Industrial Design is the use of both applied art and applied science to improve the aesthetics, ergonomics, functionality, and/or usability of a product, and it may also be used to improve the product's marketability and even production. Davide Mateus is an industrial design student from Portugal and he design a super cool product called Cafe Balao, a coffee maker that allows you to make coffee on the glass balloon with the third of the time which machines that use alcohol lamps. The Cafe Balao has definitely a great visual appeal and style.
The Perfect Office #153
We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have?
Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter, using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection.
Red, White, or Black (all with black ink). (at Like Cool)
Eastern Collective Textile iCables
Apple tries hard, but battery life isn't exactly at the top of the feature list for iPhones and iPads — which makes chargers a necessary and not exactly good-looking evil. Dress them up a bit with Eastern Collective Textile iCables. These handsome accessories feature a standard USB plug on one end and an Apple 30-pin connector on the other, with stylish woven designs in between, letting you charge up your iGadgets without succumbing to the tangled white cable monster. (at Uncrate)
Exovolt Plus battery pack
There are a number of situations where you might need power and be away from the mains for a long period of time. Camping? 18 hour flight? Power outage? Regardless of the specifics, some of you will not fail to notice the advantages to having something like the Exovolt Plus, an infinitely (well… not infinitely, but you know what we mean… we hope) stackable battery pack that can deliver as much power as the amount of sub-units you’re able to stack atop one another without the whole thing collapsing in on itself. You first have to buy the 5,200 mAh main battery for $89, and then you buy as many of the sub-batteries as you can afford for $50 a piece. We don’t know the capacity of the subunits, but we hope they’re in the same range as the main. It’s mostly heard to power iDevices as it comes with a 30-pin adaptor, but there’s a USB and micro-USB connector as well so it isn’t limited to that. (at Oh Gizmo!)
Pico Genie A100 iPhone Projector
What’s more important in a mobile phone: portability or a massive screen? Choose something small and portable and say goodbye to watching exciting stuff like movies, videos, holiday snaps and more. Choose a big screen and you’ll struggle to get the darn thing in your pocket. It’s a dilemma. So what do you do? Well, you could always buy bigger trousers. Or if you have an iPhone, you could clip it into the super slim Pico Genie A100 iPhone Projector. This clever oojimaflip is more than just a tough case for your precious mobile – it’s also a powerful projector, speaker and back-up battery in one. (at Firebox)
Corsair Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB Flash Drive
An awesome usb 3.0 flash drive. (at 7 Gadgets)
Freddy Krueger Toilet Tank Cover
Will you be horrified by this toilet tank cover? (at Like Cool)