// posts about product design
Friday, February 17th, 2012
Back in school, there was a serious fixation on pencils and pens in studio. It’s hard to find lead holders these days, at least ones that aren’t the standard $10 ones. The Locus Leadholder by Metaphys is a nicely rethought one. Available at my new favorite store Jetpens.
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Old school weapons effects analog calculators from the era before calculators and computers.
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
Little Red Riding Hood containers by Pistacchi Design take the old story and combine it with matroyshka dolls.
via MoCo Loco
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Man, I wish the Lytro wasn’t so expensive ($500+). Because it is an amazing little piece of technology that could change photography forever. The camera captures an image that can be re-focused at any time. Pretty sick. I couldn’t figure out how to get the photo widgets into here, so check out the Lytro Gallery to see some examples of how it works.
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Ett La Benn’s Kami Pots are gorgeous. They are made from 100% biodegradable cellulose, a material that is both very solid, abundant, and light.
Via Man Make Home.
Thursday, October 13th, 2011
If your name is Mr. Freeze, you could probably use a set for your ice lair. If it’s not, you better have some serious coin in your pocket if you want a set of the HK GLA-55 speakers.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
If you need one of these Abrasi-Blast Respirators, by MSA, then you are about to walk into some serious stuff… or out of a creepy movie.
Monday, June 13th, 2011
El Poaig has some beautifully packaged olive oil. The bottle designs for their El Mil del Poaig and El Verd del Poaig oils were created by the Spanish studio Culdesac. El Mil del Poaig features an artisanal wooden crate and a white porcelain bottle, while El Verd del Poaig is packaged in layers of cardboard.
El Mil del Poaig comes from 437 millenarian olive trees located in El Maestrat on the eastern coast of Spain. It is described by the makers as having “notes of freshly-cut grass, citrus, orange blossom and almonds.” I usually get my olive oil from Trader Joe’s, so I’d be curious to know what fancy olive oil actually tastes like.
Friday, April 8th, 2011
It’s really too bad that RE-35 is a branding exercise/april fool’s, because it’s actually a very cool idea. A flexible sensor is packed into a housing that matches a 35mm film canister that basically is a roll-up digital film back for an old 35mm camera. I bet you this will be possible sometime in the future. If not for old cameras, it will be for new cameras that don’t even resemble cameras as we know it. Cheers to Rogge & Pott for cooking it up and making it look good enough to convince people it’s real.
Friday, March 25th, 2011
When I was a kid I was fascinated with fighter planes, especially the A-10 Thunderbolt. We would go to the big air shows every year and watch the demonstrations and check out the cockpits. Every once in a while we would see them flying around the neighborhood from our local AFB. It’s so unconventionally designed – pretty much a plane built around a giant gun. No swept wings give it insane lift for huge payloads, the elevated engines are more protected from AAA, and the titanium bathtub makes sure the pilot doesn’t have to worry about getting shot in the butt. The Warthog is still active but being phased out by other more advanced systems, but I still love looking at the thing.
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