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COOL HUNTING Pikkpack + Supermundane Shoes

Budapest-based Pikkpack offers a special kind of leather shoe: one that arrives at the doorstep in one flat piece, ready to be folded and sewn up with brightly colored shoelaces. Founder Sara Gulyas’ careful design uses the least amount of material as possible and engages the wearer in the making …

Shoes

Why We Should Really Be Concerned About the Visual Identity for the Tokyo Olympics

<b>Why We Should Really Be Concerned About the Visual Identity for the Tokyo Olympics</b><p><i>This is an edited transcription of a lecture I gave at Temple</i> …

Here's How You Can Make Your Own Swimming Pool From 9 Pallets

When I was growing up, I had a few friends who were fortunate enough to have swimming pools in their garden and they were literally the hub of most …

Swimming Pools

29 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Help Parents Survive The Summer

These months can seem like forever if you're not prepared.

Logitech is rebranding its newest products as 'Logi'

Logitech is pulling a Diddy.<p>Logitech announced Wednesday it is undergoing a major rebranding effort with a greater focus on design, with some of its …

'Bullet Time' App Lets Ordinary Smartphones Take Photos Like In 'The Matrix'

'CamSwarm' looks great; may not help you dodge bullets in real life<p>Back in 1999, <i>the Matrix</i> was a groundbreaking film in many ways—including its special effects, for which it won an Academy Award the following year. The most memorable scene was when the main character played by Keanu Reeves dodges …

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Volvo's New Child Seating Design: Safer for the Child, More Ergonomic for the Parents

Once again the designers tear out the passenger seat, this time for the Excellence Child Seat Concept<p>A few months ago, we showed you a Volvo concept …

Brand Manual Template

A brand manual template of 38 pages in A4 and US Letter.<p>Extensive branding projects can be very time consuming and the creation of an additional …

Does The Landline Telephone Need An Heir In The Modern Age?

Ily, a gadget that makes it easy for families to stay in touch, may signal how technology will develop in the Internet of Everything.<p>In the headlong rush toward the smartphone era, we’ve quietly abandoned communal gadgets like the landline and adopted personal devices that weren’t designed to be …

Japanese Paper-Cutting Is The Future Of Flexible, Bendable Gadgets

The University of Michigan figured out a way to cut circuit boards in such a way that they bend and flex without breaking.<p>Ever wonder why all our gadgets are rigid rectangles? It doesn’t have anything to do with the outside of the device, but the inside. Electronics are full of conductive sheets, …

Could Graphic Design Help People Better Relate To Each Other?

Inspired by the pictorial language of signs, Values is a deck of cards that aims to help people better understand themselves and others.<p>We all prioritize different things in our lives. That’s what makes us unique, but it can also make us feel as if we’re more different from one another than we …

30SP Brand Identity Design by STUDIOJQ

The 30 secondpromos.co.uk brand identity design by STUDIOJQ.<p>STUDIOJQ is an independent design consultancy based in Bristol, UK. They specialize in …

iPad Holograms are Here!

The first of its kind, the Holocube HC Tablet turns your iPad Air 2 into a holographic projector you can use at home. Its magic lies in a transparent …

A Simple Web App That Makes Designing Your Own Font A Cinch

Think you’ve got what it takes to design the next Helvetica? Prove it with this app.<p>Designing a typeface is an equal mixture of art and science. But what if you take the art out of the equation, and just leave the (computer) science? Metaflop is a new online playground for font creation that lets …

Get That Graphics Tablet Functionality With Astropad

Did you ever wish you could sync up your iPad’s drawing or painting app directly with your Mac? Now you can with Astropad, a brand new app that literally mirrors your Mac desktop via Wi-Fi or USB.<p>Created by two ex-Apple engineers — Matt Ronge and Giovanni Donelli — Astropad works with several …

Bevy Connected Drive Puts Your Family's Photos and Videos in One Place

Between your laptop, your desktop, your work computer, a handful of cloud services, and your phone or camera itself, it can be hard to tell where to find a particular photo. Bevy is a new device that aims to fix that problem. It's a tiny, network-connected hard drive dedicated to nothing else but …

