All the vintage charm of the BMX redesigned for the urban rider!

This 2-wheeled masterpiece brings the old-school BMX back from the past and straight into the 21st century, but this time it is missing the pedals! Keeping all the charm and instantly distinctive design elements of its ancestor, this scooter successfully captures everything we love about vintage cruisers!

To ensure that it is fit for the world-of-today, it comes kitted out with everything you could need for your daily commute or Sunday ride; seamlessly integrated lighting front and rear allows you to remain visible, whilst the smart-speedometer that sits in place of the more conventional bell offers real-time information about the journey! Can you see yourself using this as an alternative to a bicycle?

Designer- PDF HAUS

This Formula E Gen1-Gen2 transformation video will leave automobile enthusiasts in awe!

Formula E is bringing with it what is quite possibly the most exciting and revolutionary technological advancement to motorsport there has been in recent years. The speed and intensity at which these intriguing piece of 4-wheeled technology develops are staggering, and one can’t help but lose track of its progress! This video perfectly depicts the vast amount of differences between Gen 1 and Gen 2 models, and highlights the mind-boggling amount of research and development that is driving this form of motorsport! Beautifully detailed, each shot of this video showcases the inner mechanisms that work in harmony to make these lethal machines run perfectly. Seeing those shiny interiors, we can’t help but geek out on watching all that behind the scenes action that usually remains hidden be unveiled in front of our eyes!

Designers: Alt Space

Don’t miss out on our top 10 trending designs from September so far!

September is rapidly getting over but the innovation is not! Here are the best designs from this month that are already turning heads, be it an attachment that allows you to connect 4 SIM cards to your phone to super slim wallets with fifteen layers and invisible stitching that are good for posture while being high on innovation. Just scroll down, have a look and get inspired to create your own innovative design.

This weird, zany attachment for your Samsung phone from SIMore gives your phone an additional 4 sim-slots, allowing you to be a walking-talking living example of someone living the open-market dream. The attachment fits into a dual-sim smartphone’s secondary sim-slot, much like a USB-Hub plugs into a spare USB port. Your primary SIM card still drives the phone, but Simore’s adapter gives you the power of having and using four extra SIM cards, allowing you to own and use up to 5 different numbers (possibly from 5 separate telecom providers!)

YeongKyu Yoo of cloudandco has designed two wallets that are extremely slim – WalletType1 and SlimWalletType1. The former is a bi-fold design with 6 pockets, and the latter is a card wallet with 2 pockets. The key to the form are the layers and the invisible stitches. Sporting a multi-layer construction with uniform thickness, the edges of the wallets are precisely painted for the ultimate seamless look. The wallets look like a solid sheet of beautiful leather and nothing more. To capture the beauty of quality leather, they focused on bringing its texture to the foreground. This meant keeping all unnecessary details invisible, including stitches. The multi-layer construction was carefully conceived so that once assembled, the form is completely uniform in thickness. To finish it off, the edges are precisely painted for the ultimate seamless look — just like a solid sheet of beautiful leather.

Treat your sofa as the beautiful and central part to your home that it should be with designs such as the Lawless Sofa by Evan Fay.

Unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new Lamborghini Siánn explores a whole slew of fresh possibilities for the company. After the conceptual Terzo Millennio, the Sián is the first car from the Italian automotive company to venture into a hybrid drive, relying on a V12 engine as well as a unique 48 volt e-motor, delivering 34 hp to provide immediate response and an uplifted performance.

Having analyzed the shortcomings that current inhalers have, and identified that both the stigma that they carry and their “throwaway” nature are two of their main issues, Ryan Lee Sanderson, Justin Arsenault & Thrive Design created not one, not two, but four inhalers. As the name suggests, the Aria Youth is targeted towards youngsters; it features a rubberized body that will protect it from the inevitable drops that will be thrown it’s way. This, combined with the large paddle accusation makes this product a far more suitable alternative.

Long before planned obsolescence was a thing, products were built to last a lifetime. People would own, use, and reuse products for years, passionately maintaining them for future use, and fixing them if something ever broke. It’s rare to see that sort of passion in today’s products, and the Wingback Mechanical Pen by Alasdair MacLaine is a rare item that embraces that culture of design-for-perpetuity. Buy it now!

