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Perfected For The City

Perfected For The City

The Gi Bike is a full-size, folding, electric bike, created for people who love the city. It has tons of fab features, but the best one, is that it's full-size and it folds in merely 3 seconds. It also runs 40 miles on battery, and has smartphone integration (apps/maps), anti-theft safety lock and carbon drive …

Bringing Together Furniture Design And Electronic Appliance

Bringing Together Furniture Design And Electronic Appliance

Clique is a new concept of contemporary living, it cares about objects’ tangible properties than intangible ones. Based in Milan, the designers Claudio Larcher, Filippo Protasoni and Simone Simonelli together with the companies Odone Marmi and Lilea Design trust in Italian craft quality and in user friendly technology–bringing together two illusory distant backgrounds: furniture design and electronic …


Because Design Matters

Because Design Matters

Why does design matter? Design influences the outcome of almost everything we do, often without our being aware that it has done so. When deployed wisely, design can bring us pleasure, strength, comfort, sensitivity, integrity, prosperity, diversity and so much more. But if its power is abused, the outcome can be confusing, humiliating, enraging and …

Fruit Box Fantasy By David Graas

Fruit Box Fantasy By David Graas

Every three months the Dutch design hotel Artemis in Amsterdam curates an exhibition of Dutch Design evolving around a specific theme. This one has been all around paper, an everyday material explored by 12 artists. Paper as material is also a huge source of inspiration for the design of art and product design these days. …

Cromatica – Open Source Desk Lamp And Speaker

Cromatica – Open Source Desk Lamp And Speaker

Cromatica (roughly $480, if you back this project you'll get it delivered for just roughly $200) by Digital Habits is an hybrid digital product, an ambient experience: desk lamp and speaker, controlled through a gestural interface and remotely through an app. It makes synesthesias between light, sound and gesture. It is the first open source …


An Easy Way To Refresh Your Sock Drawers

An Easy Way To Refresh Your Sock Drawers

Recently we wrote about Zulu Zion socks that are designed to bring a combination of vivid colors and unexpected african patterns to your feet. Inspired by that we came across Nice Laundry, offering designs range from mild to wild and align with personalities like the Trailblazer, Jetsetter and Visionary. Also a feel good (re)cycle, every order comes …

Atelier Playing Cards

Atelier Playing Cards

Digital design doesn’t have longevity. It is quickly built upon, improved, and reimagined. It doesn’t have a long shelf life. When designer Robert Padbury left Apple last year, he wanted to create something that you could hold in your hand. "Combining my love of design, games, and magic, I sought to reimagine one of my …

Industrial Poetry – The Rollerball Pen

Industrial Poetry – The Rollerball Pen

Ever thought of restart writing letters because of the love for a pen? It's possible with this valueable design pen, which seems surrounded by the zeitgeist of an old soul. The significance of a pen goes beyond that of a singular object. "A pen could go through the warm touch of so many hands, and …


The Spirit Of Craftsmanship

The Spirit Of Craftsmanship

The manually machined solid Brass Corkscrew I ($140) with handmade leather sheath for custom fit–also available without sheath–is limited to 72 only. The Corkscrew handle is 3.75" x .75" diameter and the wire is made from stainless steel. Anthony Lawson keeps up the spirit of craftsmanship in each piece he puts out, making it a perfect …

Sorri Lounge Chair

Sorri Lounge Chair

Sorri is a friendly chair, ingenious, wide and inviting. This chair was designed by Gonçalo Campos for Wewood and perfectly marries a simple and pleasant shape, with an efficient and optimized production. It's wide curves and generous dimensions make for a comfortable product to see and to use. Portuguese-born Gonçalo Campos, prides in finding surprising …

Wallmonds Shelves Frame

Wallmonds Shelves Frame

Wallmonds is a project Gonçalo Campos started developing in the Studio, in order to experiment and play with product typologies, communication methods, production and delivery to the final user, "in a way that our work designing for other brands doesn't allow," Campos adds. This freedom and direct link to the final consumer is part of the …


