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Tools for Mars are being developed in preparation for colonization

Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design constructed Mars-ready tools in preparation for colonization. The team chose chitin as a cheap and abundant material to fashion a wrench and habitat. Chitin occurs naturally in arthropod exoskeletons, fungus, and fish scales. In 1963, a spaceship crash-landed on Earth. The vehicle was carrying one Martian, a very man-like creature who would be called Uncle Martin. He was so named by Tim O'Hara, a local newspaper reporter that dis...
Tags: Space, Technology, Sustainability, Nasa, Engineering, Innovation, Silicon Valley, Mars, Product Design, Derek, Martin, Tim, Fernandez, Twitter Facebook, Red Planet, Bill Bixby


Furniture designed with hidden details that put your IKEA furniture to shame: part 5

My birthday comes up this week and my husband has decided to create a reading nook for me as a present. Being a notorious book worm, I can only wait, rather impatiently, for his plans to get completed since for sure I can’t wait to curl up in that corner! While he browses our usual haunts like IKEA to assemble this corner, I am, in a not-so-subtle attempt, going to share this collection of beautifully designed furniture designs in the hopes he picks one of these designs. Because just look at th...
Tags: Design, Living, Furniture, Italy, Ikea, Zanzibar, Product Design, Seating, Sako, Roberto Paoli, Lozi, Klaas Kuiken, YD Design Storm, Design Storm, Furniture details, David Girelli


This Japanese wooden electric scooter is designed to solve mobility issues!

Did you ever imagine an electric scooter made out of wood? I didn’t but it feels like something Geppetto would make if he was in 2020! Lucky for us we don’t have to wait for the master skills of our favorite fable characters, Japanese designer Mikiya Kobayashi has designed a conceptual wooden electric scooter that is especially aimed at those with mobility issues like the often forgotten elderly demographic. The electric vehicle is called ILY-Ai and it actually can be counted as a trike becau...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Japan, Design, Lifestyle, Automotive, Outdoor, Bicycle, Electric Scooter, Wood, Popular, Concept Design, Electric Bike, Product Design, Random, Motorcycle


SpaceX rocket inspired pen stands on your desk like a mini replica of the Falcon 9 rocket!

Remember when ‘space pens’ were a rage? They were the only pens that could work in zero gravity and were developed for the express purpose of writing in space. I’m here, however, to talk about another kind of Space Pen. Inspired by the democratization of space travel and how one private company, founded by Elon Musk is leading the charge to make space-travel accessible to all, the Nominal Pen is literally designed to look like a rocket… making it perhaps the most literal take on the ‘space pe...
Tags: Deals, Spacex, Elon Musk, Design, Iss, Shop, Stationery, Falcon, Product Design, Spacex Rocket, SCHMIDT, CNC, Nominal Pen, Mercator London


How one company designed the ultimate camera bag for every photographer

Designing a camera bag can often be an extremely challenging task given the demanding and everchanging needs of photographers. Some travel with large lenses, others require dedicated storage for a drone, tripod, external flash, or extra clothes on a lengthy shoot. The issue with (and the challenge behind) designing the perfect camera bag revolves around this uncertainty, the fact that cameras and accessories come in different sizes and shapes, and that every photographer has their own setup. ...
Tags: Deals, Usa, Design, Backpack, Outdoor, Bags, Shop, Free Shipping, Product Design, Accessories & Fashion, Ying Zhang, OneMo, PGYTECH, Ronin SC


This foldable laptop can be carried around like a clutch for the ultimate tech-fashion statement

Gadgets these days are shrinking in size owing to the technological innovations and design implementations that compliment them. There are foldable phones like Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Surface Duo that are radically changing how we perceive our mobile devices to be like. Laptops have also seen this paradigm shift – with young buyers preferring lightweight folding screen products that promise ultra-productivity on the go. As a refreshing approach to what a laptop could be – designer Heesung C...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Technology, Seoul, Laptop, Laptops, Product Design, Foldable Laptop, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold, Clutop, Heesung Choi, Heesung


Braun’s aesthetics come to life in this chair design!

