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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Design

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9 cool innovations that should become part of everyday life
The future is *almost* here.
Nice buildings put up in Dublin in the past 25 years? Why, yes, there are
Giant undertaking charts over 150 buildings that showcase excellent architecture in the capital since 1990.
Spectacular saunas that make us want to take our clothes off
Stunning curves, letting it all hang out – some of the features that makes these architectural gems shine.
Flying could be about to get way more comfortable
Even in economy.
Here's an idea, let's stick a glass house on the side of a cliff
That’s pretty much what an Australian design company has thought up.
Gallery: These 20 amazing designs are up for the World Building of the Year award
Turkey, Japan, Iran, Korean, the UK and Australia are all represented.
Someone's come up with a fix for the 'brown bin' smell
Entrepreneurs will stock product in Dunnes Stores – but reckon it will be a hit export too.
This is what ESB's modern Fitzwilliam St headquarters could look like
The ESB said the new complex will bring back the ‘essence of the street’ while creating a dynamic office space.
The new National Maternity Hospital will open in 2019 - and here's who's designing it
It is expected that construction work will commence in 2016 and the hospital will be complete in 2019.
Samsung replaces its head of mobile design amid Galaxy S5 criticism
Chang Dong-hoon will continue to lead Samsung’s design centre which is responsible for the company’s overall design strategy.
Column: 3D printing raises huge opportunities and challenges for society
Various industries – including motor, aerospace, fashion and toy manufacturing – are embracing 3D printing and pushing boundaries. But what potential challenges might lie ahead for this astonishing technology?
Airbnb's swanky Dublin offices designed to look like Irish pub
Coffee? Water? Pint?
Why are there disco balls appearing on Dublin road signs?
It’s not because the Gardaí want you to yield for errant partygoers.
These 11 designs could be the condoms of the future
Bill Gates asked for it and these designers delivered.
Open Letter: Dear Union of Students in Ireland, please stop belittling our profession
The USI’s proposal for the Irish Water logo shows how it values the design profession in Ireland – and represents a race to the bottom philosophy that undercuts true worth of creative work, write students Emma Grattan and Derek Doyle.
These are the best Snapchat selfies you're ever likely to see
Us mere mortals can only dream of having such skills.
Byrne: Help people in Irish hospitals die with dignity
The Hollywood star was speaking at the launch of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Design and Dignity Fund in the USA.
Radical overhaul of Dublin City to be presented to council next week
The plan calls for much less traffic and better walking and cycling links from the Phoenix Park to Poolbeg.
NCAD wants Dublin 8 acknowledged as 'leading cultural and creative quarter'
The college’s head of design said today that the area’s role in the country’s creative economy must be officially recognised.
Column: Design in an age of austerity – why we need to stimulate the creative economy
Despite Ireland having produced world-class designers though the years, ‘design’ as a concept is often undervalued and misunderstood. It’s time for that to change, writes Professor Alex Milton.
Hundreds of mini-robot cleaners could clean your house in a jiffy
Award-winning idea came after designer observed the movements of swarms of bees pollinating flowers.
‘Blobitecture’ is the latest trend in building design
Free-flowing form or Mr Blobby buildings?
Student makes inventive use of a school bus to take a holiday
Why didn’t we think of that?
The most misguided iPhone covers ever devised by humanity
Phones with boobs? It seemed like a good idea at the time.
This is what the throne from Game of Thrones should actually look like
HBO didn’t get it quite right. Stinger.
Tech firms should be trying to please women - Microsoft researcher
Men design for other men, he argues – like the vibrate setting on a phone.
11 amazing new feats of architecture
Restaurants teetering on the edge, pop-up libraries, stunning skyscrapers – some of the winning designs in Architizer’s A+ contest.
Here's how much the world's most iconic logos cost companies to design them
Some of the biggest companies in the world spend hundreds of millions of dollars on their logo – while others spent nothing.
8 bottle-shaped canvases that will catch your eye
Happy? Destructive? Miami Vice? Say what you see…
Irish designer selected to display work at David Bowie exhibition
Designer Aiden Grenelle will display a typographic screen-print at the The ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition, which has become fastest-selling showcase in the history of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
After watching this really cool video, we want to play Tron Hockey too
And here’s me playing hurling in my Tron costume, like a complete eejit!
Inventions wanted: Digital Irish dancing shoes, 'keepy uppy' counter
Some of Ireland’s brightest technical, design and artistic minds are coming together in Dublin to brainstorm solutions for unusual requests.
Column: We need new ideas to solve the flag issue in Belfast
Innovative ideas are needed to solve the crisis in the North, writes Steve Wrenn, who says we need to think outside the box and compromise.
Dutch architect to build house with 3D printer
The 12,000 sq ft ‘house’ would take around 18 months to build (and you might even be able to build it on the moon).
Increase in demand for Irish-made products this Christmas
Stores and websites are reporting a strong interest in Irish craft and design products with craftspeople lowering their prices in response to the recession.
Check out this life-size Mousetrap game
Gigantic fun and games at New York engineering and inventor festival.
If only humans had the legs of grasshoppers...
…they would be twice as strong, say Trinity College Dublin researchers.
In pictures: Check out Facebook's new Frank Gehry-designed offices
The social network is paving the way for a major staff expansion.
Jurors begin deliberations in Apple/Samsung patent trial
Each company is accusing the other of stealing design technology. Take a look back at the legal row here…
Here's what the world's most expensive one-bedroom apartment looks like
Got a spare €18.6 million? Not a fan of having to share that with a lot of people? This may be the place for you.