Archive for September, 2011

September 30, 2011

Beijing Design week 2011: The Exquisite Corpse of Ernesto Bones

A surrealistic instalation exhibition by Ab Rogers Design in a hutong of Dashilar Design Hop district. Please follow the link to read the article and see the photos of the exhibition.

September 30, 2011

Final results are out!

Dear participants! Today, we are proud to announce that the jury results are officially out and the winners are being announced. If you haven’t received an email with your result, please let us know by sending an email to


P.S. October 1 – 7 is a national holiday in China, so we will be out of office during the next week.

September 30, 2011

Spencer Nugent and ID sketching

Read the interview with Spencer Nugent, a principal designer of Studio t- minus based in Sacramento, CA. The studio focuses on results-driven product design and brand identity solutions. Besides, Mr. Nugent is a co-founder of ID sketching, a free online website for sketch and visual communication tutorials for industrial designers, illustrators and visual artists.

In this interview Spencer will tell us more about ID sketching, share his wisdom and own experience in the world of Design.

September 30, 2011

Printing without ink

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The Tanning Printer is a concept of a solar powered printer that needs no ink. The concept is powered by the sunshine and that energy is used to sun-tan the paper. Sounds unbelievable right? But that is the very right word – sun-tan! Let’s see if this idea will be implemented in the future.

September 30, 2011

20 tips for Ideation Excellence

Gijs van Wulfen from the Netherlands,  is the founder of the FORTH innovation method. FORTH is an effective and structured method for ideating innovative products and services. Using FORTH innovation method he helps and advises companies on their innovation strategy, process and organisation. His clients are international companies in industry and services, as well as non-profit organisations in government and health.

In the following article, Mr. van Wulfen gives you 20 tips on how to perfect your ideation process.

September 30, 2011

Industrial Design Awards ceremony coming soon!

One of the major and the most anticipated design awards – China’s Most Successful Design Award is proud to announce that the awards ceremony of 2011 will be held on November 4th at the stylish Shaks pavilion close to the city center of Shanghai. In addition to honoring and awarding the winners, many creative industry elite and leaders, as well as local media and government officials will attend the ceremony. It would be a great opportunity to communicate with your colleagues and extend your professional network. 

The awards ceremony of 2010 attracted many participants from various fields and exceeded even the most positive expectations. Out of a vast number of participants, 74 designs were selected by our jury for the award. The winning products represented product designs of five categories: Product & Service design, Transportation, Visual transmission, Fashion design, Spaces. The list of award winners included such world renowned companies as Philips, Asus, Electrolux and Whirlpool.

This year we expect the ceremony to be even more exciting, with lots of new remarkable designs and many respected guests of the Design world. Do not miss a chance to participate at one of the biggest industrial design events in China. Please RSVP to get a free yearbook and gift, the reservation is active until October 12th.

Time: November 4th, 2011 at 18:30 P.M.
Location: Shaks (No.9, West Zi Yun Rd, Changning District /长宁区紫云西路9号)
Featured Website (coming soon):
RSVP:   +86 21 50596066-884

September 30, 2011

Designer shopping in Shanghai

Have you ever wondered where the top designers shop for furniture and accessories to decorate their own homes? Should be very interesting to know, don’t you agree? Benoit Arfeuillere, a prominent interior designer, reveals his favorite shopping places in Shanghai, in this article.

September 28, 2011

Headphone Or Speaker

Lu Chieh Hua’s rebellious design of headphones and speakers two in one fusion combines the lightweight mobility of headphones with the sound amplification of a speaker into a single unit that makes it possible to both listen to your music privately or share with others. Twisting mechanism reshapes the device and switches playing modes and volume between operations, transforming it from headphone to speaker right away.

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September 28, 2011

iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S concept design by Enrico Penello, with few upgrades and extras.

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September 28, 2011

Innovative Leadership Skills

Having a good idea only is not enough to achieve success. Leadership skills are vital for the implementation of the idea. Learn how to master innovative leadership skills in this article.