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The Street Photography Art Of Jorn Straten

The Street Photography Art Of Jorn Straten

There seems to be no time for being lonely in our society, even when we're walking within a crowd. But being aware of your lonely existence, people have time to look at the real figure of themselves through a mirror. This is is least what we can see as outsider observing the street photography of …

The Design Trivia App Celebrates Design Enthusiasts

The Design Trivia App Celebrates Design Enthusiasts

The world’s first design trivia series app has arrived, featuring personal questions from some of the most significant international designers, including the influential Stefan Sagmeister, Steven Heller and Lita Talarico. The DESIGNerd 100+ trivia series app celebrates design enthusiasts. It’s for those who love design—its history and its quirky facts. It’s for those who are …


Flat Pack Freeform Armchair

Flat Pack Freeform Armchair

Digital fabrication in furniture design becomes more and more popular. Hungarian-based Adorjan Portik's Freeform armchair comes as flat pack and is a good example for such furniture. It begins as 3D computer model, and after modelling the curved surfaces are translated into triangles and cut with a laser cutter, numbered–you can see them in the …

Looking Into The Abyss

Looking Into The Abyss

The Abyss Table (limited to 25 editions, roughly $9950) is handmade by local artisans and craftspeople using high-grade, ethically-sourced wood from Forest Stewardship Council managed forests and glass, this piece of furniture functions as both a conversation starter and an actual table–the design is concerned with depth, and creates a geological cross-section as mesmerising as …

A Smart Multimedia Solution

A Smart Multimedia Solution

Bring the chaos that is your cluttered hallway to an end with the handmade nextboard (starts at roughly $650). The smart design solution lets you hide all the technology and cable chaos in one minimalist design board. Inside there is enough space to accommodate a Mac mini or a HTPC computer in ITX format. Alternatively you …


Nautical Bracelet Handmade In Italy

Nautical Bracelet Handmade In Italy

A sailor's wish comes true with the handmade quality by Italian designer Valentina Lancia: this is Balumina bracelets. "We only employ original nautical material as a real old salt wants. Each piece has been carefully selected to meet the best quality for our products. Expert hands do the rest. Balumina is designed to last: resistant …

Wikipedia Redesign Concept

Wikipedia Redesign Concept

Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites in the world. It hasn’t been changed or redefined during the last 10 years. The web and its technologies has developed further and so have its users. After the research phase was done, George Kvasnikov and his team spent a lot of time creating wireframes and prototypes …

Can You Design The Future?

Can You Design The Future?

History is full of visionaries who have imagined the impossible, turned it into a reality and disrupted the world around them in the process. By embracing radical new visions, ideas and concepts, these disruptors have been the originators of a new way of thinking, doing and being. They are the revolutionaries of disruptive technology and …


Titanium Keychain Carabiner: Reimagine Your Everyday-Carry

Titanium Keychain Carabiner: Reimagine Your Everyday-Carry

A carabiner is one of the few products that is typically designed for use in rock climbing. But they also make great keychains. The only problem is not the design, but the disposable mass produced nature of the keychain products that made them cheap and lacking in aesthetics. Designer Thanasit Inkavesvaanit is looking back on …

NS2 Air Monitors Sitting In Hand-built Rubber Coated MDF Cabinets

NS2 Air Monitors Sitting In Hand-built Rubber Coated MDF Cabinets

By combining AirPlay, Bluetooth and Spotify Connect in one set of Active speakers, Nocs’ state-of-the-art NS2 Air Monitors ($400) have set a new standard in the music industry. Stream your favorite tunes wirelessly via Mac, PC, iOS, Android or WP8. Turn your device into the ultimate music experience. That’s the power of sound, sitting in …

Exclusive Freebie: 35 Marketing And SEO Services Icons

Exclusive Freebie: 35 Marketing And SEO Services Icons

An icon (from Greek eikōn "image") is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting. More broadly the term is used in a wide number of contexts for an image, picture, or representation. "It is a sign or likeness that stands for an object by signifying or representing it either concretely or by analogy, …


