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3D Printed Petals Dress

Red petals dress made of 1600 unique pieces interconnected by 2600 hinges emerges from 3D printer fully assembled and ready to wear. “Kinematic Petals Dress” 3D printed and designed by Nervous System. Also check out: 3D Printed Shoes
Tags: Design, Tech, Kinematic Petals Dress

The World’s Fastest Tripod is Also One of the World’s Smallest

Believe it or not, I’m a little surprised that tripods have existed for millennia, and has been synonymous with photography for over a century, but the Lumapod hasn’t existed for over a couple of weeks. A small, powerful device, the Lumapod scales down the tripod to a third of the space when closed, but retains its functionality and height when opened.Literally the size of a collapsed selfie stick, the Lumapod comes with 3 incredibly small legs and a long pole that’s fortified by three Kevlar ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Technology, World, Dslr, Popular, Product Design, Tripod, Random, Lumapod, Martin Grabner, Martin GrabnerClick

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The history of ghost stories, the tallest residential building in the world and more The Man Behind Modern Ghost Stories Born in 1862, Montague Rhodes James was an acclaimed intellectual who published a handful of stories (from short quips to long, academic papers) that are widely regarded as the basis upon which modern ghost stories are built. Not entirely for the narratives, but rather the …
Tags: Health, Books, Science, Design, Medicine, Sex, History, Reading, Meditation, Flying, Stephen Hawking, Palm, Ghost Stories, Linkaboutit, Link About It, Condoms

How to Improve Your Small Business's Social Media Presence

.     The only way to grow your business is to gain new customers. One cost-effective way to secure new leads is via social media. However, it's difficult to know where to concentrate your efforts for the best chance of success. Social media continues to grow in numbers and frequency of use. Facebook has about 2.2 billion active users each month, and other social media sites are on an upward trend as well. However, just throwing stuff out there — whether on Facebook or another social media site...
Tags: Facebook, Design, News, Instagram, US, Shopify, Twitter Facebook Instagram, Lexie, Use Facebook, Train Your Social Media Team in Customer Service

The Power of Color in Branding

. Understanding the power of color in branding can be extremely beneficial to those devising marketing strategies for businesses both small and large. Color is primarily associated with aesthetics, and this on its own is already an important factor in branding. However, color impacts much more than cosmetics. It can also help brands establish their message, improve brand recognition, and even drive website conversions. In this post, we’ll focus on branding and go through some telling facts and...
Tags: Facebook, Design, News, Netflix, Theory, Heinz, McDonald, Yves Saint Laurent, PRIMARY-CHANNELS, Jaguar Mont Blanc

Easy-to-do DIY techniques for decorating your phones

. Introduction: From the advent of the 21 st century, technology has been integrated into our lives. Even more so with the invention of the smartphones. Our smartphones have become an essential part of our lives. These days, they are like an extension to our hand. So, for the fashionistas, the phones should also match their style statement. Here we present some really cool and easy DIY techniques using which you can create astoundingly distinctive covers for your mobile phones.   ...
Tags: Design, News

Jamie Wolfond Thinks Designers Could Benefit from Reimagining the Traditional Design Process

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 service.Many designers follow a traditional design process, where selecting a factory to manufacture with comes after the design process is completed. Jamie Wolfond and his brand Good Thing, however, choose to p...
Tags: Design, Brooklyn, North America, Designer Profiles, Jamie, Jamie Wolfond, Core77 Conference

Visual Process by Serge Jupin

3D printed head anatomy model shows visual processing of human beings. “Visual Process 1” mind–bending sculpture by French artist Serge Jupin. Also check out: Coffee Kiss Sculpture
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Serge Jupin

Moët & Chandon c/o Virgil Abloh™ Nectar Impérial Rosé Cocktails

Louis Vuitton's Men's Artistic Director hosts a multisensory dinner with delectable drinks To understand the radical, resplendent mixed drinks that Louis Vuitton Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh served at his multisensory dinner, inside NYC’s New Museum this week, one must first understand his latest collaboration. Abloh has unveiled his debut liquor partnership, and understandably it’s for Vuitton parent company LVMH’s world-renowned Champagne, Moët & Chandon. Through a striking …
Tags: Design, Alcohol, Cocktails, Lvmh, Food + Drink, Louis Vuitton, Rose, New Museum, Moet, Chandon, Vuitton, Louis Vuitton Men, Moet Chandon, Virgil Abloh, Abloh, Rose Champagne

