Anish Kumar

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Mattel’s 3-Year Quest To Make A Better Toy Gun

With a new line of wicked toy guns, Mattel is brandishing arms to protect good old-fashioned toys in the age of apps.<p><b>Scott Derman</b> was pissed.<p>The toy designer, whose colorful tattoos peek from under his sleeves, had asked Mattel’s Chem Lab for a substance that could stick but wasn’t sticky. He’d …

Hot Wheels

Hypnotic Patterns Drawn on Spinning Potter's Wheel

In an intriguing fusion of visual and performance art, Russian ceramics artist Mikhail Sadovnikov draws a seemingly endless series of patterns with wet clay (also known as <i>slip</i>) on a spinning potter's wheel. The process is incredibly mesmerizing to watch in motion, as Sadovnikov uses just his hands …

Art

Three Gaming Trends to Watch After Last Week's GDC

A theme from GDC 2014: There's still a lot of uncertainty about gaming's future.<p>If there was one big takeaway from last week’s Game Developers Conference, it was this: Everything we learned over the course of the event may be irrelevant this time next year. In an industry evolving as quickly as …

Alek Wek: 'You don't have to go with the crowd'

As a teenager, Alek Wek shook up the fashion world – and inspired, among others, a young Lupita Nyong'o. The Sudanese supermodel tells Sali Hughes why quirky is good<p>Alek Wek was 19 when she was approached by a model scout from a top London agency at a fair in Crystal Palace park. Her mother, she …

'What I Eat: Around The World In 80 Diets' Shows Stunning Portraits Of Daily Meals

The different kinds of foods people eat around the world are endlessly fascinating. We at HuffPost Taste want to know what other countries eat for breakfast when we're shoveling down a bowl of cereal or enjoying our eggs and bacon. We're curious about the way people eat and which customs are taboo, …

Latest Medical, Nutrition, Fitness News

Scheduling exercise time based on fitness goals<p>Obesity epidemic grows in adults; perhaps levels off in youth<p>'GMA' Hot List: Study reveals how many …

Alicia Vikander

Feeling Antisocial? Try Split, The App That Helps You Avoid People

The premise of location-based social services like Foursquare, Highlight, Social Radar and Tinder is that we’d all be better off if our phones could help us to have more real-world encounters.<p>But is that necessarily true? There are all sorts of times when the last thing you want is to find yourself …

Here's The Best Way To Find A New App In The App Store

The search function in Apple's App Store is notoriously bad. When we tried searching for anonymous app Secret, it <b>took 107 tries</b> before we found the actual app.<p>Fnd.io is a new service that may have a solution for this.<p>It's a Web page lets you search through App Store and the Mac store simultaneously …

Apps

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p><b>A</b> trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

Healthy Skoop

It's almost impossible to ingest all the superfoods we've been instructed to eat on a daily basis. There aren't enough meals in the day—and even if there were, not all of the listed produce are readily available. Skoop is changing that and they're doing so with ease, awareness and a respect for …

Nutrition

Education: An Alien in Society

When I look at schools, I walk into schools, when I interact with schools, I feel like they belong to a different universe. As soon as I set my foot …

Education

Gloriola Font Family from Suitcase Type Foundry

Gloriola – Sans Serif Type Family.<p><b>Gloriola</b> is not an ordinary sans serif family. Font designer Tomáš Brousil of Suitcase Type Foundry created a …

Famous Inventions Showcased in Stylish Vintage Blueprints

If you're intrigued by how things are made, then Oliver Gal Artist Co.'s recreated vintage blueprints are a treat. The collective of artists scoured patents of old products and designed them into stylish and educational prints meant to hang on your wall. Some of the inventions include things as …

Inventions

An iPhone Case That Takes Your Vitals

The future of basic medicine is starting to sound like science fiction: the tricorder from <i>Star Trek</i> has been brought to life by Scanadu, a startup at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Meanwhile, biotech companies are developing pills embedded with sensors to track how patients respond to medication–once …

Medical Technology

LithaFlora Tea

Selling out their stock of herbal teas and cleansing bars shortly after launching a few weeks back at Design Indaba 2014, Cape Town-based LithaFlora is a new company using medicinal African herbs, sustainably sourced from four small farm holders within the Cape Floral Kingdom. The tea blends, which …

Cape Town

Keeping Letterpress Lively: Studio visit with KeeganMeegan & Co.

It's not hard to love letters, they give us ideas and inspiration and connect us to the world through writing. For traditional printers that …

Letterpress

Shigeru Ban Wins Architecture’s Top Award

Co.Design sat down with the 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate, a Japanese architect renowned for his humanitarian work and inventive use of recycled materials.<p>Shigeru Ban has earned international acclaim for repurposing inexpensive materials to build cheap housing in communities struck by catastrophe. …

Architecture

TED 2014: Earth and Space

In years past, the topic of space has remained a constant theme at TED conferences, and at last week's 30th anniversary series of talks in Vancouver, BC, the expansive and always awe-inspiring topic remained on the table. While much talk has centered around a certain legendary singing Canadian …

Imaging

The Bike Design Project: How Do You Design A Better Urban Bike?

This spring, Co.Design and Co.Exist are partnering with Oregon Manifest’s Bike Design Project, which has tapped teams of top designers and bicycle craftsmen in five major cities to create the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike. Starting on March 24, we’ll be publishing the designers’ process diaries to …

San Francisco

A Spinning Mosaic of Patterns Drawn with Wet Clay on a Potter’s Wheel | Colossal

<p>As a person who’s spent more than a few hours at the seat of a potter’s wheel I can attest to the strangely soothing act of doodling around with wet …

IndHED™ Beer Identity & Package Design

This isn’t our first time that we are featuring about IndustriaHED and we just can’t help it. The process of their visual identities are just simply …

Graphic Design

Daily Inspiration #1716

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …