For those not already saddled with eyeglasses or contacts, it can be handy to have a pair of reading glasses on hand. In New York City at least, menu font designers and restaurant lighting designers seem determined to make menus impossible to read. For situations like these, French company Nooz
Balance collaborated with startup Enduring Wellness, LLC, to develop a line of wellness products to help people eat more healthily, get more exercise, feel less stressed, and most importantly, get better sleep. As something we spend a third of our lives doing, we understand sleep as being a crucial part of our lives that is often overlooked in the design world. Because of this, we knew we could design a product to help millions of people get better sleep.
Steven M. Johnson's "Patent Depending" series of inventions range from social commentary to plain ol' bizarre, and they always give us a laugh. So we've contracted him to let us publish one every week.
Bulk and inconvenience instantly come to mind when thinking of protective athletic gear—especially when it comes to positions that require more than shin guards, like goalies. This frustration was the foundation of Storelli Sports, a Brooklyn-based athletic company co-founded by a group of four soccer players understandably fed-up with injury
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:"
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 shave with a cheap Dorco Pace razor, and as someone who enjoys using fine objects and tools, I hate myself for it. It's an ugly piece of plastic that looks like it was created by a failed basketball sneaker designer. But I use it because the cartridges are relatively
Built for the elite athlete, the Forerunner 935 is a performance focused multi-sport watch. The design uses smooth surface transitions and cored-out negative space to create a dynamic form that is purpose-built for elite performance. High quality materials including fiber reinforced polymer, stainless steel, and soft silicone are used to provide a premium appearance while optimizing size, weight, and comfort.
When certain demographics can't use your product, it's important to ask why. Nail color is an ancient tool for self expression and accessorizing, but the practice has fallen out of use with many Muslim fashionistas. This is because run of the mill nail polishes are seen as a barrier to
Cotopaxi's new Allpa 35L travel pack just exploded its crowdfunding goal and several of my expectations for luggage. Let's talk travel bags for a minute. A lot of people make them, a lot of them are pretty frustrating. Unless you only take your featherlight steamer set across perfectly smooth
The Senior Digital Designer is a multi-medium designer that will execute a range of graphic assets across many areas of the business including web, motion and experience design. The digital designer will work directly with the digital art director and digital team in our Detroit office to ensure projects meet
Pattern and Graphic Designer for French Bull Overview: French Bull, a NYC based company has a passion for pattern, and transforming products from ordinary to extraordinary. The Designer will work directly with the founder to initiate concepts each season reflective of French Bull's creative
Surfacing, surfacing... surfacing. You're so good you can make a square look like a circle, a circle like a convex pentagon and the pentagon look like Lemmy. Yes, we love Motorhead! Creo is your tool of choice but you can jam with Alias when needed.
In most densely populated cities, smog is nothing to sneeze at. Kids are particularly at risk from airborne pollutants, but getting them on board with wearing annoying safety gear is even harder than with adults. To help get kids more invested in the boring and uncomfortable world of smog ventilators,
It's not often you see material experimentation in the realm of functional backpacks, which is why these sleek—and delightfully crumbly—backpacks from sustainable Berlin-based company, [paper.] caught our eye. The classic silhouette of [paper.]'s the [square.] backpack is one that can be worn any time of year, and its waterproof paper
Who We Are Mango Audio is a earphone company pushing the boundaries of how we listen to music. Music has become such a task to listen to nowadays with tangled wires at the helm of our frustration. We have a strong dedication to providing music lovers a listening experience
From a Chilean company called ATIKS comes these Mark VIII safety gloves, which aim to allow dexterity while protecting the fingers from grievous injury. Take a look at what they can do: It's obvious they're targeting the construction industry. What's not obvious is if the gloves are actually in production
Here's a project worthy of inclusion in a textbook on industrial design. Benjamin Hubert's Layer studio has taken a well-established object, the watch band, and redesigned it with less parts by exploiting the properties of their chosen material. The LABB (Loopless and Buckleless Band) has had repeating positive and negative
LABB—Loopless and Buckleless Band—is an injection-moulded strap for the new generation of smart watches. Its design is based on an innovative, self-gripping fixing system in which the two halves of the strap intuitively connect along their entire surface, negating the need for additional buckles and loops.
