The amazing Faraday Porteur is the ultimate electric propelled utility bicycle – the first electric bicycle built by, and for, cyclists.
Tesla Motors unveiled its latest one-of-a-kind vehicle, the highly anticipated
Retap has designed a Reddot award-winning, minimal, co-friendly bottle that is especially designed for drinking tap water.
Olaf Hajek‘s is one of the world’s most successful illustrators. His colorful work is infused with a folkloric naiveté and freshness and can be seen in works for clients such as Apple, United Airlines, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Nike, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, GQ and Volkswagen.
His current solo exhibition, “Dark Clouds,” is on view through April 11 at Whatftheworld Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. The blog, Freunde von Freunden features an interview and images of apartment/atelier. His debut monograph, Flowerhead, was just released and presents an extensive collection of his commercial work as well as personal art that he created exclusively for the book.
Peter Lawrence, chairman and founder of Corporate Design Foundation, discusses the business world’s views of design, how business schools are incorporating design thinking and why businesses should, “put design in the DNA of the company.”
The JAMBOX is another beautiful product created by fuseproject and Jambone. Both a wireless speaker and speakerphone it connects all of your audio devices and allows you to seamlessly stream and share music, movies, games, phone and conference calls.
My latest obsession is my Moleskine notebook. Though I’ve kept a journal for work, it’s been so long since I used a sketchbook that I look forward to filling it.
The favorite of artists and thinkers for over a century, the legendary book was produced by a family-owned French press until 1986. Revived by a Milanese publisher in 1997, the nameless book was branded as “Moleskine” after the name given to them in the fictional work of Bruce Chatwin.
Newson approaches design as an experimental exercise in extreme structure and advanced technologies, combined with a highly tactile and exacting exploration of materials, processes, and skills. As an industrial designer, his reach is broad and diverse, from concept jets and cars to watches, footwear, jewelry, restaurants, and aircraft interiors.
The warm weather always brings about a spell of cycle lust. With their fixed gear and single speed bikes the design team at Alta only make matters worst with their beautiful website and the freakishly cool images used in their print campaigns.
Cool Hunting’s 2 minute video about the Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams exhibit.
We’re fans of del.icio.us and data visualization, so we’re excited about the looks del.icio.us project, Kunal Anand‘s attempt to combine graphics design with programming. The concept is to see how users develop and sustain their tagging methodologies on del.icio.us.
Lost City Products, purveyors of “the most beautiful hand embroidered products in the world” has expanded their collections to include pillows, scarves and one-of-a-kind chairs. They turned to us once again to design the latest iteration of their website featuring a media page for sharing their inspirations, a blog with the stories behind the products, as well as a new slide show and video player that streams content created exclusively for the site by video artists and musicians.
Today is the birthday of one of my design heroes, Tibor Kalman.
Tibor Kalman was an influential American graphic designer of Hungarian origin, well-known for his work as editor-in-chief of Colors magazine.
He founded the legendary, multidisciplinary design firm M&Co in 1979, which did corporate work for such diverse clients as the Limited Corporation, the New Wave music group Talking Heads, and Restaurant Florent in New York City’s Meatpacking District. Kalman also worked as creative director of Interview magazine in the early 1990s.
M&Co is one of the few studios with whom I’ve wished I’d worked, though I hear it was a real tough place. I’ve always been jealous of the fact that a good friend of mine was fortunate enough to have done some freelance for them.
I was introduced to M&Co through their quirky line of watches, clocks, and paperweights, which combine wit and whimsy with good graphic design.
I received the Askew watch for Christmas in 1987. It is the only watch I’ve worn since. I still enjoy the puzzled look I get when someone notices the watch face with its beautiful, randomly placed numbers and is prompted to ask “How do you tell the time?”
My design work has been influenced by the thoughtfulness of the M&Co ethic. I strive to create smart, concept-driven work. It been ten years since the Perverse Optimist, passed away, I admired his design work, the way he ran his business and how he shook things up. Happy Birthday Tibor!
The designers over at Metrofarm create these very cool custom DJ Desks.
Part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, and completely curious. Boxed Water Is Better was started with the simple idea of creating a new bottled water brand that is kinder to the environment and gives back a bit – they decided to keep things simple, sustainable, and beautiful and found that it shouldn’t be bottled at all, but instead, boxed.
Found this collection of cassette inserts on Flckr.
Happy Birthday Macintosh! Apple introduced the original Mac back on January 24th, 1984. We all remember that famous “1984″ Super Bowl commercial.
My first, which I still have, was a Macintosh Plus loaded with MacDraw and Filemaker Pro. It’s been love ever since.