From eccentric to downright ingenious, Nicholas Baker’s chair designs will surely inspire you to create

Every product design lover must have come across this rapid sketch along with a video of ingenious chair designs, with concepts that make you think anything in the range from ‘why didn’t I think of that’ to ‘I wish I could own that chair!’ These design creations are the work of Mr. Nicholas Baker, a designer who has gathered a devout following on Instagram with his innovative sketches.  Looking at it closely, Baker’s work is also a testament to the fact that inspiration is everywhere, you just have to look! So scroll down, have a look and get inspired to create some innovative designs of your own!

This fun concrete/metal chair created for a workshop at Purdue IDSA commemorates the 100th chair sketch created by Baker 

Molded ply chair with a puzzle piece ottoman for the times you need to put your leg up

A totally yummy doughnut inspired chair with frosting that doubles as legs for the perfect dorm room addition

A greenhouse chair for all your succulents adding functionality while creating a spot of brightness to your room!

Concrete mold chair, pour some in, let it dry, and tilt the mold back. Adding that orange backrest gives it the perfect construction vibe

A fun little playground rocking chair

Evoke nostalgia with this Lincoln log vibes chair

Herb garden chair for the budding gardener

Get away from your open office with this little nook chair for the times you need some alone time

A Christmas themed chair with the legs doubling as a sleigh

Inspired by the Brooklyn Museum archive which houses stacks of beautiful furniture behind glass creating quite a juxtaposition of objects meant to be used but framed as art. Nick designed a protective glass chair for those who own but don’t want to sit on their precious collectible items!

Every photographer will love to get their hands on these products designed especially for them!

Behind every good photograph is a photographer with his loved and trusted tools! Being married to a part-time photographer, I know there is no visible end to his to-buy list, and how would there be? Photography is an intricate and expensive craft, and although the advent of phone cameras has made capturing photographs a breeze, there is an equal number of people who believe that images via the traditional methods are more controlled and dependent on their manual skills. This collection we have today is especially aimed at all of those who shoot with a camera or are looking to enter the world of photography, with these products aimed at helping you focus (literally) at making your travel and your craft an easier extension of your everyday life!

The Lomography Lomo’ Instant Camera raised over $1.1Million on Kickstarter after being launched by Lomography 

Lynx Axis 360: modular motion control for cameras by Cinetics 

Foldio 3 comes with an innovative design puts all of that into a small flat-packed case that can fit right under your arm by Orangemonkie 

Adaptalux: An Adaptable Miniature Lighting Studio for portable macro photography and videography adaptable lighting studio by Samuel Granger and team at Adaptalux

With the PicaPod, you’ll run out of things to mount. This one bad-boy can and will allow you to mount everything in one place, so no matter, if you’ve got a GoPro, or a DSLR, or a 360° camera, or even just a point & shoot, you’re sorted by Design Icon Studio 

The Travel Tripod comes with half the volume of a traditional travel tripod with all the professional capabilities by Peak Design 

The KUVRD (pronounced ‘covered’) is a one-size-fits-all silicone cap that goes over any and every camera lens you have, no matter the size, or even the brand by KUVRD 

The Neptune Convertible Art Lens System by the team at Lomography includes three prime lenses, two aperture mechanisms, one lens system: Combine the lens base with one of three convertible front lenses for different fixed focal lengths — 3.5/35, 2.8/50 and 4.0/80 — and alternate between a wide range of stopless apertures and special aperture plates using just one lens system

The expandable 48Hr Classic is the urban commuter’s ultimate travel, work and photography bag by Alex of Temporary Forevers 

The Less One Camera by Maciek Blaźniak 

The Fusion camera that allows blind and visually impaired individuals can capture moments in their own familiar way by recording audio and haptic memories with short audio samples via two stereo microphones as well as a changing braille screen that uses tactile graphics to allow users to feel objects or vibrant colors by Louis Berger 

Seven times Melbourne Design Award-Winning Büro North needs a Senior Industrial Designer

Büro North aims to create richer human experiences. They are a recognized industry-leading experience design studio working towards a better future by working across the transport, culture, education, health, retail and urban sectors. Büro North views user experience as the core essence of their work and are primarily engaged to promote better interactions between organizations, spaces, and their users. Every interaction between the physical, digital and operational environments of an organization is a touch-point that influences the end-user experience. With studios in Melbourne and Sydney, their team works across Australia and abroad, they have delivered projects in the UK, USA, UAE, SE Asia and NZ.

Büro North created a Smart Tactile Paving system that can be placed over the sidewalk so those looking down at their phone can be made aware of when it’s safe to cross.