Titled the ProPilot, the golf-ball is inspired by Nissan’s ProPilot 2.0 driving technology and is the company’s way of showing how they can fit their incredible self-driving chops into something literally palm-sized. The golf ball obviously isn’t intended for professional use! As a way of demonstrating how small Nissan can go with its self-driving tech, the ball literally finds its way to the hole no matter where you hit it.

The Polaroid Lab is a novel product that lets you rest your smartphone on it, and turns the image on your smartphone screen into a Polaroid photo. The desktop device uses a close-proximity lens to literally take a photo of your screen, turning your high-end smartphone’s photo into a printed picture that you can then scribble a message under and pin to your wall. The Polaroid Lab’s biggest benefits are that you can choose the best photo from hundreds of clicks, edit it and add filters or stickers, and then place your phone with the image loaded on the screen onto the Lab to turn it into a Polaroid snap.

The Turning Chair is a creative take on seating relies on a form that can be flipped 90° to completely change its function! When in orientation A, the Turning Chair is a comfortable low-lying lounger with a reclining backrest, perfect for your living room… but thanks to its angular rear legs, the chair can be flipped back to turn it into a high-seated bar-stool that fits rather suitably in your kitchen. Plus, get this… the chair’s form is stackable too!

Austin Maynard Architects have designed ‘king bill’ — a playful renovation and extension of a double-story terrace house and neighboring garden. the original house is among the oldest in the Australian suburb, built around 1850. after its 2018 update, it’s now also one of the most inventive.

Philip Lück’s imaginative take on everyday objects includes an iPhone 11 with a fidget spinner!

‘Reality leaves a lot to the imagination’, this quote by John Lennon is what I believe must be the inspiration behind this wonderful mix of reality and imagination displayed by designer Philip Lück. Philip, who goes by the username philiplueck on Instagram has been adding a twist of imagination to the mundaneness of our daily lives. What sets him apart is his sense of humor, be it a fidget spinner in place of the 3 cameras on Apple’s latest iPhone 11 Pro that is causing a wave of fear among trypophobe’s across the world to a dose of creativity you wish you could take every morning. There is a healthy mix of reality, imagination, and a subtle suggestion that asks you to take a harder look at the reality of our everyday lives in each of his renders.

Now here’s a version of the iPhone 11 Pro that adds some fun to the 3 camera setup, and keeps the trypophobia at bay! Not to forget, the hours of screen-free analog procrastination it would provide when the phone was not in use.

Addicted to inspiration is a unique take on the struggle every creative person faces – how do you fuel those creative engines on an everyday basis? Well, a pill as such on a daily basis would sure be helpful!

Are you worthy enough to wield the power of those practically indestructible Nokia phones? Inspired by Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, these phones were all the rage when having a mobile phone became commonplace. Oh, the hours we spent playing the game ‘snake’ on those phones!

I have often actually imagined what a cool washing machine the Instagram logo would make, and this render surely proves me right. Now if only someone would actually manufacture this…

Mr. Mark Zuckerberg is the name of the book here!

Meet Cokebomb!

Meet the model inspired by OFFF Barcelona. Born as a festival over a decade ago, OFFF showcases three days of electronic music showcases, from some of the most respected names in the world of underground house and techno.

A direct shot of the good stuff for the day’s life has you down.

Moneymaker grates the cash to find you some change!

An ode to morning routines and rituals with a dose of daily updates! With the amount of data thrown at us on a daily basis, we do end up throwing most of it away without consuming it, making this an apt description of our mornings indeed.

Named heavy times, this image is sure to evoke the weight of passing time on our shoulders.

Sipped is for those days when life gives you lemons!

Inspirational toothbrush designs that have us chucking out our old brushes!

Being a design site that has showcased and even preferred innovative concepts over the years, we can surely say that concepts are very important to our thought process. The concepts are nuggets of inspiration that challenge you to create beyond the regular, innovate and push the boundaries of what we see. And the designers curated here today are churning out some really exceptional renders! What caught our eye this week was the cool collection of toothbrush renders. The designers here have not only showcased great rendering skills but have also utilized design thinking to create a more sustainable, ergonomic and overall innovative collection of toothbrush designs. Can someone please bring these designs to life for us to use?!


A truly innovative removable-head concept with switchable top/ bottom halves to mix and match your toothbrush to reflect your look and feel as well as reducing plastic waste, designed by Alexandre Touguet.

DR STAERCK – a toothbrush because brushing your teeth is no fun anyway by Katharina Stärck.

Render Weekly’s own original render to inspire the community to create innovative designs.

