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'Garage': A Visually and Intellectually Rich Study of a Seemingly Blank Space

None The garage, at first glance, makes for a mundane symbol. And yet, Americans have imbued this deceptively "blank space" with a great deal of meaning. Even so, they may not fully understand that meaning, or its limitations. Olivia Erlanger and Luis Ortega Govela's book, a work of cultural studies, attempts to analyze the significance of the garage (i.e., the theoretical and material implications of the structure). They argue that Garage, an extension of their essay, Hate Suburbia: The Conspi...
Tags: Apple, Art, Feature, Music, Disney, Chicago, Courtney Love, Barbie, Kevin Spacey, Garage, Kurt Cobain, Rand, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mattel, Wright, Federal Housing Administration

Lawmakers are pushing gadget manufacturers with the Right to Repair movement

The amount of electronics that we are throwing away each year is growing at an exponential rate, and this toxic trash is hazardous to both people and the planet. What are we supposed to do when our smartphones or other gadgets stop working? According to lawmakers in the United States and Europe, there is one option that should be available instead of getting rid of them— fixing them. Lawmakers in at least 18 states— and the European Parliament— believe that manufacturers should make it a priori...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Europe, Design, News, Microsoft, Electronics, Law, California, Virginia, Tech, Legislation, Smartphones, Earth, United States, Carbon Emissions

Whipped on the Rope Watch

Plenty of people are rooting for Apple to release of round smartwatch this year. This design, dubbed the Rope Watch, by Dongwook Yoon explores what we might expect if our shared daydream becomes reality.The device features a simplified strap design that highlights the new round form. The lasso-style strap is effortlessly attached to the wrist in one swift motion. No buckling, no major adjustment mechanisms – simply choose your size, slip it on, and snap it off. Which would you be more stoked for...
Tags: Apple, Design, Technology, Watches, Product Design, Dongwook Yoon, Rope Watch

The Top Consumer Electronic Products and Concepts of 2018

As the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is upon us, we thought that now would be the best time to review what trended in 2018, as we also take a look at how that may shape our 2019. Phones have always played a massive part of the consumer electronic showcase, and this year is no different. We tried to kill the bezel this year, and are one step closer to an all-screen phone. We’re also seeing 5G make its way into our lives. Along with phones, wireless chargers have taken off (except Apple’s AirPow...
Tags: Apple, Design, Technology, Microsoft, Lg, Popular, Product Design, Random, Edc, Don, Dreyfuss, Carlo Ratti, Blackberry Network, BB Network, Hubble Phone, PIQO

The Gaze Tray is Apple’s AirPower Charger with a Lifestyle-design Touch

The Gaze Tray joins an already powerful design movement to make tech and tech accessories more home-friendly. Technology that is present inside an interior space must recognize and respect the space it is in. Flashy, edgy technology doesn’t sit well in a subtle, minimal, Scandinavian interior space, and companies are now beginning to make use of interior-friendly colors, materials, and forms to make these products complement the spaces they are in.The Gaze Tray is a wireless charger with multi...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Technology, Ces, MacBook Air, Popular, Qi, Product Design, Random, Ces2019, GAZE LAB, Gaze Tray, Hanah Jeong & Youngmee Lee, Juyoun Lee, Juyoun Lee Hanah Jeong Youngmee Lee

Five major trends shaping Product Design

Product Design has undergone quite some change in the years gone by. From being a highly physical design field to being adapted for the digital world, there has been an evolution that incorporated product design into our everyday life quite seamlessly. The world, and we as individuals are getting more enlightened, moving away from simple materialistic pleasure and actually questioning ourselves in what brings us joy. And as the world evolves, designing for this world needs to evolve. It is time...
Tags: Apple, Post, Design, Netflix, Airbnb, Warby Parker, Whirlpool, Tom, Sharon Stone, Yanko Design, Framebridge, Ryan Chen, Airbnb Amazon, Bressler Group, Alexa Nest, Everyday Wellness

Get Trigger-happy with the Vert!ca Vertical Camera

Due to our trusty smartphones, the vast majority of us always have a camera on our person, and this may have you questioning the need for a separate point-and-shoot. But when it looks like this, you’ll soon stop asking that question.This is Vert!ca, and it challenges everything we know about how we use compact camera systems. Starting with the device’s orientation, while conventional cameras are designed to be used horizontally, Vert!ca, like its name would suggest, is geared towards a vertical ...
Tags: Apple, Design, Camera, Cameras, Product Design, VERT, Hyojeong Lee, Jinju Choo, Vert ca Vertical Camera, Hyojeong Lee Jinju ChooThe

