Flohaler is an easy-to-use inhaler that helps asthmatics receive a better dose

Design graduate James Plimmer has created an inhaler for asthmatics that improves posture and technique during use to ensure more medicine reaches the lungs. The concept is intended to improve the pressurised metered dose inhaler (PMDI) by helping users maintain an optimised inhaler technique over time. The problem with existing inhalers is ensuring an optimum […]

Chloe Baines makes fashion collection from tents left behind at festivals

London College of Fashion graduate Chloe Baines has designed a collection of clothing and jewellery from the upcycled tents and metal pegs left after music festivals. The collection, called In Tents: The After Party, was designed in collaboration with Central Saint Martins graduate Belle Smith, who made matching earrings and rings from the tent pegs. […]

Imaginary Language is a set of geometric objects that “foster creativity”

Royal College of Art graduate Alessandra Fumagalli Romario explains how her project Imaginary Language gives actors and children tools to help them think more creatively in this video interview shot by Dezeen. Imaginary Language is a set of basic geometric objects that can be combined to create a variety of new forms. Users can then […]

Rocky Brooks’ flat-pack rescue dog beds are affordable and recyclable

Northumbria University graduate Rocky Brooks has designed a disposable and fully recyclable flat-pack bed for dogs to help reduce costs in rescue centres. Affordable and fully recyclable, Brooks’ Dog Goes Here bed is made from cardboard, and can be easily assembled in three simple steps. The product offers an alternative to the plastic dog beds […]

Jamie Pybus designs Fungi Factory kit for growing mushrooms in coffee grounds

Northumbia university graduate Jamie Pybus has devised a household system for cultivating edible mushrooms using leftover coffee grounds as a growing medium. Called Fungi Factory, the kit provides a use for the increasing number of coffee grounds that are currently discarded by UK households. Fungi Factory comprises four elements, including a storage container for coffee […]

Danielle Coffey’s Sápu device turns household fats into soap

Northumbria University graduate Danielle Coffey has designed a device that transforms oils and fats leftover from cooking into soap, to prevent them from polluting household water systems. Sápu, which is Icelandic for “soap”, is a kitchen product that aims to encourage homeowners to collect and repurpose their own fat, oil and grease (FOG) waste from […]

Ghostly Ocean Debris is an accessories collection made from discarded refugee life vests

Northumbria graduate Harry Jones has produced a collection of clothing and lifestyle accessories using the life jackets left on European beaches during the refugee crisis. The collection, titled Ghostly Ocean Debris, uses the discarded bright yellow jackets as the raw material to produce items such as flip-flops, placemats, and satchels. Rather than going to landfill, […]

Karoline Vitto’s garments accentuate the fat rolls women are told to hide

This collection of cloth and metal-wire garments by Brazilian fashion designer Karoline Vitto finds beauty in the bulges of flesh that women are encouraged to cover up. Designed as part of her masters degree at London’s Royal College of Art, Vitto’s The Body as Material collection features seven garments that accentuate the rolls and curves […]

This week, graduates provided solutions for manspreading and masturbation

This week on Dezeen, university graduates created problem-solving designs including an anti-manspreading chair that forces sitters to close their legs, and a masturbation suit for people with disabilities. Brighton University graduate Laila Laurel designed a chair that prevents people from “manspreading”, as a tongue-in-cheek response to day-to-day sexist issues experienced by women. One chair is designed […]

Laila Laurel’s chair provides a solution to manspreading

Brighton University graduate Laila Laurel has designed a chair that prevents people from “manspreading”, as part of a project that aims to offer solutions to sexist issues experienced by women. Laurel’s pair of chairs, titled A Solution for Man-Spreading, were created as a tongue-in-cheek response to both hers and other womens’ day-to-day experiences of “manspreading”. […]

Rosie Broadhead weaves bacteria into clothing fibres to create a second skin

Central Saint Martins graduate Rosie Broadhead has integrated live bacteria into the fibres of clothing that reduces body odour, encourages cell renewal and improves the immune system, when activated by sweat. By encapsulating live bacteria into the fibres of a leotard-like garment, the designer hopes to create a new interaction between fabric and skin through […]

Rimal Bhatt’s breathing apparatus helps people evacuate smoke-filled tower blocks

Rimal Bhatt has developed a fire evacuation mask that allows additional time to evacuate a burning building, designed in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Bhatt’s proposal for a simple and easy-to-use respirator allows for up to 15 minutes additional breathing time and represents a streamlined alternative to existing full-face masks, which form a […]

Volta VR tool “will make producing audio more expressive”

Royal College of Art graduate Alex Kane explains how his virtual reality Volta production tool allows users to create multidirectional “spatial audio” in this video interview shot by Dezeen. Kane developed Volta as his graduation project to complete his degree in Global Innovation Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Users wear virtual reality goggles and headphones to produce […]

Elena Tamburini’s Filotea objects encourage affection in old age

Italian designer Elena Tamburini has created a collection of four everyday objects that aim to facilitate affection in elderly individuals and couples. Comprised of a mirror, a brush, a table and a walker, each of the objects in the Filotea collection refers to an affectionate daily gesture, such as a caress, a touch, or looking […]

Moying Huang conceives eco-crematorium within disused London power station

Royal College of Art graduate Moying Huang has designed an ecologically friendly crematorium that would use liquid cremation to eliminate emissions from traditional incineration processes. Named Funeral Futures, the proposed facility would be built around liquid cremation – a flame-free process where bodies are broken down in liquid over several hours. The eco-crematorium would be built in […]

Keyi Chen’s desk accessories encourage us to play while we work

Central Saint Martins graduate Keyi Chen has reinterpreted everyday desk accessories as stress-relieving devices called Inte-rest-ing that encourage people who work long hours to play at their desks. Chen has created five commonplace office items that can also be used as tools to relieve the stress of a long working day, for his Inte-rest-ing project. The […]

George Bradford-Smith proposes astronaut training facility on face of Mont Blanc

Bartlett graduate George Bradford-Smith has designed an astronaut training facility that clings to the face of Mont Blanc to imitate Mars‘ extreme environmental conditions. Named Manipulating Mont Blanc, Bradford-Smith’s proposal imagines a future where humans will inhabit the red planet. It is intended to push astronauts “close to the limit of survival” to help them prepare […]

Soapack bottles can be used as soap once their contents are finished

Central Saint Martins post-graduate student Mi Zhou has created toiletry bottles called Soapack that are cast from soap and melt away once they are no longer useful. To make each Soapack, vegetable oil-based soap is dyed using pigments from minerals, plants and flowers and formed in a mould, in a process similar to slip-casting ceramics. […]

San Kim channels fetishistic Freudian theories in inflatable fashion collection

University of Westminster student San Kim presented a line of inflatable couture for his graduate fashion collection inspired by Freudian theories of psychosexual development. Continuing the current trend for inflatable fashion, Kim sent models down the runway enveloped in bulbous, air-filled garments in bold primary hues, paired with denim jeans and white slider shoes. The designs were […]

Beatrice Sangster-Bullers combines fashion and AI to make “emotionally intelligent” clothing

Central Saint Martins fashion graduate Beatrice Sangster-Bullers integrates artificial intelligence into garments that display the wearer’s emotions. Called The Order of The Singularity, the graduate collection combines AI technology with smart materials to create wearable, “emotionally intelligent” clothing. Sensors integrated into the garments use algorithms to map the wearer’s current mental state. The wearer can […]

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