Grovemade: Introducing the Desk Shelf System for your workspace

Grovemade: Introducing the Desk Shelf System for your workspace

The awesome folks from Grovemade have recently introduced what they called: Desk Shelf System to enhance your workspace to the very next level. Most of our workspaces are generally cluttered with so many things. Grovemade is offering a wide range of products that intents to give you control of your clutter. Check out their store where you will find shelves, pads, laptop lifts, desk trays and more. Everything is beautifully designed and right to the brand of Grovemade. Located in Portland, Oregon, Grovemade is a small but dedicated team of making and building products for your home, office, Apple and more. We love their products on ABDZ, you should definitely check out their site at grovemade.com. More Links Learn more about Grovemade at grovemade.com Follow Grovemade on Instagram Desk Shelf Gallery  

Industrial Design: Introducing a few new things made by Google

Industrial Design: Introducing a few new things made by Google

Today Google has introduced us their second generation of hardware at their Made by Google Event. Did you watch it? What was your most exciting new hardware? 2017 lineup is packed with new stuff and we feel that they have covered all ends from the new Pixel phones, Google Home Mini and Max, new designed Pixelbook, Google Clips, Google Pixel Buds, and an updated Daydream View headset. It's a lot! And all powered with AI where Google Assistant will easily make your life easier. From squeezing your Pixel 2 to using the Pixelbook pen, Google Assistant will learn a lot from its cutting-edge AI. Where are we heading next? Made by Google Family Photo More Links Learn more about the products by Made by Google Today, we introduced our second generation family of consumer hardware products, all made by Google: new Pixel phones, Google Home Mini and Max, an all new Pixelbook, Google Clips hands-free camera, Google Pixel Buds, and an updated Daydream View headset. We see tremendous potential for devices to be helpful, make your life easier, and even get better over time when they’re created at the intersection of hardware, software and advanced artificial intelligence (AI). Mini and Max to the Google Home Google Home has been a tremendous success by bringing Google Assistant within your household. Now they are introducing a smaller version where they call it: Mini. With a sleek design, the Mini is about the size of a donut. I do love the integration of a 360-degree sound that comes into 3 different colours (chalk, charcoal and coral). Google is also introducing Max which is their first speaker with Smart Sound, a new audio experience powered by Google’s artificial intelligence, that can adjust the sound of its speaker depending your environment, your context, and your preferences.   Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL The announcement I was personally most excited about. Introducing the Pixel 2 with again the most highest-rated camera on the market right now. The Pixel 2 is also water-resistant with no headphone jack, which is kind of a standard in terms of smartphone nowadays. But the feature I was most intrigued about is "Google Lens" where it's an introduction of visual smarts where you will be able to look up landmarks, books, music albums, movies and artwork by clicking on the Lens icon in Google Photos, all around you. I was slightly disappointed that the camera is still the "same" hardware but it's all part of the software this year.   Google Pixelbook Combining the best parts of a laptop, a tablet, and a smartphone, all together into one. Pixelbook is a 12.3-inch high-resolution touchscreen that comes with premium hardware, speed, simplicity, security of Chrome OS, smarts of the Google Assistant; and all your favorite apps on Google Play. It's very neat to see how they have integrated "Google Assistant" like from a keyboard key for example. I would be interested to test it out as being the main tool of a design project.   Pixel Buds This announcement that took me by surprise and it's the intro of the Pixel Buds. A wireless headphones that help you do more within Google Assistant and the feature where I feel is the most exciting is the built-in Google Translate capabilities. Can you believe that it works with 40 languages? It would be interesting to see it used in the wild.   Video  

