Industrial Design

Entries from the Design Blog in the Industrial Design category.

  • Over indulge? Need to edit your ingredients? Want to control portion size? Prefer a different color icing? iPlate is the solution! Created by French illustrator Todd Borka, iPlate is inspired by Photoshop and its manipulation interfaces, so control Z those french fries into oblivion, and start importing your favorite food immediately!

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 4, 2011
  • “Tha Business” is a self defense kit designed to target those brave commuters and business folk who sometimes face sticky situations. Hoang and Anh Nguyen of Creative Session took inspiration from a pocket-sized magnifying glass and deck of cards and translated it to a compact, James Bond-style card kit of defense items including pepper spray, "brass knuckles," a pocket knife and whistle.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    October 30, 2011
  • Nest changes the way you will interact with your home. Designed by former Apple and iPod masterminds, it's a smart thermostat that learns about your preferences every time you adjust the settings. With features like auto-away that conserves energy when no one is home and the Nest Leaf, signaling you that you are saving energy at the current settings, Nest makes it easier to understand and recognize energy use and savings.

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    by Ben Leivian
    October 26, 2011
  • Chris Trifilio, a gigging musician / product designer, who appreciates the needs of the travelling musician. Through his Kickstarter project, the Holey Board Deluxe, he hopes to raise enough funding to produce a run of his pedal board design. See more images and Chris's product video below.

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    by Ward Andrews
    October 24, 2011
  • Sponge is an outdoor ceramic light designed to mimic the form and texture of sea sponge. It's part of the Pott collection of "Unusual Pottery" objects made in Spain and designed by Miguel Angel Garcia Belmonte.

    The texture combined with the warm light they emit give the impression that they are natural objects, versus manmade, electric lamps. The lamps come in four diameters: 80, 60, 40 and 30cm. For more information, reference their Contact Page.

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    by Ward Andrews
    October 23, 2011
  • Burton has teamed up with Star Wars to release a Star Wars line of snowboards with sweet character graphics and comps. Unfortunately, adults will have to wait for this line, but kids can shred with the aid of The Force on the Boys Chopper series boards.

    Design, Burton, starwars

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    by Ward Andrews
    October 11, 2011
  • 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
  • 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
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