At Decker Yeadon the focus is on the environment - particularly on how new material technologies can lessen the impact on water and energy depletion while positively contributing to health, safety, and security. The creation of the OOoo Chair, invisible though it may be, stands out as the chair design with the least impact on the environment, although I don't know about 'security.'
Almost as if it were a conspiracy by Big Pharma, Prof. Donald Light said the pharmaceutical market was the "most dangerous market for lemons in modern society." He said that when the toxic side effects of most drugs were taken into account, plus their misuse, they can become "a significant cause of death," rather than helping patients.
Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner took an experimental approach to his new silver cutlery designs he calls Cutt. Instead of form following function as it does traditionally in product design, Feichtner took the project on as an artistic creation rather than a functional one. I wonder if this knife, fork, and spoon are really functional, though.
Pranav Mistry, Pattie Maes and Liyan Chang, researchers from MIT's Media Lab, created an invisible mouse using an infrared laser beam on the right side of a laptop keyboard and an infrared camera on the right side of a laptop screen. Their prototype cost them all of $20. Chances are the invisible mouse will cost you even less.