Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Designers Wei-Ling Hsu, Yu-Ren Lai et Cyuan-Yi You refresh the staples with a clever end of staples line:The end of the staplers are coloured red, so that the user knows when soon to replace them. I did a bit a research and found an Australian patent by Macmichael which describe exactly the same idea, which is also expressed by our trio of designers:
Saturday, October 05, 2013
product design + app: nest thermostat:Although it is a bit more than that, I thought I should share with you this other example of product design + app. The nest thermostat is "intelligent", adjusting to your schedule and learning all the time. Do you want to save money on your next energy bill? Nest is the way to go! Check the company website: And it has a sleek look: .
Sunday, September 22, 2013
sweep mistakes with the pencil broom.Get it here!
Friday, September 20, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Zero Halliburton has this sturdy looking, aluminium travel case!This includes a choice of three colours –aluminium finish, silver or black–, four wheels, a three digits lock, retractable handle, corner guards just to mention a few things.
It is quite an unique and distinctive design,I invite you to have a look at their website: and here are more details: ;-)
Friday, August 30, 2013
The couple product + service is back!This time, Terraillon is sketcking a neat solution for its market: a scale to weigh babies.
The industrial design approach is combined with a useful app that enables to monitor the babies' weight progress.Very useful to know if all goes well with your baby, and also very convenient when you have an appointment with the medical staff at regular intervals in the baby's first few months.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
There is a new trend, that I predict will be BIG: designing products with their app.Adding service to a product or adding a product to a service. And, like every new trend, there will be good and less good stuff! I'd like to review this trend now and in the future, so keep an eye on the title! Here is an example: Although the egg minder wishes to solve a common problem in our daily life, I'm not too sure it's the right approach. Can't have an app for every egg, cheese, lettuce in the fridge, right? And there is a fair bit of handling involved too. Not a bad idea, but I'm not too sure if it's well expressed.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
electrical outlet as an hidden wall safe.Is that good design? Or even a clever way to hide your –small– safe? You can buy it here, other angles down below:
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Young designer Mugi Yamamoto re-designs the printer:I call this the "piling down" solution. Most of us do "adding up" solution, solving a problem by adding something new without rethinking why the product was designed for in the first place. Well, getting rid of the paper tray simplifies the printer quite a bit! Well done!
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