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The Digit, a Retro Mechanical-Keyed Calculator

Hong-Kong-based Design firm Lofree came out of nowhere last year, quickly racking up three six-figure crowdfunding successes: $744,199 for their Dot Keyboard, $183,618 for their Four Seasons Keyboard and $185,499 for their Poison Speaker. In this age of hard-looking glass rectangles, the company's tactile, geometric, soft-radii-sporting retro-styled objects seem to have struck a chord with consumers. Their new crowdfunding campaign is for the Lofree Digit, a "Retro Mechanical Calculat...
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Rod+Perf Stool/Table

The Rod+Perf Stool/Table is a beautifully designed, foot-and-a-half tall, steel addition to any living space—and it comes in nine different colors. Its multi-functionality is rooted in its simplicity; it’s sturdy enough to be a stool, tall enough to be a side table, and designed with a perforated top to be the perfect plant holder. Just kept away from humid or wet conditions—the steel frame will …
Tags: Design, Home Decor, Furniture, Decor, Side Tables, STOOLS, Eric Trine, Rod Perf Stool Table

Laser Cut Jewelry Maker Rockets Past Kickstarter Goal By 2,063% (And Counting)

SpaceTime Coordinates’ Latest Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches For The Stars With Mementos That Capture Precise Planetary Positions Have you ever wondered what our solar system looked like the day you were born? Or graduated from high school or college? What about the day you got married or the birth of your first child? Time travel back to 2014, and these were the questions Govy, a Tokyo-based award-winning French artist, had on her mind. The post Laser Cut Jewelry Maker Rockets Past Kickstarter ...
Tags: Design, Tokyo, Maker Success Stories

Mission Workshop introducing a Capsule Padded Case, Laptop Briefcase and Laptop Sleeve

Mission Workshop introducing a Capsule Padded Case, Laptop Briefcase and Laptop Sleeve AoiroStudio Aug 16, 2018 We are providing a pretty rad update from our friends from Mission Workshop where I have been reviewing myself The Rhake for the last few months. The review should be coming in a week or so. Today, we would like to introduce a bunch of new products from what they called: The Capsule, an innovative padded case. They are also introducing The Tr...
Tags: Design, Dslr, Gray, Radian, Mission Workshop, Rhake Sanction, Arkiv, Mission Workshop Transit Arkiv, CORDURA ® Black Camo Learn, Mission District of San Francisco Created

By the Riverside: Your Gateway to Distressed, Shabby Chic Interiors

There’s something fascinating about fairy tales, isn’t it? I’m not talking about the “lived happily ever after” part or where a prince charming comes and sweeps his to-be-wife away in a horse. I’m smitten by the picturesque locales, the expansive castles and the charming English cottages these tales were often set in.  Of course, the flowing dresses, too. Thanks to “By the riverside“, I took a trip to fairyland this morning as I browsed their kitchens and imagined the lush greenery outside. By ...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Design, Interiors, Bangalore, Don, Manisha, Distressed Furniture, Shabby Chic Interiors, Swati Seraan

Wikipedia x Advisory Board Crystals streetwear...

Wikipedia x Advisory Board Crystals streetwear collaboration. 100% of the proceeds from this shirt go to the Wikimedia Foundation in their effort to support Wikipedia. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Wikipedia, Submitted, Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia x Advisory Board Crystals

Lighting for Plantsmen

If you’re going to have indoor lighting, it might as well serve your plants too, right?! That’s the idea behind MILO, a creative illumination solution that doubles as a happy home for herbs, succulents, or your favorite flowers.The handblown glass lampshade is molded with a cut-out section that provides access inside as well as a special spot for placing a plant. A metal container houses the vegetation or seedlings while a stylish sheath in wood, cork or white gloss rounds out the look. Availabl...
Tags: Design, Lamp, Lighting, Product Design, Milo, Lightovo

A Portable, Convenient, Swappable Renewable Energy Source: Honda's Mobile Power Packs

With their Mobile Power Pack, Honda's got a brilliant plan to make renewable, zero-emissions energy super-convenient. To see if their plan will work, the company is beginning trials this year in heavily-populated, heavily-polluted Indonesia, the world's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases.Indonesia is the world's third largest market for motorcycles, most of which run on gasoline. So this December Honda will be trialing electric motorcycles there, powered by their Mobile Power Packs, which...
Tags: Design, Indonesia, Honda, Sustainable Design, Mobile Power Packs