A recycled brick wall runs through this breezy home in Australia

Bright, breezy and surrounded by nature, the Cedar Lane House is a place of peaceful respite on the southern coast of Australia. Sydney-based architect and photographer Edward Birch designed the light-filled residence at the base of a mountain in Meroo Meadow. Spread out across 280 square meters, the linear home is anchored by a recycled brick wall that runs the length of the building and imbues the interior with warmth and softness. The Cedar Lane House is organized into three pavilion-like s...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Brick, Carousel Showcase, Rainwater Collection, Ac, OAK, Birch, Australia Sydney, Zinc, Full-height Glazing, Outdoor Terrace, Floor To Ceiling Windows, Recycled Brick

The adorable Acorn tiny cabin is made of wood salvaged from an old mansion

We’ve seen a lot of tiny homes over the years, but the Acorn has to be one the most adorable designs we’ve ever come across. Created by the team from Ojai-based Humble Hand Craft, the sweet tiny home on wheels is built from reclaimed wood and felled trees, including the western cedar shingles that were salvaged from a mansion in Montecito, California. At just 16 feet long and 8.5 feet wide, the Acorn is one seriously tiny home on wheels, but its strategic and space-efficient layout makes the i...
Tags: Design, California, Architecture, Gallery, Salvaged Wood, Sustainable Design, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Tiny Home On Wheels, Santa Cruz, Reclaimed Wood, Tiny Home Design, Luke Williams, ACORN, Ojai, Minimalist Living

The rising tide of smallphones and dumbphones

Over the past few weeks, you’ll have seen quite a few smartphones that went against the cultural norm of innovation and progress. The Punkt MP02 stripped the phone of its addictive camera, screen, and internet connectivity, forcing people to communicate using voice, rather than send each other notifications and messages on apps. The Palm Phone shrunk your feature phone to a size that seemed handy, going against the wave of massive phablet-sized phones with 97% of the front just dominated by pixe...
Tags: Design, Office, Phone, Cellphones, Kyocera, Thin, Product Design, Dumbphone, KY-O1L, Good Design Award

Gillette lets you 3D print custom razor handles for a more personal experience

You could say that Gillette’s practically perfected the shaving experience, with its state-of-the-art blades, housings, mechanisms, and lubrications, a Gillette razor is a sheer feat of engineering, designed to provide a near-perfect grooming experience. Gillette now wants to conquer the next frontier… personalizing this grooming experience.Partnering with Formlabs, Gillette introduces the Razor Maker, a tool to personalize your razor with a bespoke handle that’s chosen by you, and specially S...
Tags: Design, Bathroom, Formlabs, Gillette, Product Design, Razor Maker, Formlabs Gillette

Primitive Timing/Lighting Device: A Self-Extinguishing Coiled Candle

This seems like an industrial design student project that actually got picked up by a manufacturer. It's a coiled beeswax candle made by a company called Candle by the Hour, and it was supposedly "part of the 1600s dating scene. Known as a 'courting candle', protective parents would light one to limit the time prospective suiters [sic] could spend with their daughters." I say it seems like a student project, because I can just imagine the copy about how this "Urges us to reconsider the natu...
Tags: Design, Object Culture

Peppermint Charcoal Soap

When lathered in Oar + Alps’ Peppermint Charcoal Soap, one feels both clean and refreshed. This is thanks to their 100% natural, proprietary peppermint fragrance, as well as Witch Hazel and organic, fair trade Shea Butter. Activated charcoal pairs with spirulina for a deep cleanliness and the removal of dead skin cells, too. Made in the US, the soap also happens to be paraben-, phthalate-, …
Tags: Health, Wellness, Design, US, Grooming, Soap, Cleanliness, Hazel, Made In Usa, Oars + Alps, Peppermint Charcoal Soap, Oar Alps Peppermint Charcoal Soap

