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Pure Inspiration: A roundup Denis Nazarov, Ryan Johnson and more

Pure Inspiration: A roundup Denis Nazarov, Ryan Johnson and more

We are almost at the end of the week, let's share one burst of inspiration roundup, calling it: Pure Inspiration. We have our UI Inspiration but this one is more scattered. We are not trying to be focused but sharing a series of images from UI interactions, photography, illustration, graphic design and so on. Everything handpicked on Dribbble, one burst of inspiration can go a long way. Let me know what you think? In this collection we are featuring the work from Denis Nazarov, Ryan Johnson, Baz Deas, nasserui_ and more. More Links For more, check out Dribbble Follow my tweets @aoirostudio Follow my pictures on Instagram via Dribbble Design by Denis Nazarov Design by Ryan Johnson Design by Baz Deas Design by nasserui_ Design by Julien Design by carol anne solberger Design by Hannah Purmort Design by arran allsebrook Design by Aren Vandenburgh Design by Halo Lab Design by PeterQIU Design by buatoom Design by Jurre Houtkamp Design by Damian Denis Design by Zak Steele-Eklund Design by Ramotion Design by Mohamed Chahin Design by Brian Edward Miller Design by Eddie Lobanovskiy Design by Mike | Creative Mints

Peak Design: Say hello to the Travel Duffle 35L & Dufflepack 65L

Peak Design: Say hello to the Travel Duffle 35L & Dufflepack 65L

About little less than two months ago, we have featured the Peak Design Travel Line and they have been crushing their Kickstarter goal. With an initial goal of 500K, now they are over 4 Million with over 11K backers. That's an insane outcome but I am not that surprised. Peak Design proved themselves to combine design usabilities with our daily life. I have been following for a long time and they have never disappointed. With less than 40 hours (as I am writing this), they are introducing more bags to their Travel Line. Introducing the Travel Duffle 35L and the Travel Dufflepack 65L. What you’ve seen so far is just the beginning of the Peak Design Travel Line. We’re fully committed to supporting more carry styles and travel use cases. We’ve got 2 beautiful, versatile new bags coming down the pipeline. The concepts of our new bags are sound, but all sorts of fun little details have yet to be honed. That means some things are bound to change about them between now and when we ship them. The upside is that we have an opportunity to bring backers deeper into our design process. If you’re stoked on either of these bags and okay with a bit of the unknown, you can get a Kickstarter-exclusive discount on them by backing in the next 2 days. And if you’d rather wait and see how they evolve before throwing down that hard-earned cash, we totally understand that. The bags will both be available at their eventual MSRP after our Kickstarter backers receive all of their rewards. Duffle Debrief More Links Support their Kickstarter Travel Duffle 35L Peak Design’s ode to the timeless and utilitarian duffel bag, the Travel Duffle 35L is as beautiful as it is simple. Carry-on size with a 35L capacity, the 35L Duffle is a perfect weekender, over-nighter, gym bag, or sidekick to one of our larger travel bags. Features removable padded top handles, a removable padded shoulder strap, weatherproof nylon canvas construction, and all-custom aluminum hardware. A burly #10 weatherproof zip gives high-visibility access to a single large volume, sized to work perfectly with our Packing Tools (sold separately). Travel Duffle 65L A monster gear hauler, the Travel Dufflepack 65L maximizes your carry capacity without compromising comfort or versatility. Ergonomic padded backpack-style shoulder and waist straps support the heaviest of loads, yet stow instantly beneath magnetically-sealed back panels. Burly side grab handles give quick carrying options. Integrated expansion zips offer a massive 20L of payload expansion (45 min to 65L max). Weatherproof internally-padded nylon canvas offers superior protection and maintains it’s structure for easy loading/unloading. A single burly #10 weatherproof zip runs the length of the bag giving you big, beautiful access. Internal volume is sized to perfectly fit Peak Design Packing Tools (sold separately) for customizable organization. More Links Support their Kickstarter

