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
Yesterday we looked at Lady Liberty with a sword, and today we look at a sword-wielding woman currently of greater global interest: Brienne of Tarth. As Game of Thrones starts this Sunday, it won't be long before we're seeing armor-suited folks like her putting some wear and tear on their
Ideal candidates have an understanding of the relative market, an eye for identifying volume styles and an ability to translate high-level inspiration into relevant designs and price points for mass-market retailers. Applicants should have 3+ years experience and the ability to design concepts and products for multiple brands and genders.
Ideal candidates have a bachelors of Science in Engineering (Mechanical or Manufacturing) and can perform plastic, component, and assembly specification analysis to ensure function & quality targets. Must have an understanding of injection molding and part design CAD (Solidworks) and the ability to build hand mock-ups and test concepts quickly.
Rarely do we sit down for a meal these days that isn't interrupted by the flickering of phones, as meal-goers look down to check various notifications and status updates. Sure, there's the phone stack or this handkerchief, but those solutions don't address the root of the problem: that constant interruption
Candidates will participate in concepting and developing new product designs by providing innovative and on brand design concepts for all aspects of product appearance and user interaction. Designs will meet cost constraints, manufacturability and durability criteria as well as deliver a sense of scale and realism. 1+ years experience required.
Sr. Designers should be comfortable designing whole collections of innovative and technologically advanced products around coherent themes, functions, prices, etc and should also understand product design in relation to branding. Applicants should retain a Bachelor's Degree as well as experience in flat sketching and hands-on experience with CAD software.
It's not complicated: less shopping time means more shop time. We've taken two workshop essentials, paired them together, and cut the price. Now through the end of March, choose either our original Herringbone Work or Waist Apron and get our most popular safety specs to match for $42.00. Both the
Sometimes it seems like the app and wearable world wants to wear the weight of the world's problems on its shoulders. Got a problem? There's probably an app for that. This in turn can make our behaviors and tendencies as humans seem so predictable while framing the path to
We like seeing designers experimenting with the gradations between two extremes. Take wristwatches, for instance. There are the tried-and-true mechanical ones, which are like wearing little machines on your wrist. Then there are smartwatches, which are like wearing little computers on your wrist. The former does its one job well,
Sometimes the marriage of old and new pairs seamlessly and nowhere is that more obvious than at Marimekko, the iconic Finnish textile company based in Helsinki. The company began in 1949 as Printex, a textile and oilcloth printing company led by Armi Ratia and her husband Viljo, and has evolved
Based in SophiaTown, Soweto, The Soulart Foundation is run by local social entrepreneur Sibusiso Mokhachane. Deeply rooted in his local community, Mokhachane directs his efforts to youth development and community upliftment. He recently launched a very well received range of backpacks made from Sotho blankets called "Unlearn Africa." Mokhachane is
With hotly anticipated entries like the virtual reality Oculus Rift headset dropping for us consumers at the end of this month, and Microsoft's Hololens augmented reality hardware available to developers around the same time, this spring makes for as clear of a starting line as we've seen in the race
Seeking experienced bag, accessory and soft goods designers! Your work should span the design process from ideation to finalizing tech packs for hand-off to creating a manufacturing ready product and design. You should have strong visual aesthetic and sensibility with the ability to convert the aesthetic to designs. *Location flexible!
This position separates the great from the good, requiring a rare mix of spectacular smarts, creative problem-solving, first-rate communication skills, healthy work ethic and a strong desire to have fun. Candidates should have real-world CAD surfacing and modeling skills, rock star sketching abilities, and ninja-level Photoshop and Illustrator skills.
Virtual Reality is well-established in the cultural consciousness thanks to generations of sci-fi but it's taken ages for the technology to get traction IRL. Thanks to recent leaps in affordability and portability, content producers are taking the intimate immersive tech to its only natural conclusion: using it to look at
Ending on an high-note, Design Indaba wrapped the three-day conference with a hybrid talk/performance from musician, composer, hardware innovator and music industry activist Imogen Heap. A good example of Design Indaba's aspirations to not only bring incredible creativity to the stage, but creativity with a mission - Heap was
Ideal applicants have a degree in product design or industrial design and 3-5+ years of footwear design experience with a well-established outdoor or athletic footwear brand. Passionate, self-starting, pragmatic candidates with advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat Professional 11, and Rhino 3D/Modo are quintessential to this position.
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