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industrial

Entries from the Design Blog in the industrial category.

  • Whether you worship your Macbook or can't be separated from your PC, there's no denying that Steve Jobs has changed your life. From the Apple II to the current array of tablets, phones, computers and more, Mr. Jobs played a very large part in shaping the technology around us and how we interact with the world today.

    We're sad to see him go, and our thoughts are with his family and friends. To a man who changed technology, design and thinking... keep dreaming.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    October 7, 2011
  • Artist Hardware, a group who usually designs products for other companies, has decided to develop a project of their own. They're using Kickstarter to fund the production of the Sensu Brush, a true artist's brush for the iPad.

    And since the iPad is portable, the brush should be too, right? They designed the handle for dual function—to reverse as a cover with a stylus on the end. See the promo video below.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    September 27, 2011
  • These animal chairs by Spanish artist Máximo Riera would make quite the statement / conversation piece in a room. Soon to be added to the collection of Octopus, Rhino and Walrus: Lion, Beetle and Whale. And I can't wait to see how those turn out.

    Design, MaximoRiera, chair

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    by Jessica Patterson
    September 24, 2011
  • Grant Delgatty has been in the shoe design industry for about 16 years. He noticed that shoe companies spend vast amounts of time and money deciding what styles and colors customers will want each year. He thought that the customer should have the ability to participate in the creative process and choose what they want instead of being told.

    Design, urshuz, shoes

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    by Jessica Patterson
    September 6, 2011
  • Younes Design created the Zelli series of bookshelves inspired by memories of childhood visits to his grandparents' library-like home in Morocco. The shelves take on the shape and structure of traditional zelliges in a modern and utilitarian form.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    August 29, 2011
  • Yumaki is the collaborative oral care line between a Swedish design company and a Japanese oral care manufacturing company.

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    by Ward Andrews
    August 27, 2011
  • Urbio is a new planter and storage solution for people tight on space. The modular planters allow city dwellers to bring some green into their cramped apartments without taking up too much space. The modern containers have magnetic backing that allow for easy mounting on special wall panels, or they can stick to each other to form sculptural centerpieces.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    August 26, 2011
  • Mission Bicycle Company in San Francisco builds custom and quality bikes for city riding, and they promise to build the bike of your dreams.

    Their steel bikes weigh less than twenty pounds, and are custom built, part by part, to last a lifetime. Like a Cold Stone Creamery or Build a Bear for bicycles, their workshop and website displays custom elements, from frames, to handlebars, to wheel walls, you can pick and choose, colors, styles, finishes and more.

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    by Ward Andrews
    August 22, 2011
  • With the Dominus Plus app, you can "watch the face of time." Aside from having a great tagline with an absurd amount of pun, Dominus Plus turns your iPad or iPhone into a stylish and minimal clock face.

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    by Ward Andrews
    August 13, 2011
  • I love these mouth-blown glass lights by London-based product designer Benjamin Huberts.

    Labware is a floor and hanging lamp lighting line that seems to be inspired by its namesake. These would look great staged or hanging in groups or on their own, and the contrast of natural cork on smooth, sterile glass creates an interesting dynamic.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    August 13, 2011
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