When Dieter Rams said “Good design is as little design as possible” – these words became the holy grail that every industrial designer would swear by. While the Braun legacy covers electrical appliances with its distinctive design language, designer Nikhil Kapoor wanted to bring that language to the world of furniture design – giving birth to the Braun Chair! The first thing that catches my attention while looking at the chair is the simplistic nature of the design – reducing the essence of a c...
Tags: Design, Living, Furniture, Chair, Product Design, Seating, Braun, Dieter Rams, Nikhil Kapoor, Chair Design, Braun Chair


Photography Store Moment’s Super-Functional + Minimal Travelwear Collection

Designer Audrey Louchart discusses our favorite camera-ready piece, the functional yet appealing MTW Tote Comprehensive photography store Moment recently unveiled their first-ever Travelwear collection, a suite of original backpacks, totes and organizers meant to store and protect your most precious camera gear and other daily accessories. After determining that many backpacks built for outdoors are too technical and city-oriented bags aren’t quite durable enough, the …
Tags: Travel, Photography, Design, Bags, Backpacks, Gear, Photographers, Moment, Product Design, Totes, Camera Bags, Audrey Louchart, Travel Bags, Tech Bags


These new Snapchat Goggles use a more classic circular frame with dual camera-lenses

These whimsical pair of spectacles aren’t your average eyesight-correcting instruments. They’re built for a more socially engaging purpose. The Snap Goggles are the spiritual successor to the Snap Spectacles from Snapchat. Designed as a concept by Scandinavian-studio Swift Creatives, the Snap Goggles give the original Spectacles a design refresh, with a more contemporary-yet-funky circular frame, complete with a dual-color palette. The Snap Goggles come with tinted eyeglasses, but unlike in t...
Tags: Glasses, Fashion, Design, Wearable, Snapchat, Eyewear, Goggles, Ar, Filters, Product Design, Snap, Spectacles, AR / VR, Evan Speigl, Swift Creatives Studio


This smart sustainable kitchen cutting board has 10 features including a 99.99% germ-killing UVC light!

Chop it like its hot! I’ve always wanted to say that but this chopping board truly is one of the best designs I’ve seen and it is 100% going on the top of my kitchen essentials list. Chopbox is a smart chopping board that has so many unique features but the most relevant one in these ‘unprecedented times’ is the fact that it can actually kill germs on your cooking tools and space! Get rid of counter clutter and those extra kitchen accessories with this much-needed upgrade. You can easily sani...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Home, Design, Technology, Kickstarter, Appliances, Gordon Ramsay, Bamboo, Kitchen Tools, Product Design, UVC, Cutting-Board, Smart Appliance, Kitchen Appliance, Sanitize


The most comfortable reusable N95 face mask, inspired by silicone respirator mouth-cups

We’ve been in this for nearly half a year now. Mid-August marks 6 months since the world really started noticing the virus, and while the first few weeks/months of lockdown were utter chaos, 6 months of being at home and being incredibly careful while outdoors has given us enough clarity to really imagine what the road ahead will be like… and face masks will almost certainly be an inseparable part of that road. Not just regular face masks. Better, more sanitary, reusable, effective, and comfo...
Tags: Deals, Design, Germany, Eu, Fda, ANN, Shop, Product Design, NIOSH, LFGB, Medical/Hygiene


A look inside Gmail’s product development process

Google has long been known as the leader in email, but it hasn’t always been that way. In 1997, AOL was the world’s largest email provider with around ten million subscribers, but other providers were making headway. Hotmail, now part of Microsoft Outlook, launched in 1996, Yahoo Mail launched in 1997 and Gmail followed in 2004, becoming the most popular email provider in the world, with more than 1.5 billion active users as of October 2019. Despite Google’s stronghold on the email market, ot...
Tags: Google, TC, Gmail, Developer, Tech, Diversity, Aol, Ux, Usability, Microsoft Outlook, Product Design, Yahoo Mail, Gmail Google, Market Analysis, Extra Crunch, Jeroen Jillissen


Humans were born to run. Exoskeletons might make us better at it.