Concept Cars That Never Made It: Vol. 1

Concept Cars That Never Made It is a five-part series that documents production concept automobiles from years and eras ago. Some are bewildering, while others are beautiful, and the only thing common between them is the fact that somewhere down the line, these concepts remained just figments of imagination and creative spirit, and never saw the light of day.Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero (1970) Probably the most fitting concept to begin this series with, the Lancia Stratos Zero was debuted for ...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, Design, General Motors, Car, Automotive, Britain, Ferrari, Tokyo, Lotus, Michael Jackson, Nissan, Mercedes, Concept, Pininfarina, Lamborghini

Trump Tower river violations incur a swift lawsuit by Illinois attorney general

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit against the Trump International Hotel & Tower for alleged pollution to the Chicago River and threats to local wildlife. The lawsuit was filed in the Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois this Tuesday against the conglomerate, and the suit cites infringements of the EPA’s U.S. Clean Water Act of 1972. The Clean Water Act protects the waters of the U.S. from being inundated with polluting discharges, and it also sets wastewater standards ...
Tags: Design, Chicago, Epa, Illinois, Trump, Lisa Madigan, Trump Tower, Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago River, Madigan, Trump Organization, Reuters Image, Trump International Hotel Tower, Urban rivers, Chicago Trump Tower, Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club

16 Branding Ideas for Your Online and Offline Locations

  Figuring out how to brand your business so it’s easily recognizable to consumers is challenging. Not only do you need consistency across both online and offline locations, but within the messaging itself. You compete against millions of businesses. With more than 30 million businesses represented on Facebook, for example, you need a plan to stand out from all the noise the typical consumer is inundated with, or you’ll likely be overlooked. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can integr...
Tags: Facebook, Design, News, Disney, Canada, Starbucks, Harley Davidson, Harley, Mary, McDonald, Optionally, Lexie, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, Harley Owners Group HOG

How Strategic Use of Color in Web Design Can Increase Conversions

  Anyone can put up a website for any reason, but most webmasters do it to get conversions. Getting visitors to sign up for a newsletter, fill out a contact form, and buy products or services their site is offering is what gets webmasters going, and web design plays a crucial role in acquiring those conversions. A website’s design is an essential factor in getting visitors to check it out. Ease of navigation, mobile responsiveness, and the way the call-to-action button looks are just some of the...
Tags: Design, White, Black, Phoenix, Black Black, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, Anthony Tisara

100+ Miles on Norco’s Optic C2 Mountain Bike

Test riding an understated bicycle that's ready for anything Founded in 1964 in Northern Vancouver (aka The North Shore), Norco is a humble Canadian brand that makes mountain bikes that are up to the challenge. The North Shore is thought to be the birthplace of free-ride mountain biking and is, without question, home to some of the gnarliest trails in the world, giving Norco a …
Tags: Design, Mountain Biking, North Shore, Norco, Mountain Bikes, Made in Canada, Norco Optic C2, West Bragg, Northern Vancouver, North Shore Norco

Motorola’s new phone looks depressingly unoriginal

Known for pushing out some stellar phones in the past couple of decades, it’s sad to see Motorola descend into a phase where it looks like it’s literally given up. After giving us the Moto Z with some beautiful modules that went on to A. Prove Google wrong (by showing modularity is possible and can do wonders for phones) B. win a couple of Red Dot Design Awards in the process too, Motorola’s latest phone, the P30 is an absolute plummet from grace for Motorola.Ditching its otherwise chunky design...
Tags: Apple, Motorola, Design, News, China, Cellphones, Plagiarism, Huawei, Editorial, Product Design, Random, Copy, P30

Tricycles by Sergio Garcia

Classic red tricycles redesigned to have unique shapes and twisted frames. Series of fun tricycle sculptures designed and created by Sergio Garcia. Also check out: Dinosaur Skeleton Tricycle
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A beer crisis is brewing in Germany as bottle recycling slows amid heatwaves

With summer still in full swing and heatwaves gripping countries around the world, breweries across Germany have been scrambling to keep up with the beer demand from hot and thirsty customers. The brew masters have enough of the bubbly beverage to go around, but companies are running out of containers to distribute their goods as people continue drinking beer without returning the bottles for reuse fast enough. While there are approximately 4 billion beer bottles in circulation within Germany, ...
Tags: Design, California, France, Germany, Berlin, Eu, Eurostat, Stone, Greif, Tyrell, Greif Brewery, Christian Schuster, Thomas Tyrell

