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.
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.
Occasionally we come across a concept that forces us to second guess the authenticity of it. This was certainly the case with this picture-perfect design.
This prediction of what the next flagship phone from Apple could be looked convincingly realistic and it certainly highlights the strength of the company’s brand DNA. So, what new features does this XI concept bring to the table? The most significant of all is the leap forward in photographic capabilities; three independent lenses now reside on the rear of the device, creating the most versatile and immersive photography experience of any phone. What else is good about the camera? Well, as the linear camera spans the width of the device, it eradicates that undesirable wobble that we have been forced to become accustomed to!
It wouldn’t be a plausible iPhone concept without careful attention being paid to the subtle details and finish of the device; for the XI this comes in the form of San Francisco fog- a subdued shade of gold that complements the bead-blasted aluminum.
Designer: Philip Goolkasian
Not one, not two, but 3 independent lenses – creating the most versatile and immerse photography experience of any phone. And with the added room in the camera bar, additional dot projectors and proximity sensors enable even more photography and AR control.
Materials – San Francisco Fog
iPhone’s surface is reimagined with sandblasted glass – presenting a foggy, frosted quality that complements bead blasted aluminum, and protects against thumbprints and surface blemishes.
Tap anywhere you want. The linear camera design makes it possible to tap any corner of the screen while your phone stays perfectly in place.
I’m assuming there’s a big enough niche for people who like carrying their preferred poison with them wherever they go. I won’t lie, I’ve tried carrying bottles around on flights and they’re an intensely stressful experience. Thankfully I’ve never been the recipient of shoddy cargo-handling and my bottles have always come out intact, but that luck doesn’t extend to everyone. If a bottle is breakable, chances are it will break, so it’s best you be prepared with a product like the Travel Decanter, a glass decanter housed in a secure, double-walled low-tolerance stainless steel casing, designed specifically to withstand the physical toll of traveling.
The Travel Decanter was built for two things. Travel, and taste-preservation. A specially-crafted hand-blown decanter holds 500ml of whatever you pour into it, be it a special spirit, or a cocktail of choice. Unlike metal or polymer-based containers, the glass decanter doesn’t alter the taste of the drink within. The result is a truly well-preserved libation that doesn’t have any plastic-y taste or metallic notes. A wide neck on the decanter allows you to easily pour drinks into it, and even add a few ice-cubes of your own, while a stainless steel stopper with a silicone seal ensures your liquids are preserved in a spill-proof, air-tight environment. The decanter then slides into a double-walled stainless steel outer casing that keeps your drink chilled as well as protected from accidental bumps and spills courtesy the butter-fingers that handle our luggage at the airport. The stainless-steel casing screws together to stay securely shut, and opens at the middle to transform into two tumblers to drink from. In fact, there’s even 2oz indicator inside the glass so you know how much to pour, and a subtle design at the base of each tumbler around the rim, for easy gripping. When assembled, the Travel Decanter measures a mere 8.5 inches in height and 3.5 inches in width, slipping easily into suitcases, or even in the bottle-pouch of backpacks.
Calling the Travel Decanter a thermos or a flask would be like calling an iPad a computer. You’d be right in a strictly literal sense, but you’d also lose a lot in translation, because in many ways, the Travel Decanter is a very new category. Its job is preservation no doubt, but for a specific liquid and a scenario that surely demands a product (I don’t have statistics on how many bottles of alcohol break inside suitcases but I imagine it’s enough to be a headache). Ultimately the Travel Decanter helps you carry your favorite spirits with you, especially on business trips where you’d much rather sip on your own alcohol than rely on those incredibly expensive hotel room minibars, or on road-trips and picnics outside the city.
The Travel Decanter: Preserve Your Whiskey, Cocktails, and Wine
A 500 ml hand blown decanter, encased in 2 stainless steel double wall tumblers – designed to preserve your spirits during travel.
The Travel Decanter Drop Test
The double-wall stainless steel shell not only insulates remarkably, it provides impact and shock resistance. Above is a real-life video dropping the Travel Decanter directly onto concrete. It demonstrates the durability, and protection it provides to the borosilicate glass decanter.
