2020 Peace Motion Graphics Competition Opens for Entries Entries are now open for the 2020 Peace Motion Graphics Competition. Organized by the Sunhak Peace Prize Foundation, the competition aims to raise awareness of the various themes of peace around the world and expand the culture of peace.
Home workout designs to exercise without a fitness instructor and stay healthy! I truly believe there are 2 types of people in this world – the first one who workout diligently and let nothing stand in the way of their ritual. And then there’s the other type (guilty to say I am a part of this) who let everything be an excuse to not work out! Its time we approach our procrastination head-on and get working on getting fit since we have a pandemic to survive. The collection showcased here includes AI-assisted home gyms ( this personal trainer is not going anywhere), home-fitness and trainer that double up as a mirror when ...
This geometric cat-shelter looks like a minimalist cat-head! Talk about purrfect design execution! The Catzz kitty-bed is inspired directly by its feline occupant. Designed to be flat-packed, the Catzz is an icosahedral shelter for cats that comes with multiple triangular panels that come together to form the enclosed shelter. The clever bit, however, is the fact that the Catzz bed actually looks like a minimalist cat head, complete with two pointy ears!Made from individual felt panels, the flat-packed bed can easily be assembled in minutes. When put together, it forms the perfect haven for your kitten, being a combination of robust and sturdy yet fuzzy and comfortable. The ...
At 205 mph top speed, this salt-lake racer aims at being the world’s fastest e-bike If the Voxan Wattman physically reminds you of the shape of a bullet, it’s completely intentional. Meet the Wattman, an e-bike vying for the position of the world’s fastest electric two-wheeler. The Wattman was initially unveiled in 2013 by boutique motorcycle maker Voxan as a two-wheeler with 203hp of power, 150ft-lbs of torque, and a 0-60mph acceleration time below 3.4 seconds. After 7 years of refinement, Voxan revealed the Wattman was ready to take on the two-wheeler land-speed record (previously set by Ryuji Tsuruta on his Mobitec EV-02A racer).The new, specially built Wattman comes fitted with a 367hp engine, powered ...
ProtoSpray Mixes 3D Printing and Electroluminescent Paint To Create Objects That Light Up “If you want something to stand out, the best way to do so is to light it up like a Christmas tree.”
Creators Ollie Hanton, Michael Wessely, Stefanie Mueller, Mike Fraser, and Anne Roudaut have taken this idea to heart and crafted a method to add light on any surface using a unique electroluminescent coating.
ProtoSpray combines multi-material 3D printing and the application of electroluminescent materials to create interactive touch-sensitive light displays on any shape.
The process starts very similarly to how you would normally 3D print an object. During the design process, the base electrode area is printed with ...
This futuristic wireless charger doubles as a magnetic power bank Is the wireless charging we do today really wireless? The charger is still connected to a power outlet using a wire, and your phone needs to be placed precisely on the charger to charge successfully. If anything, wireless charging today is actually port-less charging, because you don’t need to plug anything physical into your phone… but is it wireless? I’d probably say no.The MagEZ Juice makes perhaps the best case for what wireless charging should truly look like. Attach your phone to the MagEZ Juice to charge while you work, but it also doubles as an emergency battery pack when ...
White Arkitekter Wins Competition to Design New Waterfront Park in Bergen White Arkitekter has been selected to design a new beach park and sea bath in Bergen, Norway. The proposal, 'True Blue,' is based on water, which is the most tangible element in Bergen to create a new meeting place where residents can experience water throughout the year.
A Microsoft xCloud Adaptive Controller that brings mobile cloud-gaming to the specially-abled Something tells me we’re a mere announcement away from Microsoft’s cloud gaming service – Project xCloud, and it only makes sense that when the announcement drops, Microsoft does its bit to make sure everyone has access to it, regardless of their location, and their abilities. The Adaptive Controller concept for xCloud takes Microsoft’s special-needs controller and gives it a couple of tweaks to make it ready for cloud-based mobile gaming. Fundamentally, the xCloud Adaptive Controller is the same as its predecessor, but with a few upgrades that make it mobile-ready, so the specially-abled can reap the benefits of the upcoming ...
This chair inspired by the Japanese katana is mightier than the sword The Katana chair by Pavel Vetrov has been inspired by the Japanese katana sword and I think we can say this chair is mightier than the sword – given that the war right now is being fought by sitting at home!Japanese culture and philosophy can be seen in the details of the Katana chair. The stitching details on the edges represent the handle of the sword while the colors are carefully chosen to represent the mood. The chair is ergonomically designed so that your back is well supported and there is no pain when you bow to greet people when ...
