Design Stories

Design Stories featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Bellpipes

Bellpipes is an innovative bicycle bell. It combines a whistle with a bell and allows cyclists to choose different sounds as alarms according to the road conditions they face. The Bellpipe whistling is made by the wind power. Through The wind tunnel effect it can make sound with no electric power. The speed of the bike make the wind blow the whistle and sound the alarm. When The cyclist need to make long time alarm sound. They can switch the Bellpipe to whistle mode. The base of the Bellpipes is a revolving axle at 90 degrees. It can shut off the whistling while maintaining the bell function.

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Tradition CDN Custom

"A more resonant and structurally stronger guitar", was Mike Miltimore’s goal and along the way he discovered how to make the neck adjustable for action and intonation. Hand Built in Kamloops BC Canada, many models feature 100% domestic woods. Mike and his team have created the ultimate playing machine that fixes many problems with traditional guitar designs. They are "The Adjustable Acoustic That Plays Like an Electric" Big, Broad, and balanced tone that's perfect in the studio, around the campfire, or at home. Riversong Guitars is Canadian Innovation and Quality.

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Blackout

Custom77 has been designing original guitars since 2008. The Blackout is a mix of retro/vintage and futuristic concept, inspired by 50's american cars. The body shape really fits to the musician body and gives a feeling of confort. It's equipped with handwounded pickups and the highest hardware available. Terry Burrows, biggest selling guitar writers in the world, is "in love with Custom77 designs" and will introduce their work in the next "1001 guitars you must play before you die".

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Ampfly

Our design is a protective smartphone case that amplifies the sound output of a mobile device. It delivers up to three times volume amplification and uses absolutely no electronics or batteries to function. This case is made to improve media sharing amongst friends and listening to music on the phone. It can be used whenever and wherever needed, even in noisy places. The volume increase and sound quality outperform any comparable amplifiers by far. Besides functionality, the case’s attractive design and high-grade material make it a quality product. It is designed and manufactured in the UK.

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Twitter Mirror

Twitter Mirror is a social networking selfie booth for celebrities to take photos at specialty events. It holds a tablet at an optimal camera height and uses the Twitter Mirror App to take the photo which is instantly shared online. The Twitter bird being an iconic brand identity, a birdhouse with a 3D visual illusion was designed. A stylus that appears as a bird perch is to add a personal signature on the photo. Twitter Mirror has integrated LED lighting and can be flat packed for shipment.

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A TRANSFORMATION FORMULA

With the task of building a dream that would become the seed of change in people’s hearts, we came up with a four-element approach: defining a department’s identity (where we synthesized their Balance Score Card to 5 attitudes represented by visual icons which assembled a transformation formula), designing the culture, training change agents and creating a communications campaign system that would keep the new culture in people’s minds everyday.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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