Atomic Is The Missing Interface Design Tool In Your Browser

Great interface design is quickly becoming a priority as companies everywhere start realizing that it’s paramount to their succeeding in the crowded online space.<p>Then why, despite its importance, has there been such a gap in the UX design tools space?<p>Atomic, a startup team of ten based in …

How to save a file to Dropbox from anywhere on iOS

The ability to upload nearly any file to Dropbox on your iOS device has been sorely absent. Outside of the dedicated app allowing you pick and upload a photo from within the app, uploading files was near impossible unless a third-party app supported Dropbox.<p>A recent update to the Dropbox app …

Impossible's Instant Lab printer now works with almost any smartphone

As the saying goes, the best camera is the one that's with you. For most of us that's a smartphone, so the traditions of printing and sharing physical photos have slowly fallen by the wayside. To bridge the growing analog-digital divide, Polaroid experts The Impossible Project (TIP) crowdfunded an …

DIY PVC Frozen Ice Containers For Emergencies

This is my DIY PVC frozen ice containers experiment that I just finished. I went to Home Depot because they are close to my house and the staff is …

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Trunx Aims to Take on Apple, Dropbox with Unlimited $5 Photo Storage

Five years ago, you’d have been hard-pushed to find a wide range of personal cloud storage services. Now, they’re ten-a-penny, and that’s no bad thing – with increasing competition, prices for users fall.<p>Nonetheless, going up against Amazon, Apple, Dropbox and other big name companies is a pretty …

FlyKly electric bike wheel makes riding a bike feel like the wind’s at your back

Jumping on the bicycle, I was told to watch out: As soon I started to pedal, it would feel like I’d been pushed forward by a big gust of wind. So don’t be surprised, they said.<p>Good advice. While it maybe wasn’t quite like the wind, it was true — the bike, powered by the new removable “smart” wheel …

Electric Bikes

Betabook Will Put A Whiteboard In Your Handbag Or Backpack

It may look like a notebook, but the Betabook is something quite different. It’s a portable whiteboard, a rewritable dry erase surface with a book form factor that gives you all the advantages of a whiteboard on the go.<p>Why not just carry around a notebook for jotting down your thoughts and …

CES 2015: 25 new products and technologies worth talking about

From battery-swapping scooters and people-sensing drones to action cams, virtual reality headsets and smart beds for kids<p>In many ways, this year’s CES technology show in Las Vegas is business as usual. Devices are getting thinner, a new acronym is spawned every minute, and every company is …

CES

'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep for Ello

<b>A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising has secured multi-million dollar backing</b><p>Ello, which launched in August, has also become a Public Benefit Corporation, which prohibits its current and any future owners from breaking that promise.<p>The network plans to make …

Social Media

The First Real Photoshop Alternative For iPad Is Here

After years of buzz on the Mac, Pixelmator has finally come to the iPad.<p>For years, Pixelmator has been the go-to Photoshop alternative on the Mac for people who want an app with all the polish of an Adobe product, without actually letting Adobe sink their claws into them. Now, it’s available on the …

This App Scans Your Proportions And Mails You A Custom-Fitted Shirt

A new app called MTailor plans to change that, however, by outsourcing the measurements to your smartphone's camera.<p>Here's how it works.<p>Shirts start at $69, but that's still cheaper than other custom shirts out there, which can cost $100 and up. Also, shipping is free.<p>First, you choose the type of …

Clothing

Pixelmator for iPad is an Elegant Rendition of the Desktop App

Pixelmator has long been a favorite among artists and photographers seeking an alternative to the subscription-based Adobe Photoshop. The company’s appearance onstage at Apple’s most recent event, to introduce its eagerly awaited iPad app, has certainly given Pixelmator’s profile a boost.<p>Now that …

Run - Branding

Designing anything that is meaningful and simple tends to be one of the biggest challenges that any designer strives to achieve. For branding, the …