Using reactive dye as a power source, designer Marjan van Aubel created The Energy Collection, a range of glassware that charges through exposure to sunlight. Van Aubel so cleverly built upon chemist Michael Graetzel’s recently discovered photovoltaic pigment it earned her this year’s DOEN award at Dutch Design Week.
Sound artist Yuri Suzuki and AIAIAI have teamed up to produce The Sound Taxi, an ambitious arrangement of 67 speakers attached to a classic London cab, which generate music based on the sounds of the city. Check out the captured tracks online at the Make The City Sound Better website.
Sight Unseen had a belated look at the catalog accompanying the Design Miami and W Hotels Designers of the Future awardees exhibition in Basel last June, which offers a pictorial glimpse at the three winners’ creative minds—from “food that describes you” to “an everyday item you wish you’d designed.”