The Art of Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg was a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, inventor of convoluted yet weirdly-brilliant machines—like Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin—a humorist, sculptor, author and engineer. Loaded with never-before-seen essays, letters, memorabilia, patents and rare photos, “The Art of Rube Goldberg” is a brilliant compilation of his wide body of work luminously edited by his grandaughter Amy from a career spanning nearly three-quarters of a century.

Patrick Stevenson-Keating

Science and design collide to offer a glimpse of a parallel universe

Setting up shop at Designersblock in a relatively quiet spot in the vast London Design Festival, Patrick Stevenson-Keating managed to avoid the clamoring masses on opening night. What he may lack in promotional capabilities he more than makes up for in pioneering spirit and sublimely engaging source material. Stevenson-Keating, who graduated just this year from Dundee University with top honors in product design, showed two …

Aeroshot Pure Energy

Calorie-free caffeine inhalers with more kick than a strong cup of Joe

In an age when medical marvels such as inhalable vaccines are becoming more widely available, it’s only logical that this convenient medium converges with the global energy drink boom. While increasingly smaller forms span shot-like bottles (R.I.P. Nos) to dissolving strips, Aeroshot’s inhalable caffeine has some notable advantages. This new paradigm packs B vitamins and 100 milligrams of caffeine, equivalent to that in a large …