This stunning Pocket Watch designed by People People is grabbing the attention of many with its super minimal approach. The designers behind the watch made a deliberate choice to develop a pocket watch rather than a wristwatch, the preferred modern approach of keeping time. They aimed to cite the evolution of the timepiece to primarily a personality statement worn less and less for practicality.
Playing video games is a universal experience, designed for young and old but developing and designing video games is something that takes complex coding and artistic ability, or is it?
This pint-sized printer allows you to publish content that’s important to you. Syncing to a cloud service, you are able to subscribe to local news papers, magazines, social media, and even puzzles to keep your brain sharp.
Meet Spot, a functional and adaptable lighting solution. Whether being used as a task light, floodlight, or an ambient light, spot can fit into any environment and any lifestyle. While focusing on the function of a light, spot also addresses some aesthetic decisions.
What are currently being described as “epidermal electronics” (or ‘technology for the skin’ to you and I) a brand new method of health monitoring has been invented, potentially eradicating the need for large, wired machinery in hospitals. American Materials Scientist, John Rogers and his electronics company, MC10 have created a ‘Biostamp’ which is implemented in the form of a temporary tattoo.
Marko Vuckovic, a serbian industrial designer isn’t one for conforming. His designs are bold, ambitious and elegant. After winning a DesignandDesign Award in 2011 Marko went on to develop a mobile version of his award winning Saturn Clock and it’s unlike any watch you have ever seen.
Using classic European delivery bikes as inspiration, the Faraday combines innovative technologies to create a revolutionary bicycle. In passing, the Faraday might just seem like an ordinary bike with a hint of style, but housed within the frame is a battery and motor to assist in your commute. With a 45-minute charge time and 15 miles of pedal assist, the Faraday adds some pep into your pedaling.
Since the last time i introduced Google Glass, the product has come along way. Currently being trailed by several people in the US, Google have plenty of eager potential customers. Some questions still remain unanswered such as, What is its purpose?, What does it do? and How do i use it?. Today Google answered some of those questions with the ‘Glass (How to: Getting Started Video)’.
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Whilst technical function is key to the success of a product, too many companies overlook the importance of design. Jawbone has developed human-centered wearable technology for more than a decade and they have shown their understanding of great design coupled with smart technology, bringing ‘UP’ to the shelves. UP is a wristband and smartphone app that tracks how you sleep, move and eat—then helps you use that information to feel your best. Continue Reading
Since watching Knight Rider, i have always been interested in how technology can progress towards intelligent, sociable cars. Whilst we are not exactly there yet, Automatic Labs have provided something that is smart, awesome and affordable.
Tackling the problems that people face everyday, Automatic Labs have developed ‘Automatic’, a Personal Assistant to your car through your smartphone. The Automatic Link (adapter) talks to your car’s onboard computer and uses your smartphone’s GPS and data plan to upgrade your car’s capabilities. Every Link works with both iPhone and Android.
Automatic learns about your driving style and gives you subtle audio cues when you do things that waste gas, by rapid acceleration or breaking. All of which is displayed in a beautiful and helpful format, giving you the opportunity to look at your driving performance and save money on your fuel consumption.
Still not impressed? Well Automatic ‘automatically’ monitors the health of your vehicle alerting you to any possible problems and offers solutions to the problems, right on your smartphone. If you do happen to crash your vehicle, Automatic uses your phone’s data connection to immediately report the crash to 911* with your name, location, and vehicle description.Once help responds, Automatic can send a text message to your loved ones to let them know what happened, where you are, and that help is on the way.
Originally developed by lumberjacks in the snow-covered Canadian Rocky Mountains more than thirty years ago, the Bullerjan wood-burning stove is widely regarded as the icon of all wood stoves
Energetec, the company behind the Bullerjan brand, wanted to create a new generation of Bullerjan stoves, ones designed for the homes of everyday people, so they approached Frog (on of our favourite innovative firms) to help them incorporate the brand’s heritage into an efficient and elegant modern fireplace.
Frog explain to us how changing the look of the Bullerjan had its difficulties:
The classic Bullerjan conveyed a very technical, machine-like feel that didn’t seem to fit into recent interior trends that covet a cozy and warm environment. To update the look, we honed in on the convection tubes. The integration of the air-intake into a pedestal created a much more elegant solution for the tubes. By introducing randomly aligned rectangular tubes for the airflow, a beautiful, harmonizing tension of functionality and emotion was created. The product has been transformed into an elegant, sculpturally defined centerpiece for a modern living room.
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With a bold, sleek and undeniably minimalist look, Melbourne-based watch manufacturers, AÃRK Collective aim to combine high quality, long lasting products with a clear attention to stunning, colour-conscious design. Looking for perfect harmony between design, functionality and aesthetics, AÃRK’s approach is simple, honest and heartfelt, and these qualities are evident in their fantastic products.
“The art of minimalist design is the backbone of the Classic. It’s easy, refined and plays around with colour to offer each wearer a character that best represents them. Perfectly balanced in design and function, this watch is a true representation of ÃARK.”
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Libratone recently released a series of AirPlay-enabled wireless speakers wrapped in either wool or cashmere. These portable speakers look fantastic and they are portable, warm and fuzzy. Three sizes are available depending on your room size and portability needs.
Libratone explain the concept behind the design:
“When we design speakers we try to make sense for the user. Since the world around audio changes all the time with digital music and wireless technologies, there’s really not a lot of inspiration to find in the existing speaker industry.” Libratone Director
Many of us may have the urge to pour our untapped creativity into the production of music, but find our efforts come to nothing due to the inability to master an instrument. However, not all hope is lost, as a wonderfully innovative solution has been found to this problem by a French Duo consisting of Audio Visual Performer & Producer, Jesse Lucas and Musician & Composer, Erwan Raguenes. With the creation of the ‘DYSKOGRAF’ participants of all ages are encouraged to visit the facilities and take it upon themselves to create a loop of electronic sounds. Using just simple felt markers, shapes drawn onto the graphical disk drive are then read, meaning any intuitively drawn configuration of patterns, doodles or lines are immediately translated into an electronic musical sequence.
When you have that espresso craving, often you don’t have one those fancy machines to make an espresso, nor do you have the time to trot yourself over to your local coffee shop. Instead, you probably just wonder why there isn’t a simpler more convenient alternative. Introducing Piamo, a compact, portable espresso maker that delivers your hot cup of fuel in 30 seconds, straight from your microwave.
Designed by Christoph Meyl, his brother Hendrik and LUNAR Europe the concept has a simple step process. Fill the cup with water and coffee, then stack it, flip it, and place it in the microwave. Microwave to let the pressure build up and push the water through the coffee. Thats it, You are ready to start or restart your day!