nay. Call us snobs/cranks/grouches or what have you, but we are generally of the opinion that you don't go reinventing the proverbial human-powered two-wheel conveyance. Here's a new one that (if nothing else) offers a new approach to an integrated locking mechanism. Starting with the notion that any lock can be broken, Juan José Monsalve, andrés Roi and Cristóbal Cabello have designed the "Yerka," a bicycle frame that features an

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6 Fantasy Steampunk Contraptions Made Only From Cardboard | Design | WIRED

Daniel Agdag works with a limited arsenal of tools: a surgical scalpel, some cardboard, every so often a circular cutter and lots of glue. But from that humble toolkit, he makes sculptures that are mind-bendingly complex. For the past 10 years, the Melbourne, Australia artist has been building intricate cardboard sculptures in the form of…

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