Archived Articles: Design

From everyday objects to the wrappers, boxes and bags they come in, this section of the site is dedicated to eye-catching and thought-provoking industrial designs. Watch out for double meanings, clever marketing and much more.

Mad for Max: 17 Cars, Clothes & Designs Inspired by the Series

There’s so much to look at in the new Mad Max movie, from that ridiculous double-necked flame-throwing guitar to all of those terrifying spiked ...

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Secret Speakeasies: 6 Bars & Clubs Hidden in Plain Sight

Prohibition, otherwise known as the Volstead Act or the Eighteenth Amendment, barred the manufacture, transportation, and sale of all alcoholic beverages in ...

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Space Hacking: Modular Joints Connect IKEA & Everything Else

This kit-of-parts solution draws on the do-it-yourself ethos as well as the modular furniture movement, allowing savvy homeowners to combine off-the-shelf ...

For Shame! Anti-Littering Campaign Uses Sly DNA Collection

Litterbugs usually like to keep their polluting crimes a dirty little secret – but Hong Kong Cleanup wanted to show them that there is no way to hide ...

Cardboard Contradictions: 13 Clever Corrugated Creations

Flimsy and disposable, cardboard doesn’t exactly seem like a natural fit for applications like architecture, furniture, surfboards or bike helmets, yet these ...

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Lending a Hand: Selfie Arm Lets You Fake Your Friends

Never mind that given its skin tone, this arm-shaped selfie stick kind of makes it look like you’re dragging a corpse around. Mounting your cell phone onto ...

Lockheed Lounge: Meet The World’s Most Expensive Object

What about this chaise lounge makes it worth the equivalent of approximately ten middle-class suburban homes, or 5,000 Ikea couches? The Lockheed Lounge by ...

IKEA 2025: Futuristic Modular Kitchen Caters to Food Drones

Reflecting a world of increasing everyday automation but decreasing natural resources, these kitchen concepts include flexible storage for on-demand food and ...

3D Farming: Trees Grown into Fully Shaped & Formed Furniture

Taking arborsculpture to new levels of efficiency and functionality, this furniture designer creates plastic molds in which his designs are grown without ...

Adult Erector Sets: Toymaker Now Sells DIY Furniture Part Kits

Combining elements of IKEA ingenuity and their own classic line of modular toys, Meccano (makers of Erector Sets) is now offering a new type of do-it-yourself ...

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