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Industrial design

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

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 […]

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. […]