London Housing Estate Shows Signs of Colourful Improvement

Housing estates in London are a little intimidating from the outside; many of the post-war structures are hulking brutalist towers surrounded by a complicated labyrinth of monochrome concrete. But one estate in London just got an upgrade showing what a difference colour can make. Read More >>

These Colourful Floor Tiles Were Made From Snail Poop

Stepping on snails is nasty—feeling the distinctive crack-and-squelch beneath your foot is all sorts of ugh-ack-yuck-ew. Dutch artist, designer, and scientific researcher Lieske Schreuder found a way to make the experience less visceral but arguably more disgusting, by creating tiles composed of terrestrial mollusc turds. Read More >>

Turning Old TVs and Outdated Computer Screens Into Brand New Tiles

E-waste is an environmental nightmare. What if the overflow of outdated tech junk could be put to better use than landfill fodder? Read More >>

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Windows 8.1 Launch Today Leads to App Update Frenzy

The long-awaited Windows 8.1 update is to be made available today for those who've braved the tile-based madness of Microsoft's latest operating system. And, as is annoyingly customary with such things, it means practically every Microsoft-built Windows app will be getting an update. Read More >>

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How The Heck Does This Magical Tile Board Work?

This board of tiles (or Azulejos, which is a form of Portugese artwork that involves tilework), is making my brain lose its gray matter. The tile board somehow maintains the same number of tiles even when some individual tiles are removed. How did all the tiles fit in the first place? How does it still fit after getting rid of three tiles? Where is the missing square? What sorcery is this? Read More >>