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What's Next For Apple Design, From The Guy Who Hired Jonathan Ive

Robert Brunner, who gave Ive his first Apple job, discusses the designer's new C-suite role—and why it matters.

Earlier this week, we reported that Apple created a new senior management position for esteemed designer Jonathan Ive, freeing him up to pursue big-picture projects while cementing his …

Jonathan Ive

A Camera Bag with Camera-Inspired Hardware

As a product designer, it seems crazy to me that no one's really figured out the SLR camera lens cap thing. Which is to say, where do you put the cap …

Cameras

A ladder to make neighbors jealous

You’ve probably played the board game Snakes and Ladders before. Here’s a ladder with a new personality. It can coil up like a snake.!
Now luckily it …

Neighbors

Students Transform Italian Furniture Scraps Into Stylish Accessories

Parsons students reinterpret Poltrona Frau leather scraps into bike seats and headphone holders.

Italian furniture makers Poltrona Frau recently launched an initiative to cut down on waste. The company, known for its sleek leather furniture, has asked students at Parsons School of Design to create …

Furniture

Watch a pro racer do real-world drifting wearing an Oculus Rift

As publicity stunts go, Virtual Drift is a pretty complicated one. Here’s how it works: start with a driver from Formula D, a professional drift racing league. Build him an absurdly heavy custom helmet with an Oculus Rift instead of a visor. Wire his car up with a directional sensor and a server. On …

Virtual Reality

Old Coffee Grounds Turned Into Mugs (For Drinking More Coffee, Of Course)

Use your old coffee grounds to drink more coffee.

We drink 500 billion cups of coffee globally each year. Think of how many coffee grounds that entails—and how many of those grounds end up in a landfill.

German designer Julian Lechner has invented a new strategy for keeping grounds out of the trash. …

Coffee Brewing

The New Camaro Features a Clever Design for HVAC Controls

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I haven't owned a car in nearly ten years, so everything I drive is either a rental or a ZipCar. And when you get into an unfamiliar car for …

Chevrolet Camaro

These Incredibly Thin, Simple Headphones Don't Use Any Wires

Headphones using printed electronics, designed by Maxime Loiseau, are made of only eight parts.

Traditionally, making headphones is a complex process. The devices are commonly made up of at least 50 parts, and the production process is lengthy. But a new kind of headphones, created using a technique …

Headphones

Mercedes and Lufthansa create ultimate luxury airplane

Flying in style for most people means an upgrade to first class. But for the super rich, flying in style means plush white leather seats, where the term "leg room" has lost its meaning.

In a collaboration between luxury car company Mercedes-Benz and airline Lufthansa Technik, the two German …

Aeronautics

Your Kitchen Could Soon Have an Affordable 3D Food Printer

3D printing has rapidly been growing and becoming more accessible to any ol’ average or curious user of the machines. The latest step in the three-dimensional production world is the introduction of an affordable and easy-to-use machine called Bocusini. This device could turn any novice chef into a …

3D Printing

Leano Portable Chair by Nik Lorbeg

We zip-line through life stopping only to click pictures of nature’s abundant beauty for our Instagram. No one pauses to stare at the sunset anymore. …

Furniture

Meet Light Phone, the phone that can save you from your smartphone

The Light Phone pictured above is a phone I’d like to use on a daily basis. It’s got no touchscreen display, no texting apps, no games and no …

Phones

Exciting images from ‘Golden Age of Auto Design’ we almost didn’t get to see

The concept artists who envisioned the future of the automobile created edgy, forward-thinking illustrations knowing their works might never be seen — and would likely get destroyed.

But some of the forward-looking art created during Detroit’s “Golden Age of Automotive Design” made it outside …

Art

Is the Apple Watch secretly waterproof?

The Apple Watch is water-resistant and Apple CEO Tim Cook even says he showers with his on. But can you actually take it for a swim without destroying its complex circuitry? The answer isn't so clear.

A number of video tests suggest the Apple Watch is more water-resistant than Apple is letting …

Apple Watch

Philips Echo Radio Concept by Dhaneesh P

Take a good look around you and I bet you won’t find a spot for a radio. With apps on Smartphones, do we really have a place for these long forgotten …

Timing Tap by Chako T Kalacherry

Are you one of those people who hates touching the faucet after you’ve washed your hands? Mind you, it’s a little OCD, but totally makes sense …

OCD

X-Drone Quadcopter by Avi Cohen

There are many drones on the market, but this might be the last one you need! The X-Drone features many of the top features that recreational and …

Use the energy from the sun to clean your pool. With the Robotic Solar Pool Skimmer, you’ll be able to remove leaves, dust, organic material and debris fro

Use the energy from the sun to clean your pool. With the Robotic Solar Pool Skimmer, you’ll be able to remove leaves, dust, organic material and …

Renewable Energy

Bruno : Smart Trashcan and Floor Level Vacuum System in One

Bruno is a combination of a trash can and a vacuum, its floor level vacuum system eliminates the need to bend over or the use of dust pan. Due to …

Trash

The Roomba's Cofounder Just Launched a Consumer Camera Drone

A new challenger has emerged in the consumer camera drone fight to take a slice of the market currently dominated by Chinese manufacturer DJI. It’s a …

Robots

Apple Watch’s hidden port can be used for charging

Apple Watch owners may have noticed there’s a tiny port hidden inside the groove of the bottom band connector. Before the watch’s release there was some speculations whether the port just be used for diagnostics, but the Reserve Strap have discovered third-parties can use it to recharge the …

Apple Watch

RV2 : A V2 Engined Superbike by Eyal Melnick

RV2 is a concept motorcycle built around the idea of lack a traditional chassis, a Monocoque structure. The top part of the bike is a carbon fiber …

Carbon Fiber

Cracking down on police brutality? There’s an app for that

Whichever side of the political equation you fall, there’s no denying that complaints about police brutality are all over the news at the moment.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California thinks its got the solution, however: a new Mobile Justice CA app, designed to help individuals …

Policing

The Disappearing Screen is Here

Remember the old rear-projection TV your grandparents had? The HTD -01 Concept is based on this outdated technology, but uses state-of-the-art …

Grandparents

Tilt-Lock Hand Saw Features Compact Design and Double-Edged Blade

Tilt-Lock Hand Saw design was born out of the idea of creating compact hand saw with double-edged blade. You can read the designer’s explanation …

Wood Grain

Feelreal Virtual Reality Helmet Lets You Feel And Smell The Action (video)

Anyone looking for a more immersive gameplay environment is sure to be interested in a new virtual reality helmet created by Feelreal, that has been …

Virtual Reality

Meet an Industrial Designer Who Ditched ID for Something Better

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Ben Cramp is a man who had a career in industrial design, and ditched it—twice. The lure of the shop was too strong to keep him behind a …

Industrial Design

A Pen that Lets You Draw with Wine, Beer, Tea and More

Industrial designer Jessica Chan was working on a sustainable printer concept when she made an interesting discovery: "I learned that inks—even those …

Beer