Adrian Choong

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15 Latest and Best Loading Animations to Make User Enjoy Waiting

Nowadays, since internet speed has been highly improved, people can smoothly open a website/app within seconds and get their desired information …

UI Design

Glowforge opens public orders for its desktop 3D laser cutter

Hardware startup Glowforge, which makes a desktop laser cutter and engraver for home or office use, has finally opened up sales to the general public.<p>The maker-targeted device, which can ‘print’ (read: engrave/laser cut) a variety of materials including leather, wood, acrylic, glass, and even the …

Muraka Underwater Hotel Suite

Forget over the water bungalows. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort is flipping the script with the first underwater villa. Like sleeping in a …

Living Rooms

Google’s Ivy Ross On The Future Of Industrial Design

The mastermind behind Google’s push into gadgets talks to us about where they’re going next.<p>The company that’s creating the most beautiful hardware in the world is no longer Apple. It’s not Samsung. And it’s not even Microsoft, either. It’s Google, with its new line of cloth-covered speakers, …

Product Design

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Artist Transforms Discarded Aluminum Cans Into Incredible Hand-Sculpted Art

Detroit-born artist Noah Deledda turns trash into treasure by transforming old aluminum cans into sculptures. Made entirely by hand, the artist uses his thumb to create dents and creases in the disposable object’s surface, resulting in incredible three-dimensional sculptures adorned in flawless, …

Art

Review: Naim Audio Uniti Atom

While many of the companies wheeling and dealing in the digital music space are modern creations, built around customized chips and wireless …

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

The art of speaker design, explained by a master

Designing speakers is a juggling act, says ELAC’s Andrew Jones.<p>I've had a number of chats with ELAC's Andrew Jones about speaker design over the years. He started out as a research engineer for KEF in 1983, then moved to Infinity and Pioneer, the latter where he was chiefly responsible for their …

Audiophile

This video is a beautiful reminder to look up at the Moon

‘It changes your perspective of things here on Earth.’<p>One night in February of 2017, Wylie Overstreet wheeled his telescope out in the street of a residential neighborhood in Los Angeles to observe the Moon. Within a couple of hours, more than 20 people had walked up to him to take a look. A young …

What is the Best Camera and Lenses for Street Photography?

Dear friend,Here are my personal recommendations for the best cameras and lenses for street photography:1. RICOH GR IISmall is beautiful: RICOH GR II …

Cameras

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

Italian Food

The robot dogs I have loved the most

A brief history of friends<p>I’ve never been much of a gadget blogger. My entries on <i>The Verge’s</i> <i>Circuit Breaker</i> have been met with sentiments ranging from “is this a joke?” to “I have difficulties getting your writing style” to “this is why I swiped left on you on Tinder,” which was deleted by the …

Reinventing The Piano–As A Piece Of Modern Furniture

The design of the Roland Kiyola piano, now available at MoMA, was inspired by Scandinavian furniture.<p>From the showstopping grand pianos to the boxy, modest uprights, the design of the piano has hardly evolved from its roots in 18th century Italy. It’s often the centerpiece of a room, and when not …

EDC: Resin

Nixon Regulus Watch ($150). <br>Zero Tolerance Knife ($175). <br>The Ridge Wallet ($115).<p><i>Presented by Nixon.</i>

Thinking Of Studying Industrial Design?

Studying design at University is a big decision. I was invited to give a talk at the V&A Museum in London to share my thoughts on design as a career …

Prototyping and play: Innovation through playful interaction

By connecting creativity and play to work, we lower the barrier to experimentation, failing forward, and ultimately innovation.The post Prototyping …

Product Design

Man comes up with genius way to deal with hole in office wall

Art, as they say, is subjective. Whether it’s Michelangelo’s David, or a painting of dogs playing poker, not everyone is going to enjoy the same …

Are Standing Desks The Biggest Sham Ever?

Scientific evidence show that standing desks can adversely affect your body and cognitive abilities.<p>Standing desks. Media and fans raved about them, even though little solid scientific evidence supports their alleged ergonomic and health benefits. In fact, many scientific studies show that they …

Western Australia

Carmakers granted a delay in adding mandatory noise to EVs

A change is also being considered that would let drivers select from different sounds<p>Carmakers have successfully lobbied the US government to push back the enforcement of a rule that requires hybrid and electric vehicles to emit a noise when traveling under 19 miles per hour. Originally slated to …

This Board Game Is Like Fantasy Baseball For Design

Every April, the design cognoscenti flocks to Milan Design Week to uncover the latest. For everyone else, there’s now this board game.<p>Every April, the international design cognoscenti descends on Milan, Italy, for the city’s design week—the world’s largest and longest-standing festival for design. …

Nokia’s banana phone from The Matrix is back

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone<p>Back in 1999, Keanu Reeves was famous for playing Neo in <i>The Matrix</i>, and not for looking sad on a bench. Nokia was also the “world’s leading mobile phone supplier” back then, and it used this popularity to feature its Nokia 8110 “banana phone” in <i>The</i> …

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 …

Google is bringing ARCore out of beta and launching Lens search on more phones

Google is bringing its augmented reality system ARCore out of beta with new features, and it’s making its Lens visual search tool part of Google Photos on all phones. Today, ARCore 1.0 launches on all Google Pixel phones, all recent Samsung flagship phones, the Android O version of LG’s V30 and V30 …

Augmented Reality

Forget the Fidget Spinner, Meet the Fidget Pen

The person who invented the fidget spinner must have been distracted with they were designing. After all, how is someone who struggles with focus …

Technically speaking: meet the audio designers making visual impact in 2018

As portable speakers get smaller, headphones get beefier and radios get artificially intelligent, the burdens upon audio designers are becoming increasingly complex. They must balance visual aesthetic, connectivity and sound quality in ever more intricate ways.<p>Its a delicate balancing act that …

Bang & Olufsen will help you turn classic speakers into smart ones

A DIY option for audio nerds<p>Bang & Olufsen has partnered with HiFiBerry to launch a new DIY open-source product that’ll help you upgrade your vintage speakers and turn them into wireless ones. The Beocreate 4 Channel Amplifier is a combination board that’s designed for music playback with passive …

Ikea shares early look at its portable party collection with Teenage Engineering

Coming February 2019<p>Last year, Ikea announced it was collaborating with Teenage Engineering to create a line of products called FREKVENS (which translates to “frequency”) “in order to throw a really good music party wherever you are.” Now, Ikea has just shared the first look on Instagram of some …

Web Development

3Doodler’s new kit lets kids draw bodies for robotic insects

We’re already seeing a bunch of STEM toys pop up in the days leading up to Toy Fair 2018, and WobbleWorks, makers of the 3D-printing pen 3Doodler, is throwing its hat into the ring. The company is launching the 3Doodler Start STEM series kits, which includes a range of activity kits that let you …

Kids