BLOSSOM is an industrial design project for a concept product for the product brand LEXON. It is a portable Bluetooth speaker with 360 degrees listening experience, in the form of a beautifully blossomed flower that's been simplified into geometric shapes of a cone and a cylinder. Those are the words from the designers behind it and what I love the most about it is how important industrial design has become. To a point that a speaker has design principles and clear source of inspiration.
The Perfect Office #156
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.
Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate
Recapture that joy in your own home with the Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate. The Power-Up replaces your boring, normal light switch with 100% more pew pew pew! A quick few minutes of screwdriver finagling and you'll have arcade nostalgia on your wall, ready to do your bidding. Press the joystick down to turn your lights on. Push it up to turn them off. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! See those two red buttons? Press them for super fun arcade sound effects. Entering a room has never been more fun. (at Think Geek)
Pen Zen Utensil Storage
These are simple Pen Zen organizers bamboo units, which are filled with a series of rubber fins to keep the tools in place but separated. It can be oriented any which way, and embedded magnets let you stick metal things to the sides. (at Core77)
Stylo Bluetooth Headset
From Nendo, a tube shaped Bluetooth headset for Logitech. (at Moco Loco)
U32 Shadow 240GB External USB 3.0 SSD
The U32 Shadow™ USB 3.0 SSD incorporates a high-performance Solid State Drive (SSD) to provide fast, silent, and durable performance. With an ultra-compact size, it fits easily into your pocket for maximum portability. The stylish design features a unique aluminum body engineered to effectively dissipate heat and provide durable portability. The Shadow provides speeds of over 250 MB/s when connected to a USB 3.0 port — up to 5 times faster than USB 2.0. Powered by the USB bus, the Shadow requires no external power adapter or drivers, making it the perfect portable storage solution. (at 7 Gadgets)
Marshall Hanwell Speaker
When most companies celebrate their 50th anniversary, they revisit one of their iconic designs — not enter a whole new market. The Marshall Hanwell Speaker is the company's first loudspeaker designed for home use. It packs dual long-throw woofers and hi-fi tweeters to deliver the company's signature sound, as well as a handsome wood and vinyl cabinet that recalls the company's amps, an analog power switch, volume, bass, and treble controls, and a single 3.5mm input. (at Uncrate)