The world’s first ‘convertible pillow’ transforms in shape to let you nap anywhere First came the spoon, the fork, and the knife… then, in the interest of versatility and portability, someone fused them into the modern-day Spork, which integrates all three tools into one form, allowing you to eat any type of food anywhere with ease. Think of the napEazy as doing the same thing for pillows. Designed as a combination of the bed pillow, the back-rest pillow, the desk-pillow, and the neck-worn travel pillow, napEazy lets you comfortably nap anywhere, whether you’re sitting or lying down. Its design looks pretty ordinary at first, barring the presence of a parting line that runs ...
8 don’ts for your industrial design portfolio! For an Industrial Designer, there are few things more significant than your portfolio. It’s the number one reason you still haven’t landed your first design job. Alternatively, it’s the main reason you got the job you are in. We all understand its importance, so here are a few pointers you should AVOID in your design portfolio.Shiny Renderings, Shitty IdeasDon’t get us wrong – high quality sketches and renderings are a plus in every portfolio. But an experienced recruiter will also judge your ideas, design decisions and know-how.Products Without ProcessYour portfolio is not a product catalog. It’s about you and how ...
Tom Dixon & Prolicht Unveil CODE Tom Dixon has announced a collaboration with Prolicht to launch a new lighting range 'CODE.' The range utilizes bare LEDs on circuit boards that can be used to create thin strips, delicate chains and continuous columns of light.
This self-sanitizing toothbrush kills 99.8% bacteria The SuperBlue toothbrush by Dylan Fealtman makes sure that your teeth are clean, your brush is clean and your planet remains clean too!SuperBlue was designed to fill the gap left behind by regular manual and electric toothbrushes – it was made to decrease waste while making sure it lasts long and most importantly it is able to be sanitized. The ergonomic body was built in a way that it minimized the use of material while silicone bristles were used to maximize hygiene. The user will be able to keep the brushes clean with the UV light enabled case that also ...
Gogoro Unveils Eeyo 1 Ultralight eBike Gogoro has unveiled Eeyo 1 ebike, designed to address the daily challenges of city life and takes a different approach to traditional ebikes by prioritizing agility over utility.
Stak by Sandler The Sandler Stak chair is a classic of British design. Combining functionality and simplicity in a form that celebrates the materials and technologies used in its manufacture, the Stak chair is considered an exemplar of the modern design era.
PB Creative Designs Visual Identity and Packaging for Kraft Heinz's New Karvan Cévitam Range PB Creative has partnered with Kraft Heinz to develop a new premium tier for drinks cordial brand Karvan Cévitam.
The Clerkenwell Brothers Designs New Brand ID & Packaging for Little Miracles The Clerkenwell Brothers has designed a new brand identity and packaging for Little Miracles, a global iced tea brand.
Sustainability Deep Dive 2020 IDSA's Sustainability Deep Dive 2020 is a three-day virtual event that will feature a comprehensive mix of expert presentations and skill-building sessions meant to produce a wellspring of innovative ideas and possibilities that are desperately needed to bring about change.
For every premium cloth mask you buy, this company donates a mask to medical professionals The very point of wearing a face mask comes from a place of empathy. You wear a mask not only to protect yourself from the virus but to prevent yourself from accidentally spreading any germs to others. Wearing a mask is a way of showing that you respect and care for the people around you… but what if you could do a bit more than that and actually make a difference to more lives than the ones around you?Masks2Heroes was built around the premise that doctors and medical staff are modern-day superheroes who don’t wear capes, but wear scrubs instead, ...
This art-installation makes time slow down, giving you a taste of Doctor Strange’s powers! Not that I’d advocate for slowing time down – at least definitely not this year, but Lieberman’s iconic installation Slow Dance makes time move slowly, but in a way that’s aesthetic, pleasing, and goddamn fascinating. The Slow Dance is an edge-lit frame with a strange mechanism at its center. Clip a feather or a flower to it and it begins billowing in an invisible breeze… but in slow motion. You could be in a room with absolutely no wind and the feather or flower still sways on its own in that hypnotic slow speed – like nature’s own fidget spinner.So ...
SCI-Arc Making+Meaning 2020 SCI-Arc has announced that its summer program Making+Meaning will be held online this year. Now open to applicants all around the world, students from across the US, Asia, Europe, and beyond will convene to delve deeply into the most cutting-edge techniques and processes advancing design and architecture today.