Multiple award-winning NYC based product design studio Pensa is looking for an Industrial Design Intern to join their team in Brooklyn New York this fall. A small yet highly talented team powers the Pensa studio, and has resulted in over 100 internationally awarded projects with clients like Samsung, OXO, Pepsico, goTenna, Google, and many more. Backed by creativity as well as new technologies, Pensa prides itself in a unique design process that results in products born out of love and determination to improve quality of life through better user experiences.
We are Pensa, the Brooklyn creative force behind the D.I.Wire, Street Charge, the Merge urban bicycle and the ONEBLADE razor. We are looking for Industrial Design students or recent grads to join our team for a design internship or co-op.Pensa is known for its ability to create beautiful functionality. Our designers are inspired and creative problem solvers that develop product stories connecting back to the functional and emotional needs of people. Pensas designers love design and help our clients solve their hardest product challenges. They have a passion for creating complete and compelling solutions and have a keen eye for resolving every detail. If you have world-class talent, a passion for product design and invention, and a desire to work on a wide range of product experiences in a fun, creative and collaborative design studio, wed like to meet you.
As a design intern or co-op, you will: • Learn about real-world application of design practices and concept development through hands-on participation in both internal and client-based projects, and through the mentorship of our senior staff • Collaborate in qualitative fieldwork, brainstorming and ideation sessions • Build prototypes and mockups of your concepts (rapid prototyping and/or traditional fabrication) • Help with concept refinement, 3D CAD development and building of presentations • Collaborate on design reviews and decision making, articulating your point of view • Have ownership of your projects
This position requires: • You are pursuing a degree in Industrial Design and have completed at least 3 years of study or you are a recent grad • Excellent conceptualization and sketching skills • World class form giving ability • A hands-on approach, comfortable prototyping and working in a workshop • Great story-telling: the ability to communicate your design visions to your fellow team members and to clients • Some experience in preparing, executing and interpreting generative research • Expert-level knowledge of 2D illustration (Adobe Creative Suite) and 3D CAD software (Rhino & Solidworks preferred) • Understanding of materials, plastic and metal production processes, quality control and other techniques for manufacturing
Looking quite like an elaborate tissue box (that was before I learnt that the Konus was inspired by a shuttlecock from the game Badminton), the Konus lamp leaves quite an impact. Its base is soft and rounded, its top is jagged like an inverted umbrella, and together, they both look half-soothing, half-fun, and just really interesting. Created for Gantri, the Konus is 3D printed in entirety out of biodegradable PLA, and comes fitted with a warm LED light on the inside.
Raphael Pangilinan of Konus Design made the first version of Konus two decades ago as a teenager in the Philippines. “I didn’t have a lot of money, so I improvised using driftwood or pieces of metal. I first made Konus using bamboo, eventually moving on to hand-woven abacá fiber,” he says [image at the bottom]. “I never manufactured it on a large scale because it would have taken forever, but now 3D printing lets me do that.”
Konus is just a really fun lamp to have, for its simple yet different form. The base of the lamp, unlike most lamp bases, isn’t pot-shaped but is rather a complete sphere. Sitting on top of it is an un-traditional form too. While most lampshades have a trapezoid shape, Konus flips that shape upside down, making it wider on the top, and much longer. The result is a lamp that’s just fun to look at, whether it’s off and looking like an abstract sculpture, or on and casting a cozy, warm glow across the room.
How do you jog on a treadmill in space? How do you lift weights in a zero-gravity atmosphere? Exercising in outer space sounds like a rather strange problem because there isn’t much you can do that’s effort intensive, only because things are rather effortless in a situation without gravity!
The answer to how astronauts exercise in space is ‘friction training’. An astronaut’s physical fitness is paramount to the success of a space mission, and exercise equipment can often be bulky, occupying precious space in a rocket pod. Gyms built for space are often incredibly compact, multi-purpose pieces of equipment that use inertial technology to work your muscles, giving you the perfect workout with a decreased chance of injury. Friction training can be used down here on earth too. It’s efficient, and allows you to perform concentric and eccentric workouts with minimal risk of strain… and it has the ability to be compact enough to carry around in your hand.