Mujjo on making the best case they have ever made for iPhone 8/8Plus/X

Mujjo on making the best case they have ever made for iPhone 8/8Plus/X

Whenever there is a new smartphone on the market, brands will work their magic to produce cases so you can protect your fancy and expensive devices. We are featuring today Mujjo which we've had before on ABDZ, they are back today with an introduction of cases for the iPhone 8 / 8Plus and the X. Please enjoy! Mujjo provide leather tech and travel accessories from Netherlands, Amsterdam. Co-Founded by Remy Nagelmaeker, they makes cases with the premium quality of the materials and design which is elegant and also protective for your everyday carry. To create what we feel are our best iPhone cases yet, we’ve fully wrapped them with premium quality full-grain leather. With a super-slim profile and clean silhouette following the contours of the device, the result is a well-balanced design that feels inherently right. More Links Learn more about Mujjo at mujjo.com Follow Mujjo on Facebook iPhone 8 / 8Plus   iPhone X  

Industrial Design: Samsung Dex Book Concept

Industrial Design: Samsung Dex Book Concept

We are sharing an industrial design project of a product that we wished it was real so we can see how it will actually work in real-life. Too bad it's just a concept but let's just say it's a pretty solid one. Introducing the Dex Book, a laptop to enhance your mobile experience using the Samsung S8/S8+. We have seen what the currently Dex Station from Samsung can do. You need a screen, a keyboard and a mouse to make it work but how about a laptop experience instead. Well, this is all this design is all about, I love the approach on docking the phone on a specific section of the keyboard and use it as an external screen. My only concern would be the size of the actual laptop screen but I understand the concept wanted to go along with the Samsung S8/S8+ specs. What do you think of that Apple? Kwanjun Ryu and Jaejin Bong are both a combination of industrial and product designers, both based in Seoul, Korea. You should check out the full project on Behance. Dex book allows to enlarge experience of your Mobile phone. Product Gallery   Credits Kwanjun Ryu Jaejin Bong More Links See the project live on Behance Learn more about Kwanjun Ryu Learn more about Jaejin Bong

Industrial Design: Tiller, a Minimal Device for tracking your time

Industrial Design: Tiller, a Minimal Device for tracking your time

We would like to share another project that is currently live on Kickstarter. For this case, it's a beautiful, minimal device for tracking your time. Introducing Tiller, approached with a clean industrial design. This product has been created to make time tracking straightforward, simple, and unnoticeable. Just one tap starts or stops a timer, and a small turn switches between items. It’s a significant reduction compared to other software-based products. Let's dive in. In their words We solve real problems by bringing good design and technology together. Like most professionals, our work stacks up, so we strived to find an easier way to track our time and get the most out of our work day. That's how Tiller was born. Take the time out of time tracking and get more work done. Product Gallery   Some Facts • Integrations with some of your favorite apps starting with Harvest, Toggl, WorkflowMax, and AND CO.  • Our software has been designed to be as unobtrusive as possible. The interface to track your time only pops up when you need it. More Links Support Tiller on Kickstarter Learn more about Joan at wearejoan.com

Introducing ZIPPELIN: a Travel Bag and Inflatable

Introducing ZIPPELIN: a Travel Bag and Inflatable

We would like to share this interesting product that is currently live on Kickstarter. Introducing ZIPPELIN, a one-of-a-kind travel bag that is inflatable! Hand-cut in Switzerland from recycled truck tarps. This is the first rolling travel bag that is spacious when you need it, compact when you don't. I love the fact that it's inflatable because you can easily store it AND use high-quality recycled material makes it even better. What a wonderful concept, check it out! In their words For 24 years, our team at FREITAG has been making robust, water-repellent bags out of used truck tarpaulins, discarded bicycle inner tubes, and car seat belts right here in Switzerland. Our extensive catalogue includes over seventy products, but there’s one item we've always wanted to make––a spacious, rolling travel bag. Introducing ZIPPELIN––the world's first inflatable travel bag that's spacious when you need it and compact when you don't. Product Gallery   Some Facts The bag has a capacity of 85 liters (5200 in3).  Each bag is a recycled individual product (R.I.P.), and our truck tarps are perfectly suited to create water-repellent, robust bags that––we are proud to say––could never be mistaken for anyone else's at baggage claim. More Links Support ZIPPELIN on Kickstarter Learn more about Freitag at freitag.ch

