The Uncomfortable Project

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KK decided to create and design for all the wrong reasons. Vindictive and nasty? Or a helpful study of everyday objects? The goal is to re-design useful objects making them uncomfortable but usable and maintain the semiotics of the original item.

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Self-Cleaning Dishware May Mean No More Mealtime Chores

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A super-hydrophobic coating on the dishware repels dirt and water. The coating causes muck from past meals to slide right off, much like water droplets rolling off a lotus leaf. The plate-and-bowl combo is lightweight, malleable and strong — it won’t break even if it’s dropped. This is largely because the dishware is made out of nanocellulose, a super material derived from wood fibers.

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What is Nest? Why did Google buy it for $3.2 Billon

Nest builds products like this thermostat that can be remotely set via your smartphone or tablet to automatically adjust to a particular temperature. It also connects to Wi-Fi to analyze and compare the outside weather with your indoor environment in real-time. The thermostat even has a sensor with a 150-degree range to detect when you’re not home, so it can adjust the temperature accordingly, and save energy.

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