Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

Creative juicers

By no means a new fad, juice has played a significant role in 20th-century design. Laura Snoad traces its cultural history, from infomercials to the iPad

Published in Features
Sunday, 21 February 2016 00:00

Ember coffee mug

Luminaries of Nokia, Microsoft and Amazon Labs have invented a mug that keeps your coffee at the perfect temperature for hours

Published in News

From our cities to our homes, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf considers the increasing irrelevance of humans in the continual and independent interaction between objects

Published in Features
Friday, 09 October 2015 00:00

The seven sins of design

“Futuristic” novelty workplaces, far-too-smartphones, greenwashed office developments, anthropomorphic corkscrews ... These are all, frankly, abominations and we shall smite you down

Published in Crimes Against Design
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 00:00

Punkt.’s MP10: tech tamed

We were excited to see the launch yesterday of our latest obsession: the Jasper Morrison-designed pared-down MP01 phone

Published in News
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 00:00

The supermarket of tomorrow

Carlo Ratti Associati’s latest project is the “Future Food District” – a 7,000sq m experimental, working supermarket situated in the heart of Milan’s Expo grounds. David Michon spoke to the designer about how he thinks data and information can enrich the shopping experience

Published in Features

With the modular Google Ara mobile phone, the San Francisco-based technology designer and founder of New Deal Design hopes to challenge the culture of disposability that has developed around technology

Published in News
Monday, 06 July 2015 00:00

I, Robot. You, Robot

On-screen robots are looking and acting more like humans as technology becomes increasingly integrated into our lives – and that shift, says Edwin Heathcote, reveals a change in the nature of our fears about our relationships with machines

Published in Comment

An exhibition by Rhode Island School of Design at New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair presents objects that encourage direct communication in a world full of electronic devices

Published in News
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 01:00

Peter Griffith

The Microsoft designer started out creating furniture, and is drawn to the space where making overlaps with technology

Published in Five Most Wanted
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

UltraRope

Sometimes it is the unexpected or overlooked that can have the greatest impact. UltraRope is a new carbon-fibre cable for lift shafts that could revolutionise our skylines, and possibly even our journeys through space

Published in Features
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 12:37

The Apple Watch: What do you think?

The media reaction to yesterday's announcements by the tech giant has centred around its cost and impending obsolescence. But we want to know what you think about the gadget's design?

Published in Comment
Monday, 09 March 2015 11:54

Fortis Exoskeleton

Originally designed for the US Navy, this light, mobile suit allows the wearer to handle heavy apparatus without bearing any of the weight. It has a huge range of potential applications across warehouses, factories and construction sites – allowing robotic equipment to become more human

Published in Features
Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00

The Internet of Things

Is it worth sacrificing control of our lives just so the fridge can order in some more preserved lemons when we run out?

Published in Crimes Against Design
Friday, 20 February 2015 13:05

Photoshop turns 25

In the decades since it was first released, Thomas Knoll's digital darkroom has become a brand, a verb and a defining symbol of our image-led culture, says Sam Jacob

Published in Icon of the Month
Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

The cloud

There's something comforting about the wispy metaphor for the network that underpins most aspects of our daily lives, says James Bridle. It's easy to forget the reality of its vast physical infrastructure

Published in Icon of the Month
Monday, 09 February 2015 17:24

James Bridle’s Seamless Transitions

The artist and technologist's latest work is a digital tour of the secret spaces that make up the British asylum and immigration system

Published in News
Friday, 06 February 2015 16:04

The cashpoint

Never mind the scammers – you're getting ripped off by the designers of these vital but dated, limited and ugly machines

Published in Crimes Against Design
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:00

Keiichi Matsuda: Total digital overload

The designer's films offer a glimpse into a nightmarish sci-fi future in which every surface, appliance and inch of peripheral vision fizzes with data – an onslaught that might be just a couple of years away. Designers, he says, must shape this world – or be shaped by it

Published in Features
Monday, 26 January 2015 17:11

James Bridle: Seamless Transitions

The Photographers' Gallery, London
6 February – 15 April 2015

Published in Diary
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