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Airless Bike Tires by Britek

Airless Bike Tires by Britek

If you've ever been out enjoying a leisurely bike ride, only to run over a nail and get stuck with a flat tire, Britek has a solution for you. The company has developed a prototype for...
50 Years of James Bond Cars - Infographic

50 Years of James Bond Cars (Infographic)

The highly acclaimed James Bond series film, Skyfall, is set to release in US theaters this Thursday. Anticipation for the 50th official James Bond movie is high -- just this past October was Global...
The Environmental Costs of a T-Shirt (Infographic)

The Environmental Costs of a T-Shirt (Infographic)

Laundry is the chore we loathe the most in our list of continuous chores -- we can't help but hate the trouble we go through just to wash and dry our regular clothes, not...
Electrolux Design Lab 2012 Winner

Electrolux Design Lab 2012 Winner Announced

The Electrolux Design Lab is an annual event that was established in 2003. This global design competition is opened up to industrial design students, who submit inspiring concepts that are relevant to the time...
IKEA: Totally Energy Neutral by 2020

IKEA to Be Completely Energy Neutral by 2020

Yesterday, Swedish furniture retailer IKEA announced its plans to go 100% energy neutral by the year 2020. The company is already known for its dedication to sustainability, with flat-pack furniture, investments in renewable energy,...
Mo Mug: A Reusable Coffee Cup with a Mustache

Mo Mug: A Reusable Coffee Cup with a Mustache

Our idea of procrastination is loitering on Kickstarter to see what innovative idea is about to explode next on the crowdfunding site. We can't help it -- there are so many cool and exciting...
"Poilu" Mustache Paintbrushes by Simon Laliberté

“Poilu” Mustache Paintbrushes by Simon Laliberté

Now you can add a little extra humor and whimsy to your next painting project, thanks to Canadian designer Simon Laliberté. His unique and creative approach to packaging paintbrushes, called "Poilu" (meaning "hairy" in...
fast company design awards

Our Favorite of Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Winners

Last night Fast Company hosted their 2012 Innovation by Design Awards, celebrating the designers and companies who’ve done their part in revolutionizing the way we think of design in the past twelve months. The business/design...

Edible Surfaces by Pinaki Studios and Chocolátl

Pinaki Studios, a London textile studio, paired up with Amsterdam based chocolate retailer, Chocolátl, to create 'Edible Surfaces,' chocolate inspired by and mimicking various textile surfaces. The team made chocolate versions of different textile...
Unfinished Spaces Documentary

‘Unfinished Spaces’ to Screen at Cooper Union for Archtober

If you didn't know, October is Archtober, a.k.a. Architecture and Design Month in New York City. It is a month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions in NYC. One of those events is...
New Zealand Legalizes Official Hobbit Currency

New Zealand to Legalize Lord of the Rings Currency

It's no secret that Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy has been a huge boon for New Zealand's tourism industry. They've gone a step further in anticipation of Jackson's latest Tolkien epic "The Hobbit: An...

4 Popular Brands Conducting Their Own Election Polls

Some popular brands have decided to take the Presidential election polls into their own hands. While their idea of polling isn't exactly scientific or precise, it is an interesting take on what is otherwise...
A dash of red lightens up this bulb and its insect friends.

England’s 21st Century Industrial Design Revolution

Given Scandinavian dominance in the field of industrial design, the influential and popular London Design Festival, a 10-day interior decor bonanza which took place in mid-September, served as a reminder that England intends to...
Unique Alarm Clocks Designed to Actually Wake You Up

7 Unique Alarm Clocks Designed to Actually Wake You Up

We’ve all overslept before, either because we didn’t hear our cell phone alarms go off or we hit snooze one too many times. The makers of these alarm clocks tried to find a solution...

Adorable Painted Packaging Sculptures by Eric Barclay

Eric Barclay has given a whole new meaning to the concept of recycling, and recyclable art, for that matter. Most people toss their bottles and cans in the recycling bin, but Barclay turns them...
Vegetabrella Head of Lettuce Portable Umbrella Yuie Mano h concept

Vegetabrella: Use a Head of Lettuce as an Umbrella!

It's a bit rainy today in New York City. (Whom am I kidding; it's been pouring rain all morning!) I couldn't help but get a bit wishful that I had a fun umbrella like...

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