U. Maasmeier

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These efficient modern prefabs raise the bar for shipping container homes

Delivered in 10 weeks<p>In our roundup of eco-friendly prefab homes you can buy right now, one of the newest companies featured is Honomobo, based in the Canadian province of Alberta. Launched last spring, the company builds modern homes, offices, studios, multi-family complexes, and more out of …

Prefab Homes

Ready to Live in Home for Under £40k

Forget what you already know about modular architecture because this project by Germany's <i>THULE Blockhaus</i> is a genuine game changer!<p>Simply called …

The Trials Of Packaging A Product For The Apple Store

Not just any box can grace an Apple Store. Here is one startup’s story.<p>“It’s a pain in the ass,” Marc Barros says with a laugh. This week, Barros’s products will appear on the coveted shelves of Apple’s U.S. retail stores. Originally funded through two successful Kickstarter campaigns that started …

Prefab Housing Customized By Residents Sprouts Up in the U.K.

Folks got to specify the number of bedrooms, whether the home will be open-plan or partitioned, and more<p>In Manchester, England, prefab modular construction has been employed in an inventive new housing development where incoming residents got to customize floor plans for individual units. For …

Lera Moiseeva's Ray chair references the shapes of plants and trees

<b>Stockholm 2016:</b> Russian designer Lera Moiseeva has created a tubular steel chair that is shaped to mimic the way plants grow.<p>Moiseeva based her Ray …

Designshop uses metal and brick to clad rural Tennessee home

Memphis-based firm Designshop has added orange accents to the protruding window shades of this house in Tennessee, bringing pops of colour to its …

Furniture and lighting design is "saturated" says Benjamin Hubert

<b>Design Indaba 2016:</b> industrial designer Benjamin Hubert has explained why he shifted his energy away from furniture design, saying "everyone seems to …

Los Angeles unveils logo to accompany 2024 Olympic bid

The logo to support Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid features a multicoloured angel-like figure in reference to the city's name (+ movie).<p>The logo of a …

Synology DSM 6.0: Cloud Station Backup sichert den PC

Wer ein Synology NAS hat, der wird bald schon die finale Version 6.0 des DiskStation Managers in den Händen halten können. Cloud Station Backup ist …

IMM 2016: New Talent Steals the Show at IMM Cologne

IMM Cologne is a vast show, but I always head straight to the Pure Talents section: both the Pure Talents Contest (previously known as the D3 …

interview with jasper morrison, A&W designer of the year 2016 at imm cologne

<b>interview with jasper morrison, A&W designer of the year 2016 at imm cologne</b> <br>portrait © designboom<p><b>the A&W designer of the year award has become</b> …

World News

A sound theory about why Apple’s intention to kill the headphone jack is brilliant

If recent rumors are to be believed, Apple is about to do something that will make a lot of users very angry: remove the standard headphone jack from …

Start As Amateurs

“Very few people have the humility to start as amateurs. They procrastinate doing the work they want in the name of perfectionism. You know these …

Richard Sapper

Industrial designer who added flair and elegance to engineering skill<p>The industrial designer Richard Sapper, who has died aged 83, combined the rationality and technical virtuosity of German design and engineering with the flair and elegance of Italian styling. In a 60-year career, he applied his …

Industrial Designer

Zeiss Announces Brand New Lenses for the iPhone

In one of the cooler announcements for CES 2016, Zeiss is getting into the mobile phone lens game with a brand new suite of lenses that they’re …

CES

clever combophotos by stephen mcmennamy tie two mismatched pictures into one

jan 06, 2016<p><b>clever combophotos by stephen mcmennamy tie two mismatched pictures into one</b> <br>all images courtesy of stephen mcmennamy<p>first concocted by a …

Art

Industrial designer Richard Sapper dies aged 83

German industrial designer Richard Sapper, who created iconic products for brands including Alessi, Knoll and IBM, has died aged 83.<p>Sapper died on 31 …

a building for bus drivers in amsterdam by benthem crouwel

<b>benthem crouwel completes a building for bus drivers at amsterdam centraal</b><br>all images © jannes linders<p><b>in amsterdam’s central bus station, local</b> …

Amsterdam

Martino Gamper's St Mark chair for Moroso is designed to be made from different materials

<b>Movie:</b> in our next exclusive movie for Moroso, Italian designer Martino Gamper explains how he designed his St Mark stacking chair to unify the …

How Apple’s super-secret Industrial Design team really works

<i>This feature is adapted from my book,</i> Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products. <i>It offers a rare look inside one of Apple’s most secretive institutions: the Industrial Design studio.</i><p>Where do Apple’s great products come from?<p>For the last 18 years — since Steve Jobs returned to the …

Mobile Payment in Deutschland: Warum Apple und Google den Markt unter sich aufteilen werden

Stell dir vor, man kann mit dem Smartphone an der Kasse im Handel bezahlen und keiner nutzt es. Eine Bestandsanalyse zur Mobile-Payment-Situation in …

Colorful Tile That Can Create Various Patterns by Rotating It

Design studio Dsignio has come out with a new tile for Harmony-Peronda that lets you play around with the design simply by rotating the tile. A …

Nendo adds antique-style watch hands to TAG Heuer's Carrera racing timepiece

Prolific Japanese studio Nendo has created a new edition of Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer's Carrera model that features ornate red hands.<p>Nendo's …

panasonic's minimal washing machine collects 2015 g-mark japan GOOD DESIGN best 100 award

<b>panasonic’s minimal washing machine collects 2015 g-mark japan GOOD DESIGN best 100 award</b><br>all images courtesy of panasonic<p><b>japan GOOD DESIGN award:</b> …

Washing Machines

Amazon Prime Video Coming to New Apple TV Possibly Within a 'Few Weeks'

Last month, Amazon removed all Apple TV and Chromecast product listings from its website because the devices do not offer its Prime Video streaming service, which the online retailer said may cause confusion for customers. Nearly a month later, the new Apple TV remains unavailable on Amazon, but …

Smart TV

anna marinenko hand-knits ohhio chunky wool collection

<b>anna marinenko hand-knits ohhio chunky wool collection without using needles</b><br>all images courtesy of ohhio<p>ohhio is a design studio focused on creating …

Clothing

Muji Unveils A Trio Of Tiny Prefab Houses (Cue Envy)

For Tokyo Design Week, Japanese mega retailer Muji invited celebrated designers Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, and Naoto Fukasawa to envision cozy escapes from the city hustle.<p>Holding true to Muji’s philosophy of “just enough” design, the three huts are modest, outfitted with the basics, and …

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Mathematiker: Ohne George Boole hätten wir heute kein Smartphone<p><i>Cork/Hamburg</i> Der vor 200 Jahren geborene Mathematiker George Boole entwickelte …

Superior silicon: How Apple is beating chipmakers at their own game

Apple is a phenomenal company. Its market capital nearly doubles its next closest rival, Google, and it profits are the third greatest of any company …

iPhone 5