This battery grip turns any smartphone into a full-fledged professional DSLR camera This may be the most well-designed smartphone grip we’ve seen in quite a while…They say (and I’ve repeated this multiple times) that the best camera isn’t the one with the biggest sensor or the highest megapixel value, it’s the one that’s closest to you. Photography is so much about capturing the right moment that it really is about accessibility more than it is about technology… because what good is a camera if it isn’t around when you need it the most?Smartphone cameras have gotten pretty good over the past few years. I just bought a new one myself and get ...
The Quilt beacon + app create a virtual mesh network to maintain communication during disasters The internet may fail, telecom services may get cut off, but Quilt’s virtual meshing system will help broadcast messages, distress signals, public service announcements, and crucial information anywhere, whenever needed. Quilt is an ad-hoc mesh network built by the Quilt App and Quilt Beacon. In short, it relies on multiple phones with the Quilt app installed, and multiple Quilt beacons to build its own network that operates independently of telecom companies and internet services. If you’ve got the Quilt app installed, or the Quilt beacon device in your home, you’re always alerted when there’s something that needs your attention. If ...
Dyson’s new bladeless fan also humidifies as well as purifies your air with a UV-lamp Talk about a triple whammy! Dyson’s latest iteration on its iconic bladeless fan, dubbed as the Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool, is the company’s first triple-function machine, engineered to provide a cool breeze, humidify the atmosphere, and filter out particulate matter from the air, bringing it to 99.97% purity.The Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool is just a marvel of engineering from top to bottom. It builds on the Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology to create a strong, channeled stream of un-buffeted wind, even pulling in air from around the fan’s bladeless rim. The base of the fan pulls air in, passing ...
Porsche Now Makes 3D Printed Pistons For Their Sports Cars Or rather, for a sports car, but it’s a start. As of the moment, Porsche has succeeded in 3D printing production-grade pistons for the engine of their newest 911 sports car, the 911 GT2 RS.
Now you might wonder why Porsche didn’t try putting 3D printed pistons on a vehicle with less demanding speed capabilities. Something less… Porschey? Well, according to their Project Manager, Frank Ickinger, there’s no need to worry as they’ve done the exact same stress tests on the new pistons as they do with the traditional machines versions, albeit with a few differences.
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GoPro Camera Captures What Happens Inside a Car Tire You’ve spent countless hours and thousands of dollars on it, but have you ever wondered about what goes on inside your car whilst you’re driving it?
Thanks to modern technology, Matt Mikka of Warped Perception helps answer at least ONE question mechanics and drivers have pondered: “Just what happens inside a car tire while it’s in motion?”
Armed with a GoPro Hero 7, an external battery pack, and a small light, Mikka sets out to install the tire spy-cam inside an old sedan tires.
The biggest issue (and probably the main reason why no one has seen the inside of ...
This wearable 5K OLED display brings home the ultimate cinematic experience for your Netflix binging sessions! Movie theatres are going to remain closed for a while as the world continues to battle the pandemic. Even when it does open, it isn’t the first place that we would go to as we all have become super comfortable with extensive Netflix binges at home without overpriced popcorn and fighting your neighbor for the armrest. As more and more movies release on streaming platforms instead of theatres, it is worth investing in an audiovisual set like the Cinera Edge which brings the cinematic experience home to you!This is the world’s first personal cinema HMD that features dual 2.5K micro-OLED ...
Monotype Announces 'Brand Talks Connected' Virtual Event Monotype's 'Brand Talks Connected' live & interactive event will be held on August 27. The event will focus on the future, and how brands can rise to the challenges posed by an unsettled world.
This two-seat foldable kayak is a portable, space-saving alternative to its traditional counterpart Fina is a plywood kayak designed for better storage – no special parking spot or carriers required! Created out of plywood, this kayak was inspired by the designer’s trip to Venice, Italy, where she wanted to sail the canals with her sister but didn’t have space to store a two-seater kayak without paying for a bigger parking spot. “After all the calculations to achieve my desired aesthetic lines, the correct waterline and the center of gravity, the challenge was to turn the five-meter long kayak into a two-meter long, a dimension I specified that would make it ideal to store ...
