MIT creates reprogrammable ink to make objects change colour

Consumers could change the colour of their cars, shoes, clothes or other belongings at will, using a new light-responsive ink from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dubbed PhotoChromeleon, the “reprogrammable ink” gives... Read more »

Fairphone 3 promises to be “real sustainable alternative” to regular smartphones

Dutch social enterprise Fairphone has released a new version of its “ethical” smartphone that is designed to be easily taken apart for repairs. The Fairphone 3 eschews glue in favour of screws... Read more »

Robin Grasby reveals Altrock furniture collection made from reclaimed marble

Robin Grasby has unveiled a collection of tables made from Altrock, a material created by the industrial designer from marble offcuts suspended in resin. The inaugural furniture collection made from the material was exhibited... Read more »

Audi replaces headlights with drones and seats with hammocks in AI:Trail car

Audi has revealed its AI:Trail concept car – an all-wheel drive with drones for headlights and other features to enhance the passengers’ enjoyment of the outdoors. The concept vehicle, displayed at last week’s... Read more »

Join Dezeen’s drones chat on Twitter with #dezeenchat

Are drones becoming a threat to society? Dezeen’s Tom Ravenscroft and Calum Lindsay will be taking to Twitter on Thursday 3 October at 4pm UK time to discuss the impact of drones... Read more »

Fish scale bioplastic wins UK James Dyson Award for student design

University of Sussex graduate Lucy Hughes used fish waste to create MarinaTex, a compostable alternative to single-use plastic that has won her this year’s UK James Dyson Award. MarinaTex is made from... Read more »

Yuri Suzuki shows the fun side of sound design in seven offbeat projects

There’s a lot more to sound design than special effects, says Yuri Suzuki. The London-based designer talks Dezeen through seven projects that show how he is using design to improve our relationship... Read more »

Top five wallpaper designs revealed in Samsung and Dezeen’s mobile design competition

Dezeen promotion: a vibrant rainforest, a personalised flower made by an algorithm and a screen that changes in social situations are among the finalists in the Samsung Mobile Design Competition wallpaper category,... Read more »

Top five accessory designs revealed in Samsung and Dezeen’s mobile design competition

Dezeen promotion: a stress-busting phone case, a huggable toy and a storage solution for wireless earbuds are among the finalists in the Samsung Mobile Design Competition accessories category, revealed today. Five designs... Read more »

Dezeen Day schedule: see details of all the talks and speakers

Dezeen Day is our international architecture and design conference taking place in London on 30 October. Scroll down for information about speakers, sessions, networking events, the venue and tickets. A limited number... Read more »