Ex-Samsung Engineers design a 1.2lbs handheld vacuum that equals your Dyson in power! As a grown-up, do you get excited about vacuum cleaners or are you not normal? From someone who did it as a chore, as I have gotten older vacuuming has been giving me that certain joy you experience when you watch satisfying visual ASMR-like videos. The things on top of my wishlist have quickly changed from sneakers to $400 vacuums and now that I’ve discovered the Montanc, I am glad I can have both!Montanc was designed by ex-Samsung engineers to give you exactly what you need in a handheld vacuum without burning a hole in your pocket – powerful suction, ...
Wooden Architectural Designs that show why wood, as a material, will always be in trend! Wood has been the material of choice for construction across centuries. From a simple abode to even a sustainable football stadium, wooden designs are back to rule the future. The reason for it is simple, wood ages beautifully – anything built with wood will retain the character of your house. From the floorboards to the roof, each of this wooden house designs showcase this material in a spectacular way that will meet your style- be it modern or traditional!Persimmon Hills Architect, a Japanese architectural studio has designed this timber Kannondō, or main hall to the Buddhist Houshouin temple for the ...
Model of the Week: Xbox One Gyro Snack Bowl [Jump In… TO A SNACK] No matter how much you may be winning your latest video game, there’s no winnin’ when your snacks are out of reach. You have options like placing multiple bags and bowls within arms reach but what if you could have a bowl attached to your controller? And what if it had a gimbal design to keep your snacks stationary? …excluding the occasional tossing of the controller across the room, of course.
In perhaps our most almost-practical model of the week, Noycebru presents his ultra-innovative controller attachment to keep a sizeable snack load within a double jump of your nubs.
This ...
The Gemini Is A Divider, Whiteboard, and Cabinet All-In-One Design It’s always nice when a product’s design lends itself to multiple functions. Not only is it more versatile, but saves a ton of space by doing what two or more things do. And, if you think the room/cubicle divider couldn’t be innovated any further, Stone Designs is out to prove you wrong.
Their Gemini divider, designed in collaboration with Glimakra, is a furniture piece which looks like a head-height whiteboard on one side, a divider on another, with a full-on storage area in between. It’s one furniture piece with three specific functions.
The Gemini works just as well at home ...
MOFT’s genius laptop sleeve transforms into an angled stand using the power of origami! It seems the guys at MOFT have yet another trick up their sleeve… I mean their laptop sleeve. Coming from the guys that made the world’s lightest, most invisible laptop stand, this is the MOFT Carry Sleeve. It houses your laptop like any regular sleeve, but does much more than just that. Built with an innovative folding design (a feature we’ve really come to love across all of MOFT’s products), the Carry Sleeve transforms into an angular laptop stand with a simple flip of two tabs. Built with a magnetic flap that secures the stand in place, the Carry Sleeve ...
A smart hearing aid designed with modern aesthetics to empower you! Hearings aids have always made the user feel conscious and many will try to hide the fact that they are wearing one. The device that is meant to empower them and help with their hearing is actually doing the opposite by making them feel like they have something to be embarrassed about. Alice Turner decided to design Amplify, a hearing device that was made to be seen, to feel confident about and to help people experience life to its full potential!Amplify was created to give the hearing-impaired demographic an added value that made the hearing aid more than just a ...
Warming Huts: Art + Architecture Competition 2021 Submissions are now open for the 2021 Warming Huts: Art + Architecture Competition. This call for entries is open to architects, students of architecture, landscape architects, interior designers, artists and industrial designers who have a proven portfolio of design work.
The Text Block as Building Block with Angie Wang The text block is fundamental to creating any typographic system - whether on the page or on-screen. But what typeface to use, and at what size? How do we determine line length and leading? And what about readability?
Friday Smackdown: Gloobs of Moondrahr When we started harvesting the Gloobs of Moondrahr we hadn’t considered their spiky exteriors and razor-like barbs effect on our mesh containment system. Fortunately, we had just enough propellant left to spray-line the interior with the plasticy protection of these links.
Tan Zhi Hui – His skewed stylings are a beauty to behold. Characters you’ll recognize from comic to manga and beyond with some process shown among his works.
Whimsical Balance – 3D exploration of geometry and light. A collaboration between Pol Sola and Guasch Studio.
A City of Nowhere – Haoyu Wang explores megastructures as an instrument of architectural ...
This Clip-On Face Shield Is Perfect For Ball-cap Wearers While face masks may offer some protection from inhaling a nasty virus, personal protective equipment (PPE) like a face shield guard your entire face from coming into contact with touches, sneezes, wood chips and much more.
