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.
Last week, I have released the mega recap from my recent trip to the Shanghai Auto Show' 19. Give it a read if you haven't yet. During the show, we were invited to a sit-down with the CEO of Lynk & Co, introducing Alain Visser.
You just gotta love when companies go out of their ways to create sustainable products made of 100% recycled material. Some time ago, we have a featured the brand Freitag on ABDZ. Now they are back with their latest line of bags, Tarp on PET (aka ToP) blends their storied truck tarps with recycled plastic bottles. How cool is that? Made to last, they are introducing bags going from your lightweight backpack to a roll-top shoulder bag.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.