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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.
WatchMe changes the face of the Apple watch charger
Paris-based designer Vivien Muller wants you to have as much fun charging your Apple Watch as you do using it.
Romeo, the helpful companion robot
French robotics company Aldebaran could change the future of elderly care with the development of a robot companion called Romeo.
Pepe Marais shares his takeaways from judging at Cannes
The co-founder of creative agency Joe Public discusses the various dynamics shaping the advertising industry right now.
A bikini that helps protect wearers from harmful UV
Spinali Design’s new bikini helps women monitor their sun exposure responsibly.
Whose fish is this? The Cannes Lion 2015 controversy
A little iron fish added to a pot of food stirred up controversy at the Cannes Lion Awards Festival this year.
5.5 designstudio’s eco-conscious nightlight
The French studio teams up with Energizer to create the battery-powered AA lamp.
Joe Public awarded a Bronze at Cannes Lion
Joe Public took home a Bronze Cannes Lion with the Cinemark “Vote SA” activation, a campaign set on inspiring social change.
70 ways to repurpose the iconic Picardie glass tumbler
5.5 designstudio mark Duralex’s 70th birthday with an exhibition of clever ideas to transform the brand’s Picardie glass.
Matali Crasset’s “We Trust In Wood” project supports local craftsmen in France
Matali Crasset collaborates with craftsmen in the rural French woodland of La Muese.
Self-made Seat by Matali Crasset
The ever-playful French designer deconstructs the sofa into an endlessly adjustable seating system.
GRID sofa by Studio Pool
A mix-and-match sofa-cum-daybed made of modular geometric elements.
Février Rugs by Florian Pretet
These wool and silk rugs are handmade in Nepal from patterns drawn by French designer Florian Pretet.
The power of the “on” switch
As part of UNESCO's International Year of Light, Ghana is looking at how light design and technology can lead to sustainable development.
Dior and I
Follow the journey of Dior's creative director Raf Simons as he produces his first haute couture collection for the fashion powerhouse.
Multifacet Collection by Matali Crasset
French designer Matali Crasset's collection of display units highlight the design possibilities of combining concrete and metal.
When north meets south
The Frugal Collection by two Franco-Austrian designers and a group of South African craftsmen finds new contemporary applications for traditional craft.
Put on your internet face
French designer Alix Gallet has a bag of tricks to fool biometric recognition technology.
Bad Boys by Matali Crasset
French designer Matali Crasset has designed a quirky collection of wall clocks for DesignerBox.
The Sticky Brick Fingers
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of "The Sticky Brick Fingers", Henrik Vibskov's Spring/Summer 2015 men's collection.
Studio Makkink & Bey combines antiques and contemporary design to transform a 17th-century French hotel into a university research centre.
The smell of London
Tom Dixon is bringing the scent of London to Paris with a major installation showcasing the making of his new fragrance.
Lookbook: Over the Rainbow
A new exhibition in France shows Scholten & Baijings's creative portfolio from the past 14 years.
Le Cap, World Design Capital 2014
Design Indaba and #Anotherlightup feature in IDEAT magazine's June 2014 edition.
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