// posts about product design
Friday, September 5th, 2008
Who says architectural grilles have to be ugly or boring? 0112 and 0104 are part of the hyper grilles line by Milgo Bufkin in Brooklyn, NY. Mathematics determine the repeating/changing patterns and varying degrees of openness in the series. Perhaps not for every one’s walls, but they might make nice trivet’s too.
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
ARTSPROJEKT is an online community for arts, pop culture and action sports. Conceived by Andy Howell, one of the most established skater-artists (Underworld Element, Sophisto), the site uses Zazzle to on-demand print a TON of different products. ARTSPROJEKT is just starting out so create a gallery there and promote your work.
Friday, July 18th, 2008
Yarisal Kublitz made a vending machine that helps you vent your anger – the Anger Release Machine – put some coins in and a statuette is released, shattering upon its fall. Sounds good in theory, but in reality I’d rather smash it myself…
Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
Created by Lambert Benoit with Lucasfilm and Cameron Balloons, the Darth Vader Balloon shows us that hot air balloons don’t always have to be all flowers and rainbows. If I am to travel in style, I prefer the overscaled and disembodied head of a Sith lord.
Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
Though slightly macabre, the Crime Scene Template from Bear-Aide recalls the green templates we all used as kids but for a much more serious purpose. The template includes scaled typical furniture and measurements for sketching the layouts of crime scenes. Bear-Aide makes a bunch of different templates worth checking out including traffic, railroad, boat and sniper templates.
Wednesday, April 30th, 2008
The new Terra CI from Nike expands their Considered line of sneakers. The shoe is full of great details, e.g. how the upper is stitched to the outsole with the shoelace that alternates with the waffle pattern below and the fold-down lace cover.
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
Nixon is just good at what they do. The Esquire (top) and Groove (bottom) show-off the designers’ inventive use of strap material, clasp types and form.
Monday, April 7th, 2008
The Waterflask by Eva Solo meets a very simple need: transport a drink while keeping it cold or hot. The leash keeps it from getting away, or other people trying to take it.
Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
The new Puzzlemotion Collection from Swatch takes watch faces to another level. Instead of extra hands for extra information, the discs rotate and form different patterns at each half-hour. The Interpretation is shown above. Be sure to check out the video and the rest of the collection.
Tuesday, March 4th, 2008
A very cool idea for the weary traveller from the Burton catalog: The Sleeper Hoodie. Available for sleepy men and women. It includes a built-in inflatable neck rest in the hood, snap-in/out light shield and eye mask for catching up on sleep between stops. Or, use it in the back row of your math class…