Ben Pham from San Francisco based Character has dropped me an email with news of a recently completed project for Aether and their first product, Cone, a thinking music player that listens to your requests, picks up on your habits, and learns your tastes to create the perfect soundtrack for any moment. Character were approached to develop messaging strategy, create photography assets, and to re-design their website. Photography by Laurie Frankel.
Some new work from London based Commission with branding for Croft Knitwear, a menswear brand specialising in fine handmade luxury knitwear produced by Crofters of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. The image campaign was produced in collaboration with photographer Luke Evans, and showcases the high quality of the fabrics as well as reflecting the rural origins of the knitwear.
A new product available over at Ode to Things with this smart and flexible sweeper & dustpan designed by Jan Kochanski. The wooden sweeper is shaped to fit inside the hollow handle of the dustpan, which also functions as a funnel for easy disposal of the collected waste. This smart design also allows for the compact cleaning duo to be hung on a hook for convenient storage, helping to avoid misplacing either piece. Order one here.
To coincide with the announcement last week of Google's new modular smartphone; Project Ara, sensor-driven hardware designers; Lapka, have set out their concept for future Project Ara device modules heavily influenced by Lapka driven innovation and it looks pretty crazy. Read the full story behind the concept here.
An interesting collaboration between progressive light specialists Wästberg and product designers Industrial Facility launching soon at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. The Industrial Facility w152, is an electronic LED lamp that also provides intelligent USB power establishing new possibilities for the meeting point between light and electronics. Visit the mini-site here.