Watch Love: NU:RO - a minimalist analog watch

Watch Love: NU:RO - a minimalist analog watch

We all have heard about the new Apple Watch Series 4, same design just bigger. The amazing pals from ANTON & IRENE have released a minimalist analog watch called: NU:RO now live on Kickstarter. That's a watch worth sharing about on ABDZ. A limited edition of 500 only, the watch has two dials one with hours at the top and the other with minutes at the bottom. What's particular about its design is the current time is shown inside the hourglass, now that's neat. You should definitely check out the videos to see the NU:RO in action. As a labor of love, Anton Repponen of the design studio ANTON & IRENE in New York designed the minimalist analog NU:RO watch. The watch has two dials, one with hours at the top and the other with minutes at the bottom. When they rotate, the current time is shown inside the hourglass. The watch will be manufactured in a limited edition of 500. More Links Support this project on Kickstarter Nuro.co ANTON & IRENE NU:RO Gallery 1 of 10 custom hand-drawn NU:RO sculptures by Shantell Martin More Links Support this project on Kickstarter Nuro.co

Ugmonk's Tenth Anniversary Set

Ugmonk's Tenth Anniversary Set

Our good friend Jeff Sheldon is celebrating its 10th year of his Ugmonk brand. Each year, Jeff will design and come up with an anniversary set that will blow us away and this year is simply clean, unique and as we are publishing this article. All the sets are sold out within the first 24 hours! That's awesome! For the lucky ones who were able to snag a set, you will be getting your 10th-anniversary tee, a special notebook, a steel ruler, black leather coaster and more. For the unlucky ones (like myself!), we can always enjoy a 20% off everything sale on Ugmonk. Make sure to use "10YEARS", for a limited time only. The past 10 years has been an amazing journey! In 2008 I had just graduated with a degree in graphic design and had no intention of starting my own business. Now 10 years and 100,000+ products later, I’m thankful for all I’ve learned along the way and all of you who make it possible for Ugmonk to continue to thrive! More Links Ugmonk Site Instagram 10th-Anniversary Gallery

Mission Workshop introducing a Capsule Padded Case, Laptop Briefcase and Laptop Sleeve

Mission Workshop introducing a Capsule Padded Case, Laptop Briefcase and Laptop Sleeve

We are providing a pretty rad update from our friends from Mission Workshop where I have been reviewing myself The Rhake for the last few months. The review should be coming in a week or so. Today, we would like to introduce a bunch of new products from what they called: The Capsule, an innovative padded case. They are also introducing The Transit Arkiv, a weatherproof laptop briefcase that can be combined with the Radian, R2, R6, or R8 packs as a complete travel system. And lastly but not least, the Spec, a fully-padded laptop sleeve. The quality material used on their products is insanely good and built to endure. In their words The Capsule The Capsule is a padded camera case that fits inside all Mission Workshop backpacks 22-liters and larger to create a durable and weatherproof camera pack. Gear inside The Capsule can be accessed from the top panel or the front panel. The top section is specifically designed to hold a DSLR or mirrorless body with almost any size lens that can be accessed directly without removing The Capsule from a pack. The Capsule is designed to fit perfectly inside our Rhake, Sanction, and Arkiv packs but it also easily fits inside any of our other packs except for The Fraction. It also fits in most packs from other brands that are 22-liters or larger. Learn more about The Capsule The Transit Arkiv The Mission Workshop Transit Arkiv is a weatherproof laptop briefcase perfect for work and travel. The smallest in our Transit series, it is ideal as a daily briefcase or combined with our Radian, R2, R6, or R8 packs as a complete travel system. Organizational features include a dedicated fully padded laptop compartment, internal file organizer, mesh zip pocket, endcap water bottle pocket, and quick-access external zippered pocket for phone, wallet or keys. Learn more about The Transit Arkiv The Spec The Spec is a fully-padded laptop sleeve designed to be used on its own or paired with any of Mission Workshops rucksacks or cargo packs—specifically the Fraction, Sanction, Fitzroy, Rambler, Vandal, or R2/R6/R8. The top flap can either be left open for easy in-and-out use or can be folded closed for more secure storage. It is fully lined, and features an exterior pocket ideal for an iPad, cords, or other small accessories. The Spec is made from either our burly and light HT500 fabric (Black and Gray) or 500D CORDURA® (Black Camo). Learn more about The Spec About Mission Workshop In 2009, Mission Workshop’s humble beginnings took root in an alleyway in what was once referred to as “The Messenger Ghetto,” in the Mission District of San Francisco. Created out of the desire to build gear as tough as it is beautiful Mission Workshop has always been about passion and product. Utilizing nothing but the very best materials, researched designs and stylish looks Mission Workshop sets the standard in utilitarian bags and beautifully tailored apparel made from performance fabrics. Made to endure, guaranteed forever. Learn more about missionworkshop.com