Beautiful Industrial Design - Logitech CRAFT

Beautiful Industrial Design - Logitech CRAFT

Industrial design has definitely become a differentiator. We see that everywhere, from phones, computers, cars, pretty much every product tries to separate itself through a well-crafted industrial design. In the tech world that is even more visible, as the technology itself has, I dare say, been commoditized, what can add value is design. Back to hardware, for this post I'd like to share a bit about the new keyboard that Logitech has created and Bengt Brummer shared on his Behance profile. It's the Craft wireless keyboard Craft is complete creative control at the desk — with a premium typing experience, remarkably solid build, and a versatile input dial that gives you instant access to the tools you need, the moment you need it -says Bengt on his Behance post. And it's interesting to see all these explorations in the keyboard field. Apple with the TouchBar, Microsoft with the fabric finish to their keyboards and the futuristic Surface Dial and Logitech now it a similar input dial. I remember back in mid 2000, there was a Russian keyboard that all keys were supposed to be LCD screens which would be completely configurable depending on the application you are running. Maybe they were too ahead but I can see a future where we will see a lot more of design innovation in this field. Industrial Design Promo video About Bengt Brummer   After training and working as a chef in various countries in Europe and the US and earning a BFA in the Culinary Arts from Örebro University in Sweden, Bengt attended Parsons School of Design in NYC. In 2011 he graduated with an MFA in Industrial Design from Konstfack. Projects that cross disciplines - consumer electronics, branding, culinary arts and home decor - have been and continue to be the work that hold the most meaning for him. "I consider myself a global citizen and have worked in professional studios in Europe as well as the US within both the fields of Culinary Arts as well as Industrial Design." - says Bengt. For more information check out: http://www.bengtbrummer.com/

Industrial Design: Introducing Fitbit Ionic

Industrial Design: Introducing Fitbit Ionic

Let's take a look at the latest from Fitbit, called the Ionic (Love the name!). It's packed with many features including personalized guidance & insights, built-in GPS, stores music, heart rate, 4+ days battery life and more. Currently, for pre-ordering, you will be able to accessorize it with bands for different aspects of your everyday routine from sport, leather and classic. I'll be very curious to see it live and test it for every situation. From what we are seeing today from its industrial design, this may be the potential Apple Watch killer, wouldn't you agree? Fitbit is a brand that is located all over the World with the goal to emphasize and empower to live a healthier, more active life. They design products and experiences that fit seamlessly into your life so you can achieve your health and fitness goals, whatever they may be. Product Gallery   More Links Learn more about Fitbit Ionic at fitbit.com Pre-Order yours at the Fitbit Store

Industrial Design for Clippad Universal Gamepad

Industrial Design for Clippad Universal Gamepad

We have to say that Nintendo is always trying to innovate or at least be different. They saw the shift of how people play games, more and more on mobile devices, and created the Nintendo Switch. The biggest question for me is, will that be enough to stop the smartphone game revolution? One of the biggest issues with mobile games is the controllers. Touch screen is not as accurate or intuitive as physical controllers. For multiple button games it gets tricky because you never know exactly where your fingers are, causing the user to miss firing the right button. The solution could be games will evolve to touch screen controllers, requiring less buttons or the industry will create peripherals allowing mobile phones to have physical buttons. Clippad is an industrial design project that takes the second approach. It is a bluetooth controller that you connect to your smartphone and it gives you a directional and 4 buttons. It was created and shared by Giacomo Zangani on his Behance profile. Clippad is a bluetooth universal gamepad composed by two splittable controllers for clip every smartphone Giacomo Zangani is an industrial design student from Florence, Italy. For more information about this work and to check out his full portfolio visit https://www.behance.net/giacomozangani Industrial Design

