ANZ GAYTM: Back and shinier than ever.

Paul Advertisting, Product Design

Though occasionally attracting criticism for stereotyping, the GAYTM project has been widely praised. Brands jumping on the Pride bandwagon are a familiar sight these days but five years ago, when the ANZ bank first started supporting Sydney’s Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, not so much. This year’s Sydney Mardi Gras on March 3 is the first since Australia’s yes vote …

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer.

Paul A bit of info..., Design, Product Design, Tech

WHAT’S LIFE REALLY LIKE DESIGNING FOR APPLE? AN ALUM SHARES WHAT HE LEARNED DURING HIS SEVEN YEARS IN CUPERTINO. Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s own employees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design studios. So we’re left piecing together interviews, or outright speculating about how Apple does it and what …

Total Lockdown

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What’s worse than a stolen bike? Finding out that you don’t have enough fare to get home! The Transit Bicycle Lock and Carrier system will ensure that no one will steal your precious cycle and get you home safe and sound. The carrier is an added bonus! Hit the jump to know how it works.  

STACT Wine Wall

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STACT is a modular design that stores wine in both a useful and attractive way. The product consists of individual panels with cut-outs for inserting an aluminum mount that cradles the bottles with minimal material support. Panels are mounted directly on walls, and by being butted together can be extended to any desired length and height. The play of panels, …

Lumio – Book Lamp

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  I find this item to be absolutely delightful (and not only because of my book fetish). Ideal for small and dynamic urban dwellings, Lumio by Max Gunawan is a portable, rechargeable, and powerful little light. Disguised as a book, it unfolds to reveal a warm high-performing LED lamp. You can take it with you to bed, outside of your apartment, …

‘Roadless’: Ackeem Ngwenya’s Amazing All-Terrain Shape-Shifting Wheel Design

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The phrase goes that one oughtn’t reinvent the wheel, yet we’ve seen countless examples of people trying, from square to hubless to powered. The latest wheel reinvention to make the, er, rounds comes from Ackeem Ngwenya, a student of Innovation Design Engineering at London’s RCA. Ngwenya’s designed something that looks simultaneously nutty and completely feasible: A shape-shifting wheel he’s calling …

Apple’s Gorgeous Mac Pro Production Methods Video: Impact Extrusion, CNC Milling, Anodizing and More

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Back in June, we wondered how Apple’s then-forthcoming tube-shaped Mac Pro was manufactured. Following a tip from Don Lehman, we learned it was the process known as impact extrusion, and we assembled a bunch of clips to show you the process. Well, turns out Apple has put together their own video showing the actual Mac Pro as it goes from …

Triple the Awesome

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From the creators of the nCycle comes the nThree – the latest challenge in efficient, affordable urban mobility. The single-seater trike’s shape takes influence from the toucan bird, applying the same structural qualities to achieve a lightweight, yet incredibly strong outer shell. This lightness, in combination with electric power delivered to the rear wheel, make it able to zip around …

The Family that Cooks Together, Stays Together

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Everyone remembers the first time Mom & Dad let them give a hand in the kitchen! The Make: Family Cooking concept aims brings the whole family together to participate in cooking with an easy-to-use E-ink system. The cutting board serves as both a place to dice food and as a display for step-by-step instructions and recipes. Simply follow the directions …

Not your mother’s moped.

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Though it’s almost 130 years old, the Piaggio brand is renowned for transportation that’s just plain different. The Piaggio PAM expands on this with a partially enclosed structure filled with smart-features like calibrated seat adjustment, photovoltaic solar energy-harvesting material, a HUD windshield, GPS navigation and even safety airbags. Like Piaggio’s MP3 scooter, the PAM also uses 3 wheels for added …

Product Design: Eames Chairs

Paul Interior Design, Product Design

By Gisele Muller on Aug 22, 2013 Eames designs are certainly iconic. Everyone of us know at least two or three of their famous chairs. I would even risk saying that most of us dream about having a nice Eames in our offices or living rooms. Charles and Ray Eames definitely made major contributions to modern furniture and architecture, specially if we …

Solar Powered Window Socket

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This clever electrical outlet is powered by solar energy. The socket simply attaches via a suction plate to any window, allowing you to charge any small electrical device. The concept was designed by Kyuho Song and Boa Oh. The Window Socket pulls solar power to an internal battery, which can be either used immediately or saved for use during night …

What an extinguisher should be…

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We generally imagine fire extinguishers as large, bulky, single-use items kept behind safety glass. Though they’re built for emergency situations, they’re ironically not something you’re able to keep very handy. This design by Philip Andersson, however, solves the portability problem with a compact unit that can be held in one hand. Durable, lightweight, & easy to pack, it’s perfect for …

Handmade wooden keyboards are customizable at a pop-up shop in Ginza

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A pop-up shop in Tokyo’s Ginza district allows visitors to put the finishing touches on handmade wooden tech accessories. This week the French design company Orée introduces their portable wireless keyboard to Japan in their first open workshop of this kind. Otherwise available for purchase online, the pop-up shop allows customers the opportunity to customize their keyboard with a choice …

Furniture – Biomorphic Foam Forms

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    Slashed sofa and ottoman, upholstered foam, stainless steel frame (above) At One seat, timber frame, foam, velvet and sheet latex (following)       Hybreeds, a collection of vintage furniture frames and biomorphic foam forms     Blo Lamp – hand blown glass, LEDs, stainless steel stand, concrete base (following)   All by UK industrial designer / artist …