New research from Stanford finds that motor-powered ankle exoskeletons conserve 15 percent of energy expenditure when running. Spring-powered exoskeletons without motors actually made running harder.The researchers hope to develop better spring-powered models moving forward. Humans were born to run, as journalist and running fanatic Christopher McDougall phrased it. Bipedalism offers many advantages over quadrupeds, including the ability to better communicate over longer distances and improved...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Stanford, Nike, Iron Man, Innovation, Collins, Product Design, Derek, Biomechanics, McDougall, Steve Collins, Christopher McDougall, Human body, Science Robotics


This recycled plastic beehive is designed for happy bees

As backyard beekeeping continues to rise in popularity, there’s no reason the traditional beehive can’t take on a more modern and functional design. With this idea in mind, Duluth-based Jon Otis of Lake Superior Honey Company approached Loll Designs to create an improved version of the beehive. Aptly named the Bee Hive, this apiary combines the functionality of classic human-made hives with a sleek and durable product sourced from post-consumer recycled milk jugs. The partnership between Lake S...
Tags: Design, Innovation, Product Design, Bee Hives, Duluth, Beekeeping, Jon Otis of Lake Superior Honey Company, Lake Superior Honey Company, Loll Designs Lake Superior Honey Company Images


The INVISI is the ballpoint pen in its purest form

Invisi is perhaps the purest form a pen can assume, according to designer and stationery-enthusiast Raft Wong. Its no-nonsense design is minimal yet striking, with a basic cylindrical form crafted from solid brass and an equally simplistic ball-socket stand to match.Fashioned out of machined brass billets, and designed to even retain the brushed texture achieved by the moving drill-bit, the Invisi is all about creating something visually impactful and desirable without the design details. The ...
Tags: Design, Stationery, Product Design, Raft Wong, Invisi, Invisi Pen, Rcube Design Studio


This DIY Ball Bearing Racetrack is a better desktop toy than a Newton’s Cradle

The orb drop ii is the philosophical child of a Hot Wheels toy set and a Pinball arcade game. Designed to be something that kids can build themselves, the orb drop ii involves an intricate looped 3D track and multiple chrome orbs that follow the routine of running up and down them in a singular file.There’s something enriching and therapeutic about the orb drop ii. The entire kit comes pre-fabricated with laser-cut MDF sheets and plastic rails that can be put together right out of the box. Run...
Tags: Deals, Design, Shop, Newton, Product Design, MDF, orb drop II, Rian Suiter, Rian SuiterClick


The whale-inspired design of this sparkling water maker is a connoisseur’s delight!

I haven’t had much experience with carbonated water, but I know there are those who love sipping on some sparkling water! Designed by Bokyeong Lee and Chunghee Joe, the Ocean Blast is a carbonated water maker concept. It’s been inspired by the form of a whale, or more specifically, inspired by the phenomenon of a whale rising out of the water to breathe, and expelling air through its blowhole, allowing any water vapor to condense and creating what looks like a white spray of water.Interestingly,...
Tags: Kitchen, Home, Design, Appliances, Product Design, Chunghee Joe, Bokyeong Lee, Carbonated Water Maker, Ocean Blast


A foldable mini stove that fits in your hiking pants!

Have you seen Tiny Kitchen videos? A student industrial designer, Elad Achi, took Tiny Kitchen’s stove up several notches and that is how Katipo was created. Katipo is a foldable outdoor gas stove that can fit in the palm of your hand. Imagine the weight and space that can be saved when you go camping or backpacking with Katipo instead of usual outdoor stoves.Katipo got its name because its shape and form resembles that of a Katipo spider. It is an Australian redback spider that is small in size...
Tags: Tools, Design, Camping, Lifestyle, Outdoor, Appliances, Prototype, Product Design, Student Design, Foldable, Camping Stove, Camping Essentials, Outdoor Designs, Elad Achi, Foldable Stove, Katipo Stove