The Opportunity

Our studio is led by recognized industry leaders and specialists across experience design; customer-centered design, wayfinding, industrial and graphic design. Our interdisciplinary team is committed to creating a better future through design innovation. Büro North is looking for an exceptionally talented senior Industrial Designer. We are looking for a natural leader, for someone who is passionate about design, who is passionate about making a difference to a users experience within the built environment.

About the Company

Büro North creates better futures by designing impactful experiences within the built environment. We work with smart organizations globally to deliver game-changing outcomes including; increasing pedestrian activity, building loyalty in travelers, healthier patients, happier shoppers, safer residents, and more engaged students.

Responsibilities and Requirements

We are designing full user experiences, furniture, lighting, signage and wayfinding, digital and product outcomes for museums, airports, rail stations, sports stadiums, urban and healthcare environments.
If you are familiar with ideation, rapid prototyping, user testing, modeling and getting stuck into design then please get in touch.

How to Apply

Must be based in Australia, or have an existing work permit to work in Australia.

Location

Melbourne, Australia

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These futuristic automotive design concepts evoke nostalgia with their retro aesthetic

The year 1886 is considered to be the birth of the modern car, as in that year, German inventor Carl Benz built a modern automobile called the Benz Patent-Motorwagen. And look at the designs now! Electric meets retro designs, this is the trend that we are seeing as we create this round-up of the most innovative automotive designs. Each car design is not just a design, but actually is a prediction of the trends we will see in the design industry as well as the path the society as a whole is progressing towards. Featuring an abundance of technology – whether it is autonomous driving, relaxing or heart racing with edgy designs this post includes some stunning looking and performing automobiles we can’t wait to get a ride in!

Bentley Electric EXP 100 GT Concept shows a fully electric luxury gran turismo designed to show what the company’s models might look like in the year 2035

Inspired by the BMW Isetta from the 50s, the Microlino does a rather wonderful job of looking cute, but at the same time also looking road-friendly by  Micro Mobility 

Peugeot e-Legend is a retro-styled concept with a design inspired by the classic 504. It’s a three-box design with an electric powertrain that produces 456 hp (463 PS / 340 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque

The Eadon Green ‘Black Cuillin’ Coupe is a bespoke coach built by the luxury Grand Tourer by CURVE Vehicle Design 

Concept Chariot is a fascinating single-seater with a dual identity by designer Yi Dong

The AKO is an electric inverse leaning trike designed with two wheels on the front and one on the back by Team AKO 

A Modern Twist on a 1,200 HP Austro Daimler Bergmeister PHEV by Projekt Austro Daimler

The minimalism-inspired H500 sedan concept created as a collaboration between Pininfarina & Hybrid Kinetic 

McLaren Concept E-Zero is an all-electric model takes design inspiration from the McLaren M6GT from way back in 1969

The Honda Skyroom concept displays the outside sky to the inside of the cabin through the cylindrical opening that frames the sky above by Dahye Jeong 

Desk setups that maximize productivity: Part 2

If your job requires you to sit at a desk, you probably spend more waking hours at that desk each day than you do in your own home (or in any other part of your home, if that’s where you work from). If you love your job, this may not seem like such a bad thing, but it’s still worth maximizing your small space for ultimate productivity. Check out this Part 1 of our desk setup series to get you inspired!

Home office setup by Naufal Zuhdi

Michael Soledad shares his desk setup for productivity 

Sneaker Dreams by Edmonton Photographer and Justin Tse 

Pegboard office setup by Tomek Koszyk


Classy workspace that utilizes its surroundings by thedesigner2011 

Shared workspace goals by Valezrina

Travel Bloggers setup by Sam Ciurdar 

Editor’s setup found via Artlist 

Walking Workspace found via iSetups

Minimal dark grey setup by Nikolay of Beauty of Technology 

Gaming Room setup found via Desktop Wars 

Vertical screens rule this desk setup by Milad Atefi

Bathroom designs that you can escape to: Part 2

Bathrooms are the little alcoves where we can let our individuality flourish! Given their size and erratic shapes, collecting and organizing the same space is sure like trying to solve with a jig-saw puzzle. Be it minimal, oversized or your personal green zone, this curated selection of bathroom designs is here to inspire you to innovate, reimagine and redecorate that space. Check out our Part 1 of bathroom designs to inspire you better!

