Design

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 …

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. …

Hendrik Bag With Foldable Upper Part

Hendrik Bag With Foldable Upper Part

You probably already have several bags you use for various purposes. With the Hendrik Bag (roughly $55) by Jochen Smuda and Martin Fussenegger you'll get a fab looking alternative for your bag collection. It's not only particularly nice through the courier-bag look, but also practically. The foldable upper part gives you maximum space–close it with …


Lift Shelving Units

Lift Shelving Units

Product designer Staffan Holm was born in Lidköping, Sweden 1977 and worked as a furniture carpenter before studying interior and industrial design at the School of Design and Crafts (HDK) in Gothenburg. Since graduating 2008 and starting his own studio, Staffan collaborates with some of Scandinavia’s most renown companies, such as Swedese, Hay and Muuto …

The Interpolate Lamp

The Interpolate Lamp

iLoveHandles began when two friends who met in architecture grad school — one with a background in graphic design and business, and the other with a background in product design — started collaborating on projects that were clever, fun, and useful. "We never meant to be another iPhone accessories company. Sorry about that. We know there …

Paul Smith Limited Edition Football

Paul Smith Limited Edition Football

In the name of the beautiful game, Paul Smith takes the keepy-uppy from the schoolyard to the shop floor. Coinciding with the launch of a limited edition, signature stripe printed leather Football (roughly $330–the first ten footballs will be signed by Paul), Paul Smith releases a new short film. Working with young British director Oliver …