A toothbrush that cares for its near and dear pal, the toothpaste! Designed by Kevin Clarridge.

Dennis Sedov decided to go with some classy 70’s forms rendered in Dental grade aluminum.

The Carbon Brush by Saad Syed.

Nicholas Baker brings out the beauty in simplicity with his old-school render of a hexagonal toothbrush concept.

Bringing you switchable toothbrush head and a gummy head, this design by Mario Arnone gives you a soft handle that can hold the dental equipment you need, giving you complete oral hygiene.

Well-loved brush by Matteo Ercole brings us the other side of those pristine toothbrushes.

Toothbrush with a twist by Lasse Thomasgård brings a literal twist to replaceable brush head with a small pin-like stricture to hold the brush together when in use.

Spacious and playful Loft Designs you’d love to move in to!

Loft’s are often associated with bachelor life, a leftover space that no one knew how to use and then got appointed to the person who would not have issues about living there. But personally speaking, I love lofts! I find it very exciting to live under a roof, where you are in tune with the environment on the outside, where you are the first to hear the sound of raindrops falling on the surface while you sit safely underneath it. The designs curated here have converted the humble loft into a work of whimsy and art, utilizing each nook and corner in imaginative ways to make the most of these living spaces.

Austin Maynard Architects have designed ‘king bill’ — a playful renovation and extension of a double-story terrace house and neighboring garden. the original house is among the oldest in the Australian suburb, built around 1850. after its 2018 update, it’s now also one of the most inventive.

The visualization studio VER depicted a board-marked concrete house with factory-like glazing, which Mexican architecture studio Lázaro is planning to build in the city of Uruapan.

Black corrugated metal encases inspired interiors of Tokyo house by TakaTina. The residence is named Black Box after its corrugated metal cladding, a material more commonly associated with industrial building.

Photonic Studio created this render of a Living Module where the cozy house wraps itself around you.

This private residence by architecture firm 07BEACH incorporates a double-height living room with an indoor tree growing at its center. Built for a family of five, the house is designed as one big space so that the parents can keep an eye on their three little children as they constantly move around.

Toronto-based StudioAC has remodeled the interior of a local apartment for a young client, balancing a bright and open living space with a cozy bedroom tucked away inside a millwork box.

A brown cashmere coat, a pair of sand-colored shoes and a piazza in Rome influenced this 1930’s loft renovation. “When it was our turn to renew the apartment our first step was to simplify everything we felt was too much, in terms of dimensions and materials,” said Note Design Studio.

A folded steel staircase runs alongside an exposed brick wall to connect the two levels of this east London loft, named the Lansdowne Drive, by architecture studio Bell Phillips.

This design uses the existing building’s material palette which consists of concrete floors, zinc pan-decking ceiling with blackened steel beams and railing by the Seattle based firm SHED.

The Olympia Eld Inlet Cabin by Charles Johnson.

Loft 69 by is a realistic render of a unique loft by Peter Ang.

Intern Alert! Named the most innovative in design, Ammunition Group is hiring an intern

Ammunition is a design studio dedicated to bringing products and services that matter to market. Founded in 2007, Ammunition is led by partners Robert Brunner and Matt Rolandson. Their diverse team combines expertise in physical and digital product design, service design, brand identity, user experience, graphic design, and packaging. Ammunition Group works across disciplines to transform great ideas into experiences that create an emotional connection with customers and achieve business success for our clients. And latest honor is to be named as the #1 Most Innovative Firm in Design for 2019 by Fast Company! So what are you waiting for? Apply Now!

Nascent Objects is an entirely new concept of how to design, build, sell and re-use consumer electronic products that allow consumers to easily upgrade or reuse component modules in products created using Nascent Objects.

The Opportunity

Currently, the San Francisco based industrial design team is seeking talented candidates for paid internships. We are looking for candidates with a strong talent in developing unique design concepts to help bring the brands of our clients to life. An ideal candidate has practical problem-solving skills and is driven to develop thoughtful design solutions that create meaningful user experiences. Candidates should possess strong attention to detail and the ability to communicate ideas through outstanding visualization skills. Interns are fully embedded into the ID team and contribute to every step of the industrial design process, from concept generation through final implementation. A solid ID background is necessary, a strong graphic aesthetic will be well received, and practical experience with engineering and manufacturing constraints is preferable.

