The life, death and rebirth of "New York's Coffee Cup" Anthora
In 2006, the iconic Anthora paper coffee cup was discontinued. Nine years later, it's back due to popular demand. Here is its product life cycle, from design roots to the waste dump.
The underappreciated art of furniture in video games
Furniture has often been a part of games, but for players, it's easy to ignore. Even if the home is the next frontier of gaming environments, will players ever stop to feel the velvet drapes?
Meet the designers of NYC’s Latin club night posters
Latin club night posters are a ubiquitous feature of New York City's Hispanic neighborhoods. We looked into how they're made, who makes them, and why.
Sebastian ErraZuriz wants to liberate your soul
Hopes&Fears pays a visit to the polymath's Brooklyn studio to talk about designing for a higher purpose, sticking it to the gallery scene and paying tribute to his exes with shoes.
Designer Siki Im on nineties kids, tech nostalgia and the paradox of youth
The German-born fashion designer talks about "Kids," how not to abuse punk rock, and the paradox of harnessing your past without living in it.
Facebook tests new Notes feature with a Medium-like design
Yesterday, developer David Winer spotted a new format for Facebook's old Notes section, which has been largely inactive for years.
The pages of this drinkable book can provide clean filtered water for four years
The Drinkable Book is a instructional and functional object which can provide potable water for millions of people.
Illuminate your dark apartment with this solar mirror
Lucy is a solar mirror that redirects sunlight to the dark corners of your home.
Everbright is a bigger, badder Lite-Brite for grown-ups
It's designed to boost workplace productivity through creativity.
We asked an expert to guide us through New Zealand's 40 new flag designs
Vexillologist (scholar of flags) Ted Kaye tells us which design he would choose to represent the land of Kiwis.
New tessellating pentagonal shape discovered
Mathematicians and designers are rejoicing as the 15th pentagonal tile pattern has just been discovered.
In this experimental London bar even the air is alcoholic
U. K. Architecture firm Bombas & Parr has just unveiled their new design concept: a bar where you get drunk just by breathing.
This textile coating makes your sweat glow when you need a drink
SOAK, a sweat-sensitive textile coating, changes color depending on the acidity levels in your sweat.
Tobias van Schneider on Spotify, Macromedia, and how universities are failing designers
The rock star designer talks to us about his first designs, leaving school at 15, and what Europe has to do to compete with the American market.
Faking it while you make it: the best and worst counterfeit goods
Today, a fake iPhone factory in China was raided, but many other counterfeiters are still out there.
Nike's "ice hat" is a health goth's cold wet dream
Nike is working with Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton to develop the product, which rapidly reduces the body's core temperature by cooling the head quickly.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it: behind the products that haven't changed in decades
In honor of Converse updating their classic Chuck Taylors, we've gathered a few of our other favorite products that have largely refused to change for decades.
Documenting Brazil's most famous
If you've never heard of the prolific Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, documentarian Peter Azen is here to change that.