product design + app: Belkin wemo: From their website, the wemo story: "WeMo is a family of simple, ingenious products that make life easier, simpler, better. WeMo uses your Wi-Fi network and mobile internet to control your home electronics right from your...read more
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...read more
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...read more
sweep mistakes with the pencil broom. Get it...read more
Design product + app: the doorbot! Another good combination of product design and great app: you can answer the doorbell when you're not home, give instructions and so forth. here is their website: and a couple more details: ...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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: ...read more
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...read more
"Philippe is a gifted Industrial Designer with the rare ability of coming up with relevant concepts and strategies on one hand and the ability of leading and inspiring a cross functional team to turn concepts up into profitable products on the other hand. One is his award winning products did create a whole new trend/category within the aquarium market."
— Alain Mars
"I reached out to Philippe for advice about a product innovation I had invented, because I was unsure how to move it forward. It was such a joy to exchange ideas with a fellow 'inventor' who warned me about all thinkable pitfalls, yet was encouraging and practical in his suggestions to take it to the next level. I've got a long way to go and therefore I cherish the priceless source of information and inspiration Philippe is, as an expert in bringing innovations to the market."
— Johanna Canberra