Meet the Handy Gym. It isn’t a piece of equipment, it’s an entire gym that is capable of exercising every part of your body. Developed using NASA’s isoinertial technology, Handy Gym gives you access to one of the most scientifically backed workout methods of all time. After all, if it’s good enough for the international space station, it’s good enough for earth, right? The Handy Gym uses a pulley system and two solid steel inertial discs. Multiple accessories allow you to work different body parts, exercising your arms, legs, core, allowing you to stay fit, bulk up, lose weight, or even recover from injuries. Handy Gym is small enough to fit into a suitcase with the rest of your clothes, or in your dressing room drawer, to be used any time you want to work out. It weighs approximately 2 pounds too, so you can carry it anywhere you please. Designed for an effective, and more importantly safe workout, the Handy Gym packs a Bluetooth module too that lets you track your progress as you exercise, while the app even guides you through using the tiny multi-purpose device to work all parts of your body. Designed for three level of intensities, the Handy Gym comes with a choice of three steel discs ranging from low to medium and high power, while its set of accessories ensure that you get the entire gym experience in a deceptively small product that was designed to be quite literally out of this world!
Handy Gym: Portable, Powerful & Effective Inertial Training
Perform strength training exercises anywhere, anytime with this conical pulley device with NASA-based inertial technology.
Handy Gym offers functionality and efficiency comparable to expensive inertial pulleys and superior to large gym machines. This kind of strength training method is independent of gravity and it allows for anywhere resistance training without lifting even one pound… while offering stronger and safer fitness results.
Save money with their portable device.
Did You Know?
Isoinertial technology was developed for NASA in the 1990s to solve the problem of loss of muscle mass suffered by astronauts after long periods in space where, for lack of gravity, they could not exercise their muscles through conventional weights.
How Does Handy Gym Work
Presented in the form of a compact accessory of a two-pound, contact accessory, Handy Gym contains two inertial discs capable of converting its turn in strength of resistance. It comes with the accessories necessary to make it portable – from your home to the outdoors, you can now workout at any time!
Handy Gym also comes with a wide variety of gripping elements that allow you to perform up to 200 different exercises and work any muscle group you want.
I have to hand it to designer Pei-Ju Wu, for the clever way they have integrated a planter, side table and lamp, into this amazing piece of furniture that you can place in your living room. The lines are blurred due to the multiple functionalities of this piece, but the ingenious way they complement each other and come together as The Oasis, is commendable.
Picture this – you have a planter at the base of a table, which keeps green thanks to the integrated LED lights, and stays hydrated via the clever funnel found at the center of the table top. Excess water simply drips down to the collection tray and evaporates back into the air.
Moreover, the capillary action sucks in the water for the plants, making physics an integral part of the design. An idea that has been done-to-death (planter + table + lights), however, the Oasis gets it right and elevates the entire proposition.
Designer: Pei-Ju Wu
The central funnel of the glass table top is the water outlet, and the water can be irrigated down to the soil by the central pipe.
The water required by the plant is poured from the center of the table top, and the funnel flows down the pipe to the soil, helping the plants to replenish moisture through the capillary principle between the soils.
An LED strip is placed in the center of the planting area, and a built-in time switch illuminates the plant to provide proper light to live. And it can also be used as a situational light at night.
The plants in the table are naturally drooping like a beautiful tablecloth, lying there quietly to accompany with you,and allowing “natural” could “naturally” integration into the atmosphere of the home.
The main body is dark gray, with a slightly green reflective glass on the top as the tabletop, hoping to highlight the green color of the plant.
OASIS is both botanic and furniture. By redefining the relationship between “natural” and “artificial objects”, potted plants are no longer corner decorations but a new statement of “the coexistence of furniture and nature ” in the interior.
Excess water can pass through the hole and flow along the central pipe to the lower collecting pan and return to the atmosphere through natural evaporation.
