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Back to basics

Back to basics

Punkt. has released a second mobile phone called MP 02, once again designed by Jasper Morrison. Like its predecessor, it’s a simple mobile phone for calling and texting but this time with 4G LTE, tethering for Internet access, and BlackBerry Secure (the first non-BlackBerry handset to use the BlackBerry Secure embedded technology). Again eye-catching without...
The Resting Animal Collection

The Resting Animal Collection

The resting animals are inspired by a series of research interviews we made with people about their objects in their homes. We found that many interesting stories were connected to the figurative objects they owned. This was interesting to look into further and we found studies that showed how people looking at pets or soft...
Snow motif cheese cake design

Snow motif cheese cake design

A branding and a new product design project by nendo for Flanders Co. Ltd. a firm based in Kushiro, Hokkaido  that specializes in manufacturing and selling of confectioneries. Hokkaido is located in the north of Japan and is renowned for its dairy farming and the production of its milk and dairy products.  The brand was named “N” taken from the word “north” and the logo was kept...
CAKE KALK encourages outdoor exploration with responsibility and respect

CAKE KALK encourages outdoor exploration with responsibility and respect

CAKE, manufacturer of lightweight electric off-road performance motorcycles has presented its first model, KALK. An all-electric high-performance off-road motorcycle designed for exploration and discovery. An evolution of light electric motorcycles previously customized by small builders, the KALK is engineered from scratch to give riders unprecedented reliability and durability, industry-leading performance and exceptional safety. With a...
Rug Parquet by Front Design

Rug Parquet by Front Design

The design group Front presents Parquet – a new line of rugs and poufs for GAN at the IMM Cologne fair. The three colorful handcrafted kilims Tetragon, Rhomb and Hexagon were inspired by patterns of classic parquet flooring. The geometrical shapes and the colours create an illusion of depth in the pattern. The irregular outlines...
The Loopless and Buckleless Band for Apple watches

The Loopless and Buckleless Band for Apple watches

Benjamin Hubert of experience design agency LAYER has designed LABB, an innovative injection moulded selfgripping strap for the new generation of Apple Watches. LABB – short for The Loopless and Buckleless Band – utilises a robust and easy-to-use fastening system in which the two halves of the strap simply grip along their entire surface for maximum...
A collection of lights and screens based on a bell shaped module

A collection of lights and screens based on a bell shaped module

Chaînes by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec is a collection of lights and screens based on a bell shaped module. The luminous chains exist in white plaster or anodized aluminium (in blue, green or blond gold metal). The non-luminous screen is made in red glazed ceramic. Now the Chaînes collections is presented in a exhibition at...
Soft stone massage pillows

Soft stone massage pillows

Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune and Mårten Claesson of the Swedish design and architecture group Claesson Koivisto Rune is launching a set of massage pillows for Dream, Japan. One of the main challenges of this commission was to encourage the brand to go against the Japanese medical device market sector norms of employing an attention-grabbing mixture...
German edition of the book Make Design Matter by David Carlson

German edition of the book Make Design Matter by David Carlson

We are happy to report that the book Make Design Matter by David Carlson, editor in chief of David Report, now is available in a German edition as well. The title is Design oder nicht Sein with sub title Das kleine rote Buch des guten Designs and it is published by Midas Verlag AG in...
Benjamin Hubert founds Layer

Benjamin Hubert founds Layer

The newly founded Layer agency is focused on experiential design for both the physical and digital worlds. Led by British designer Benjamin Hubert and a growing creative team, Layer is partnering with progressive brands across a broad range of sectors to craft experiences that meet tomorrow’s demands today. The last 5 years have been phenomenal,...