A Swiss team from ETH Zurich proves that a strong structure can be made out of old paperboard that can be repeatedly re-compressed and re-configured
You don’t hear much about collecting in school now-a-days. But a century ago psychologists and educators took the collecting habit in children seriously – and pondered how to use it to advantage in the classroom.
Welcome to the Sparks of Genius Challenge. One tool at a time, we’re building imaginative muscle, exploring and expanding creative capacities. This month we focus on observing—an imaginative thinking skill good for all ages.
To exercise imaginative muscle you have to take on imaginative challenge. To nurture professional creativity you have to build on personal creativity. To prepare tomorrow’s thought leaders you have to encourage today’s inspired amateurs. We’ve said as much here in past years. Now we’d like to trade talk for action. Welcome to the Sparks of Genius Challenge!
The Fall dress is an interactive garment that reacts to its environment and loses leaves like a tree in autumn
The venture, led by former CEO of Bloomberg LP alongside Google CEO Larry Page, will build new technology platforms to transform and improve city life
High-tech textiles that sport water and warmth repelling properties are finding their way to the Islamic hijab through Veil startup
PSFK chooses its favorites pieces with a cause from the 2015 Core77 Design Awards
Kiss your coffee sleeves goodbye thanks to intuitive Grip Cup
Cards For Humanity sparks conversations and connections
Berlin artist Julian Lechner has turned used coffee beans into usable "coffee-ware"
Swedish nonprofit BRIS creates an emoji keyboard to help youngsters talk about abuse
Architect Aurélie Monet Kasisi designed a mobile unit for a suicide prevention organization that looks like a cheery, tropical food stand
Toy designers make cheap and quirky stands for the Apple wrist accessory
Packaging specialists ImagoBOX elevate design principles to achieve playful ways of re-looking at the world
FeetMe real-time foot pressure maps can help diabetics and runners alike
Bompas & Parr's science-to-table dinner used acoustic technology and music to enhance food's flavor profile
The Panda Font Project incorporates the much-loved animal into a typeface to highlight its plight
Obama Hand Lettering allows designers to emulate Barack Obama's handwriting
Swatchmate Cube lets you see your whole world as blocks of design inspiration