Yanko Design has offices in USA, Canada and Japan, but not many of you know that we had an office in the satellite city of Pune, India and I used to drive up the 200 km distance between Mumbai and Pune, twice a week, every week, for almost 2 years. As a person who has spent considerable time on the freeway, what I know for sure, is that you can never be over-prepared for the highway ride and a flat-tire is one of the most common setbacks that you can experience.
It never occurred to me, that I can equip myself with a tire inflator for the road. It would have saved me the trouble of calling the towing services, plus it could have given me the peace of mind, to know that I had a solution, right in the palm of my hands. For example, the Norshire Mini Tire Inflator, which is the World’s smallest and most portable tire inflator air compressor. Measuring a mere six inches in the battery-less version and very compact, this device fits into the glove compartment of cars.
Imagine the amount of trouble this thang could have saved me from!
And sometimes you just don’t learn … this morning I was in a hurry to submit my visa application papers, and had an 8:00 am appointment. A look at my car’s left front-wheel tire, and I knew it was deflating slowly. On my way to the embassy, I must have driven past at least ten tire repair shops, but they were all closed due to the early hour. An easy remedy for such experiences is The Norshire Mini Tire Inflator.
What I really like about the device is its size, agreed that most tire inflators are designed to be bulky – to accommodate hollow space which help in cooling down of the device – The Norshire Mini addresses this issue by employing a powerful cooling fan that ventilates 50L of air per minute and aluminum alloy air cylinder with cooling fins.
Designed by a team of engineers and innovators, The Norshire Mini has some very compelling reasons to make it your must-have gear in the car. The cylinder shape earns it the required brownie-points, as this is what makes it easily stow-able. It hosts a tiny OLED display and capacitive touch, to make it easy to operate. The display showcases the current tire pressure and then the setting to which you want to inflate the tire with.
Some of the intuitive features include: built-in microcomputer that measures the tire pressure when hooked to a tire. Automatic stop function, when you hit the sweet spot (preset tire pressure). It monitors internal temperature and kicks in the cooling fan based on the heat generated. It also hosts alerts that warn you against high or low pressures, overheating etc. Thankfully you will not have to charge the device repeatedly as the stand-by power consumption is less than 1mA. What this means is that you can keep it in the standby mode for a year before you recharge it.
Very easy to use, The Norshire Mini is available in Battery-less, Battery and Power version. For about $50, you can have unlimited peace of mind, when you are on the road. Moreover, it’s all in your control. Smart, easy to use, powerful and quiet, that is The Norshire Mini for you!
World’s smallest and most portable tire inflator and air compressor.
The Norshire team are a bunch of engineers, makers, innovators who strive to make a difference by designing car accessories with a minimalist philosophy. This time around, they present to you Norshire Mini, the world’s smallest and most portable tire inflator ever.
What is Different in The Norshire Mini Tire Inflator
When you think of tire inflator, you probably think of bulky devices that are huge. They simply don’t fit in our modern era predominated by aesthetics that Apple products and Tesla cars embodies. They have a common flaw: a lot of wasted space.
The Norshire Mini is so compact that it measures only 156mm/6in (batteryless version), 208mm/8.2in (battery version) in length and 40mm/1.6in in diameter.
Designers of those tire inflators wouldn’t agree there’s any space wasted in their products because those hallows are critical for their inflators to cool down. How does Norshire Mini get rid of the heat from a fast spinning motor and the compressed air? A powerful cooling fun that ventilates 50L of air per minute and aluminum alloy air cylinder with cooling fins.
How to Stow The Norshire Mini Tire Inflator
Now you can just throw your tire inflator, which is Norshire Mini of course, in the glove box, car door compartment or anywhere in the car and hit the road, or throw it in your backpack and bike away with peace of mind.
Norshire Mini – Compact & Portable
The Norshire Mini Tire Inflator is Sleek
Unlike any tire inflator you’ve seen before, Norshire Mini is a sleek and clear shaped cylinder. It is the first tire inflator that got rid of all physical buttons and features a 0.91in, 128*32 resolution OLED display with capacitive touch.