Responsibilities

• Maintain design intention from concept generation to final implementation
• A thorough understanding of design principles
• Personal commitment to quality, attention to detail
• Interface with UX, graphic and packaging designers to create seamless product solutions
• Ensure innovation by actively researching, sharing and implementing new trends and materials
• Excellent time management, organization & prioritization skills required to handle multiple projects simultaneously within tight timelines and meet deadlines
• Effective, articulate design communication and decision-making skills
• Coordinate with vendors to help define and spec materials and processes used in fabrication and assembly
• Report to the VP, Industrial Design Studio

Qualifications

• Industrial design experience
• BS/BA/BFA degree (or equivalent) in industrial design (or equivalent)
• 3D modeling skills – preferably Rhino, Pro/E or Solidworks
• Confidence with 2D and 3D design visualization tools
• Evidence of prototyping abilities
• Great communication skills (visual, verbal, and written)
• The ability to think quickly and problem-solve on the spot with a maturity that maintains a positive team environment
• A portfolio that demonstrates wide-ranging concept exploration, innovative solutions, a clear process and is visually appealing

How to Apply

Please send your résumé and portfolio in an email entitled “Intern, Industrial Design” to jointheteam@ammunitiongroup.com.

Only those applicants who meet our stated requirements will be considered for this job. If you are a possible match for the position, we will contact you to learn more about your background and answer questions about our hiring process. Principals only. No recruiters, please.

Location

San Francisco, CA.

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Origami-inspired product designs that will simply transform your lifestyle!

You have to love origami for the creative freedom and empowerment it gives to humble materials like paper and leather. Using simple, intuitive yet strengthening techniques, origami is like a shot of superhero juice that transforms these products into super-products that fold, hold heavy weights and basically challenge your perception of the capability of that material! And let’s not forget, all this is happening under the beautiful and minimal approach ushered in by the nation that designed origami in the first place, Japan. So get ready to watch and be awed by this collection of designs that will surely transform and find a place in your everyday lives!

With the Imagiro, the carpet isn’t just a carpet anymore, but instead is an imagination-fueled origami art-installation that decorates your home (or even a hotel/retail space) in all three dimensions, displayed as a part of the Wayon showcase by EINA University of Design, Barcelona.

When packaged, the Fold wallet comes as an open, unfolded piece of leather, secured to a packaging board that also contains the instructions to assemble the wallet together. With two simple fasteners, the Fold wallet comes together, transforming from a flat piece of leather to an incredibly useful, classy, zero-compromise wallet that’s sure to spark conversation by Lemur Design.

The Polygons is the origami-like measuring spoon that lays flat and folds to 4 different sizes to fit your cooking and baking needs by Rahul Agarwal.

Crafted from environmentally friendly PVC and PP, the FODI is a nifty little stand for your tablet and smartphone. When flat, it measures a cool 1mm thick and uses the powers of Origami to fold open into a convenient stand that lets you dock your smartphone or tablet onto it at a convenient angle for watching videos, movies, or just regular video-chatting by Kade Chan & Kiho Satoshi.

This technique takes a spin on the everyday mechanism of contracting and stretching an origami structure to turn on the light! Designed by Yael Akirav, this ‘conductive origami’ came to life by 3D printing the conducting filament on fabrics.

The Bone Aid is a simple flat-packed board with a printed folding guide. The guide allows it to be folded in three different ways, making it an effective cast for elbows, legs or ankles by Yu-Chi Wang.

The Omotenasino Otomo employ an Origami-esque pattern, and their innovation lies in the treatment of the paper, which makes these dishes infinitely washable and reusable.

The pop-up booster for Bombol is the first fold and store away booster seat for toddlers. The pop-up is comprised of an origami structure which is incredibly strong and safe. How strong? The pop-up met both the international safety standard for boosters and even the standard for adult furniture, which meant pounding it with a 75kg weight over 20,000 times – and it still didn’t break, designed by Frederic Gooris for Bombol.

3box is a series of foldable boxes, which size and function can be adjusted by scaling the triangular 2d mesh by King Kong Design.

Setting out to design a motorbike that is indicative of Japan’s culture, spirit, and aesthetic, Artem and Vladimir designed the Motorbike for Great Japan. The motorbike’s design makes use of planar surfaces, reminiscent of samurai uniforms, and a body with an origami-inspired form.

Shopify needs an Industrial Designer!

