"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.
Ridesharing has been big for cars, but now you can share someone's plane. Flytenow is a site started by two Northeastern University students who love to fly, but found the hourly cost prohibitive. Currently only in Boston, the site plans to expand to New York and San Francisco soon.
Facebook is looking into buying Titan Aerospace, a manufacturer of solar-powered drones that can fly for up to five years without needing to land. The social network is a backer of Internet.org, an organization that aims to bring affordable internet across the globe. This acquisition could further that cause.
With a harsh winter, city streets are looking a bit more pockmarked than usual. Two photographers created MyPotholes, a series of photos depicting amusing alternate uses for the urban nuisances. From a barbecue to a baptism to a Baywatch rescue, they may have you seeing the streets a little differently.
The Internet of Things is coming to your mouth. Procter & Gamble released the Oral-B smartphone-connected toothbrush, the first of its kind from a major brand. The electric brush links with a smartphone and records your brushing habits. The app also gives mouth care tips and news headlines.