Design Stories

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

 

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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Jig-Saw

With urbanization being what it is, the ever shrinking kitchen has become a crowded place. Jig-saw allies the kitchen's complex and numerous needs with a dwindling space, without compromising, but rather enhancing aesthetics. The tiles placed on a pre-stainless-steel surface over the wall stripe, between counter-top and cabinets, are magnetised, mobile, removable, interchangeable and especially functional. Cutting board, Tray, Scale among others are morphed and custom-tiled on a wall, maximizing space, increasing practicality and adding personality to one of the main spaces in a home.

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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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warm Sheath

The design is used for protect people’s hands from freeze in cold weather. The design inspiration from cabbage, Cabbage is wrapped by leaf layers, which is not easy to blade inside is damaged by external forces. We use this element in the umbrella’s handle. that simulation principle of cabbage’s leaf layers. This is a kind of umbrella suitable for protect people’s hands from freeze in cold weather. The handle material using silica gel. The material can reached the effect of design, make the design smart

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Fidular

Fidular fuses modern acoustics and digital fabrication with traditional craftsmanship, enabling instant disassembly and interchangeability of chamber and shafts across different fiddles from Asia to the Middle East. The design manifests a vision of culture aware technology, the convergence of future and traditional technologies, engineered for cross cultural fluidity. Inspired by an apprenticeship, Fidular functions with traditional and novel digitally-fabricated chambers, allowing players to customize timbre by mixing and matching components from various traditions on-the-fly.

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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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