We started Abduzeedo with the mission of sharing everything that inspires us. We focus heavily on digital design but more and more we try to feature product design. When I say product design I am trying to say, real physical products. Perhaps the best term should be industrial design. We are also reviewing more products/gadgets. With that in mind we will start sharing some of the devices that are in our wishlists or that we have already gotten. For this post I will share some simple, yet awesome, products that can give remote control of your house. From doorbell with cameras, to wifi enabled washer and dryer, there's a plethora of products that can make your place feel automated. The best thing is that the prices of this products are also going down. Some are still a dream for me, but outlets and lights that can be controlled from my phone and personal assistants are quite awesome. In addition to that, for me they also give a nice style because they are great examples of good product design. Product design: house automation
We would like to share this cool product design made by Orée Artisans, what they built is a range of lasting technology like accessories for your everyday life crafted by a solid piece of premium wood. We are featuring their portable wireless keyboard called Board 2 that is crated to last and in goal to enjoy your natural touch. Orée Artisans is a workshop that makes handcrafted tools that will last and inspire your everyday life. Based in the Southern of France, using only the finest materials and solid premium wood. The Board is built to endure, and the patina of use will reveal its timeless beauty. An invisible food-safe varnish stringently protects the wood against casual stains.
We are sharing this cool and yet useful Powerpack called Nomad where there’s one feature that could change it all or not but it’s quite awesome to share. You’ll be able to find it anywhere through your phone. You will say that how you can lose a powerpack? Well I did during my travel to Berlin last year, it’s quite a useful tool to have in your gear especially when you wanna go out all day without resting for recharging battery. We are sharing this product design by the mighty folks from STEL. It’s cool to see designers takes things that we take for granted and push the envelope. STEL is a design consultancy agency that provides solutions for various clients from big to small. Based in Santa Barbara, they focus their work into Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Prototyping, Graphic Design, and Branding Strategy. Using the industry’s latest and greatest charging technology, PowerPack incorporates high-density Panasonic li-ion batteries and USB-C ports to ensure reliability, longevity, and forward compatibility. Pushing the envelope with FASTcharge technology and 3.0A-compatible ports to charge your devices even more rapidly, we also made sure to include a legacy USB-A output that’s compatible with all your older cables. With a shockproof, dual-layer construction and military-grade impact resistance, PowerPack is built to last – which is a good thing, because with a built-in Tile tracker to prevent you from ever losing it, you’ll have it for a while.
We would like to share this beautiful product design called: Fitbit Charge 2 that we’ll be reviewing on Abduzeedo and that will be online soon. For now, let’s take a closer look at the work of Dan Clifton and his design for the Fitbit Charge 2. I would like to mention that this product is gorgeous by its looks and it’s quite comfortable to wear. From the little dots from the bracelet and how easy it is to change your band. It’s quite a product and hope you will enjoy it too. Dan Clifton is a tremendous talented industrial designer based in San Francisco, USA. Dan has worked with the Fortune 100 companies and designed products that we interact and all use every day. I personally use the Fitbit Charge 2 and it's a beautiful product that makes you feel that you're in the future, from all the little details.
Connected is a product design and industrial design project shared by N U Y N on Behance. The product is an air purifier. The problem they are trying to solve is simple, most people close their windows and use air purification devices when fine dust density are serious. However, experts suggests to open the window for a while to ventilate the air indoor. Despite the suggestion, people still tend to shut their windows to prevent the air from coming. Another interest finding is that people also fail to check the lowest fine dust concentration during the day. That would be me :) N U Y N industrial design solution is quite beautiful and in addition to clear and purify the air it also displays a minimal and elegant look. The coolest thing for me is the way you can make it part of the window. Quite clever. "This device is an installation type air purification. Normally used as a general air purifier, but when needed, this device is installed in a window frame to filter outside air and let out the inside for cleaner air circulation." This industrial design project was shared by N U Y N , a industrial design student and part of Samsung Design Membership in Seoul, South Korea. For more information make sure to check out https://www.behance.net/NYUN Industrial Design
With the new year at the door, comes the time for resolutions and ideas for what's ahead. For example, we were planning some renovations in the apartment and my partner stumbled across this really beautiful set of DIY paper polygon art for a room concept. After a little research, I've found the brand behind this product. It’s great to know that it’s a team of creatives behind this product design, can’t wait to order mine. VIU is a team of creatives that focus their work in branding, graphic, UX and product designs based in Seoul, South Korea. DIY paper craft product that everyone can enjoy the art at anywhere. Aside from their work, they have a brand that we are featuring today that you should definitely check out their shop .
