New Technologies Provide Opportunities for Remanufacturing

Technologies like 3D printing and automation prolong the life of products that consumers would typically throw out. When they need specific parts to repair their products—from power tools and coffeemakers to vacuums and smoke-detectors—they now reach out to companies, who can (courtesy of those tech improvements) remanufacture specific components. “Remanufacturing is a smart way to continue to advance without creating a lot of waste. The …

Ivy Ross and the Google Design Studio’s “Comma” at Tokyo DESIGNART

From pastel objects to the brand's soft devices, this new exhibition mixes technology and art

On now until 27 October, Comma, the new exhibition by Ivy Ross and Google Hardware’s Design Studio at 21_21 Design Sight, highlights the design influences of the brand’s newest products, and shines alongside other larger events at Tokyo DESIGNART 2019. Curated by Li Edelkoort, this installation places Google products (a Pixel 4, Pixel Buds, a Nest Home Mini, and others) next to design-forward but everyday …

Bravo Sierra’s Military-Tested Line of Wellness Goods

High-quality products that withstand extreme conditions

Founded last year by Benjamin Bernet and Justin Guilbert, Bravo Sierra develops high-performing products for US military members, studies their feedback and then offers the results to the civilian market—all while returning 5% of their top line profit to the military’s MWR program. With logo design by Patrick Li, the creative director of T Magazine, and consultation from Sarah Andelman (the founder of the beloved …