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Dreamtime, a water alarm clock

Dreamtime, a water-working alarm clock

Dreamtime is an alarm clock designed by Vera Wiedermann, a young designer from Austria. It works in a simple but very innovative way : it uses energy of water and gravity. Like an hourglass, the water drops during your sleep, and a basic mecanism wakes you up when the little tank is empty. A very soft and poetic way to start your day ! The designer precises that the idea behind this project was to let people focus on the sleep, by creating a specific time, a ritual to fill the alarm clock and see how long will be the rest.

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Graphic puzzles

Searching for ideas, manipulating connection between concepts, creating relationships between words, pictures, defining new ways to see things… These activities are a large part of the designer work, before any production work. In the same way a developer combines logical blocks, handles variables and conditionnals, the graphic designer orders ideas and visual combinations in an original, efficient and unexpected way.

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Laure Kasiers, textile designer

Laure Kasiers, design textile

Laure Kasiers is a textile designer located in Brussels, Belgium. After her studies at La Cambre, she decided to work into the furnishing field, in which she has an approach based on materials and sensitive relationships bringing comfort and warmth.
She specialized more precisely into rugs creation, creating unique and original works. Her creations are design pieces, as well as could be a chair or a desk.
Her portfolio shows a great variety of creations, and the photographs in itselves could be an inspiration source. I really like the "samples" category of her website, in which you can find very beautiful textile pictures.
More pictures and link in the rest of this article.

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Industrial design : creative process of Donn Koh

Donn Koh is an industrial designer from Singapore. His experiences led him to work with a lot of prestigious companies, and to found his own studio in 2010 with 4 other (very talented too) designers.
His Behance portfolio is one of the most interesting I've seen since a long time. There are very varied and innovative projects, but the most interesting are the details of the creative process of the designer. Actually, before drawing the first sketch, he works a lot to define very precisely the original need. What is the use of the product ? What kind of use scenario can we imagine ? What are the problems with similar products ? This approach, very user centered, produces stunning, original and innovative solutions.
In my point of vue, this way to conceve a design project should be consistently employed, whatever the design discipline is (graphic design, product design, space design...), and especially in a multimedia design, with a lot of varied user interactions.
But let's stop digressing and let's lloking at some pictures from Donn Koh's portfolio, which I suggest you to visit.

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Munge Leung, luxury interior design

Munge Leung is an interior design firm located in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 1997, the firm specialized its work into interior design for the fields of hospitality, nightclubs, restaurants and original personnal houses. Between decoration, product design and architecture, the works contains a lot of beautiful details in a whole project, which allows the agency to work on huge proposals.
Pictures and link in the rest of the article.

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Between technology and jewelry : creations of Paola Mirai

Paola Mirai is an italian designer based in Milano. After several years of work as artistic director, she decided to get involved into jewelry and she created a new material called "Orotrasparente". She includes in this material pieces of old electronic objects (like printed circuits or mecanic pieces), and she gives these objects a second life and a new rank, exhibiting them at the heart of her creations. Some of her creations reminds amber necklaces in which old insects are trapped. A very original universe to discover through her site.
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