Yaara Nusboim designs therapy dolls for children struggling with emotional trauma

Israeli designer Yaara Nusboim has developed a series of wooden toys in collaboration with child psychologists, that can help kids process difficult or repressed emotions as part of the therapeutic process. Each of the six Alma dolls corresponds to a different feeling – fear, pain, emptiness, love, anger and safety – and is designed to […]

Dosist sets out to redefine edible cannabis products with Dose Dial

Los Angeles-based brand Dosist has designed a “sleek and discreet” cannabis dispenser called Dose Dial, which issues dose-controlled tablets. A follow-up to the brand’s Dose Pen for vaping, the pocket-sized Dose Dial is Dosist‘s take on cannabis edibles — a product category more associated with gummy candies or chocolates. In contrast, the Dose Dial is […]

Cameron Clarke proposes introducing mental health facilities to Beijing’s hutongs

Cameron Clarke has proposed integrating a series of community healthcare facilities into Beijing’s hutongs to help alleviate China’s mental health crisis. The proposal, named Close to Home, is designed by Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK) graduate Clarke to offer an alternative to the country’s typical mental health clinics that he describes as “large, […]

DezeenChat participants call for design schools to stamp out burnout culture

A burnout culture of “sleep is for the weak” must be stopped in design education for the sake of students’ mental health say #DezeenChat participants. This month, Dezeen asked our followers on Twitter and Instagram if design education is broken, and what could be done to fix it. Readers highlighted a number of issues in […]

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