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Industrial Design | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

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Inside Cooper-Hewitt’s Permanet Collection, IDEO Selects

I haven’t had the chance to walk on over to the Cooper-Hewitt to check out their latest exhibitions, one being IDEO Selects. But I have had a chance to click […]

An interview with Ilkka Terho, CEO of Valvomo

Last week Ilkka Terho, CEO of Valvomo located in Helsinki Finland took some time out of his trip to NYC to have lunch and talk design with me. If you […]

High’n Low Silicone Shim

Design wise, it’s always cool to see what people you know are up to after a couple of years of working. This is especially true of some of the industrial […]

Joey Roth and his website

Even while Noah is keeping busy, he still has time to connect people that he thinks should meet. That’s what he did recently when he did a virtual introduction with […]

It’s always a good idea to combine photographs of jets with cool watches

Every once in a while I’ll come across a Bell & Ross watch ad and just be taken back by the design of the watch. Ok, I don’t like all […]

I Love My Chair, the book and pdf…

About a year ago I came across a site that asked a very simple question. Why do you love your chair? Along with submitting a photo the site asked a […]

2+1 = chairs + table

How cool is this idea? From the Seoul based designer’s SDESIGNUNIT, they’ve created the 2+1. Other things to check out includes their other products and inspiration sections.

Measuring Time

I can’t help but rave about my new watch, the NOOKA ZEN-H. The idea of measuring time in a different way is very cool. It’s almost like a new philosophy. […]

Distance Measurement for Dogs?

When I first saw the SNiF® Tag via La Famille I thought it was like the new Nike/iPod integration thing but for dogs. Just by looking at the device I […]

One Laptop Per Child Interface

Sure, everyone is talking about the $100 laptop. But what exactly does it look like on the inside and what is it exactly going to do? Well there’s some hints […]

Nooka Website

The Nooka Website is as amazing as their watches. I really like the different levels of hierarchy of elements going on with the site. Some elements are more frivolous then […]

National Design Awards Winners Panel Notes

Taking advantage of the fact that I finally live in NYC, I went to the National Design Awards Winners Panel. I really enjoyed the talk, though at times I wondered […]

Looking Down: how the volume/channel rockers moved up

After years about hearing about TiVo in Canada where the cable monopoly kept the recording device out, it’s nice to finally have the capability to start recording shows now that […]

IKEA product naming system

Have you ever wondered how and why IKEA products are named the way they are? According to Wikipedia, names are used as opposed to code numbers because it’s easier to […]

More Video Clips

By now you’ve probably read and watched the vido clips from TED. But did you know that GEL (Good Experience Live) has posted clips of a lot of their presenters […]

Crumpler mini matches

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Montreal, a “City of Design”

The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization awarded Montreal a “UNESCO City of Design”. The only other cities to have been given the award are Buenos […]

UPS getaway car

no words can describe how awesome this is

Tina’s Back

After taking a couple weeks off to deliver a beautiful baby girl, swissmiss is back to fine form. Be sure to say hello at http://swissmiss.typepad.com

What’s Your Project?

Looking for something to do over the next couple days – check out http://www.whatsyourproject.com and if that’s not enough there’s www.52projects.com

Virtual Key System

I seem to be on a digital kick these days. Between the wifi shoes and umbrellas to this RFID idea – I’m finding the interaction between objects and visible action […]

World Cup Ball

You can read up on the new World Cup ball at www.soccerballworld.com/Teamgeist.htm via crit


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