One Dongle to Rule Them All

If you thought you were alone in being irritated with Apple’s shift to strictly using USB-C ports on their MacBook and MacBook Pro lineup, think again. Created from frustration with the inconvenience, designer Ryan Geraghty’s “Dongle” concept pokes fun at Apple and provides comedic relief for the rest of us.The design features an absurd number (16 to be exact) of adapter elements currently offered by Apple. Technically infeasible, it might not ever be able to connect one device to the next… but ...
Tags: Apple, Design, Technology, Product Design, Dongle, Ryan Geraghty, Apple Technically

YD JOB ALERT: Ammunition Group is looking to hire an Industrial Design Intern

Ammunition Group was founded by Robert Brunner in 2007, after having led the design team as Director of Industrial Design at Apple (he was succeeded by Jonathan Ive), and having been a partner at design powerhouse Pentagram for nearly a decade. Ammunition’s reputation precedes it as the company went on to create some of the most memorable products we’ve seen and loved today, from Ember’s self-heating coffee mug, to Lyft’s reinvented taxi light, to the delightful Polaroid Cube, to probably their ...
Tags: Apple, Design, US, San Francisco, Jonathan Ive, Job Board, Product Design, Industrial-design, San Francisco USA, Dre, Brunner, Intern, Polaroid Cube, SolidWorks, Ammunition, Robert Brunner

Gorgeous new Apple store is powered entirely by renewable energy in Paris

The latest Apple store designed by Foster + Partners has opened in a beautifully renovated 19th-century building on Paris’s Champs-Élysées. Powered with 100 percent renewable energy, Apple Champs-Élysées draws energy from the photovoltaic panels integrated into its kaleidoscopic roof light and collects rainwater for reuse in the bathrooms and irrigation systems. Described by Apple as the tech company’s “grandest Forum,” the retail location blends historic architecture with contemporary design i...
Tags: Apple, Design, Milan, France, Renewable Energy, Architecture, Gallery, Forum, Paris, Apple Store, Restoration, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Daylight, Rainwater Collection

10 Best Earphones for Music Lovers in 2019

The right earphones can make all of your music sound its absolute best and with the advancements in technology, they can do so much more. But choosing the best headphones for your needs can be a bit challenging with all the options out there, in all different price ranges. So we’ve taken a closer look at what you should look for when searching out the best earphones in 2019 and also provide you with what our top choices are, so you can have a better idea when you go shopping. We look at the best...
Tags: Apple, Music, Design, Miscellaneous, Earphones, Sennheiser, Jabra, Focal Sphear, Focal, Optoma, Apple Wireless AirPods Apple, Triple Driver Headphones, Sport4, Elite 65t True Wireless

The Best Laptops for Graphic Designers 2019

This article was contributed by DesignBold. Graphic design is a challenging job that requires serious hardware and software. In the current digital nomad haze, laptop characteristics such as mobility and weight have also become extremely important. As with every profession, the laptop choice is always a subtle game of balance between performance and weight, large screen and portability, maximum features and affordable price. Luckily, laptop providers produce products for different categories and...
Tags: Apple, Tools, Design, Microsoft, US, Intel, Best, Atlantic, Nvidia, Dell, Graphic Design, Laptops, Guest Articles, Intel Core, Jacob, Acer Aspire

Pixelmator Pro Tutorial - Dramatic Eclipse Effect

Pixelmator Pro Tutorial - Dramatic Eclipse Effect abduzeedoDec 31, 2018 A new year has just started. I can believe it’s been already more than 12 years since I started Abduzeedo. Back in the day I really wanted to share inspiration and some experiments I was doing, especially using Photoshop. I remember around 2007/2008, I am not sure exactly when it was, but I saw a video of a brand new tool called Pixelmator. It was a beautiful video with even more beautifu...
Tags: Apple, Design, Color Dodge, Pixelmator, Arrange Tool

Best of CH 2018: Cars + Tech

Electric innovation, computational photography, smarter homes and much more from the year Innovation is oftentimes at the center of a topic we deem worthy of exploring and writing about. Whether it’s brand new or an inventive update, we pay close attention to advances in cars and tech—whether it affects our daily lives or is an abstract, but fascinating concept. We understand that not all our readers …
Tags: Apple, Auto, Wearables, Design, Technology, Cars, Watches, Automotive, Driving, Lincoln, Audi, Leica, Test Drives, Monterey Car Week, Mercedes Benz EQC, Smartians

Editor's Holiday Tech Deals 2018

Editor's Holiday Tech Deals 2018 AoiroStudioDec 27, 2018 Welcome back! I hope you guys have enjoyed your time off with your family and friends. We have indeed enjoyed our time as well, it was nice to lay low for a few days, the right occasion to do different things especially during the Holidays. We are back and let's start it off with the Boxing Day. I selected a wide range of deals after going through every single specials from Amazon. Instead of dividing ...
Tags: Apple, Design, Asus, Marvel, PS4 Slim Deals, 3rd Gen Heather Gray Fabric Bundle