The Fableists Branding Design

The Fableists Branding Design

The Fableists’ story is a tale about beautiful kids’ clothes, underpinned by sustainability with plenty of attitude thrown in the mix to create a sustainable clothing label for the next generation. Freytag Anderson design studio created a brand identity for them built on these foundations, an corporate identity with a rebellious 'punk rock' flair that …

Print Design That Stands Out From The Crowd

Print Design That Stands Out From The Crowd

This series of print design from German-based ADDA Studio highlights the range of services BERG offers as a restaurant. "In order to show the restaurants many services we developed Flyers that can easily stand alone or, combined with the others, add up in form, colour and content referring to the Corporate Design and Interior," explains …


My Name Is Wendy

My Name Is Wendy

My Name Is Wendy  is a French group formed from the collaboration of two independent graphic designers, Carole Gautier and Eugénie Favre. This collaboration unites expertise in graphic and plastic art. They are experts in graphic plastic art and together they produce visual identities, formal principals, pictures, patterns and printed material. A project is first …

Animal-Shaped Cameras Make Surveillance Less Intimidating

Animal-Shaped Cameras Make Surveillance Less Intimidating

Usually you experience animals in the wild, enjoy to watch them on a trip on Yellow Stown's very own mountain, or relax in the nature without thinking of being observed by them. This situation might change in the future. Product designer Eleanora Trevisanutto has turned ordinary video cameras into animal-shaped ones for a collection simply …

Métamorphose Or Sometimes Things Happen Too Fast To See

Métamorphose Or Sometimes Things Happen Too Fast To See

The video work Hermès Métamorphose is a spot in which everything transforms into something new, leading the viewer through a ludic story of surprising scenes. The designers Vallée & Duhamel are melding a variety of analog and digital design techniques into a fantastic arranged space. By mixing these techniques the studio creates a piece of …


Clean Up Your Workspace

Clean Up Your Workspace

Every piece has it's own uniqueness and character, so has this accessory. DeskPal was created out of necessity by Melbounre-based Ben Marrett. If you're sick of the desk clutter, bits everywhere scattered across our workspaces and if you can't fit it on this wooden desk accessory it's not worth having. Having the display dock helps …

Lost And Found: The Lao Textile Museum

Lost And Found: The Lao Textile Museum

We love to discover the beauty of things, we love to explore new and traditional places around the world, to meet interesting people and make new friends. That's how we came across to meet the family who run Lao Textile Museum in Vientiane, Laos–Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos, situated on the …

A Pendant Lamp With Rounded Poetic Look

A Pendant Lamp With Rounded Poetic Look

The Kuu (comes in two sizes, 30 cm and 45 cm and is available in Black or White for roughly $220) pendant lamps were created within the More beauty from less resources school of though. Designed by Kerstin Sylwan & Jenny Stefansdotter from DesignStories, the smart packaging mantra was a perfect fit for DesignStories’ aims. …


Swedish Bike Cup Holder

Swedish Bike Cup Holder

Open the spring by pressing the rings together, place it on the handlebar and let go transporting beverages on your bikes. The swedish cup holder clamps down on the handlebars and sits firmly in place never losing grip even during rides over bumps and potholes. The Bookman Cup Holder (available in assorted colors, roughly $40) …

Every Kheper Bag Is A Unique Piece

Every Kheper Bag Is A Unique Piece

The Egyptians connected Khepri with the Egyptian language verb kheper, meaning "develop" or "come into being". Khepri was connected with the scarab beetle (kheprer), because the scarab rolls balls of dung across the ground, an act that the Egyptians saw as a symbol of the forces that move the sun across the sky. Therefore, Khepri …

Reversed Process Furniture

Reversed Process Furniture

Most people are quite fascinated with using furniture design to create contemporary art. As all of us acknowledge, this is because it is something that is constantly around us and yet we barely notice it. Philipp Aduatz gives inspiring ideas about bringing furniture to life. With the concept of the Reversed Process Furniture designer Aduatz is …