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A competition to design a box of essentials to be given to every newborn child in Scotland at birth has been launched, in an effort to give every child born in Scotland an equal start in life.
The Scottish Baby Box will be based on the successful Finnish model – where it is credited with contributing to one of the lowest levels of infant mortality in the world.
Delivered by the Scottish Government, with the help of the V&A Dundee and Scotland’s colleges and universities, the competition has been launched to design the surface of the box in aid to make it a more than simply a container of items, but a way in which the child’s first year can be captured and recorded.
Last year we stumbled across what we believed to be the ultimate crowdfunding project, the Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie private plane - yours starting from $595,000.
Nothing more than prototypes and renders were available at the time, yet now super retailer Marcus Neimann has added the Co50 Valkyrie to its list of seasonal Fantasy Gifts at an eye-bleeding price of $1.5M, complete with an even more retina blasting rose gold colour way.
This price tag also bags you an exclusive interior from the skilled hands of former luxury goods craftsmen, but it’s a hefty price to pay, regardless of how incredible the design, engineering and finish - so does the colour bring it more attention than ‘standard’ private jet white, moody black, or Trump gold?
With smartphone manufacturers coming under fire in 2016 for their design changes (headphone jacks anyone?), ZTE USA has gone to its community to progress its design direction.
Its Project CSX device is set to launch in 2017 featuring eye-tracking technology, plus a self-adhesive backing to hold the phone in place on a surface.
The eye tracking system is said to consist of two laser-focusing cameras, one on the top and one on the bottom that capture the user’s pupils’ movement in a vertical dimension. With this feature, the user can scroll up and down without even tilting their head up and down.
Entries are now open for Design Council Spark 2017, a support programme and fund designed to help people turn their idea into a commercially successful product.
The Spark programme only deals in physical products, and takes no equity, instead it simply requires participants to give a small percentage of their product’s sales back to the fund to support more ideas in the future.
In its third year, Design Council Spark will provide up to 15 UK-based inventors a place on their 16-week programme providing specialist expertise and bespoke one-to-one mentoring, plus an initial grant of £15,000 for product development.