The Intersection of Food + Design: A Thought Provoking Look

The Intersection of Food + Design: A Thought Provoking Look

How empowering would it be to cause social impact with your design? Have you ever thought about mixing design, technology and food to transform the way we eat? I honestly haven't thought about this before. At least not in this impactful fashion. I didn't realize that food & design could be so interesting and important together. What comes to mind when you hear "food & design"? To me, I envision fancy, curated dishes perfectly shot on Instagram. You know, the ones that look too good to be true? Or how about those super exclusive and fancy restaurants you see on TV shows but can only dream about actually going? So it was a happy surprise to read that The Dutch Institute of Food and Design is a platform for designers working with food and its impacts on society. They instigate designers creativity to collaborate with specialists and develop alternative approaches to the food industry. We all eat. It doesn't matter what you eat, when or how much. But that is something all of us have in common. Eating. Some see food as fuel for our body. Other see food as a ritual, as a reward. It doesn't matter how you see the food industry, you do participate in it. So why not use your point of view and ability as a designer to disrupt the food sector? And don't think about that beautiful dish that keeps popping into your head while you think about this. Think about the whole food industry, the whole process behind that food you are eating. Think about how important it is. From farming to transportation, healthcare to waste, there are a ton of steps involved in the process of creating our beloved food. Have you ever stopped to think about the societal and environmental challenges that surround food? Yes? No? Maybe? So this may be a good opportunity for an exercise. Next time you eat something, take a few minutes to think about it. Think about the process behind that particular morsel you are eating. Where was it produced? How was it transported to where you are? Did it cause any impact during its journey to your plate? And most importantly, do you have any ideas that could change one of those answers you asked yourself? I bet, at least once, it crossed your mind that a certain package could have been designed better. That this certain material would have made a much better to go box than the one in front of you. Or that we should be able to have a better use for some of the food waste we see. Maybe it crossed your mind that when we eat a banana and discard the peel, someone, somewhere, could have a brilliant idea for what to do with that peel. What about that little sucker peanut shell? Can we smash it and turn them into beautiful furniture? Maybe we can blend corn cobs and turn them into a natural dishware line? How about food transportation? If we could have some sort of Lyft service for trucks where rides could be shared to make transportation more cost effective and accessible? I don't know. Is any of this possible? But this kind of exercise certainly provokes a lot of thinking and how great ideas come to life.   Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction. Design has different connotations in different fields. In some cases, the direct construction of an object (as in pottery, engineering, management, coding, and graphic design) is also considered to use design thinking. Wikipedia   So you see, you don't need to be a chef or a farmer or anyone directly working inside the food industry to change things. It all starts with an idea. In case you have something related to food design in mind you can check out The Dutch Institute of Food and Design Future Food Design Awards. They are still accepting projects for the 2018 Awards. The deadline is August 12. They are looking for ideas that will change the way we see the food system. Take a look of last year's winning project. Winner 2017 - Fernando Laposse We were delighted to post about last year's winner Fernando Laposse and his awe-inspiring project dubbed Totomoxtle. Totomoxtle is a project inspired by the relationship of Mexico with its maize by creating a surfacing material from naturally coloured, native corn husks. The process is simple, the husks are flattened and glued onto veneer or MDF which can be sawed and lasercut to create tiles or marquetry for interiors and furniture. Apart from creating a sustainable material, the project also aims to raise awareness about the uncertain future of heirloom maize and the people that harvest it using traditional methods in an increasingly globalised world. Read more about Totomoxtle.  

