At-Home Artificial Insemination Tool

Typically, artificial insemination is a sterile, clinical process, but Polish designer Kamila Rudnicka is changing that with an at-home tool that doubles as a sex toy. This pink-hued dildo, called Way, allows those hoping to conceive to make insemination part of their sexual experience. It’s also a practical and playful way for the non-conceiving partner to be involved. The device can be used two ways: …

Dubai Global Grad Show 2019 Highlights

Projects that speak to sustainability, safety, health, healing and much more

One of the world’s leading exhibitions of graduate design work, the Global Grad Show shows some 150 projects by individuals from all over the world. During this year’s Dubai Design Week, these visionary endeavors are on display at d3, the design district within the capital of the UAE. The show’s new curator, Eleanor Watson (formerly part of the curatorial team at London‘s Design Museum) chose …

Utah State University’s Outdoor Product Design Program

With their first graduating class out the door, the next generation of designers enter the industry with hands-on experience

It’s no secret that the outdoor industry is booming—look no further than the consistent enthusiasm for Patagonia, The North Face, Peak Design and others—not to mention the US government’s $373 billion valuation of the industry. It’s a hotbed for innovative material development, massive collections of utilitarian yet activity-specific gear, and preaches sustainability and resourcefulness. To have designers equipped to handle all of this, programs continue to …