Strap on an Oculus Rift headset, and tour, in extreme detail, one of the most iconic Upper West Side apartments. Jerry's Place is a virtual reality app created for the gaming headset that was recreated through Seinfeld screen grabs, so you can browse Jerry's cereal options at your leisure.
Rjukan, Norway is in a valley surrounded by mountains that block the sun for nearly half of the year, until now. Artist and resident Martin Andersen led the charge to install mirrors on a nearby peak to reflect sunlight into the town square.
Jawbone has released a new app for the caffeine-addled. Up Coffee tells you when you've had too much of a good thing. "After tracking both caffeine intake and sleep for 10 days, Up Coffee can tell you things like the amount of sleep you lose on average for every 100mg of caffeine you ingest," the company says.
Tim Wright, grandson to renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, bought a Blu Homes prefab for his Wisconsin property. The Balance model was erected in Spring Green, close to his grandfather's famed Taliesin East, of which Wright is a board member.
"In Orbit" is a 25-foot wheel made from wood, steel, and furniture. It's where performance artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley are calling home for the next 10 days. Equipped with narrow beds, chairs, desks, a fridge, rudimentary kitchen, and a chemical toilet, the wheel will continue to be on display at the Boiler gallery through April 5.
Last summer, Nickolay Lamm created models of what Barbie would look like with the average woman's proportions. Now, he's launched a crowdfunding campaign to actually produce the doll. Called Lammily, she has bendable wrists and ankles so that she can wear sneakers or heels.
As thousands descend on Austin for SXSW, Airbnb is teaming up with musical artists to design pavilions. With design help from Emily Henderson, rapper Snoop Lion, indie duo Capital Cities, and soul musician Allen Stone outfitted three kitHAUS temporary houses for the Airbnb Park.
Why aren't all the letters represented in the MTA? According to Mental Floss, some get absorbed, discontinued, and eventually reused (H, K, T, V). Some are confusing either with the number trains (O & I) or words (Y & U). The outlier is P, and we'll let you draw your own conclusions.
London-based designer Joseph Begley's latest lamp is the Slap It, a booty-shaped light that turns on and off when you grope it. Made of silicone, Slap It comes in eight colors: white, red, blue, cyan, green, magenta, yellow, and orange.
The Economist Intelligence Unit released their yearly “The Worldwide Cost of Living” survey this month, and Singapore topped the list. Using New York as a baseline, the survey tracks the prices of goods and services, such as food, transport, utilities, alcohol, and private schools, but not real estate and income tax. The least expensive city this year is Mumbai.