Interview: Joey Roth on His Ceramic Towers
Industrial designer Joey Roth has been thinking about his just-released, minimal ceramic towers for some time—even before his subwoofer, he tells us, which was over three years ago. The final execution is a grand, sculptural creation measuring...
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
ONE DROP MOBILE
ONE DROP TODAY
ONE DROP CHROME
New Products From Diabetes Management Platform One Drop
For anyone not familiar with One Drop, it's long been a platform that's made addressing diabetes more transparent. The data-driven service allows users to connect the dots between their consumption habits and glucose levels. The app acts as a log...
Matrix's Body-Heat-Powered Smartwatch, PowerWatch
One of the biggest challenges to activity- and sleep-tracking gadgets happens to be the disruption caused by charging. While battery life has improved for certain devices, anyone looking for a solid, entire day read loses accuracy for those power...
THE MADBURY CLUB
MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 4
The Madbury Club + Microsoft Surface Experiments
Founded in 2010, Brooklyn's Madbury Club is a self-proclaimed "functionally dysfunctional studio experiment" made up of designers, artists, photographers, videographers, carpenters and makers of all kinds. Essentially, dealing in innovation and creation...
Discreet, Flavorful Vapor from the Puffco Plus
We are witness to continued change in both the perception and business of marijuana. From the nine states who weighed in on the topic yesterday—be that for medicinal or recreational use—there's already been a substantial shift. California, Massachusetts...
Sence Wearable Emotion Tracker
The world is awash in wearable technology but nothing translates scientific fact into the emotional understanding quite like Sence. Yes, with all the heart rate data that it accrues through scientifically-proven EKG technology on your wrist, the...
Native Union's Eclipse Charging Cable Solution
Since the arrival of electricity in homes, consumers have wondered where to stash unsightly cables and wires. There's more than a design problem here, but a safety one, that doesn't just apply to kids and pets. Tangles create all kinds of problems...
Airblock: A Shape Shifting Entry-Level Drone
Airblock might not have a 4K camera but that's far from the point of this new hovercraft device. Not only is it an entry-level drone in terms of price, it also aims to teach young fliers building and coding as well. Airblock's magnetic, modular...
The First Super-Automatic Wine Appliance: Plum
To date, there is no wine appliance as advanced as the forthcoming Plum system. The fact that Plum is a temperature-controlled storage unit for two 750ml bottles (which are both kept at separate temperatures) is just the start. When one places...
Electric Objects' EO2 + Art Club
The most advanced art display system just got a major second-generation upgrade. The EO2 from Electric Objects carries over a lot that we loved from the initial offering as well as plenty of new features and upgrades. The 23-inch matte-finish displaywith...
Misft Debuts the Phase Hybrid Smartwatch
Plenty of companies in the wearable tech world have shied away from embracing traditional watch design in lieu of bands, bracelets or necklaces. As a relatively new product category—in the grand scheme of things—it's allowed for a clean slate of design...
MADE IN ITALY
Canali + PRYMA Limited Edition Headphones
Three prestigious Italian organizations unite for the new, handmade Canali + PRYMA Limited Edition Headphones. Italian heritage brand Canali lent their fashion house sensibilities and iconic texture to the shells and band. Luxury headphone-maker...
Goby's Inexpensive Electric Toothbrush
Founded by friends Claire Burke and Ben Goldberg, Goby's main areas of focus are the health of users' mouths and bank accounts. The duo both felt priced out of the electric toothbrush game and decided to create their own version. The result is...
Sound by Human
At first glance, Sound by Human is unlike any listening device on the market. Seeking to reinvent both headphones and earphones, they felt the ideal form factor was in between the two; their on-ear design is a bit unconventional, as is the range...
RED DOT AWARDS
DCA Design's Optic Augmented Reality Cyclist Helmet
Snap judgments play a heavy role in the world of cycling. And now, Warwickshire, UK—based agency DCA Design has a proposal to give cyclists even more necessary information to make decisions quickly and safely. Their proposal for Optic, the winner of...
PAX Lab's Two Next-Generation Vapes
Anyone familiar with PAX's previous range of vaporizers understands the impact they've had on the smoking community. Thus far, they've coupled a tech-forward vaporization experience with an elegant design-driven product. We've been fans forever...
CLOUDS OVER SIDRA
The Virtual Reality Works of United Nations Creative Director, Gabo Arora
One might not be aware of the fact that the United Nations has a Creative Director. And yet, Gabo Arora, the first person to hold such a title, is doing everything in his power to change that. From immersive, film-festival quality content to a dedicated...
LAST MINUTE BOOKING
Standard International’s One Night App Incorporates Other Luxury Hotels
It's not often that a hotel brand develops a platform that's so successful they decide to open the service to competitors. And yet, that's the case with the new One Night app from Standard International (owners of the Standard Hotels and developers...
Video Shopping With YEAY
Easy to use and beautifully designed, new app YEAY allows users to sell products, make videos and discover new designers—all with a social layer. With the control in the individual's hands, discovery is emphasized more than curation by a team or an...
Leica's First-Ever Instant Camera
Using Fujifilm Instax Mini film, Leica's first-ever instant camera—the Sofort—has just been announced. The exciting news means that the trusted camera brand will include some of their best-known features with a camera style that oftentimes doesn...
NRG's Sneaker Composed of Repurposed CO2
"We recycle plastic, paper and metal; why can't we recycle CO2?" Paul Bunje, Principal and Senior Scientist or Energy and Environment at XPRIZE, asked. With that, a $20 million competition, the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, was set into motion a year ago...
The First-Ever Customizable, Digital Stencil
It is now possible to take any image one creates, or finds (be that patterns, words, a product and more), and turn it into a digital stencil. Stencils have long factored into the world of art and design and now their use as a tool for creatives...
ART HEARTS FASHION
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Technological Immersion During New York Fashion Week
Anyone keeping an eye on NYFW by way of hashtags and trending topics saw two reactions to Alexander Wang's collaborative carnival with adidas this past weekend: disappointment over the spectacle the whole week itself has become, versus excitement over...
MASTER AND DYNAMIC
BANG AND OLUFSEN
BOWERS AND WILKINS
Wireless Headphones for the iPhone 7 and Beyond
Though wireless headphones have been available for a while now, recent technical innovations have led to a range of great options for design-minded music lovers. And this is just the beginning—Apple’s announcement of the headphone-jack-free iPhone...
HEART RATE MONITORING
Withings Steel HR Fitness Tracker
There's a tremendous amount of semantic value to the round-faced watch. It is what most people visually associate with the idea of a wristwatch. And while smartwatches have toyed with their own, at times bold, visual language (and wearable fitness...