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Brain-Powered Prosthetics Get Closer To Becoming An Everyday Reality

A friend growing up had a combination of prosthetic legs that replaced the limbs he’d been born without pretty admirably, using a combination of hydraulics and mechanical joints, but without any real smarts and so with considerably limitations (he drove using steering wheel-mounted controls rather …

Prosthetics

Contour Concrete Sketch Pencil

Holding a piece of concrete doesn't sound particularly comfortable. Once you pick up the Contour Concrete Sketch Pencil, though, you understand. Its …

Concrete

Oru Coast Origami Kayak

It's large enough for the sea. Yet it folds down small enough to fit in your trunk. The Oru Coast Origami Kayak is the larger brother of the Bay …

Paper Folding

Concrete Magazine Rack by Bertrand Jayr

Price: $149Your computer file icon now comes in the physical world with the Concrete Magazine Rack by Bertrand Jayr. It’s a sturdy magazine rack that …

Concrete

The Trinity ONE: Specialty Coffee Brewer

Price: $250Trinity ONE is a high quality brewing device designed for specialty coffee. It can brew pour over, air pressure, and cold brew methods. …

Coffee

NYCxDesign 2015: BKLYN Designs - Design Milk

BKLYN Designs kicked off NYCxDesign week this past weekend with a bang. Around since 2003, the fair celebrates contemporary furniture, lighting, …

Woodworking

Dewdrop Tree – Water Collection Unit by Taesik Yoon

My trip to Africa was the most memorable and the one thing that I take away from it is the stark reminder of the desert and its arid face. Water is a …

Dew

Smartflower Solar System

If you've already got solar panels on your home, good for you. You're part of the solution. But if you don't, you might want to check out the …

Solar Panels

GoBQ Grill

Try as they might, few portable grills are truly portable, thanks to rigid bodies, weighty construction, and lengthy cool-down times. The GoBQ Grill …

Packing

A Portable Washing Machine That Doesn't Need a Drop of Electricity

Domestic Technology

Finally, Office Furniture for the Laptop Workforce

Good Mod, a Portland, Oregon, studio and retailer, develops an inventive furniture model for the 21st-century office.

When Spencer Staley started GoodMod—now a multidisciplinary design and fabrication studio, furniture repair outfit, and retailer—in 2002, he was operating from an antique mall, …

Furniture

The Greenhouse Just Got Smarter

An intelligent twist in a trend of urban microclimate gardens, the SmartGreenHouse helps users exercise their green thumb with almost any type of …

Greenhouse Effect

UNX2 Shoe by UNStudio

With footwear like this, it’s obvious that you want to make a grand entrance. Not just visually, because with heels like these, I doubt you could …

Art

Roll Tube Flotation Device by Chanyeop Jeong

The Titanic would have been a very different film if the ship had a Roll Tube. The device is a pretty inconspicuous looking contraption that holds …

Deep Sea

PIXEING by ShiftBrain Inc. and Uniba Inc.

Millions of tiny creatures live all around you – what if you could catch them, see how they look and how they behave? PIXEING is a magical tool that …

Insects

Matic Indoor Farm : Vertical Vases for Your Mini Indoor Garden

Inspired by contemporary modern lifestyle and minimalist lines, the Matic Indoor Farm has been created with the objective of delivering a more …

Gardening

The Airwheel: review

Price £649
Weight 10.5kg

Top speed 12mph

“Oh you are dead, totally DEAD! I am, I swear, actually going to kill you! I’m going to snap off your stupid metal pedals and I am going to use them to dig out your horrible little stupid annoying electric heart and then I am going to throw you into the canal! …

Fold-up kitchen perfect for tiny dwellings

Not everyone needs a gourmet kitchen to be happy, and as more and more people decide to downsize, Dizzconcept thinks they have the perfect solution …

Our Top 20 Picks from A’ Design Awards & Competition Winners 2014-2015

A’ Design Awards & Competition has released the winning designs, we can promise you this, those designs are awesome! A good design speaks …

Awards

OmniO Rider stroller can be worn like a backpack

OmniO Rider is a stroller which can be folded down and carried as a backpack, ready to be deployed when your tired toddler suddenly decides they …

Strollers

An Actively Transforming Table from MIT's Self-Assembly Lab

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle is, by its own description, "one of Germany's most varied and interesting art schools. Situated at the …

Furniture

I call this a School-Stool

As kids in kindergarten, we would place our chairs upside down on our desks at the end of the day. To make it easier for the cleaning staff to sweep …

Kids

Soma 10-Cup Water Filter Pitcher: Sustainable, stunning and now fit for a full household

Every so often a design for a common object resonates and forces us to rethink items often dubbed basics. The water pitcher is a common ware for interpretation, with memorable iterations by designers from Tom Dixon to Antonio Aricó. Fewer stunning designs in this category however incorporate …

Natural Resources

Buy: Fuga Bike Helmet

Closca won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award this year with its Fuga helmet. Not only is the Fuga safety-certified in Europe, Canada and the States, the helmet is super-convenient. The thin-shell design folds down—reducing its own space by 50%—meaning it can easily be stored in a backpack or …

Tote Bags

Bottle Hanger : Redesigned Bottle Cap to Become a Hanger

Even a bottle cap can get redesigned to become more functional for user. Navid Vahidian & Soroush Vahidian have come up with a new bottle cap with a …

Industrial Design

Ergonomic Bumrest!

I’m convinced that beanbags are secretly really hungry monsters. I sit on them and within ten minutes, I’ve sunken in as if it were trying to swallow …

Biomechanics