2-in-1 Chess + Checkers Set

With chess and checkers pieces distinguished by bright colors and graphics, this two-in-one game set is intended for anybody over the age of five. NYC-based product designer Panisa Khunprasert designed the kit, drawing influence from growing up around her family’s wooden toy business in Bangkok. The double-sided board also acts as a sliding lid for the set, and all pieces are made from sustainably grown …

Purist’s Sleek, Spill-Proof Scope Bottle Top

A 360-degree lid made possible by thoughtful design features

Purist first impressed us at Outdoor Retailer 2018, where they debuted their bottles with unbreakable interior glass finishes. Dubbed the Maker (10-ounce), Mover (18-ounce) and Founder (32-ounce), they’re perfectly minimal in design and available in several colors with three interchangeable lid options. One of those lids, called the Element, simply screws on and off and features a curved handle that tucks into one side. Another, …

An Exhibition That Celebrates Failure

Featuring 40 objects on loan from Sweden’s Museum of Failure, Cité du Design’s exhibition, When Design Flops (on view online) celebrates lessons learned during the design process, as well as inventions that are intentionally absurd. From a twin champagne glass to the somewhat frightening Little Miss No-Name doll, many of these creations were artistic endeavors, while others were enormous (and costly) snafus. Some designs were …