Design

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 …

PowerCube Extended USB

PowerCube Extended USB

This little gadget is probably a must-have item for your everyday life. The Powercube, which will extend the use you make of your office power, is a dual USB port adapter with four socket adapters for wall outlets. The modular design allows easy expansion by connecting multiple units like Laptop, iPad or Android phone. While …

It's All About Pressure, Volume And Temperature

It’s All About Pressure, Volume And Temperature

Are you ready to enjoy the perfect shot of espresso? Great espresso is both an art form and a science — and that is why this print is all about the various delicious espresso based beverages while it also explains the in's and out's of espresso theory and preparation in great detail. This Exceptionally Great …


Logo Poster Design By Mark Bloom

Logo Poster Design By Mark Bloom

This wonderful Logo Poster is a limited edition of 100 x A2 posters featuring 126 logos designed by Mark Bloom (aka Mash Creative) between 1998 and 2014. The print is a hybrid of litho printed black with screen printed fluorescent yellow ink on 250gsm GFSmith Naturalis Absolute White Matt paper. Each poster comes hand numbered …

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Become A ‘g’ Sponsor

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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 …

Computer Virus Illustrated Guide

Computer Virus Illustrated Guide

Amsterdam-based designer Bas van de Poel from Wonder Years created this illustrated guide to to the worst viruses in computer history. De Poel asked about two dozen artists to create illustrations of famous offenders like Melissa and Beda. The Melissa–see boxheader image above–virus is named after the author’s favorite exotic dancer. The macro worm infects …


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 …

Capture Dense 3D Models

Capture Dense 3D Models

Occipital's Structure ($399) sensor brings the third dimension back to your mobile device. It allows you to capture dense geometry. This enables you to simulate real world physics. Think capturing and preserving precise 3D models of people, places and things for the rest of time, or playing augmented reality games in the space that surrounds …


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 …