Yvonne Dixon

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This Chair Folds Down To The Size Of A Beer Can

Too tired to stand on the crowded subway? Now you’ve got a chair.<p>While standing around for hours at a music festival, a couple of Danish entrepreneurs started thinking about chairs. The standard folding chair is awkward to carry, awkward to unfold, and awkward to use in a standing crowd. At large …

How to recycle old milk jugs and bottle caps into colorful plastic bricks

Peter Brown grinds up plastic jugs and bottle caps in a blender, then melts them into bricks. He uses the bricks as stock to turn on his lathe. I …

The Smartest Kettle

Typically you have electric kettles that heat the water to one uniform temperature. This restricts you to just making soups, tea or coffee and …

IKEA Reissues Amazing Classic Furniture Designs From The 1950s, 1960s

<b>Furniture giant</b> IKEA has launched a collection this year called ‘ÅRGÅNG’, which is made up of more than 20 pieces of reissued classic furniture …

Meet The First Aid Blanket

I love the world of inspiration, imagination and concept design! How else is it possible that we have two strikingly similar concepts, designed by …

5 of the world’s most ‘generous’ public spaces - by Wayne Hemingway

Wayne Hemingway MBE is co-founder of HemingwayDesign and a Design Council trustee. Wayne often gives talks on housing and the power of design to …

Senz windproof umbrellas receive graphics by Yoske Nishiumi

Berlin designer Yoske Nishiumi has created new canopy patterns for the asymmetric Senz umbrella, which keeps its shape in gale-force …

London 2012 Olympic Cauldron on show

Two years on from the London 2012 opening ceremony, the Olympic Stadium's cauldron goes on display at the Museum of London.

Driverless cars set to be tested in four English cities

<b>The four English locations picked to test driverless cars have been named.</b><p>Greenwich, in south-east London, and Bristol will each host a project of their own, while Coventry and Milton Keynes will share a third.<p>The decision was announced by the quango Innovate UK, after George Osborne's Autumn …

Thomas Heatherwick: "We don’t work in two dimensions"

<b>Dezeen Book of Interviews:</b> in the next extract from our latest book, British designer Thomas Heatherwick discusses some of his studio's most …

Form Us With Love Designs an Affordable Chair for IKEA

Stockholm-based design studio Form Us With Love designed the affordable, stackable JANINGE chair collection for Swedish giant IKEA. The design had to …

Furniture

Naive Furniture by thinkDO Studio

One man’s dilapidated object is another man’s naive furniture.<p>In Brazilian neighborhoods, it’s not uncommon to build new, functional objects from the …

Pantone Color of the Year 2015: Marsala Colored Home Furnishings

It’s that time of year again when the color experts Pantone announce their color of the year. The winner? Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala …

Uflex bandage snaps around a wound and inflates to stop bleeding

A pair of French product designers have created an inflatable bandage that snaps around the wrist like a slap bracelet so it can be self-administered …

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 …

PLAAT: A Bag Made of Laser Cut Wood

Working on a collaboration called PLAAT, designers Quinten Peuling & Wisse Trooster, of qoowl (remember the wooden sunglasses?), and menswear …

The Unbutton Collection by Cristina Bulat

Made up of two bedside tables and a sideboard, the Unbutton Collection, designed by Cristina Bulat, was inspired by the outfits of pinup models. …

Frog: A Side Table with Storage by Nab Design

With some recognizable attributes, this side table offers a fun way to give you some storage beside your bed or sofa. Frog, designed by Nab Design, …

Lamp's Brightness is Controlled by Cranking a Wood Handle Just Like a Well

The Slovakian product design studio Mejd has recently unveiled one of their newest creations that’s a unique take on the conventional lamp. Called <i>Well</i>, it allows you to control the brightness of the light by simply moving the bulb up or down. Štefan Nosko and Katarína Beličková are the duo behind …

Redefining Washing

Designed for the single folks and those with a space crunch, the 3 in 1 Washer is an innovation that we could do with. It integrates the functions of …

Finally, Ikea Furniture You Can Build In 5 Minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL4EwWniaTk<p>Ikea furniture seems like such a good deal, until you get it home and realize that you have to spend half a day or more building it. Ikea’s new Regissör line is an attempt to address this pain point. The company promises that its new bookshelf, cabinets, …

IKEA's New Tool-less Connectors and a Potential End to Particle Board?

What you see above are the new, no-tools-required connectors Ikea's designers have developed for their new Regissör line of furniture. Rather than …

A Portable, Flexible and Affordable Cardboard Standing Desk

You’ve probably noticed how standing desks are becoming more and more popular as it’s pretty obvious that so much sitting is bad for us. Refold has …

Bright Ideas: 2Modern’s Modern Lighting Sale

<i>The following post is brought to you by 2Modern. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in …

Cubed Slovakian Lodge Stands on a Corner in the High Tatra Mountains

The proposed <i>Kemarsk Hut</i> by architecture firm Atelier 8000 is a unique take on the typical lodge, as its incredible structure looks like a cube that's been rotated onto one of its corners. This concept was created for an international competition aimed at designing a building for the High Tatra …

In the Details: A Children's Backpack That Incorporates Toys—and Can Become a Toy Itself

While studying abroad in Denmark during the fall of 2013, Meg Czaja toured Lego Headquarters and was disappointed with what she saw. For a class at …

Quercus – Desk Lamp Design by Max Ashford

Quercus, a stylish desk lamp design concept by Max Ashford for young professionals.<p>Max Ashford, a young product design student from the Falmouth …

10 Modern Tea Kettles & Teapots

Posted by<p>Home Furnishings Main<p>As summer fades into fall, the cooler weather makes tea the perfect beverage to help keep you warm. With so many …

Vinylize Upcycles Vinyl Records into Fashionable Eyewear

Vinylize was one of those brands that I didn’t see coming (see! ha! get it?!).<p>Now, I’m still a big fan of playing records – the vintage sound of a …

IKEA's Future Products to Contain Flexible, Light-Emitting Tiles

Don't let the bland name of Scottish start-up Design LED Products fool you. At last year's Lux Live 2013 lighting exhibition, DLP showed off the …