Design for Africa

"Design is much more than nice shapes, packages or expensive "designer products." We want to show that design is a method, which works even in very poor parts of the world." Design for Africa is an ambitious project of two recent industrial design school graduates, Frank Hofmann and Staffan Weigel. They have just begun a year-long journey to bring their expertise to helping communities throughout …

2009 Chevy Camaro Concept

A couple years ago I gave a backhanded compliment to the new Ford Mustang and got lots of flame from readers. Well, here it goes again… I haven't been too excited by anything from American car manufacturers in a while (since the new Mustang) but then came the new Camaro concept, unveiled last week at the Detroit Auto Show. How can anyone not love this …

Transmaterial Book

Transmaterial, Blain Brownell's wonderful newsletter of all sorts of building material innovations, is finally being published as a book. Tile Toy and Flexicomb are just a couple of the fascinating things we found out about through TM and we're looking forward to the book both as brain candy and as a resource for more. There will be over 200 items not previously shared and everything …