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Off-the-Grid Toilets for Developing Countries

Off-the-Grid Toilets for Developing Countries

These solar-powered sanitation systems – championed by Bill and Melinda Gates’s Reinvent the Toilet Challenge – promise to solve one of the greatest dilemmas for infrastructure-challenged regions such as India.

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Spooky Skulls Through Design History

Spooky Skulls Through Design History

Ghoulish reminder of death, meet edgy pillowcase. In time for Halloween, we trace the skull’s journey from memento mori to Alexander McQueen clutches and Studio Job wallpaper.

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3 days ago

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10 Amazing Art Pieces to Check Out in Toronto

10 Amazing Art Pieces to Check Out in Toronto

With two contemporary art fairs – Art Toronto and Feature – open to the public this weekend, the city is saturated with great art for viewing and buying. Here’s what we saw and loved.

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6 days ago

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Moroso Makes a Table for Marina Abramović

Moroso Makes a Table for Marina Abramović

Daniel Libeskind’s limited edition table-and-chair for the Italian brand is inspired by Counting the Rice, Marina Abramović’s endurance performance project where participants sort grains of rice from lentils for six hours straight.

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9 days ago

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Capturing an Urban Soundscape in England

Capturing an Urban Soundscape in England

In NewcastleGateshead, artist Dominic Wilcox has installed his Binaudios so listeners can hear the sounds of the city – present and past.

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10 days ago

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Greenbuild Gives Back to New Orleans

Greenbuild Gives Back to New Orleans

Taking place next week in the Big Easy, the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will feature world-renowned speakers, exhibitor booths powered by renewable energy, and a Make It Right home built on the premises and delivered to a family in need.

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14 days ago

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Designs For the Near Future: Better Healthcare

Designs For the Near Future: Better Healthcare

Azure explores new and upcoming innovations that will make a positive difference on every scale, from the individual to the city. Here, we look at NXT Health’s hospital room for the future.

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14 days ago

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Designs For the Near Future: Cleaner Cities

Designs For the Near Future: Cleaner Cities

Azure explores new and upcoming innovations that will make a positive difference on every scale, from the individual to the city. Here, we look at Studio Roosegaarde’s smog vacuums for cleaning polluted urban centres.

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15 days ago

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Five Seminars To Check Out at IIDEXCanada

Five Seminars To Check Out at IIDEXCanada

IIDEXCanada, taking place in Toronto this December, has just announced its 50 seminars. Here are five exciting talks – on topics as varied as the neuroscience of design to 3-D printing and the branding of cities – we are looking forward to.

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16 days ago

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Designs For the Near Future: Higher Technology

Designs For the Near Future: Higher Technology

Azure explores new and upcoming innovations that will make a positive difference on every scale, from the individual to the city. Here, we look at Imogen Heap’s musical gloves and Google Lens – for keeping an eye on diabetes.

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16 days ago

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