Klemens Schillinger’s Objects Aim to Combat Smartphone Addiction

Designer Klemens Schillinger has created a collection of objects that are essentially substitute phones, with the goal to combat smartphone addiction. Around the same size as most phones, the objects contain stone beads in ways that—when interacted with—imitate the motions we have grown so accustomed to: scrolling, swiping and more. Schillinger says, “More and more often one feels the urge to check their phone, even …

New Photo Book Showcases 20 Years of Apple Design

From 1998’s iMac (remember that one?) to 2015’s Apple Pencil, the new hardcover book “Designed by Apple in California” celebrates and explores 20 years of Apple-designed products. Shot by photographer Andrew Zuckerman, each of the 450 images delves into not only the finished product, but also the intense design process. Like its current devices, the photographs are minimal and sleek—the ideal way to demonstrate all …

Goby’s Inexpensive Electric Toothbrush

Focused on the health of users, this brand wants us to pay more attention to our mouths

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 the Goby: an affordable, effective and super-simple toothbrush for everybody and anybody. With two settings (regular and sensitive) paired with soft, premium …

Monohm’s Runcible “Anti-Smartphone” Available for Pre-Order

Introduced last year, Monohm’s quirky yet refined anti-smartphone, the Runcible, has finally hit the pre-order stage. Monohm originally planned to put the Runcible up for pre-order a year ago, but software snags left the company scrambling for a back-up plan. Now on track to hit the hands of users worldwide, Runcible is available on Indiegogo for $399 with a ship date slated for September. It’s …

Google Unveils ‘Google Home’

One of the most exciting announcements to come from this year’s Google I/O developer conference is the introduction of Google Home: a voice-controlled smart device that can control other smart appliances and accurately answer queries by tapping into Google’s search algorithms. It’s a direct competitor to Amazon’s Echo, which functions in many of the same ways. Google has yet to release pricing or a launch …