Archway inspired bathroom by ITLAS

Olympia Ceramica Introduces Vinyl Inspired Bathroom Sinks by Gianluca Paludi 

The key to bold minimalism is combining striking visuals with functionality, like this stunning honeycomb floor by Casey Keasler 

A bathroom design rendered by M.Serhat Sezgin

Copenhagen Apartment inspiration with all that black and white and fine little tiles by Emil Dervish 

Minimal bathroom accessories by Nichba Design 

All-over penny tile in various ocean hues create a soothing bathroom design by Hatchet Design|Build 

Architecture Studio 07Beach has placed a bathroom alongside a central courtyard at the center of this house in Kyoto to give the clients the feeling of “open-air bathing” in their own home. 

Featuring Pantone shades, this bathroom is designed by Rafaelle Velasque 

Inspiring Bathroom and ceiling by Future Nordic Home 

Herman Miller needs a Vice President and General Manager, Global Workplace

Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, they have relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal. Herman Miller’s designs are part of museum collections worldwide. Known and respected for their leadership in corporate social responsibility, Herman Miller has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the past 12 years, and have earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its Corporate Equality Index for the past nine years. You can make a salary making furniture. Or you can make a difference. Or you can work at Herman Miller and make both.

The iconic brand houses the classic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, created by American designers Charles and Ray Eames.

The Opportunity

As Vice President and General Manager, Global Workplace, you’ll oversee and drive the performance of the Product category and serve as its General Manager, owning global growth and profitability. You will deeply understand the current and future needs of customers and their regional differences – thinking locally while acting globally. You’ll optimize spend and activities to address total opportunity, maximizing return on investment. You will coordinate Product Management practices across regions, managing pricing, portfolio additions, and deletions. You’ll also prioritize the product creation queue and own ROI for developments in the category.

Responsibilities

You’ll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you:

– Partner with other categories General Managers, Design and Development leadership, Portfolio Leads, and Brand Creative Directors as a senior leader on our Global Product Team to build best practices, organizational efficiency, and a strong talent pool.
– Continuously evolve the overall assortment to ensure we meet and exceed customer needs. You will ensure products are compelling to the customer, differentiated from the competition, priced appropriately, and enable revenue growth.
– Create a point of view (POV) on future needs and the likely wants of the customers we serve.
– Develop and lead a team of direct reports to ensure that product-level merchandising strategies are clear and well-executed. You will nurture and grow merchandising and product management skills across the organization.
– Establish long-term product portfolio strategies and annual plans to drive sales and profits. You’ll oversee pricing strategies to maximize profitability and remove redundant and laggard products from the portfolio.
– Form a deep understanding of a category competitive set in all markets and keep information and analysis current.

– Listen to customers locally to uncover product opportunities across brands and regions. You will weave together diverse localized interests into a cohesive whole, capitalizing on commonalities yet addressing nuance.
– Partner with Brand Creative Directors to ensure that our products are compelling and brand right, and appeal to both existing and target customers. You’ll assimilate creative inputs that make products compelling and brand enhancing.
– Partner with Business Unit leadership to grow awareness of the category portfolio and priorities, and to build shared goals for revenue and profitability.
– Partner with Innovation Teams to identify and prioritize customer problem areas for our innovation agenda.
– Partner with the Marketing, Brand Design, and Visual Merchandising Teams to ensure that the presentation of the product is aligned with the merchandising strategy.
– Provide clear briefs and partnership to Creative, Operations, and Product Development partners to ensure that we are developing products that deliver strong margins and top-line revenue growth. You will prioritize the product development queue and own ROI for new developments.
– Provide leadership to cross-functional integrated product teams, working to align product management, product development, purchasing, operations, sales, and marketing efforts with our merchandise strategies and initiatives.
– Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.

Requirements

You might be just who we’re looking for if you have…
– A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Product Development, Business, or a related area. A Master’s degree is preferred.
– 15+ years of progressive product management and merchandising experience.
– Five or more years of project leadership experience. Global project leadership experience is preferred.
– Prior senior merchant leadership experience with profit and loss responsibility, with a proven ability to deliver measurable financial results.
– A strong understanding of financial measures and the ability to evaluate financial indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results.
– The ability to both think strategically and execute tactically.
– Demonstrated expert written/verbal communication skills, and the capability to present complex concepts in a concise and understandable way to a variety of audiences.
– A strong aptitude for leading through influence and setting direction for cross-functional groups.
– Strong relationship and consensus-building skills to manage projects in a matrixed environment.
– A demonstrated ability to lead, influence, and work with all levels in the organization.
– The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations.

How to Apply

Herman Miller is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.

Location

Michigan, United States.

