Apple launches credit card touting privacy and security

Apple credit card Goldman Sachs numberless credit card

Apple has made its first foray into financial services with a numberless credit card that CEO Tim Cook calls the most significant change to card payments in 50 years. Read more

Bontrager’s WaveCel bike helmet promises to radically reduce head injury

Bontrager's WaveCel bike helmet

US bike brand Bontrager has launched an improved bicycle helmet that they say is 48 times more likely to prevent concussion than standard foam versions. Read more

10 young designers to watch from Collectible 2019

10 young designers to watch from Collectible 2019

Young designers were among the standout exhibitors at the second edition of Collectible, the Brussels fair dedicated to contemporary collectible design. Dezeen’s Anna Winston selects her highlights. Read more

Seymourpowell’s Élever make-up printer replicates looks straight from the internet

Seymourpowell Élever make-up printer

Make-up looks seen online could be downloaded and printed directly onto the face, using a gadget concept imagined by UK studio Seymourpowell. Read more

Japanese cherry blossoms inform Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch design

Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch Tokujin Yoshioka aluminium

The 2020 Olympic torch has been unveiled ahead of next year’s Games in Tokyo, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka to resemble the cherry blossom flower. Read more

Frida Escobedo designs trio of hand-carved obsidian drinking vessels

Frida Escobedo drinking vessels

Architect Frida Escobedo has based this collection of drinking vessels made for tequila brand Maestro Dobel on the rich materials and textures found in the Mexican landscape. Read more

Grohe unveils duo of 3D metal-printed taps

3D printed taps by Grohe

Dezeen promotion: German bathroom and kitchen manufacturer Grohe has used 3D printing to reimagine two of its popular tap styles. Read more

Hormone kit helps fathers to “chestfeed” their babies

Marie-Claire Springham Hormone kit helps fathers to "chestfeed" their babies

Central Saint Martins product design graduate Marie-Claire Springham has invented a hormone kit that enables fathers to lactate so that they can share breastfeeding duties. Read more

Shaina Garfield redesigns death with sustainable coffin

Shaina Garfield Leaves sustainable coffin

New York designer Shaina Garfield has created an eco-friendly coffin that uses fungus to biodegrade the body so that it decomposes quickly and fertilises the surrounding soil. Read more

Vivo eliminates all ports on unibody Apex 2019 smartphone

Vivo eliminates all plugs in unibody Apex 2019 smartphone

Buttons, ports and speaker grills are absent from Vivo’s Apex 2019 concept phone, which is wrapped in a single piece of glass. Read more

Garçon Wines create flat bottle case that’s greener to ship

10 Flat Bottle Case Garcon Wines flat pack

British company Garçon Wines has come up with a new way to package wine that cuts back on the costs and carbon emissions of transport. Read more

Nokia 9 PureView smartphone is the first to take photos with five cameras

Nokia 9 PureView smartphone is the first to take photos with five cameras

The latest Nokia smartphone features five rear cameras, in a move meant to entice photography enthusiasts who want to do advanced editing. Read more

Kegg Kegel ball promises more accurate fertility tracking

Kegg Kegel ball promises more accurate fertility tracking

Personal fertility tracking is set to get more sophisticated with the arrival of Kegg, the first wearable device to measure cervical mucus. Read more

IKEA Kåma Sutra manual offers more satisfaction in the bedroom

IKEA Kåma Sutra manual offers more satisfaction in the bedroom

IKEA has devised the “ultimate guide to bedroom satisfaction” with its own playful version of the Kåma Sutra, which proposes bedroom layouts including Lotus Flower and Doggy Style. Read more

China plans solar power station in space

China space solar power station

China is planning to build the world’s first solar power station in space to provide “inexhaustible clean energy”, according to reports. Read more

RCA designers transform toxic industrial waste into ceramic tableware

Red mud residue ceramics From Wasteland to Living Room

Four designers from London’s Royal College of Art have recycled the toxic red mud residue from aluminium production to make a series of terracotta-hued cups, bowls and teapots. Read more

Mad Lab creates wooden vessels that resemble miniature buildings

Utopia by Mad Lab

The wooden decorative objects in this collection by Madrid-based studio Mad Lab form a set of a scaled-down “buildings” with arched details. Read more

Gomi portable speakers are made from non-recyclable plastic waste

Gomi recycled plastic speaker

Brighton-based design studio Gomi has created a portable bluetooth speaker using plastic waste that is deemed non-recyclable by local councils in the UK. Read more

Kengo Kuma designs packaging for hotel brand Aman’s skincare range

Kengo Kuma packaging Aman hotel cosmetics

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has designed natural-looking packaging for the first skincare range from luxury hotel brand Aman. Read more

IKEA’s Gunrid curtain can purify air

IKEA air-purifying curtain Gunrid

IKEA is set to launch an air-purifying curtain coated with a mineral-based surface that breaks down common pollutants. Read more