Posts Tagged ‘Design’

A Vase With Dual Personalities

A Vase With Dual Personalities

The trait of extraversion–introversion is a central dimension of human personality theories. Extraversion tends to be manifested in outgoing, talkative, energetic behavior, whereas introversion is manifested in more reserved and solitary behavior. Going a step further in product design, Introverso 2 by Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti, in white Carrara marble, offers dual personalities. The design …

Bringing Together Furniture Design And Electronic Appliance

Bringing Together Furniture Design And Electronic Appliance

Clique is a new concept of contemporary living, it cares about objects’ tangible properties than intangible ones. Based in Milan, the designers Claudio Larcher, Filippo Protasoni and Simone Simonelli together with the companies Odone Marmi and Lilea Design trust in Italian craft quality and in user friendly technology–bringing together two illusory distant backgrounds: furniture design and electronic …


Because Design Matters

Because Design Matters

Why does design matter? Design influences the outcome of almost everything we do, often without our being aware that it has done so. When deployed wisely, design can bring us pleasure, strength, comfort, sensitivity, integrity, prosperity, diversity and so much more. But if its power is abused, the outcome can be confusing, humiliating, enraging and …

Atelier Playing Cards

Atelier Playing Cards

Digital design doesn’t have longevity. It is quickly built upon, improved, and reimagined. It doesn’t have a long shelf life. When designer Robert Padbury left Apple last year, he wanted to create something that you could hold in your hand. "Combining my love of design, games, and magic, I sought to reimagine one of my …

Industrial Poetry – The Rollerball Pen

Industrial Poetry – The Rollerball Pen

Ever thought of restart writing letters because of the love for a pen? It's possible with this valueable design pen, which seems surrounded by the zeitgeist of an old soul. The significance of a pen goes beyond that of a singular object. "A pen could go through the warm touch of so many hands, and …


Wallmonds Shelves Frame

Wallmonds Shelves Frame

Wallmonds is a project Gonçalo Campos started developing in the Studio, in order to experiment and play with product typologies, communication methods, production and delivery to the final user, "in a way that our work designing for other brands doesn't allow," Campos adds. This freedom and direct link to the final consumer is part of the …

Print Design That Stands Out From The Crowd

Print Design That Stands Out From The Crowd

This series of print design from German-based ADDA Studio highlights the range of services BERG offers as a restaurant. "In order to show the restaurants many services we developed Flyers that can easily stand alone or, combined with the others, add up in form, colour and content referring to the Corporate Design and Interior," explains …

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 …


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 …

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) …


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 …

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 …

Mouth-Watering Chop Chop Cutting Board

Mouth-Watering Chop Chop Cutting Board

You’re not still cutting your precious MEAT on a run-of-the-mill cutting board, are you? Upgrade to one of these mouth-watering McBess-illustrated beauties. Bamboo wood, printed on one side, measuring 37cm x 22cm. Also suitable for vegans the Chop Chop ($65) is only available from Dudes Factory, a label, store and gallery based in Berlin. Dudes …

Minimalist Spoon Design By Yesign

Minimalist Spoon Design By Yesign

Spoon is a minimalist product design created by Germany-based designer Yesign. Once folded, the spoon allows the user to pick up coffee with ease by using a geometric design. The design dips into the coffee flat, and then the user bends the sides to collect the desired amount. The sides of the spoon are bent …


LED Illuminated Laval Table Lights

LED Illuminated Laval Table Lights

German and Berlin-based designers Andreas Hopf and Axel Nordin were inspired by the operating principle of kerosene lamps, an adjustable luminaire with clever routing of air through an adjustable burner and flue to maximise soot-less non-flickering illumination, for their LED illuminated Laval table lights. "Intent on decoding the kerosene lamp for the modern age, we …

Branch Stool By Martin Bereuter

Branch Stool By Martin Bereuter

The Branch Stool (15 piece limited) with the forked branches legs are a joint project of Zürich-based furniture architects schindlersalmerón with carpentry Martin Bereuter from the Bregenzer Forest. Taking on thoughts sketched in the Schindler's PhD, the collaboration focused on naturally grown wooden forms with the example of the forked branches: "Until the 19th century, …

Classic Icon: Barcelona Couch

Classic Icon: Barcelona Couch

Designed in 1930 by Mies van der Rohe, the Barcelona Couch (starts at $9200) by Knoll shares the same simple elegance as the iconic lounge chair of the same name — and the pavilion for which it was created. Van der Rohe's command of line and material in all medium, from architecture to furniture, helped …