Some of the best industrial design work shared with a commentary.
How do you read the time if you are visually impaired? There are probably solutions that involve audio with a smartwatch, but they will never be as elegant as this Braille watch. The Dot is a smartwatch that comes with an app you can install on your phone, but it also includes mechanisms to give […]
Some products seem to have been designed the same way forever. Take crutches for example, it seems that one guy buit it one way and everybody thought it couldn’t be improved and kept producing new crutches with the same designs over and over. Of course, there were some minor formal changes in terms of design, […]
If I write the words “cryptocurrency wallet”, you will probably think of something digital like an app, but not of a physical product. This is because most wallets are software-based, but not all, their are also some hardware-wallets out there. Benjamin Hubert, a designer at the Layer Agency, recently launched his own hardware wallet. However, […]
Many designers choose to design for smartwatches because the digital screens allow them to create modern interfaces and innovate. Innovating with a technology that has been around for hundreds of years is harder, especially when the technology behind is more restrictive. With the Loyto L1, the designers found a way to give a new, modern graphic […]
Cryptocurrencies have been a very hot topic since 2017, it’s been in the news daily and keeps on staying at the center of attention. Apart from the volatility of the Bitcoin, one big concern for all the specialists has been the sustainability of the blockchain as a technology, can it really scale and become a […]
Looking at this Nutcracker, most designers would probably tell you that it’s oversized, not convenient or functional. In short, they may find it entertaining, but not well designed. However, a design isn’t only about form and function, it’s also about fun. Thought and designed by Georg Kloeck, a designer based in Eindhoven, this Nutcracker is also […]
Ever discussed with your designer friends about which countries have the best designers? This kind of argument will always be heated as pretty much any point of view will be biased. Now, thanks to the World Design Rankings, we have a statistic base to discuss upon. The World Design Rankings provide a listing with the ranking […]
Every year, A’ Design Award reward excellency in design from all over the world. In the 2017 edition, many great designers submitted their work in almost every possible field of design you could imagine. However, it did catch my eye that the entries in the industrial design category seemed to be really outstanding. In this […]
At IFA 2017 in Berlin, Logitech unveiled its latest high-end keyboard that includes a multifunctional scroll wheel on the left hand side. This scroll wheel is the secret weapon that makes this keyboard so good for power users. With keys that make it somewhat similar to a laptop keyboard, Logitech added a little hollow to […]
It’s a common fact that some designs have the staying power that others can only aspire to. For some reason, they just get better with age. It doesn’t apply to everything of course; no one is clamoring for more Comic Sans. But there are certain things which never really went out of fashion: against all […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]