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Innovative tableware designs that turn eating into an experience

Spoons, forks, dishes… these are some classic designs that have remained standard ever since their invention. Or so we thought until we came across these innovative tableware designs! Beautifully muted wooden plates with textures that bring them to life, floating cutlery that is visually unique as well as excels in functionality by keeping your cutlery clean and germ-free, these are just some of the designs that when used, are sure to set your table apart to an extent where your cutlery ends up being the focus over the food!

Flyde floating cutlery by Felix Marx

Strawtini Martini glass by Udarely 

Stackable Totem bowls by Isabella Lovero & Enrico Bossa

‘Lifetime Partner’ mug by Johnson Tsang

Blues, handmade ceramic plates by Hana Karim 

This Minimal, skeletal cutlery design by Nendo for Valerie Objects comes with an eye-catching scoop detail that helps rest/dock your spoons, forks, and knives easily on a rack, or even against other cutlery

The Moment series wherein the inner shape gives a sense of movement, inviting you to pour and savor the sound and smell in this activity by Jenkins & Uhnger

Wooden Serving Tableware by Luke Hope of Hope in the woods

Touché Tray by Martina Bartoli for Mason Editions 

The One-Piece Knife by Johanna Gauder

The Four Seasons Shakers by Qualy Design

Swivel 5 tableware by Yamazaki Tableware 

The Porthole Infuser by Martin Kastner of Crucial Detail 

JOIN, a mind-bending cutlery that will leave your guests confused and frustrated, as they witness you ‘magically’ free their cutlery before their very eyes, by Rudolph Schelling Webermann 

Scandinavian interior designs to inspire a minimal space

Scandinavian Design is all the rage these days, especially with the wave of minimalism that has spread through the millennial generation. But what exactly entails Scandinavian design?  Wikipedia defines it as ‘a design movement characterized by simplicity, minimalism, and functionality that emerged in the early 20th century, and which flourished in the 1950s, in the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.’ While this may be the beginning of the design period, this design philosophy is now a part of our cultural framework and these interior designs will inspire you to add a bit of their minimal touch to your home!

Urban House by Urban Properties 

Minimal Desk setup by  Hayley Kessner

Copenhagen Apartment inspiration with all that black and white and fine little tiles by Emil Dervish 

Ikea Stockholm leather sofa styled by Scandinavian Homes

Black and white inspired hall by Scandinavian Homes for Alexander Nilsson Svensk Fast Vasastan 

A small yet beautiful space by Viktoria Dahlberg of North Fifth and Sunny 

Upplandsgatan by För Anna Johansson Fastighetsbyrån Stockholm styled by Scandinavian Homes

Black windowpane style glass + rug combo in this bathroom by Brepurposed 

Natural light and natural textures dominate the Kismet House Collection by Erin Conway

Scandi Reading Corner by Marzena Marideko 

Luxurious Bedroom interior styling by oh eight.oh nine 

Edgy Lighting Designs that address your lighting needs

There are times we come across designs that make us smack our heads and say – why didn’t I think of that?! This switch light is one of those designs! Working perfectly as ambient light, the switch rocks upwards, downwards, and rests in a neutral position. While in neutral, the light stays off, but the minute you rock it either upwards or downwards, it turns into an ambient lamp, casting light in the direction it’s been angled. Each person’s lighting choices are chosen to bring them comfort and joy. So why shouldn’t we look out for a lighting solution that matches all our needs? In this collection, we have designs that are actually lights that hold plants to rocket-shaped lamps that need to be pushed down to launch their light. So whatever your needs, I’m sure we have a design that meets your lighting needs!

Switch ambient lamp by Pasque D. Mawalla. While in neutral, the light stays off, but the minute you rock it either upwards or downwards, it turns into an ambient lamp.

38 Copper lighting for plant lovers by Bocci features large spheres are blown with a multitude of interior cavities, some deep enough to hold earth for cacti and succulent.

The Light Shelf by Jong-su Kim.

Beautiful ‘Leaf’ pendant lights by Daniel Mato of Loomiosa.  

Japanese art collective TeamLab has used lighting to create a sea of spiraling whirlpools inside a Melbourne Art Museum.

Alpine APC 60 by Studio Endo

The Spaceship mood light by Hongseok Seo, Minkwan Seo & Jin D.

Geometrical woodspot lamp designed by Alessandro Zambelli.

Stunning chandeliers by Andreea Braescu with intricate porcelain leaves that are all individually handcrafted! 

Preciosa Lighting has installed a huge sculptural lighting feature based on the Arabic eight-pointed star inside the lobby of the Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel.

The Curl by Sebastian Bergne

Brick Light by Paolo Rizzatto.

Raptor Lamp by udnDesign & Funcus