The Eatense Digital-plate Brings UX Design to the Culinary World

Studies show that the color of the plate can often change your perception of how food tastes. For example, serving desserts on a white plate can enhance their sweetness by making their colors seem more saturated… and that tricks your brain into thinking they’re sweeter! In 1957 marketing pioneer Louis Cheskin reported that adding 15 percent more yellow to green in 7UP cans caused consumers to perceive the soft drink as having a more lemony-limey flavor. That’s probably why Sprite, although cle...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Technology, Starbucks, Dining, Popular, Product Design, Random, Dinnerware, Plate, Louis Cheskin, Eatense, Eatense Digital

NPR Develops Open-Source Tool For Getting Podcast User Data, And Feelings Are, Well, Mixed

Until now, the only tools for telling how long users actually listened to the podcasts they downloaded were the proprietary ones of Apple and Spotify. So NPR developed an open-source tool to get data beyond download figures. But with the privacy scandals that have broken over the past year, some podcasters are leery. — Columbia Journalism Review
Tags: Apple, Art, Media, Npr, 12.18.18

Playful Desk Sculptures Backed by Science!

Orbiforms are interesting for the way they stand at the intersection of science and fun, like a slinky, or a Newton’s cradle. They’re engaging, handsy, and boost attention while relieving stress. What are they specifically? They’re constant-width solids… or solids that aren’t completely spherical, but roll as smoothly as a sphere does (the GIF down the page shows you exactly what I mean). It was commonly accepted for the longest time that the sphere was the only solid of constant width, i.e., ...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Popular, Newton, Product Design, Random, Da Vinci, CNC, AltDynamic, Orbiforms, PentaOrbiform, Leonard Euler, Satin Mirror Polish MachineStainless Steel

There's Speculation that Apple is Designing a Car—Here's What We Think the "iCar" Experience Will Be Like

News broke yesterday that Apple hired yet another Tesla designer to join their design team, bringing back previous speculations that Apple is working on designing a car. Based on design decisions made by Apple in the past, we've put together our best guess at what the "iCar" experience might be like: iCar is autonomous, but in order to brake or turn, you need to say "Hey Siri, brake" or "Hey Siri, turn left". Siri doesn't often hear or listen to you, but when she does it's quite a seamless ex...
Tags: Apple, Design, Cars, Siri, Tesla, Jony, Design News, Apple Pencils

An Amazon in Queens, An Apple Far From Its Tree and Google in NYC

In November, Amazon announced a new headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. A month later, Apple released their own expansion plans—133 acres of which to become an Apple campus in Austin, Texas. Now, moments after Amazon and Apple showed their aces in acres, Google became the latest company to get the word in. Google plans to build a new campus in NYC to the tune of (pets cat maniacally) $1 billion. The story is one of tax cuts, economic inequality, promising jobs, romantic gestures, growth...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Design, Austin, Queens, Jeff Bezos, Black Mirror, Austin Texas, Long Island City, Amazon Apple, Design News, Hudson Square, Long Island City Queens, Austin Texas Now, Austin Meanwhile

The KEZ Wearable Keeps an Eye on Kids & Elders When You’re Not Around

It took Apple a few years to realize the potential of the Apple Watch, or the wearable device. It wasn’t made to be a scaled-down version of your phone. It had the potential for being something MUCH more personal, much more useful. The wrist-wearable is increasingly proving to be a great health/fitness/wellness device. It sits on your wrist, with the ability to read and track your pulse, body temperature, your location, your activity, and even if you’ve fallen and hurt yourself. The smartphone...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Technology, Emergency, Popular, Product Design, Random, Kez, Smart Band, Think of the KEZ Wearable, KEZ Core

YD JOB ALERT: Ammunition Group is looking for an Industrial Design Intern

Ammunition Group was founded by Robert Brunner in 2007, after having led the design team as Director of Industrial Design at Apple (he was succeeded by Jonathan Ive), and having been a partner at design powerhouse Pentagram for nearly a decade. Ammunition’s reputation precedes it as the company went on to create some of the most memorable products we’ve seen and loved today, from Ember’s self-heating coffee mug, to Lyft’s reinvented taxi light, to probably their magnum opus, the Beats by Dre bra...
Tags: Apple, Design, US, San Francisco, Jonathan Ive, Job Board, Product Design, Industrial-design, San Francisco USA, Dre, Brunner, Intern, SolidWorks, Ammunition, Robert Brunner, YD Job Alert