Minimalism, Geometry And Typography Apparel Design

Minimalism, Geometry And Typography Apparel Design

NOWAY are a couple of young creatives, looking at the world with a kaleidoscope, "pointing it at our own passions and constantly renewing the path we want to go," state the designers. As the viewer looks into one end of the kaleidoscope, light entering the other creates a colorful pattern, due to the reflection off of …

Fonts Created By Homeless People

Fonts Created By Homeless People

Homelessfonts is the first website to let you buy fonts created by homeless people. This initiative aims to bring some dignity to the life of homeless people and raise awareness of this issue, which affects more and more people. “Homelessfonts.org was set up as a ground-breaking scheme which joins the artistic side with social commitment. …


A New Way To Consider Time

A New Way To Consider Time

Look at your smartphone less when you wear this revolutionary watch built from premium American hardwoods. The Grovemade Wood Watch ($199), designed in collaboration with Stefan Andrén, is timekeeping evolved. You’ve got the exact time in your pocket, along with a whole universe of facts. The Wood Watch doesn’t try to replace your smartphone; it …

I Tradizionali – Pasta E Basta?

I Tradizionali – Pasta E Basta?

The idea of combining recipes with the traditional tattoo-culture is what inspired the project’s name and the tattoos’ illustrations. This project has added tattoos to culinary culture. To create a new jargon to combine these two cultures, the designers Marina Cinciripini and Sarah Richiuso have creatively mended the tattoo-tradition with traditional recipes. Titled I Tradizionali …

Valet Trays Made From Sustainably Harvested Wood

Valet Trays Made From Sustainably Harvested Wood

The designs of Maxx & Unicorn are often inspired by practicality and defined by the nature of domestically sourced materials and the process of local manufacturing. The new collection of valet trays made from sustainably harvested American hardwoods (walnut, maple, cherry, ash, poplar, etc.) that look just as good as whatever of phone, keys, wallet …


Choose Your Template

Choose Your Template

Since 2004, millions of websites have been created on the Squarespace platform. Why? Because making a website is hard. Especially for those of us who don't know how to code. When you don't have time to learn to code, try Squarespace. This elegant service makes creating a professional and handsome website super easy. Squarespace’s mission is …

The Reminder Of The Summer

The Reminder Of The Summer

Enjoy the reminder of the summer relaxing in a hammock. The Field Hammock (roughly $490) refers to the human wish to control nature by mastering lawns. It's a culture that goes back centuries. This hammock displays the control humanity got over the fields. Floating above ground, on slowly waving grass. "Combining the slow movements of …

Visionary Synthesis Of Material, Light And Shade

Visionary Synthesis Of Material, Light And Shade

“The Empire of Light” is all about light and its power. Shadows and reflections, darkness and sudden flashes stretch the imagination to its most surreal limit. Magritte’s visionary genius also offers the starting point for the latest design story. Alessandro Zambelli has conceived Woodspot (Price upon request) for Mantua-based furnisher Seletti. The product designer’s work …


Portable Flexible Lighting Device

Portable Flexible Lighting Device

Typically, flashlights are made to do just one thing, whether it be spotlighting, searching, or lighting your way. This flexible lighting device is more than just a flashlight, it's a multipurpose personal, programmable light designed to illuminate when, where and how you desire. Kangaroo Light, designed by Kawamura-Ganjavian, is a playful, practical personal light. It …

Remra - Organize And Preserve Sensory Memories

Remra – Organize And Preserve Sensory Memories

Remra is sensory reminiscence therapy app with a minimalist package design made by Emily Zirimis. When a certain sense sends you right back to a certain time, place or date with a specific person, you can use Remra to quickly record simple facts about this visceral memory, so that it is not forgotten. This app …

The Adjustable Clampersand

The Adjustable Clampersand

The Adjustable Clampersand ($48) is a rare and precious thing: a true design-born commodity. Its first inkling was an original Coretoon by Chicaco-based designer and illustrator Tony Ruth, showing the typographical tool in sketchy form. And now, with much hard work from the guys at Hand-Eye Supply, you can find the fully-fledged and functional Clampersand. …