Design

Metro AR-T iPhone App Turns Any NYC MetroCard Into An Art Gallery

Metro AR-T iPhone App Turns Any NYC MetroCard Into An Art Gallery

More than five million people use New York City MetroCards each day. To make new use of something ordinary to so many, a group of young advertising professionals recently launched an iPhone app that transforms any MetroCard into a tiny art gallery. The companion app to the Metro AR-T project, it uses innovative augmented reality …

French Fry Fork Reinvented

French Fry Fork Reinvented

Are you tired of awful tasting and breaking plastic or wooden forks contaminated with different kinds of bacteria? This exceptional futuristic design uses high quality stainless steel - precision crafted - one fork to pick them all. German-based Uberfork are Stephan Hotto, Sebastian Krempel and Lars Inger. This is what they have to say themselves …


Curator, A Modern Creativity Tool

Curator, A Modern Creativity Tool

Whether you are a designer, developer, photographer or an architect, there is simply too much to do, and too many deadlines to meet to have the time to stop and think about how to do it. "A large part of being successful at work, regardless of profession, is to form, shape and communicate ideas clearly …

Follow The Rules

Follow The Rules

This Letter Opener ($20) is Izola’s first venture into the world of office wares. It is a bold object and a perfect addition to the desk landscape. Constructed from brass-plated alloy, and equipped with a hole to hang it by, the functionality of this piece extends beyond what the name suggests. Engraved on one side …

Quotes On Shit By Jessica Walsh & Timothy Goodman

Quotes On Shit By Jessica Walsh & Timothy Goodman

Quotes on Shit is a little side project of designer duo Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman that brings all those objects surrounding us with no meaning or use back to life. "We all use so much shit. We collect shit, buy shit, steal shit, trade shit and then throw shit away. So what happens with …


Limited Edition: Gold Digger Fuzz Pedal

Limited Edition: Gold Digger Fuzz Pedal

Matthew and Emelie run a small design company called M&E based in Malmö, Sweden. Then designers just finished the project Gold Digger Fuzz Pedal (roughly $180). They have been asked to design a special limited edition of the new album Gold Into Dreams by the Danish band Black Light White Light. So they came up …

The Air Above By Michael Pecirno

The Air Above By Michael Pecirno

The Air Above is a new project by environmental designer Michael Pecirno that explores how public sculpture can find form and purpose entirely from its context. Situated behind a short fence, on a rolling grassy opening underneath three towering maple trees emerges the sculpture. Clad entirely in highly-polished stainless steel, The Air Above reflects vignettes …

Full-Size Reissue Of The NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual

Full-Size Reissue Of The NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual

If you found yourself in the New York City subway in the 1960s, you were probably lost. Signs didn’t help you find your way, standards didn’t exist, even handmade lettering was common. Mass confusion was the status quo. In 1970, the Standards Manual changed everything. Jesse Reed & Hamish Smyth reissued the full-size book of …


Handmade Record Frame

Handmade Record Frame

Sonntagsstaat was born out of the friendly collaboration of artisans and designers with a great affection for solid craftsmanship and clean design. The individual products are distinguished by their precious materials and the tradition-inspired crafting; Quality goods for quality time. Selling handmade furnishings and recreational products, these goods incorporate quality materials and proper processing into …

Orphée, More Than A Lamp

Orphée, More Than A Lamp

For over a year, Emeric de Meyer has been working together with a friend to design a lamp that is not only functional but aesthetically pleasing and unique. "We feel we have finally come upon a design that achieves this, so we just launched the brand Ollumi and the product recently," explains de Meyer. "The name …

26 Beloved Characters From A. to Z.

26 Beloved Characters From A. to Z.

German designer Sascha Grewe has decided to bring 26 beloved characters of the alphabet into tangible existence. The results are letters and words made of MDF, cork or concrete. Letters you can comfortably sit yourself on and which reveal their greatness as installations, when standing alone. Under the brand name artcanbreakyourheart each shape is 100% hand …


