News: British television presenter Kevin McCloud's design-led housing development firm has broken the world record for equity crowdfunding by securing investments in excess of £1.9 million from members of the public via online platform Crowdcube. More
Designer Yves Behar of San Francisco studio Fuseproject has launched his OUYA open-source game console. More
This coffee maker brews an espresso inside a microwave in 30 seconds. More
Dezeen promotion: designer David Oxley has launched a slender, adjustable LED task lamp on crowd-funding website Kickstarter. More
Product news: this squishy headgear by Spain and Switzerland-based studio Kawamura Ganjavian creates the perfect conditions for a power nap at your desk, at the airport or in the library (+ movie). More
The internet platform has provided a source of investment for over 20,000 projects since it started up in 2009, but until now has only been available to businesses registered in the United States. More
Dezeen Wire: the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York has announced the winners of the 2012 National Design Awards, including Scott Wilson (above), designer of the Luna Tik kit that converts an iPod Nano into a touch-screen watch. More
Dezeen Wire: New York Times technology reporter Jenna Wortham investigates how crowd-funding site Kickstarter is changing industrial design - New York Times
The article focusses on the success story of the Pebble watch , which has to date received a record-breaking $7,718,678 of pledges through the platform with 17 days still to go. See our story about it here.
Milan 2012: in a Milanese palazzo this week Italian design magazine Domus presents an exhibition of open design and digital manufacture that puts control of production processes in the hands of designers and consumers. More
Dezeen Wire: a concept for a watch that syncs up to an iPhone or Android device has received over $3.4 million worth of funding on internet platform Kickstarter, breaking the site's existing record with a month still to go - TNW
Designed by Californian start-up company Pebble Technology, the Pebble E-Paper Watch will discreetly alert you to incoming calls, emails and messages on your phone with a gentle vibration and has currently received backing from over 23,000 people.
If you've got a thing for watches, then check out Dezeen Watch Store for the latest designs from Ross McBride, Denis Guidone, Braun and more.
Designer Scott Wilson popped into our studio at Ventura Lambrate in Milan last month to show us his LunaTik and TikTok watches and tell the amazing story of how he raised $1 million in funding in just a few days.
We filmed this interview with him and are now stocking LunaTik at our pop-up in New York. More