Shopify is a leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform used by small to medium-sized businesses and global brands alike. They believe entrepreneurship should be accessible to everyone. They are powering the future of commerce by removing barriers to enable anyone anywhere to build, grow, and scale a business, both online and offline. Shopify currently powers over 800,000 businesses in approximately 175 countries, and working with them gives you a chance to transform the world’s shopping experience.

Shopify introduced the Chip & Swipe Reader, a powerful, yet pocket-sized wireless payment that gives the users the flexibility to run your business anywhere, anytime, from any device.

The Opportunity

Our industrial designers are exploring the future of Retail and they take ownership over the entire physical product development process. They collaborate with a variety of experts internally as well as with outside agencies and vendors in order to design and prototype new products and experiences, helping to shape the strategic direction for Shopify hardware.

Check out the link below for some examples of what our Industrial Designers have worked on in the past and some insight into Retail Hardware at Shopify:

https://www.shopify.com/pos/retail-kit

Responsibilities

-Help to define the future of in-person selling and retail experiences through new product concepts and innovations
-Contributing to the overall design and development of multiple products from concept through to manufacturing and production, including the out-of-box experience, graphics, and packaging
-Actively communicating and collaborating with external engineering and design agencies and manufacturing partners.
-Presenting concepts and detailed design work to various audiences within the company
-Collaborating with product managers, designers and researchers to define and refine the scope, brief, and approaches to projects.
-Helping to evolve industrial design as a craft at Shopify.

Requirements

-A BA or MS in Industrial Design or a combination of relevant education and experience.
-A portfolio that strongly demonstrates your passion for all things design and user-centered problem-solving.
-Highly skilled in form development and equally as strong in execution.
-Ability to adapt and shift priorities under challenging timelines.
-Strong ideation, brainstorming, and rapid visualization skills.
-A proven ability to tell and visually communicate thoughts and ideas within multidisciplinary teams.
-A good understanding of materials and processes for mass production.
-Experience working with Colours, Materials, and Finishes (CMF) as well as applying future trends in design and technology.
-Examples of research-driven innovation and strategic design thinking.
-Advanced knowledge of parametric CAD software (Solidworks /Fusion 360) and/or surface modelers (Rhino/Alias), highly proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and other visualization tools, and rendering software such as Keyshot.
-Comfortable flexing your schedule to support frequent communication with partners in other time-zones.
-Must be willing to travel approximately 15% of the year.

How to Apply

Location

Toronto, Canada.

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Libraries designed to transport you to the book-lovers dimension!

I confess I am a complete bibliophile, which can be defined as a lover (phile) of books (biblio). My love of books transcends my love of food, sleep or anything else, much to my parent’s consternation while I was growing up. And this post is literally from my bucket list! Is there ever anything better than to lose yourself in the magic of words? Books take you beyond who you are and supplement them with the power of your imagination, they are unstoppable. Being a great example of architecture and interior design, these libraries perfectly encapsulate the stories brimming within their books. So go ahead, immerse yourself in these wonderful places that will appeal to all your design styles, may it be minimal or royal and plush!

The VAC Library is a wonderful construction that includes a large wooden climbing frame and uses solar-powered aquaponics to keep vegetables, koi carp, and chickens in Hanoi, Vietnam. Designed by Farming Architects, the library/ city farm hybrid is a way to teach children more about self-sustaining ecosystems in a fun environment.

Mounted on a bicycle, and shaped out of sheet metal, the Shared Lady Beetle Library resembles a large ladybug, something almost out of a fairytale. Open any of its wings and inside it are bookshelves filled with books.

Dutch firm MVRDV has built a public library that looks like a huge eye, as part of a new cultural district in Tianjin, China.

FIS Arhitekti worked in collaboration with fellow architects C+C and C28, to create the Living Units – modular rooms that can be combined vertically or horizontally to create larger structures and here they have been used to create pop-up library overlooking Ljubljana.

The LocHal library, located in Tilburg’s station district, is actually named after the locomotive shed in which it is housed. Designed by Civic Architects, the building retains its original industrial steel era vibes and includes giant textile movable screens that can be adjusted to meet the user’s privacy needs.

Herzog & de Meuron has released images of its curving, stone-clad National Library of Israel, which is now under construction and scheduled to complete in 2020.

The Apple design team collaborated with Foster+Partners to redesign this neo-classic library in Washington DC, converting the classic interior into a modern retail space, while also retaining the original building’s grandeur.

Using modern and unique decor pieces such as woven hemp chairs were added by Emma Olbers during the renovation of Stockholm’s stunning National Museum.