The Beacon can measure air quality and generate artificial sunlight as well as playing ambient sound and any music that the user wants to stream.
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The loop-shaped baton has been designed and manufactured by product design consultancy Designworks’ Australian office.
When the television is off it enters “art mode” where customers can choose from an archive of images – licensed from artists around the world – which react to the light conditions of the room.
We look at some of the key designs launched at this year’s Wearable Technology Show in London, including an augmented reality simulation of operations designed to be used by surgeons and an indoor smog detector.
You now have a couple more weeks to enter the Design Week Awards, which is back with a bunch of new awards alongside our most popular categories. It’s time to get entering.
An array of speakers took to the stage at this year’s Wearable Technology Show in London this week to discuss all things virtual, augmented and mixed reality. We round up the most important points to take away from the conference.
The University of Dundee has found that lower frequency sounds might be more effective in waking children, which could result in a redesign of traditional smoke detectors.
The phone brand has launched the Blackberry KeyOne, after it stopped producing its Blackberry Classic keyboard phone in July last year.
The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection has issued a tender for a nine-metre concrete wall structure along the two countries’ border, with the initial proposal deadline set for 20 March.
The Little Sun Diamond light has been unveiled by Eliasson in Cape Town, South Africa at Design Indaba, and is the latest move by his Little Sun company to reduce kerosene consumption and bring light to one billion people who live without electricity.
A new Canadian design documentary, a comeback for the Nokia 3310 and a digital strategy from the UK Government – the design news of the last seven days.
The Xperia Touch uses Sony’s SXRD projection display technology to allow users to stream videos, play games or enable designers to “build and create” on any available flat surface.
Online stationery retailer Papier has collaborated with the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum to produce a new stationery collection featuring designs taken from 19th century architect Owen Jones’ archive. The Middle Eastern-inspired collection features designs from Jones’ 1856 publication The Grammar of Ornament, with the patterns being taken from original drawings Jones produced for the […]
Tom Dixon has unveiled two new lighting collections, Cut and Tube. Cut features a series of pendants with a mirror finish which cast a kaleidoscopic reflection when the lights are switched on, while Tube comprises a black cylindrical shape with laser cut holes. The new lighting ranges will go on display at Multiplex, a two-storey […]
Independent watchmaker and design studio Anicorn has launched the first stage of its project The Trio of Time, as it seeks to find collaborators to work with its brand. Here are the results of the first collaboration, which has seen Anicorn founders Joe Kwan and Chris Chan travel to Seoul, Korea, to work with Jiwoong Jung for the […]
Illustrator David Doran has created a new travel-inspired book of typographic prints called Alphabet Cities: Around The World in 32 Pull-Out Prints. The book features 32 pull-out prints with illustrations of cities all over the world, including Amsterdam, Zurich, Nashville, Istanbul, Reykjavik and Tokyo. Doran’s illustrated scenes and characters take inspiration from early and mid-20th […]
Design studio Those has launched Joto, a display which looks to make digital visualisations more interactive. Joto is a wipe-clean digital display with a pen and eraser attachment, and a mechanical arm that physically draws out images and words. It is controlled via an app. Users use the app to send words or images to […]
Branding consultancy Brandhouse has designed the special edition bottle for Larios Gin to mark the drink’s 150th anniversary. Larios 150 takes inspiration from the first Larios gin bottle from 1866, which featured a simple, circular cream label on traditional green glass. The new design features the same colour palette but has a botanical-style illustration all […]
Canadian designer Jonathan Dorthe has created a geometric puzzle aimed at designers, architects and design enthusiasts. Oblika is an architectural puzzle comprising 22 geometric wooden pieces, which are all unique in shape and etched with a linear pattern. The pieces can be arranged inside the puzzle’s accompanying grid to form a square, or outside […]
Indian start-up company Graviky Labs has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Air-Ink, a collection of ink-based products made out of carbon emissions. Using its Kaalink technology, Graviky Labs is able to capture unburned carbon soot emitted by car pipe exhausts, chimneys and generators. Various processes are carried out to remove heavy metals and carcinogens from […]
Online retailer Everpress has released a collection of 50 t-shirts designed by 50 different designers and illustrators, including Supermundane and Hey Studio. Other featured designers and studios include Alec Doherty, Marcus Oakley and Studio Moross. The t-shirts are available to buy from the Everpress site, with 50% of profits going to charity Trekstock, which provides […]
In keeping with chef Heston Blumenthal’s wacky culinary style, Seymourpowell has designed a mechanical, miniature sweet shop which will be used in his Berkshire restaurant Fat Duck. The scale model Victorian sweet shop is used to serve the final course of Blumenthal’s tasting menu, through a series of mechanical cogs and pulleys which are activated […]
The new site in Hullavington, Wiltshire is part of the company’s £2.5bn global research and development investment.
The phone company’s manufacturer and owner HMD Global has confirmed that a redesigned version of the retro phone will be returning in a selection of bright colours.
The tech company’s self-driving car firm Waymo is suing Uber after one of its former employees allegedly stole 14,000 confidential, registered design files.
We visited the electronics brand’s headquarters in Struer, north west Denmark and spoke to head of design Marie Kristine Schmidt to find out more about the design-led business.