Too early to tell if it'll work, but this is interesting: Snapchat is reinventing themselves as Snap Inc.--and now calling themselves a camera company. "We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate," they write. To reinvent the camera, they've made
Nice watches live in a weird world of engineering and opulence. This video shows some of the tight tolerances, subtle labor and utterly bonkers design that went into Patek Philippe's 175th anniversary wrist watch: the Grandmaster Chime 5175. If you aren't familiar, the Patek Philippe brand is legendary for
The Apple announcement of greatest interest to me yesterday was of their forthcoming AirPods. The incrementally better iPhones and Apple Watch were expected, and everyone knew the headphone jack was going away; but with the wireless Bluetooth AirPods we see that they're trying to break new ground. The question is
Construction technology has adapted to meet the demands of the modern and complex job site but protective safety equipment has seen fewer updates. EXO is a concept suite of smart and connected safety products that include a responsive hard hat, adaptive hearing protector, and an assistive respirator that takes the guesswork out of lung protection. With each solution, we focused on finding cost-effective technologies that added significant safety benefits without burdening the end-user.
It's strange to think terrorism has influenced the design of luggage, yet it undeniably has. Frequent fliers seek out bags with pockets allowing for quick laptop egress and ingress, and external pockets for dumping keys and change into, making the airport security line a bit easier. At some airports
Proximity is a simple and discreet wearable technology with the potential to transform the lives of those living with dementia. Created by Mettle, a London-based industrial design studio, the button tackles out-and-about care of dementia patients by using beacon technology to act as an "early-warning system" when a patient wanders and is put at risk.
Staying alert is tough - Vigo can help. Vigo is the first wearable device to quantify your alertness by tracking patterns in your blinks and in your movement in real time. The idea is simple – although your brain has a tendency to trick you into thinking you’re mentally fit enough to keep pushing on with your daily business, your body can’t hide when you’re tired.
Elegant and simple, Purple is a modern take on the locket. It's a wearable device that connects wirelessly to your social networks and receives images and messages from friends and family. Purple invites you to take a peek at what’s inside, pause from your hectic daily life and smile at a moment you share with the people who matter most.
Halo is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, leveraging iOS functionality and a sleek design language to meet the needs of today’s empowered, tech-savvy consumer. It syncs with the TruLink Hearing Control app to stream phone calls, music, movies, and even Siri® directly to a wearer’s hearing aids.
At Movado Group, we are committed to building the strongest brands in the industry and we are passionate about what we do. Our people are fueled by a creative spirit and a drive for excellence that are reflected in every aspect of our business. We offer the watch industry a
Allen Pan's YouTube channel, Sufficiently Advanced, takes its name from an Arthur C. Clarke quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." In his engineering-based approach to creating magic, California-based Pan spends his time trying to "make pretend things into real things." His latest creation, a definite don't-try-this-at-home project,
Just when I thought I'd gotten over my Mad Max: Fury Road obsession, the internet had to remind me how cool and badass prosthetics can be. JC Sheitan Tenet is a French tattoo artist who lost the lower portion of his right arm over two decades ago. But this week,
Starling is a science-backed wearable device that can boost brain development in young children. Research has proven that the number of words a child hears throughout the day strongly predicts future vocabulary, IQ, and emotional well-being. Starling keeps a running count of spoken words through direct verbal engagement. Pair it with the VersaMe app to set word count goals, monitor engagement progress, and set challenges. Shaped like a friendly little star, it is soft, seamless and safe, attachi
The North Face has just released this video of their Access Pack, their now-available backpack design with a novel feature: A spring-loaded lid. Whether or not it's a necessary feature, and whether folks will pony up the $235 asking price, is another matter. The steel frame that makes the
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