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Ferrofluids

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.

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Designer Tokujin Yoshioka creates furniture for Louis Vuitton

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.

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Olivia Lee’s smart furniture

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.

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XPL cream, the new miracle cure for wrinkles?

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.

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Vietnam Goes Green

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.

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“Ooho!” or the end of plastic water bottles

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.

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