A zen minimalist cabin that brings nature in and takes distractions out

We all know the movie Birdbox and we associate it with a stressful situation, I mean it was definitely didn’t fit in the comedy genre, right? However, I came across a different Birdbox by Livit, a Norwegian company, to counteract those feelings and really soothe our souls. This Birdbox is actually a prefabricated shipping container-like cabin that offers one-of-a-kind escapes to lush destinations surrounded by nature.The cabins are simple, rectangular structures with huge circular and oval windo...
Tags: Home, Design, Lifestyle, Architecture, Outdoor, Norway, Interiors, Interior Design, Cabin, Product Design, Cabin Design, Prefab Cabin, Minimal Design, Architecture Design, Treetop Cabin, Birdbox


The Moorgen Smart Remote’s design is weirdly attractive… but why?

It may appear hostile, with the way it takes on this scaly armadillo-inspired aesthetic… but that hostility doesn’t translate to you wanting to avoid the Moorgen Smart Remote. It makes you curious, it makes you practically want to pet it. There’s something unexplainable about the Moorgen Smart Remote’s strange allure, but I’ll try my best to justify why I can’t stop staring at it!The smart remote was designed not for television, but rather for operating smart lights and curtains around the house...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Product Design, Smart Remote, iF Design Award, iF Design 2019, Moorgen


An airline pilot designed the world’s most efficient travel luggage

Necessity is perhaps the best sort of design brief. If you want to solve a problem, ask for insights for someone plagued by the problem the most. In 1987, Robert Plath, a Northwest Airlines pilot revolutionized how we travel by simply adding a pair of wheels to his luggage. Decades later, strolleys are practically a norm, and anyone who physically lifts heavy bags is looked at as a luddite. If you want to innovate and create the best sort of luggage for travel, the best way is to talk to someo...
Tags: Travel, Deals, Design, Bags, Bag, Product Design, Fischer, Northwest Airlines, YKK, Roller, Ethan Fischer, Helix Pro, StrongBags Luggage, Robert Plath, Helix Pro Roller, Ethan FischerClick


The 2020 iPad Pro may have an iPhone-style 3-lens camera… Is Apple’s brand of innovation predictable?

Let’s for a second look past these renders and consider the place they come from. Created by Steve H. McFly (better known by his Twitter moniker OnLeaks), these are the renders that best describe what the upcoming iPad Pro may look like. The tablet is due for a version update in Apple’s springtime keynote in 2020, and these renders are a result of informed insider leaks… they aren’t a fan-made concept like the circular Apple Smartwatch we covered a few days ago.Over the past few years, these lea...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Design, Cook, China, Tim Cook, Editorial, Ipad Pro, Product Design, China Apple, Onleaks, YD Talks, Steve H McFly, iGeeksBlog


New Balance’s newest sustainable kicks are created from leftover surplus material!

New Balance’s Test Run Program, to be honest, is quite interesting! It is dedicated to testing and experimenting with new and innovative performance footwear. The latest result of this program is Seth Maxwell’s Test Run PRJ 3.0. Created at the New Balance Global Design Center, the shoe was created by leveraging and utilizing surplus materials.The bold colorful sneakers are made from recycled materials, basically leftover scraps from other New Balance products! An existing sole was taken and a su...
Tags: Design, Shoes, Footwear, Sustainable, Product Design, New Balance, Accessories & Fashion, Seth Maxwell, Test Run PRJ 3.0


Charge your Tesla and lower your electric bill with these solar blinds!

