Niels van Valburg

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HUB: All Your Kitchen Appliances in One Device

With the amount of waste produced in the US, the goal of this project was to design a product platform that demonstrates product longevity by …

Rudolph with shiny antlers!

Wait, don’t go anywhere! You’re at the perfect place to be for the holiday season! Need to spice up your interiors with some of them Yuletide …

Volvo Is Designing the Autonomous Car That Could Eliminate All Traffic Deaths

As usual, traffic was apocalyptic on the 10 Freeway. So I cued up the <i>Master of None</i> episode I didn’t finish the night before, pulled out the Greek …

Los Angeles

E-Board of the Future

EXO (an abbreviation of “exoskeleton”) denotes the aesthetic behind this E-Boards skeletal construction. Taking the interpretation of a personal …

Production Methods: Friction Drilling

Dull bit? No problem; that's the point<p>When drilling holes through metal, you always dial the speed down on your drill or drill press compared to what …

Woodworking

Japanese Woodworking Madness: A Three-Way Wood Joint

Imagine cutting this thing out by hand<p>Shinobu Kobayashi is a Japanese woodworker based in Australia, currently studying Scandinavian techniques in …

Eff You See Eye (fUCI) Bike by Robert Egger

<b>Eff You See Eye (fUCI) Bike</b> is a Robert Egger side project, a unique concept bike that doesn’t want to be restricted in terms of design. As …

Workspace Challenge Photo Contest, 2nd Place: Samantha Creeger, ID Student

This senior ID student at ISU shows us not one, but three workspaces<p><i>Second place in our Workspace Challenge Photo Contest goes to ID student Samantha</i> …

Zootiliy Tools’ WildCard Wallet Knife

One of the lightest and thinnest bladed-multitools available—at 1.1oz and 2.0mm thick—the WildCard offers more than a bottle-opener, ruler, prybar and a 2X slotted screwdriver. In fact, it's a super-durable credit card-sized Fly Off Blade and it makes a traditional pocketknife look near-childish. A …

Aperture Wrench : Modern Adjustable Wrench by Jordan Steranka

<b>Aperture Wrench</b> is a modern adjustable wrench with special designed jaw to fit a wide range of nut sizes. Inspired by the apertures in cameras, this …

Help from above

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it superman? No. It’s superman’s equivalent, though. The JCB 4RS is an emergency response vehicle designed to be …

Translucent Glass Sculptures That Beautifully Fragment Color and Light

Inspired by his fascination with cell division, artist Jiyong Lee has created incredible glass sculptures that represent this scientific process. As onlookers move around Lee's creations, the light plays off of the glass, transforming the works of art into astonishing new forms. On the surface, the …

Time Capsule Concept Watch by Vladimer Kobakhidze

<b>Time Capsule concept watch</b> is ongoing project created by an industrial designer, Vladimer Kobakhidze. It is an interaction between time and space …

All Aboard!

Now here’s something you don’t see often. Ships and ferrying vehicles aren’t your typical luxury transport machines. No one, therefore thinks of …

Rising Shell : Decorative Wooden Fruit Bowl by Robert van Embricqs

The newest addition to the Rising line has arrived: the Rising Shell. This decorative fruit bowl adds an exciting, new dimension to the Rising …

Furniture

The 'Cowboy Bebop' Score Is Still the Coolest Anime Soundtrack Ever

Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts gave 'Cowboy Bebop' the key ingredient to make it one of the best anime series of all time.<p><i>A version of this article originally appeared on Noisey.</i><p><i>Cowboy Bebop</i>. Uttering those two words to casual and diehard anime fans alike often elicits an enthusiastic response. Since …

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 …

Flotspotting: Leatherman Industrial Designer Kenny Lohr's Multi-Tool Renderings

A Wacom, Photoshop and CAD underlays make these renderings pop<p>Later this year Leatherman will be releasing the Signal, a multi-tool specifically …

Ice Ice Baby

Making ice cubes is a childish yet fun chore. The chore is the part where you fill up the ice tray. You always have to wipe up afterwards. Not only …

Industrial Design

The Healthy Handle

At first glance, Impulse might appear to be just like any other umbrella, but take a look at its handle and you’ll spy something a little bit …

Strength Training

A Perfect Blend: Patchwork Wood

Table 101 is an exploration in the manipulation of wood to achieve an aesthetic that’s slightly askew in character. Made primarily of solid white …

A Twist on Tool Design

BONE is an innovative concept for the creation of tools through generative design and selective laser sintering. An algorithm for each type of tool …

Trio: A Jointless Stool by Andrea Quiros-Balma

Recent graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Andrea Quiros-Balma finds herself in NYC working as a furniture and fibers designer. Here, we …

How Flat Design Made The Apple Watch Possible

Flat design is good business.<p>After years of speculation, the Apple Watch is finally here. And though it runs iOS, it has its own user interface, with a home screen bursting with tiny little bubbles, each one of which represents an app. Why circular icons when Apple uses rounded squares for iPhone …

Home is where your car is.

Like the impenetrable city with which it shares a name, the Troy concept utility vehicle is designed to protect its precious cargo over a variety of …

[VIDEO] Volvo Showcases Futuristic Excavator Concept

The mining industry is adapting to <b>new concepts</b> and Volvo is showcasing what the future of excavators may soon look like.<p>The automaker teamed up with …

Andy Tran's Multifunctional Tahoma Field Knife Design

A bunch of industrial designers sitting around a table and poring over research can come up with some awesome stuff, but I also love seeing that …

A Slim, Environmentally Responsible, Reusable Water Bottle

Do you ever wonder why almost all disposable and reusable water bottles are round? I’ve always disliked that because they’re big and bulky and take …

The multi-tool must-have.

Forget your heavy, bulky, ugly tools and check out the Tool Pen! No larger than a stylus, it’s the all-in-one, slim and sleek alternative to …

A Brief History of Unusual Objects Designed to Kill People from Far Away, Part 1a: The Mongol Bow

The hard part about killing people is that sometimes they kill you back. (Just ask Prince Oberyn.) So at some point, some primitive pugilist …