I came across this site for the Index Award the other day. It is a design award given every two years to products or ideas that improve human life. The aim of the competition is to increase public awareness about how design can help improve life on a global scale. Five €100,000 prizes are given away in the categories of Body, Home, Work, Play and Community. There are hundreds of nominations on the site. I will write some postings on a few of the more interesting entries over the next few weeks.