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Lights Out Ashtray

Eggcrate pattern + Ashtray = Form + Function.  While the undulating peaks and valleys lend a unique, yet familiar appearance, it primarily serves to safely extinguish the smoldering cherry of a cigarette. The convoluted interior surface is scaled to that of a cigarette so that when a butt is pushed into the ashtray, the cherry

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Egg Speakers

Giant egg?  Check.  Neoprene sack?  Check.  Induction charging dock? Check.  These are space age speakers. This luxury speaker unit combines the practicality of a portable sound system and striking modern design to create the antithesis to the boom box.  From the cord trap/ ipod cup, to the dense rubber ring on the underside of the

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A decade ago: 3D Ice Cream Illustrations

I’ve been using 3D graphic programs professionally since 1999. As a recent graduate from School of Communication Art (now known as Living Arts College)  in Raleigh, I went back to Sweden to work for two very large production houses within the printed media industry. This gave me the opportunity to work on some great accounts. The Hemglass account was

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Daniel Uppling: Zbrush Exercise

  One of the perks of working with The Product Farm is that we have a handful of talented collaborators working with us : Designers, 3D Artists, Sculptors, Animators, Illustrators and Programmers – throw a challenge at us and we have the talent to handle the job. Daniel Uppling is a former class mate of

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Surf Approved : Better Wax Comb

Wax combs are a necessary product for surfers.  They are tools used to scrape old wax from a surfboard so that fresh layer can be applied.  We were asked to design a quality item to be given away at a major surfing competition that attendees would actually keep.  We thought instead of just giving a

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Wind Powered Lantern

Being born and raised in Sweden (one of the most northern countries in Europe) our summer days are very long and sometimes everlasting. They call Sweden “The Land of the Midnight Sun” and certain parts of Sweden never see darkness during the summer. But that does not mean we get a lot of sun. Fluffy

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Awesome and realistic 3D Physics Engine

A physics engine is computer 3D software that provides an approximate simulation of certain simple physical systems. This video shows one of the most realistic engines I’ve ever seen. It’s called Lagoa Multiphysics 1.0 and was created by Thiago Costa and essentially simulates real-life physics in a completely realistic way. This demo shows a piece

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Reminder Pocket Pill Case

Its a busy world out there.  Things to do, people to see.  And you don’t always remember to take your pills.  Or in the case of your grandma, she just plain forgets.  This unique pill case was designed for that very reason.  It features a programmable alarm built into the cover to remind you to

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Flameless Rechargable USB Lighter

Nathan Gabriele is one of our design collaborators here at The Product Farm – and also the designer behind our Stand Up Stapler. Besides creating beautiful products for KitchenAid at his day job, Nathan always got something new up his sleeve. This unique USB rechargeable cigarette lighter has received a lot of attention around the

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Bringing back forgotten engineering from the 50’s

The initial idea of our unique utility strength stand up stapler came when I visited a neighborhood yard sale. I found a “hand vice stapler”, commonly used in industrial settings, dry cleaners etc. The interesting thing about them to me was the hinge location. A normal stapler has a hinge at the furthest end from

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