Ben Kass

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MIT Unveils The Shapeshifting Furniture Of The Future

The Transform, from MIT’s Tangible Media Group, changes shape depending upon how users interact with it. Imagine a chair that could transform from an upright rocker to a sumptuous lounge, just by detecting your mood.<p>More Co.Design coverage of Milan Design Week: <br>36 Ways To Reconsider The Weather <br>See …

Your Next Phone Might Look At You Like The Terminator

A peek inside one of Microsoft Research’s labs reveals experiments in making our computers more socially aware. Get ready for robots with Terminator vision.<p>Gesture, posture, expression, clothes: These are tiny social considerations that give humans the incredible power of inference, but still elude …

Floating Artificial Coral Reef Station to Protect Indonesian Coastline from Tsunamis

Located in Indian ocean, <b>Floating Artificial Coral Reef Station</b> project will protect Indonesian coastline from Tsunamis as well as support the growth …

The Known Universe by AMNH

Hong Kong High Rise

The PleXus Tower emerges from the banks of the West Hong Kong Harbor as a distribution of disjointed structures amidst the neighboring historic ferry …

Collider Watch Concept With Cool Explosion to Tell Time

Watch as 2 beautiful particles collide on <b>Collider Watch</b>. It’s a beautiful concept watch designed by Samuel Jerichow to give you a visual illusion how …

Particles

NYSE Identity Proposal by Interbrand

New York Stock Exchange – Identity Proposal by Design Firm Interbrand.<p>While working as graphic design for design firm Interbrand, Nick Agin was part …

Commute-Case : A Briefcase That Transforms Into Electric Personal Vehicle

<b>Commute-Case</b> looks like an ordinary briefcase when carried around, but actually, it’s nothing but ordinary. Starting out as a standard briefcase, you …

David English: Sweet 16

Did you know that Leica makes a 16 mm lens for the M-series camera? It’s hidden inside the Wide-Angle Tri-Elmar. The Wide-Angle Tri-Elmar can be set …

Atmospheric Reentry by Maiko Takeda

The artist Maiko Takeda did the series “Atmospheric Reentry” in which he made very conceptual kind of bags and hats which have a bristled shape. The …

Dwell

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Designing an Umbrella Stand: Not as Easy as It Sounds

Umbrella stands find a place in homes, offices, and retail establishments. They seem like such a straightforward item, but actually a number of …

Furniture

The Ssssssweet Ssssssounds of Sssssilicone

Halfway between picnicware and a dog toy you'll find something sonically surprising. Ssssspeaker is brought to us by the creative minds of Kiev-based …

Chaise longue by Neri Oxman uses 3D printing to create a multi-coloured cocoon

This chaise longue by architect, designer and MIT professor Neri Oxman features 44 different composite materials 3D-printed inside a wooden …

Charged: inFORM, a Revolutionary Design Tool

Virtual reality has made huge strides over the past few years, but for pioneers like the scientists at the MIT Media Lab, digital simulations have begun taking actual, material shape. Formally known as the Tangible Bits project (which was presented by the lab all the way back in 1997), MIT’s …

Prototyping

9 Shopping Finds We're Dreaming Of This Month - PAPER

<b>Bullseye Arrow keychain by Parabellum Collection.</b> <br>$185 at parabellumcollection.com<p><b>Dizzy Neo Geo Lozenge throw pillow by Jonathan Adler.</b> <br>$165 at jonathanadler.com<p><b>Street Backpack by CHANEL.</b> <br>$3,400 at select CHANEL boutiques.<p><b>Wink "Buggie" wallet by Fendi.</b> <br>$650 at Fendi, 677 Fifth Ave., New York.<p><b>Roar</b> …

One Ring To Rule It All... By Bluetooth

Get ready for the Internet of <i>Rings</i>. Today's the last day to jump on the earlybird bandwagon for Ring, which has completely cleaned house over on …

Wearable Tech

Singapore's Gardens by the Bay by Lighting Planners Associates Inc.: http://www.archello.com/en/project/singapore039s-gardens-bay/1188893

Gravity tablet makes 3D drawing "as easy as doodling on a piece of paper"

A group of students from the Royal College of Art have invented a virtual reality tool that allows designers to sketch in three dimensions (+ …

A Pen with Perception

This clever gadget’s function is almost unrecognizable… and that’s precisely its appeal. It’s a pen, but you won’t find any push-buttons or even hear …

A Travel App That Practically Packs Your Bags For You

All of us want to pack light for a trip, to save the $25 of checking a bag by sausaging a week’s worth of clothing into a plane’s overhead compartment. But if you’re as indecisive as I am, you can never quite decide what you should pack, so you simultaneously under- and overpack, with jackets for …

iOS

Superbambi: Scoope Design's Multitasking Chair

Scoope Design is taking small space design to the next level by providing you with only furniture fixture you'll ever <i>really</i> need. SUPERBAMBI—a …

Furniture

drosera scorpioides commonly called the shaggy sundew, a carnivorous plant #nature

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Tree House / 6a Architects

The Tree House was developed in response to the mother of a busy family who in finding herself reliant on a wheelchair was also finding herself …

Architecture