Skataviz

South Korea's toilet museum, Bond's 3D-printed Aston Martin, facial hair fanatics and more in our weekly look at the web

Developed by Design I/O, Skataviz is an experimental prototype designed to capture the exact motion of a skateboard by using the internal gyroscope and accelerometer within an iPod Touch. Check out the informative video, which visualizes the 3D motion data augmented over live skate footage.

Architecture for Dogs

South Korea's toilet museum, Bond's 3D-printed Aston Martin, facial hair fanatics and more in our weekly look at the web

Muji art director Kenya Hara recently curated a collection of DIY architectural arrangements for pooches as part of the global exhibition “Architecture for Dogs.” Enlisting the help of 11 famous architects, Hara’s project includes handsome hammocks, houses and mazes created for specific breeds. Building templates for each of the pieces are publicly available for download.

Firebird X

A review of Gibson's latest attempt at marrying technology, design and acoustics

The new Gibson Firebird X marks the iconic brand‘s latest venture into a range of new technologies by building features typically associated with studio recording software directly into the guitar. Having heard mixed reviews, we felt compelled to enlist our friend and lifelong guitar player, Luke Janklow to weigh in. After spending a few days hands-on with the Firebird X Janklow, admittedly a purist and …