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

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 […]

September 18, 2015
Rocket and wink’s portable vinyl player
Rocket and wink’s portable vinyl player

Until now, portable music players have been shrinking in size over the years. From the walkman to the CD player, we’ve gone to tiny music players like the iPod nano. Finally, the music player totally disappeared to be integrated in smartphones and other connected devices. Rocket and Wink created a portable music device that goes […]

August 22, 2015
Roads that charge electric cars will be tested in the UK soon
Roads that charge electric cars will be tested in the UK soon

We already saw on Designer Daily that there were plans for recycled plastic roads in Holland, now the UK government announced an even more ambitious plan for its roads. The British deciders want to adapt their roads to the growing number of electric cars that drive on it. The idea is to test roads that […]

August 16, 2015
Transwheel, the delivery drone that doesn’t fly
Transwheel, the delivery drone that doesn’t fly

The first thing that comes to mind when drones are mentionned is usually a flying quadricopter that is used mainly to film or take photos. Although drones are much more than that, average people tend to be stuck with that mental image. For that reason, we tend to imagine that the delivery drones of the […]

August 11, 2015
Tesla cars to get an autopilot feature soon
Tesla cars to get an autopilot feature soon

Tesla cars are often seen as the “cars of the future” because of their revolutionary battery system. While it’s true that the electric cars may well be a great step towards more environmentally-conscious vehicles, it’s the whole attitude of the company that makes it a key player for the years to come. The company innovates […]

August 1, 2015
ShelfPack: The suitcase that turns into a mobile shelf
ShelfPack: The suitcase that turns into a mobile shelf

According to the clever guy who started this cool Kickstarter project, the last major innovation in suitcase design was in the eightees, with the invention of wheeled cases. A new invention like the ShelfPack was definitely welcome to bring some change in the industry, but will it spark a “revolution” in the travel industry? The idea […]

July 19, 2015
A Tesla motorbike concept by Jans Shlapins
A Tesla motorbike concept by Jans Shlapins

While not revolutionnary design-wise, the Tesla car is a real game changer for the car industry. Elon Musk’s cars are the first electric car to get a significant market share. The brand also built a sophisticated system to make sure the cars are viable. London-based designer Jans Shlapins is a big fan of Tesla’s cars, he […]