Gigs 2 Go

Thursday 23rd May

Really lovely idea by American designers Bolt Group. Each tab on this credit card-sized pack can be torn off and used as a USB stick. The GIGS.2.GO pack by Bolt Group is made of recycled paper pulp and contains four tear-off tabs with a USB flash drive in each. The concept was inspired by Bolt Group designers frequently »

Mataerial anti-gravity 3D printer creates instant sculptures

Thursday 23rd May

All images courtesy mataerial In a collaborative research effort between petr novikov, saša jokić from the institute for advanced architecture of catalonia and joris laarman studio, ‘mataerial’, an anti-gravity additive manufacturing process is conceived. the printer allows for creating 3D objects on any given working surface independently of its inclination and smoothness, and without a need of additional support »

'Paper LED torch light'

Thursday 23rd May

Really nice simple idea and great example of paper electronics by japanese designer kazuhiro yamanaka. Made exclusively using a cut-out piece of paper and a battery operated LED, the minimal torch light rolls up to create an ample illumination source. When a user rolls the sheet into a cylindrical form, the slit contained within the parchment extrudes inwards, automatically powering the LED attachment »

Screenprinting Tests with Luma Studio using Bare Paint

Wednesday 22nd May

We have been wanting to play around more with Bare paint for a while and when we met the good folks at Studio Luma last month at one of our Rough Trade workshops it seemed like the perfect opportunity to start a nice potential collaboration. Yesterday morning Andrew and I went over to their Studio to do the first round of initial tests and see »

SOUND BULBS by Dominic Wilcox

Wednesday 22nd May

Great new project by Dominic Wilcox  titled Sound Bulbs that combine a light bulb connector with music players so that it’s possible to screw in your music player into any light bulb socket. The idea came form an invitation to take part in an exhibition during Clerkenwell Design Week called Design Exquis. The idea of the exhibition was »

The Next Frontier For 3-D Printing: Helping The Disabled

Monday 20th May

A BRITISH NONPROFIT AND SEVERAL BUSINESSES ARE USING 3-D PRINTERS TO CREATE QUALITY PRODUCTS THAT HELP PEOPLE LIVE MORE INDEPENDENTLY People with disabilities are too often stuck buying expensive gadgets to improve their daily lives. Worse, those gadgets may be poorly designed and fabricated. For Enabled By Design, a nonprofit specializing in “good design [that] can »

Do Book Company

Wednesday 15th May

“The idea is a simple one,” says Do Lectures founder David Hieatt, “people who do things can inspire the rest of us to go and do things too.” This is the premise of the small yet mighty Ideas Conference, held annually on eco-tour-worthy farms in West Wales and California. Now it is also the mantra for a new arm of »

Atari Breakout via Google Image Search

Tuesday 14th May

Google is commemorating the 37th birthday of classic Atari game Breakout in the best possible way: It turned Google Image Search into a version of the game. To launch the Easter egg, you simply need to type “atari breakout” into Google Image Search, and hit enter. The search results will show up, but they’ll be organized into a »

11 Of The World’s Hottest Bikes

Monday 13th May

A NEW BOOK PROFILES THE BIKE MAKERS WHO ARE CREATING SOME OF THE MOST DROOL-INDUCING AND INNOVATIVE RIDES AROUND. We love bikes here at TWSU HQ and now an awesome new book has just launched by Velo profiling some of the nicest and innovative bikes around! Enjoy!! New York City’s soon-to-be-launched bike-sharing program has met »

What Most Schools Don't Teach

Monday 13th May

This video by is talking about the “superpower” that isn’t being taught in in 90% of US schools and the same applies here in the UK.

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