Versatile, mutant, and sometimes mistaken for a living organism, ferrofluids are magnetic liquids that become magnetic when a magnetic field is applied to them. Attracted by magnets or electromagnets, like iron, they change their appearance by creating shapes that call to mind mysticism and reverie.
Last April, the Lilium electric jet, created by a Munich-based start-up, carried out its first vertical take-off. It is the first time that the VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) system was operated entirely technologically, without any mechanical operation.
Photographer Manuel Alvarez Diestro immortalized the new place of containers in the urban landscape through his latest series of photos “Boxification”, captured across the ports of various Asian cities.
Louis Vuitton presented several of his new nomad objects, five years after their launch in 2012, at Design Miami in the winter of 2016 and a few weeks ago at the Milan Design Week. Among these new objects is the sculptural “blossom stool” by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka, which incorporates the monogram pattern of Louis Vuitton, an iconic and timeless symbol of the brand.
A vanity table optimised for selfies, a tactile rug to guide your steps while you are immersed in virtual reality… Designer Olivia Lee creates smart furniture adapted to our new technological habits, multiplying life scenarios in colourful scenes full of playfulness.
At a time when the quest for eternal youth is a subject that preoccupies everyone, who has never dreamed of getting rid of their wrinkles with a miracle cure? This is the crazy challenge of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard who developed the XPL cream, which they believe will erase the signs of ageing and act as a second skin as soon as it is applied.
A verdant and purifying haven of serenity in one of Asia’s most polluted cities, that is the challenge taken up by Hung Nguyen, a Vietnamese architect who designs new types of gardens.
Designer Sruli Recht used translucent leather to create his latest collection Apparition, for the brand ECCO. This collection is the result of three years of work between the designer and the brand who have used cowhide leather for the first time to create an entire collection from this amazing and highly visual material.
What if we were to reinvent the way we consume water by swapping our traditional plastic bottles for simple edible, biodegradable bubbles? This was the daring challenge taken up by a trio of engineers who, in 2014, presented “Ooho!”, a new liquid container concept with guaranteed zero waste.
At the heart of the Chilean Andes, the architectural firm Hariri Pontarini has built a temple of the Baha’i religious community composed of nine transparent wings. Designed as an invitation to spiritual communion, the building is a place for serenity and contemplation that also celebrates architectural innovation.