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DIY Rolling Pegboard Tool Storage

As we've mentioned in some of our earlier posts on tool storage, when designing your own system there are two opposite poles you can lean towards: …

A Calculator for Kids: Knock Knock by Khalil Klouche

Knock Knock is a playful calculator made for children by designer Khalil Klouche. The interactive wooden box lets you “knock” out math problems by …

Kids

Tactile Time

Designed for the seeing-impaired, the Touch It watch makes it possible to feel rather than view time on its face. Hours and minutes are represented …

Cooking for Couch Potatoes

The Sensi Standmixer is an exploration into stretching the versatility of appliances to go beyond the confines of the kitchen. Instead of standing …

Industrial Furniture Collection Made Of Shipping Crates

Repurposing everything is a modern and eco-friendly approach not to waste materials and other resources and this way you needn’t reinvent anything. …

Furniture

Dock Tray by Alain Berteau

Dock Tray is a minimalist design created by Belgium-based designer Alain Berteau for Objekten. The design was presented at this year’s International …

Furniture
Apps

The Modular Hotel Room/Office That Fits Into a Suitcase

There’s nothing like hitting the open road and setting off for destinations as yet undecided, nothing but your clothes and a sense of adventure in …

Avant-garde

Bec Brittain

by LinYee Yuan<p>Since establishing her own studio in 2009, New York-based lighting designer Bec Brittain has established herself with stripped down, crystalline forms in brass and glass. During this year's New York design week, the designer showed a more flamboyant and playful perspective, debuting …

Design

Gorgeously Complex 3-D Printed Sculptures You Can Eat

The Sugar Lab makes geometric confections, fittingly, from sugar.<p>Much has been made about the game-changing uses and applications for 3-D printing. The technology has made headway in every field you can think of–from prosthetics and bionic organs to design and architecture to, yes, functioning …

Sculpture

The Coke Ad That Could Destroy All Other Products, Especially Coke

<b>The Coke Ad That Could Destroy All Other Products, Especially Coke.</b><p>Image created by unknown person and inspired by a quote from Banksy, which was inspired by Sean Tejaratchi’s 1999 essay, “Death, Phones, Scissors.” via Betype

Un-knotty Plugs

The age-old concern of knotted wires, messy plugs on a power socket get a fresh new solution. The Rotate Plug design allows users to plug appliances …

Hand-Painted Geometric Furniture by VOLK

Brooklyn-based company VOLK introduced some new pieces this year during New York Design Week that feature hand-painted designs full of geometry, …

Furniture

Emerald Pax

As the official color of living plants, green is a highly appropriate hue for Ploom to choose as the latest shade for their kazoo-shaped vaporizer, the Pax. The San Francisco-based tobacco start-up launched the convenient, portable smoking device nearly a year ago in basic black, purple and blue, …

Startups

Concept Camera Lets You Create Real-Life GIF Flip Books

Digital images from digital cameras have all but replaced the printed photos that we used to keep around as reminders of special moments. But the …

Compact Nota Bureau To Save Some Space

Lack of space? Need to accommodate everything? The Nota desk by Berlin architect Elisabeth Lux for furniture brand e15 is an answer to all your …

Students Design 22 Playful Wooden Toys For Kids

Though it seems counterintuitive, limitations can be the best thing to happen to the creative process. Narrowing down parameters–think form, function, color, size–often brings focus to an otherwise overwhelming chaos of opportunities around what to do and where to begin.<p>The Rochester Institute of …

Kids

Three-Story Interior Green Wall Breathes Life into Home

What looks like an imposing, monolithic black volume from the outside is filled with air, light and greenery on the inside. Casa CorManca is a …

Architecture

Why Bother Cooking Just for Yourself?

One of the dangers of cooking a meal for just yourself is the <i>Why Bother Syndrome</i>. This usually happens on a weeknight when you arrive home from work, …

Food

Going Balls Out: The Eggocado

<i>This article is an excerpt from The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Any Skill, and Living the Good Life.</i><p>Need a break from scrambled eggs? Change it up using the mighty avocado (derived from the Aztec word for "testicle" [ahuacatl], by the way). With the instructions …

Tim Ferriss

19 Sweet Slushies To Keep You Cool

I'll take a one-way ticket to SLUSH CITY, please.

Tips for Juicing Ginger

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p>Going to the Hotline is like stepping into the best classroom you could ever imagine; …

Sensible Packaging by Burgopak for Lapka

Last we heard from Burgopak, they'd sent us their packaging design for Little Printer (a.k.a. the BERG-o-pack), and it so happens that their latest …

Packaging Design

“Without You” by Lapalux - The Fox Is Black

Stuart Howard’s music feels accessible and removed all at once. Known more popularly as Lapalux, the Essex based producer has melded perfectly into …

Ideo Imagines 18 Packaging Concepts For The Future

From a medication bottle that “ripens” with age to a 4G mixtape that hooks up to iTunes, these new designs push the limits of quotidian packaging.<p>Browse through any design monograph or website and you’re bound to come across such terms as “tinkering,” “iterative thinking,” and “prototyping.” In the …

Packaging Design

Bucket's Portland Press

Sometimes Portland is just so "Portland"—and we love them for it. The small-batch-everything mentality has given birth to an endless supply of start-ups with interests varying from leather goods to ice cream. The most recent to catch our attention references the little city's number one love: …

Ice Cream

Simple Springtime Dishes

Wet Washcloth In Space - What Happens When You Wring It? | Video

How Much Food Can You Buy For $5 Around The World?

Food