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Tord Boontje’s latest collection of lace-inspired products is a gorgeous reassessment of the possibilities of this technique.
Troika have created a set of playful ping pong bats in recognition of Ron Arad's life, work and love of table tennis.
Home grown couture
Forget haute couture and trend setting. With BioCouture, you can now grow your own fashion and you'll be reducing your carbon footprint.
Every drop counts
Inspired by a sign to “Please Use Water Sparingly” Paul Priestman of Priestmangoode created an object that helps reduce your water usage.
A light that takes its name from a spiral galaxy but resembles a sea creature is able to create just the right ambiance in private spaces.
Rock 'n rail
A new concept design for a high-speed passenger train reflects something of the nostalgia of compartmental train travel of years gone by.
A bug's life
Insects are an important part of our biodiversity. Arup provides them five-star treatment with the Insect Hotel.
Football fever for the home
Wishing football fever could last forever? Take a piece of it home in the form of Alex Garnett's football-inspired home collection.
Wrapped in foil
Thomas Heatherwick’s striking futuristic design of an arts centre in Wales has earned his studio a coveted RIBA Award.
Jazz up your iPhone
Granimator is a cool new iPhone app that allows you to make your own musical wallpaper.
Green moon power
The proposed Aluna tidal-powered moon clock plans to illuminate the green power of the moon and tides.
Writing on trees
Random words carved into oak wood pillars in a library? Is it vandalism or an innovative form of public art?
The final countdown
With days to go until the “greatest show on earth”, David Watson of Trebleseven has released a funky World Cup calendar poster.
The future is entertaining
Futuretainment by Mike Walsh is a look at the world’s continuously changing technological landscape and the increased connectivity.
An ingenious plug design shows that the best designs are those that are the most simple and functional.
Dreaming of a green wedding
There's finally an eco-friendly alternative to that classic garment that usually only gets worn once.
Sustainability is all the rage. Check out how designers are contributing to the global objective.
The Synthetic Kingdom
The Synthetic Kingdom by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg considers how natural or unnatural life will be classified when life is built by humans.
Bedroom Biology for Teenagers
Dearbhaile Heaney’s Bedroom Biology for Teenagers is a guide to biological experimentation within the home using engineered bacteria.
Cellularity by James King explores the development of cell-like structures, or “chells” that mimic the features of biological cells.
Softest Words by Kevin Grennan proposes a private love letter written in unique ink made of the saliva of two lovers.
The Gaia Corporation
The Gaia Corporation by J Paul Neeley explores the implications of synthetic biology by imagining the world in 2023.
Youth mag drives social change
Gavin Weale, winner of the UK Young Publishing Entrepreneur Award, is showing disadvantaged youths that creativity can change the world.
If you can't chuck it, store it… neatly
In his book "Storage: Get Organized", published by Conran Octopus, Terence Conran shows you how to systemically manage your things.
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