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.

Squeeze to Zoom: No Need to Fold this Egg-Shaped Analog Map

Tapping into the natural expansion of a squeezable ball under pressure, this urban micro-globe provides both big-picture views and detailed streetscapes on one ...

Smart Style for Small Spaces: 12 Compact Sets & Modules

City dwellers are making do with smaller and smaller spaces these days, but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice style and function. From bathroom fittings ...

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Future of Fenestration: Every Window Will Generate Solar Power

Better, cheaper and easier than solar windows, this newly-patented flexible coating can be applied to existing glass and plastic surfaces, turning any aperture ...

Kiss Lid: Do You Love Coffee Enough to Make Out With It?

Do you love coffee enough to make out with it every time you take a sip? You kind of have to if you’re willing to use the ‘Kiss Lid’ by Korean designer ...

Skate Park To Go: Duo Designs Mobile Modular Setup

Skateboarding isn’t classified as a real sport in the Netherlands, but one duo decided to take the resulting lack of decent official skate parks into their ...

Slide & Hide: Stealth Staircases Save Space in Micro-Suites

Maximizing usable space in a series of compact short-term apartments, these retractable steps slip back into a wall, all but disappearing beneath lofted ...

McBike: Meal Tote Helps Cyclists Carry Burger, Fries & Drink

Solving a series of long-standing issues associated with taking out the typical fast food trifecta, this clever carrying case is a useful alternative to Happy ...

Do Look Up: 14 Dazzling Modern Ceiling Designs

At one restaurant in Berlin, you might spend more time gazing up in wonder at an undulating ceiling installation made from over 14,000 chopsticks than you do ...

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Flip, Stack, Connect: 13 Highly Customizable Furniture Designs

Somewhere between half-hearted DIY jobs and expensive custom-created solutions, there’s customizable furniture kits, which make it easy to create the ideal ...

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Tools That Rule: 13 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Most of the tools we use have looked the same for decades, if not centuries, but that doesn’t mean they’re optimized to be as useful, convenient ...

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