Ollie branding

Brace Your Dog Bowls

Back in October, while I scrambled to adjust to life with our new puppy, I got wind of a fresh new startup named Ollie — an online food subscription service for dogs.  And with a brand and packaging as nice as this one, I needed to test it out.  Here’s the pitch: for about $3/day, every two weeks Ollie delivers tailor-made food from human-grade ingredients straight to your door, formulated and portioned just for your pup, requiring no additional cooking or preparation.   I was intrigued.   But my interest, admittedly, had less to do with the idea of mail-order dog food, and more to do with their positively lovely brand work, done by NY-based Communal Creative.   In their own words: After researching competitors in the pet food space, we realized that the market is saturated with the same type of brand language—organic textures and colors, promises of natural ingredients, and constant comparisons to wolves. We knew that personality would be a key differentiator in the visual identity, pairing it with transparency and a new point-of-view. Partnering with the Ollie team, we created a custom wordmark that evoked the warm, friendly vibe that is identifiable at the company’s core, pairing it with a modern, graphic visual language. We then set to work implementing these bold and vibrant elements over numerous touchpoints, from digital experiences to packaging executions. The centerpiece of it all is, obviously, the logo — which I find incredibly charming. It’s as round and playful as my new puppy, yet simple and sophisticated enough to be taken seriously in a highly competitive space like pet food (and at $40 a shipment, that sophistication was necessary.) The orange felt vibrant and different, while the curves created a lovely rhythm with the harder edges found in each letter. I won’t say I subscribed entirely based on their branding, but between their ingredient list and a 50% off starter promo, I felt like I needed to at least give them a try. By the time I opened the first package, though, I was hooked.   The shipments come packed in a refrigerated box (think: Blue Apron) with each week’s food wrapped individually. They also include a little welcome guide, a written letter with specific instructions for your dog,  a washable rubber lid to keep open containers fresh, and a little plastic scoop to measure out each serving perfectly. In the weeks that followed, the boxes came with little gifts for my dog, such as bandanas, eating mats and doggy bags— all sporting the signature orange and logo. The mark looks really great embossed on the merch, and stands out confidently in a space filled with green plastic bags & brown paper. Overall, Ollie’s done well to make itself feel like a premium service.   But nothing’s perfect. I have to mention: the only snag I hit along the way is that Finn (my dog) didn’t seem to take to the first batch of food (we ordered the beef,) but after a quick exchange with a lovely rep named Whitney, we were on our way to chicken-filled bliss. Well, that, and these darn illustrations just don’t *quite* seem to fit in with the rest of the brand. They felt a little delicate, and possibly artifacts from a previous iteration. It’s little noticeable, but hey, it’s not a dealbreaker. Overall, 9/10. Would buy again.   Mostly because of the branding. But not entirely.

Introducing the Peak Design Travel Line

Introducing the Peak Design Travel Line

Our friends from Peak Design is launching their travel line today! Through Kickstarter, you will be able to get your hands on the latest Travel Backpack 45L, camera cubes, packing cubes and more. I personally found the backpack to be looking quite stunning, can't wait to get our hands on for a review. What is your go-to backpack in terms of bringing your gear for traveling? Make sure to check out the gallery, you will get a sense of the sizing of the backpack itself. In their words The hero of the Travel Line is the Travel Backpack 45L, a carry-on-sized backpack that boasts a collection of best-in-class travel functionality. In addition to full rear access for easy packing, the bag features dual side access, top access to laptop/tablet, and a dedicated front-access organization panel for smaller items. Beefy shoulder and waist straps stowe instantly beneath a magnetically sealed back pad. Expansion zips allow the bag to grow to 45L check-in size, while an innovative compression snap system shrinks the bag down to a 35L daypack. Thoughtful details include 360-degree grab handles, a duffle/luggage carry handle, theft-deterrent zips, hidden passport pockets, a soft-lined sunglasses pocket and tuck-away external carry compression straps. The Travel Backpack comes with a weatherproof 400D nylon canvas shell made from 100% recycled plastics and available in black or sage colorways. Peak Design, the leader in crowdfunding and best-in-class carry solutions, is proud to unveil the first products in their Travel Line: the Travel Backpack 45L and complete system of Packing Tools. With a focus on versatility, organization, and access, the Travel Line aims to satisfy a simple design directive: no two trips are the same, so the best luggage should adapt to them all. More Links Support Peak Design via Kickstarter Learn more about Peak Design Here it is...Travel Backpack 45L Camera Cubes Accompanying the Travel Backpack is a feature-rich system of Packing Tools that provide endlessly customizable organization and protection of clothes, shoes, toiletries, tech items and photo/video gear. Designed to fit perfectly in Peak Design travel bags, each cube or pouch offers easy access, thoughtful organization, durable materials and a consistent aesthetic cleanliness. Packing Cubes Each Packing Tool was designed from the onset as a standalone product, intended to push their respective category forward with unique patterns, features and innovation. Art Viger, Lead Designer at Peak Design, commented on the system: “When you travel, the things you carry become your home on the road. Each and every one of the pouches and cubes are designed to work as a fluid ecosystem that can be easily re-configured for any type of trip.” Tech Pouch Wash Pouch Photo Gallery   About Peak Design Since 2010, Peak Design has been building innovative carry solutions with a simple overarching design directive: make the best things. The idea for our first product was born on a motorcycle trip through Southeast Asia and has since expanded to include a cross-functional ecosystem of bags, pouches, slings, straps, and clips. We’ve won applause along the way, but we’re most proud of the fact that we’re 100% crowdfunded and 100% employee-owned. We’ve raised $15.6 Million through 8 Kickstarter campaigns, allowing Peak Design to stay investor-free and focused on the things that matter most: designing great products, fostering happy employees, and taking care of our customers and the natural environment. Learn more about Peak Design

