Design

July 20, 2017

Self-Watering Vertical Gardens Make It Easier Than Ever to Keep Plants Thriving at Home

Vertical gardens can be a fantastic way to bring plenty of greenery into a small space. Indoors, they're a form of natural wall art that will also improve air quality, if filled with the right plants, and can even provide extra insulation. Matt Rabinovitch has created two vertical garden models, one 8 feet long and one 7 feet tall, that are also self-watering.

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July 18, 2017

Illustrated Periodic Table Shows How Elements Are Part of Everyday Life

Anyone who ever sat through a high school chemistry class knows how frustrating it can be to tackle the periodic table. Created to give an order to chemical elements according to their atomic number, chemical properties, and electron configurations, the scheme has been in use since the mid-1800s. And now, the table has gotten an update to demonstrate how these elements apply to our daily lives.

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July 14, 2017

3,500-Year-Old Unfinished Obelisk Reveals Incredible Engineering of Ancient Egypt

Lying as a sleeping giant in a bed of granite, the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, Egypt is an incredible look at the building methods of these monolithic monuments. It would have measured about 137 feet (42 meters) if completed and is estimated to weigh around 1,200 tons.  It's thought that the female pharaoh Hatshepsut commissioned the work during the 18th dynasty, more than 3,500 years ago. Just what are obelisks?

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July 11, 2017

10 Best Drawing Tablets to Unleash Your Creativity

Whether you are an artist, graphic designer, or architect, a drawing tablet is an essential tool in this digital age. Allowing you to quickly transfer digital drawings into articulated masterpieces, they are a must for any creative professional and can allow hobbyists to take their digital art to the next level. Figuring out the best tablets for drawing isn't always easy, so we've taken some of the guesswork out of the equation.

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