Nominee: Sunset Skateboards
For anyone who wants to skateboard at night, Sunset Skateboard is a critical addition to your boarding arsenal. The boards combine clear decks with self-illuminating, motion-powered LED wheels to create a board that lights up the nighttime sidewalk whenever you’re in motion. Kinetic energy powers the wheels, allowing the LED glow to follow you wherever the skateboard might take you.
What makes good design? You tell us!
This pool of 20 works, ranging from popular apps to medical devices, emphasize how innovative design can make a difference in our everyday lives. Every year, Cooper-Hewitt gives out design awards chosen by a jury of distinguished design gurus—but do you agree with the experts? Cast your vote for your favorite design before 6:00 p.m. ET on October 11. The winner will be announced live at the National Design Awards gala and here, on this site, on October 17.
Also be sure to celebrate National Design Week with design events and activities in your area, October 12–20.