Strike: The Average Matchbox Gets a New Look

Strike: The Average Matchbox Gets a New Look

Strike: The Average Matchbox Gets a New Look in home furnishings Category

We kinda squealed with delight upon seeing the latest to come from Danish design house HAY. The brand worked with one of their regulars, Swedish designer Clara von Zweigbergk, and American product designer Shane Schneck to rethink the boring matchbox in a collaboration called Strike.

Strike: The Average Matchbox Gets a New Look in home furnishings Category

Where once the striking area was just plain functional, it’s now part of the design pattern on each box.

Strike: The Average Matchbox Gets a New Look in home furnishings Category

They’re available in seven different sized, eye-catching colored boxes that you won’t be embarrassed to have sitting out on your counter.

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Hard Candy by Yan Rui: Jewelry inspired by Eastern reincarnation philosophy, Nine Inch Nails and more

Hard Candy by Yan Rui


by Alessandro De Toni In the last few years Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts has become an epicenter of the capital’s creativity, producing an array of talented artists and designers each year. Included among the…

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The ultimate legal entertainment experience

Posters and ads for Electric Circus
by Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar

DARLING DAUGHTERS
SWEET MOTHERS DANCE
BLACKLIGHT DYNAMITE
ACROBATS ASTROLOGERS
JUGGLERS FREAKS CLOWNS
ESCAPE ARTISTS VIOLINISTS
GROK GRAPES GRASS
UPS DOWNS SIDEWAYS
AIR CONDITIONED
IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE
THE ULTIMATE LEGAL
ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE
THE ELECTRIC CIRCUS
OPENS JUNE 28, 1967
23 ST. MARKS PLACE, NYC
EAST VILLAGE
THINK ABOUT IT.

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Theca and Steelwood Galva by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Magis


Milan 2013: French brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec will present an aluminium sideboard for Italian furniture brand Magis plus an update to their Steelwood chair in Milan next week. (more…)

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Invisible Love Ring by Sasha Tseng

Invisible Love Ring by Sasha Tseng

Let’s talk engagement rings, people. They’re supposed to represent a promise or be a symbol of someone’s love but let’s be honest, a lot of people want a big rock on their hand to prove they’re loved. But does the size of the diamond reflect how much he/she loves you? Nope, and that’s just what Sasha Tseng of sashaPure set out to prove with the Invisible Love ring.

Invisible Love Ring by Sasha Tseng in style fashion Category

The stainless steel ring is faceted where normally a diamond would go, making the ring sparkle. So while it doesn’t have a rock, it resembles a typical engagement ring in the way it’s designed. The purpose is to show that “no material can represent devotion.”

Invisible Love Ring by Sasha Tseng in style fashion Category

Invisible Love Ring by Sasha Tseng in style fashion Category

Invisible Love Ring by Sasha Tseng in style fashion Category

Invisible Love Ring by Sasha Tseng in style fashion Category

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The Harmonic Series – Device that explores musical and visual harmony

The Harmonic Series - Device that explores musical and visual harmony

Created by Manuela Donoso and Luisa Pereira, The Harmonic Series is a collection of mechanical devices , software, sculptures and prints that explore the relationship between musical and visual harmony. Inspired by the nineteenth century mathematician Jules Lissajous who invented […]

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A History of Braun Design, Part 2: Timepieces

A Sponsored Post on the History of Braun Design

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Every student of industrial design ought study Braun’s line of timepieces. The sheer variety and innovation, on both the design and technical fronts, that the company was able to inject into something as simple as a time-telling device is staggering; Braun was obsessing over minute bevels and visual clarity years before smartphone manufacturers sought to differentiate one glass rectangle from another. The ability to so resoundingly distinguish a small circle on your wrist from other offerings on the marketplace is a testament to Braun’s unrivaled championing of industrial design. Many of the objects they created have a quality of inevitableness to them, as if they had chipped away at all distractions and arrived at a universally perfect product, with nothing anyone could possibly add–or subtract–to improve them. Yet they continually updated their offerings for more than two decades, with a deep product line-up that would keep many a design curator busy.

On the subject of curation: The fact that every industrial design student does not study Braun’s timepieces is probably because no one has compiled a comprehensive record of all of them. While we attempt to address that here, there are many models that we missed for want of images or information. The line is simply too large, the rare models too elusive. But we hope this will provide you with some sense of the deep mark that Braun made on what was formerly a staid product category.

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1971
phase 1
Dieter Rams, Dietrich Lubs

Braun’s first clock was the relatively primitive phase 1. Clearly a first effort, it gave no hint as to the breadth of design variety to come. It featured numbers printed on little plaques attached to a mechanical rotating mechanism. That being the case, the body was large while the numbers were small; a trade-off the designers would not be willing to live with for long.

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1972
phase 2
Dietrich Lubs

By 1972 they had switched over to a flip-clock mechanism, whose tighter mechanicals enabled a smaller form and a larger display. In the phase 2 we see the design team gaining mastery over the technology in order to improve the user experience. But they were not done yet; this form factor was still driven by its mechanical innards, which they would soon discard altogether. Cutting-edge technology was in the works for what would be their radical release of 1975.

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1972
phase 3
Dietrich Lubs

At the same time they put the phase 2 on the market, Braun also dipped into the analog clock pool, releasing this compact phase 3 alarm clock. It bears virtually nothing in common with the phase 1 and phase 2, despite being released at nearly the same time; but it illustrates the design team’s freedom to experiment, a characteristic Braun quality that would pay off time and again. The analog form factor would evolve into objects that collectors would treasure.

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1975
functional
Dietrich Lubs

By 1975 Braun’s gorgeous functional was ready to go. As the mechanicals were now supplanted by eletronics, it no longer featured bulky innards that needed to be stuffed into a box; Dietrich Lubs took full advantage of this, creating a clock comprised of two slim, intersecting components. The rear, horizontal portion houses the circuit boards and supports the buttons (which were raised, so they could be located in the dark). The front portion held the gas discharge display, which was angled upwards for easy legibility.

Also note the self-restraint: The sleek, black display with its slick red numbers would have looked cluttered with the white Braun logo, so instead the logo was moved behind the screen, to the top of the unit.

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Student Work – Yonatan Sheinker

Designed by Yonatan Sheinker | Country: Israel

“Identity and Packaging “Tahanat Lehem” (The Bread Mill), experimental bakery brand focusing on new and innovating breads. The bakery taking it’s values from the first entrepreneur Moses Montefiore who boldly built the first neighborhood and wind mill outside the Jerusalem walls combined with modern science and molecular gastronomy.”

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