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Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

UI Design

3D-printed cast concept uses ultrasound to heal broken bones

Last year, Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill created the Cortex cast, a concept that sought to potentially replace traditional plaster casts while also offering the added benefit of being lightweight and odor-free. Now, the Osteoid cast, a new concept designed by Deniz …

When an App Won't Do: Designing a Timer

Timers might not sound like an organizing product—but as a professional organizer, I recommend them to my clients all the time. They're great for …

Time Management

Mosquito Trap Product Range Helps Prevent Malaria, Dengue or Yellow Fever

Currently, half of the world’s population is permanently threatened by diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes. Well known examples are malaria, …

Public Health

Starck and Axor Dematerialize the Sink Faucet

We thought the PermaFLOW transparent sink trap was a pretty brilliant innovation, allowing you to see and clear those pesky under-basin clogs. But …

A Marble Vase with Dual Personalities

Feeling frustrated? Well, here’s a vase you can take your frustrations out on – if you choose. This vase, named Introverso 2, has dual personalities. …

A Grid of Audio Speakers That Shoots Fleeting Patterns of Fog by Daniel Schulze | Colossal

<p>For Those Who See is a 2010 installation by Berlin-based artist Daniel Schulze that relies on a 7×7 grid of audio speakers to generate rings of fog …

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Trippy Clocks That Challenge Your Perception Of Time

These simple 12-hour timepieces will make you look at time in a whole new way.<p>We all know that “time flies when you’re having fun.” In other words, even though time is a constant, your mental state can seem to bend the laws of physics to make it flexible.<p>Tel-Aviv design firm Studio Ve is a bit …

An iPhone Accessory To Make You Stop Using Your iPhone

This holiday concept from Wolff Olins reminds us to back away from our phones and spend some time with our loved ones.<p>If we had one mass societal realization in 2013–beyond the fact that privacy as we know it is dead–it’s that we need to unplug. All of these convenient screens have sucked our …

The Commuter Suit by Parker Dusseau

Biking to work no longer means looking like a triathlete in training. From casual and functional collections like Levi's Commuter Series and Giro's New Road to cyclist specific bags of all styles, cycling apparel has improved drastically in recent years, but few—if any—have approached the suit …

TOWARD Sofa by Anne Boysen for Erik Jørgensen

The TOWARD Sofa takes symmetry out of the equation with its unique, curvy lines. Designed by Anne Boysen for Erik Jørgensen, the sofa has a playful …

Mesmerizing Wall Collages Made of Paper and Plastic Cups

New York-based artist Lisa Hoke creates colorful wall collages out of an assortment of disposable items. Working extensively with paper and plastic cups, the artist installs each of her multilayered murals in eye-catching patterns. She playfully transforms each room into a magnificent spectacle …

Designer Creates 12 Surreal Shoes Representing 12 Exes

<b>“Jetsetter” Jessica</b> <i><br>12 Shoes for 12 Lovers</i> is a creative collection of sculptural footwear by New York-based Chilean designer Sebastian Errazuriz that is inspired by his past personal relationships. Each shoe boasts a unique design that reflects on a specific woman from his past. The twelve shoes …

Feeling Time

The Time-Touching Watch is an interesting piece of technology. It’s the kind that you wear like a bracelet and because it doesn’t have a dial, it …

Paper Clip Holders

Keep your paper clips in place with these simple, good-looking, wooden holders from <b>MUJI</b>. The hidden magnets make them look like a tree and a volcano. …

5 Surprising Principles For Designing Smartwatches

Soon, wearable technology will be as common as the iPhone. An expert in ergonomics shows the best way to design for the small screen.<p>Five years ago, I coined the phrase “Ergonomics of Interaction Design,” to explain how physical ergonomic principles could be applied to the design of user …

10 Uncommon Gifts For Someone Who Has Everything

We already gushed about how much we love UncommonGoods’s unique art collection, but now that it’s gift-giving season, we can’t help but also …

Tie Fighter Table Is Inspired by Galactic Empire Game

With Retro Alien Couch and Donkey Kong Wall, it makes sense that another creation from Igor Chak is <b>Tie Fighter Table</b>. It’s a unique retro furniture …

Furniture

Fireplace Storage Units by Davide Tonizzo

In a collection inspired by Italian cities, designer Davide Tonizzo combines storage pieces with a fireplace. Manufactured by Bühler Furniture, the …

Edible Chocolate Art Supplies by Nendo | Colossal

<p>If you ever had an overwhelming desire to eat paste or paint chips as a child, this might be for you. Created by design firm Nendo (previously) for …

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has never been one to be afraid of pushing the boundaries and his latest project entitled 12 Shoes for 12 …

Beautifully Crafted, Genuinely Useful

The Access case for iPhone and iPad protects, showcases and compliments your device’s form to enhance rather than impair its functionality. A minimal …

The Perfect Office - Kano DIY Computer Kit, Dell UltraSharp 4K Monitors and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …