Tag: industrial design

The Maker Movement : Soon a Industrial Revolution?
May 4, 2011

Home workshop projects used to start with a jigsaw, some screws and a big bottle of glue. But during the last year or two, we've seen an incredible new development described as the "Maker Movement". Do it yourself has gone digital and projects now begin as bits that are transformed into atoms. Almost every Industrial Designers these days use CAD (Computer Aided Design) software during the development of their products or designs. Once the...

Candy Plumbing
April 1, 2011

This brings back good ol' memories! Back in the day, we had a lot of fun with candy dispensers and ended up producing a bunch of fun and colorful things. This SweetTarts candy plumbing dispenser was pitched to Nestle's "Sugar Division" in 2005. The idea was that you could collect a bunch of tubes an build structures out of them. Sweet and...

Egg Speakers
November 22, 2010

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 sack, to the CNC'd buttons, to the countersunk jack terminals, there are details for such a simple form....

Broken: Discover Lattea Design Contest
August 4, 2010

Create a new and unique latte macchiato glass.  That was the challenge for the Melitta Lattea contest.  In response, the Broken/ Home Collection was imagined.  The collection is defined by 8 uniquely shaped cast ceramic handles, combined with an archetype latte glass to create a set of glasses with individual identities.  Each glass in the set is also characterized by an etched number and logo subtly placed on the shared surface,  only...

Custom Gecko Coffee Mug
July 23, 2010

  I've been fortunate enough to work on several recent custom product concepts for a famous US auto insurance company. When Kevin Silver came across an opportunity to present promotional ideas, we sat down one day to brainstorm on some cool concepts.  They were specifically looking for a custom ceramic coffee mug that incorporated their famous gecko. I sketched some designs of how I envisioned the gecko to be climbing the edge of the coffee...

Bringing back forgotten engineering from the 50's
July 13, 2010

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 the staple mechanism, while the hand vice staplers hinge is more centered. We based our concept around this in an effort to make our...

Making the USB Scent Flower™
July 13, 2010

I've been designing, developing and producing products for what I would consider a long time. It wasn't what I went to school for, nor was it what I wanted to be as a child (I wanted to illustrate and draw cartoons for a living), but once I was introduced to industrial design by chance in 2002, I knew right away that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Creating professional 2D/3D artwork for six years prior, my skills seamlessly...

Please visit our Facebook page!
March 3, 2010

As my first post on The Product Farm's new website, I wanted to take the opportunity to promote our Facebook page. It's been up for a fairly long time now. Before I created the page I was pondering if it was worth it or not, but decided to go for it after I actually received my first contract lead though the famous social networking site. It took a few hours to pull everything together, adding content and image galleries and so on. It didn't take...