Two Zurich-based graduates have created a low cost lower-limb prosthetic made of recycled plastic waste that is collected and processed in local factories in Kenya. Read more
Design studio Swift Creatives has come up with a smart cooking system called Sous Swift, that uses a sous-vide water bath to prepare restaurant-quality food with minimal effort. Read more
Dutch designer Marije Vogelzang has installed a vending machine outside her studio in Dordrecht, where visitors can buy porcelain tableware and other products relating to food. Read more
The first steak grown in a laboratory from cow cells has been developed in Israel, and claims to have a texture and flavour similar to conventional meat. Read more
Tokyo-based design studio Nendo has updated the humble ballpoint pen, with a more ergonomic design called bLen, for Japanese pen manufacturer Zebra. Read more
American audio brand Bose’s latest product is a pair of sunglasses that let the wearer listen to music, make calls and access augmented-reality experiences. Read more
Renewable energy could reliably power the grid at peak times using an eco-friendly and cost-effective storage solution designed by Swiss start-up Energy Vault. Read more
Danish design studio Flensted Mouritzen has created a running mould machine that makes sculptural plaster objects with mottled surfaces. Read more
After being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, designer Teddy Schuyers decided to focus on redesigning the ostomy bag that many sufferers have to wear to improve both their performance and appearance. Read more
An exhibition has opened in Glasgow showcasing the best of contemporary Scottish design. Curator Stacey Hunter talks Dezeen through her highlights, which include a raincoat printed with hand-drawn weather symbols and silk scarves depicting the lovers of Ettore Sottsass. Made in Glasgow by Local Heroes is an exhibition and shop displaying work by over 20 designers and
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A horizontal shower replaces the bathtub in this futuristic six-square-metre home spa, designed for small-space living by German studio Sieger Design. Realised in collaboration with bathroom brand Dornbracht, the Small Size Premium Spa, which the company refers to as SSPS, has been designed in response to urbanisation and shrinking apartment sizes. “More and more people are moving into cities,
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Two groups of students from Singapore and Kyoto exchanged photographs of their contrasting cities, before using them as a reference point to design 17 objects representative of the location’s character. The Exchanged Forms project was established by two professors from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) to bring
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Two Jordanian architects have devised a modular, easy-to-assemble system of street furniture to bring ad-hoc playgrounds to cities, refugee camps and other environments lacking in public space. Sarah Abdul Majid and Sandra Hiari designed the Playscapes system for use in their own hometown of Amman, where public parks are scarce. The system is made up of
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Brunel University student Aleksi Vesaluoma has developed a technique for using mushroom mycelium as an environmentally friendly construction material. Vasaluoma worked alongside architecture firm Astudio to create the Grown Structures series using mycelium, the vegetative part of a mushroom fungus. Vasaluoma, a student at London’s Brunel University, developed a technique where the mycelium material is mixed with
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US media company Architizer’s online database for architectural products has received new financial backing from industry names including Bjarke Ingels and J Mayer H. The Danish and German architects are among a set of new investors for Source, the digital marketplace for specifying products for construction projects, launched by Architizer in January 2016. New York-based architects
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Overview of the process of preparing and executing a stand-alone Install of AutoCAD based 2011 products, including pre-Install tasks and a step-by-step walk-through of doing an Install.