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The Arrival of Super Magnesium

  In the course of focusing on new innovations, products and technologies I will typically avoid the unproven, recent laboratory breakthrough or the idea that might be several years away from being a tangible product available to the consumer. In this sense, the new generation Magnesium allow, dubbed Super Magnesium by Allite, is the antithesis […]

Book Reviews

The Maker Movement’s Influence on the Design World

Lauded as the “first ever advanced-level guide to making anything imaginable,” The Maker’s Field Guide provides creatives with a handy frame of reference, specifically geared toward those who want to know the basics of a variety of mediums. Written by professional designer Christopher Armstrong, this book promises to combine Armstrong’s decade-plus of practical experience, with […]

Industry News

Why Dyson Is Well Positioned for the Electric Car Space

Written by Dave Mazovick Over the past few years it has become known and acknowledged that Dyson is planning to enter the electric car arena by with what it describes as innovative, forward thinking products that will rethink and refashion ground transportation both technologically and in terms of aesthetics. Much like Tesla, Dyson is very heavily defined by its […]

Events

Afterburn: Design for Manufacturability Using SolidWorks

AFTERBURN: Design for Manufacturability Using SolidWorks WHAT: Design Engine is hosting our AfterBurn networking event with a discussion in our Chicago studio.  Join us Thursday, October 18th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at 4043 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 301, Chicago, IL 60613. Food and beverages will be provided. Doors open at 5:00 PM once class wraps […]

Industry News

2018 International Design Excellence Award Winners Announced

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) announced this year’s International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) winners at their annual ceremony this past week. The annual IDEA gala, held this year on Sept. 19 at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA, is one of the most prestigious design competitions globally. Every year, IDSA’s jury […]


 
 
 

 
The shape of the building, designed by Los Angeles-based Clive Wilkinson Architects, was angled to evoke a futuristic bike helmet.

This Motocross Company’s Office Kinda Makes Me Want To Quit My Job And Ride Dirt Bikes All Day

When motocross apparel company Fox Head Inc. decided to move its headquarters to an 82,000-square-foot warehouse in Irvine, California, the company wanted to ensure that its boxy new digs would stand out. As a company that ou...
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BMW Unveils the C Evolution Electric Scooter

BMW Motorrad has been busying itself perfecting an electric scooter design for some time now and, following the early prototype E Scooter we first reported on last year, and the more fully formed Concept e model which popped up...
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Starship

DARPA Funds Starship to Develop Human Interstellar Flight Capabilities

Voyager 1, which is now in the outermost layer of the heliosphere that forms the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space, is set to be the first man-made object to leave the Solar System. It has taken the car-s...
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Plans Proposed to Build Wooden Skyscraper in London

Cambridge University’s Department of Architecture, along with PLP Architecture and engineering firm Smith and Wallwork have proposed to build the tallest wooden skyscraper in London. The conceptual plan is an 80-story bui...
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Homage to a Visionary (Homaro Cantu 1976-2015)

                    It was in late 2004 that we at Design Engine first made the acquaintance of Homaro Cantu or Omar, as we have since called him. We heard a lot about...
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ARIS Sport Throws A New Curve at Skateboard Wheels

The ability to carve into turns is something that is valued by surfers, snowboarders and skateboarders alike. While water and snow are relatively easy to carve into, however, concrete and asphalt are most definitely not, puttin...
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