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Made in the Future
Hardcore sci-fi writers, NASA researchers and even government policymakers are tasked with dreaming up the next century's goals for mankind, but cult design consulting firm IDEO wanted to explore a "not-so-distant" future from a designer's perspective...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: NYC Taxi of Tomorrow
Fulfilling a lifelong dream, we recently hit the streets in a brand new NYC Taxi from Nissan. While getting angry looks from disgruntled potential passengers as we flew by (with our available light on) we had a great time checking out all the new...
DESIGN
Heineken Future Bottle Design Challenge 2013: Remix Our Future
Advertorial content: After the success of last year's inaugural bottle redesign challenge—which saw over 30,000 entries from more than 140 countries—Heineken today launches its second annual global bottle design competition. This year...
DESIGN
Yes Future!
The thematic exhibition "Yes Future!" at this season's Maison et Objet show in Paris unveiled visionary novelties, and while browsing the show, it was obvious that environmental concern is currently one of the major motors of design. These five examples...
CULTURE
Mind the Future
If you've ever wondered about how machines become emotional, if you're curious about the rise of monocultures or if you were unaware that mounting transparency beckons the end of secrecy, Mind the Future is your guide to the 60 most important long...
DESIGN
Design Voices
In the new e-book "Design Voices," Dutch designer Maarten Baas points out that 20 years ago, "designing was quite anonymous as a profession." Now, not only has the importance of design become more visible outside of the creative industries, but...
CULTURE
Design Futures
Textile and design expert Bradley Quinn secures his place among authors on the pulse of technology and design with his new book, "Design Futures." The 240-page road map about design's immediate future, edifies communities from architects to budding...
DESIGN
Boom
What began as an innovative project for LGBT retirees seeking refuge from cookie-cutter approaches to conventional retirement has evolved into something much more ambitious. More than 100 acres in the Mojave Desert will soon be the site of a $250...
DESIGN
Transport
Designer Marc Newson's prolific body of work spans everyday objects to total luxury, all executed with the utmost attention to detail, form and function. The latest exhibit dedicated to his output focuses on designs related to mobility and human...
DESIGN
Green Concept Cars by The Royal College Of Arts
Design with no regard to plausibility is always fascinating, especially when applied to the sense of fantasy and freedom inspired by cars. But what happens when you introduce a limiting (and very real) factor to the project? Featured in Wired, the...
CULTURE
The Future Network: The Magazine
There's something refreshingly compelling about The Future Laboratory's latest publication, simply titled The. A "younger sibling" to their house publication Viewpoints, the quarterly is a straightforward look (read: no cheesy color...
DESIGN
NASA Create the Future Design Contest
Roads that produce electricity from the kinetic energy of cars, DNA-scanning ballot boxes to wipe out voter fraud, superbly energy-efficient houses (pictured right) to stave off the impending energy crisis... these are some of the entries vying for...
TECH
Stratocruiser
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a blimp...no, it's the gorgeous, futuristic-looking Stratocrusier, currently in concept form by Tino Schaedler and Michael J. Brown. Calling it a "lifestyle zeppelin," the duo designed the...
TECH
2007 Tokyo Motor Show
The 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007 will be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City from 26 October-11 November. In preparation, the big Japanese automakers have begun rolling out some of their futuristic concept cars. If it's any indication of what...
TECH
Wired NextFest 2007
From ideas that ran from the creepy (like regenerated body parts including bladders) to conceptually fascinating (like a harp with strings made from lasers and a Lifestraw that kills sinister infectious organisms in water upon contact), over 160 exhibitors...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Wired NEXTFEST
New York recently played host to Wired Magazine's third annual NEXTFEST. The celebration of innovation is a World's Fair of sorts and brings together artists and inventors from around the world to display and discuss their work. For our latest CH...
DESIGN
The Aphrodite Project: Platforms
We spotted The Aphrodite Project at NextFest last night. Designed to help “sex workers protect themselves,” these Get Smart x Batman (Batgirl?) shoes bring hi tech muscle to the hustle. Designed both for improved marketing—the shoes...
TECH
Ted Talks: Jeff Han
Since June, Ted Talks, the series of video and audio podcasts produced by the annual invite-only conference called Ted, has been wowing audiences with heady doses of architecture, politics, and philosophy that are neatly packaged into short, digestible...
CULTURE
Royal College of Art Summer Show 2006
Having spent weeks talking to students and looking at the annual Royal College of Art degree show, Exhibit-K, a London-based art tour service, came up with five hot design picks exclusively for Cool Hunting. Doodle Dudes Andrew Haythornthwaite...
TECH
ITP Spring Show 2006
Each ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program) expo seems bigger, crazier, and more well-produced than the next. Last week's show was no exception with projects like the De-Painter, a machine that uses viewers' movements to generate paintings...
DESIGN
Disturbance at the Great Eastern Hotel
The future starts in London this weekend, with Disturbance at the Great Eastern Hotel. It's a showcase for fourteen design students from the Royal College of Art, and includes new product ideas scattered around the hotel that are meant to provoke...
TECH
Game Set and Match II
As a follow up to the original GameSetandMatch Conference held in November of 2001, Game Set and Match II provides a fascinating, kaleidoscopic view of the most recent developments in the digital design domain. Through a series of essays stemming...
DESIGN
Fabrican
“It is what it says, simply, fabric in a can,” states Fabrican's no-nonsense website. The London-based company has developed spray-on cotton fabric. While initially it's quite thin, you can spray on more coats making it thicker...
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