Roku Enters the Speaker Market

Roku Enters the Wireless Speaker Market

Boldly going where no TV stick has gone before. In the war for our attention in the living room, Roku’s become a household name. Well known for their sleek set-top boxes, sticks, remotes & TVs, Roku’s been a driving force behind much of our steady stream of Hulu & Netflix binging. But unlike Apple, Google, and Amazon, they hadn’t yet ventured into the audio spectrum of our entertainment systems – until this week, anyway. With the Roku TV Wireless Speakers, Roku’s aiming to simplify the home theater experience. Simply plug them in, follow some on-screen prompts on your Roku TV, and you’re all set. It’s a dream setup for anyone that’s looking to improve the audio quality of their smart TV, but without going through the hassle of a higher-end sound system. And for $149 (or $199 once the “presale offer” ends on 7/23) it’s comfortably within the territory of an affordable upgrade to your living room. A notable feature for these speakers is their ability to stream audio, wirelessly, in real-time from your TV. Anyone who owns a Chromecast + Google Home, Apple TV + HomePod, or Amazon Fire Stick + Alexa will tell you: It’s a real drag that they’re unable to replicate this seemingly table-stakes feature. Roku skirts around these hurdles by leveraging their own Roku Connect platform to keep the software and hardware working smoothly together. And yes, it also supports Bluetooth. Speaking of hardware, I’ll be honest – they’re ... fine. They’re black speakers with some plastic. Cheers. Sure, I’ll admit, I appreciate the lack of overt branding or chrome, but I don’t think Roku’s going for any design awards with these. This set of speakers is really looking to scratch a pretty specific itch: Folks who just want better sound than their TV, that works wirelessly, and doesn't break the bank. If that sounds like you, (and you’re already running some Roku hardware,) then I think you may have found yourself a winner. Check out all the info over at Roku.com

Exploring teamLab Borderless: a digital art museum in Tokyo, Japan

Exploring teamLab Borderless: a digital art museum in Tokyo, Japan

I am personally quite excited to share this exhibition currently happening right now at the Mori Building, more precisely in Roppongi, Minato. In this exhibit and as I quote: "MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless present a borderless world that visitors can explore freely without following routes". Just to give an idea, you will experience about 50 interactive artworks, some completely new, in a huge 10,000 sqm area with five zones. The interactive artworks have no borders separating them from the other works. Some extend beyond their installation rooms and into the corridors, some overlap with other works and some even fuse with other works. Since there are no boundaries, the immersive works keep the boundaries between people in a state of continuous flux. Visitors physically enter and explore the works as well as experience interactions with other visitors. The result is a totally new kind of interactive digital art experience the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The digital art museum will feature approximately 50 interactive artworks, some completely new, in a huge 10,000 sqm area with five zones. The interactive artworks have no borders separating them from the other works. Some extend beyond their installation rooms and into the corridors, some overlap with other works and some even fuse with other works. Since there are no boundaries, the immersive works keep the boundaries between people in a state of continuous flux. Visitors physically enter and explore the works as well as experience interactions with other visitors. The result is a totally new kind of interactive digital art experience the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. More Links Learn more about teamLab Borderless Video About teamLab teamLab (f. 2001) is an art collective, interdisciplinary group of ultratechnologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world. Various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects form teamLab. teamLab aims to explore a new relationship between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world through art. Digital technology has allowed art to liberate itself from the physical and transcend boundaries. teamLab sees no boundary between humans and nature, and between oneself and the world; one is in the other and the other in one. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity of life.

