Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most devastating injuries that can occur. It can affect muscle function, including respiration, transmission of messages to the brain, elimination function, heart health as well as other normal biological and physiological systems of the body and brain. This is why stem cell researchers have made spinal cord injury one of their first treatment goals. And a small trial, led by neuroscientist Hans Keirstead at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), is about to begin.
Debuting at 100% Design in London this week is the clever patterned tablecloth that welcomes spills of any kind, even wine. Created by Norwegian designer Kristine Bjaadal, the Underfull Tablecloth appears at first like any other tablecloth - beautiful white linen with a floral pattern. But unlike other tablecloths, when you spill your gravy, your soup, or you drool your chocolate ice cream on it, you will be seen as a poet instead of a slob.
I discovered Giles Miller after spotting a very cool vase design he made out of glass, aluminum, and brass peelings, the latter being moldable into virtually any shape you want. This vase naturally intrigued me, so I visited his website, where I found that most of Miller's designs have been carved from corrugated cardboard. Jaw-dropping designs...