New York City’s rubbish bins are redesigned

New York studio Group Project has designed new rubbish bins for New York City streets that include a “sleek aesthetic, bold recycling messaging, and significant ergonomic improvements.” The studio’s container was chosen as the winner of the BetterBin Litter Basket Competition, hosted by the NYC Department of Sanitation, Van Alen Institute, the Industrial Designers Society […]

Kamila Rudnicka designs at-home insemination kit for use as part of sex

Polish designer Kamila Rudnicka has created an artificial insemination tool that doubles up as a sex toy, in the hopes of restoring pleasure to an often clinical process. Like other self-insemination aids, it allows the intimate process of conception to be carried out in the comfort and privacy of the home. But in place of […]

Ecosystem Kickstarter is a cardboard structure that fights soil erosion

Dutch designer Thom Bindels has developed Ecosystem Kickstarter, a honeycomb-shaped cardboard frame that can help small-scale farmers grow crops in degraded soil. The simple, modular, cardboard system, which was first presented at Dutch Design Week, is embedded in a slope of degraded earth and filled with local soil. This forms a terracing structure to prevent […]

Satirical Trumpcare IUD comes with hand extensions for extra security and protection

Donald Trump‘s head and hands adorn this IUD, which was created as a commentary on the US president’s regulations of women’s access to birth control services. Trumpcare IUD is a riff on a standard intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD), which is placed inside the uterus as a means of birth control. Created to highlight the tightening […]

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. […]

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