As technology advances and popularity increases, the size of wireless earphones is dramatically decreasing. Whilst this not only makes the devices appear visually very similar to each other, more significantly it makes them extremely easy to lose! Both of these issues have been addressed with Pretzel, a unique and intriguing concept that certainly looks like a more practical alternative for the real world!
Pretzel’s distinguishing feature is the ring that sits on the external side of each device; the positioning of this soft-touch ring is adjustable so that it does not impede on the earphone’s comfort. A fabric loop elegantly attaches to each ring, connecting the devices together in a distinctive and visually interesting manner. Each of the earphones carries a simplistic and fuss-free aesthetic which has been enhanced through careful attention to detail at the CMF stage of the design process; texture and color separate the loop from the earphones, leading to a beautifully tactile and complete product.
Taking inspiration from the twelve-sided polygon, the Dodecagon Watch uses the geometric shape and a commonly found density/opacity trick to create a watch that’s literally different and mysterious at the same time.
The crystal sitting atop the watch comes with a black tint which grows darker as the glass gets thicker. The dodecagon, being thickest at its center, therefore obstructs your view of the center of the dial. What you DO see, however, is the trail of light from glowing watch-hands at the end which points to the time. With a vibe that feels mysterious, ghostly even, the watch tells you time through these glowing hands that seem to appear from the darkness… and as a result, creating a visual that’s absolutely stunning to look at! Oh my lord, will you look at that minimal, beautiful packaging?!
This vase turns everything into low-res, 8-bit-ish mosaic awesomeness! Using a rather cleverly patterned/faceted acrylic piece, the Pixel vase just warps your perception of everything behind it, turning real life into a bunch of pixels. It’s a clever technique that not only brings dynamism to something as static as a flower-vase, but also is bound to delight people who see it (especially for the first time)!
I can’t help but imagine the creative possibilities for something like this! Could this be the new evolved form of minimalism? Not actually being minimal, but rather taking something and ‘minimizing’ its resolution to make it seem pixelated. What do you think?!