Smartphone Digital Microscope

Odor-proof underwear, 40 years of Virgin Records and a DIY digital microscope in this week's look at the web

If you’ve got a smart phone and a power drill, you’ve also got a digital microscope—for just $10 and 20 minutes of your time. Even better, it can take pictures and videos. Watch this video and turn your smartphone camera into a machine that can actually photograph cells. Though it lacks the specifications of lab-grade equipment, it’s more than capable of fulfilling all kinds of …

Pillow by Snarkitecture

Hand-cast from gypsum cement, the design firm's latest concept fools the eyes and cradles your phone

Founded by architect Alex Mustonen and contemporary artist Daniel Arsham, design firm Snarkitecture has a history of making work from the unexpected. Their latest product, a resting dock for your iPhone aptly dubbed Pillow, continues along this tradition. Individually hand-cast in Brooklyn from gypsum cement, Pillow appears as a soft, gentle place for your phone to lie, yet it provides the security of a solid …