What happens when you take a normal staircase, add special railing, smaller steps, and a shallower incline? A staircase that's perfect for a dog's shorter legs. 07Beach, an architectural firm based in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, was asked to renovate a home for a dog-owning client, and this was the result. "I designed this so that your house could represent your affection for your wife and your two dogs, with the idea that this house will be like a gift to your family," said Joe Chikamori, the principal architect at 07Beach. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Lamborghini Cala, also known as the Italdesign Cala to some auto enthusiasts, was a concept car designed by Italdesign Giugiaro. The vehicle made its official debut at the 1995 Geneva Motor Show, and unlike other concepts, this was a completely functional prototype that never made it into production. Its name was derived from the Piedmentese dialect of Northern Italy and meant "look, over there!". Continue reading for more cool facts.
"The Rock" in Zanzibar might look at a tiny private island at first, but it's actually a restaurant that sits twenty-three feet above water, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Indian Ocean. It boasts a simple, yet relaxing, interior, and has open doorways that allow the natural breezes to circulate throughout. Yes, the main food source comes from the surrounding waters as well, as right before dinner service, employees search for fresh fare, especially the "catch of the day." Continue reading for a video and more information.
Hair ice probably isn't what you think, but something much stranger. It's basically a type of ice that forms on dead wood and takes the shape of fine, silky hair. Meteorologist and discoverer of continental drift, Alfred Wegener, described hair ice on wet dead wood in 1918, assuming some specific fungi as the catalyst, a theory mostly confirmed by Gerhart Wagner and Christian Matzler in 2005. They can maintain their shape for hours and sometimes days. This long lifetime indicates that something is preventing the small ice crystals from recrystallizing into larger ones, since recrystallization normally occurs very quickly at temperatures near 0°C. Continue reading for more.
Kmashi's Victor K1 may be palm-sized, but it's powerful enough to offer two full-charges for most smartphones (1.5 on the iPhone 6 Plus / Galaxy S6), all for $7.79 with coupon code: 3G4V4B9P, today only, originally $26.99. Rated at 5000mAh, it's constructed using Grade-A cells to ensure the most efficient charging. The K1 is Ultra compact and slim, designed to easily fit into any bag, or even your pocket. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 3G4V4B9P during final checkout to receive the additional discount.
The Survival Slingshot not only works with traditional ammo, but arrows as well, thanks to a heavy-duty 25-pound band. With a mounted tactical light, it's fully customizable with an integrated rail system and a watertight handle that can be used to store supplies. The slingshot itself is made from aerospace grade aluminum alloy and high strength steel all backed by with a lifetime warranty. Get one here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 2,000-foot water slide in New Jersey.
We have seen the future of VR, and it includes Nokia's Ozo. This virtual reality camera is equipped with 8 synchronized global shutter sensors working and 8 integrated microphones to capture stereoscopic 3D video as well as immersive audio for an unrivaled experience. The included software enables real-time viewing in devices like the Oculus Rift. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Dan Pauly, a woodworking artisan, uses reclaimed wood to build cabins that appear to be straight from a fantasy film. It all started when Pauly's great-grandfather emigrated from Switzerland to the U.S. in the 1800s and began the artisanal craft of barn building. "As I uncover an old barn or shed. I realize that it could be the same lumber that my great-grandfather used more than 100 years ago. I think that respect for the craftsmen and craftswomen of the past, and for the wood they used, make a difference in each new piece I create. Until you have dismantled an old barn, you can't imagine the painstaking effort it took from Old-World craftsmen to erect it. They were each a work of art," said Pauly. Continue reading for more pictures.
Brick artist Chris McVeigh decided to make use of a fun group of chipmunks he found wandering his parent's backyard, and started "Chipmunk Adventures". This photo series depicts plastic Star Wars action figures interacting with the small creatures, with everything from Darth Vader taking a joyride to Chewbacca offering a rodent an almond. He became so familiar with these little critters that certain chipmunks would return to the lawn when he whistled. Continue reading for more pictures.
From afar, this looks like any other large outdoor table for 8 people, but once you fire it up, everyone sitting around JAG will be able to grill their own food. Shaped like a giant octagon, this table is basically communal grilling station, with a massive firepit in the center. As you can see, there are 8 individual grilling stations for all your guests as well as a wooden tabletop for enjoying the food. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one showing what happens to antacid tablets in space, when combined with water.