Almost Object’s Simple Stretch Clock

Available on Kickstarter now, a rubber band that transforms everyday objects into time-telling tools

Almost Object founder and designer Nicholas Baker attributes his newest release to an emerald-colored marble slab he found on the sidewalk in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He took the discarded material home—as he often does, he explains—and let it marinate in his space. After a while, an idea hit: he’d wrap the slab in a timekeeping mechanism, transforming the decorative element into a clock. Keeping the …

Photography Store Moment’s Super-Functional + Minimal Travelwear Collection

Designer Audrey Louchart discusses our favorite camera-ready piece, the functional yet appealing MTW Tote

Comprehensive photography store Moment recently unveiled their first-ever Travelwear collection, a suite of original backpacks, totes and organizers meant to store and protect your most precious camera gear and other daily accessories. After determining that many backpacks built for outdoors are too technical and city-oriented bags aren’t quite durable enough, the brand created the MTW Backpack, MTW Tote, MTW Tech Organizer, MTW Battery Organizer and …

“Fountain of Hygiene” Challenges Creatives to Rethink Hand Sanitizer

London-based studio Bompas & Parr has teamed up with the Design Museum to launch a competition called Fountain of Hygiene for which creatives are to rethink and redesign hand sanitizer packaging. The winning creations will be displayed in a future exhibition (both in real life and online) and then auctioned off, with proceeds donated to The British Red Cross. Design Museum director Tim Marlow says, …