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Lego launches first LGBTQIA+ set for Pride month

Lego launches first LGBTQIA+ set for Pride month

The Danish toymaker Lego has released a new LGBTQIA+ set, ‘Everyone is Awesome’, to celebrate Pride Month. Lego’s new LGTQIA+ set, ‘Everyone is Awesome,’ was designed by Matthew Ashton, who initially started the project purely for himself. ‘I’d moved offices,’ Ashton explains, and wanted to ‘make the space feel like home...

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German design student creates wind powered street light

German design student creates wind powered street light

In a bid to reduce the ecological footprint of modern street lighting, German design student Tobias Trubenabacher has developed an ingenious wind powered alternative called PAPILIO. When it comes to major cities today, implementing widescale sustainability initiatives is definitely a tricky task, but that shouldn’t deter us from innovating and...

eBay becomes first mainstream ecommerce site to jump on NFTs

eBay becomes first mainstream ecommerce site to jump on NFTs

Previously exclusive to crypto native marketplaces, NFTs could already be on the verge of exploding into mainstream ecommerce – with eBay at the helm. If you thought the frenzy of NFT trading would be a short-lived fad, it goes to show you really don’t know the internet all that well. This newfound mode of digital commoditisation continues to be applied to quite literally anything. Whether we’re talking an eight-bit gif of...

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Solar Mountain to bring renewable energy to Burning Man

Solar Mountain to bring renewable energy to Burning Man

NUDES, a collaborative design office in Mumbai comprised of architects, designers, and builders, has unveiled plans for an ambitious solar installation to bring renewable energy to off-grid communities in the Nevada desert. After going digital in 2020, Burning Man festival could be set to return a more eco-conscious event than ever before thanks to a renewable energy installation in the Nevada desert. Anyone who follows Burning Man will know that organisers...

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Henry Glogau’s ‘portable solar distiller’ wins the Lexus Design Award 2021

Henry Glogau’s ‘portable solar distiller’ wins the Lexus Design Award 2021

The Lexus Design Award 2021 was all about invention for the good of humanity, and New Zealand born architecture graduate Henry Glogau took first prize for his solar powered water distiller. Since its inauguration in 2013, the Lexus Design Awards have always been shaped by the company principles of ‘anticipate, innovate, and captivate’, and the 2021 winner has ticked all the boxes with his first major undertaking. In case this is...

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Exclusive – Talking social media success and online art with Paperboyo

Exclusive – Talking social media success and online art with Paperboyo

Rich McCor has amassed a huge Instagram following for his unique blend of paper crafting and architectural photography. We spoke to him about creating a successful brand, learning as you go, and grinding to get to where he is today. You may already be familiar with Rich McCor’s work, which combines landscape and architectural photography with original paper crafting. Better known as ‘Paperboyo’, McCor has managed to gain a sizeable...

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