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Grovemade wood desk accessories in maple

Streamlined Wood-and-Leather Desk Accessories

Earthy materials like wood and natural textiles have been popular for making phone cases and even speaker housings. Such materials look wonderfully incongruous next to the glass and polished metal covering sophisticated circuit boards. While producing custom-embossed iPhone cases, bamboo veneers for laptops, and leather notebook covers for clients like Nike, Google, Levi’s, and YouTube, Grovemade has released a line of desk accessories. Available online, from $29.
July 7, 2014
LaMetric notification center display email

LaMetric Smart Display

When you’re surrounded by high-resolution displays, classic pixelation takes on a retro novelty, which is what makes the LaMetric notification display look so good in an office or bedroom. Available for pre-order, $89.
July 7, 2014
Vessyl fitness tracker mug in color shadow

Vessyl Smart Cup Tracks What You're Drinking

As fitness trackers evolve to become more autonomous and easier to use, tracking food consumption remains bound to basic journal entries that are easy to skip. For drinks, there’s now the Vessyl cup, which is embedded with sensors that automatically detect what libation is inside, from an IPA to a yogurt smoothie. Available for pre-order, $99.
July 7, 2014
UC Davis and Honda Smart Home facade

A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home

The University of California, Davis, and automaker Honda team up on a concept that explores energy efficiency and emerging green technology in a residential context.
July 1, 2014
A rendering of the new GE Micro Kitchen concept

Micro Kitchen Concept for Small Urban Dwellings

A new prototype by
June 30, 2014
engineering room

7 Cutting-Edge Furniture Designs

By harnessing the latest high-tech materials and innovations, like 3-D printing and nanotechnology, manufacturers are using science to create forward-thinking design.
June 5, 2014
Barbican Digital Future

Digital Revolution: The Immersive Future of Art and Technology

The Barbican’s massive, genre-bending art and media showcase peers over the digital edge.
May 30, 2014
domestic data streamers

Domestic Data Streamers: Infographics You Can Touch

This Barcelona-based collective turns information into art by democratizing data displays.
May 27, 2014
joris laarman maker chair

Digitally Fabricated Furniture by Dutch Designer Joris Laarman

Dutch designer Joris Laarman's futuristic furniture, on view at Friedman Benda gallery in New York through June 14, 2014, disrupts the traditional manufacturing model: Laarman's designs are digitally fabricated through a variety of methods, among them a robotic 3-D printer created by Laarman's lab. The results of these inventive structural techniques are designs with an otherworldly, highly sculptural effect—evident in pieces like his Maker chair, made from interlocking parts in a process likened to assembling a 3-D puzzle.
May 26, 2014
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