A rant about my vision on design and identities, and how this all gets stuffed in a blender called Industrial Design

My coach told me that it would not be such a bad idea to post this story. Enjoy your meal, blended bullshit!

What is my identity as a designer? A question that is forced upon every student at the department of Industrial Design. In my first year I had no idea about what my identity was, I hardly had an idea about what an identity consists of. During this first year I tried to identify myself as a very straightforward rational designer, someone who does not really like form and senses. But that was something that not everyone would agree with, so I had to put in that I wanted to look in to form and senses. Continue reading

The new coke bottle

The current bottle that is being used for almost every soft drink, is quite well known but totally not eco-friendly in almost every aspect (they are 100% recycable though). Designer Andrew Kim has created the new coke bottle. Click the image to see the full detailed concept.

Laptopbriefcase

Another thing that did made me say: That’s clever.¬†Apart¬†from the detail that I would never use it because I also have other stuff to bring with me like a pen, some papers and my power adaptor, this concept is quite nice: Convert your laptop into a briefcase and walk right away. Just walk happily with your laptop, unprotected over the streets, in the rain, in the storm and even in a freaking blizzard. Yes this concept was really for the people who like never leave the house, in which case you wouldn’t need a laptop… But you got a laptop stand, that’s quite useful for RSI and stuff…

Organize your photos in a totally new way

I can talk for hours about this concept, but I think watching the video will make it way more clear. I’ll give some keywords: Photo, frame, magnets, customize

I like the way this thing is that simple, and that easy to use if you have to believe the video. Oh yeah and one more word I like generally in designs and also in this one: Clever. And btw, the panoramic mode kicks ass!

Invisble chair, I like floatin’ ’round

Oh boy, did you ever feel like sitting on…nothing? Well that is the feeling that others might get when you settle yourself on this nice (and probably very expensive) chair.

A sleek watch I still can’t really read

The Zero Watch. A nice, sleek, smooth, awesome as Steve Jobs would put it, watch. The big blob is the tiny arm, and the small blob is the big arm, indicating the minutes. This one would show something like 17:12 (who would render some image of this watch in the freakin’ morning?). I would buy it, not to tell me the time but more to be the only one that has this awesome watch.

Clever solution for ice cubes

This is one clever solution for the problem that you have with removing the correct ice cubes from your tray. I like the clever part in this solution, it’s simple and effective.