design
D&G Collaborates With Smeg On World’s Ugliest Kitchenware

Despite both individually making beautiful things (...depending on your taste), a collab between fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana and appliance brand Smeg has somehow birthed, well, this. Read More >>

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Google Now Makes Jeans

Google has created a pair of fancypants designer jeans to match its 'Really Blue' Pixel handset. Read More >>

science
Guess Which Science Guy Owns ‘About 500’ Bow Ties

This week, a popular Knowledge Dude revealed that he possesses “about 500" bow ties, but can you guess which one? Read More >>

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I Am Lusting Over Sony’s New Paper-Thin E Ink Watch

Despite the added functionality that manufacturers keep trying to cram inside them, watches have always been, and will always be, a fashion accessory first. And that’s why we’re lusting over this new concept E Ink watch from Sony that can instantly change its design, but is also thinner than a credit card. Read More >>

wtf
The Contactless Payment Scarf is a Thing You Don’t Need

Because it’s almost Christmas, a company has stuck contactless payment bits inside a scarf, pointed at it and deliberately mouthed the word “FUTURE”. Deep breaths. Read More >>

back to the drawing board
Norway’s Experimental Police Uniform Is Silly and Sort of Scary

A public backlash has emerged in Norway in response to a proposed police uniform that’s been compared to outfits worn by science fiction villains and totalitarian dictators. Read More >>

gadgets
Nike’s ‘Cheaper’ Self-Lacing Trainers Will Still Be Incredibly Expensive

Last we heard, the incredibly rare Nike Mags self-lacing trainers, which first appeared in Back to the Future II, were selling for over $200,000. So we were hopeful that the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 shoes, which feature the same self-lacing technology, would be an affordable alternative. But unfortunately that’s not the case. Read More >>

wtf
World’s Worst Handbag Promises to Stop Women From Spending Money

Having a hard time keeping yourself from overspending? Good news, woman who can’t control her shopping impulses: this $5,000/£3,774 handbag can help. Read More >>

design
Pac-Man Bomber Jacket Will Remind People of All Those Ghost Battles You Fought

They might not be remembered in 75 years the same way the battles of World War II were, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be proud of all the times you fought those menacing ghosts while playing Pac-Man as a kid. Now, you can commemorate your valiant deeds with this on this bomber jacket from Blues Heroes. Read More >>

space
What Happens When Space and Fashion Collide

Over the past few months, five fashion schools have been working with the European Space Agency to find out what happens when space-age technologies and materials collide with couture design. The results, shown here, were unveiled at the London Science Museum yesterday. Read More >>

design
The Weird Methods Used to Make Brand New Jeans Look Old

This fun peek inside a factory that makes jeans from Carson Nicely shows the creative methods a manufacturer uses to create a pair of distressed denim. They spray paint colour on them, mark up some fake whiskers on the front of the pants, tumble the jeans with a bunch of rocks, and basically mutilate the hell out of a brand new pair of jeans in order to create a worn in look. Read More >>

rant
Where Is the iPod of Smartwatches?

The lifecycle of a new gadget is relatively predictable: When it’s brand new, only early adopters are interested. Once the technology matures, everybody buys one. But smartwatches still haven’t caught on with most people—and that’s because no one has made a smartwatch that’s worth its cost. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon’s First Live Show is Tonight and it Looks Unbearable

Amazon’s first-ever live TV show will air tonight. Called Style Code Live, it will feature three exuberant presenters attempting to sell Amazon’s clothing stock. Yes, it’s a shopping channel. No, you probably won’t be able to endure it. Read More >>

amazon
Are You Ready to Wear Clothing Designed by Amazon?

Many of us have bought clothes from Amazon, but we’ll apparently soon have the chance to by clothes by Amazon. That’s right. It looks like Amazon wants to launch its own line of shirts, trousers, dresses, and so on. Read More >>

smartwatches
Watch Out! Major Uni Bans All Forms of Wristwatches From Exams

Back in my day, schools used to recommend bringing a watch into tests so you’d keep track of the time. But now, the rise of smartwatches could lead to a flat-out ban of all timepieces for test-takers, if the latest rule at a major university in Japan is any indication. Read More >>