Design

March 30, 2020

This 2,000-Piece All-White Jigsaw Puzzle Will Challenge Even the Most Patient People

If you’ve already completed every jigsaw puzzle you own, perhaps it’s time to start one that’s a little more challenging. Japanese board game manufacturer Beverly has created a plain, all-white puzzle that is sure to test the patience of even the most experienced jigsaw masters. Described as the world’s smallest, “micro” puzzle, the “Pure Hell” design features no image to help you complete it—just 2,000 blank tiles.

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March 26, 2020

3D-Printed Covers Allow Hands-Free Door Opening to Help Slow the Spread of Germs

Whether you’re disinfecting constantly, wearing gloves, or using your clothing as a shield, most of us are aware that door handles are covered in germs that you’ll want to steer clear of. With this in mind, digital fabrication firm Materialise started thinking of ways to make the simple act of opening a door more hygienic. Their 3D-printed door handle is a clever, effective way to help slow the spread of any virus.

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March 25, 2020

Eco-Friendly Toothbrush Lets You Avoid Plastic Waste With Replaceable Bamboo Bristles

The average person replaces their toothbrush every 3-4 months, resulting in around 20-30 billion plastic toothbrushes tossed into landfills each year. To tackle the issue, Mexico City-based design consultancy NOS created a sustainable toothbrush, called Everloop, with a handle that’s actually made of recycled plastic from disposed toothbrushes. Not only that—it also features a clever clipping mechanism that allows you to replace the 100% natural bamboo bristles.

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March 20, 2020

These Succulent-Shaped Soy Candles Look Pretty and Make Your Home Smell Incredible

Struggling to keep your plants alive? Vancouver-based artist Zoe (of Zoet Studio) has an alternative to leafy friends that look great, and smell even better. She creates handmade succulent and flower-shaped soy candles that are so cute, you’ll never want to burn them. Made of pure soy wax, lead-free wicks, phthalate-free fragrance oil, and poured into elegant glasses, each candle is lovingly handcrafted in small batches.

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