Nov 20th, 2011
Situated in a tranquil environment of one of the best vocational schools in Beijing, the project aims at providing an iconic image to the institution as well as redefining the use of an existing public space on the central square of the campus.
Nov 19th, 2011
Recent interaction design grad Michael Harboun—a runner-up for the Speculative / Conceptual category of the first annual Core77 Design Awards—recently collaborated with fellow students Thomas Chabrier and Antoine Coubronne on “Angle,” a clever new take on the Bluetooth headset.
People protect their phones with cases but only a few think about protecting their ears with headsets. With Angle, fixing a bluetooth headset gets as intuitive as picking up a phone…
Everything lies in the move. In an easy gesture, you activate the conversation by sliding the phone on your ear. The movement naturally lays down Angle on your ear and you can now benefit from the hands-free communication.
So yes, it’s essentially a Bluetooth headset that’s been integrated into a charging case… and if the form factor isn’t quite as elegant as, say, the Jawbone, the user-friendly design might just represent the sort of subtle behavioral shift that makes a big difference. Instead of fumbling with headphone cables or fishing for elusive earpieces, the “Angle” is more like a natural extension of a smartphone case—specifically (and tellingly) for the iPhone.
Nov 18th, 2011
Arunas Sukarevicius, part of Etc. Etc., who brought us My Reading Desk, has created My Reading Chair, an armchair composed of two parts: a frame and its slipcover.
The slipcover has pockets that can be used for keeping anything from a remote control or book to smaller more personal items. You can even stick your hands in there to keep them warm. Different fabrics could be used for the slipcover, creating a completely different effect for each chair made.
Nov 17th, 2011
Convert notifications into smell
Olly takes services on the Internet and delivers their pings as smell. Whether it’s tweets, a like on Instagram, or just your train running late, Olly will be sure to let your nose know about it. The best part? The services Olly connects to can be added to by developers, making the possibilities endless.
Nov 17th, 2011
‘ALESSI PISELLINO’ is a cotton swab container.
Nov 16th, 2011
Released in 1970, when Sony had become the first Japanese company to list shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Sliding the faces on this cubic radio reveals a speaker in front and controls on top, a unique design at the time. One version of its packaging commemorates the World Expo in Osaka, held in March that year, and many expo-goers picked up the radio as a gift. – Sony Product Design History
-Via Iso50 Blog
Nov 16th, 2011
Imagine waking up in a glass bedroom by the waterside on a remote Finnish island.
Helsinki architect Ville Hara and designer Linda Bergroth of Hel Yes! launched their combined greenhouse and shed kit for the gardening market in 2010 and Bergroth has customised the prototype to create her own summer house, adding a wooden floor, solar panels for lighting and steps made from reclaimed bricks.