Maho Nabé cooking pot integrates vacuum technology to keep food hot

This stainless-steel cooking pot based on a traditional Japanese design uses a double-wall construction to create a vacuum that insulates the contents to retain heat for long periods. The Maho Nabé pot achieves precise heat control and a long-lasting internal temperature thanks to its innovative double-walled structure, which improves thermal insulation. Unlike other vacuum pans, there […]

Six multi-tasking Ukrainian studios moving the country’s design industry forward

Ukraine is finding its place on the global design stage with multi-disciplinary studios that blur the boundaries between architecture, interiors and furniture. Here are six studios to watch. Yuriy Zimenko Interior and furniture designer Yuriy Zimenko has been active on the Kiev scene for 15 years. Known for his luxurious and minimal style enlivened with […]

LARQ water bottle self-cleans using UV light

The minimalist LARQ bottle cleans itself using UV light, for people troubled by the hygiene of tricky-to-wash reusable water bottles. The LARQ bottle contains an LED in its lid that transmits UV-C light in the 280-nanometre range — the same as is used to sterilise surfaces in hospitals. According to LARQ, at this wavelength, the light […]

Whooshh Passage Portal uses AI to shoot fish through a tube over dams

Fish with migration paths blocked by a dam can be shot over the top via the Whooshh Passage Portal technology after being sorted by artificial intelligence. Whooshh Innovations is a Seattle-based company that is developing better technology to help fish migrate over dams. The Whooshh Passage Portal is their latest all-in-one system for fish passage. […]

Approved, Not Approved campaign fights “singular narrative” in advertising

Sex-toy designers Polly Rodriguez and Alexandra Fine have launched a campaign to raise awareness about the bias selection process of adverts, which “plagues” female-focused sexual wellness companies. The Approved Not Approved campaign and online quiz aims to help the public understand how ad guidelines are “selectively enforced” when it comes to sex-related content – particularly […]

Rotofarm by Bace proposes “rotary hydroponics” as sustainable source of fresh veg

Apartment dwellers can enjoy nearly 1.5 metres of indoor veggie patch using the Rotofarm by Bace, a countertop hydroponic garden where plants are rotated to grow more quickly. Like all hydroponic systems, the Bace Rotofarm works without soil, instead using mess-free nutrient and water reservoirs to feed its plants. With the addition of the rotary design, […]

EOOS designs Laufen toilet with trap to divert urine for fertiliser

Austrian design firm EOOS and a Swiss water research institute have teamed up to create a toilet for Laufen that tackles the “urgent” environmental issue of pollution caused by wastewater. EOOS, bathroom brand Laufen, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) created the Save! separation toilet with a trap to siphon off urine […]

Atomik is vodka brewed from grain grown in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Scientists have created Atomik, a bottle of artisan vodka made from rye grown on land in Ukraine abandoned since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, to prove that it’s safe to farm. Atomik vodka has been triple distilled then diluted to 40 per cent using uncontaminated groundwater drawn from an aquifer in the town of Chernobyl, 10 […]

Wearable Opioid Antidote Device automatically reverses overdoses

Researchers at Purdue University have designed a wearable device that can detect an opioid overdose and trigger the release of an antidote. The Wearable Opioid Antidote Device comprises a sticker-like sensor on the chest to measure the user’s ECG, or heart rate, and a magnetic-field generator strapped to the arm, as well as a capsule […]

Roca launches bathroom collection made from innovative design material Surfex

Dezeen promotion: bathroom brand Roca has developed an innovative, flexible surface material called Surfex, which it has launched with its Modo collection. Surfex, is a malleable solid surface material formulated from a combination of minerals and resins. Roca has used the material to create a range of basins in shapes and forms that were “unthinkable” until now. […]

Charles Simon creates boxy wooden luggage influenced by aeronautical design

Two aeronautical engineers have designed this series of luggage featuring rigid Canadian wood and leather shells. Charles G Tremblay and Simon Maltais, who were previously aeronautical engineers, founded the baggage company Charles Simon in Montreal in 2014. The two met as engineering students at Montreal’s École de Technologie Supérieure and, after years of experience in […]

Olafur Eliasson and Carlo Ratti collaborate on robot that charts the sun

Artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Carlo Ratti have collaborated on a celestial mapping robot that brings together their hit design brands Little Sun and Scribit. The product of the collaboration by the two creatives is a small robot that produces an illustration inspired by Eliasson’s social enterprise, Little Sun. Scribit is a drawing robot that […]

Nature Scenes are sculptural “still lifes” for recording urban wildlife

Designers from the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, University of London, have produced a series of simple wildlife habitats that incorporate hidden cameras for capturing images of the animal visitors. The habitats were designed by the team at the Interaction Research Studio to house its My Naturewatch wildlife camera, which can be built by novice […]

Gate furniture system comprises flip-down shelves that are easy to reconfigure

Architect Artem Zakharchenko-Halytskyi has designed a system of modular shelves made from wooden blades that can lie flat against the wall or pivot to provide a usable surface. The Gate shelving system, which is longlisted in the furniture design category of Dezeen Awards 2019, comprises groups of solid ash blades that can be individually folded […]

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 […]

Parents should “should start thinking about a bulletproof backpack” following latest mass shootings

Children going to school or public places should be given bulletproof backpacks, the CEO of self-defence brand Guard Dog has told Dezeen. Yasir Sheikh said parents should consider buying the products in the wake of the shootings in El Paso and Dayton last week, in which a total of 31 people died. “We don’t necessarily […]

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 […]

Samsung launches Galaxy Note10 to offer better experience for video editors and designers

Samsung has unveiled the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone series featuring an updated slim, cinematic form and stylus pen better suited to creating and editing content. Revealed today at the Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City, the Samsung smartphone is the narrowest version of the Galaxy Note series. Samsung has launched two different […]

House of Marley’s wireless earbuds are made from recycled materials and bamboo

Music electronics brand House of Marley has created a pair of bamboo and recycled plastic earbuds as an “eco-conscious alternative” to plastic headphones. The Liberate Air wireless earbuds by House of Marley are made from a variety of sustainable materials such as aluminium, bamboo and a wood fibre composite made from sawdust, as well as […]

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