The THX sound, the Mac and Windows startup tones, the Nokia ringtone, and the Intel Inside music are all immediately recognizable. Two sound experts explain the psychology and conceptual approach behind such memorable auditory cues, and why they’re so important to brands.
Panic, creators of Mac and iOS apps like Coda and Transmit teamed up with Teenage Engineering to make a totally original handheld gaming system. It features a 2.7″ hi-res B&W screen, a funky crank input device, and will come with 12 original games, released weekly from the time of its launch in 2020.
Skeletonics‘ 9+ foot tall, 88 lb. electro-mechanical exosuit is more puppet than practical work assistant, but it’s still pretty awesome. In addition to offering its wearer a lift on stilts, it gives them giant robot arms and individually-controlled bony fingers.
Studio Job designed this sweet piece of furniture that doubles as a seat and a small sidetable, while adding a splash of Mexican culture to any space. Measures appx 17.7″ tall, and comes in black, green, terracotta, and ivory. Cast from polyethylene, so it weighs just 7.7 lb.
Dress up your space with these laser-engraved cherry wood prints which feature illustrations from significant patents. Choose from objects like the computer mouse, space capsule, hard disk drive, and more. They measure 13″ x 9″ and come with hanging hardware.
Laurel Hwang’s Plier is a room divider that can also perform the opposite of its original function. It has hydraulic pistons that let you fold its upper half down, turning the divider into a table. Its translucent surface alludes to its inclusive design.
Italian furniture maker Ozzio shows off a dining/conference table that can be expanded in both length and width, using a clever series of sliding and hinged leaves that hide beneath its wooden surface. You might want to mute the audio and play your own music though.
2BTruman demonstrates his custom-built synth, which looks like something off of a starship’s bridge. The system is powered by a Mac Mini, Ableton Live and Analog Lab, but the custom interfaces make it truly one of a kind. You’ve gotta check out the epic power-on sequence.
Do you send packages for your own business? Make your packages stand out from the crowd with Sticker Mule’s latest addition – custom-printed packaging tape. Simply upload your artwork, and it’ll ship in just 4 days. Grab a single 300′ x 3″ roll for just $9 through 4/17/17.
“I think in a way that destroying things is a creative process…” Alan Williams explains how his childhood knack for breaking and re-configuring toys inspired his design aesthetic. His current works are intricate animals with bio-mechanical bodies. A film by Ben Cox.
The FFZERO1 Concept is a glimpse into the future of race cars. Powered by four electric motors generating over 1000 hp, a lightweight, highly aerodynamic carbon fiber shell, and a high-tech interior with augmented reality displays, and a NASA-inspired pilot’s seat.
Julie Legros and Lavallard Boget created this truly special interpretation of a classic Eames mid-century modern chair, replacing fiberglass with concrete, and swapping aluminum for steel rebar legs. The seat side has a smooth finish, while the rear is rough and unfinished.
Grab nearly $1800 worth of computer graphics training for just $29 with this bundle of online lessons. Choose from more than 60 courses, including 3D design, modeling, animation, and engineering, using tools like SolidWorks, MAYA, ZBrush, Nuke, and more.