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Liquid to Light! Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim.

Liquid to Light!

The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space. Designer: Ed Chew. Rocketship - Industrial & Product Design - Process. Timeless Beautiful Industrial Design by Braun GmbH. Braun GmbH, formerly Braun AG, is a German consumer products company based in Kronberg, Germany.

Timeless Beautiful Industrial Design by Braun GmbH

From the mid-1950s, the Braun brand was closely linked with the concept of German modern industrial design and its combination of functionality and technology. In 1956, Braun created its first design department, headed by Dr. Fritz Eichler, who instituted a collaboration with the Ulm School of Design to develop a new product line. Amazing pieces of industrial design that still today remain fresh, true classics that have survived the test of time. In 1956 the company introduced its famous SK4 record player (‘Snow White’s Coffin’), designed by a youthful Dieter Rams together with the pioneer of system design Hans Gugelot.

Rams soon became the most influential designer at Braun and he served as head of design for Braun for nearly 30 years. Click here to see more tutorials for graphic designer and some helpful wordpress cheatsheets. Pop-up Bedside Table Is Another Reason Not To Get Your Butt Out Of Bed. Gear : Design Magazine. Bodum Coffee & Tea Maker by Sunny Ting Wai Wong & Yanko Design. Coffee Lab The Bodum Coffee & Tea Maker is unlike any I’ve seen before.

Bodum Coffee & Tea Maker by Sunny Ting Wai Wong & Yanko Design

A borosilicate glass reservoir & beverage filter are integrated as detachable modules, making the coffee or tea completely spill-proof. The engagement of brewing process is revealed in one central, elegant device. A new chapter in both coffee & tea culture! Designer: Sunny Ting Wai Wong. 30 Bizarre and Creative Packaging Design Examples. Inspiration November 1, 2010 One of the things that identifies the image of a product is its packaging. Few elements like striking graphics, attractive colors, and unusual shapes are carefully thought of to come up with packaging design that catches the attention of the consumers. The Wood Database - StumbleUpon. Modern Single Handle Waterfall Bathroom Vanity Vessel Sink LED Faucet, Chrome: Home Improvement. Industrial Design in the Design Directory. Product Design Served: The Best in Industrial Design Articles in July.

Blog: Understanding Industrial Design. Black Labels, Bright Lights: 5 DIY Wine Bottle Lamp Projects. Admire the label art, open the bottle, drink the wine, put a stopper in, then consume the rest later … and then what?

Black Labels, Bright Lights: 5 DIY Wine Bottle Lamp Projects

While a true collector might still keep the empty glass around, most of us then dispose of the leftover container and move on. Here are some illuminating reasons to think twice before recycling them right away. (Instructions for the above DIY outdoor wine bottle wooden-wall torch at Design Sponge). More than decor, candles can add nice mood lighting to a space – particularly when filtered through dark greens and browns of a glass wine bottle. Probably for safety reasons you do not find many home bottle cutter kits these days unless they are vintage/used ones – but find one and you can make any kind of customized, personalized, faux-engraved gift you want as the pictures above illustrate. These sound a bit complex, right? Faucet that allows only 1 liter of water - Seoul Colors - StumbleUpon.

1ℓimit faucet doesn’t necessarily changes how we physically interact with faucets but will definitely impact our behavior and environmental awareness when using water. Designers Yonggu Do, Dohyung Kim & Sewon Oh realized that we use approximately 6 liters of water per second and came up with a much more environmentally friendly faucet design that allows the user to use only 1 liter of water before it is refilled. Although the water is refilled whenever the user closes the faucet, it still effectively transforms our behavior when spending water and creates environmental awareness by forcing this “1 limit”. via Yanko. The Bend - Modern electric Moped - Erik Askin : The Method Case. Posted on July 20, 2011 by Themethodcase The Bend is a modern electric moped which offers urban dwellers the riding experience of a motorcycle with the ownership experience of a bicycle.

The Bend - Modern electric Moped - Erik Askin : The Method Case

With the Bend we looked to revitalize the moped with a modern electric drivetrain and materials, while still evoking the style and emotion of the past. Mopeds, which are traditionally powered by 50cc 2 stroke motors and have pedals, were popular during the 70′s and 80′s during the oil crisis. Utilizing a rear electric hub from an ebike and lithium ion battery, we created a vehicle that was both fun and efficient. When we approached this project, we immersed ourselves in bike, moped, and motorcycle culture talking to riders, riding different types of vehicles, and observing what worked and what didn’t.

One to one drawings, ergo jigs, and full scale card board mock-ups helped us justify our design decisions and helped form the final design. Team: Erik Askin – Brian Mitchell – Eric Peloquin.