Daan Roosegaarde’s Smog Vacuum Cleaner and Other Inventions

Explaining that creativity is the true investment capital of the future, inventor Daan Roosegaarde’s optimism for the future hinges upon the power of human imagination. Roosegaarde himself, under the name Studio Roosegaarde, has invented wondrous things—from a Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”-inspired green energy bike path in the Netherlands to a working smog vacuum cleaner in Beijing. Roosegaarde’s futurism applies to tangible needs and stems …

A Functional Design Upgrade for the Doorknob

A new “Push Pull Rotate” doorknob line from Brinks Home Security might be the first substantial design upgrade to the door feature in years. This multifunctional three-way knob grants a plentitude of options for opening doors, providing more options for individuals with grip/strength issues or those who rely upon other parts of their body. Of course, they’re secure and durable. And from a style standpoint, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Designing apparel for people of all abilities, discovering the world's oldest computer, the quest for the Twin Peaks cherry pie and more

1. The Most Impressive Fossil Discovered To Date Looking through photographer Robert Clark’s photo set for the June 2017 issue of National Geographic, taken at Alberta’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, one cannot help but feel they’re witnessing a character study still life from Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park.” Clark photographed their 110 million-year-old fossil of an armored nodosaur. Due to its undersea burial, elements of …