The (RED) All-Diamond Ring by Jony Ive + Marc Newson

With somewhere between 2000 and 3000 facets, a ring designed by Apple‘s Jony Ive and acclaimed industrial designer Marc Newson will be laser-cut from one single diamond. The stone will be produced (from certified carbon neutral material, using proprietary tech) by San Francisco-based Diamond Foundry and the ring will be custom-made for the winner of the (RED) charity auction at this year’s Design Miami fair. Sotheby’s estimates it will …

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Easy-peel avocados, a "Bugsgiving" feast, an all-diamond ring and more from around the internet

How and Why the Kilogram Value Changed At this year’s General Conference of Weights and Measures, a collective of 60 countries voted to change the kilogram’s value. Up until this vote, the kilogram was based on a platinum and iridium fragment, called the “Le Grande K,” which is stored in a chamber in the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sèvres, France. Over time, Big K …

Nike Zvezdochka by Marc Newson

A multi-purpose shoe for cosmonauts

Designed by Marc Newson as a multi purpose shoe for cosmonauts, it’s named for the Russian space dog that ventured aboard Sputnik 10 in 1961. While it may look like a reinvention of the Jelly, it promises to be the next major accomplishment in footwear engineering. If you’re in London, you might be able to decide for yourself when Newson’s show opens next week at …