Design

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 …

Essentials Of Ceramic Design: Form And Materiality

Essentials Of Ceramic Design: Form And Materiality

The ceramic artist Matthias Kaiser marries simple geometric shapes with the irregularities resulting from the hand-made manufacture process to create unique ceramics that span a web of suspenseful contradictions. Hailing from Austria, Kaiser perfected his trade at a number of international institutions, from Parsons School of Design in New York, to the Academy of Fine …


Creating A Music Room Everyone Will Love

Creating A Music Room Everyone Will Love

In a recent episode of Animal Planet’s show "Treehouse Masters," a record producer commissioned a recording studio to be built in a treehouse. This music room, used by Cee Lo Green when he appeared in the episode, had all the bells and whistles you would expect in a studio. This shows that almost any space …

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 …

Passion Never Fails – Motivational Posters For Your Workspace

Passion Never Fails – Motivational Posters For Your Workspace

Many people want to achieve success in life, but it's easier said than done. There are so many distractions that it can be challenging to discipline one's self to accomplish a monumental goal. On top it's not good to push yourself too much, burning out is not a good place to be. By keeping yourself …


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 …

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. …

Apple TV – The Next Generation?

Apple TV – The Next Generation?

The rumour mill heats up again, but who says the next Apple TV will be a screen? German industrial designer Martin Hajek worked out an upgrade concept for what a next generation Apple TV might look like. There are some interesting ideas here, but besides the color options the main attraction is the revamped remote control, …


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 …

Africa And Patterns - Always On Your Mind

Africa And Patterns – Always On Your Mind

Zulu Zion presents you socks that are designed to bring a combination of vivid colors and unexpected patterns to your feet, mainly inspired by african prints, vibes and 90's street culture. "When designing the socks, vibrant colors were the only option we would consider for production. The whole Zulu Zion positive vibe can only be …


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 …

Handmade iPad Mini Leather Belt Sleeve

Handmade iPad Mini Leather Belt Sleeve

Why should an iPad Mini sleeve interfere with your style? The iPad Mini Leather Belt Sleeve (available in assorted colors, 16.5 × 22 × 0.8 cm / 6.5 × 8.6 × 0.3″, roughly $195) by Fulki is carefully handmade in Spain out of Italian vegetable–tanned leather with natural leather lining and burnished and dyed edges. It …


Visions Of Urban Living

Visions Of Urban Living

The new Freunde von Freunden Apartment by Vitra (65sqm, Mulackstrasse in Berlin-Mitte, various design partners involved as Artek, Dornbracht, Miele, New Tendency etc) has just opened its doors. How does a digitally oriented generation, for whom creativity, sustainability, and mobility are more important than status, live? Based on the common styles and experiences of Vitra …

Classics Inspired Bags

Classics Inspired Bags

The leather is the heart of the Cravar bags Kickstarter project. The leather is tanned with tree barks using pit tanning method. "Pit tanning is a system where the hides are moved progressively from a pit with weaker tanning liquor to stronger ones. The process results in a strong, long lasting leather with a great …

Limited Edition: Leica x ONA Berlin Camera Bag

Limited Edition: Leica x ONA Berlin Camera Bag

Created in celebration of Leica‘s 100th anniversary, the Berlin camera bag is a limited edition bag designed by ONA for the Leica M-System. The Berlin ($369) is handcrafted with full-grain leather that will develop a rich patina over time. The signature Leica red interior is fully customizable, padded with premium closed-cell foam, and can accommodate one …


The Ganglion Interactive Lamp

The Ganglion Interactive Lamp

The Ganglion is an interactive lamp that uses the lens from an old darkroom 75mm F/4N enlarging lens to control the amount of light that is let through. The lightbulb inside of the body is 800 lumen which is considerably bright. Daniel Kaufman, a junior studying design at Carnegie Mellon University explains the two functions …

Metal Furniture Collection By Alessandro Zambelli

Metal Furniture Collection By Alessandro Zambelli

The collection’s historical roots lie at the very end of the nineteenth century, in the Vienna Secession and the dawn of Italy’s ‘Stile Liberty’. Josef Hoffmann and Gustav Klimt worked together on their grand design, the Stoclet Palace in Brussels. A glance at its architecture, its use of space and its furnishings is sufficient to …

Admirable Graft Collection By Derek Welsh

Admirable Graft Collection By Derek Welsh

Derek Welsh’s new collection, Graft, is featuring admirable craftsmanship and beautifully selected materials. The Graft design products are handmade to order and are an attempt at moving away from expensive one-offs, culminating in a collection of stunningly-designed modern utility pieces with everyday functionality. Made from unfinished oak and linoleum the minimalist line gives each design …


Iconic Posters Inspired By Under-Remembered American Voices

Iconic Posters Inspired By Under-Remembered American Voices

"The idea behind History Posters was to design a series of large-format prints, inspired by a number of historical movements and figures," explains Johnathan Yeman to us. Each print features a meticulously researched illustration and quote, connecting the words of a few iconic American thinkers to viewers in relevant and visual way. Too often many …

The First 100% Biological Handmade Trainer

The First 100% Biological Handmade Trainer

For the last 30 years the manufacturing industry has adopted an aggressive commercial approach that has saturated the planet with low quality, synthetic goods and industrial waste. Over time the quality of the materials used in the sports footwear industry has continually reduced. There has been a movement away from real materials, such as leather, …

Truus Humanistic Sans Font Design

Truus Humanistic Sans Font Design

Truus (Single User License $70) is a humanistic sans and 2-set family in 3 weights. The font design Truus Truant is inspired by Vilem Flussers’s book Writing. Is there a Future for Writing? and was originally drawn with the witch pen. The application and removing of the feather is characteristic and translates Flusser’s thoughts of …