San Francisco Design Week 2020 The 14th Annual San Francisco Design Week (SFDW), which attracts annually 60,000 visitors from around the world, is returning this year as the first regional virtual design festival.
This portable fridge is the perfect companion to Netflix and chill with! Product designs have three basic categories from a user’s point of view – the purely functional design with an almost brutish exterior that we love for the solution they provide, the pro aesthetic designs that take a conventional product and revise it to a new level to trigger an emotional response in us (after all humans are visual creatures) and the rare unicorn – that merges functionality and aesthetics seamlessly to create the best design. The Baseus Personal Refridgerator concept by Jiujiu Hu certainly falls in the aesthetic category but that doesn’t stop us from loving it any lesser!With a ...
D&AD New Blood Digital Festival 2020 D&AD has revealed its plans for the 2020 New Blood Digital Festival, running from July 6-10 in place of its annual Festival at London's Truman Brewery. The digital festival will provide a virtual platform that continues to support and stimulate emerging creative talent during what will be a challenging year for graduates.
Friday Smackdown: Stringy Cheek Meats Outside the worn iron gate, a north wind blew at their backs as they approached. All five, scarred from battle, hardened by storm, returned with the largest cache of dried licorice root the village had ever seen, extracted, they came to learn later, from the stringy cheek meats of these links.
Ryan Gitter – A wide range of art and influence in concept art that introduces you to characters in strange and beautiful lands, leaving a desire to explore.
Binhai Science Museum – An architectural gem completed last year in Binhai, China as photographed by Kris Provoost.
Simpsons IRL – ...
Spitzkant by Julien Fincker Julien Fincker has released Spitzkant, a serif typeface family that is characterized by strong contrasts. Pointed, sharp serifs and edges contrast with round and fine forms, making it very individual and expressive. This makes it particularly suitable for branding, editorial, packaging and advertising.
Easily View 3D Results In Your Google Searches We all know how Google Search works: type in something you want to know and Google magically collates everything about it on the Internet in less than a second.
But did you know Google Search has an option to easily view 3D content?
By clicking the “View in 3D” button at the bottom part portion of any compatible link, you can view assets in 3D. You can then rotate, push, and pull the object to look at it from all angles. It saves you time and effort as you don’t have to open a dozen links on different tabs to ...
A Tesla e-bike would help rapidly electrify the two-wheeler industry The ubiquity of electric vehicles can undeniably be attributed to Tesla. Had it not been for Elon Musk’s vision to make battery-powered four-wheelers the gold standard, we wouldn’t see the entire automotive industry scramble towards competing in this new field… however, there’s an exception that can be directly linked to Tesla’s non-involment. Two Wheelers.Tesla has dabbled in most sections of the four-wheeler industry, from sedans, to pickup trucks, roadsters, semi-trailer trucks, and even quad-bikes. There’s an obvious lack of two-wheelers in Tesla’s product portfolio, and James Gawley took it upon himself to fill that void, at least with a concept. ...
The Largest 3D Printing Factory Is Coming The idea of parallel 3D printing is incredibly powerful.
The rap against 3D printers has long been that they are monumentally slower than traditional manufacturing equipment to produce finished units, even though they are able to make objects of any design on the next print job.
This slowness has sometimes been the reason for not considering 3D printing as a manufacturing option, along with the unavailability of desired materials. However, in recent years the breadth of material selection has widened considerably, and now includes many popular engineering materials.
It’s now possible to make many types of end-use parts on 3D ...
These magnetic block toys brings the adrenaline of Hot Wheels to the creativity of LEGO MagnetCube vividly reminds me of one of the greatest online games of our time. No, not Minecraft. Try a little older. Remember Rollercoaster Tycoon? And how if you didn’t have enough money to buy preset Rollercoaster designs, you had to build your own? Between you and me, I’d try to make the most outrageous coasters even if I DID have the money. Building a track together piece by piece, aligning the last piece to the end of the station to complete the track, and just watching as the virtual park-visitors screamed in sheer delight through the coaster ride. There’s something ...
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 [Review] If you’re not familiar with the new Quadro RTX line, here’s what you need to know. The new RTX cards use the next generation of GPUs based on the Turing architecture with features that come together on the NVIDIA RTX platform.
