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First off, we love that there's a show called "Pingsider" that takes you deep inside the world of ping pong. Secondly, ping pong balls are one of those items that sound deceptively easy to make. But this look inside a factory in China, where table tennis is practically the national
Take a moment to imagine what a Nike headquarters in the heart of NYC would look like. Now picture that times 10, and that's what it actually looks like in real life. This week marks the first week Nike employees get to work in their new NYC home. After the
LUNAR cofounders Jeff Smith and Gerard Furbershaw sought to create a sculpturally oriented bench that provided social interaction opportunities for passersby in outdoor public places and museum and gallery exhibition spaces. People have an innate desire to engage, interact and play, yet there are a limited number of public spaces
Using the names of materials as adjectives can be pejorative: "He gave a wooden performance," "These people are so plastic." But when your boss says s/he wants "concrete results," it implies rigor and success. Concrete can be an unforgiving material that requires careful design, but the reward is an object
NAWA is an ultralight, durable sculpture made up of 35 steel arches, making an open gate through which anyone can walk freely. Its bionic form and polished surface reflecting its surroundings creates the effect of a naturally growing sculpture with a constantly changing look throughout the day. The sculpture
It's always fun to watch someone design out loud. Here Izzy Swan creates a folding table that folds into a storage unit, and he builds it primarily out of plywood scraps. This seems like it'd be useful for college kids or the itinerant, as moving a table is typically a
"I don't think you can design anything just by absorbing information and then hoping to synthesise it into a solution. What you need to know about the problem only becomes apparent as you're trying to solve it." Richard MacCormac. The argument here is a simple one, but one which I believe has been swept under the design practice rug for quite some time.
I'd be happy not to know what a drum machine is, but I do because I've watched the rooter guy use one to unclog our sewer line. What is a drum machine? It's a large motorized version of the hand snake a homeowner might use to clear the drain from
A team within Adobe is looking for a UX designer who can help us evolve a project supporting, connecting and amplifying a global community of emerging artists who are using creativity as a force for positive impact This is a special role, requiring big-picture thinking. You’ll take a deep look at the workflows that drive the creative process.
Yes, this is one of those silly, simple things you see on the internet and think "Man I've gotta try that." YouTuber MicBergsma shows you what he does "when I don't have goggles with me [but want] to see something under the water:"
Fillets are one of those design features for which there seems to be no middle ground, or at least not one that is widely known. Either a part is devoid of them, and most or all edges are well-defined, or the part's designer decided to take the opposite route, and
To a certain generation, the Pontiac Trans Am was the muscle car that was the envy of the neighborhood kids. As a performance package for the Firebird, the Trans Am was fast, mean, brawny. It turned heads every time one roared down the block. '72'74'78'81Pontiac went bust in '09, and
The Zepcam professional bodycam is a body-worn video camera for professional use. The small, rugged and lightweight camera is capable of filming day and night. It enables individuals, for instance working in law enforcement, public transport or industry, to record important events. The camera comes with a docking station for charging and data transfer.
Project "Metamorphosis" explores the feasibility of using 3D printing technology to develop a tattoo design which is not only used for decorative purposes, but engages the tactile sense as well. The concept of a three-dimensional "tattoo" is based on the possibility to transform or "grow" any 2D design into a
VR, AR, MR: It seems certain our future will be filled with [something]-reality, and my guess is that augmented reality will have the most practical applications. In the service of pure art, however, creative studio Theoriz is pushing the boundaries of MR, or mixed reality, by combining VR tracking technologies
We have a roster of fantastic projects in front of us and are looking for a passionate Art Director who can lead the Visual Design point of view for our highly interactive public space projects. As a member of the Visual Experience Department, Art Directors are responsible for developing and executing impactful design solutions for a diverse range of interdisciplinary projects and for mentoring junior and intermediate designers.