E-Book: Motion Design For iOS

E-Book: Motion Design For iOS

Have you ever been thinking about, designing and building animations for iOS apps since the SDK was first announced? Apps are no longer just a sequence of screens, they are now carefully choreographed experiences. Many designers are now would-be animators too, thanks to the transformation brought by native mobile apps. Mike Rundle wrote a e-book …

Threaded Bass Key Ring

Threaded Bass Key Ring

This minimalist Solid Brass Key Ring ($30) with threaded hex-shaped closure and laser engraving easily holds more than a dozen keys, yet keeps them compactly folded within itself. Each key ring is handmade in the USA by Maxx&Unicorn Co. from solid brass so it can stand up to a lifetime of being tossed in your …


The Studio Visit: filz:stueck

The Studio Visit: filz:stueck

When we visit Antje Schmitt and Teresa Winter in their studio in Munich where they’re located since early 2013, we’re immediately taken by the light-filled open studio and their warm and welcoming character. Every single sleeve is unique and handcrafted with attention to detail by the manufactory of organic (leather) cases and sleeves, filz:stueck. Filz …

A 360° Grip Ring Allows You To Spin, Flip And Grip Your Phone

A 360° Grip Ring Allows You To Spin, Flip And Grip Your Phone

Toshi Sakaguchi and Lukas Scheurer rented two adjacent apartments and live on one side and turned the other one into an office. That's how they started to build PLUST Design, a startup Industrial Design Firm. "We became Business partners after building a fully functioning electric motorcycle concept in 4 months. We worked on it almost …

The More Yellow You See The More Hours Of Daylight You Get

The More Yellow You See The More Hours Of Daylight You Get

This beautiful minimalist offset printed DIN A0 Circular Wallcalendar (roughly $35) by German designer Sören Lachnit shows the possible sun hours during 1 year for lattitude 50°/40°/30° north of the equator. The yellow form shows the daily sun hours on latitude 50° north of the equator during 365 days. Additional rings mark the daily sun …


All About Food, Work And Pleasure

All About Food, Work And Pleasure

Honig is a magazine about such stuff as life is made of. Designed by Berlin-based Nora Luther in collaboration with Pavel Becker, it is all about food, work and pleasure. Same but every time different it welcomes us to have a fresh look at our everyday routines and inspires us to take creative action. The …

The Masters Series: SVA To Honor Graphic Design Legend Tom Geismar

The Masters Series: SVA To Honor Graphic Design Legend Tom Geismar

Tom Geismar and Ivan Chermayeff met as students at Yale in the mid-1950s, bonded over a shared obsession with typeface design, founded what would become the legendary design firm Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv and turned the concept of brand identity on its ear—while raising the industry standard along the way. As this year’s SVA …

The Typographic Universe

The Typographic Universe

For 33 years Steven Heller was an art director at the New York Times. Currently, he is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department and Special Consultant to the President of SVA for New Programs. Together with former senior art director of Rolling Stone magazine Gail Anderson they wrote The Typographic Universe (Thames & Hudson, …


We Loves Eames

We Loves Eames

The nuno chair by German designer Emilia Lucht of the studio We Love Eames is a collapsible piece that can fold to form a backrest and also function as a stool. "The project was based on research that ergonomic seating comfort is achieved through the connection between movements and changes in body position. In response …

The Fusion Of A Coffee Table And A Rug

The Fusion Of A Coffee Table And A Rug

Usually the back of a rug is not attractive. In this case the folding reveals a back that is probably even more stunning then the front, a polished reflective surface that is curved creates deformed reflections providing an unexpected effect. From a stumble on a rug to an annoying accident that happens constantly, it has …

1 Timepiece, 10 Variations, 365 Days A Year

1 Timepiece, 10 Variations, 365 Days A Year

Quality timepieces commonly range from $250 - $400. Mijlo created a collection that retails for the price of one: the Everyday Watch ($247), a 10-in-1 timepiece with easy-change straps and a clean, simple design. The ten variations of the watch give you a perfect fit for every occasion. Two clean, classic faces and five bands …