I am a fan of industrial design projects, especially conceptual ones. Most of the time this projects illustrate quite well the whole of the designer that is to try to solve a problem in a creative way. Jaehyuk Lim, a designer from South Korea shared this awesome idea/concept of a electric skateboard that carries the Nike brand.
Source: Jaehuk Lim
The new RED Hydrogen One phone has some new and unique display features that got a lot of interest nine months ago. Now RED has taken their new mobile phone to the media to showcase what it can do. Although we aren't allowed to see the screen (it doesn't display well on videos) we can get an idea of what RED is envisioning for the future of capturing video.
RED already offers the ability to use lenses from Nikon, Canon and many other third party lenses on their cameras. With this phone, they're imagining being able to change the sensor and mount lenses as technology progresses or as the needs for the various shots you want to take changes.
The RED eco system is built with rigor and you'll be able to use this phone as a monitor on any RED camera that's out there, whether you're shooting a movie or a music video. The worst case scenario would be that you're busy shooting your best shot ever and it's your significant other calling about dinner plans having you shout out "cut and take five!"
We weren't able to see the screen in this video. RED is very good at building on the anticipation and wow factor for when they eventually release it later this year. But by the looks of things it'll do something no other phone does with regards to 3D visual experiences. But without seeing it, we don't know.
It seems like RED will be an important player in the creator phone market starting this year. Apple has their focus on the video abilities of their phones, but if you envision a professional shooter who's on the market for a new phone, the RED will be looked at as a serious tool for use in their everyday life. This will make it a lot more likely to be chosen over an iPhone. It's an interesting development, and I'm looking forward to its release.
Source: The Verge
In a smart phone age such as this, some wonder if we have lost touch with what a ‘computer’ truly is. It’s a definition made more unclear with the countless types of new technology. Certainly the definition changes from one decade to the next — in fact, at one point people were referred to as computers. Yet, with Apple claiming that it considers the iPad a computer (in its recent advert), many are still skeptical and unwilling to consider it as such. According to Docubyte — the Pseudonym of photographer, retoucher, art director James Ball — the notion of a computer can be linked to a nostalgic connection with 1980s. Personal computers, such as the original Apple Mac and other beige icons, come to mind.
Docubyte designed a series of animated gifs as a sort of rebuttal to the question by apple. ‘I am a computer: icons of beige’ sees 16 classics from the golden age of personal computing turned into dynamic compositions. Maybe they don’t have the highest speeds or graphic capabilities, but who cares? they’re awesome. ‘I am computer’ celebrates the visual character of desktop computing machines from a colourless period in industrial design,’ Docubyte explains.
Let's take a look at this minimal and colourful concept by Will Kail who is a Product Design Graduate based in Norwich, UK. His concept? A wireless smartphone battery named: Bunk. With the current solutions now available on the market, Will saw an opportunity to create a product that is magically working because of magnetic sticker on the back of the smartphone case. For those who are wondering the Multi-Coil solution will allow Bunk to align with the receiver coil on any smartphone. The concept is also IP67 which makes it water-resistant and you can customize your very own as well. What do you think? Would you be interested to buy one?
If you are looking for a smartphone without an overly-distracting interface, then this device is for you. The ‘Blloc Smartphone’ features a minimalist aesthetic and interface that displays relevant data and timely information in grayscale. This allows users to eliminate scrolling through huge amounts of data and saves time away from popular social media apps. The device has a 5.5-inch LCD screen, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage space, and a 3,100 mAh battery pack. Its 13MP camera allows users to shoot in 4K.
Along with the introduction of several new Spring/Summer 2018 pieces, Stone Island is also revisiting the recently-revealed, limited-edition Prototype Research Series 03.
