Electronic Sign Language Translator

Futuristic workwear in Milan, London's new Serpentine Pavilion, electronic sign language and more in our weekly look at the web

When a film appeared online demonstrating that a team of young Swedish engineers were working with Google on a wristband that could translate sign language into spoken word, everyone thought, “Well, that’s a genius idea.” Unfortunately, the video was the creation of advertising students and the concept isn’t actually under development. That said, one of the students noted that Google does believe it’s technically possible—maybe …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Futuristic workwear in Milan, London's new Serpentine Pavilion, electronic sign language and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Painting Mutant Bugs Cornelia Hesse-Honegger is a researcher who is attracted to bugs—especially the malformed and mutated kind. Looking at the insects through a microscope, she takes days or even months to paint their texture, color and measurements as precisely as possible. As many scientists are quick to judge art as subjective, her piece for Nautilus discusses the unique perspective she’s had as an …

Making of Luca Nichetto’s Tea Set

Futuristic workwear in Milan, London's new Serpentine Pavilion, electronic sign language and more in our weekly look at the web

Designed for Toronto gallery and shop Mjölk, the Aureola Tea Set by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva is a beautiful example of conscious design combined with natural materials. The set approaches tea drinking as a communal ritual that’s both familiar and new. To learn more about the multi-use set and the approach to “slow food” through design, nomadic living and prototyping, MOLD recently interviewed the …