Prague’s Mesmerizing Signal Festival, 2019

Exploring the annual celebration of light art and emerging technologies Prague abounds with historic quaintness. Hotel lobbies are traditionally opulent and grand, established restaurants serve time-honored food paired with Czech dumplings and beer, streets bear the names of residents from times gone by, and the magnificent Prague Castle above the city speaks of the royalty that once presided over the country. It is with this classic …
Tags: Design, Tech, Culture, Czech Republic, Prague, Art Festivals, Art Shows, Installations, Prague Castle, Czech

Prague’s Mesmerizing Signal Festival, 2018

Exploring the annual celebration of light art and emerging technologies Prague abounds with historic quaintness. Hotel lobbies are traditionally opulent and grand, established restaurants serve time-honored food paired with Czech dumplings and beer, streets bear the names of residents from times gone by, and the magnificent Prague Castle above the city speaks of the royalty that once presided over the country. It is with this classic …
Tags: Design, Tech, Culture, Czech Republic, Prague, Art Festivals, Art Shows, Installations, Prague Castle, Czech

Urban Nouveau proposes to turn a historic Stockholm bridge into housing and a park

In a bid to save the historic Gamla Lidingöbron bridge in Stockholm from demolition, Swedish studio Urban Nouveau has proposed transforming the structure into 50 luxury apartments topped with a High Line-inspired linear park. Created as part of a petition to protest the tearing down of the structure, the design aims to spark greater dialogue and media attention in hopes of galvanizing support for the bridge’s preservation. The design practice has also proposed using the sale of apartments to fu...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Bridge, Historic Preservation, Stockholm, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Stockholm Sweden, Glazed Facade, Linear Park, High Line, Luxury Apartments

6 tips for crafting an eco-friendly Halloween costume

It is hard to believe, but it’s almost that time of year again when sugar-hyped witches, ghosts, superheroes and princesses will be ringing your doorbell and asking for candy. Halloween is a fun holiday for many of us, but the celebration can easily become expensive and far from eco-friendly, thanks to the decorations, candy and greeting cards. Worst of all, the plastic-packaged costumes can also be an enemy of the environment as well as your wallet. Americans spend billions of dollars on Hallo...
Tags: Design, Earth, Sierra Club Boston

Researchers discover a new way to identify 3D printed guns

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that 3D printers have fingerprints, essentially slight differences in design that can be used to identify prints. This means investigators can examine the layers of a 3D printed object and pinpoint exactly which machine produced the parts. “3D printing has many wonderful uses, but it’s also a counterfeiter’s dream. Even more concerning, it has the potential to make firearms more readily available to people who are not allowed to possess them...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Design, Technology, Tech, Industrial Design, 3d Printing, Printer, Makerbot, Buffalo, Printing, Fingerprint, Emerging-technologies, University at Buffalo, Wenyao Xu

An experimental greenhouse pops up at a busy Copenhagen intersection

A surprising and experimental pocket of nature has popped up in the middle of a heavily trafficked intersection in Copenhagen, Denmark. Danish architect Simon Hjermind Jensen of SHJWorks recently unveiled “Biotope,” a sculptural pavilion that houses a microcosm of plants and insects. Sixty different seeds have been sown into the soil, and a beehive has been attached inside the installation to foster a thriving and evolving ecosystem of activity for the enjoyment of passersby. Created in the li...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Copenhagen, Seeds, Ecosystem, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Organic Architecture, Greenhouse, Concrete, Copenhagen Denmark, Site-specific, Microclimate, Experimental Architecture, Site Specific Design

The Salon Faucet Just Got a Makeover

Easy for hairstylists and therapeutic for customers, Salon Q is an all-new faucet solution that rethinks the hair-rinsing process. It features a ring-finger attachment that places the nozzle comfortably between the fingers of the hairstylist. Instead of alternating between hand and nozzle, stylists can rinse and massage the scalp simultaneously. Better yet, they can adjust temperature directly from the top of the spout. Other signature details include ultra-thin water holes to achieve a reduced ...
Tags: Design, Product Design, Faucet, Red Dot Concept 2018, Lin Yi-Su, Salon Q, Shen Yi-Lin

Innercity Noir - a black & white photography series

Innercity Noir - a black & white photography series AoiroStudio Oct 19, 2018 Epaillard + Machado is a photographer currently based in Paris, France. I have said many times on ABDZ but to me; black & white photography is a style that is hard to accomplish. I mean you can easily snap a filter but to actually conceptualize beforehand is an art. I just love some of his pieces especially on the contrast or the play with the light. I would totally advise you...
Tags: Design, Paris France, Innercity Noir, Epaillard Machado

The World’s First Complete Smartphone Video Kit!