MESH l’organiseur béton par Shift Studio La belle découverte du jour, baptisée MESH, la rencontre entre l’architecture et l’univers du bureau !
Le studio Shift, entre Mexique et New-York présente son projet comme un système de rangements modulaires, pouvant s’adapter aux nouveaux besoins de nos intérieurs. Ils projettent leur création, pas uniquement dans le bureau..
Réalisé entièrement en béton, en collaboration Opticretos, Mesh se décompose en un plateau « cranté », pouvant accueillir à votre guise, gobelets bas et hauts ainsi que des modules plats.
Pour les fans, des choses bien rangées. Une chose à sa place et chaque chose à sa place.. Une idée, plutôt une obsession ...
A pulley mechanism based lamp designed to add a playful interaction with everyday furniture! The right piece of furniture can truly make or break the aesthetics of a space. It is about good design and not expensive pieces (although, they do sometimes go hand in hand). While we always pay more attention to the bigger pieces that arguably catch the eye like tables and couches, it is the supporting elements like good lighting that can elevate your interior game – almost literally with this Pulley lamp!As the name suggests, the conceptual pulley-based lamp adds a dynamic and playful element to the otherwise standard floor lamp which never makes you go “Wow, where’d you get ...
This 6-in-1 modular tent made from recycled plastic transforms into a hammock, or awning whenever you want Camping is all about location and weather, and those two factors can heavily influence how you camp. Sometimes it’s sunny out, sometimes it suddenly begins pouring. Your campsite could be grassy, muddy, gravel-filled, or even have a rivulet or stream flowing underneath. A myriad of factors determine your camping experience, and it only makes sense that your camping equipment/shelter adjusts itself based on those factors. Meet the Beluga tent, a shapeshifting, modular tent that can be laid out in not 2 or 3, but rather 6 different formats. You could use the Beluga (or parts of it) as a tent, ...
COOKFOX Designs First & Only Well Platinum-Certified Office in United States COOKFOX Architects recently completed the International WELL Building Institute's new offices in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan, on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 26th Street.
Textiles and Wellbeing: The New Normal This Thursday, August 13th at 10:00 am EDT, Kvadrat will be hosting 'Textiles and Wellbeing: The New Normal,' a webinar that explores the role of textiles in the wake of COVID19 - from health and safety to mental wellbeing, creativity, and beyond.
Google Pixel Smartwatch, it’s finally your time to shine It just makes perfect sense, given the fact that Google announced its plan to acquire Fitbit in 2019, and that Google still doesn’t have a horse in the smartwatch race, while its competitor Apple currently occupies more than half the smartwatch market share. Google famously entered the smartphone industry with the Pixel, its first entirely ‘Made by Google’ smartphone. The Pixel smartphone went onto redefine what a pure Android experience could look like, becoming the gold standard in the Android OS experience. James Tsai’s Google Pixel Smartwatch concept does the same for the Android Wear OS.Embodying Google’s playful-serious aesthetic, the ...
Understory at The Spheres, Seattle Understory at The Spheres is a multi-functional exhibit and visitor center designed to tell the story of 'The Spheres,' Amazon's iconic and wholly unique insertion into the heart of Seattle.
Ware Malcomb Completes ZS Associates Office in San Francisco Ware Malcomb has completed the new offices of ZS Associates located at 611 Gateway Boulevard in South San Francisco.
This gaming controller’s modular design transforms into a gun or a even steering wheel! Gaming controllers have a lot of potential to get better, something compatible with different games, and most importantly comfortable to play with for longer sessions. We need a gadget like Morphox which is a conceptual controller designed to adapt to a variety of gaming experiences while still being ergonomic.While most tech is now becoming modular to adapt to our flexible lifestyle (or flexible game choices), gaming controllers are still pretty set in their mold. Morphox breaks this mold with a design that creatively incorporates feedback from existing controllers like the placement of the trigger button for better access which is ...
Kitchen appliances that will perfectly assist your chef dreams: part 5 Good kitchen appliances and gadgets have the capability to transform your entire kitchen experience! From prepping to cooking to storing meals, or even doing your dishes becomes simple and efficient. Since a lot of our time and energy is spent in the kitchen (it’s either cook or be taken over by cravings for me), it’s important to select the correct products to be our little helpers. Hence, we’ve curated a collection of innovative and easy-to-use products that will make you want to spend more time in the kitchen!Designed for better control, the Cheat Sheets don’t just allow you to segregate ...
