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Stu Robarts

Rotterdam's new market hall, Markthal, is a huge arch that houses residential apartments

Dutch law now dictates that meat and fish markets must be covered for hygiene purposes. Rotterdam's Markthal (literally, Market Hall) has undergone a redesign to accommodate the requirements. The new market is housed under a huge arch from which apartments look down upon it.  Read More

A new elevated park is planned as part of a development in Toronto

The need to retain public spaces in our cities as they develop and grow requires increasingly ingenuitive thinking. A new development in Toronto shows just that sort of thinking in action. Plans for a new commercial and transport hub include a public park elevated above the rail line.  Read More

Local motor has unveiled a new crowd-sourced sports car

Local Motors recently ran a design challenge for an exploratory sports car. The challenge asked participants to focus on aesthetics, performance, affordability and the connection between driver and machine. Over 200 submission were received and the winning design was announced last week.  Read More

The Ostrich Pillow Mini is designed to let people nap wherever they are When you have a busy lifestyle or you're traveling, it can be difficult to get enough sleep. To combat this, Kawamura Ganjavian dreamt up the now (in)famous Ostrich Pillow, which became a reality in 2012. The subsequent Ostrich Pillow Light was slightly more practical, as too is the new Ostrich Pillow Mini.  Read More

Net Linz is a rope-based installation at the OK Center for Contemporary Art, that people c...

Moving between the levels of a building is not something people tend to think of as anything other than perfunctory. We rarely think, for example, about whether our going upstairs or downstairs is adequately fun. A new installation at Austria's OK Center for Contemporary Art, however, has made it so.  Read More

hub by Premier Inn is a new hotel chain that allows guests to search for rooms, book, chec...

Hotel rooms can be impersonal and transitory places, designed for a high turnover of guests. To make the hotel experience more comfortable, the new hub by Premier Inn chain will put control into the hands of customers, who will book, check-in and control their room facilities via a smartphone app.  Read More

Qantas has launched a new A380 service between Sydney and Dallas/Fort Worth

Given the ubiquity of air travel nowadays, it can be easy to take it for granted. At its more extreme, however, it can be a remarkable feat of human endeavor. Qantas has today provided one such reminder with the launch of a non-stop A380 service between Sydney and Dallas/Fort Worth.  Read More

The Honda 2015 Civic Type R at the Paris Motor Show (Photo: C C Weiss/Gizmag)

Honda has been teasing the upcoming 2015 Civic Type R for some time now, having given us a glimpse of it back in March. Now, the Japanese automaker has released some more details about the car, and says its performance will be unmatched by any other Type R cars.  Read More

The Imperial Proper Coffee Drip takes up to four hours to produce a brew If you'd like to start your day with the perfect cup of coffee, then you may need to start getting up four hours earlier. A new coffee maker from Proper Coffee can take up to this long to produce a brew. The Imperial Drip uses a cold-drip process that's said to extract the most flavor from the coffee.  Read More

Ambio is a new lamp concept that lights up using bioluminescent bacteria

The need to minimize the energy we use need not necessarily impact adversely on the form or function of a device. This premise is elegantly demonstrated by Ambio, a "bacterial lamp" created by designer Teresa van Dongen. Ambio merges sleek design with a soft glow created by bioluminescence.  Read More

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