The World’s Easiest and Most Consumer-friendly Braille Printing Kit

Design, as an industry, is slowly taking accessibility more seriously. Whether it’s Microsoft releasing a redesigned XBox controller for the differently abled, or whether it’s Apple putting an ECG on their watches to allow it to be a wearable everyone can use no matter the age or walk-of-life, inclusivity, or design-for-all is something that’s really worth pursuing and appreciating.However, complete inclusivity has always been difficult to achieve for the visually disabled. Given that eyes are...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Microsoft, Medical, Popular, Product Design, Random, Braille, Vrailler, VraillerClick, Vrailler Vrailler

AirPods Will Overtake Smartwatches

Market forecasters believe they’ve confirmed the next big movement in wearable tech: ear-pods with the functionality of a smartphone. Essentially, it’s believed that ear-pods will take over smartwatch features and marketshare in under five years—thanks to upcoming patents on biometric measuring and Siri’s arrival in AirPods 2, among other updates. Directions, messaging, web browsing and more will become easier with the advancement of in-ear tech, …
Tags: Apple, Wearables, Design, Siri, Tech, Wearable Tech, Smartwatches, Linkaboutit, Apple Accessories, AirPods

Forget the Fidget Spinner, Here’s a Fidget Chair!

I’m a notorious fidgeter. No, I don’t fidget with pens and pencils, or with my spectacles, or my hair… I’m one of those leg shakers. I’ve got a bad habit of shaking my legs if I’m sitting idle, much to the absolute annoyance of people who sit beside me at movie theaters. I can’t help it, it’s just something I do (I’m doing it right now as we speak, and I can see my laptop screen swaying back and forth ever so gently). This leg-fidgeting, studies say, comes from my being restless. You see, huma...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Office, Medical, Tim Cook, Product Design, Swingsit, Eric YoonClick

Why Do Laptop Makers Have Such Terrible Websites

It’s Black Friday, and you have read all the great reviews, enjoyed the plentiful buyer’s guides, and now you’re ready to pull the trigger a freaking laptop. Only when you go to the website of Dell, HP, Lenovo, or nearly any other laptop maker, you find yourself in a hellscape.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Design, Hp, Dell, Lenovo, Ux Design, Consumer Tech, Laptop Web Pages

Thanksgiving Dinner Table Discussion Topics for Industrial Designers, Part 2: If Other Industrial Designers are Present

It's rare, but possible, that you're spending this Thanksgiving with a bunch of other industrial designers, rather than non-design-savvy family members who don't really get what you do. If that's the case, then you have a rare opportunity to have long, drawn-out discussions about design with your peers in a non-office setting. The addition of alcohol can make the discussion more lively.Here are some topics to get you started: 1. If Dieter Rams were to "sell out," which organization or product sh...
Tags: Apple, Design, Indiana Jones, Dieter Rams, Industrial Design Tips, BraunE Dieter RAM

Part TWO! The YD Black Friday Wishlist: Cool Products, Cool Deals!

The season of giving (even if it means giving unto oneself) is upon us and we present to you PART TWO of the consolidated 2018 Black Friday Gift Guide… a list of products that wowed us, from the year gone by. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from the YD Family! Click here to check out part one of the gift wishlist!P.S. Stay tuned for the Cyber Monday Gift Guide that drops at the beginning of next week! __ 01. PlugBug Duo by TwelveSouth I remember a meme that circulated on Instagram the minute Ap...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Black Friday, Gift Guide, Design, California, Best Of, Amazon Echo, Popular, Alexa, Product Design, Joseph Joseph, California Roll, General Gifts, YD Handpicks, Levoop

The (RED) All-Diamond Ring by Jony Ive + Marc Newson

With somewhere between 2000 and 3000 facets, a ring designed by Apple‘s Jony Ive and acclaimed industrial designer Marc Newson will be laser-cut from one single diamond. The stone will be produced (from certified carbon neutral material, using proprietary tech) by San Francisco-based Diamond Foundry and the ring will be custom-made for the winner of the (RED) charity auction at this year’s Design Miami fair. Sotheby’s estimates it will …
Tags: Apple, Jewelry, Design, San Francisco, Diamonds, Auctions, Red, Miami, Jony Ive, Linkaboutit, Sothebys, Rings, Sotheby, Marc Newson, Diamond Foundry, Design Miami

Monos: The Clean, Pristine, Sophisticated “Apple of Suitcases”

There’s a distinct line between ‘premium’ and ‘affordable’ that crowdfunding platforms are blurring. Design and innovation have become democratized enough so that good design or a quality product doesn’t necessarily mean expensive, luxurious, or premium anymore.Whether it’s a fine timepiece (we’ve seen so many of them in the past two years), or titanium stationery designed to last a lifetime, or even luggage that’s designed from the ground up, made to look spectacular and provide a positive us...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Bags, Suitcase, Tsa, Faa, Popular, Product Design, Random, Interior Interior, Yanko, YKK, Rimowa, Hubert Chan, Monos

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