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Sneaker Design: SHIFT F1

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.

Industrial Design: PLAY, an innovative gaming kit

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?

Furniture Design: Neal Feay's Cloth Console made of Aluminum

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.

Industrial Design: Boosted Backpack

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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?

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!

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