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Designing Better Flags for All
Designing Better Flags for All

Though ubiquitous symbols of civic pride, flags are usually poorly designed and can take on malicious intent—help PSFK remedy that

In a recent TED talk, radio journalist and flag enthusiast Roman Mars explained that there’s a positive feedback loop between well-created flags and civic pride.

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Business Class Interior Gets Turned into Travel Products
Business Class Interior Gets Turned into Travel Products

Students from Design Academy Eindhoven repurposed materials from the interior of KLM airplanes to create a range of travel items

When KLM introduced its new World Business Class interior, they wondered what to do with all of the old materials. Their ‘Plane to Product‘ project gave 14 students from Design Academy Eindhoven the opportunity to craft new products from the seats, carpets, seatbelts, and TV screens. They were invited for a tour at Schiphol airport, which ended in a large hall where the students found a complete KLM World Business Class interior, ready to be dismantled.

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Iron Fish Has Improved the Luck of 10,000 Families in Cambodia
Iron Fish Has Improved the Luck of 10,000 Families in Cambodia

An ingenious solution is solving iron deficiency—Lucky Iron Fish provides 75 percent of the required daily iron intake of a family for five years

The Lucky Iron Fish is a fish-shaped ingot that helps curb iron deficiency amongst families in Cambodia. The low-cost solution is already changing lives in rural communities Cambodia and is well on its way in reaching more families around the world.

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Typefaces Get Political With Left and Right-Wing Fonts
Typefaces Get Political With Left and Right-Wing Fonts

Design studio Mucho used the same skeleton to create a serif typeface for conservative publications and a sans serif one for liberal ones

For one design firm, political reporting isn’t the only place in a newspaper that can comment on the two-party divide anymore. Mucho, which has offices located across Europe and the United States, recently created two political typefaces: the left-leaning Bulo and the conservative Trola as fonts for either end of the political spectrum.

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‘Candles’ Communicate Conference Room Availability
‘Candles’ Communicate Conference Room Availability

The Illumigami color system works like so: Red is for 'occupied,' yellow for 'about to be occupied,' green is for 'available,' and blue is 'almost free'

Services lab Viget ran into an issue with Google’s Calendar system with their meeting room setup. The Calendar application was supposed to let others in their office know which of their four conference rooms were open, but the process was unreliable. To solve the problem, they created Illumigami, a hanging lantern that communicates which rooms are busy and which are free.

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If Our Skyscrapers Were Trees and Our Cities Were Forests
If Our Skyscrapers Were Trees and Our Cities Were Forests

OAS1S aims to be the number one concept for green architecture as it merges nature with urban living on a bold scale

A new proposal by Dutch Raimond de Hullu MSc, a passionate and experienced designer and manager in architecture, has the capacity to change our cities forever. Titled OAS1S, the project aspires to be the first 100 percent green building typology of its kind.

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Sip a Latte Seated Next to the World’s Ugliest Specimen
Sip a Latte Seated Next to the World’s Ugliest Specimen

The Blob Fish Café runs counter to the trend of dog and cat pet cafés

The Blob Fish Café soon opens in London and will treat diners to a majestic view of three blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) widely considered as the world’s ugliest animal. A poll by the Ugly Animal Preservation society awarded the title to the blobfish in 2013, confirming that it’s gelled muscle is just an unpleasant sight.

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SpaceX Wants the Public to Design the Hyperloop Pod
SpaceX Wants the Public to Design the Hyperloop Pod

Elon Musk's newest brainchild gets help from a world's worth of minds (perhaps including yours)

In 2013, SpaceX leader Elon Musk called out the State of California for wanting to build a bullet train. Said Musk, a bullet train is a 20th-century technology, and a modern state like California should be looking toward the future of transportation. He proposed the Hyperloop as an alternative based on developing technologies that would deliver statewide transit that was safe, fast and economically superior to trains, planes and automobiles.

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Inspire Your Social Circle By Checking In Before It Happens
Inspire Your Social Circle By Checking In Before It Happens

bethere app lets you 'check in' beforehand, so you can spend time with your friends instead of making them jealous remotely

‘Checking in’ has become a normal part of any day or night out. Whether for personal satisfaction or networking purposes, we want people to know where we’re at, and what we’re doing at all junctures. bethere is an app that lets you share in advance to your friends where you’re heading, so that you don’t have to worry about logging in when you’re enjoying time on the town.

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Beat Your Commute Blues By Following the Rainbow Brick Road
Beat Your Commute Blues By Following the Rainbow Brick Road

The London Bridge was transformed into a colorful pathway by the global movement Spark Your City

On June 22nd, the London Bridge was turned into a rainbow pathway that helped cheer up commuters who trudged along the bridge across the River Thames on their way to work on a gray Monday morning. The Spark Your City art installation brought some color to the start of their working week, transforming the iconic U.K. landmark in an effort to brighten up a traditionally gloomy time.

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Butterfly Keyboard Makes Typing a Customizable Breeze
Butterfly Keyboard Makes Typing a Customizable Breeze

The heirloom-grade Model 01 keyboard does away with keyboards' longstanding unfriendliness to the human hands

The Model 01 shifts the design of a typical keyboard. Focusing on the ergonomics of typing, the keyboard’s keys are spread out evenly for your fingers without a large spread. The keyboard scales down the size of a typical keyboard by cutting it in half, making all keys reachable by either hand.

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‘Shape-Shifting’ System Lets Visually Impaired See Colors
‘Shape-Shifting’ System Lets Visually Impaired See Colors

Feelipa uses an additive mixing of globally recognized geometric shapes as a labeling system for those with visual impairments

The Feelipa Color Code is a tangible representation of color that uses the simplest shapes. An intuitive shape-shifting in the system gives form to the full spectrum of color.

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