Apple reportedly solved the biggest challenge facing the iPhone 8

May 27, 2017

… “invisible infrared image sensors” to boost the performance of its high-pixel camera and enable new AR applications. We’ve heard about this before, too the IR sensors might be used for a new way to unlock the phone via facial recognition, along with more fun applications for games and tricked-out AR selfies. The iPhone 8’s screen size could get a boost from more than just the removal of the physical home button and the edge-to-edge design. EDN‘s sources echoed …


Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging – BBC News

May 18, 2017

A $2m prize for inventors to devise products that are practical and easily recycled will be launched by Prince Charles in London later. Simon Ellin, CEO of the UK Recycling Association, welcomed the competition, adding: “Improvements are desperately needed in product design.” Simon Ellin’s worst recycling offenders: Pringles (and products with similar packaging): “Number One recycling villain. These things are a… nightmare. Impossible to separate the …


You have the power to make this ‘Gilmore Girls’ lego set a reality. Use it.

May 14, 2017

… now the Gilmore Girls set is just an idea. The company allows adorkable fans to submit original ideas for new Lego sets and one glorious human,Rainer Zufall, is to thank for blessing the world with this vision of Lego Lorelai. At the end of April, Zufall submitted his collection design, which features a completely furnished Luke’s Diner right down to the beloved “No Cell Phones” sign along with six of our favorite Stars Hollow characters. Image: RAINER ZUFALL/LEGO IDEAS It …


Snapchat may soon release sticker packs, starting with Hello Kitty

May 13, 2017

… the snap reads: “First partnered stickers alert!!” Image: snap screenshot/gabe lehrman Apparently Snapchat is testing more virtual stickers that aren’t by their own design or copied from someone else’s, as this story from The Ringer exposed. It’s unclear if it’s an ad unit and money is changing hands in the process, but Snap could, for sure, use some more money after a disappointing first-ever earnings report this week. Snap declined to disclose whether …


Crafting Tokyo cool: Why celebrities love this jewelry design duo

May 9, 2017

(CNN)They’ve collaborated with Kanye West on jewelery design and pop icons such as Rihanna, Beyonce and Lady Gaga have worn their accessories. But designers Verbal and Yoon — co-founders of the Tokyo-based luxury brand AMBUSH — created their game-changing accessories label almost by chance. “The first necklace was just for fun,” Verbal says. …


This quirky new clothing startup is run by at-risk youth in Portland

May 4, 2017

dfrntpigeon is giving at-risk youth in Portland the chance to get creative and learn design skills.Image: Courtesy of dfrntpigeon A new streetwear brand is focused on making apparel with a purpose, helping at-risk youth not only rise, but take flight. The company, called dfrntpigeon, is giving marginalized youth in Portland, Oregon, the chance to design t-shirts that reflect their lives and experiences. The brand’s first line of shirtsis called the Identity Collection, featuring …


People in China think this stylish great-grandma looks like the Queen

April 29, 2017

Zheng Suzhen is an 85-year-old grandmother from China who has a thing or two to teach about style to the younger generations. SEE ALSO: Retro hipster style meets functional design in this old-timey keyboard Her great-grandson-in-law Ding Guoliang, who is a professional photographer, posted a few snaps of the woman on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter: Image: Jesse Xiao Ye/weibo Remind you of anyone? Yup, our beloved Queen: Image: Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock The pictures were …


HuffPost shows off its slick new look

April 27, 2017

… its biggest move since the exit of cofounder and namesake Arianna Huffington. And about that namesake role. The media company will now call itself HuffPost, and it’s got a new logo and website to go along with the new name. The new website keeps the classic “splash” homepage and three-column setup, but cleans up the top. It looks more like a modern website as opposed to the older design that Polgreen notes was part of the site’s original homage to the newspapers it was …


Alila Fort Bishangarh: India’s most exciting new luxury hotel

April 24, 2017

… also introduced new elements, including a driveway that zigs up the hillside, a second wing for additional guest rooms, and larger windows to facilitate natural ventilation. Simple design Polished anew, the powerful edifice rises from the hilltop. Aside from its turrets and windows and the red-ochre color — “gerua” to be exact — the hotel facade appears unornamented. “Simplicity is the end, and not the beginning, of design,” says Khandelwal. “We …


This rainbow font lets you raise the LGBTQ pride flag with every letter you type

April 22, 2017

… rainbow version of the typeface unapologetically invokes LGBTQ pride, but “Gilbert” is also available for download in black, creating a sleeker and more understated look. Image: Type With pride The technicolor font was created through a partnership called Type With Pride, spearheaded by media and arts organization NewFest, NYC Pride, Ogilvy & Mather’s design agency, and font creation platform Fontself. The organizations decided to memorialize Baker in a typeface …


These rising architectural stars could change India’s skylines forever

April 17, 2017

(CNN)“India is the place to be,” said Amit Gupta, architect and co-founder of Indian design firm Studio Symbiosis. And for the rising Indian architectural star, this certainly seems to be true. Though the design firm — founded by Gupta and his wife, Britta Knobel Gupta — is only seven years old, it is already looking to shape cities and skylines throughout the South Asian nation. Replay More …


10 online classes in 10 different fields to help you figure out your career path

April 11, 2017

… potential career path, you might want to swap Hulu for online classes.To help you find the right niche, weve compiled 10 cheap (or free!) introduction courses for 10 different industries. Ones bound to catch your eye (and maybe even boost your resume) along the way. 1. Product design: Product design Course, ALISON Image: THE MUSE According to ALISON, Product design is the process whereby product designers conceptualize and evaluate ideas before turning them into products ready to be sold …


The Surface Pro 5 could be yet another boring refresh

April 8, 2017

… could be the first details for the Surface Pro 5. SEE ALSO: Woah, Microsoft just beat Apple in tablet satisfaction Citing an insider source who’s reportedly seen the Surface Pro 5, Thurrott says the the new device might not be a major revamp and could be more like a “Surface Pro 4.5”. That could mean any number of things, from a design that looks the same (or very similar) to the Surface Pro 4, to minor upgrades in performance. Sounds like Surface Pro 4.5. Paul Thurrott …