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Design Articles

Design Articles featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Briiv

Briiv is a new take on the air purifier. Using renewable and natural materials to filter the air in your home or office environment, briiv creates clean, safe, breathable air via an innovative filter system. briiv’s filters of moss, coconut husk and a silk-carbon matrix perform as effectively as an air purifier of the same low-power class. The filter media are compostable and briiv connects to smart home applications for control and to monitor usage for replacement filters.

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Celeste

Special sintered bricks were glazed and re-fired, then laid to build this kiln-shaped installation at this street corner to save it from random parking. An old brick masonry technique of corbel dome is also used in building this structure. With light passing through the holes on the kiln body at night, it looks as if thousand year old kiln fire had added a layer of shiny gloss to the outside enamel that freezes a moment of flambé glaze on site that reminds the locals of their long history of firing Celedon pottery.

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LastSwab

LastSwab is a reusable and sustainable alternative to single-use cotton swabs. LastSwab is designed to be used up to a thousand times and to be easy to use, easy to clean, and most importantly designed to feel like the ones we are used to using. LastSwab is made in two versions, a Basic version to replace the purpose of a cotton swab, and a Beauty version with an angled tip made for correcting make-up. Both come in a carrying case made from recycled ocean-bound plastic, which is also the material used for the rod of the swab.

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Eco Ocean

Eco Ocean frames are made from recycled ocean plastic, because plastic has no place in the ocean. Eco teamed up with the NGO Waste Free Oceans to source old ropes from the maritime industry found in the ocean and on shorelines. The waste material is shredded and molded into pellets which in turn are injection molded into frames. The collection consists of bold yet easy-to-wear frames. They are lightweight and super comfortable with a smooth, matte finish in ocean-inspired shades. Each frame comes in a case made from recycled PET fabric.

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Olive

Olive is a wiki site that gathers and shares practical knowledge during a disaster. The project was named Olive, derived from the letter O (an emblem of the Japanese national flag) + Live (to live on). Ideas were quickly gathered with help from worldwide, on how to build necessities to survive in affected areas without the supplies. It achieved over one million page views within three weeks. It is still expanding today as a database of disaster countermeasures using collective intelligence.

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YiQi Hanzi Flashcards

Learning Chinese can be very visual. Chinese characters look like complicated drawings to people who don't know Chinese. YiQi Hanzi flashcards use design thinking and drawing to make the characters understandable to everyone to spread Chinese culture and the beauty of Chinese characters. The flashcards design also incorporates technology. The QR code on each card takes users to the YiQi Hanzi online learning center to expand the learning resources for each character. The whole experience design makes it easy for people to learn and memorize characters.

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Legendary designers and their award-winning works.

Design Legends are extremely famous designers who make our World a better place with their good designs. Discover legendary designers and their innovative product designs, original art works, creative architecture, outstanding fashion designs and design strategies. Enjoy and explore original design works of award-winning designers, artists, architects, innovators and brands worldwide. Get inspired by creative designs.

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