Industrial Design: Leaf, a Pet Water Dispenser

Industrial Design: Leaf, a Pet Water Dispenser

As of late, I've been watching a lot of reality shows like Dragon's Den and Shark Tank. Some of us have this drive to someday create a product that is useful to actually upgrade your daily life. Like the one we are featuring today that involves Industrial Design, it's called Leaf and it's a pet water dispenser. For those who have pets, we all have been through the situation of feeding your animal water. We know the process and the mighty folks from DesignLibero actually found quite a simple and yet interesting solution. Let's take a look. DesignLibero is a team of people that works mainly in Interior, Product, Temporary and Graphic Designs. For the Leaf particularly, it was designed by Libero Rutilo & Ekaterina Shchetina. Leaf is a nature – inspired portable & reversible water dispenser designed to keep your pet supplied with fresh water while on-the-go. Project Gallery   More Links More about DesignLibero's Work: designlibero.com Get yourself a Leaf at: unitedpets.it

Industrial Design: Kin, the Wallet that sort your coins like Magic

Industrial Design: Kin, the Wallet that sort your coins like Magic

We are featuring this superb industrial design & product design of a wallet named Kin. This wallet stands out from what's on the market for one particular reason, its coin management. Depending what type of a waller user that you are, I think we all have been through a situation where coins just bring you misery when comes to checkout your items at the store. In additional to its unique feature, the material used is also water resistant, even though things are going slowly but surely card-less; let's just say that it's never to late to refine our good old wallet. Kin is the World's first wallet that just sort your coins like magic. You really gotta watch the video to actually believe it. The wallet offers a simple solution to manage your coins just like magic and we understand why people went totally buzzed about it. Video 4746 happy Kickstarter customers and $280,000 in sales within the first 30 days. KIN is now officially in mass-production, and we're taking new orders. Photo Gallery   More Links Purchase yours today: kinstudio.sg Make sure to follow their latest on Instagram

Industrial Design & Architecture: Homed Project

Industrial Design & Architecture: Homed Project

And yet another very cool project that blends perfectly industrial design with architecture in goals to reduce homelessness with one the many most densely populated cities in the World with 27,000 people living per square mile. The folks at Framlab came up with a concept that would use the framework that already exists in the city - scaffolding. Built hexagon-shaped housing modules that would be designed to connect to the scaffolding structure to create a second, active layer on top of the empty wall. It's a very interesting approach, what do you think? Framlab is a creative agency with offices in Oslo and New York City, they would focus their work into product-system design, urbanism, and architecture. As I quote, their motto is: "Fueled by technology and optimism, we create objects and spaces for better futures." Homed is a project that sets out to eradicate homelessness in New York City, by utilizing idle building facades, scaffolding, and 3D-printed spatial modules.   Links Learn more about Homed: welcomehomed.com Check out the Framlab's site: framlab.com

Industrial Design: Foldable Desk made of Cardboard Paper

Industrial Design: Foldable Desk made of Cardboard Paper

A project where I feel that industrial design shines for its right purposes and cause. We are checking out this design by Seoul-based designer HaYoung Lee for a foldable desk made of cardboard paper. This effort came up while HaYoung has been traveling to India and noticed some kids taking notes and studying without a proper desk and a chair. So he made a design that was cheap to make, easy to assemble and transportable. Check it out! HaYoung Lee is an industrial design student currently based in Seoul, Korea. Studying in industrial, product and interior design; we look forward to see more of his work in the near future. Make sure to follow him on Behance. Universal design. foldable paper desk for the India street kids.   Links Follow HaYoung Lee on Behance

Industrial Design: Tableware for Visually Impaired People

Industrial Design: Tableware for Visually Impaired People

I really do take a great joy featuring projects that use design to help others. It is the very case with Eatsy, adaptive tableware for the visually impaired designed by Jexter Lim. I really would suggest that you guys take a look at Jexter's extensive process via his Behance. I mean we follow his design process and journey from the sketching, prototyping, 3d prototyping, comparison testing and what's close to be the final product. What I loved the most was the introduction of the user testing where you can clearly see after several users, what works the best compared to what they would normally do on their everyday life. Jexter Lim is a industrial designer that recently graduated from the National University of Singapore. With the motto that "the key is the right connection", Jexter is gaining his experience through sketching, brainstorming and creating projects that are unique and one of a kind. For the visually impaired, they cannot gauge the amount of food picked up with a spoon, and much uneaten food is usually left scattered around the plate. Furthermore, misalignment of the spout to the cup while pouring water and cutleries falling into a hot bowl of soup are the worst experiences to deal with without proper vision.   Follow Jexter Lim on Behance

