Today’s Solutions: June 30, 2022

Design

Pencils collection to increase

Pencils collection to increase color psychology literacy

The impact of color on mood and behavior is a well established fact. Although the science has yet to investigate ancient healing traditions based on color, the interest in color psychology has been growing. The School of Life, an international organization dedicated to helping people develop Read More...

Ikea’s refugee shelters are

Ikea’s refugee shelters are unbeatable

Ikea’s flat-packed refugee shelters—tested in Ethiopia and Iraq—are, according to some design experts, one of the most significant developments in design in the last 10 years. The innovative shelters are made from insulated polymers, create a 17.5-square-metre enclosure, fit up to five Read More...

First Turkish mosque designed

First Turkish mosque designed by a woman

Turkey has more than 82,000 mosques. All except for one have been designed by men. Zeynep Fadillioglu is a 59-year-old interior designer and the brains behind the Şakirin mosque in Istanbul. Fadillioglu payed particular attention to ornamentation in the Şakirin mosque, along with uniformity, Read More...

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Bench raises awareness about bee population decline

Bees of the world are in trouble—their habitats are being endangered by development, and their health is greatly impacted by pesticides. To raise awareness about the declining population of the world’s bees Dutch artist AnneMarie van Splunter has designed the Buzzbench, a bench that doubles as Read More...

IKEA takes strategic approach

IKEA takes strategic approach to green technology

IKEA has announced it will abandon all non-energy efficient lighting by 2015. The Swedish furniture giant has partnered with Scottish lighting company Design LED Products to create the lighting fixtures of the future. IKEA will fund DLP’s production in return for access to their technology. Of Read More...

Redesigned hospital room makes

Redesigned hospital room makes patients heal faster

In hospitals we should expect any help to get better. But the food is terrible and the rooms are even worse. Researchers at The University Medical Center at Princeton spent months thinking, evaluating, and designing a room to make people feel better. The result? It worked—and remarkably well. Read More...

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Products made from a natural resource that grows: Human hair

UK based Studio Swine has started using human hair to make its new product line– ranging from vanities to hair combs. Studio Swine lays the hair into a sustainably sourced pine–based resin that gives the effect of tortoise shell after it is done Read More...

Bread be gone!

Bread be gone!

Ten years ago, the American neurologist David Perlmutter discovered an interesting connection among his patients. He determined that many of his patients with neurological problems also showed symptoms of stomach and -intestinal problems. After he recommended a gluten-free diet to his patients for Read More...