Let me start this post by stating that I am a fan of IKEA. It might sound crazy, but for me they apply the Bauhaus principles to make design simple and accessible to all. Look at this industrial design project for the Fold lamp, a pendant light that is designed for the dining room by the industrial designer Jaekyu Jung. The fold lamp is made up of magnesium; the material was specifically picked to keep the weight down.
We are announcing a collaboration from makers from Anicorn and their last creation: the Redundant Watch which is now live on Kickstarter. We love the products they make as we have featured previous endeavours on ABDZ.
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!
Reinventing the Bubble Tea Glass Cup, no straw needed. We are featuring the bubble tea glass cup design by Mickey Wu, Fang Shih and cie. For those who don't know what Bubble Tea is, well it's a street drink culture with tapioca balls invented in Tainan and Taichung in the 1980s. And now it's a drink being made all over the World and everyone would have their own twist on the recipe.
One of the most gratifying things about running ABDZ is the emails we received daily from designers around the world sharing their projects. Students have a very special place in my heart because I’ve been one and I tried to reach out to publications too, so I try my best to be responsive and for this post, I would love to share this amazing industrial design project from Shreyans, a student of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
After the last Industrial Design, I decided to share another design and this time is about the DJI Mavic Air. I love drones! They totally give you the right amount of freedom to reach another perspective of the world, a feeling that you come greatly addicted. We are sharing the industrial design work from LeapX Design also known as Yumian Deng.
The 1989 Nintendo Game Boy, a piece of our nostalgia. As a fun fact, the Game Boy and its successors have sold over 118 million units worldwide as of 2016. What if it was redesigned for today, what could it look like? Well YJ Yoon, an industrial designer based in San Francisco, California has shared on his Behance a delightful concept. Let's take a closer look!
If you love industrial design you should follow Vincent Claudepierre on Behance. He has been sharing some incredible projects he has done while his time at Google. One of these projects is the Pixel 2 industrial design, probably one of my favorite designs for Android, especially the XL with the “panda” color scheme.
One of my favorite artists of all time is Piet Mondrian. He is known for being one of the pioneers of 20th-century abstract art, as he changed his artistic direction from figurative painting to an increasingly abstract style until he reached a point where his artistic vocabulary was reduced to simple geometric elements. That is exactly the phase I am the biggest fan. I painted a few pieces recreating some of his iconic pieces like the Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow from 1930 for example.
The amazing people over at Unicorn scooters reached out to us to share a bit more about their vision and of course, their design process. They create a scooter totally focused on the idea of sharing. It’s electric and has a super sleek look. Everything is really well thought out, from the industrial design to the brand identity. We also love to receive this type of message. If you have any product you would like us to feature here on the blog, let us know.
A studio from Monterrey, Mexico decided to create their own sneaker. Being a sneaker lover myself, I can totally see an excitement to create your own shoe. Say hello to the SHIFT F1 by the creative studio SHIFT. Exploring the footwear design with a modular structure composed of 4 different elements allow users to create a personalized design with a futuristic layered look. The Shift F1’s where designed with a custom buckle system showcasing the Shift sports logo over an industrial buckle frame for an extra secured fit and support.
The amazing folks from FLUID Design is a design agency based in Munich, Germany. They believe with today's technology and our regards on the accessibility anywhere that everyone IS a gamer. They have designed a fully adaptive ecosystem that would turn any mobile device into basically a gaming machine. Imagine attaching control pads directly on your screen and simply play? Or a 360º projection and sound system that turns any surface into your own gaming universe? Is this a concept that you would want to see happen?
We are showcasing the absolute unique work from Neal Feay who for 70 years has been creating housings for high-end electronic components. Behind Neal Feay, introducing three generations of expertise in crafting their first limited-edition piece ahead of the Holiday season. Let us present their latest pinnacle of Aluminium mastery, available in variant colors, 25 signed and dated pieces will be made available until year end from the coastal California company headed by designer Alex Rasmussen.
There are some projects that are really incredible but very difficult to understand, especially when the designer doesn't add any description. That's the case of this super intricate industrial design project that Fernanda Morrill shared on her Behance profile for Mexico Paralelo titled Critical Design. I will let you try to guess what it is and if you do, please share with me via Twitter.
A look at the work from Levi Jacob Price who is an industrial designer based in beautiful San Francisco, California; he has worked on the latest from Boosted Boards, the boosted backpack. It was designed to first-of-all, to be an adjustable board carry system and also an outer storage for the remote.
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.
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.
Whether it’s on public transport, at the office, or kicking back for a round of Fortnite at home, there’s a pretty good chance I’m wearing headphones. And as someone who wears glasses, finding the right mix of comfort, style and sound can be a bit of a hurdle. Luckily, here at ABDZ, we get to test out quite a few gadgets. And out of all of them, there are a few headphones that stood out. Here’s my list of the best headphones to get you through your day, workout, flight, or family dinner.
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?
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.