Oblong is a bold, contemporary take on the classic rectangular timepiece created by Kilo, a design studio headed by Lars Larsen for danish brand Bulbul.
A hybrid of past and present with a distinctly modernist edge. Oblong is made from the best, most resilient components available, such as Italian leather, sapphire crystal, steel mesh bands from Pforzheim in Germany and a Swiss-made movement with 10 years of battery life.
Every single component on the Oblong watch is custom-made for Bulbul; from the hands, the crown, the buck and the loop, to the leather straps, the case back and the sapphire crystal glass.
You can order yours via Kickstarter
This digital inhaler is a practical and innovative asthma device created by design firm Cardboard Helicopter for Global Prime Healthcare.
From the designers: Global Prime Healthcare approached us with the desire to add an innovative delivery mechanism for self-management of asthma and COPD. We developed a digital inhaler to include a digital readout to allow patients to know more about the inhaled dosage, the amount of pumps that remain, as well as insight about the optimal moments to use the device, all in real time. The intuitive application was also developed to detect impairment in medication usage, and boasts enhanced product stability and increased lung penetration of the medication. The back lit LCD screen links to a cartridge, providing a consistent readout for patients so they won’t ever be without medication when they need it. The design went through months of hands-on testing and ethnography development to ultimately produce an inhaler that was easy to use, ergonomic and intuitive for asthma and COPD sufferers of all ages.
Having completed extensive research on the difficulties of using an inhaler, we wanted to design the first inhaler to allow users to use their entire hand to apply pressure, instead of just an index finger. This provides children, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities or arthritis with an easy and pain-free way to delivery medication through the device.
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Trace by Studio Ayaskan, is a clock that shows the passage of time by leaving a trail of color as time passes. The design was created for Lexus Design Awards 2016 with the mentorship of Snarkitecture. The piece responds to the the theme of anticipation.
“Through “Trace”, we wanted to show that there is a connection between the past present and future. We wanted to visualise the passing of time. In order to both take a moment to reflect on the present and realise that the present not only leaves traces in our past, but also sets the path to our possible futures.”
The Copenhagen is a stylish bluetooth speaker for women designed by studio Design-People for sound systems brand Vifa. Inspired by Scandinavian design and created for women, the speaker comes in 6 colors and is covered with a special-woven textile material produced by Europe’s leading manufacturer of design textiles, Kvadrat.
“Creating authentic sound has been our passion for more than 80 years. Copenhagen weaves years of refined craftsmanship with contemporary lifestyle. With its light Nordic design, the loudspeaker plays elegantly together with the surroundings. Simple to use and portable, Copenhagen lets you create the atmosphere to suit your moment. It’s pure enjoyment in every detail.”
Copenhagen will be available soon via website.
Spike Aerospace, designers of the Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet, has just announced another innovation in aircraft design they plan to incorporate into the jet.
The new supersonic jet will feature a revolutionary windowless passenger cabin so no more glaring sun and no more shades to pull down or push up. Instead, the interior walls will be covered with a thin display screens embedded into the wall. Cameras surrounding the entire aircraft will construct breathtaking panoramic views displayed on the cabin screens. Passengers will be able to dim the screens to catch some sleep or change it to one of the many scenic images stored in the system.
Spike S-512 is a supersonic jet that will enable travelers to reach destinations in half the time it currently takes. Passengers will be able to fly from NYC to London in 3-4 hours instead of 6-7 hours. LA to Tokyo in 8 hours instead of 14-16 hours.