Monica Andrade

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Sensory Intelligent Toy for Tots

The first in the Hula Balu series of sensory children’s toys, Doodle is a plush pal that informs parents about little one’s health patterns. Using …

Loos Vs. Hoffmann And The Battle For The Soul Of Modernism

A new exhibit examines the dichotomous work of rivals Josef Hoffmann and Adolf Loos, leaders of Vienna’s turn-of-the-century design scene.<p>Modernist pioneers Josef Hoffmann and Adolf Loos are very similar on paper. Born only a few days apart in 1870, only a few miles apart in what was then Moravia …

This Clever Lamp Grows Out Of Your Wall

Off-center lighting is the only way to go in your living room, but it comes with a lot of trade-offs. Lamps have ugly cords you can trip on, and they either take up a big part of your floor or a big part of your table.<p>Not so the Wald Plug Lamp, by Feltmark. It functions as a table lamp or a floor …

Light Therapy Earbuds Shine a Light...In Your Ears

May the good Lord shine a light on you, make every song you sing your favorite tune. With a pair of Light Therapy Earbuds you can hear your favorite …

Confessions of a Coffee Addict

Like most of you, I’m a coffee addict and love to carry my java with me. The problem with most cuppa joe’s is that they don’t provide for instant …

Brevitē Camera Backpack

Easily communicate with your team members from anywhere with Ava…<p>Display the time elapsed from your anniversary with the Tenbrink…<p>Bring your love for …

Crowd Funding

How 3D Printer Filament Is Made (video)

If you have ever wondered how 3D printer filament is made for 3D printers you are sure to the interested in a new video that has been created by MAKE …

The Real First Aid

The CORE Patient Recovery Vest is aimed at those workers who come first in contact with accident victims. It is designed to aid them establish triage …

Fashion-Inspired Insulin Delivery

Devina Kothari’s innovative solution for insulin delivery easily integrates into the user’s lifestyle with fashion-inspired wearable tech they can …

Finally! A Video Game About Building Ikea Furniture!

Because why pay Ikea to torture yourself when you can simulate the experience for free?<p>Is building Ikea furniture your idea of a good time? Well, hold onto your Napoleon hat, because there’s now a game for Mac and Windows that will allow you and up to three other players to simulate the maddening …

Work Is Bullshit: The Argument For “Antiwork”

Be honest: Do you actually need to do your job?<p>If you’re like most employed Americans, you hate your job–or, at best, you’re checked out at work. But as much as you might complain about the place where you spend most of your waking hours, there’s a good chance you don’t ever question the …

Income Inequality

An Epilepsy Tracker So Beautiful, It Could Be Sold In An Apple Store

Meet the Embrace, an utterly gorgeous smartwatch that saves lives.<p>Wearables are getting smarter. Once considered little more than glorified pedometers, the wearables coming out of 2015 are going to be considerably more powerful. So powerful, in fact, that they might save lives.<p>That’s what the …

22 Movies Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix

In search of some inspiration? Then we have the movies for you!<p>Sometimes you take a look at your Netflix queue and think there’s nothing decent on the service. That’s not entirely true! Netflix has certainly lost its library of mainstream Hollywood films over the past few years. But for the …

The Modern Harvest

The <i>Nurture</i> project began with an exploration into the usage of the term “fresh” in the food industry. Super-fresh foods are in high demand with the …

Move Over Ikea!

This ultra-utilitarian system of paper and tape furniture, called TapeFlips, brings a whole new meaning to affordable DIY furnishing! The design’s …

Turn Any Flat Plank Into A Shelf

Do you remember the Floyd Leg hardware? It turned any flat surface into a table using some cleverly designed hardware and integrated clamps. The …

Woodworking

All-in-one Fire Fighting

You really need to have nerves of steel to stay calm in an emergency situation. More often than not, we tend to panic and delay evacuation, …

Last Minute Fire Escape

Intended as a last resort lifesaver, Xitus is a product that allows a building’s occupants to safely descend to ground level when extreme conditions …

Making Beaches Safer

The SOS Rocket is a unique safety buoy that earmarks safe swimming areas at the beaches. In case the currents sweep a swimmer, they can latch onto …

The World’s First 3D Printed Castle

Andrey Rudenko wanted to see if it was possible to make a 3d printed house, Andrey is an architect, and rather than use a traditional design, he went …

Innovative 3D4C 4 Colour (CMYK) Blending 3D Printer (video)

Felix Chan based in London UK has created an innovative full-colour (CMYK) four colour 3D printer that allows you to create your 3D objects in a huge …

An Illustrated History Of The Camera

In a day when lens-equipped smartphones have all but replaced actual cameras, it’s easy to feel nostalgic for the ritual of loading a film cartridge and waiting for the images to develop. To fuel that nostalgia, here’s a brief illustrated history of the photographic camera, designed by …

"Felting printer" creates soft 3D-printed teddy bears

Ask someone to think of a 3D-printed object, and chances are they'll picture something hard ... or perhaps rubbery. Thanks to new technology …

3D Printing

3-D Printed Casts With Ultrasound Treatment Could Mend Broken Bones 40 - 80% Faster

It's been known for awhile that regular ultrasound treatments can help mend broken bones, the problem is that traditional plaster casts prevent the …

Recycling and Yacht Stools

This simple seat is composed of an inflatable paper pillow and a metal frame. The <i>Yacht</i> stool features more durable bag made of Dakron® sailcloth — a …

Delightfully Simple Animation Shows Kids Why Design Matters

How do you get young people thinking about design? Such a task requires first explaining what design is, exactly, which can be tricky even for adults to grasp. The meaning of design is made delightfully simple in “Shape,” a wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for …

When Branding Is Too Good: A Cautionary Tale From New York’s Citi Bike

Why would any other company want to join Citi as a sponsor?<p>New Yorkers have racked up more than 7 million trips on Citi Bike, New York City’s bike-share system, since it launched late last May. More than 100,000 people hold annual memberships. Yet financially, Citi Bike needs help. According to the</i> …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Design

Much of what is fueling the best in design is the desire to make life easier and more enjoyable.<p>1. Airbnb<p><b>For redesigning the hotel experience.</b> Airbnb, the home and apartment rental service, can boast over 10 million stays last year, and as reported in <i>Fast Company</i> tripled revenue to an estimated …

Co.Design Bracket Madness: Who Is The World’s Greatest Living Designer? [Final Four]

Welcome to the Final Four of Co.Design Bracket Madness! With your help, we’ve compiled a bracket featuring some of the greatest designers alive. Your job is to help crown a winner.<p>Readers have cast more than 80,000 votes for their favorite designers so far, and the competition has seen some …

How To Be A Design Boss Without Losing Your Soul

Paper Leaf’s Jeff Archibald shares five tips for making the move from designer to art director.<p>My design firm Paper Leaf started as a two-person operation (four if you count cats). Andy, my wife, and I did everything in-house ourselves: design, development, client relations, proposals, you name it. …