Apple's smart packaging solution has us wondering: how can product containers convenience our lives?
Earlier this month, in an interview with the Financial Times, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design Jonathan Ive confirmed that luxury editions of the Apple Watch will arrive in leather boxes that will retain function as magnetic charging docks. Speaking to the added functionality of Apple packaging, Ive says:
Our reader's favorite bite-sized videos for the month
With March all but gone, PSFK presents this month’s most popular quick-hit idea videos found on Facebook and in Podcast. March’s most popular Quick Thinking vids contained a mix of faux birthday suits, a sleeker and sexier version of 3D printing and real-time fun with LEGO bricks linked to a digital model platform.
Designer Ashley Heather reimagines information tech into eco-friendly accessories
A model who sports Ashley Heather jewelry might seem as if she’s showing off your average gold band or string of necklaces. In actuality, the quality of product is anything but average: the handcrafted line of goods are simple and elegant everyday wears refurbished from circuit boards.
An Emirati artist explores Japanese influences in an exclusive furniture collection
In a world where matter seems infinitely manipulatable on our screens, the field of furniture is always interesting because it provides constraints of functionality and style. In this vein, Emirati artist Aljoud Lootah has designed furniture that despite being crafted from teak, copper and felt, appears to shrink, fold and collapse, much like the products of the Japanese art of origami.
The Wundershine roller system lets you magically swap your real-life framed prints
Among home decorating trends that have emerged since the rise of digital technology, few really acknowledge computers’ steady takeover. With cheap and abundant cloud storage on the rise, it turns out that having your photos in a physical form is a luxury—of the kind you might continue to display in your home.
Ooho! is an elegant, edible container that may change how we distribute water
Eliminating plastic water bottles has been an obsession for industrial designers for ages, with large organizations like The Food and Water Watch and many universities getting on board. Startup Skipping Rocks Lab has its own intriguing solution: an edible, flexible water “blob” container called the Ooho!
Life Paint easy spray-on aims to reduce injuries and fatalities by increasing visibility
Volvo’s record of developing and implementing safety systems in their vehicles spans their entire history. Recently they’ve debuted a new ‘paint’ aimed at cyclists to make them more visible to drivers at night and reduce the chance a motorist might hit them under poor visibility.
Former Yahoo and Twitter designers bring engineering and design expertise to age-old tradition with NeuBible
Bible and design aren’t typically two words that can be used interchangeably, nor are bible and technology synonymous with one another. But a Twitter product designer and a Yahoo design director have bridged the two to create NeuBible, a beautifully intuitive bible app for the modern consumer.
Day & Night Light taps design to solve widespread health issue
Dutch designer Eléonore Delisse has created a light to combat symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a cyclical form of depression. The Day & Night Light is a lamp that oscillates and changes over a 24-hour cycle to coordinate with the human circadian rhythm.