Starbucks Is Experimenting With a Beer-Flavored Latte

Step aside, pumpkin spice latte. Your cooler, older brother is here to steal your autumnal spotlight. Starbucks is experimenting with a beer-flavored coffee called a dark barrel latte in a “handful” of stores in Ohio and Florida, a Starbucks representative confirms to Mashable. The coffee tastes like a dark, stout beer — think Guinness — and has no alcohol content. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from

Schrödinger’s Cat, Caught On Camera

While quantum mechanics is tough to get your head round, you probably know about Schrödinger’s poor old cat: left in a box, both alive and dead at the same time. Well, now there’s a picture of the ill-fated feline. Well, kind of. What you’re actually looking at is an image created by quantum weirdness. The image above was created using entangled photons and a cat stencil. The odd bit? The photons used to create the image never went anywhere near the stencil, and the photons that did hit the stencil never went anywhere near the camera. Wait, what? Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from


Real-time face tracking and projection mapping. Check it out here: [vimeo 103425574 w=500 h=281] OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING. from something wonderful on Vimeo.

Sand Packaging by Alien and Monkey

Sand-made packaging re-establishes the ritual of discovering a gift and the concept of sustainable packaging. As an answer to the increase of waste in modern society, we have developed a material using one of earth’s most abundant natural resources, sand, to create packaging for precious gifts. Read the rest of the article here! * Text and image from

Is This A BBQ Or A Worm Hole Generator?

Inspiration can strike at any time, and presumably the creator of this unique BBQ happened to be watching Contact while trying to come up with a new design. How else can you explain its concentric ring design that looks like some kind of worm hole generator or time machine? Unfortunately, Cesarre’s Kara’s raison d’être is a little less inspired than its sci-fi inspiration, unless you prize grilling meat over exploring the unknown dimensions and corners of our universe. Instead of nuclear power, this baby runs on charcoal. And instead of spinning, it just sits there on your lawn making your neighbours wonder what kind of grilling experiments you’re attempting. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and images from

These Cable Wraps Make Tidying Way More Fun

Keeping your workspace in order is dull. But these fun cable tidies inject a little humour into proceedings, by turning your rat nest of wiring into a stack of fake barcodes. The brainchild of Duncan Shotton, there’s not a huge amount to say about these devilishly simple yet good-looking tidies. They’re flat sheets of plastic designed to neatly wrap your headphone cables, USB cords or whatever else around. In turn, they exploit the boring line-after-line wrap to look like a barcode. Neat, in more than one sense of the word. Check them out here! * Text and image from

Hey Joe Coffee Mug – Brew Joe on the Go

The Hey Joe coffee mug is a travel sized coffee mug that acts just like any other coffee mug, except it can brew coffee inside of your thermos and regulate the temperature automatically…which means not only can you ensure your coffee is immediately ready to drink as soon as it’s done brewing, but that you can brew your coffee in pretty much any situation, anywhere, anytime. Check it out here! * Text and image from

Withings Activité is a fitness tracker disguised as a designer Swiss watch

Most fitness trackers look like they belong in the gym or on the race track, which is fine if you’re working out, but not so great if you want to look your best at the board meeting or that fancy cocktail party. The Withings Activité, however, changes the notion of the fitness tracker entirely with an elegant design that’s more reminiscent of a Rolex or a Hublot. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from

These Pterodactyls Combat Jets Are So Damn Cool

I love these three concept designs for the combat jets in the sci-fi love movie Is This Heaven, directed by Bastiaan Koch. They look like pterodactyls. Are those flexible metal wings? So cool. I love how the pilot gets into them. Check out the original article here! * Text and image from

Predators illustrations by Maxim Shkret

By using a combination of different design software, Russian artist Maxim Shkret created animal illustrations for his series Predators featuring a lion, bear, fox, and owl. Software used included 3D Studio Max, Vray, Zbrush, and Adobe Photoshop CS5. Check out the original article here! * Text and image from