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inspirational and interesting design finds.

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steve jobs, 1955 – 2011

10/06/11

businessmanufacturerotherproduct

what to say?

 

instead, here is steve jobs’ 2005 standford commencement address.

3d printed ceramics

09/05/11

product

i’m a bit late on this, but: ponoko now allows 3d printed ceramic objects. after printing, these go through a fire and glazing process just like traditional ceramics, resulting in a smooth gloss. they are further food safe and heat resistant.

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print in titanium

02/24/11

product

yep. 3d prototyping now in titanium, thanks to the guys at i.materialise.

Titanium-3D-printing-by-imaterialise-Titanium-letter-ball

braun–design evolution

02/12/11

designer/studiomanufacturerproduct

browse through 90 years of braun designs, including many iconic pieces by dieter rams.

braun-design-evolution

marina bautier

01/17/11

designer/studiofurnitureproduct

industrial designer marina bautier.

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the darwinian business of designing machines

11/14/10

designer/studioproductresearch

gadi amit, president of new deal design in san francisco, has a high-level overview of the tasks of industrial designers, and what separates the good from the bad. the first part has a very good overview of product design related tasks and challenges that go beyond the pure visual. find part 1 and part 2 at the fast company design blog.

prototypes

10/30/10

businessproductresearch

wired magazine has several photos of early prototypes of now classic technology products. included are an early push button phone from 1948, the first atari video game from 1976, an apple I computer from 1975, and the worlds first cellphone from 1973. interesting both on a visual and prototyping level, as well as for the background stories.

Apple I, 1975

tobias wong, 1974-2010

06/03/10

artproduct

tobias wong passed away early morning sunday, may 30, 2010. some info at core77, archinect, flavorwire, designboom, inhabitat, treehugger, hint, dezeen, mocoloco. and just coming out, an obituary at the new york times.

update 6/26/10: new york times article with some additional information

i met him once when he co-judged a competition i was in (thanks again for making me best-of-show). so don’t have too much to add. but here are some of my favorite pieces by him:

tb-capsules

gold pills – pure gold leaf passes straight through the body and ends up in your stool…so your poop will glitter

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coke spoon 1 + 2

tb-karim 

his take on karim rashid’s ‘i want to change the world’

 

tb-twin

  new york city twin tower matchbook, 2010

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