‘Bullying’ Apple…

When Natalie Monson started her food blog 11 years ago, she didn’t expect to end up embroiled in a fight with the world’s most valuable company. But the US small business owner is now battling Apple for the right to… Read More ›

The BlackTea

It was developed by a startup out of Munich, Germany, and it embodies the classic spirit and design of a ’70s Scrambler motorcycle. But instead of spewing hydrocarbon exhaust, it spews electrons instead. (Or more accurately, cycles electrons rapidly through… Read More ›

Everything is a cake

Tortik Annushka’s fondant-wrapped desserts more closely resemble luxurious, edible artworks than the buttercream sheet cakes available from grocery bakeries. Based in Moscow, the confectionary designs lavish pastries that mimic a tub of ice cream, asymmetric sculptures, and famous paintings. Each… Read More ›

A One Dollar Coin

Hand-cut and engraved from the center of the coin, Booteen’s incredibly intricate design features a metal armor glove with decorative, hand-engraved details. The glove is holding onto a sword that seems to be plunged into the side of the coin…. Read More ›

The Long Road to The Porsche 911

At the time, Porsche was a company without designers. The self-confident engineers considered it superficial and something of a luxury to think about design. The first Porsche, the 356, was a functionalist manifesto. The first prestigious Porsche salesroom on Park… Read More ›

Model homes

A man in lockdown has “found a niche” making detailed scale models of real houses. Lee Robinson, of Kirkburton, near Huddersfield, started making the models in March after being furloughed. The 1:76 replica of life-size houses can take him up… Read More ›

Pac-Man | Design Icons

While a nascent games industry was laser focused on emulating the success of Taito’s Space Invaders, one designer tried to make something completely different – and ended up creating our second design icon: Pac-Man. Brilliant.