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Feat of the Foot: A Sneaker That Practically Runs for You
Feat of the Foot: A Sneaker That Practically Runs for You

The ENKO running shoes adjust to the weight of its owner, help to prevent common injuries associated with high impact and poor running form

Conserving all the energy stored in each of your strides, Christian Freschi’s ENKO running shoes deliver powerful performance with maximal comfort. Outfitting the heel of his shoe with patented spring-loaded tech, Freschi’s engineering promises an optimized run for any weight or shoe size.

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Fumi Brings Home-Integrated Fun to Modern Mailboxes
Fumi Brings Home-Integrated Fun to Modern Mailboxes

S&O design reinvent the mail slot with playful designs that come from iconic elements of the Japanese home

Hisakazu Shimizu, Tokyo-based designer of S&O design has released a series of mailboxes called Fumi to add fun and creativity to an unlikely location. They represent and match iconic Japanese home design elements, and give homeowners a way to make an individual statement about their place of residence.

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Hail a Mumbai Masterpiece on Wheels
Hail a Mumbai Masterpiece on Wheels

Taxi Fabric wants to upholster taxi interiors in Mumbai with the works of young graphic designers

Taxi Fabric wants to give young graphic designers in Mumbai a new outlet to showcase their work: the fabric seat covers of taxi cabs. In the process, it hopes to inspire conversation, and show older generations what design is all about.

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Gold Jewelry or Scrap Paper?
Gold Jewelry or Scrap Paper?

Skræp is a jewelry line inspired by crumpled paper

LuxMea has devised a way to capture the complexity of a crumpled piece of paper and turn it into wearable statement jewelry. Available either as a cuff or as a pendant, the Skræp jewelry collection finds beauty in the folds and contours of a crumpled piece of paper.

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John Boiler: How to Design Physical Space for Optimism and ROI
John Boiler: How to Design Physical Space for Optimism and ROI

The co-founder and CEO of 72andSunny allows us inside his counterintuitive approach to “efficiency” in a modern creative company

When you look around an office, nine times out of 10 you can tell if it was designed for fear.

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Show Off Your City’s Pollution Data in Style
Show Off Your City’s Pollution Data in Style

Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick's wearable data objects, based on open data from air quality sensors, visualize the burden pollution places on us

Data artists Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick created a collection of necklaces and glasses that communicate the physical burden air pollution places on people’s bodies. Air Transformed are wearable data objects that look decorative but are entirely based on open data from air quality sensors in Sheffield.

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Harnessing Pixar’s Cute Factor, Robot’s Goal is to Light Up Your Day
Harnessing Pixar’s Cute Factor, Robot’s Goal is to Light Up Your Day

Pixar character animator Alonso Martinez created a spherical robot whose goal is to form strong emotional connections with humans

Pixar may have designed one very cute robot in the form of WALL-E, but its technical director, Alonso Martinez, has made an adorable real-life creation that rivals the character in cuteness: Mira.

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An Improved Invisibility Cloak Could See Itself Implemented in Interior Design
An Improved Invisibility Cloak Could See Itself Implemented in Interior Design

University of California, San Diego designs a thin invisibility cloak to hide objects on flat surfaces

Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak was one of his go-to survival tools and it saved his life on several occasions. Though recently associated with magic, the University of California, San Diego and its electrical engineers have made quite the scientific breakthrough, designing a cloak that can hide any object.

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Changing the Way We Walk the Earth for a Cleaner Future
Changing the Way We Walk the Earth for a Cleaner Future

The average sneaker takes 65 years to decompose; designer Ammo Liao uses advanced processes to create more sustainable footwear

The textile market has become an increasingly progressive arena for innovation. In line with industry objectives and technological advancements, one designer aims to redefine the way in which textiles are produced, consumed and recycled. Designer Ammo Liao has developed the Bio-Knit—a single material that takes on multiple physical properties—in hopes to reshape the current sneaker industry.

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Beer Pong Cups for Those Wary of Bad Design and Bacteria
Beer Pong Cups for Those Wary of Bad Design and Bacteria

Slip Cup is an unobtrusive cup insert that improves a party favorite without affecting user interface

The Slip Cup is a small container built to fit on the top of red solo cups and catch the ball during a game of beer pong. For those who have never been to a frat party, beer pong is played by two sides. Sides alternate turns trying to throw a ping-pong ball into a triangular formation of six cups of beer. If a ball lands in a cup, the player on that side of the table drinks.

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From Inside a Shipping Container, Autodesk Gives Life to Robot Prototypes
From Inside a Shipping Container, Autodesk Gives Life to Robot Prototypes

The 5,000 sq ft robotics lab, designed by Lundberg Design, houses a mobile-controlled conference table that display pieces of code

Autodesk, a world leader in 3D design software, has added a new robotics lab to its San Francisco workshop, featuring a conference room made from a used shipping container. Located on the waterfront on the south side of Pier 9, the workshop features a wood shop, metal shop and laboratory. It is used as a maker and R&D facility, and as a demonstration space. Both the workshop and the robotics lab were designed by Lundberg Design.

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Through 3D Printing, A Fashion Collection is Born at Home
Through 3D Printing, A Fashion Collection is Born at Home

Danit Peleg spent over 2,000 hours taking her collection from 3D files to plastic wearability that bends like bias-cut fabric

Fashion student Danit Peleg has printed five looks for a stunning collection from the comfort of her home. The result is beautifully intricate but surprisingly wearable and begs to question the future of clothing. The 27-year old fresh graduate from the Shenkar Colleges in Tel Aviv imagines asks in the accompanying video: “Will we be able to design, share and print our clothes in our own home?”

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