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

July 18, 2016
First place designs: Products that look great in gold
First place designs: Products that look great in gold

From its earliest known origins, gold is a metal that has captivated the human race. Not only is this precious material incredibly beautiful, but it is instantly seen as a mark of wealth and power. Sure, there are some who take their love of gold to extreme heights, by covering cars, shirts, and temples in […]

June 26, 2016
Gary Hustwit is working on a documentary about Dieter Rams
Gary Hustwit is working on a documentary about Dieter Rams

When I hear the name Gary Hustwit, two words come to my mind: “Design” and… “Kickstarter”. The independant director is notorious for his Helvetica movie, but also Objectified, or Urbanized. His latest project takes on the life and work of one of the twentieth century most famous designers: Dieter Rams. The documentary will be made […]

June 24, 2016
Moleskine releases a writing set that digitizes as you write
Moleskine releases a writing set that digitizes as you write

Moleskine is making a step toward the digital world with its new set: Smart Writing Set. The set is comprised of a notebook (obviously), a pen, and an app. This trio allows you to get everything you write in your notebook digitized as you go. The pen uses an infrared camera at the tip to track […]

June 22, 2016
A 3D printed wheelchair made to your measure
A 3D printed wheelchair made to your measure

3D topic is at the center of plenty of innovation in the medical field. We have seen prosthetics, shoes, bones, or teeth being printed, among other things. A recent example is showing that the industry might change a lot in the coming years. Materialise designed and prototyped a3D printed wheelchair that is designed to perfectly fit […]

May 11, 2016
BrushKnob: an external controller for the Photoshop brush
BrushKnob: an external controller for the Photoshop brush

Wataru Kami realized that the Photoshop workflow could be improved. The Japanese designer started to imagine an external device that would make the brush much quicker to use. About one year ago, he started sketching ideas at home. He worked on the BrushKnob since then and is finally ready to produce it. All he needs […]

April 1, 2016
A look at the best design-related April fools
A look at the best design-related April fools

Yesterday, on April the 1st, the news couldn’t be trusted for anything. For design news, new features, or product launches, it’s pretty much the same. Many fake products have launched yesterday, some were just funny, others that were actually pretty cool. Let’s take a look at April fools by and for designers this year. Hollywood […]

January 1, 2016
World Design Rankings
World Design Rankings

Ever wondered which countries produce the best designs and designers? Obviously you did, if you are a designer, you probably argued about it with your classmates in design school. The World Design Rankings website, based on the results of the A’ Design competition of the previous five years, tries to give us some answers on […]

December 31, 2015
What good design is all about: simple innovations that make products better
What good design is all about: simple innovations that make products better

Good design often goes unnoticed, but it is everywhere around us. This post is dedicated to present some small, almost unnoticeable, design improvements made to products. The Drop Rest mug Drops of coffee are tiny, but they can quickly create pretty big stains if they reach the bottom of your cup. Korean designer Kim Keun Ae […]

December 29, 2015
Qwerkywriter: a tablet keyboard that looks like a mechanical one
Qwerkywriter: a tablet keyboard that looks like a mechanical one

There is a reason why vintage products are so popular nowadays, there is some physical relation with it that can’t compare to the experience we have with electronic products. Qwerkywriter perfectly catches on this trend and improve the tablet keyboard greatly. Inspired by old mechanical typewriters, it makes writing fun again by using mechanical switches, having […]

December 22, 2015
Strawberry trees: solar-powered street furniture to charge your devices
Strawberry trees: solar-powered street furniture to charge your devices

In the coming years, cities of the world will probably see a new kind of tree pop-up in their parks. These trees don’t produce oxygen, but a resource that has become almost as vital for smartphone owners: electricity. Named Strawberry trees, these solar-powered device chargers also act as protective spaces for the people passing by. […]

December 16, 2015
A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries
A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries

Are you looking to get some recognition for all your hard work as a designer or as a design studio? The A’Design award & competition was made for people like you. Exposure online and offline, networking with designers, useful press kits,… these are only a few of the benefits for the winners of awards. To inspire […]

December 3, 2015
A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Submissions
A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Submissions

If you are a regular reader of Designer Daily, you probably already noticed it, tons of well-designed products are launched every day, and it’s hard for designers and studios to stand out from the crowd. The A’Design award & competition was made for these designers and studios in need of exposure and recognition. Are you […]

November 1, 2015
A sand clock inspired by Japanese zen gardens
A sand clock inspired by Japanese zen gardens

Studio Ayaskan recently released this gorgeous clock inspired by Japanese zen gardens and their perfectly raked beds of sand. The sand clock helps you visualize time passing with gorgeous ripples in the sand, or by erasing the ripples. It’s not digital, it’s not the most accurate clock in the world, but there is some poetry […]

October 5, 2015
A laser attachment that allows you to drill straight holes
A laser attachment that allows you to drill straight holes

If you regularly use power tools, you’ll know that there is only one way to drill a hole straight: have the skills to do it right. To help you with this, the BullseyeBore adds a little laser light that shows you when you are properly aligned and ready to drill a hole straight. This (image […]

October 1, 2015
When design meets cardboard, a collection of cool stuff made of cardboard
When design meets cardboard, a collection of cool stuff made of cardboard

Cardboard is not the most noble material in ordinary people’s minds, but modern designers have learned to overcome this and work with it because it’s a sustainable, strong, and flexible material. In this post we have compiled a collection of awesome designs made of cardboard. ReCompute: the cardboard computer ReCompute is the result of Brenden Macaluso’s […]