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

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 […]

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 […]