Dimensioning for Designers!

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Most of the world uses the metric system. Except a handful of countries. Needless to say, that’s enough for us to be stuck in a war between inches and millimeters, and feet and meters. To make matters more complicated, digital measurements came in. Pixels per inch, picas, the works. The Lindlund Scale (by Lindmarker and Marklund, it could have just as easily been called the Markmarker Scale!) is a scale designed to solve ALL dimensional woes, both physical as well as virtual! It comes with dimensioning for the metric system, the imperial system, as well as picas and PPI. Doesn’t matter what kind of creative you are, you’re going to love this scale! Whether you design products or apps, the Lindlund scale always comes handy!

Another nifty addition to the scale is the referencing system for Apple products! Across the scale’s body, at regular intervals, you’ll see markings for iPhone and iPad widths and heights! Now isn’t that just smart!

Designers: Axel Lindmarker and Jens Marklund

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A Watch From the Skies!

I’ll just say that smartwatches will never be as classy as mechanical timepieces. Circuit boards aren’t charming, but there’s a certain hypnotic allure of a Swiss movement that just can’t be beaten! Additionally, smartwatches are ultimately treated as commodities, and bragging rights are given to those who sell millions. With mechanical watches however, the more limited your timepiece is, the more precious!

The Ferro AGL watch in that sense is the first truly limited crowdfunded watch. With not more than a 500 pieces (per watch style), it truly embodies something that most luxury crowdfunded watches don’t. Taking inspiration from classic airplanes of the 40s, the watch’s aesthetic is a melange between classic and modern. It comes with a tachymeter, therefore making it truly an aviation watch.

The AGL watches are available in Quartz and Automatic movement variants. While the quartz packs in the tachymeter and even a date display, the automatic has inside it the widely popular Swiss ETA 2824-2, and showcases a more contemporary style. However, the third and truly stunning variant boasts of a Swiss Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement and an incredible see-through back case. All watches have a double domed sapphire crystal sitting atop the dial. This crystal truly steals the show, with its absolutely perfect curvature, not just magnifying the dial face, but also providing some jaw-dropping reflections.

The Ferro Watches are ideal for the aircraft buff. Aptly named AGL, or Above Ground Level, the watches truly tip a hat to WWII aircraft designs. The watch body is manufactured in Switzerland, the holy grail for timepieces, and is made entirely out of 316L stainless steel and has a brushed finish that plays wonderfully against the light. The straps are made of the most premium Italian leather with contrast stitching, and a contrasting back. Like most crowdfunded watches, the Ferro AGL takes on the luxury watch industry by providing a watch that is built out of passion and embodies luxury without the luxury price tag. What’s different, aside from its style, is that the watch isn’t treated as a commodity. They’re truly limited edition, making them precious timepieces that only a select handful of people can own and deserve!

Designers: Ary & Bob Shahbakhshi

BUY IT HERE: $289.00 $600.00

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A light for Late-night Learners

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Designed for those who lack immediate access to electricity, the EnLight concept converts kinetic energy produced by the user to provide both direct and ambient illumination for work, studying, and a variety of other activities.

Combining inductor technology with a rotational switch, EnLight provides innovation with simple yet advanced tech. Specifically targeted at students with an active lifestyle, it harnesses kinetic energy produced when they’re moving throughout the day and recharges the battery for use at night. So long as one keeps moving, it can be used again and again!

Designer: Emre Kayganaci

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Stir-fry for Dummies

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The latest in a trend of task-specific appliances, Taurus is designed for stir-fry fanatics and is the first of its kind! Just as the name of the action suggests, stir-frying requires a great deal of attention. Taurus eliminates the need to continuously stir the ingredients by integrating an automatic stir feature. This way, users can add their ingredients, set it to cook, and concentrate on other kitchen tasks. Using a smartphone or the intuitive device interface, users can choose from a variety of food and preset cooking modes to ensure their specified dishes are just right each time.

Functionally speaking, the stir fryer simply houses a rotisserie style motor on the top that powers an implement, that stirs the vegetables slowly and surely. It’s the aesthetic however that should be the point of interest. An absolutely new product category should have a radically new form factor to help it differentiate from other appliances. While the Taurus certainly looks incredibly premium, with the brushed metal + jet black finish, it outwardly looks too much (and can get easily mistaken for) a rice cooker… which I don’t need to tell you, isn’t a good thing for an innovative, new product!

Designer: Chunghee Joe

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The latest in a trend of task-specific appliances, Taurus is designed for stir-fry fanatics and is the first of its kind! Just as the name of the action suggests, stir-frying requires a great deal of attention. Taurus eliminates the need to continuously stir the ingredients by integrating an automatic stir feature. This way, users can add their ingredients, set it to cook, and concentrate on other kitchen tasks. Using a smartphone or the intuitive device interface, users can choose from a variety of food and preset cooking modes to ensure their specified dishes are just right each time.

Functionally speaking, the stir fryer simply houses a rotisserie style motor on the top that powers an implement, that stirs the vegetables slowly and surely. It’s the aesthetic however that should be the point of interest. An absolutely new product category should have a radically new form factor to help it differentiate from other appliances. While the Taurus certainly looks incredibly premium, with the brushed metal + jet black finish, it outwardly looks too much (and can get easily mistaken for) a rice cooker… which I don’t need to tell you, isn’t a good thing for an innovative, new product!

Designer: Chunghee Joe

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