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Harnessing the power of urine
Researchers designed a cheaper, more efficient way to generate power from organic waste.
Cultivating mini farms aboard cargo ships
This student-designed collapsible farm could help utilise the massive amounts of wasted space created by shipping containers.
Two must-see projects by Design Indaba 2019 speaker Gordon Reid
The graphic designer is among several speakers announced for our upcoming festival of creativity.
Underwater couture for an uncertain future by biomimicry designer Jun Kamei
The Royal College of Art grad’s 3D-printed garments are for a world submerged in water.
The Connected Supper Club on dinner tables as spaces for positive change
“London is a big city and I don’t find it surprising that people are attracted to small events centred around dinner tables."
Studio Swine on making sustainable design desirable
London-based duo is behind accessories made of human hair, furniture made from ocean waste, among other designs.
Uninvited Guests is an elderly man’s battle with smart technology
Superflux’s short film Uninvited Guests looks at the frictions that can arise as technology evolves.
This British Nigerian artist's films celebrate the full spectrum of blackness
Seye Isikalu’s work thoughtfully captures black bodies on screen.
An ostomy bag for health, beauty and function
We look back at some impactful design from a UK graduate who sought to combat stigma in health care.
FrailTea analyses kettle grip data to monitor the health of the elderly
Callum Smith’s project FrailTea uses grip data from a kettle to monitor the health of elderly people and the state of their of frailty.
Could building with wood be the answer to high-density cities and the housing crisis?
Timber Rising predicts a future in which wood will supersede concrete and steel.
Industrial design student introduces a refillable, more sustainable mascara
The refillable mascara that can be applied using a 3D printed fingertip, saving an estimated 25 mascara bottles from landfill per person over ten years.
The People’s Fridge is an effort to reduce food waste and combat hunger
The city’s first community fridge is where the needy can help themselves to fresh food at zero cost.
Tony Brook on his recent collaboration with BBC Creative
“At its best, graphic design can be thought provoking, beautiful, memorable and leave a lasting impression."
The Unmasked Women project tackles mental health among black women
The creative project is prioritising the work of young black women artists.
Spaces designed not for cars, but for people
Is an underground, automated road tunnel the answer to the nightmare that is traffic congestion?
An industrial design graduate has created an Emotional First Aid Kit
Rui Sun tackles the question, “Why do so many products ease physical pain and so few treat emotional stress?”
Campbell Addy is disrupting the homogeneity of stock photography
The photographer’s partnership with Getty Images is diversifying their imagery.
Thomas Heatherwick's Zeitz MOCAA wins Cultural Architecture Award
ArchDaily has named this design a winner of the 2018 Building Of The Year Awards.
Thomas leads the design of all Heatherwick Studio projects, working in collaboration with a team of 180 highly-skilled architects, designers, and makers.
Dyslexia: The typeface that replicates the effect of reading disorders
“Like in any case, only once a problem is fully understood can it be solved,” says the designer.
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | December 2017
We've scoured the web for compelling creative campaigns around the globe that you might want to support in their quest for funding. Have a look!
Design is all-encompassing but is it always all-inclusive?
Hidden Women of Design is a series of talks committed to encouraging and supporting female designers.
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