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Raymond Loewy's Illustrative Chart Showing the Evolution of Form Factors

Cars, trains, phones, clocks, chairs, stemware, dresses, bathing suits<p>Raymond Loewy, the father of industrial design, once drew up this nifty chart …

Design Discussion: How Would You Design a Modern-Day Grandfather Clock?

Also: What does Herman Miller's son have to do with this?<p>Question: If you're re-designing an object that has a long history, do you feel compelled to …

4 defining design trends from Salone del Mobile 2018

<b>Salone Del Mobile is the biggest furniture exhibition in the world, debuting trends and designs which will make a global impact for the coming …

Milan: Looking backward

At Milan Design Week this year, nostalgia was in<p>At this year’s Milan Design Week, what’s old was new again. “It’s all about nostalgia,” says Felix Burrichter, editor-in-chief of PIN-UP magazine and a long-time observer of the international design scene.<p>And what else could you say about a fair in …

Design

Seven interiors trends we spotted at the Salone del Mobile in Milan

The design world descended on Milan last week for the 58th edition of the Salone del Mobile, the annual furniture fair that takes over the city with hundreds of installations and exhibitions showcasing the latest interior offerings, from brands both big and small. Much of the pieces on show are not …

Technically speaking: beautifully designed smart gadgets for technophobes

<i>Our bi-monthly dissection of technology happenings the world over</i><p>© TI Media Limited. Wallpaper* is part of TI Media Limited. All Rights Reserved.

When earphones and jewelry design converge

Designed to look like ornaments, rather than those Bluetooth headsets you see businesspeople and security details wearing, the OD Earphones are truly …

10 of the most inventive IKEA furniture hacks

As Tom Dixon launches his collection of "authorised hacks" for IKEA, which allow customers to customise their furniture, here's a look at the best …

Look at how cool these specs are!

With Warby Parker locations popping up all over the world, it’s no surprise that small eyewear vendors are going out of business. What’s more …

Wireless communication without social addiction

You can’t put a price on the safety and ease of communication between a parent and child. And with smartphones so easily accessible, that’s precisely …

The Smart Kitchen: The Next Big Hope for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is a boon for businesses striving to be more sustainable, but at-home IOT is exhibiting worrying signs of stalling. Could the …

Smart Homes

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

A framework for measuring design maturity – UX Collective

If we want design to be at the core of the business, we need to know how to evaluate its maturity.<p>If you ask any modern CEO, they will say that <b>design</b> …

UX Design

Magpie is a tiny GPS tracker for kids, dogs, or luggage that will work anywhere in the world

The GPS tracker is only about an inch in diameter and syncs with an Android or iOS app. It's waterproof, and it can be attached to everyday items — like keys, wallets, or laptops — or to a pet's collar or child's backpack.<p>There are a lot of GPS trackers on the market, many of which are about the …

Crowd Funding

Warren Buffett's investment in tech marks beginning of smart jewelry

Warren Buffet is the third richest man in the world, and it was recently revealed that he has started investing in wearable technologies. The savvy …

Hands-on w/ Google’s Jacquard fabric & the Levi’s Commuter jacket [Gallery + Video]

Google’s Project Jacquard touch-sensitive fabric was first shown at I/O 2015, and now the first tangible product to include the tech is closer than ever to actually shipping. Levi’s and Google decided to take up residence just around the corner from the Austin Convention Center this week at SXSW, …

Wearable Tech

The Fascinating and Humble History of the NATO Watch Strap

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Whether or not you know …

Smartwatches

MMT E-Strap Smart Module Watch Straps

If you’re not familiar with Swiss MMT, they’re the folks behind the smartwatch technology in the connected watches from Alpina and Frederique …

The Girl Behind The Sparkle-Shooting Prosthetic Arm Is Just Getting Started

After her 3D-printed glitter cannon gained nationwide attention, 11-year-old Jordan Reeves helps make an entirely new kind of prosthetic.<p>While showing off the sparkle-shooting prosthetic arm that made her an internet sensation, 11-year-old Jordan Reeves has a glitter emergency.<p>Over video chat from …

Fjord Trends 2017

Twelve months of research, 1000+ cups of coffee, and probably an entire forest worth of Post-its (don’t worry—we recycle). That’s what it took for us to compile our Trends 2017 report, which offers an in-depth look at the eight most important developments we believe will influence and impact design …

Trends

Toms-branded Apple Watch bands are for when you want to look like a woke bae

Toms, the brand behind those heinous yet popular slip-on shoes, is releasing Apple Watch bands. Similarly to the shoes, a purchase of a watch band results in Toms doing something good for people around the world. The company says it’ll provide one year of solar light to someone in need with each …

Lego Meets Velcro In This Clever Apple Watch Strap

Designed by Benjamin Hubert at Layer, Labb is made of a stylish new material that could also make belts, jewelry, and purses easier to fasten.<p>It’s surprisingly hard to design a watch band that’s perfect for everyone. Leather watchbands might feel good against the skin, but since they close like a …

This Sock Grants Sensation to Prosthetic Feet

Prosthetic technology is rapidly evolving with mind-controlled robotic limbs and personalized 3D prosthetics, but there isn’t a way to affordably …

10 Suede Straps Perfect for Your Vintage Watch

Supple, textured and rustic, suede is a fantastic material used on some of our favorite jackets, shoes, bags and even caps. The material is equally …

Clothing

Tiny wearable device changes color to indicate UV light exposure

Wearable devices are getting smarter, and have already ventured beyond recording just the steps we take to tackle other metrics, like heart rate and …

A Wristband For Prosthetic Hands Lets Amputees Swipe, Click, And Zoom

The typical language of human-computer interaction falls short for amputees. Three design students think they have a solution.<p>The vast majority of digital interfaces, from touch screens to keyboards and mouses, are built to be operated by two organic hands. So for amputees, the lack of fine motor …

The Complete Guide to Caring For Your Watch

In <i>some</i> ways, a watch is like a puppy: both are great to have and exciting to pick out, but they do require a fair bit of responsibility and work. For …

Watches

10 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Carol Broadbent and Tom Hogan are the founders and principals of Crowded Ocean, a Silicon Valley marketing agency that has launched over 35 startups, with 10 of those companies being either acquired or going public.</i><p>Having launched over 35 startups in our decade of operation, we’ve …

Designer shows us the future of mass personalisation?

419shares<p>Designer Reza Ali has set out to help the world create extravagant new 3D designs directly in their browser. Is this what the future of mass …

A First Look at the Revived Nike Air Zoom Chalapuka Sneaker

Debuted during Rochambeau’s 2017 Spring/Summer Collection.<p>Nike debuted a new sneaker silhouette at Rochambeau’s runway show at New York Fashion Week: …