Wow, if you ask me what good design is, I would certainly vote for solid aesthetics combined with unrivalled functionality. Our landscape is changing, the building structures in modern environments are less forgiving compared to the spacious environments we were once so used to. Of course, adaptation means solutions that allows us to commute with efficiency. Check out this new mobile cycle. The Cargob Urban Eco-Bicycle is a very awesome delivery bike. I love how it places the cargo in front, making it so easy to access parcels. On top of that, there is a motorised mechanism at the back which basically accumulates energy from the riding and braking. This useful energy can be used as electronic energy to power devices like your mobile phones as well as the LED lights! And what’s forward moving if we don’t incorporate anything or everything with mobile right? There is the app which allows the user to navigate his route upon scanning the details of the parcel box. In addition, it also has a messaging system and parcel acknowledgement feature. Very neat and innovative product.
Having moved to my new place, I figured you need effort to get the right stuffs for home. obviously clocks are an essence item for home and I spotted this really beautiful clock by designer Svetlana Mikhailova. Her Botanica clock not only displays time, but also very detailed imagery of nature, crafted in delicate layers of wood. Check this timepiece out!
Mobile garage design
For those who have the luxury of space but do not have a kick ass looking car park or garage, can probably take up this idea. GazeBox’s newly designed car storage unit. It provides solid cover for your vehicle from the harsh weather conditions while at the same time, becoming a nicely designed structure.
Brilliantly designed to open from the sides to allow shade against the sun as well as forming a solid shelter by closing down the entire unit. In addition, there is a remote which allows the structure to open, simulating a traditional garage unit. Apart from their amazing built, it also helps owners to protect their cars while having mobility. The structure is easy to fix and concrete by nature.
Light the music
I would Iove a bit of this in my house. A solid speaker in the house is almost mandatory these days. Not only does the speaker adds a bit of flavor to the overall house design, it provides entertainment. Have a look at the ‘Yantouch’. A beautifully designed, bluetooth speaker with multiple functions. Apart form its amazing aesthetics, it can act as an alarm clock and a diverse range of colors. With up to 16 million Colors to adjust to, one can easily find the right ambiance to match your mood. What’s more, you can even simulate a sun rise to wake you up early in the morning. Amazing design. Check it out here.
Whats unconventional often intrigues me a lot. As much as design is concerned, we want the very best for our clients. Design in itself is a solution that solves a given problem or need. Take this interesting art piece for example. A table skateboard. Pretty neat right? I saw this really interesting table from Yanko Design and thought it was brilliant. Many times we include things in our life that aren’t exactly necessary. But what if we marry two different usage together, forming a harmonious art piece? We get this fantastic design. Lovely.
I couldn’t believe my eyes upon seeing this. I told myself this cant be true. A Wolverine-themed vehicle made by a Korean brand? Regardless, check out this collaborated piece with Fox in their effort to promote their Blu-Ray version of X-Men: Days of Future Past. As much as most fans are concerned, is this even legit? I mean there could be other versions of superhero vehicles to be inspired. They even named it the Kia Sorento Wolverine. But seriously, check out those claws. Seem like washing the vehicle can be an extra claw eh? Now, can you imagine a Magneto or Cyclops inspired Kia?
Design with a purpose
To design with a purpose is something I often preach to my designers. Afterall, design is a solution and for that to manifest, there has got to be a purpose. Levis’ packaging for their Basics line has flaunt not just design, but the subtle intention behind those beautiful packagings. MAD Projects took on the challenge to create a special packaging for Levis’ undergarments, socks and clothing line. By instilling purpose behind each design, they were able to create something special for the 200, 300 and 400 series. Have a look at the pictures below. Pretty neat stuffs I would say. The 200 series boxes works as a match strike while the 300 series features a resealable packaging. Not only is 400 series design looking real swag, it is actually made of real wood paneling. How cool is that? I love packaging especially how designers can pack innovative ideas into them. Lastly, have a look at the Levi’s Basics socks which literally comes in a glass jar. Brilliant. Sustainability is the word.
This is probably one of the best combination between style and sports. Obviously cycling as a sport has revved up a lot of attention over the years and the sport garnered enough support globally to have gotten itself a noticeable position in the sports world. Now, having that kind of attention isn’t enough but strapping that idea together with automobile giant, Jaguar, creates a whole new level of experience. Check out the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe together with its V8 exhaust engine. The “Special Vehicle Operations Builds F-TYPE Concept” was designed for Team Sky to provide support for their Tour in July’s time trial. What do you think of the design?
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Cutlery that flies
This is just so so cool. Eugeni Quitlet, a french industrial designer had recently created this interesting flatware kit that can be assembled to form a plane! He managed to create a set of cutlery comprising of the knife, spoon, fork and the plane’s wings. Taking the physics of aerodynamics into his work, he created this magnificent work that consists of a beautiful plane as well as brilliant cutlery ware. Awesome. He was tasked to help Air France on their airline’s flatware in an effort to assist in reducing carbon footprint. Looking forward to see his work come to life soon in October. Maybe on my flight to Paris.