April 9, 2013
General Design, Innovators & Creators, Product Innovation, Prototyping
When it is broken down to what it actually costs to product coins from the US mint, it is ridiculous.
Considering no company would sell a product for $100 that costs $240 to manufacture, why are coins still being produced in the same fashion?
Among other things, this article suggests removing the inner core of each coin (in the fashion of a donut), sacrificing the portraits and sparing $58 million a year in production.
April 4, 2013
General Design, Industrial Design
This pre-fab outdoor building is the work of 608 Design and BLDG Workshop, who specialize in industrial design and fabrication.
The transparent walls and simple construction are beautifully married to make this ideal retreat for any city backyard or rural property.
April 2, 2013
Innovators & Creators, Product Design, Product Innovation
This is the answer to having to either destroy compromising notes wherever you travel, or creating confetti everywhere you go.
This hand cranked shredder is a battery-free answer to shredding, but only for small amounts at a time.
Choose to grind away stacks and stacks of paper, and this is becomes a workout machine.
March 28, 2013
The theme nowadays is to rid people of bottles. Two prime examples are Vapur- a BPA free pouch with built-in clip, and Soda Stream- the home C02 station with Keurig style Soda Caps.
The argument is, if you can choose to reuse and refill, why not?
March 26, 2013
To some there may be nothing as dull as reading the periodic table of elements, so here is a visual guide to bring the elements to life!
A website ( http://d.hatena.ne.jp/doublet/ ) has been created to show the elements in all of their beauty because, for most, they are only known by their location on the periodic table – or from their correct spelling through spell-check. Enjoy!