Turing adds many important features over previous architecture, the primary of which is the new Tensor cores that add deep learning AI capabilities and the RT cores for real-time ray tracing acceleration. The RTX platform provides various RTX APIs for developers which allow them to build RTX applications that take advantage of the RTX Turing architecture and allows you ...
Spiderman-inspired wearable sanitizer that gives you the great power to remain safe Take it from your friendly neighborhood heroes (your healthcare workers) that sanitizing your hands and wearing a mask is crucial when you step out. Masks were a fashion accessory even before the pandemic, so everyone adopted wearing it a lot faster than the habit of sanitizing. Most of the time we forget we touched something in shared public places and our hand goes straight to our face – yikes! To make sanitizing easier, especially when we are outdoors, a designer has created this conceptual Spiderman-inspired wearable sanitizer that lets you be a discreet hero without a bodysuit.The designer wanted to ...
Tiny home setups that prove why microliving will be the next big trend: Part 3 Staying indoors and sanitizing every surface of my house is an easy way to drive anyone (especially someone like me who hates clutter) nuts! At times, I often wonder how it would feel if I had fewer possessions – more meaningful perhaps but also lesser stuff to clean. It was this train of thought that had me researching the latest millennial trend to hit our lives just before COVID-19 stopped our travel plans – tiny homes. With minimalism trending at unforeseen levels, it is relatively easy to see the appeal of these small homes. Add to that the growing population, ...
This 3D Printed Glove Remover Helps Reduce The Risk of Hand Contamination Months ago, when the thought of a pandemic was just a whisper and inkling in our minds, a press release or blog post announcing a 3D printed glove remover might not have ever caught our attention. In fact, some might think among all the novel inventions a glove remover ranks pretty low on the invention scale. Not so anymore! COVID-19 and all the dangers it brings have changed up the game. Not only frontline workers but the masses are becoming health conscious and are constantly making sure they are protected. And what better place than to start with clean hands!
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The MATTRO Ziesel is An Off-road EV Powerhouse Back in the day, the best way to make an injury-induced wheelchair ride cooler was to either paint the chair or slaps stickers all over it (it’s a fact that hotrod flames make a wheelchair go faster). Nowadays, however, you have options, including one that’s able to take you just about anywhere:
The Ziesel has been around since 2013, but the folks at MATTRO have improved the vehicle over the years to drive smoother and be more versatile. If it doesn’t look like your typical wheelchair, perhaps it’s because MATTRO isn’t designing a wheelchair to go offroad but an offroad ...
JustSketchMe is a Web App to Create and Download Poseable 3D Characters If you’ve done any character sketching or modeling, you’ve likely used one of those poseable wooden figurines to frustrate you enough to eke out something that looks mostly human. It’s just a reference but, as you know, bodies are different sizes and shapes. So, what if you had a web app to pose up all the possibilities?
JustSketchMe is a web-based app to create and pose 3D character models. But they go one step further and allow you to download the 3D model. From there, you can use it as a reference inside your 3D modeling software or 3D print ...
Transform Old Laptop into All-in-One Computer Have you got an old laptop laying around that still boasts decent performance specs but is too banged up to take on the road? Are you looking for your next DIY electronics project? Well, Youtuber Matt of DIY Perks may have just the project for you! We’re talking an All-in-One PC conversion. Yep, a makeover in both form and function. The video walks you through an entire All-in-One build and is packed with helpful tips. Below are a few key process nuggets I gleaned from watching the video. Hopefully, they’ll help you decide if taking on an All-in-One PC makeover ...
Watch the NASA SpaceX Dragon Crew Launch LIVE Update: Unfortunately, weather conditions did not cooperate! The launch has been postponed until Saturday, May 30th at 3:22 p.m. EDT.
If you’ve been waiting nearly a decade for American astronauts to launch on American soil from an American rocket, today is your day. At 4:33 EDT, NASA and SpaceX will launch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on a Falcon 9 rocket. The Demo-2 mission is the first time NASA will launch a commercially built spacecraft.
Up until the launch, they are providing a mix of live and pre-recorded insight and interviews on the ...
A Viking Spear Made Using Traditional Methods It has been a very long time since Vikings roamed the land. Back in the late 8th to late 11th centuries these Norsemen were masters of hunting, raiding, and trading. But they could do almost none of these things without the proper tools, so it only made sense that their smithing techniques were just as renowned.