Kogin embroidered Insect Brooches

Kogin embroidered Insect Brooches

Let's take a look at this unique project by Hiné Mizushima who is (in his own words) Slow Crafter, Needle-felter and Illustrator based in Vancouver, BC in Canada. We are looking at his Kogin embroidered insect brooches he worked on for a group exhibition happening right now in Osaka, Japan. What is Kogin? It's a traditional quilting method of Aomori's Tsugaru region, where its characteristic is the beauty of its design. As you can see in the following, it's an art and we can definitely appreciate its creativity. Kogin embroidered insect brooches for a group exhibition, The Kingdom of Specimens at ranbu gallery (2nd floor) in Osaka, Japan, opening June 20th, 2018! I used some of my hand-dyed Kogin fabrics and most of my hand-dyed Kogin threads for the brooches, and I also used tiny Japanese glass beads for the details. More Links Learn more about Hiné Mizushima Follow Hiné's work on Behance

Anicorn introducing Order, a timepiece inspired by NYC

Anicorn introducing Order, a timepiece inspired by NYC

We would like to introduce a cool project that launched today on Kickstarter coming from the makers of Hidden Time Watch. Now they are back and introducing Order. They have partnered with we partnered with graphic designers Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed. You must have heard about their well-known projects like the Standards Manual, the reissue of NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual when they were at Pentagram. Following their departure, the duo team opened the only bookstore in New York specializing in graphic design (would love to visit!) and it sits right in front of their design office, Order. In their words Now, Anicorn is continuing their journey in New York City—the location chosen by backers of their first campaign on Kickstarter—and partnering with graphic designers Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed to create the next The Trio of Time timepiece—“Order.”. Anicorn Watches Last year, they have launched The Trio of Time, a collaboration where we visit three different cities around the globe to partner with local designers and explore their perception of time. They are thrilled to introduce our newest collaboration—"Order"—a timepiece inspired by New York City. More Links Learn more about Anicorn Watches Follow Anicorn Watches on Instagram How to read the time Order has no watch hands. Instead, the entire watchface is perforated with an ascending number of dots, which rotate to align with the frame and tell the time in 15 minute intervals. The designers hope to inspire the wearer to not worry so much about the exact time; instead, to focus on the world around them. The 40mm case is designed for both men and women. Order runs on a Ronda 512 Swiss Parts Movement. The watch has a 316L stainless-steel enclosed casing, available in black or silver. The casing is ultra thin—only 8.7mm. All straps are interchangeable with TTT#1—Hidden Time Watch—thanks to the smart docking system. Introducing Order, a timepiece inspired by NYC

Industrial Design for Nike Electric Skateboard Concept

Industrial Design for Nike Electric Skateboard Concept

I am a fan of industrial design projects, especially conceptual ones. Most of the time this projects illustrate quite well the whole of the designer that is to try to solve a problem in a creative way. Jaehyuk Lim, a designer from South Korea shared this awesome idea/concept of a electric skateboard that carries the Nike brand. I used to be a skateboarder and I never got really interested in the electric trend, however this one is simple enough that would probably change my mind.  A lot of people are using the personal mobility, but when you're not using personal mobility, it's very hard to carry around. I designed the personal mobility device, which is easy to carry and charge at the same time. Industrial Design Problem Most boarders carry their boards by hand when they're not using them. Ideation & Sketches Solution: Electric Cruiser Board Cruiser Backpack

Industrial Design: Xbox Adaptive Controller for gamers with disabilities

Industrial Design: Xbox Adaptive Controller for gamers with disabilities

Earlier this week, we have shared the awesome new product by Microsoft with the Hub 2. Today, they introduced another product but more specifically for gamers with disabilities which is makes it even more inspiring with great admiration for them to go down with this initiative. I would be highly intrigued to give it a try myself. You just gotta love it when brands cares of accessibility for everyone and props to everyone from Microsoft who have worked on this project. It's a nice to be involved with technology. Designed primarily to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility, the Xbox Adaptive Controller is a unified hub for devices that help make gaming more accessible. Connect external devices such as switches, buttons, mounts, and joysticks to create a custom controller experience that is uniquely yours. Button, thumbstick, and trigger inputs are controlled with assistive devices (sold separately) connected through 3.5mm jacks and USB ports. Get a glimpse More Links Learn more about Xbox Adaptive Controller Read more via Microsoft Story Labs Xbox Adaptive Controller

