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Product Reviews

Incase Perforated Snap Case

Posted April 13th, 2012 by Design-Engine

My iPhone has been clothed in the new Incase Perforated Snap Case the last few days, and I’m loving how incredibly light it is, yet nice matte black feel… and the perforations actually give it a little bit more grippiness! Well, for this feature and giveaway they’ve given us a little more insight into their […]

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Industry News

Revolutionizing Night Vision in Lexington

Posted February 9th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Imagine you could see through the smoke, haze and darkness caused by structure fire and accurately locate people trapped among the debris and save their lives. To do this, your eyes would need to see far beyond our limited capacity to see colors deeper than red. You would have to see the always available radiation […]

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Popular Science Review: Top 10 Inventions for 2011

Posted January 13th, 2012 by Design-Engine

In the five years that Popular Science has run the Invention Awards, we’ve seen a lot of remarkable things come out of people’s garages. Some are designed to treat the sick or save the planet. Others are simply fun to play with. But no matter what the purpose, the brilliance of the inventions and the […]

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FitDesk – Folding Laptop Exercise Bike

Posted December 15th, 2011 by marvinflores

Are you a person that spends half their life behind a screen? Then if you’re like me, you’re probably thinking that a little bit more exercise should go into your daily routine. FitDesk introduces the Folding Laptop Exercise Bike, made for it’s users to be able to exercise, while working behind a laptop. Gamers too […]

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Industry News

GrabCAD Review: Engineering Community with Free CAD Library

Posted December 12th, 2011 by Design-Engine

GrabCAD is a community founded by mechanical engineers. It is also a place for engineers to share their talent, expand knowledge, find a dream project and work with tools and features that make life better. Their HQ is located in Boston, MA with the development team in Estonia. Becoming a Member for FREE GrabCAD is […]

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Electronics

Big Blue Audio – Big Blue Live Wireless Speakers

Posted December 9th, 2011 by marvinflores

Need a little more sound around the house? Wouldn’t it be nice to expand the loudness of what you’re listening to even louder? Big Blue Live Wireless Speakers by Big Blue Audio has the gadget just for you for just that. The Big Blue Live Wireless Speakers are designed with a slick white and and […]

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Power/Cord Management

Pivot Power – A Flexible Power Strip

Posted December 7th, 2011 by justinanguyen

How many times have you had the problem of not being able to utilize all the outlets on a power strip? Our office utilizes countless power strips, but I know we use a lot more than we should. It’s also frustrating and annoying to have to rearrange cords and adapters when you’re using different ones […]

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Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

X2CV – High Speed Military Vehicle

Posted December 2nd, 2011 by Design-Engine

The XC2V FLYPMode is one imposing looking vehicle. Also known as the Experimental Crowd-derived Combat Support Vehicle, DARPA has billed this mean machine as the “first crowd-sourced, militarily relevant vehicle design.” After being selected as the winning entry to DARPA’s design-the-next-Humvee competition, Local Motors tricked out the XC2V FLYPMode in just 14 weeks. For now, […]

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Electronics

The Hot Rox Electronic Hand Warmer

Posted November 17th, 2011 by Design-Engine

The cold weather has already reached some of us, and are not enjoying it. Those of us that absolutely hate it how our hands feel when they reached that cold temperature, there’s something else for you besides heat packs. The Hot Rox Electronic Hand Warmer is designed to be held in your hands and keep […]

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Electronics

Eclipse By Sebastien Sauvage

Posted November 17th, 2011 by Design-Engine

What is this mysterious thing? A chair? Vaccum cleaner? Oxygen generator? None of the above. This product by Sebastien Sauvage call the “Eclipse” is actually a phone. It super slick with no wire attached. The Eclipse is a DECT phone, which consists of a base unit and handset embedded together in a single and continuous […]

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Electronics

Light Field Camera By Lytro

Posted November 2nd, 2011 by Design-Engine

Tired of the usual auto-focus,shutter lag, unnecessary modes, dials, flash, and settings? Lytro has launched an ultra-compact light field photography camera that allows users to take pictures without having to focus the lens. So your probably thinking “What is a light field camera, and why is it so cool?” The Lytro camera has the ability […]

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Toy

Arctic Force Snowball Blaster By Wham-O

Posted October 27th, 2011 by Design-Engine

Want the coolest gadget around when the snow comes? The Arctic Force Snowball Blaster is the right toy for you. The design of this gadget is derived from both, a slingshot and catapult. It also has 3 compartments which enables it’s user to store 3 snowballs at a time. To use it, you just insert […]

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Furniture

Large Extending Dining Table By BoConcept

Posted October 11th, 2011 by Design-Engine

Looking for a table that has the ideal combination of beautiful design and functionality? This extending dining table designed by Morten Georgsen is the perfect match. This table extends effortlessly for you to make room for extra guests and is an easy one hand semi automatic extension operation. The tabletop has rounded corners and is […]

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Bathroom/Washroom

Coloured Glossy Acrylic Bathtub By Allia

Posted September 27th, 2011 by Design-Engine

Tired of the usual boring white bathtub? Well Allia has something in store for you. Very stylish, this bath is made from glossy red translucent acrylic. Adding originality to it, it is fixed on a specific metallic supporting construction. This bathtub give you the opportunity to relax and take care of your skin at the same […]

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Furniture

Bull by Ander Lizaso

Posted September 27th, 2011 by Design-Engine

Designed by Spanish designer Ander Lizaso, take a look at this cute child’s chair. This is more than a chair, can you guess what else it can be used for? Made out of cut Baltic birch plywood, Bull is a tiny chair with a backrest shaped like a spinning wheel. The backrest is shaped like […]

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Furniture

Martini Chair by Zoran Svraka

Posted September 9th, 2011 by Eric Cordell

This modern design, inspired by the classic shape of the martini glass, brings hard and soft elements together to create comfortable and flexible seating. Screwless and glueless, the only components of the Martini Chair are it’s plywood seat, back, and base, and binding elastic string held firm by metal locks. All it’s missing is the […]

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Baby/Toddler

Fresco Highchair

Posted July 13th, 2011 by justinanguyen

I live in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, and the Division St. area has tons of restaurants, bars, and boutiques. Although I have no kids of my own, I love the baby/children’s boutique called Grow, which offers very modern and organic design for everything kids from furniture to strollers to clothes. There’s 2 versions […]

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Instruments

Taylor 814CE Guitar

Posted July 11th, 2011 by Eric Cordell

Taylor 814CE – Hand crafted acoustic guitar, built with fine tone woods. (Including Indian Rosewood, Sitka Spruce, American Mohogany, and Ebony)

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Furniture

FlexibleLove

Posted July 6th, 2011 by alexsimes

FlexibleLove is a seating piece of furniture designed by a Taiwanese designer Chishen Chiu. Although most often referred to as a chair, FlexibleLove is capable of taking multiple forms including some that serve sculptural purposes instead of seating.

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Bar

The Fiesta Bar

Posted July 6th, 2011 by justinanguyen

Design consortium Archirivolto has teamed up with manufacturer Vondom to offer the lightweight and light-in-spirit – and aptly named – Fiesta Bar. The piece is sort of an homage to the familiar ensemble of movable accoutrements that accompanies the summer scene. And while potential detractors might complain that there’s yet another plastic furnishing in the […]

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