Using a traditional Viking method known as sheer steel, the guys at That Works (the same folks at Baltimore Knife and Sword who brought our favorite fictional weapons at MAN AT ARMS Reforged) have made a Viking Spear which would make the Norse gods ...
SOLIDWORKS Tips, Tricks, and Smacks (By Dan): Mid Plane Design Method Konichiwa, SolidWorks ninjas. Welcome to the dojo (Designing Objects Journeymen Organization).  Let’s flip roll right into our training regime. 
Mid Plane Is Your Symmetrical Friend
As we take our 2D sketches from the flat world into the third Extruded Boss/Base Feature dimension we have options.  Some options utilize references as drivers.  When not using reference drivers but creating stand-alone geometry, I default to the Mid Plane option over the Blind option. Particularly, when the shape created will serve as starting geometry that is built off (and/or is) the primary geometric volume.
Why Design Using Midplanes?
A Mid Plane extrude creates ...
DRAWSHER quand la machine à laver devient meuble ! Repenser les objets du quotidien, une mission de chaque instant pour nos amis designers. Plus fonctionnel, plus écologique, plus harmonieux, plus rapide, plus efficace, plus accessible, mieux adaptés : le spectre est large et peut s’appliquer à bien objets et accessoires se trouvant autour de nous.
Kikang Kim, jeune designer coréen nous présente son projet baptisé DRAWSHER, où il « augmente » la machine à laver que nous avons toutes et tous chez nous. Même forme, quasiment même fonctions depuis maintenant plus de 20 ans…
Il part de l’idée de départ de rassembler le dépôt de linge sale et la machine en ...
Friday Smackdown: Stiltbots of Rim Village Hollow Battle-worn stiltbots of the rim village hollows hung in the root-wrenched cliffs. Once they took flight our stunners would be useless unless we could disable the plasma shields with the blast charge of these links.
Paul Chadeisson – These ships. So many. Orbiting planets, landing aircraft, carrying out missions, some abandoned. Amazing work, and more city, space, and environment shots.
Big Box Collection – Remember when video games came in boxes. The good ol’ days. This is a 3D collection of the boxes of video game past.
The Swiss Machine – 70 step basketball trick shot and one of the ...
Time to toast, le chargeur revisité par Lee Sungwook Le designer était, est et sera au coeur des changements que nous allons devoir apporter à notre quotidien.. Habitude, consommation, aménagement, déplacement, sécurité, échanges, la période actuelle rebat les cartes en nous laissant libres de choisir nos priorités…
Loin des problématiques écologiques, ou de protection sanitaire à réinventer et rapidement déployer, chaque expertise et idée est à mon sens, bonne à prendre.
Lee Sungwook, designer coréen s’inspire du traditionnel grille pain afin d’imaginer un chargeur de smartphone original, par son look, sa forme et ses fonctions, baptisé Time to toast.
La qualité première réside dans le fait que le téléphone est ...
A—part le banc de distanciation par Oxymoro Design Sans en rajouter des caisses encore et encore, nous savons que cette période si particulière va laisser des traces.. Dans nos mémoires, mais surtout dans nos comportements. Le designer, l’architecture, l’agenceur, le retaileur se doivent d’intégrer ce nouveau paramètre de « distanciation » dans leurs futures créations.
« Quarantine & Social Distancing bring up needs that had been invisible and previously not considered to be crucial. With much of the world facing some sort of a lockdown due to the global pandemic, the difficulties that rise up automatically create a strong dipole between physical & emotional contact. »
L’Homme par nature, aime le contact, ...
INTERVIEW : Manon MALATRAY et Patrick JOUFFRET, le Design chez THERMOR  
Reprenons les bonnes habitudes et partons à la rencontre des designers qui font de votre quotidien, un quotidien différent…
Loin des grandes signatures, ou designers stars, les agences, les designers intégrés, les designers industriels ont bien plus d’impact sur votre quotidien que vous ne pourriez l’imaginer…
Voici le fruit de mes échanges avec les designers Manon MALATRAY et Patrick JOUFFRET chez Thermor.
Petite introduction à propos de la marque, Thermor est un fabricant français de radiateurs électriques connectés, sèche-serviettes, radiateurs salle de bains, pompes à chaleur piscine, chauffe-eau électriques. Thermor existe depuis 1931, elle conçoit et fabrique ses radiateurs et chauffe-eau électriques ...
