Category Archives: Design

What’s New Is Old Again: A Classic Norwegian Chair Produced with 100% Recycled Materials

The newest chair by Nordic Comfort Products (NCP) is a unique and sustainable twist on an old classic. Their R-48 model has furnished schools and offices since the 1960s, but has previously required virgin plastic and a metal base. Their recent addition, the S-1500, … Continue reading

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Print Your City Initiative Turns Plastic Waste into 3D Printed Street Furniture – Design Milk

The New Raw is a Rotterdam-based research and design studio who’ve launched the Print Your City initiative with the Zero Waste Lab in Thessaloniki, Greece. The lab is outfitted with a 3D printing robotic arm and recycling facilities that were implemented by … Continue reading

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A New Book Filled With Interactive Paper Pop-up Gadgets by Kelli Anderson

Kelli Anderson, a self-described artist/designer and tinkerer has just released her long-awaited book, This Book is a Planetarium. Anderson, who is based in Brooklyn, works in a variety of digital and analog media but is best known for her use of paper … Continue reading

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Twenty Instruments Reconstructed to Play Through the Keys of a Vintage Piano

We’ve all tinkered around on a keyboard that, when a button is pushed or settings tweaked, gives us a chance to play the sound of a flute or drum. When the Ukrainian band Brunettes Shoot Blondes purchased a vintage, albeit … Continue reading

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Think Living Spaceships Are Science Fiction? Think Again

Top space agencies and researchers are turning to biology to create spacecraft that adapt like living creatures to survive future missions.   By Tom Cassauwers THE DAILY DOSEJAN 07 2019 Going interstellar is hard. The closest stars to the sun … Continue reading

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The font that escaped the Nazis and landed on the moon

Futura is familiar. But its journey from avant-garde German type to hipster favorite is unusual — and it includes Nazis and the moon.

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The Kimono World’s Dirty Little Secret

On a small island, off the coast of Okinawa in Japan, the world’s most precious kimonos are crafted using a very unusual element: mud. The meticulous technique, which has been practiced for thousands of years, uses mud and dried tree … Continue reading

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Scottish design is not all “tartan and tourist tat” says Made in Glasgow curator – dezeen

An exhibition has opened in Glasgow showcasing the best of contemporary Scottish design. Curator Stacey Hunter talks Dezeen through her highlights, which include a raincoat printed with hand-drawn weather symbols and silk scarves depicting the lovers of Ettore Sottsass. Made in Glasgow … Continue reading

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Taku Omura Transforms Company Logos into 3D-Printed Items – Spoon & Tomago

Japanese designer Taku Omura runs an intriguing side project he calls trial and error. Inspired by their shapes and forms, Omura transforms company logos we see every day, into usable items by imagining them in 3D. He then uses a … Continue reading

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An Eight Foot Micro Vehicle Will Soon Make its Way onto European Streets

The Microlino, a front-loading super compact vehicle from Swiss mobility company Micro, has just been approved for European streets. The mini electric vehicle is smaller than a Smart Car, and comes with a rechargeable battery that works with any standard European … Continue reading

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