Sketch iPad is a product design concept created an shared by Andrii Bondar on his Behance page. When I saw the post for a moment I thought it was real but then checking it was clear it was an exercise. That said, I still dream on seeing a tool like Sketch being ported to a tablet. Many times I tried to switch from a laptop to a tablet, however there’s no tools that would allow me to do my work. This concept highlights some good things but awesome some of the biggest challenges, in my opinion, the tap targets that the finger requires for accuracy. It’s an excellent exercise for sure, definitely worth checking it out. Andrii is a designer with 6 years experience in Branding/UI/UX sphere His primary skills: mobile application design, interface design, interface animation, user experience, graphic design, branding. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/andriybondar Product design concept
I am a big fan of the brand Under Armour, in my opinion the quality of their clothing is just that good and I really do love how they innovate all the time with the performance of their material to enhance your workout or your everyday life. Also every time I looked at their latest imagery, I can’t help to notice the beautiful work from Mike Campau in collaboration with Christopher Massaro, Kristian Espinosa and 9bStudios (Yazan Malkosh, Omar Malkosh, Maram Stash, and Jessica Kim). What I do enjoy about their work is how detailed it is and you can’t almost tell the difference from a photograph. Images created for launch of Swacket for Under Armour... part sweatshirt, part jacket. Full Jackets were created CGI using Marvelous Designer, Clo 3d, and MODO. Macro details were shot in studio and post processed to match campaign. More Information: http://mikecampau.com.
World Surf League Apple TV app is a product design concept created and shared by Luis Vaz. If you are a fan of professional surf, like me, you watch all the events of the season via the WSL (World Surf League) app and cast to a TV. It would be wonderful having a proper TV app that could take advantage of the medium to provide a immersive experience. Luis did that with his concept project. Despite the theme being a bit too dark I love the elegant typography and the useful way he display the content. This is a concept test and WIP for a new WSL Apple TV App focused on improving the experience of WSL live stream and events info. The world wide interactive map is the core of the navigation and the events page are now upgraded with important and contextual information as well as the possibility of accessing all content from previous heats and events easily. Product design The World Surf League is a governing body for professional surfers and is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best talent in a variety of progressive formats. It was known as the Association of Surfing Professionals from 1983 to 2014. About the designer Luis Vaz is Owner and founder of Canvaz Design Studio. Working with big clients like with Stack.com (Creating Mobile apps for top athletes like Dwyane Wade and Adrian Peterson and web interfaces for Coaches) with personal projects and startups like Breeze (surf forecast made simple), Onebiller (one stop shop for all your bills). Niiiws (Newspaper aggregator) and Muchbeta (Saas company). Graduated in Advertising with a post-graduation on multimedia and a special focus on UI and UX gave me the possibility to have several apps on the market and featured by Apple. Recently launched a small surf research and development lab http://www.tailsandwhales.com For more information check out http://www.canvaz.io/
With the one of the hardest gifts to find in the market right now, we’ve been thrown back to the past with the NES Classic Edition. This little device is now adapted with our currently technology, we get to relive our early gaming experience. We would like to share this concept from Spencer Davis and Scott Schenone who had another concept in mind and it’s far more interesting than what’s actually on the market. They designed a beautiful product called: Nintendo Legends and I just loved everything about the design to the packaging. Hope you will enjoy it too! It’s not about the console it’s about the controller. A future vision for Nintendo gaming. Nintendo Legends UI from Scott Schenone on Vimeo. More Information via Behance.
Somehow with time, I began to be more and more fascinated with Industrial Design and Product Design. Taking something that we use everyday, rip it apart to discover what can be improved and create something entirely new and innovative are part of an accomplishment. For example, there is many kitchen hardware available, it’s not because you’ve been using tool for X amount of time would mean that is the best way to do it. The folks over Youmeus Design have been approached by the known brand Joseph Joseph to extend their brand into a new category, microwave cookware. They decided to research on the whole process on rice making. Let’s take a look and I need to mention that I like the idea of and I quote: a multi-purpose rice paddle that doubles up as both a lock for the lid and a carry handle. We were approached by Joseph Joseph to help them extend their brand into a new category, microwave cookware. We spent a lot of time talking to customers and took a deep dive into the world of microwave cooking, combining both consumer insight with ethnographic research. The microwave has hardly changed since the 60’s but our attitudes to food, cooking and how we work and live has. Our research identified that while 80 percent of households own a microwave, they are rarely used for anything beyond reheating leftovers, cooking ready-made meals and defrosting. Our aim was to try and change that perception with a product range that would go further and allow people to prepare meals or cook a wider range of food types using their microwave. We researched the whole process of rice making, which led to several new ideas and innovations for this rice and grain cooker, including the multi-purpose rice paddle that doubles up as both a lock for the lid and a carry handle. This resulted in a product that functions beautifully from packet to table. More Information via Behance.