Even when you don’t need to inflate your tires, you can connect Norshire Mini to them at any time to gauge the tire pressure. The screen shows your current pressure immediately when connected.
The Norshire Mini Tire Inflator is Smart
The built-in microcomputer manages the whole system meticulously.
– It instantly measures the tire pressure when connected to a tire. – It automatically stops when it hits the preset tire pressure. – It monitors internal temperature real time and regulates the cooling fan accordingly. – High/low voltage alerts, over/under pressure alerts, overheating alert, built-in buzzer and flashing display with words.
The microcomputer does a great job in power management too. The stand-by power consumption is less than 1mA, so the device could sit idle for a whole year after a full charge without being over discharged.
The Norshire Mini Tire Inflator is Easy to Use
Minimalism isn’t just a design language shown in the exterior design but a philosophy that sips into very corner of our professional life and very detail of our products. Norshire Mini has only 4 touch buttons, one Power key, one Start/Pause key and a pair of +/- keys to set pressure values. It’s so simple that you won’t even need a manual to operate it.
The Norshire Mini Tire Inflator is Powerful
The team has utilized a top notch high intensity ferromagnet 380 motor that is small in size but fast in operation, 30,000 rpm, and big in power output, 56w to be specific. The whole system produces 18kg of torque, enabling Norshire Mini to produce 12bar/1.2Mpa/174psi of air pressure and pump 10-17 Liters of air per minute.
The Norshire Mini Tire Inflator is Quiet
All the high manganese steel gears are precisely regulated to realize dynamic equilibrium, and the whole device is very tightly sealed, making it significantly quieter than a regular tire inflator.
The Norshire Mini Tire Inflator is Safe – Watch Demo Below
Norshire utilizes high quality lithium iron phosphate battery, which works well under temperature from -20℃ and 75℃/-4℉ and 167℉, is significantly less prone to spontaneous ignition and explosion than other types of battery, has a life of use up to 7 years, and is environment friendly because it contains no heavy metals, rare metals or toxins.
The Norshire Mini Tire Inflator – Peace of Mind
High reliability, low maintenance, durable, and guaranteed for life
The product is so simple that there’s barely anything that could go wrong. Don’t be fooled by its pretty looks, it’s tough. Toss it anywhere for however long time, you can still pull it out to inflate. A full charge allows it to sit idle for a whole year. But in the rare case something does go wrong, we got your back.
The Norshire Mini Tire Inflator’s Evolution
The Norshire Mini Tire Inflator – Three Versions
Battery-less, Battery and Power version
The Norshire Mini Tire Inflator’s Charging and Powering
Norshire Mini can be powered and recharged, in the case of the battery version, via a cigarette lighter that comes with or a 5V/2A DC adapter like those we use to charge our cellphones. Of course 5V is not enough to power our device, the pack includes a special charging cable, that boasts the voltage to 12V.
It’s been a while that someone has made the effort to redesign the microwave from the ground up. So far it’s only about adding features and technology. The Hybrid & Wide-Oven gives a whole new form for the oven – round! It also hosts four little pots to hold condiments and seasonings that you could use in the dish that you are cooking in the oven.
The purpose of the round design, is so that you can remove your dish with more ease and not burn your hands. I can live with that insight – and to be honest, most homes can do with the new form. My only worry is the stowing of ingredients on top of the oven. Typically you want to keep this space empty and for ventilation, but you never know … this concept could spark a debate or new thinking.
The Capsule Chair/Sofa set, with its soft felt fabric and its perfect geometric design is simply inviting. Pastel colors and soft curves give the capsule its cozy appeal, while the wood + powder-coated metal frames give it a stability without taking away from the softness. All in all, the Capsule looks like a soft-boiled egg on a wooden-leg egg-cozy. Sit in the Capsule and as your behind sinks into the cushion, you notice your peripheral vision getting narrowed. Its cocoon-esque design covers your sides and your top, blocking not just vision but also absorbing audio, leaving you in a tranquil bubble as you sleep, read, or work. A perfect chair/sofa set for someone who doesn’t want to make idle chit-chat and just wants to be!