Crowdfunding : Transfarmers le Pot de Fleurs Composteur A quoi pensez-vous lorsque nous évoquons « Transfarmers » ?
Coup de projecteur sur ce projet français à succès, imaginé par 4 agronomes et graphiste promettant de rendre le (lombri) compostage accessible à toutes et tous, presque ludique pour une utilisation au quotidien. Une démarche visant à intégrer nos intérieurs, bousculer nos habitudes afin de permettre aux urbains de composter leurs déchets organiques.
Ne jetez plus vos bio déchets à la poubelle ! Transfarmers est un véritable pot de fleurs composteur recueillant toutes vos épluchures des 5 fruits et légumes par jour. Et grâce au principe du lombricompostage, vos plantes décoratives et potagères sont approvisionnées ...
Abstract Chair par Egor Bondarenko Egor Bondarenko, designer créateur Russe rend hommage au centenaire du mouvement Bauhaus, soufflant sa 100ème bougie en 2019.
Prenant sa source en Allemagne, l’Allemagne d’après guerre à l’heure de la reconstruction, Henry van de Veld et Walter Gropius auront l’idée de réunion art et technique, en une seule et même institution. (la Staatliches Bauhaus, contraction de « Bau « bâtiment et « Haus » maison) Un objectif donc de reconstruction, une alliance stratégique et sociale, nous vous laisserons en lire davantage sur le sujet (lecture simple)
On aime la proposition du designer : « A chair as an object and a symbol of unlimited freedom and ...
Art et technologie par František Jungvirt Coup de projecteur, sur le projet redécouvert ce jour et présenté en 2019 lors de la Milan Design Week, imaginé par František Jungvirt.
J’ai toujours plus de mal à apprécier, un travail uniquement artistique lorsqu’il se justifie par l’adaption et donc la conséquence d’un mode de création, assisté ou non. La technique pour la technique, n’a et n’aura de sens que dans un point de vue de recherche et de prospective.
Ici, l’oeil est particulièrement attiré par le résultat, parfait mélange entre modernité et histoire, entre savoir-faire et technologie et c’est cela qui est intéressant. Le jeune créateur, va s’appuyer sur ...
SOLID CHAIR le fauteuil Klein par Thijmen Van Der Steen Telle une envie subite de bleu Klein pour notre intérieur ? En cette période si particulière, on agence, on range, on ajuste nos intérieurs et imaginons les éléments à améliorer.. Travaux, rénovations, aménagements, décoration et mobilier..
Coup de coeur dominical pour le modèle SOLID CHAIR imaginé par le designer hollandais Thijmen Van Der Steen.
Passé il y a peu par la Design Academy Eindhoven, il nous explique son travail : « In my work, I aim to make objects that are timeless and understandable in shape and in use. I like to strip down form and material, so that only the necessary ...
Les murs ont des oreilles : les patères oniriques par Made in WAW ! Caroline Schilling 10 ans après… Présentée en 2009 pour son projet d’études ENSAD Paris nommé Spotlights, quel plaisir de retrouver Caroline à la tête de son propre studio baptisé Made in WAW !
Designer(euse), rêveuse, entrepreneuse, .. Caroline se distingue par un univers onirique où elle joue avec les codes de notre quotidien en détournant des objets, des formats, des formes, pour nous surprendre.
«  Il est un pays, proche de celui des merveilles, où les objets prennent vie et grandissent sans pareil. WAW ! est une contrée non loin d’ici, où règne en maître la démesure. La devise exclamative “Think big – ...
Les matières brutes de Maxime Bellaunay « A flanc de falaise », « Horizon »… Avec des noms aussi évocateurs, on ne peut qu’imaginer la substance du travail de Maxime Bellaunay.
C’est de son projet de diplôme des Métiers d’Art, actuellement aux Ateliers de Paris, qu’est née cette série de luminaires, mettant en scène des matériaux typiques et savoir-faire artisanaux de différentes régions. Du marbre de Toscane, du granit du Tarn ou encore de la roche volcanique d’Auvergne, ces pièces uniques nous invitent à un voyage authentique et presque contemplatif.
Présenté la première fois durant la Paris Design Week de septembre 2019, ce jeune designer met la matière brute à l’honneur, ...

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