Apple to ship 1 mn face shields a week for medical workers
San Francisco (AFP) - Apple has said it will soon be producing one million face shields a week for medical workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.The tech giant had already sourced 20 million surgical masks from around the world to help address a global shortage, chief executive Tim Cook said in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday. But the company had also designed its own transparent protective face shield and begun mass production at its factories in the US and China, he added. "We plan to ship over one million by the end of this week," said Cook. Initial distribution would be focused on ...
UP scientists studying design for more affordable ventilators, DOH says
UP scientists studying design for more affordable ventilators, DOH says(Philstar.com) – April 1, 2020 – 12:28pmMANILA, Philippines — As COVID-19 infections in the country rise, University of the Philippines scientists are creating a design for more affordable ventilator that may be used in the country’s hospitals.Health Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire told dzMM on Tuesday morning that there are currently 1,263 ventilators across the country, and 153 of these are in hospitals in the National Capital Region. Six ventilators have been donated.Vergeire admitted that these are not enough, and the g...
Rajo Laurel, Filipino designers design PPEs, masks for COVID-19 front-liners
Rajo Laurel, Filipino designers design PPEs, masks for COVID-19 front-linersMANILA, Philippines — The call came out from the frontlines: There are not enough protective equipment for Filipino healthcare workers who are risking their lives every day to save the lives of others.PPEs or Personal Protective Equipment for healthcare workers likely to be exposed to novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients are composed of gowns, masks, eye protection, gloves and shoe covers.In the face of this crisis, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, who stood in the middle of the Congress floor with what appears ...
Making It Up 116: Participatory design and the launch of The Markup
On Making It Up 116, Charis and Eugene discuss a menswear sneaker made by Archibald London after consulting Styleforum extensively. They also talk about the launch of The Markup, a new media outlet investigating technology.Timestamps00:04:53 Participatory design00:29:28 The MarkupLinksGQ: Here’s What Happened When a Menswear Forum Designed a SneakerThe MarkupThe post Making It Up 116: Participatory design and the launch of The Markupappeared first on MAEKAN.
Mercedes-Benz facelifts E-Class for 2020
Popular executive sedan gets tweaked exterior design and the brand’s new steering wheel design.It kind of looks softer now…After being on the market for three years, the popular E-Class from Mercedes-Benz has been given its mandatory facelift.The exterior changes are subtle but instantly notable. They include reshaped front grille and lights on both ends of the car. Yes, the nose apparently feels gentler now with the more rounded elements.The interior has also been upgraded with the most immediate change being the steering wheel. Mercedes says the newly designed rack will eventually follow int...
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Blair Kamin: A plan mandating classical and traditional design for federal buildings could be heading for Trump's desk. My advice: Rip it up
Less than six weeks into 2020, we already have a leading candidate for the year’s most misguided architectural idea: A proposal, now reportedly circulating in the Trump White House, that would make classicism the preferred style for federal courthouses and a wide range of other federal buildings.The title of the seven-page screed, a draft executive order called “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again,” proves, if nothing else, that its authors know how to curry favor with the slogan-slinging occupant of the Oval Office.If enacted, it would quash architectural innovation and expressions of cu...
Furniture retailer adds second store in Al Ain
Dubai: 2XL Furniture & Home Décor has opened a second showroom in Al Ain. It also marks the retailer’s 10th store in the UAE, a major milestone for the luxe brand.“Al Ain Mall is home to world-renowned brands and top entertainment facilities and is, therefore, a strategic choice for us to increase brand visibility and serve our high-end customers closer to their residences,” said Suood Al Sadi, General Manager.Spread over a floor area of 23,181 square feet, the showroom is inspired by Mashrabiya design that is complemented by a velvet painting and a golden bronze colour cladding.“Our displays ...
Flight attendants sue Boeing over design they say causes 'toxic' cabin air
CHICAGO — Boeing Co. is being sued by flight attendants who say they were made sick by toxic air that leaked onto a company-built airplane because of what they say is a design flaw.The lawsuit by three flight attendants, filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges some Boeing planes use a “bleed air system,” which captures air from the outside off the engines. The air that enters the cabin can be contaminated with various chemicals, according to the lawsuit.The contamination occurred on a Boeing 767-300 Delta flight from Frankfurt, Germany, to Detroit on Feb. 5, 2018, according to the ...
Ben Chan: ‘The terno brings out the best in Filipino design.’
MANILA, Philippines — What a proud moment for Filipino design. A room full of Filipinos, proud of their heritage, in their best terno and barong during Bench’s Ternocon 2020 held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.“I do believe that the terno brings out the best in Filipino design,” says Bench founder and Ternocon chair Ben Chan.Ternocon project director Gino Gonzales agrees and adds, “Iba ang tindig — the Filipina really is the most beautiful in a terno.”Ternocon is a trendsetter, a game-changer for Philippine fashion. Only three years since the launch of the terno conventions, educati...
So Energy Enhances Access to Petroleum Products in Ghana
So Energy Ghana, an affiliate of Sahara Group, has commissioned a retail station located at Alajo, in the center of the city of Accra to promote seamless access to world-class petroleum products in Ghana, the group said on Sunday.The station bears the characteristic modern So Energy design, which has become a brand associated with reliability, efficiency, convenience and safety in Ghana.The new retail station will serve both private and commercial vehicles in Kotobabi, Alajo, Circle and other suburbs in and around Accra. The operation of the So Energy station will also enhance availability of ...