Now, you may have seen list of PPE supplies or some wearing full face shields to protect people from COVID-19. Though they help, donning a helmet or straping a large sheet of plastic to your head isn’t the trendiest or most comfortable. However, there’s one solution that rises above the rest – the Clip-On Shield by Komi Creations.
This particular face shield piles on ...
This Life-Size LEGO Technic Go-Kart Fits Riders Big and Small Anyone old enough with an internet connection will know a lot of life-size scale LEGO models of real vehicles have been made over the years. Whether it’s a stationary Volkswagen hippie van made from 400,000 bricks or an actual, driveable LEGO Bugatti Chiron, there’s a sense awe that comes from seeing 1:1 scale builds made from the charming building blocks.
One reason these builds are so amazing is due to the use of actual LEGO bricks. Just imagining the amount of work and time spent planning, not to mention building, one of these babies is enough to make you look ...
Finely-Detailed Metal 3D Prints From The Incus Hammer Lab35 Today I’m looking at a 3D printer I had not seen before, the Incus Hammer Lab35.
Incus Background
Incus is a spin off of Austria-based Lithoz, who have done very well with their line of ceramic 3D printers. Now it seems they’ve leveraged their expertise to produce a metal 3D printer that is capable of incredibly smooth surfaces.
LMM 3D Printing
Overview of the LMM metal 3D printing process [Source: Incus]
The Incus metal 3D printing process is cold; that is, it does not require the high temperatures normally used to melt metal powder in other metal 3D printing systems. ...
This Wooden Monowheel Lets You Pedal Through The Streets in Style Already bored of his Formula 1 wheel-equipped hoverboard and walking bicycle, YouTube creator The Q’s newest vehicular project is a monowheel made entirely out of wood. I’ll be honest… I want to build one.
In his latest video, he shows us just how he managed to create a driveable wheel which can hold a single person without toppling over:
Let’s go through the step and learn what it takes to build one.
1. Construct The Wheel Body
Arguably the most important part of the monowheel is… well, the wheel. To make it, The Q cuts out two circular pieces of ...
Model of the Week: Don’t-Touch-Your-Face-inator [Don’t Touch It!] The touch-aware team over at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has developed a wearable device to keep you from touching your mug and spreading diseases from your filthy hands.
Yeah, I see you getting ready to scratch your nostril. DON’T DO IT. Don’t Touch! Or as my college roommate used to say, “손대지 마!!!”
Yes, as COVID concerns crumble with countries and states beginning to lift their tests of totalitarian authority, parliamentary panic ebbing ever lower, and people escaping their fear-induced isolation, there are ‘Things You Need To Stay Safe”! One of those things is the wearable device from JPL ...
YouTuber BLACKHAND Makes A DIY Card Shooting Gun Even if you don’t have the best poker face, you know there’s a lot of fun to be had with playing cards. You can use them as bookmarks, fling them into open hats, or with your card-flicking accuracy, pelt your friends with a ninja-flurry of hearts, spades, and clubs.
While DIY YouTuber BLACKHAND’s new card shooting gun does just this, you wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of one of these cards:
The gun uses a spring mechanism to launch cards. By taking into account the rotational and forwards forces, BLACKHAND is able to create a slicer, vegetable ...
Bakelite: The Georg Kargl Collection As the first genuine plastic, Bakelite revolutionized the everyday culture from the 1920s to the 1950s. On view at the MAK from July 15 through October 26, 'Bakelite: The Georg Kargl Collection' exhibition is devoted to this extraordinary raw material.
ALT/SHIFT Fuses Creativity with Technology to Deliver Standout Designs From photoreal architectural renders to aesthetic and abstract installation art, ALT/SHIFT specializes in crafting innovative 2D and 3D designs for global clients across architecture, interior design, design visualization and motion graphics.
Landscape Designs Brand Identity for Vicarious Landscape has designed a new brand identity and site for Vicarious, an intelligent robotics start-up backed by $150m in funding from Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Samsung and ABB.
Emtype Foundry Releases Approach Mono Emtype Foundry has released Approach Mono, the fixed-width version of Approach. It is a utilitarian low contrast font, a bit mechanical but plenty of character.
Pair Launches New Personalizable Workplace System 'Olli' Pair has launched 'Olli,' a personalizable workplace system that lets clients customize how it functions by choosing from flexible elements that create space for focused task work, collaborative work, organization, and lounging space.
City of Baltimore Publishes 'Design for Distancing: Ideas Guidebook' The City of Baltimore has released the 'Design for Distancing Guidebook,' a digital resource that will provide safe placemaking inspiration for businesses, cities, and people worldwide to safely reopen and improve their own public spaces.