Renewable energy is our ticket to the future and the current climate crisis. From electric cars to sustainable tools, designers are changing the world for the better one product at a time. Joining that list are these Solar Blinds from SolarGaps that make your home smarter and your environment better. If you want to charge your Tesla without increasing your bill, this should be your first buy.Solar Blinds help you save on your energy costs and reduces your electric bill by 30% compared to convent...
Tags: Home, Design, Technology, Office, Lifestyle, Renewable Energy, Tesla, Carbon Emissions, Solar Energy, Appliances, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Interiors, Lighting, Solar Panel, Product Design


A full shower experience with 45% less water, the Nebia is changing how humans shower

People say that a cup of coffee can make or break a person’s day, I say that a good or bad shower has a stronger impact on the outcome of your day. A perfect shower is arguably more exhilarating than a great cup of coffee. It awakens your senses, opens your eyes, pores, and mind, and has you looking and feeling like an absolute champion. A dull, cold, lifeless shower, on the other hand, can have you feeling groggy, bitter, and shivering. The last time I checked, nobody likes a bad, spiritless ...
Tags: Deals, Europe, Design, Shop, Bathroom, Product Design, Moen, Matte Black, Nebia, Nebia Spa Shower, Al Moen, Moen Adjustability, Rainshower, Moen Review Why Nebia


Ammunition and Gantri collaborate over a series of 3D-Printed lights

SF-based design studio Ammunition Group is adding Gantri to its list of collaborators/clients, as the two companies get together to launch a series of lights designed for the Gantri platform. The lamps are designed to complement and wonderfully reflect Gantri’s clean design language, brought about by their unique 3D-printing processes and use of innovative custom plant-based filaments.The series spans three categories that embrace distinct visual styles. The Gio Collection borrows from Italian...
Tags: Design, Lifestyle, Ikea, Silicon Valley, Lighting, Product Design, Robert Brunner, Gantri, Ammunition Group, Dre Polaroid


This handbook is like Wikipedia for biomimicry and nature-inspired design

Designed to do for nature-inspired design what the Pantone Shade Card did for colors, the Nature of Form handbook captures and carefully documents as many as 1454 forms, patterns, and colors, all pulled from flora and fauna.The book was created by a group of multidisciplinary designers to act as exhaustive reference material for biomimetic design. By breaking down a variety of natural examples by form, pattern/texture, and color, the handbook puts all the nature-based form inspiration you need...
Tags: Deals, Books, Design, Wikipedia, Shop, Product Design, Nature of Form, Bhagvanji Sonagra Bhavin Dabhi Sushmita


This collectible retro voice recorder has been handcrafted from sustainable wood!

In an era of modern innovations and upgrades, BrandNewNoise has come up with a wooden voice recorder that looks like it’s straight out of the 70s! Loopy Lou is a retro voice recorder that has been handcrafted from sustainable wood in Brooklyn, New York. The eccentric recorder can record only 30 seconds of audio, owing to its built-in microphone. With two little turntables for eyes, a round silver knob for pitch control, a loop switch and a 1/8th output, it’s a completely analog experience of r...
Tags: Design, Technology, Audio, Product Design, Brooklyn New York, Lou, Voice Recorder, AR / VR, Brandnewnoise, Loopy Lou


This polaroid camera goes modern with an analog slider and a burst mode!

Have you ever used an instant camera? I must say they’re pretty fun, and using one is a totally unique experience on its own. However, they’re quite limited as they can only capture one single moment, not multiple ones. With the advanced instant cameras today, you can print out a single picture several times, but you can’t deny capturing multiple images in quick succession is much more satisfying. You might say we do have our smartphones and their cool burst mode for that, but come on, there’s s...
Tags: Design, Technology, Cameras, Product Design, Instant Camera, Cheolsu Park, Picslot


The Unit Bag 2 proves that great backpack design doesn’t have to be expensive

It’s just common sense that if one product is better than another, chances are it’s more expensive too. Form and function are usually followed by a price… but there are instances where the opposite is true, where great products don’t demand the fee associated with better design. The Unit Bag 2 aims at being one of those instances.The Unit Bag 2 is a compact-yet-spacious bag that’s waterproof, lightweight, well-padded and just costs $39. I’d normally reserve talking about the price of the bag f...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Asia, Design, Backpack, Bags, Kickstarter, SBS, Shop, Product Design, Accessories & Fashion, Briefcase, Cross Bag, Unit Bag 2, Updream, Ultimate Budget