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A Michelin star for bobotie and biltong
Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is the first South African chef to win a Michelin star for his South African-inspired menu JAN, his restaurant in Nice, France.
Quit smoking by locking your cigs away in this smart box
This smart box pairs with an app to form a tech solution to cigarette cravings.
Pierre-Félix So replaces push notifications with bubbles and balloons
Pierre-Féliz So has designed Push Revolution, three devices that reinvent our relationship with push notifications through bubbles and balloons.
Wai Architects: Architecture as a tool for addressing social issues
According to WAI Architects, architecture might not save the world but it has the power to make people’s lives miserable.
Qivivo smart thermostats builds temperature profile for it's users
Paris-based 5.5 designstudio have designed a minimal-looking thermostat that learns about its user's behaviours and optimises home energy usage.
These naughty illustrations betray truisms about human relationships
“Les Coquins” is a book of risqué illustrations by French artist Marion Fayolle.
Jean-Paul Bourdier's work explores the human form and nature without digital enhancement
Jean-Paul Bourdier's photography poetically explores the human form as it experiences ties with the four elements - earth, air, water, light.
Relax and recharge under Mathieu Lehanneur's Clover street lights
French industrial designer Mathieu Lehanneur creates an urban furniture and lighting collection for COP21’s climate conference.
Environmentally friendly gift-wrapping concept, Dono
Copenhagen-based design studio Frensk creates a reusable wrapping paper system that keeps a record of past users.
This thoroughly modern French school is located in protected woodland
The Bartelottes school complex designed by Paris-based Nomade architects is grounded in the surrounding natural environment.
Miniature paper sculptures reveal nature’s disguised microorganisms
Artist Rogan Brown reveals the intricate architecture of nature with sheets of paper and a scalpel knife.
An ecodesign rocking chair made from recycled plastic bottles.
A rocking chair made of upcycled plastic bottles and sustainable spruce is a guilt-free way to kick back.
Good Chance theatre is a beacon of hope in Calais’ refugee camp
Creativity brings people together in this struggling refugee camp.
Water sensitive textile shelters become cheerful in the rain
Water Culture by experimental Italian design studio Fabrica is a textile that responds to rain by producing cheerful prints to offset gloomy weather.
Short story vending machines ignite a reading revolution in Grenoble
A French publishing company encourages digital-dependent commuters to read instead of play on their personal tech devices.
Thermal sponge table designed to save energy
A French design studio has revamped the humble table, turning it into a device to control the temperature in a living space.
One Heart One Tree plants a virtual forest on the Eiffel Tower
Artist Naziha Mestaoui is planning to grow a virtual forest on the Eiffel Tower that will be matched by a real one in the soil.
Pierre de Vallombreuse photographs societies where the women are in charge
French photographer Pierre de Vallombreuse's images of matriarchal and egalitarian cultures presents another side of gender equality discourse.
An encounter between space travel and grief in this 3D animation
French filmmaking collective BRVTVS, create a hi-tech, futuristic music video set in deep space that captures the raw human emotion of grief.
Wat’bag turns old petrol cans into safe water storage
Inspired by the silver bag inside of a wine box, the Wat’bag pouch prevents drinkable water stored in reused jerry cans from becoming contaminated.
Home sweet home on Mars
French 3D-printing team Fabulous has designed a dome-like, Martian habitat for space exploration.
Marije Vogelzang imagines meat growing on plants in her latest food design project
Plant Bones is Dutch food designer Marije Vogelzang’s exploration into culinary creativity.
Reconnecting to the idea of the udder
5.5 Design Studio have created the "Vache à Lait" (Milk Cow) in order to reconnect consumers to the idea of milk coming from the udder.
Look into your reflection and see your heart
This new mirror can reflect the health of your heart; another medical innovation that is being developed for diagnosis at home.
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