Dec 31, 2008No Comments

Color-changing textiles Fabcell is a chameleonlike fabric that changes color when conducting an electric charge. Developed by Dr. Akira Wakita’s Information Design Laboratory at Keio

Chronos Chromos Concrete

Dec 19, 2008No Comments

Dynamic information display within concrete surfaces Chris Glaister, Afshin Mehin, and Tomas Rosen developed Chronos Chromos Concrete in order to animate a ubiquitous material. Intrigued

IQ Glass

Oct 21, 2008No Comments

Radiant-heating glass Spaces clad primarily in glass are often poorly insulated and uncomfortably cold during winter months. Condensation is also a problem when single-pane glass

Light Clip

Oct 07, 2008No Comments

Photoluminescent safety-light fixture Light Clip is an escape-route indicator that attaches directly to fluorescent bulbs or tube lights as well as their fixtures. Unlike traditional


Sep 29, 2008No Comments

Smart facade for dynamic light transmittance and information display Developed by Sachin Anshuman of Orangevoid, PixelSkin01 is an intelligent cladding system intended to bring information

Square Eclipse

Jul 18, 2008No Comments

Light-additive color system Square Eclipse is an additive-color light fixture that uses twenty-four microcontrolled tricolor light-emitting diodes (LEDs) carefully positioned behind the unit to create

Fiber Optic Rug

Jul 03, 2008No Comments

Hand-tufted wool rug with fiber optics Influenced by an apprenticeship in Japan, designer Jody Harrow developed Groundplans, a floor-covering collection consisting of hand-tufted wool rugs

Wearable Synthesis

May 31, 2008No Comments

Communicative clothing system Researchers at Keio University’s Information Design Laboratory developed clothing designed to signal changing individual conditions. Their conceptual model was based on the

Luminescent Gravel

Feb 17, 2008No Comments

Luminescent-gravel safety flooring S. Lövenstein BV integrates luminescent particles within gravel floors in order to enhance the emergency-exit signage within a building. The particles can


Feb 13, 2008No Comments

Window frame that transforms into a balcony Bloomframe is a window frame that can be transformed into a balcony. Designed by Amsterdam-based Hofman Dujardin Architects,