Specifically, the brand is providing a closer, more detailed look at the Prototype Research Series 03 Jumpsuit. Only 100 of the jumpsuits will be produced, with each numbered from 01 to 100. The collection emphasizes complex, forward-thinking and experimental construction and fabrics. The “SERIES 03_EXTREME COMPACTING PROCESS ON NYLON BASE” jumpsuit was created using a blend of four separate polyamide-based canvas fabrics and a “high-temperature dyeing process that colors, shrinks and compacts the materials from 0 to over 25%, re-proportioning the aesthetics thanks to Stone Island’s expertise in pattern making and to the know-how of its color laboratory.” The unique reactions to the aforementioned treatment create the striking appearance you see above. Part of the inspiration for the product came from old Soviet pilot gear.
Liam Wong is a Canadian-based street photographer. Who specialises in neon noir photography. Who has been a huge inspiration to street photographers in recent years, with his Blade Runner/Ghost in the Shell style photography. He is undoubtably one of our favourite street photographers to date. His colourful series of nocturnal photographs shot across Tokyo, with shades of purple, green, blue, and red, give the city a unique atmosphere. Just have a look at the following images.
All images © by Liam Wong
Long known by enthusiasts as the 930, Porsche‘s first-ever turbocharged road car, the 911 Turbo 3.0, is the subject of a brand new creation from the iconic German automaker. Displayed at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, the unique take on the ’70s classic not only sports a bold lime green paint scheme, but comes crafted out of LEGO bricks — and appears in full life-size scale, no less. As you can see from the photos above, the vehicle doesn’t just sport LEGO construction, but actually features custom-made, jumbo pieces for a truly one-of-a-kind creation.
Of the estimated 2,819 911s Porsche crafted between 1975 and 1977, this is undoubtedly one of the most distinct. Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Porscheplatz 1, 70435 Stuttgart, Germany
Global consulting firm Resonance Consultancy has announced its annual list of the 10 Best Cities for 2018.
The ranking is based on six key factors spanning place, product, programming, people, prosperity and promotion. For instance, the “people” category reflected a particular city’s immigration rate and diversity. Moreover, the number of “stories” or “mentions” a city accumulates on online sites such as Google, Facebook or TripAdvisor affect its individual ranking. Altogether, the firm claims that these categories determine a city’s “place equity.” Collectively, London nabbed the first place on the list because it “finished Top 10 in all six of our categories,” said the firm.
Check out the ranking below and then check out the full report here.
Top 10 Cities Ranked
1. London, England
2. New York City, USA
3. Paris, France
4. Moscow, Russia
5. Tokyo, Japan
7. Dubai, UAE
8. Barcelona, Spain
9. San Francisco, USA
10. Chicago, USA
Fatih Hardal shared a really cool personal project on his Behance profile. The idea was to create posters where the main goal was to experiment with typography with colors, textures and simple effects like blur and burn effects. The result is a series of quite stylish posters that are definitely worth checking out.
Source: Faith Hardel
PDF Haus are back with this cool concept (I presume) of what would look like today if they were redesigning the 1974 Minolta XL 400. It was a Super 8mm film camera that actually uses film cartridges! The team from PDF Haus decided to make this into a project with a question about: "What would this 20th-century filming device could look like today." As a result, they didn't change the essence of the previous design, they just made it more friendly. Would you buy one if it was available on the market?
Source: PDF HAUS
Designers of the controversial Apple Park, Foster + Partners introduces its latest concept for Chinese robotics company DJI. Known for producing drones used for film and photography, a key facet of the new structure is a skybridge with drone testing functionality, allowing engineers to open a port at the bottom of the bridge and send drones out into the sky. Alongside normal R&D offices, showrooms, an exhibition hall and an employee gym, the vertically-oriented towers offer ground-floor space for “robot-fighting rings.”
The adidas Group has redesigned its brand identity to form the adidas Company. The change was made in aims of fusing its two faces—sports and corporate—under one visually arresting umbrella. With help from EIGA, adidas Global Brand Design created a scalable layout that’s been integrated into the design system. The flexibility allows adidas to easily transition between a more serious, corporate look and energetic, brand-oriented marketing.