Design

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 …

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 …

Virtual Reality On Your Smartphone

Virtual Reality On Your Smartphone

David Coz and Damien Henry at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris built a cardboard smartphone housing to prototype VR experiences as part of a 20% project. The results elicited so many oohs and ahs that they inspired a larger group to work on an experimental SDK. From there on Google wanted everyone to experience …


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. …

Philips Two-In-One Monitor

Philips Two-In-One Monitor

Philips Monitors has created a two-in-one computer display that puts a new angle on multitasking. This world's first virtually seamless Two-in-One display brings dual monitor productivity and minimalist, ultra-thin design to desktops. For this outstanding idea Philips Monitors was named the recipient of the 2014 COMPUTEX d&i Gold Award for outstanding innovation in the development …


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 Simplest Server In The World

The Simplest Server In The World

Almost 2 years ago the German-based company Protonet started an incredible adventure. Thanks to crowdfunding they were able to launch the Protonet server, the world simplest server. Now it’s time for the next product generation. Maya – beautiful, powerful, and most important: affordable for everyone. Protonet (Maya starts at roughly $1600) offers a simple solution …