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MVRDV unveils solar-powered Milestone building that looks like a crystal rock

MVRDV just unveiled designs for a new mixed-use building in Esslingen, Germany that looks as if it were unearthed from a crystal mine. Dubbed The …

Solar Cars Are (Almost) Here

Cars could soon power themselves without any outside fuel at all.<p>Ever since electric vehicles (EVs) became a viable alternative to traditional …

A Lethal Weapon Designed By A Computer

Designed by John Briscella using Autodesk software, the Optimal Bow would be perfect for a cybernetic Katniss Everdeen.<p>Humans have been building bows for thousands of years–there’s some evidence that they go back 70,000 years–but can computers design one? That’s the question amateur archer John …

Blocks launches "world's first modular smartwatch" on Kickstarter

London-based startup Blocks has designed a smartwatch that allows wearers to choose the functionalities they need by clipping on additional …

By this time next year, you could be 3D printing custom comfortable inserts for your shoes

For nearly a year and a half, Kegan Schouwenburg ran the enormous Shapeways factory in Queens, New York. Her colleagues joked about her running a …

The Dextrus Robotic Hand Wants To Make Advanced Prosthetics 100X Cheaper Via 3D Printing

The Dextrus hand is the working prototype resulting from Joel Gibbard’s Open Hand Project, an open source hardware initiative that aims to lower the cost of robotic prosthetics dramatically. Dextrus is a fully-functional robotic hand, with features and capabilities similar to leading advanced …

This 3D printer creates objects from 10 materials at once

A new 3D printer capable of manufacturing objects with up to ten materials at once has been unveiled.<p>MIT's (apparently very busy) Computer Science …

Solocam Is A Selfie Stick That Isn’t Completely Insufferable

Most of us at TechCrunch don’t get out much, instead choosing to blog from the comfort of our own home or office. However, some more adventurous reporters still crave the thrill of reporting live on scene.<p>Solocam is a selfie stick that may actually provide value (bear with me here) by letting …

Volvo’s LifePaint is Invisible During the Day and Reflective at Night

Tens of thousands of people are involved in cycling accidents a year, and Volvo wants to do something about that. In collaboration with Grey London …

Robotic arms create custom furniture in Kram/Weisshaar's Robochop installation

This interactive installation by design studio Kram/Weisshaar allows users to remotely control a robotic arm that sculpts foam cubes into furniture …

Sculpture

Shwood Turns Newspaper into Veneer

Ironically they start by wrapping it around a core, which is the reverse of how real veneer is made<p>The folks over at eyeglasses manufacturer Shwood …

Recycling

Natural Barrel And Baby Barrel Lamps From Wood And Concrete

The world of lighting is changing very fast, I’d say faster than the furniture world and that allows greater creative flexibility. Designers create …

Vanmoof T Series

Dutch company Vanmoof have added a new minimalist bike to their growing collection, The T Series is a compact urban cruiser designed for densely …

Airtype

Airtype is, the keyless keyboard of the future. The innovative device fits in the palm of your hand and let´s you type on any surface, it learns your …

ROLI’s Radical Musical Keyboard Attracts A $12.8m Series A Round

The Seaboard GRAND, is a completely new type of keyboard musical instrument. It has soft rubber keys which can bend and shape a tune, the way you can bend the strings on a guitar. It’s a genuinely radical departure from normal keyboards. Check out the video below to see what I mean.<p>That’s all …

From Phones To Tablets: 26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be

In Design Forward, frog design’s founder, Hartmut Esslinger, recounts the inspirations and process behind the computers that revolutionized consumer electronics.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change <i>(</i><i>Arnoldsche Art Publishers</i><i>), by</i> …

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Forget training wheels: This bike balances itself

Training wheels are great for getting kids rolling, but they don't really develop the balance required for real riding. Jyrobike takes a different approach to the learning process, providing a more authentic cycling experience while still offering the stability new starters need. That's because …

Un teclado con el que olvidar las pantallas táctiles, lo último de Microsoft Research

El departamento de Microsoft Research vuelve a sorprendernos con un prototipo que, aunque no sabemos si llegará a ver algún día la luz, consigue llamar nuestra atención de inmediato por su originalidad y funcionamiento. Estamos ante un teclado al que los de Redmond le ha colocado una serie de …

Designing for healthcare, an interview with IDEO's Stacey Chang

More research, more investment, and more excitement — and perhaps more hype — have surrounded mobile healthcare technologies than ever before.<p>The …

From Scrap Metal to Stunning Knives: Polish Knifemaker Trollskyy Shows Us How it's Done with a Jeep Leaf Spring

The newest video from Polish knifemaker Trollskyy couldn't have come at a better time, considering Earth Day has barely passed us by. "I love to make …

Knives

For Minority-Report-like Interface, Just Add Water. Or Actually, Fog

I'm definitely among those who have been waiting for Minority Report-like gesturing to become a reality. While light beams on desks and walls seems …

Lytro's New Light Field Camera, the Illum, Balances Old and New Form Factors

It was just a few years ago that Lytro released their Light Field Camera, meant to usher in an era of "computational photography." Users capture the …

Viewfinders

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Electrolux Group

In Focus<p>Electrolux purpose<p>We shape living for the better by reinventing taste, care and wellbeing experiences, for more enjoyable and sustainable …

Back to the Basics: TOOTHBRUSHbyDEFAULT Cuts Down on the Industry's Waste and Costs Without Sacrificing Good Design

<i>Simon Enever is the head designer of New York based agency ECCO Design and the founder of byDEFAULT. Formerly a designer at fuseproject, Enever has</i> …

SketchUp's Open-Source 3D-Printable WikiHouse Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks

What if you could assemble your house like Legos using free modeling software and a 3D printer? That’s the idea behind Eric Schimelpfening‘s …

A Rocking Chair Named Re

Re is a beautiful rocking chair that looks like a sculpture by French designer Clement Diaz that makes a nod to the modernism of the 1920s. I love …

Stunning Artistic Home Features Floating Staircase

Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has designed <i>Casa Cubo</i>, a personal museum of sorts, for an anonymous couple in So Paulo. More than just a place of rest, it is a space for the art enthusiasts to display their wonderful collection. The home away from home is both an architectural project that …

Art

Inverted Umbrella Turns Inside-Out When You’re Not Using It

Umbrella is one of the easiest ways to keep you dry in the rain, however, once you close it, it will end up soaking you itself because it’s wet. …

Carros Auxiliares Nurture Pocket / Bash Interiorismo

Esta vez <b>Bash Interiorismo</b>, empresa con más de un siglo de trayectoria, ofrece a sus clientes dentro de su línea de <b>equipamiento</b> para hospitales <b>Nurture</b> …