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Some of the best industrial design work shared with a commentary.

June 25, 2017
A neo-retro motorbike concept by Local Motors
A neo-retro motorbike concept by Local Motors

Arizona-based transportation company Local Motors works on beautiful and innovative solutions to improve mobility. On their website, you’ll find some cool car and buses concepts. They also worked on bikes and released two prototypes. These concepts were the winners of a design contest won by Romanian designer Ianis Vasilatos.

June 2, 2017
BIKI: the first bionic underwater wireless drone
BIKI: the first bionic underwater wireless drone

When thinking of drones, the average Joe usually pictures a flying thing in his mind. This is far from reality, although most media focus is on the flying, noisy devices. A Kickstarter campaign, already largely financed, is still collecting money to start producing the first bionic wireless underwater fish drone. This electronic fish, controllable with […]

May 14, 2017
ClayXYZ: a desktop 3D printer for ceramics
ClayXYZ: a desktop 3D printer for ceramics

Until now, I refrained from purchasing a 3D printer primarily for one reason: all you could print was plastic. Of course, I’m talking about consumer 3D printers, it’s been possible to print on metal or ceramics for a while already, but purchasing one of these printers was out of budget. ClayXYZ is the first 3D […]

April 30, 2017
Dot produces the world’s first Braille smartwatch
Dot produces the world’s first Braille smartwatch

If you are visually impaired, it can be hard to access many electronic devices. Computers have special equipment to make typing and visiting websites more accessible, but newer techology is often built only for people with full sight. Korean designer Dot worked on a way to make the smarwatches more accessible and designed the first […]

February 18, 2017
STORY: The Levitating Timepiece
STORY: The Levitating Timepiece

Flyte is a Swedish design company who has launched a few popular Kickstarter projects already. You could say that they are now famous for creating floating products, like this light bulb or this planter. They didn’t disappoint with their latest design that includes a wooden structure and a levitating (yes!) chrome ball to form a […]

February 13, 2017
A’ Design Awards & Competition – Last Call for Entries
A’ Design Awards & Competition – Last Call for Entries

If you didn’t yet, it’s the last moment to register for A’ Design Awards. The competition, based in the beautiful city of Como in Italia, is an excellent opportunity for all kinds of designers to get exposure and recognition for their work. If you happen to win, then you’d get even more benefits, such as award […]

February 10, 2017
A collection of beautiful product designs
A collection of beautiful product designs

Because we need some beauty in our lives, these products should inspire you. The skeleton corkscrew Start opening your wine bottles in a cute and scary way. Via Modcloth. The Nixie tube clock This clock comes with an alarm and everything you’d expect, but its main feature is the cool design. The brush bike park The […]

January 26, 2017
A designer’s proposal for a Trump wall that Mexico will pay
A designer’s proposal for a Trump wall that Mexico will pay

From the very beginning of his campaign, President Trump’s campaign has been very controversial. At the heart of the controversy, the accusations of sexism and racism targetting him. For the racism, his opponents saw it embodied by the wall he was promising to build between Mexico and the United States. He went as far as […]

December 30, 2016
Complements: 3D printed modular chocolate
Complements: 3D printed modular chocolate

Coming from Switzerland, I’m a bit of a traditionnalist when it comes to chocolate. I tend to like my chocolate any shade of brown, depending on the mood. Despite all this, I try to keep an open mind and appreciate the efforts of people who try to be creative with chocolate, which is exactly what […]

November 30, 2016
A smartphone designed specifically for photographers by Kodak
A smartphone designed specifically for photographers by Kodak

Nowadays, Kodak’s brand is associated with technologies that have nearly totally disappeared. However, the company didn’t stop innovating and kept looking for ways to make modern photographers happy. Named the Ektra, this smartphone to be released by Kodak changes the regular priorities of this type of devices and put photography features ahead. The camera has […]

September 10, 2016
This ceramic plateware features zombies and other hideous creatures
This ceramic plateware features zombies and other hideous creatures

Don Moyers creates traditional ceramic plates, with traditional drawings and patterns on it, but with a twist, he includes zombies and other creatures on it. It’s called Calamity Ware and you can buy it here.

August 26, 2016
MTO is the only desk organizer you’ll ever need
MTO is the only desk organizer you’ll ever need

On your desk, you probably have all kind of things that you often need quickly, but that you don’t know where to put. The MTO organizer is a well-thought, multi-functional little device that can help you keep all kinds of things organized. It can be hung on the wall or kept on your desk, depending […]

August 22, 2016
When design is hostile on purpose
When design is hostile on purpose

The image above has been going viral on the Internet for quite a while now. It shows a bench that is not usable by anyone who is slightly overweight, in memory of Leonard Ball, who supposedly hated fat people. I don’t know if this bench exists of if it’s fake, but it doesn’t matter, it […]

August 15, 2016
8 cool designs that would improve any city
8 cool designs that would improve any city

As the world become more and more urban, with people everywhere still moving from rural areas to cities, designers have to keep thinking about ways to make our cities nicer. Here are a few ideas that we could already implement. 1. The bench that includes a garden A great idea that also turns out to […]

August 7, 2016
This amazing book contains puzzles you need to solve in order to keep on reading
This amazing book contains puzzles you need to solve in order to keep on reading

When you start thinking that everything has already been done in book design, an innovative designer pops up and creates something you’ve never seen and you would never have thought of. Brady Whitney is an industrial designer, which gives him a different approach to designing books, thanks to his background. If you take a look […]