While the cameras that are found in our smartphones are ever-advancing, there are still downfalls that restrict their video-taking capabilities; weak audio and poor lighting lead to undesirable videos that don’t accurately capture the moment. This is where the SmartCine steps in!The SmartCine is an all-in-one video rig that’s fit for use with any smartphone! The compact rig is packed full of video enhancing features; the silky-smooth HD Stereo Mic take cares of the audio side of things, this i...
Tags: Deals, Design, Technology, Cellphones, Product Design, Rig, Lens Mount, MOVO, SmartCine

An Easy Way to Build Retaining Walls: Leave the Concrete in the Bag, Stack Like Legos, Wet With a Hose

Building a retaining wall in the conventional ways (above) is not a trivial matter. So DIYers have come up with an interesting trick: Rather than messing around with mortar, they lay the walls down like Lego pieces, using concrete while it's still in the bag. That's right, the idea is that you don't open the packaging. Once the bags are laid, you wet everything down thoroughly with a hose, saturating all of the bags. Once the concrete sets up, you can either wait for the paper to b...
Tags: Design, Materials that Matter

Turning Old Tubes to Modern Treasure

Know what a CRT (cathode ray tube) television is? Didn’t think so! These relics have quickly been replaced by modern flat-screen TVs but for many of us, they hold nostalgia as we reflect on shared moments in front of the “tube” and how they introduced many firsts. This light (Afterimage of CRT) by h220430 studio, serves as a nod to these familiar fragments of entertainment history.The design uses glass masses created when the cathode ray tubes are demolished. It transforms the material into an i...
Tags: Design, Lamp, Light, Lighting, Product Design, Satoshi Itasaka, CRT, H220430, Itasaka

Tom Blachford’s “Midnight Modern IV” at NYC’s Toth Gallery

The final installment of the beloved Palm Springs photographic series In 2015, architectural photographer and artist Tom Blachford released Midnight Modern in Palm Springs during Modernism Week. For many (our editorial staff included) it was love at first sight. With this photo series, Blachford captured the desert city lit only by the light of the moon—documenting and defying time all at once. Blachford paused the sublime natural world and …
Tags: Photography, Design, NYC, Culture, Exhibitions, Photographs, Palm Springs, Tom Blachford, Bryant Toth, Blachford, Midnight Modern, Toth Gallery

Entertaining Video of How Banksy's Self-Destructing Artwork was Supposed to Function

At a Sotheby's auction this month, Banksy had one of his pieces on offer, mounted in a baroque, self-created frame. After the bidding war ended at a staggering £860,000 (USD $1.1 million), an alarm sounded and the frame revealed a surprising capability. Here's how it went down, followed by footage from Banksy of how it was supposed to go down:
Tags: Design, Fine Art, Banksy, Sotheby

The River Veins Series by Tom Hegen

The River Veins Series by Tom Hegen AoiroStudio Oct 19, 2018 Tom Hegen is a photographer and designer from Munich, Germany. He shared that stunning photography series: The Rivers Veins which are during the time when the glaciers would melt in Iceland. As I quote from Tom: "ice blue water veins their way across the black volcanic sand, creating most peculiar patterns in the landscape." It's hard to tell if it's actually a picture or pure CGI, I trust on...
Tags: Design, Iceland, Tom, Munich Germany, Tom Hegen

Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration AoiroStudio Oct 19, 2018 Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by one of us to simply inspire your day. Furthermore, it's an opportunity to feature work from more designers, photographers, and artists in general that we haven't had the chance to write or feature about in the past. For this Daily we are selecting in p...
Tags: Design