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Traffic lights designed for distracted walkers
The German city of Augsburg installs pavement lights to ensure the safety of pedestrians distracted by their phones.
Green Product: Breathing Skins adapts to the environment
A showroom in Germany allows users to experience technology that adapts internal conditions to its external environment.
Bicycle system designed for heavy duty, urban cargo delivery
Carla Cargo is a zero-emission and more agile alternative to the traditional delivery van.
Skull echoes offer solution to current password systems
German research team look into skull echoes as new passwords to access private accounts or devices.
Search engine uses ad revenue to plant trees
Ecosia is a search engine and social initiative that uses income generated from search ads to fight global deforestation.
Green Product: The Su first aid tool helps prevent choking
The simple Su first aid tool can help prevent a person who has fainted or had a fit from choking on their tongue.
Green Product: Concept Planiture is a miniature urban farm
Concept Planiture by Berlin-based designer Marlen Häselbarth encourages interactions between the user and nature in the urban environment.
Welcome to Germany is a cellphone app for refugees
A smart application provides migrants with much-needed information about life in Germany.
Teledisko: The 60s nightlife experience in a phone booth
Teledisko is a phone booth upcycled into the world’s smallest nightclub.
Bold monochromatic illustrious work references artist’s African lineage
Berlin-based Diana Ejaita illustrates bold, heavily patterned black and white figures.
Emotional objects by .Yuue
.Yuue, a design studio in Berlin, puts hidden messages in their product design.
Design that forces us to rethink our choices
Dr Matthias Laschke designed "Pleasurable Troublemakers" to create moments where we have no choice but to reconsider our options.
Paul Raas uses optical tricks and photography to investigate and interpret existence
German photographer and artist Paul Raas turned his bathroom into a darkroom and is searching for ways to put his thoughts and philosophies into complex images.
B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin 1979-1989
The documentary film is a first-hand account of West Berlin’s decadent and chaotic nightlife from before the curtain fell.
Stephanie Rittler designs a mobile pushcart that upcycles old plastic
Streetplastic designed by Stefanie Rittler is a mobile manufacturing unit that produces new plastic bag designs out of old ones.
How should we be responding to the migrant "crisis"?
The movement of displaced and refuged humans across the world will surely define this decade. We ask prominent design thinkers their thoughts on how to help.
It doesn't look like it, but this is a massage chair
The Roll Collection is a seating system that consists of rotatable aluminium sticks, which massage whilst sliding from left to right.
Float: A stool designed for comfort
Float is a sustainable stool that is designed to promote healthy sitting, designed by students in Dresden.
Self-healing trees inspired this collection of furniture
Manufract has designed a furniture range that mimics the process that trees go through when they self-heal as they naturally release resin to fix the wound.
CUCULA opens doors for refugees in Berlin
German organisation CUCULA is using design, education and community to create second chances for foreign immigrants.
Using your cellphone and pocket change, you could feed Syrian refugees
This United Nations mobile app allows donor’s to give as little as $0.50 to feed Syrian refugees attending school at the Al-Za’tari refugee camp in Jordan.
An eco-friendly textile dye made from algae
Blond and Bieber’s Algaemy project investigates the creative possibilities of various forms of algae.
Virtual landscape could predict Alzheimer’s disease years before onset
Scientists in Germany claim to have found a way to detect Alzheimer’s disease using a virtual maze.
Retro book covers get modern in this hypnotic animation
German designer and animator Henning Max Lederer took 55 vintage books and set the cover graphics in motion to achieve psychedelic results.
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