Friday Smackdown: A Mound of Melon Balls The ink-spun articles flew by the wind, caught by the branches of locust. Sands and soils of ancient people blew while a gear’s grinding drew in the weight of minute’s time. And there, in the filtered light, fur blazing, holsters tilted, triggers ready, with red eyes of fury targeting a mound of melon balls topped with these links.
J.C. Park – Just a massive array of work across many genres. I particularly and absolutely love his ship, air, and space craft work.
Gömböc – The shape that shouldn’t exist.
ostdrossel – Instagram follow of the week. The amazing colors and ...
The Skeleton Lamp’s Adjustable Wooden Panels Adapts to Your Lighting Needs Pendant style overhead lamps can light up a wide area but sometimes they tend to be too bright, especially when you’re directly under them. Some occasions call for a nice muted light to create the right ambiance, like during movie night, or when you are looking to set the mood for a romantic evening with your significant other. These moments call form having some means to curb the harsh light given off by a bare lightbulb.
The solution? Herzform’s Skeleton wooden pendant lamp. Herzform has designed a pendant lamp with a unique light disbursing feature. The product gets its name ...
Lampe à poser RECTO par Lee Yunjae Coup de coeur en ce début de semaine pour le jeune designer coréen Lee Yunjae fondateur de son studio Jaerryfolio.
Le Design n’ayant pas de frontières, j’aime à pouvoir me balader, voyager virtuellement à la découverte de nouveaux talents, des nouvelles idées.. Une veille au quotidien permettant d’alimenter le blog mais également l’ensemble de nos réseaux sociaux, comme Instagram ou plus largement Pinterest (bonne balade).
Voici donc RECTO, un projet de lampe à poser, lampe de bureau ou chevet aux lignes résolument industrielles. Sa forme minimaliste, s’intègrera parfaitement à un environnement de travail créatif. Sa structure de métal va permettre ...
Crowdfunding : le sac à dos augmenté par Fil&Fog Il y a de beaux lancements et il y a des « mise en orbite » !
Coup de projecteur sur le projet français baptisé Fil&Fog, lancement d’une nouvelle collection d’une nouvelle marque dédiée à la mobilité urbaine. Le premier volet de cette aventure se matérialise par une collection de « bagages complices de votre évasion »
Derrière ce projet, on retrouve le studio français Fritsch Durisotti remarqué pour sa participation à l’élaboration du fameux masque de snorkeling de chez Décathlon. Une volonté de prise de parole directe et d’un lancement complet de marque.
Un univers, un concept global visant à imaginer, proposer, démocratiser des solutions agiles ...
La Fabrique des Pieds, tout un art made in France ! Et si nous construisions nous même notre future table ?
Voici la proposition de la société basée dans le nord de la France, La Fabrique des Pieds, comme son nom l’indique elle se focalise uniquement sur le piètement de vos futurs meubles et tables.
Une porte, une planche, un plateau, béton, métal, bois… Les associations sont alors multiples.
« Quoi de plus simple que de dessiner, prototyper, façonner, souder, assembler, peindre et envoyer nos pieds depuis notre seul et unique atelier du nord de la France ? » Les mots de Florent, fondateur de la société…
A l’heure où la prise de conscience ...
Le Feuillet & Ictyos explorent l’avenir du luxe Deux jeunes maisons lyonnaises, Le Feuillet –maroquinier contemporain– et Ictyos –tanneur de cuirs marins-, se sont associées pour livrer leur interprétation du luxe de demain : ergonomique, éthique et résolument esthétique. Récit. 
Formafantasma l’avait initié dans ses recherches. Des recherches qui avaient menées le duo installé à Amsterdam à explorer les propriétés visuelles et tactiles de différents cuirs ; des peaux issues de l’industrie alimentaires aux vessies étudiées pour leurs capacités à contenir du liquide, la richesse des possibilités s’était vite rappelé au studio. Des concepts destinés à servir la recherche et le développement de nouvelles formes de cuir, et ...
Stokke Clikk la chaise haute par le studio Permafrost Coup de projecteur cette semaine sur le projet baptisé Stokke Clikk, la chaise haute évolutive imaginée par le studio norvégien Permafrost pour la marque Stokke.
L’univers de l’enfant, son confort, sa sécurité, son évolution reçoit toute l’attention des marques et designers. Ils tentent, d’innover en apporter des solutions plus fonctionnelles, plus responsables visant à répondre aux attentes des parents.
Stokke Clikk ne déroge pas à la règle, « clikk » pour la facilité de montage sans outils, plus rapide et sans risque de mauvais ajustements (voir la vidéo un peu plus bas). Réalisée en bois de hêtre européen et plastique, l’ensemble se ...
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 ...
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 ...

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