This gorgeous Danish modern rocker was designed by Holger Georg Jensen for Tønder Møbelværk in 1958. This piece is known as Model 97, and these surface occasionally, but this particular piece is a bit special as it retains its colorful original candy striped wool upholstery. There is not much
The official first day of summer was this week, and with that begins plans for epic outdoor adventures. To help jumpstart your planning, we've compiled a list some of our favorite items that camping objects that feel essential rather than overdone and help make sure you conduct your camping or
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Beginning with the design of the CBT500 Blender in 2002, Big Bang has worked closely with Cuisinart to define, implement and evolve their visual brand language on over 60 kitchen electric products ranging from the category leading Griddler™ to the prosumer, Elite™ line. Leveraging signature forms, intuitive operability and critical attention to materials, finishes and manufacturability, Big Bang has helped Cuisinart maintain their position in the hearts of meal makers everywhere.
Designed for the millennial generation, Cilla encapsulates multi-use, through surface and storage. I wanted to change the way we look at common storage—the way it opens and the way it hides things. Cilla is the design outcome of this iterative research, an interpretation of visual and physical storage space for
Geometry was my best math subject, and it served me well during my CAD jockey years. But one thing I could never wrap my head around was the notion of a 4th dimension. People smarter than me would try explaining it to me at a bar, and while I could
IKEA has been getting a lot of design attention lately, but can we please take a moment to talk about their Easy Recipe Series instead of those godforsaken Frakta bags? Thank you. Here's the deal. Instead of opening a bag of IKEA frozen shrimp, scratching your head for a good
Swimways Corporation, located in Virginia Beach, VA, is a leader in outdoor recreational products. Recently Swimways has joined with Spin Master to create an outdoor Global Business Unit which is key to driving innovation and growth within the category. Our mission is making free time more fun through innovation! We
Most of you reading this blog, and most of us writing it, know what it is to make things. And we've all seen tons of videos of other people making things. This one here, of an expert saddler/sellier crafting an alligator watch strap for Equus, stands out for being the
I co-host the WoodTalk podcast with Marc Spagnuolo and Matt Cremona, and it's a running joke on there that I never put finish on anything. That's not entirely true, but I do tend to put it off a lot. The reason is that my shop is useless once I
Hidden within the specs of many products are the performance standards they are required to meet. It's easy enough to ignore these things until you see what happens when something goes awry—as in the crash of a work or delivery van. In the video above, a European manufacturer of vehicle
There are plenty of ways to store sex toys without using products specifically designed for that purpose. But there are a number of interesting design features on the products that are designed for organizing sex toys. The Joyboxx has a removable tray which can serve as a "bedside coaster for your sex toys," as Babeland puts it.
EXEO is a range of modular gaming controllers focused on providing ultimate realism to the gamers of today by recreating in-game interactions in real life. This means that if you are playing a medieval game, you should feel like you're holding a sword, and if you are playing a racing
Instagrammer Coolman_coffeedan has been taking the piss out of the Internet. By posting (self-aware) photos of him in yoga poses, contrived partying shots and a purposely-badly-Photoshopped image of him with attractive models, he's making a sly commentary on the banality and artifice of social media—though it's not clear if all
Every single day, 600 tons of particle board go into a factory, and out the other end comes a product so ubiquitous that there is one for every 100 people on Earth. It was designed in 1978. Can you guess what it is? It's Ikea's Billy bookcase, which should go
Dagnabbit! Once again architects have something cool for which there is no industrial design analog, inspiring jealousy. London-based architects Ian Flood and Chris Prosser founded Skyline Chess, a company that produces chess sets where the pieces are iconic London buildings. Now they've just Kickstarted an NYC edition: As a
Seeking full time sports equipment designer for hard and soft goods. Our product team is looking for a motivated, self – starting designer with a keen sense for performance through design. The ideal candidate possesses an innovation-driven entrepreneurial spirit and a passion to empower the athlete. This position will work closely with engineers and developers in a high accountability team environment to tackle design and manufacturing challenges with a solution oriented mindset.
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