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The First App-Connected Sofa Can Transform Into Any Piece of Furniture You Need

Sometimes you want to sit up. Sometimes you want to lie down. Sometimes you need a place to put your computer, or perhaps a drink. A single piece of furniture rarely fulfills all these desires. This shapeshifting sofa can reconfigure itself into a seat, a couch, a bed, or even an end table, all with a few flicks of your iPad. Read More >>

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Every Inch of This Building’s Facade Will Grow Crops You Can Eat

We've had a peek at some of the other structures being built for the food-themed Milan Expo 2015, from a smog-gobbling facade for Italy to a veggie-growing restaurant for France. Now here's the American pavilion, which is inspired by three signature food-related structures for the US: A barn, a boardwalk, and—of course!—food vans. Read More >>

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Appliances Chiselled From Marble are Surprisingly Elegant

Marble isn't the first material you think of when it comes to home appliances. But the Milan-based design house Clique, which presented their its collection at its hometown's design week last month, have turned the staid material into something surprisingly pleasant. Read More >>

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11 of the Coolest Products From the Busiest Week in Design

Every April around this time, Milan welcomes creative types from all across the globe for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile -- pretty much the wildest week in the design world. Though the past few years have seen efforts to curb the rampant bacchanal of new production for new production's sake, there's still a hell of a lot to take in. Read More >>

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This Giant Submarine Destroying a City Street Is Actually an Advert

Life is strange and unpredictable. Some things have to be seen to be believed, and even then it can be tough to trust your own peepers. Take Milan’s Piazza Mercanti, for instance. It recently became home to what appears to be a submarine bursting through the asphalt. Wait, what? Read More >>

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10 Inspiring Objects from Salone del Mobile, the Centre of the Design Universe

Salone del Mobile limped to a close last week, with tons of shade being thrown at exhibitors by big-name critics who say it's "changed." Yep, the glitziest, most-hyped design week of the year — informally nicknamed Salone del Marketing — has definitely changed. Chalk it up to the protracted recession most of Europe is slogging through: £100,000 tables just don't interest people (even rich people!) like they used to. Read More >>

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BlackBerry Milan BB OS 10 Portrait Slider Image Leaked

RIM's BBX -- sorry -- BlackBerry OS 10 roadmap has codenamed devices named after fancy cities. We've already spied the London, but now the BlackBerry addicts over at CrackBerry have managed to get their mits on a leaked image of the latest in the metropolitan line, the BlackBerry Milan. Read More >>