Seymourpowell’s Atmosphère devices diffuse cosmetics at the user

London studio Seymourpowell has designed concepts for a wearable collar and chaise longue powered by AI, which use atomised cosmetic products to protect city-dwellers from harmful pollutants. The wearable collar and chaise... Read more »

Enis Akiev makes marbled tiles from post-consumer plastic waste

Kazakhstani designer Enis Akiev has developed a method for turning single-use plastic packaging into tiles, by emulating the organic process of rock formation. Metamorphic rocks such as marble develop their flowing, irregular... Read more »

UK student’s fish-waste bioplastic MarinaTex wins 2019 James Dyson Award top prize

An easily biodegradable material that could be “part of a global answer” to single-use plastic pollution has won its inventor, British designer Lucy Hughes, the international James Dyson Award. Hughes’ MarinaTex bioplastic... Read more »

The original flip phone returns as Motorola updates Razr with foldable display

Motorola has thrown its hat into the folding smartphone ring with a revamped version of its Razr flip phone that was first launched 15 years go. The new model of the same... Read more »

Seek app lets users identify plant and animal species in real time

Kids can identify plants, flowers, insects and wildlife while tracking biodiversity in their area, using the augmented-reality app Seek by iNaturalist and the WWF. Described as “like Pokémon Go for nature”, Seek... Read more »

Spira countertop bioreactor allows users to grow their own algae for food

Individuals could cut their greenhouse-gas emissions by replacing meals with algae grown at home using the countertop Spira device by recent design graduate Rob Russell. Spira is a photobioreactor, which means it... Read more »

Garden of Galaxy personalised flower wins the Samsung Mobile Design Competition wallpaper category

Dezeen promotion: a personalised flower generated by an algorithm has won the wallpaper category in the Samsung Mobile Design Competition. Created by Finnish designer Kalle Järvenpää and titled Garden of Galaxy, the... Read more »

Hyperstealth Biotechnology’s “invisibility cloak” can conceal entire buildings

Canadian camouflage company Hyperstealth Biotechnology has patented the technology behind a material that bends light to make people and objects near invisible to the naked eye. The material, called Quantum Stealth, is... Read more »

Facebook rebrands to “create visual distinction” between company and social app

Facebook has launched a new branding for its subsidiary companies, which comprises an all-capital typeface that changes colour depending on the service offered. Facebook will use the new branding on the services it... Read more »

Star of Galaxy robotic stand wins the mobile accessories category in Samsung’s design competition

Dezeen promotion: a robotic stand that turns a Samsung Galaxy device into a collaborative smart assistant has taken the top prize in the accessories category of the Samsung Mobile Design Competition. Named... Read more »