Industrial Design: MoDi - a smart sleep aid for smartphone addicts

Industrial Design: MoDi - a smart sleep aid for smartphone addicts

Technology has come to an era where users are quite demanding of what they want in terms of size, performance, features and etc. The best example would be about our beloved smartphone, there is a long list of demands to tackle for companies in order to create the perfect smartphone. How about if all this demanding generated into an addiction? How many of us (including myself) use our smartphone before bed? Let's take a look at this concept that I would love to see on the market, a smart sleep aid designed by New York-based Industrial Designer Jay Kim. Jay did a stellar job on this project and I would like you guys to put a close attention to the process, especially on the research. It's quite an accomplishment, props to Jay! Smart Sleep Aid that work with Google Assistant More Links Learn more about Jay Kim Industrial Design

Redesigning the 1974 Minolta XL 400 Concept

Redesigning the 1974 Minolta XL 400 Concept

We have featured the work of PDF Haus before on ABDZ. Now they are back with this cool concept (I presume) of what would look like today if they were redesigning the 1974 Minolta XL 400. It was a Super 8mm film camera that actually uses film cartridges! The team from PDF Haus decided to make this into a project with a question about: "What would this 20th-century filming device could look like today." As a result, they didn't change the essence of the previous design, they just made it more friendly. Would you buy one if it was available on the market? The project was carried out while envisioning how it would appear if a filming device of the 20th century is reborn as a 21st-century camcorder. More Links Learn more about PDF Haus Follow the work of PDF Haus on Behance Industrial Design

The new LYNK & CO 02 Crossover SUV: Changing mobility forever

The new LYNK & CO 02 Crossover SUV: Changing mobility forever

Currently in the beautiful city of Amsterdam to cover the launch of the next step for LYNK & CO, we have witnessed their experience back to Berlin. Now we are here in a city where everything is about their artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with never-ending #straightfacades. I really like it here, you won't be surprised seeing people taking selfies and sharing a kiss. This is how Amsterdam has its own beauty. With that same charming effect, LYNK & CO has a strong forté at creating launch events that will activate all your senses into a seamless experience. Let's just say they put up an amazing show to introduce us to the most "shareable and ultra-connected" car, the 02. In their words, It's not about the power of the car anymore. It's about changing mobility forever, what they mean by that? Well, it will be more than your traditional car dealerships, think of urban-located brand boutiques located for which where their first store will be in Amsterdam. Embracing the same philosophy they stand for, they will also tour Europe with what they called: "Offline Stores", I love how this company goes ahead at pushing us to buy cars directly online, ditching our car keys and instead unlock cars using our phones, enhancing our car ownership to allow car-sharing through an app, and pay your car through a subscription that will kind of remind you of your phone bills. This is where they are headed, this has been again an incredible experience as we look forward to 2020 when sales will start in Europe. Dank je LYNK & CO! In their words In Amsterdam today, the third model in LYNK & CO's stunning line-up of cars. 02 was revealed at an urban adventures themed launch party in the Netherlands's Capital.edc As a global brand with a strong European identity, these announcements in our home nations fill me with pride. From our HQ in Sweden, we will roll-out sales with an initial focus on key European cities for our target audience of globally connected urbanities. - Alain Visser, LYNK & CO Senior Vice President Meet LYNK & CO 02   More Links Learn more about LYNK & CO Follow LYNK & CO on Instagram There is more The first European store will open in Amsterdam, quickly followed by new locations in Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels and London as the first cities adopted the brand. These "Offline Stores" will be located in central fashion districts as easy-to-navigate, sociable and fun brand boutiques. Supporting the city stores in Europe will be the online store at Lynkco.com. The Reveal (Photo Gallery)   About LYNK & CO LYNK & CO is a brand from Geely Auto Group, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group – the owner of Volvo Cars and London Taxi Company. Geely Auto Group is one of China’s largest car manufacturers. More Links Learn more about LYNK & CO