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Meet iSketchnote, Your Portable Digital Drafting Device

Posted January 23rd, 2015 by Design-Engine

If creativity is the center of human development, then ISKN‘s iSketchnote has truly expanded and optimized the horizons of our imaginations. In the past, companies such as Wacom have provided the means to use pens to touch digital surfaces. But the ISKN is much different than Wacom tablets and Livescribe pens. With the ISKN, you are […]

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EGO-Kits Give Downhill Mountain Bikes A Boost

Posted July 13th, 2012 by Design-Engine

While electric commuting bikes are currently experiencing a surge in popularity, electric mountain bikes such as the Conway E-Rider and the KTM eGnition are also showing up on tradeshow floors with increasing frequency. Most of these are designed as cross-country and/or trail bikes, with the idea that the motor can extend their range above the […]

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Product Reviews

Argon Employs Computational Fluid Dynamics In Developing Argon 18 Triathlon Bikes

Posted June 5th, 2014 by Design-Engine

Canada’s Argon 18 delivered one of the most unexpected but clearest category winners with their entry-level E-80 last year. Their new E-118 produces similarly standout performance at the premium end of the scale. Striking to look at and inspirational to ride, this chassis is going to be one to keep an eye out for this season. The E-118 […]

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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

Motorcycle Toilet

Posted June 22nd, 2011 by justinanguyen

The Motorcycle Toilet This design of the good ol’ loo may expensively replace thin paper seat covers or those saran-wrapped seats that cycle through with a press of a button prior to excusing yourself. Because if these two technologies are not available, then why not utilize a motorcycle-inspired toilet designed by Nelson Ayala. And knowing […]

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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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Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

This Bracelet is Not Just a Piece of Jewelry

Posted July 14th, 2015 by Design-Engine

The Leatherman Tread is a multitool that features 29 different tools, even a bottle opener, which link together to form a very sleek-looking bracelet. Each one of the links of this bracelet is made of strong stainless steel and is backed by Leatherman’s 25-year warranty. According to Leatherman President Ben Rivera, the inspiration for the […]

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BASICS Notebook – The Only Notebook You Will Ever Need

Posted July 10th, 2015 by Design-Engine

You buy a regular notebook to keep you organized, use it for a couple weeks and eventually it ends up in the bottom of some drawer in your house because it really wasn’t helping you all that much. Well, the brilliantly designed BASICS Notebook may just make staying organized and productive something that is achievable […]

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Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

GUNNAR OPTIKS – Eye-Strain Reducing Glasses

Posted March 15th, 2013 by Design-Engine

GUNNAR OPTIKS – Eye-Strain Reducing Glasses For people who spend hours a day in front of a computer screen like I do, eyestrain is a common occurrence. With this comes headaches and fatigue. In my search for ways to deal with this issue I came across a company named Gunnar who designs eye glasses for […]

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Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Glowing Plants: Natural Lighting With No Electricity

Posted April 30th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Create GLOWING PLANTS using synthetic biology and Genome Compiler’s software – the first step in creating sustainable natural lighting. What is Synthetic Biology? All living organisms contain an instruction set that determines what they look like and what they do. These instructions are encoded in the organisms’s DNA — long and complex strings of molecules […]

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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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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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Industry News

Edyn Smart Gadget Lets You Communicate With Your Garden

Posted August 11th, 2015 by Design-Engine

Gardening isn’t always an easy task, especially if you are new to it. The Edyn garden sensor gives your garden the ability to communicate with you. The solar-powered Edyn is placed into garden soil and is able to monitor soil moisture levels, nutrition and temperature. Each garden sensor can monitor an area of up to […]

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Passivhaus: The Passively Heated Home

Posted April 10th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Imagine a house that is so well designed and insulated that it maintains a 70 degree air temperature regardless of the outdoor air temperature. All of this in spite of not having a conventional furnace or heating system. This is exactly what is achievable and proliferated by a movement called Passivhaus, which, as the name […]

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Sleek Torpedo Scooter

Posted June 7th, 2011 by justinanguyen

The Torpedo Scooter …that’ll Break the Bank Design Engine appreciates sleek design in whatever form it may take. Anyone who knows Bart Brejcha knows that his true love/obsession are motorbikes. So with that thought in mind, we’d like to showcase a new children’s ride. Move aside Fisher- Price Power Wheels!! Czech designer Jerry Koza has […]

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Product Reviews

Bugatti Develops New Hypercar Hybrid

Posted August 8th, 2014 by Design-Engine

Stealing a bit of the supercar spotlight back from Hennessey and its Venom F5, Bugatti insiders have gotten to talking about the successor to the legendary Veyron. The car will reportedly use a hybrid powertrain to make it quicker and faster than any iteration of the Veyron, including the world record-breaking Super Sport. Let the next […]

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Industry News

Next Generation Survival Suit

Posted November 2nd, 2012 by Design-Engine

By: Bob Duncan A little history first…. As a pilot for Alaska Airlines, I have always been amazed by the fortitude of Alaskan fisherman. For three years I flew into Dutch Harbor; to say that it is a challenging airport to land at would be an understatement. However, even my most harrowing approaches and landings […]

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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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Events

CG Awards 2012 – New Application Award

Posted July 26th, 2012 by Design-Engine

This award recognises the best new content creation applications that have been released over the past year, which provide stable, useful and useable tools for the CG artist. CAST YOUR VOTE NOW! We’ve been at the heart of the CG industry for over a decade. Now we are proud to lead a celebration of the […]

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