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.

Tiny Flip Books Filled with Secret Slots & Negative Spaces

Pushing the limits of the traditional printing craft, these stunning little Japanese flip books illustrate the power of slicing, splicing, zooming and panning, ...

Bracket All the Things: Reclaimed-Surface Tables & Shelves

What started as a set of infinitely-flexible table legs has now spawned a second but equally stellar sibling design: a series of wall brackets that let you ...

Split & Slide: Modular Dividers Make 3 Rooms in Single Space

Complimenting a flexible open area on one side of this apartment are a series of suspended separators that provide storage but also move along rails, opening ...

Arcatecture: 12 Cat Homes Created by Architects for Charity

Raising funds for an feline-focused area non-profit group, these architect-designed cat dwellings span the spectrum from adventure spaces to cozy nooks for ...

Balance Lamp Forces You to Sacrifice Your Phone for Light

Chances are good that if you keep your phone nearby while you’re working, you’re going to be tempted to pick it up every now and then, checking ...

Secret Engagement: Flat Ring Case Enables Surprise Proposals

As soon as someone pulls out a ring box the (wedding bell) alarms start sounding, hence this ingeniously slim alternative that packs flat into pockets and ...

Drawn & Quartered: Architect-Designed Log Wedge Birdhouses

Applying architectural logic to a bird’s eye view, these natural-material dwellings utilize fallen trees to create familiar and eco-friendly habitats for ...

Urban Dog Tags: Wear City Grids Around Your Neck & The World

Like giant-sized fingerprints, urban grid patterns are unique to each city – this project turns that individuating property into an wearable asset, ...

Fold-Out Life: 13 Space-Saving & Expanding Room Elements

Murphy beds and small table surfaces aren’t the only interior elements that can pop out of walls or freestanding cabinets to offer extra function when ...

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Guerrilla Signage: Designer Fixes Street Parking Sign Stacks

Anyone who has parked in a major metropolitan area has seen something like this: a vertical array of signs that provide a confusing (sometimes even ...

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