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  • The “World’s First” Smog-Eating Tower Breaks Ground in Rotterdam

    The “World’s First” Smog-Eating Tower Breaks Ground in Rotterdam Imagine if you could use a vacuum cleaner to suck up all the air pollution in a city—and then turn it into jewelry. That is, in short, the plan for the Smog Free Tower, a new project by glow-in-the-dark smart highway and LED aurora borealis-makers,  Studio Roosegaarde.…

  • Book review: ‘The Power of Habit,’ by Charles Duhigg

    Human consciousness, that wonderful ability to reflect, ponder and choose, is our greatest evolutionary achievement. But it is possible to have too much of a good thing, and fortunately we also have the ability to operate on automatic pilot, performing complex behaviors without any conscious thought at all. One way this happens is with lots…

  • Design Derby Netherlands vs Belgium @ Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

    In this ‘design derby’ the design icons of the Netherlands and Belgium will face each other in an exciting confrontation. From the sumptuous and elegant Belgian Art Nouveau to the more austere Dutch version and from the contemporary traditional tours de force from Belgium to the level-headed Dutch Design of today. Who will be the winner…

  • Tempescope shows you the weather by recreating it

    Here’s a weird one for you — Rather than communicating the outside weather conditions through a screen of some sort, Japanese designer Ken Kawamoto has created a device that actually recreates the weather inside your home. You know, for those days where you can’t just walk outside to see what the weather’s doing.The Tempescope, as…

  • Book Review: Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis

    The book suggestion of this week is titled Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis. As the title says the book is a good guid for young designers and enthusiasts but also for everyone that is passionate about the creative process. The author of the book is…

  • [Book Review] Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

    You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message in this new book by Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist based in Texas. Creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone – these points are driven home by this book packed with illustrations, exercises, and examples. The material…

  • Coffee-making alarm clock wakes you up with a freshly brewed mug

    Coffee-making alarm clock wakes you up with a freshly brewed mugall When daybreak hits, most caffeine addicts fiendishly anticipate their coffee fix. a staple of many mornings includes the painful alarm clock buzz, quickly followed by a haphazard preparation of a freshly brewed mug. but what if your alarm could make your coffee for you?…

  • ‘Eternal’ camera can take pictures forever

    A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists.The camera generates power by converting some of the light falling on its sensor into electricity that is then used to take a snap.Theoretically the self-powered device could take a picture every second, forever.The camera’s creators are now refining…

  • Architecture as furniture

    For their furniture designs the two Frier sisters have founded the design company frier&frier enabling them to explore the architectural and the furniture scale mutually. The tables Antilope have a timeless Nordic appearance, they are handcrafted in oiled oak with brass joints and they are produced in two types; a coffee table and a side…