The Plux is the wireless charger Apple promised us a year ago

Looking suspiciously like the AirPower charging mat Apple showcased at their keynote last year, the Plux fulfills the promise Apple couldn’t keep. The capsule-shaped Plux mat can, just like the AirPower, charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and Airpods case simultaneously by just placing them on the charging mat. The mat can be placed horizontally, or even propped up using a stand that comes along with the Plux kit, letting you charge your phone while using it too. Just plug the mat in, and you’ve...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Deals, Gadgets, Design, Cellphones, Logitech, Apple Watch, Wireless Charger, AirPods, Plux

Husband & wife's vintage Airstream is a renovated home and office on wheels

This modern take on an iconic vintage trailer functions as a home, office and traveling showroom.
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Cat Power feat. Lana Del Rey: Woman

The final song recorded for—and the second song released from—Cat Power’s forthcoming album Wanderer, “Woman” floods the ears with a bluesy beating heart. Lana Del Rey guests on the track, underlining Chan Marshall’s mantra-like repetition of identity. Visuals come from Greg Hunt, and focus on several beautiful performances of the song. The album will be the first release from Marshall in six years—and all early indicators …
Tags: Design, Lana Del Rey, Music Videos, Culture, Greg Hunt, Listenup, New Music, Marshall, Chan Marshall, Cat Power

Here's the dirt on a rammed-earth renovation in Australia

Add heritage preservation, passive house design and a butterfly roof and it pushes a lot of buttons around here.
Tags: Design, News, Australia

Michael DiTullo on Why Designers Shouldn't Limit Themselves to a Single Product Category

This interview is part of a series featuring the presenters participating in this year's Core77 Conference, "Now What? Launching & Growing Your Creative Business" , a one-day event aimed to equip attendees with tangible skills and toolkits to help produce and promote their products or services. Throughout his professional career, seasoned industrial designer Michael DiTullo has put an emphasis on designing everything instead of pigeonholing himself into a single category. This mentality has n...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Nike, Brooklyn, Ibm, John, Cia, Sears, Frog, Michael, Designer Profiles, LLC, Raymond Loewy, Haan, Sound United, Hartmut Esslinger

Great Features in Klein Tools' Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack

I'm a big fan of Klein Tools for their clever Katapult Wire Stripper , and I'm happy to see the company has applied their design talents to tool bags as well. Their Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack has a host of great features that show the designers have studied how tools are hauled and used in the field. It's got a beefy handle supported by aircraft cable; a molded plastic compartment up top to protect breakable items like safety glasses and smartphones; a molded plastic base so that t...
Tags: Design, Bags, Klein, Klein Tools, Orange interior, Pro Tool Reviews

Steven M. Johnson's Product Design Lesson: Practice Creating Variations

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Tools & Craft #103: How Drawbore Pins Work

Since we introduced Ray Iles's draw borepins last fall, we've gotten a ton of questions about why real ones such as these work better than concentric tapered pins - that is, pins that are sometimes misconstrued as drawbore pins but really are just tapered drift pins. Drift pins are just tapered rods, which from any angle look like cones.Traditional drawbore pins, on the other hand, look like drift pins in one dimension, but if you rotated the pin 90 degrees, one side would becomes straight and t...
Tags: Design, Brooklyn, Joel, Joel Moskowitz, Tools for Working Wood, Gramercy Tools, Tools & Craft, Ray Iles

20180815 new old welded steel

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Singapore, the City in a Garden, sets an example for a green planet

Singapore has transformed itself from a hub of pollution to an environmental dream-city in the past 50 years. From afar, the country’s landscape looks like any other modern city with abounding skyscrapers etched into its skyline. On the inside however, a green heart has grown at the center of the city, spreading into the minds of its people and up the walls of its buildings. This heart was initiated by Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew — often called ‘Chief Gardener’ — who pushed his imperative of a ...
Tags: Garden, Design, Singapore, Malaysia, Un, Lim, Jim, Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore River, Yew, National Parks Board, UN Environment, Cañas, Zulkifli, UN Environment Images, Singapore the City

Striking similarity between David Bowie and cartoon man on Devo album cover

Joel Gion of Brian Jonestown Massacre posted these images on his Instagram. Coincidence or... something else? Well, David Bowie did help Brian Eno produce Devo's "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!" (1978). But apparently illustrator Joe Heiner based the cover art on a photo of golfer Juan "Chi-Chi" Rodríguez mixed with an image Mark Mothersbaugh had "procured from a local newspaper that morphed the faces of U.S. presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford." S...
Tags: Art, Post, Music, Design, News, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Bowie, Devo, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Gerald Ford, Mark Mothersbaugh, Joel Gion, Joe Heiner, Juan Chi Chi Rodríguez, John F Kennedy Lyndon B Johnson Richard Nixon