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Entries from the Design Blog in the industrial category.

  • Nike has long been at the forefront of sport design, but lately it seems that the fusion of art, tech, innovation and athletic performance in all their new products is off the charts. From the introduction of the Fuel Band I posted about last month, to the new woven Flyknit Racers and additions to the Nike+ line, their new athletic tech not only looks beautiful, it engages consumers.

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    by Ward Andrews
    February 22, 2012
  • On February 14, 1946, the US Army finished building the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, the world’s first general-purpose electronic computer—a system larger than my apartment. ENIAC was originally created with the intent of calculating artillery firing tables for the Army’s Ballistic Research Laboratory.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    February 16, 2012
  • Young. Talented. And then there’s the accent. Automotive designer and Australian native Max Wolff, Lincoln’s Director of Design, is leading the transformation of Lincoln’s lineup of luxury vehicles.

    As the luxury automotive brand plans seven significantly refreshed or new vehicles over the next three years, Wolff and his team will be key to creating world-class luxury vehicles.

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    by Cory Skaaren
    February 13, 2012
  • I can't get over how awesome these Dr. No Effects pedal designs are. The retrotastic, hand-designed lettering and graphics were created by Boom Artwork, the graphic design, illustration and lettering studio of Netherlands-based Eric van den Boom.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    February 9, 2012
  • As Molinelli Charly points out, relatively few individuals ever get to drive a Ferrari, even once. The Portland-based multidisciplinary creator and graphic designer says "That’s a fact. A worse fact is that some of the Ferraris on the market today are being crashed and destroyed. That’s hard to imagine for us normal people, but it seems that the ex-owners aren’t as impressed as we are."

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    by Jessica Patterson
    February 6, 2012
  • We appreciate the simple and sleek functionality of the Bike Valet by Sacramento-based Reclamation Art + Furniture. The design frees up space in tight quarters and elevates the bicycle to an artistic focal point instead of a hall traffic hindrance. The handcrafted frames are cut from cold steel, finished and dressed with leather or neoprene pads.

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    by Ward Andrews
    February 4, 2012
  • Belgium-based furniture and product designer Kaspar Hamacher "loves wood and his chain saw." But for these stools he turned up the heat and introduced raw fire as a tool.

    The series, titled ‘Ausgebrannt,’ (i.e. ‘Burnt Out’), embraces the raw form of naturally felled or dead wood. Kaspar takes the local tree remnants, pieces them together, and uses fire sculpting to carve out the legs. The scorching and use of raw timber produces some beautiful and unique details within the stool and table "templates."

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    by Jessica Patterson
    February 1, 2012
  • I wondered when someone would decide that pedometers just weren't cutting it. Most on the market are clunky, imprecise and lack any additional (but intuitive) features. Nike promises to capture and measure your daily activity in a new and more inclusive way that's not limited to steps or distance. The Nike Fuel Band features a sleek design that tracks your activity with their accelerometer and translates it into a value they dub NikeFuel.

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    by Ward Andrews
    January 20, 2012
  • Hypercolor is back! The Thermo Snap case from Incase brings a little 80s / 90s flair to modern technology, with much less potential for embarrassment than the retro clothing line.

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    by Ward Andrews
    January 17, 2012
  • Have you ever wanted to prototype an idea or build a model and had no idea where to begin? Sculpteo might be a great starting point. The 3D printing company promises to print high-quality 3D models quickly, easily and at affordable pricing.

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    by Ward Andrews
    January 9, 2012
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