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Fabrique-Hacktion: Making Public Inconveniences Easier to Handle, One Boldly Painted Add-On at a Time

By - Aug 11, 2014<p>Photos by Guy MillerMost of us prefer to tuck cords and cables well out of sight—in fact, I've arranged half of the furniture in my …

3-D Printers, Bah! Why Designers Should Build Prototypes By Hand

Four reasons why you should skip the pricey 3-D printer and stick to the foam core.<p>“Does your design studio have a 3-D printer in the office?”<p>It’s a frequent question from clients–and understandably so. In just a few short years, 3-D printing has revolutionized the way that products are made. 3-D …

The Trendy Totable Tube

Whether you’re an inventor, architect or other designer, after you’ve drawn up beautiful renders, the last thing you want to do is stuff them in an …

A Kids Space Designed for the Re-Imagination of Drawing Tools

Mathery Studio was tapped to design a space for children that “focused on transforming perception surrounding the simple act of drawing.” The firm …

A New Kind of Faucet with a Little Twist

You know how when your hands are dirty or covered in soap and you go to rinse them and your faucet’s handles get dirty too? It seems the handles are …

Only A Bloody Bag

The Blood Bag gets a redesign with this new concept, which hopes to resolve some key flaws through innovation. For example, the bag has a purposeful …

Rite in the Rain's Waterproof Paper and Tough Mechanical Pencil

It rains a lot in the Pacific Northwest, which sucks if you're outside and are trying to write something on paper, as loggers once needed to. So in …

Plantation pots combine hand-thrown porcelain with discarded glasses

Polish artist and designer Alicja Patanowska has created a collection of hand-thrown ceramic plant pots that fit inside old glasses so both stem and …

99-Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress Every Day for Children in Africa

99-year-old Lillian Weber has a generous heart and sewing hands that just won't stop. The Iowa-based woman spends hours every single day making a dress for small children who receive the clothing through the Christian nonprofit group Little Dresses for Africa.<p>For the past two years, Weber has made …

Hydaway Collapsible Water Bottle by Niki Singlaub

We just got portable water bottle design submission, we really love that you guys keep on trying to design the best products to make our life easier. …

Industrial Design

Stackable and Sexy Bottles

The Bellows Bottle is a concept that makes transportation of liquids an easy experience. The bottle collapses and expands to pump out water and is …

Silo's Mesh Card Re-thinks the Wallet

I've solved the wallet thing for myself, I've got the perfect wallet for me. So whenever someone comes out with a new ultraslim wallet, I'm unmoved. …

“Note And Vote”: How Google Ventures Avoids Groupthink In Meetings

Meetings want to suck. Wrest control of them with this seven-step strategy.<p>You know when a meeting turns into a complete waste of time? Maybe you’re trying to come up with ideas, or make a decision. Before anyone realizes it, the meeting starts to suck.<p>Meetings want to suck. Two of their favorite …

The Gripping Story

UPDATE – The 20% Discount Code Inside is valid only for 2 weeks!<p>Whether in the kitchen or on the desktop, orienting your iPad upright with firm hold …

Dizzying New GIFs at the Intersection of Art and Math by Dave Whyte (Sponsor) | Colossal

<p>Starting this month <b>Verizon FiOS</b> customers can get upload speeds every bit as fast as their download speeds. Since that means faster, easier sharing …

Ingo Maurer Zettel’z 5 Chandelier, 5 Ways

I love that Maurer designed the lamp not only to be playful, light and airy but also to be entirely customized and assembled by its owner. Each …

The Living Points Structure jewellery covers limbs in porcupine-like spines

Translucent tendrils protruding from these body adornments by Polish designer Ewa Sliwinska amplify small movements made by the wearer (+ …

New App Tells The Stories Behind Famous Typefaces

Typendium makes (surprisingly interesting) typography history freely accessible to anyone with an iOS.<p>The histories of your favorite typefaces, from Futura to Gill Sans to Times New Roman, have been conveniently collected in one elegant iOS app, called Typendium, released this week. It includes …

This New Moleskine Is Like An iPad Made Of Paper

Like to be creative on paper but hate the thought losing your best ideas? Moleskine may have a solution.<p>Ask companies like Adobe and Fiftythree, and they’ll tell you that tablets are the future of drawing. Give in, and get used to the concept of touching a stylus to your screen. Because as hardware …