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Larva Seating System by Studio Segers for B by Indera

Designed by Studio Segers for B by Indera, Larva is a modular seating system composed of five minimalist elements: a footstool, corner element, sit …

NOOK Lounge Chair & Matching Luggage by Karim Rashid

Designer Karim Rashid continues to put his signature spin on all genres of design through various collaborations with top-notch companies. Another …

Desktop Wallpaper: August 2013

This month’s desktop is by Jethro Wilson who chose the quote, “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions” by …

Vitamin D: Stop Comparing

<i>(click on the image for a larger version)</i><p>This is one of my worst traits: comparison to others. You probably do it too, and most of the time, we …

Create Your Own Hipster Logo In 6 Steps

Launching your very own artisanal organic ketchup company? Do yourself a favor and make a hipster logo to go with it.<p>It’s not entirely clear how the “hipster” came to absorb everything that is home-grown, butchered, built, assembled, shaved, and yes, pickled. But regardless of its hazy origins, the …

The Cargotecture Movement

Architectural innovation<p>Architect Paul Rudolph once called the mobile home the 20th century brick; the shipping container may well be taking its …

Architecture

27 Practical And Ingenious Gadgets For Kitchen

We’re all familiar with the basic utensils and accessories we usually need in the kitchen, things like knifes, cutting boards and can openers. But …

Kitchens

Hang It: Wooden Shoes by Tal Weinreb

Young Israeli shoe designer, Tal Weinreb, created Hang it as part of a graduation project from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Weinreb was …

NotOnlyWhite Bathroom

If you are looking at re-doing your bathroom then have a look at what Dutch designer Marike Andeweg has conjured up HI-MACS. The versatile material …

Stylish Headphones for Autistic Adults

Cumulus is a stylish headphone designed for autistic adults, where the headband goes round the neck and it has a galvanic skin sensor. This sensor …

Is HP’s Windows-7-Powered Slate Still Alive?

The much-buzzed-about HP Slate was, according to reports, killed some weeks ago. But a device matching the Slate just showed up on HP’s site.<p>HP‘s Slate was one of the early stars of The Year of the Tablet. Before anyone knew what the iPad would be, HP and Microsoft introduced the Slate at January’s …

CES

Furniture and Lighting by Kevin Michael Burns

Kevin Michael Burns is a New York-based designer making furniture and lighting who sent over his portfolio and I’m glad to have had the pleasure of …

Airing Out 40 Years: Nike Design Over The Decades

Illustrator Stephen Cheetham uses minimalist graphics to chart a visual history of the brand’s most memorable designs.<p>Growing up, Stephen Cheetham never had “cool” sneakers. “I wanted them, but just didn’t have the money,” the London-based illustrator tells Co.Design. His parents, he adds–now with …

Don’t Forget The Important Things with “Here”

Here is a fun new product from Russian design company Maximovich Design founded by two young designers named Anna and Maxim Maximov.<p>The object, …

Jeff Schreiber

Jeff Schreiber<p>You can also see a preview on my Behance page.

Furniture & Accessories from Salvaged Fire Hoses

Something most of us probably don’t think about is where old fire hoses go when they’ve been decommissioned. The answer is: landfills all across …

From Google Ventures: How To Hire The Best Designer For Your Team

The key to recruiting for a startup is to craft a realistic job description. And stop looking for unicorns–they don’t exist, writes Google Ventures’ Braden Kowitz.<p>Finding the perfect designer to join your team is tough–there’s no way around it. I’ve struggled for months searching for the right …

Korshun Footwear

by Dora Haller<p>Dutch footwear designer Anna Korshun creates leather shoes that don't require any glue or stitches. Almost magically constructed, the upper and outer soles are clicked together and then wrapped by a rubber layer that ensures a solid connection. The upshot is a clean and simple …

Winter Fashion

Sweeper and Dustpan by Jan Kochanski

Jan Kochanski redesigned the traditional sweeper and dustpan to better clean up after sweeping, and—more importantly—to look more attractive.<p>Form and …

Identity for Temple Studio

Kids Can Create Their Own Cloth Dolls with Elf Pop's Sweet Sewing Patterns

Summer break is upon us and it’s time to get crafty with the kiddos! Why not help your children develop a new skill and learn to appreciate the love …

Africa's First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria

With a serious housing shortage but no shortage of plastic bottles littering the streets, the Development Association for Renewable Energies (DARE) – …

Glad's Brilliant Trash Bag Tent Could Solve the Waste Problem at Music Festivals

California-based company Glad may specialize in dustbin liners and food storage containers, but they recently unveiled a brilliant one-person trash …

Nano Water Chip Could Make Desalination Affordable for Everyone

With freshwater declining throughout the globe, desalination looks increasingly attractive, but current technologies are expensive, demand far too …

Cardboard Technologies announces plans to produce $10 cardboard bicycle

Remember that amazing $10 bike that's made from recycled cardboard? It could soon be coming to a bike shop near you. Cardboard Technologies, the …

Finca Bellavista: Highflying Treehouses Nestled in the Costa Rican Rainforest Canopy

Where do Ewoks go when they're bored with Endor? Why, to Finca Bellavista village of course. Described as the world’s first planned, modern, …

Costa Rica

INFOGRAPHIC: What Does That $14 Shirt From Bangladesh Really Cost?

Chrome app launcher for Windows out of beta: why you want it

This week the folks at Google appear to have released the full version of the “Chrome App Launcher” for Windows machines. Though you’ll only be able …

 Stéphane Massa-Bidal