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.

Variations on Normal: Book of Absurdly Brilliant Inventions

The work of Dominic Wilcox is a wonderful blend of out-of-the-box design inspiration that, finally, you can get shipped to your door (in a box, no less!). ...

Apps for Architects: 12 Handy Digital Tools for Home Design

Remodeling your house, decorating a room or designing an entire structure gets a lot easier with a range of mobile apps that let you draw to scale, save ...

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Refold Workstation: Mobile Flat-Pack Cardboard Standing Desk

Two student designers have seen the future and building toward it with a flexible, foldable, affordable and recyclable cardboard desk that support the weight ...

Ultra-Compact Stairs: 12 Next-Level Space-Saving Designs

Clever integration of storage, dangerous-looking alternating treads and unusual wall-mounted designs enable these 12 compact staircases to avoid the problem of ...

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City Cyclists Wear Car Skeletons to Show How Bikes Save Space

The absurdity of single drivers taking up so much space on the road was vividly highlighted when a group of Latvian cyclists went for a ride wearing car-sized ...

Schematic of Structures: 90 Buildings, Prehistory to Present

This stunning blueprint-inspired poster takes you on a visual tour of 90 celebrated structures around the world, highlighting architectural achievements ...

Surfing Without Waves: Electric Wakeboard Powers Itself

Surfers living inland, or anyone who’s ever eyeballed their city’s river wishing they could use it to get around stalled traffic, could make their ...

Aerial Rugs: Images from Above Converted to Carpet Patterns

Created by an architect and landscape enthusiast, this limited edition series of custom textiles derives its geometries and colors from aerial views shot ...

Anti-Object: A Public Bench Designed to be Everything-Proof

While many individuals desire multi-functional and space-saving furniture, many cities want quite the opposite: an object that one can sit on but that foils ...

Space-Saving Sleepers: Sofas Convert to Bunk Beds in Seconds

Convertible couch beds are great if you are having a couple over to stay and have the space to fold out into, but these double-decker solutions is a great ...

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