Build Sand Castles Better with this Pro-level Tool Kit Design Have you ever wondered how people make sandcastles the size of small fortresses?
Apart from time and the proper mix of sand and water, the biggest help comes from the tools they use. Most of them aren’t using those tiny plastic shovels you find at beach shops, but rather solid, industrial-grade tools you would find at a construction site. Pufferfish is bringing that to everyday beachgoers.
The Pufferfish sand castle tool kit was created out of a passion for making sand castles and having awesome tools to make those sand-sculpting ideas happen. Designed and built by dads, the kit includes ...
Magis Launches Bell Chair by Konstantin Grcic Magis has debuted Bell Chair, a contemporary monobloc chair designed by Konstantin Grcic.
New York Festivals Launches Bowery Awards New York Festivals has launched 'Bowery Awards,' a new competition celebrating independent creatives in the commercial landscape. Proceeds of the 2020 Bowery Awards will be donated to Feed the Frontlines NYC.
Sustainable Fashion Business Conference in Lisbon Organized by the Lisbon Academy of Sciences, the 'Sustainable Fashion Business' conference will showcase the achievements of international brands producing in Portugal as a part of the global industry. Demonstrating direct progress from the fashion world, it will also highlight the business opportunities which currently lie within it.
JDO Puts Playful Spin on Social Distancing with 'Normville' Created by JDO, Normville puts a positive and playful spin on social distancing, reinforcing its importance in a refreshing way that will resonate with a society suffering from a bit of lockdown fever.
INTERVIEW : Chris Baumann, le Design chez TADO Le design au coeur de nos quotidiens, partons aujourd’hui à la découverte de la marque TADO, spécialiste allemand de la technologie / domotique à destination de nos chauffages et climatisations.
Une réflexion au coeur de notre projet de rénovation de notre appartement, où comment rendre notre habitat plus intelligent ? plus en phase avec nos modes de vie ? et s’il est possible de moins consommer…
Facilité la maitrise de noter consommation d’énergie, pièce par pièce, mais également garder un oeil sur la qualité de l’air intérieur, idéal quand certaines personnes du foyer ont des allergies particulières ou en milieu ...
Communication Arts 2021 Typography Competition Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 11th annual Typography Competition. The competition celebrates the best use of typography as the primary visual element in design and advertising, plus new typeface designs, calligraphy, and hand-lettering.
DIY Teachable Sorter Recognizes and Sorts Your Favorite Marshmellow Cereal [3D Files] Coral is a range of products from Google Research that allows you to create your own AI projects for prototype or production products. They share occasional projects they’ve cooked up in the lab, publishing most recently a teachable sorter project that uses machine learning to sort objects, specifically marshmellow cereal.
Gautam Bose and Lucas Ochoa created the contraption to sort their favorite cereal, separating the marshmellows bits from the icky non-marshmellow bits. Overall, it’s a pretty clever (and simple) bit of AI mechanism making.
There are four components to the device: the Singulator (where all the bits to sort are ...
First LIDAR 3D Scanning Apps Appear There’s now at least one new app that takes advantage of Apple’s new LIDAR capability.
A few months ago Apple unexpectedly announced a new iPad Pro model equipped with LIDAR. LIDAR is a range-sensing technology that is often used in high-end equipment for 3D scanning, particularly for landscapes. Seeing it appear in an affordable consumer tablet was quite a shock.
Apple’s intention was to provide additional sensor information to aid their Augmented Reality operations. In other words, when you’re pasting that virtual IKEA couch in your living room view, the couch is positioned more accurately.
LiDAR 3D Scanning App
However, ...
ArborLift Transports Massive Trees with Unique Air Bladder Design If you’ve ever seen a renovation or construction in progress, you’ll know one of the biggest problems is working around large trees. Unlike shrubs or grass, it’s more difficult to pick up and replant a tree. This usually leads to one of two solutions: either work around the tree or cut it down.
But the folks at Environmental Design have come up with a third solution by asking a simple question: “Why not just move the tree?”
