Elena Tamburini’s Touch-Encouraging Furniture

Inspired by sex as taboo, especially among older people, Italian designer Elena Tamburini created Filotea—a collection of furniture that encourages physical affection whether solo or with another individual. The range includes several standout pieces: Otello is a mirror surrounded by feathers, which allows the user to caress their own face, and the Filomena is a body brush that stimulates the skin. Our favorite is the …

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Eight Frank Lloyd Wright Works Added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List In a serial nomination, inscribed as “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” eight major works of the beloved architect join UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This is the first recognition of modern American architecture by the cultural organization. To coordinate the conservation efforts, the Frank Lloyd Wright World Heritage Council has been formed. The …

Medi Teddy Reduces Anxiety Around IVs

Meant to alleviate the anxiety that occurs (especially for children) when an IV is dangling by your bedside, Medi Teddy keeps all the tubes hidden away inside a plush teddy bear. On the backside, doctors and nurses can keep tabs on the device by peering through a mesh net. Intended to be owned by individuals rather than hospitals, the product was invented by pediatric patient …