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Amazing Grohe unveils duo of 3D metal-printed taps

Dezeen promotion: German bathroom and kitchen manufacturer Grohe has used 3D printing to reimagine two of its popular tap styles. The Atrio Icon 3D and Allure Brilliant Icon 3D taps have been crafted using 3D metal-printing, with both models made up of around 4,700 layers of steel that are each 0.06 millimetres thick. The designs are […]

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Marvelous Tishk Barzanji explores human tragedy in psychedelic architectural illustrations

Kurdish-British artist Tishk Barzanji creates surreal, architecture-infused illustrations that depict impossible structures and dark domestic scenes, to engage with difficult subject matters. Barzanji began publishing the brightly hued illustrations on his Instagram account in 2016, and has posted more than 100 different designs in this style to date. The Last Banquet is amongst Barzanji’s most popular […]

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Wonderful Hormone kit helps fathers to "chestfeed" their babies

Central Saint Martins product design graduate Marie-Claire Springham has invented a hormone kit that enables fathers to lactate so that they can share breastfeeding duties. Still in prototype stage, the “chestfeeding” kit contains a breast pump, a compression vest and hormones that help to stimulate lactation. Springham believes that the kit could help to reduce the […]

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Wonderful Lines light installation demonstrates the "catastrophic impact" of rising sea-levels

Finnish artists Pekka Niittyvirta and Timo Aho have shone three lines of light across a Scottish coastal town in this installation that aims to show the impact of climate change. Niittyvirta and Aho installed a series of sensors on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides of the Scottish archipelago that interact with the tide. The sensors activate three synchronised beams […]

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Marvelous Shaina Garfield redesigns death with sustainable coffin

New York designer Shaina Garfield has created an eco-friendly coffin that uses fungus to biodegrade the body so that it decomposes quickly and fertilises the surrounding soil. Called Leaves, the sustainable coffin offers an alternative to traditional burial methods, which can be damaging to the environment. “At death, our species actively disconnects from nature,” said […]

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Awesome IKEA's ThisAbles add-ons adjust furniture for people with disabilities

IKEA has released a set of furniture hacks that anyone can download and 3D-print to make their products more usable by people with disabilities. Bigger light switches, easier-to-grab handles and extenders for couch legs are among the designs produced so far in the ThisAbles project, an initiative of IKEA Israel and non-profits Milbat and Access […]

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Beautiful Vivo eliminates all ports on unibody Apex 2019 smartphone

Buttons, ports and speaker grills are absent from Vivo’s Apex 2019 concept phone, which is wrapped in a single piece of glass. Chinese electronics company Vivo created the unibody smartphone to give consumers “a glimpse into the future of smartphone design” where both look and functionality are streamlined. It showed off a unibody prototype made […]

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Beautiful Celeste light by Marina Daguet offers electric alternative to prayer candles

ÉCAL graduate Marina Daguet has designed a cleaner, modern alternative to the traditional prayer candles found in churches. The Celeste is an electric, votive light that features illuminated electric tubes in place of wax candles. These slot into openings in the table, forming a circle. After pressing a button or inserting a coin, each tube gradually lights up. […]

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Awesome London restaurant Jolene uses logo drawn by a six-year-old child

Lettering scribbled by the young son of graphic designer Frith Kerr provides the logo for north London restaurant Jolene. The Studio Kerr founder turned to her young six-year-old son to create the logotype, which provides the brand identity for the restaurant and bakery located in Newington Green. The team were looking for a logotype “to provoke the […]