With my own experience, I am starting to think that with time having a notebook is always useful for many cases and situations. Even though we all aware of the rise of technology and all the great and useful apps out there to ease up our process. I still feel compelled to go back to these roots for the beneficial of taking notes. Let’s take a closer look at the work from ACRE design, a studio located with Singapore, Singapore. Working mainly in art direction, branding and graphic design, what I love about their work is their creative thinking across all projects from the branding to the photography. Hope you will like it! French philosopher Gaston Bachelard once said, “The blank page gives us the right to dream.” As designers, we know that nothing holds more promise than a fresh canvas, or a beautiful new page. We also know that having the right notebook can make a world of difference in the creative process – so we decided to create our own. Stack is an exploration of functional beauty, and a quiet celebration of colour and texture. The notebook’s sheets feature four subtle shades of peach-pink, which are set against a stately combination of silver endpapers and a textured navy blue cover. There are four kinds of pages: ruled, dotted, gridded, and blank, and they come together to lend themselves to helping you make sense of your thoughts – whatever they may be, and whatever shape they may take. More Information: http://acre.sg/v3.
As you may have heard, we are celebrating something special on Abduzeedo, before we get to that we would like to share our congratulations to Mujjo for their 5th Anniversary. What is Mujjo? It’s a brand that has been crafting leather goods from premium quality materials. In their words, their guiding principle is that we design to our own taste – if we don’t love it and feel proud to use it. For the big celebration, Mujjo has made a limited edition wooden case for your Macbook (13 in) that you can get your hands on. Made by hand in Greece, the material used is an American Walnut veneer taken through a very careful process. Seeing the process in the images below, you can see how this case has been through several steps and the final result is just as innovative. Celebrating our 5th anniversary, we’ve collaborated to create something truly special: a limited edition Wooden Case for Macbook. We’ve produced a limited run of 50 cases – with 10 representing each year of Mujjo. More Information: http://www.mujjo.com.
With the technology capacity these days, it’s just amazing the things people can make and create. Some of them are reinventing the wheel of really simple things but somehow can enhance your daily life. We are taking a look at the work from Layer, a industrial design agency based in London, UK. They are leading their work across strategy, industrial design and UX/UI. And let’s take at their project about a minimal Apple Watch band called LABB (Loopless and Buckleless Band) that doesn’t come together like your typical watch band. In their words, it’s an injection-moulded strap and 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. Would you wear one? I would intrigued to try one of these! LABB re-thinks a long-established typology to provide a new, simple and engaging approach to functionality for future generations of smart products. More Information: http://layerdesign.com/projects/labb/.
With this week’s thanksgiving celebration and the holidays in almost a month, we are starting to get into the jingle season and it’s a lot of fun. That time of the year is all about giving back whenever it’s for your partner, sibling or a friend. Let’s open the floor with this brand we recently discovered and it’s the Tinker Watches. From their minimal brand approach, you are able to get your hands on fully customizable timepieces (from the size, strap colour and finish) made of the highest quality leather, 316L stainless steel, and sapphire crystal. Among the team that consists of Ian (Product Designer), Éva (previously at Everlane) and Celina/Grant (co-founders of OSSO); they are the face of a simplistic minded watch brand that doesn’t all loud with no giant logos and also very affordable. Totally worth check them out! You choose the size, strap color, and finish. This is Tinker. In Their Words • An extra low carbon steel often used in surgical instruments and marine applications due to its high resistance to corrosion. • Known for its remarkable hardness nearly as hard as diamonds and scratch resistance. Also used by a certain fruit company in some of their mini wrist • Made from high-grade Australian leather with a soft nubuck lining for extra comfort. • Powered by the vibration of a quartz crystal (32,786 times per second under current to keep incredibly accurate time. More Information: https://www.tinkerwatches.com.
I just love going through students projects, they are so creative and some of them really show such craftsmanship to the idea and execution. And I also love the fact of reinventing something that lived through the ages and put it back in time with our new mindset and technology. Some of us might disagree but I do believe on reinventing the wheel. Let’s take a look at the work of Steve Bae who is a student and industrial designer based in Seoul, Korea. He decided to redesign the famous cigar pipe from Peterson of Dublin, the same cigar pipe from one iconic fictional character and it’s Sherlock Holmes. One thing to point out is Steve also refined the main functionality for the next generation and the cigar is in fact a vaporizer. What do you think of this redesign? The Peterson of Dublin is an irish cigar pipe company famous for their craftsmanship. The company celebrated their 150th anniversary in year 2015. As an industrial designer I started this project to commend the heritage of their craftsmanship and history, The company is well known and loved by pipe smokers for their Sherlock Holmes Series established on 1987. This project focuses on proposing the next generation of Sherlock Holmes Series as a vaporizer of today's needs to honor the original model they started in 1987. More information via Behance.
Luis Branco is a product and furniture designer from Viana do Castelo, Portugal. While checking Behance for some inspiration I ended up in his profile page and was amazed by his work, especially the consoles, sideboard and cabinets that share a beautiful and modern look. The Corbusier and Oslo are classic examples of this iconic modernist style. As a fan of product and industrial design, I had to share some of his work. I also started sketching some ideas for my sideboard project. Nothing more exciting than building a piece of furniture :) Back to basics, to the times where things were simple and timeless built to last. Craftsmanship, handled with knowledge and care. Furniture design For more information check out Luis Branco's Behance profile.