November 8th, 2015

Microsoft’s latest laptop, the Surface Book, doubles as a tablet and can be folded in half for writing or drawing. 

May 23rd, 2015

Bruno is smarter than your average trash can. It has an integrated vacuum that delivers floor sweepings directly into the trash, and it can be opened hands-free. It can also remind you when you’re low on garbage bags or let you know when it’s trash day. 

January 4th, 2015

Purple is a modern take on the locket. It invites you to take a peek at what’s inside, pause from your hectic daily life, and smile.

October 16th, 2014

Fuffr is an iPhone case that turns the empty space around your phone into a useable interface. 

May 1st, 2014

Lunecase is able to harness the electromagnetic energy of the iPhone to show notifications for calls and messages.

November 27th, 2013

Toymail allows you to send a messages to little ones right through their toys. Record a message with the Toymail app and a kid can reply right from their toy. 

November 4th, 2013

This humidifier sits right on your desk and can be screwed on any spare plastic bottle you have lying around.

October 21st, 2013

Gigs 2 Go is a paper-based flash drive. When you need to share files on the go, simply tear off a tab from the pack. Because each USB is inexpensive and made from renewable materials, you can feel comfortable leaving them behind.

The molded enclosure is made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Not only is it renewable, biodegradable, lightweight, and cheap, but it’s also durable enough to ensure that each tab should last for many uses.

October 6th, 2013

The Float Table is a matrix of “magnetized” wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another. The repelling cubes are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel cables.

It’s classical physics applied to modern design. Each handcrafted table is precisely tuned to seem rigid and stable, yet a touch reveals the secret to Float’s dynamic character.

September 14th, 2013

A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it’s often just one part which killed it, we throw everything away since it’s almost impossible to repair or upgrade.

Phonebloks is made of detachable bloks. The bloks are connected to the base which locks everything together into a solid phone. If a blok breaks you can easily replace it; if it’s getting old, you can upgrade it.

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