Co.Design

Human Pilots (not AI) behind a Driverless car sharing service

T-Mobile is announcing a collaboration with a 5G-powered driverless car service that doesn’t actually use autonomous vehicles or require 5G mobile broadband. But Halo still merits a look for its odds of making Las Vegas […]

What Amazon won’t sell, gets destroyed

A recent undercover investigation in an Amazon warehouse in Dunfermline, Scotland, reported the disposal of more than 130,000 “new or lightly used” objects in a single week in just that one location. Public outrage was […]

Meet a TikTok influencer who made home renovation videos her full-time job

TikTok is known for everything from popular dances to short comedy sketches. But during the pandemic, another sort of content went viral. With people stuck at home during lockdown, home renovation projects took on a […]

Not sure what do with Lego? there’s an App for that

The Brickit app, free on iOS, is a promising way to look at your bricks anew. While it was designed by a team of fans rather than The Lego Group, it can do something that […]

Elon Musk wants his Berlin Tesla factory to be covered in graffiti

Berlin is known as one of the graffiti capitals of the world. In an ode to this, Elon Musk wants talented young graffiti artists to help give his Berlin Tesla factory a makeover. Berlin is […]

This digital sculpture functions as a portal between two cities

What if you could visit somewhere without flying? What if you could meet someone face-to-face, without ever leaving your home town? The past 18 months have been isolating. Many of us haven’t seen friends or […]

Maserati unveils new GranTurismo electric vehicle in prototype form

Maserari’s latest sports car, the GranTurismo coupe has just been unveiled in its prototype form. The Italian automaker has been testing numerous prototypes of the vehicle, which will also be the company’s first car available […]

Snapchat and Design Museum create world’s first computer-generated sneaker

Sneaker 0 was named after no humans were used in its design and creation. London’s Design Museum, in collaboration with Snapchat, have come together to create the world’s first entirely computer-generated sneaker. From May 18, […]

All about Mercedes Benz’ new electric vehicle: The EQS

Mercedes Benz is entering the electric vehicle arena with their all-new electric EQS The vehicle will be the flagship of the German automaker’s electric future, and is said to be one of the most luxury […]

This AI-powered backpack is designed to help the visually impaired

For people who are visually impaired, one of the biggest challenges is navigating public spaces. Several tech solutions have emerged in recent years, vying to make the situation more manageable, such as smart glasses to […]

All about Volkswagen’s new ’Hippie Kombi’

Volkswagen says it wants to make autonomous vehicles available to the public in selected cities by the middle of this decade, and the first vehicle to get the autonomous capability will be the upcoming ID. […]

G-Star’s latest collection debuts natural fibres and a fresh take on denim

G-Star RAW continues their innovative and sustainable approach with their latest collection. Head of Menswear design Leo Brancovich and Head of Womenswear design Marly Nijssen bring to life the ’Exclusive by G-Star Raw collection’. This […]

This company wants to make trampoline desks a thing

For many people who suddenly had to switch to remote work, the one-year work-from-home anniversary is coming up fast. A year in, workers are still trying to figure out the best home-office setup. Some of […]

The Untold History of N-95 Mask

It’s hard to think of a symbol of COVID-19 more fraught than the N95 respirator. The mask fits tightly around the face and is capable of filtering 95% of airborne particles, such as viruses, from […]

These batteries generate renewable energy from the ground

In a park on the Spanish island of Ibiza, a prototype for new renewable energy isn’t a huge spinning turbine or a field of solar panels. Instead, it’s partially hidden underground: A biological battery that […]

This AI-powered parking garage encourages the use of public transport

The smart city of the future is materialising in the parking garage of an office building in Munich. With a new test program powered by artificial intelligence, or AI, the parking garage can communicate with […]

See inside one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores

The very best books transport you to another world, and the most magical bookstores help make that a reality. Chinese bookseller Zhongshuge is renowned for its stunning bookstores, and its latest outpost, in Dujiangyan, Sichuan […]

Carol Bouwer Bags partners with artist Esther Mahlangu to celebrate luxury design

In a collaboration that celebrates the heritage of South Africa, Carol Bouwer Bags and national treasure Dr. Esther Mahlangu have come together to unveil 50 custom Carol Bouwer handbags, each featuring the acclaimed artworks of […]

adidas’ new Strung shoe is a piece of art on your feet

Every year, Adidas introduces an experimental new shoe technology dubbed “Futurecraft.” These aren’t just bouncier foams or sneakers loaded with fitness tracking inside. They fundamentally reimagine how performance footwear is made—from creating shoes from ocean plastic, […]

These carbon-negative, ocean-degradable straws and forks are made from greenhouse gases

At a new production facility in California, a 50-foot-tall stainless steel tank is filled with nearly 57 000 litres of salt water, and inside microbes are turning methane—a potent greenhouse gas—into a new material that […]

These running shoes are 100% recyclable

When a new running shoe from the French company Salomon wears out, every single part of it can be reused: The shoe’s upper, itself made from recycled polyester, can be recycled again into new thread […]

This South African-founded development company is converting vacant US hotels into affordable housing

A former Days Inn hotel chain in Branson, United States, sat vacant for eight years. Now, it has been transformed into affordable housing. The Los Angeles-based development company that completed the conversion thinks that this type […]

This sustainable neighbourhood has been designed to manage both climate change and pandemics

About 129 kilometers southwest of Beijing, the Chinese government is planning a new five-million person city as a model of sustainability—powered by clean energy, featuring huge green spaces, and unsullied by many cars. A new […]

Why FACEBOOK wants your Avatar

If you are on Facebook you probably have your own Avatar by now. If not, you will probably have one soon. If you are not familiar with them, they are a cartoon-like version of yourself […]

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