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The Forest Where the Wind Returns: Hayao Miyazaki’s real-life woodland landscape
The former spearhead of Studio Ghibli plans to give children an immersive experience of the natural world in Kumé Island, Okinawa.
Solar Express: The futuristic space transit concept
Montréal’s Imaginactive has put forth a design idea that would bring remote parts of the cosmos within closer human reach.
The dynamic solar shading of Kiefer Technic Showroom
This building reacts to the outside environment to benefit its inhabitants.
Artistry for the departed: The fantastic coffins of Ghana
Inspired by the traditions of Ghana's Ga people, these custom-made coffins send the deceased off in imaginative style.
Living Gadgets: What if organisms can become disposable design components?
Studio José de la O contemplates the possibilities of genetically modified life forms made suitable for human convenience and comfort.
Project Alloy: Intel reveals its “merged” reality headset
The Californian tech company is developing a VR headset with unique versatility.
The Street Store: Pop-up charity for the homeless
Cape Town’s Street Store uses public spaces to provide clothing for the homeless locally and abroad.
Phlur: The new fragrance brand with socially conscious appeal
Eric Korman believes the cologne industry should start taking ethical responsibility.
China opens record-breaking transparent bridge
The Hunan province is now home to the longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in the world.
TrackR Bravo: Making lost items a thing of the past
Chris Herbert and his team at Phone Halo have designed a compact tracker device that can be used for practically anything.
No Man’s Sky: The videogame that conceives galaxies
The 2016 offering of Hello Games is pushing the possibilities of open-world gameplay to new stratospheres.
Project Florence: Opening communication with plant life
Helene Steiner works to expand communication with plants. The resulting dialogue is bizarre and intriguing.
Blubel: The intelligent bicycle bell
Blubel Tech’s new device for cyclists offers far more than the chime of a bell.
Wintergatan Marble Machine: Making music with marbles
This arcade-style music box features a range of programmable instruments.
In the pipeline: The new underwater motorways of Norway
These submerged floating tubes may be the first step into trans-Atlantic road connections.
Aeon Flux: An animated future from the past
The 1991 brainchild of Peter Chung seems more thought-provoking now than ever before.
Social media cross-formatting: plagiarism or optimisation?
Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram take more ideas from one another than they care to admit. But is it a bad thing?
Stop Sign Art Gallery: Art that moves
Zama Phakathi champions the rising artists of Maboneng.
Tracing the origins of Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go, the product of American software developers Niantic and The Pokémon Company of Japan, is the love child of GPS tech and insect hunting.
LA strikes silver with the Liquid Shard
Los Angeles citizens add shimmer to outdated public park with a massive installation called "Liquid Shard".
Sistaaz of the Castle: Colourful transgender fashion in Cape Town
Dutch artists Jan Hoek and Duran Lantink depict transgender sex workers in bouyant fashions.
Minimising waste with the Flax Chair
Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma proves furniture can carry both stylistic and ecological integrity.
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