Misen : The Best, Most Thoughtfully Designed Chef's Knives You'll Ever Need

Misen : The Best, Most Thoughtfully Designed Chef's Knives You'll Ever Need

Just in time for Father's Day here in the U.S., if the Dad in your life is in the market for a new set of beautifully crafted chef's knives look no further than Misen, a new brand of chef's knives with three simple mandates in mind: quality, thoughtful design at an honest price. The folks over at Misen were kind enough to let us test drive their Misen Essentials Set and we were immediately wooed by the supreme quality (Japanese steel) and functionality (sloped bolster and hybrid blade) of these beautiful knives. With those terms I may sound like a gastronomist but I'm somewhat of a hurricane in the kitchen. When it came to putting these guys to work I'll admit I felt a bit more professional. The name comes from ‘mise en place’ and if you're anything of a culinary buff you know what that means. If you are like me you google the term and discover this fancy French lingo means “to put in place.” Apparently, chefs use the term to describe the process of setting up their stations before service. Something I could really learn to do better. The Misen brand pays homage to mise en place striving to inspire better cooking through proper preparation with quality tools. Made from premium Japanese steel and hand polished to a razor-sharp finish, our Chef’s Knife holds a keen edge for precise cuts dish after delicious dish. The Misen team is on to something special by bringing simplicity back to the art of cooking through a few simple techniques, a few quality tools, at prices that won't have you eating ramen.  Oh and because we have a love affair with well-designed websites, be sure to appreciate their beautiful site after you've fallen in love with the knives.  Chef's Knives Get it on Amazon

Industrial Design: Introducing the Essential Phone

Industrial Design: Introducing the Essential Phone

Introducing the Essential Phone. It has been making quite a buzz today so we needed to share its latest industrial design to you guys, it's launching this summer. And it will be $699 smartphone called Phone along with a hub for home simply called Home. What's interesting is the phone can be purchased with an accessory with a 360-degree camera that can be simply installed with a click that makes the phone cord-free. Pretty cool, I can't wait to hear more about Essential and hopefully I can my hands on one for ABDZ. Behind the product, we have the founder and CEO Andy Rubin who is quite known to be the creator of Android. He left Google back in 2014 and he is now back with the Essential Phone. To read more about his outstanding course via Wikipedia. Product Shots   More Links Order yours now: essential.com/ Follow their latest news and updates: @essential

Industrial Design Digital Detox Phone

Industrial Design Digital Detox Phone

Halcyon is a concept industrial design project created by Mike George. It's a phone to escape the digital world. The idea is simple, we all know that smartphones have completely changed the way we live. The average person spends 3.6 hours a day on their smartphones on social media. The smartphones got as connected, and yet people have never felt more lonely. Mike's idea is to go back to simplicity and reduce the venues where people can fabricate personas and end up missing out on what's important. Halcyon is a flip-phone. A gorgeous one and it embraces the trend of 'digital detoxing.'  Halcyon is an adjective denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful... Simple and intuitive, the handset is as stripped-back and minimal as possible - says Mike. He also adds that the "device takes you back to a simple time, before status and Whatsoever groups'. It's an incentive for people to go back to be social in the true sense of the word. There's a lot to love from this industrial design concept. From the simplicity of the form to the elegant look. I know it's a concept, but the way it folds does look awesome. I also know that it would be to much to ask, but a project like that deserves some real prototyping. Maybe in the future with the proliferation of 3D printing and Arduino, we might be able to make our own hardware. Till then let's enjoy beautiful concept projects like this one Industrial design Mike George is an industrial designer from Birmingham, United Kingdom - currently working at DCA Design International. For more information about his work make sure to check out his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/mgproductd24a9