A few years ago, Paul Cocksedge Studio launched a highly successful Kickstarter for The Vamp Stereo — an amplifier that would encourage people to reduce waste by allowing them to transform pre-existing speakers into portable Bluetooth stereo systems. In response to customers who loved the idea but didn’t necessarily have old speakers to re-use, they’ve now come up with The Vamp Speaker. Made entirely out of recycled materials, The Vamp Speaker is designed to work perfectly with The Vamp Stereo device and can be connected to up to two additional speakers, allowing for deeper (and louder!) sound configurations. Check out more images and information below!
Our friends over at It’s Nice That have come up with a series of clever installations for this year’s London Design Festival! Designed by creative duo Isabel + Helen, each of the five pieces play on design industry phrases that’ve become part of our everyday speech. Check out more images from “A Load of Jargon” below or on display at The Conran Shop starting September 17!
A series of functional sculptures exploring the balance between objects and space by Stockholm-based Studio E.O, in collaboration with Galerie kreo. See more “Indefinite Vases” below!
LG has just introduced the largest 21:9 ratio monitor, sporting a gigantic curved 38″ screen with a 3840 x 1600 display, specifically with a graphic artist’s needs in mind. Since the monitor is geared directly at creatives, LG decided to celebrate the release of the new monitor by hosting a creative competition with a grand prize dream workstation worth $10,0000!
To enter, simply create an original 21:9 ratio image, upload it to your social network using the hashtags: #LGUltraWideFestival, #DreamCanvas2016, #38UC99, and visit the competition website to officially submit your image and post. From there, 15 finalists will be announced and be awarded with their very own LG UltraWide 38” IPS USB-C monitor.
During the festival, other users will be able to see and download the submitted images, which in a combination with a panel of judges, will decide the winner of the $10,000 grand prize. The application round is from Sept. 21st, 2016 to Oct. 4th, 2016, with the images submitted being available to download from Nov. 9th to Nov. 22th!
This year’s contest judges include: illustrator Jon Burgerman, graphic designer Mike Kus, and artist Dirk Bakker. More images and info below!
Norway-based artist, composer and technology developer Koka Nikoladze creates intricate contraptions that produce different kinds of musical beats and sound effects. Check out his video demonstrations of the “Stepper Miniature” and “Beat Machine No. 2” below!
Pattern is a fantastic little iPad app (available in the App Store as of today) created by former Facebook product designer Andy Chung, specifically for the purpose of ideation and early stage design. Its simple tools and charming interface feel equal parts whiteboard and grid paper.
I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.
Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.
At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).
Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.
Industrial designer Brady Whitney has created the ultimate puzzle book: one that requires the reader to solve each page before moving on to the next. Made of five wooden laser-cut puzzles/pages, the story revolves around an apprentice of Da Vinci who is similarly trapped reading the Codex and must solve it before his master returns. More images and video below.
Our friends Vancouver-based designers Knauf and Brown (aka Calen Knauf & Conrad Brown) have designed a new light! The Allumette Floor Light is made of aluminum form and emits a softly diffused LED light through recessed panels on the sides. See more images below.