Large Tree Transport
For years, the company has used their patented ArborLift process to transport large trees to more ideal locations. Instead of ...
Cool Tools: GearLight LED Headlamp What do horror, romance, and desert island movies have in common? 
Not a lot, except the idea that at any time, people can get stranded in the wilderness. Or a cave in the middle of a storm. No cell service, just the clothes on their back, and maybe a pocket knife and a moldy cracker for survival.
In these situations, what’s more reliable than a handy light source for slogging through dark forest floors?
The only correct answer is a hands-free light source. And that’s where the GearLight headlamp comes in.
One is nice, but two is twice as nice.
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New ‘Cuphead’ Trailer Uses 1930s Stop Motion Techniques To Bring Characters To Life For those of you who don’t have the free time to play them, Cuphead is a side-scrolling, run-and-gun videogame created by StudioMDHR for the Xbox One and PC back in 2017. Heavily inspired by old 1930s cartoons, the game is famous for its hand-drawn animations, authentic watercolor backgrounds, and jazz music.
To commemorate the game’s 2020 release on the PlayStation 4, the Toronto-based Stop Motion Department worked in collaboration with the game’s creators to produce a launch trailer worthy of the game’s unique aesthetic:
The whole trailer just oozes 1930s nostalgia – from the puppets to the stop motion animation… ...
Loop Mount Is A Phone Holder Made Specifically For Handlebars We all enjoy a good bike ride, and with modern smartphones providing you with a handheld GPS, it’s hard to get lost in a city or out in the wilderness. And with the dawn of 3D printed e-bikes with onboard GPS, who has to worry?
But even with all the advances in technology, it’s still a bother to have to trust your smart-cycle or look at your phone to see where you’re going. While you can turn on your GPS’s voice aid, you still need somewhere to place your phone while on your bike, scooter, or… Segway?? Why not. Surely ...
cadasio: Create Interactive Technical Illustrations of your 3D CAD Data You’ve got some options when you need to create graphics for assembly instructions and technical documents but when you need to create animated assembly or service instructions your options narrow quite a bit. And, if you prefer a web-based option, cadasio is the only option that offers the features to make you more mobile.
Why Product Assembly Instructions?
You and your team have spent weeks on models and drawings – it looks splendid in all its chromatic 3D CAD glory. You can even spin it around for others, ya know, if they’re there, standing over your shoulder. But what’s the ...
Here’s A Guitar Made From 1,200 Colored Pencils Take a glimpse at the Burls Art YouTube channel and you’ll see just how crazy the creator is about making guitars. A savant in what he aptly calls “guitart”, he has made guitars out of nearly anything imaginable: from paper all the way to jawbreakers.
Some of the channel’s most famous builds are the guitars made from colored pencils. Counting the unique bass guitar, there are not one, not two, but four guitar build videos that go into detail on how to make a musical instrument out of the multi-colored art pencils.
For now though, let’s focus on the newest ...
Model of the Week: Water-Resistant Storage Box [Chilly Bin!] It’s days like these where you’re in your speedboat zipping from port to port with bags of frozen melon balls ready to hand out and bless everyone’s day with sweet, icy goodness. Yet, how do you keep those melon balls from getting drenched by the mad wakes you’re frothing up in the bay?
I know what you’re thinking. A BIN? But why spend time and very little money to buy one in a store, when you could use it as yet another excuse to fire up that 3D printer and print yourself a few melon ball-certified chilly bins. YOU’RE WELCOME.
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PIKS jeux de concentration par OPPI pour petits et grands Nous sommes toutes et tous de grands enfants, le jeu doit à mon sens garder une place dans nos vies, sous différentes formes.. Sport, collectifs, ludiques, de concentration, de plateaux, vidéo..
OPPI est une nouvelle marque française imaginée par deux frères du côté de Montpellier, Hansel et Bastien Schloupt avec la volonté d’imaginer un jeu : ludique, durable, responsable..
La collection PIKS représente facilement toutes ces caractéristiques, ses créateurs imaginent un jeu de construction en bois et silicone, tel un « outil thérapeutique favorisant la motricité fine et la concentration. »
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« Nous avons réellement pensé nos jouets aussi divertissants qu’éducatifs afin de répondre avec des ...
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 ...

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