May 29th: Weekly Design Links

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.”–Mark Twain

The short weeks always get me–this time it’s the holiday Monday, but it happens the other way around as well. I get caught up in the day off and I forget the routine. I am a creature of habit, although I try and buck it as much as possible. I do like my schedule–even though my schedule is strange to most. We all have our methods, the way we get things done, and within this I like to believe (falsely) that I’m not predictable.

Product/Industrial Design

Waste polystyrene transformed into lightweight stools for El Celler de Can Roca •

Microsoft launches adaptive Xbox controller for gamers with disabilities •

Nordic-Inspired 89 Wall Hangers by Eduardo Cámara and Patricia Ibáñez •

Emanuele Magini’s Anish Hides a Chair Within Its Circular Frame •


House VG Renovation / ES-arch •

Pine Park Pavilion / DnA •

Web Design/UX/UI

Yes, design systems will replace design jobs •

10 Inspiring UX Portfolios and Why They Work •

7 Rules of Using Radio Buttons vs Drop-Down Menus •


Nikola: The first concrete book that reacts to water •

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses •


La Forma •

OFFF Book by Mr. Kat & Friends •

Tank •


RVCA Apparel designs by MUTI •

Illustrator Pascal Blanché Is Building A Stunning Sci-Fi Universe •

Brilliant Watercolor Paintings Of The Russian Artist Dima Rebus •

Graphic Design/Branding/Packaging

Fix that brand!: Sugru •

New Logos and Identity for IGA by Interbrand •

New Logo and Identity for Ally Coffee •

UltraBOOST LTDs Take A Dip In Milk •


Unfinished: The Sculpture of Hugh Hayden •

The Yijing by Florian Leible •

Huge balloons inflate and deflate based on atmospheric conditions inside Nordic Pavilion •

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