Valve Steam Controller

Curator: Rob Girling
date: November 1, 2013
Categories: Design for Entertaining
Tags: Gaming, gaming console, industrial design, TV
As a longtime gamer, a recovering game designer and a Valve Fanboy, I love their community-focused open source Steam Box effort. 
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Mine Kafon: Massoud Hassani

Curator: Rob Girling
date: October 30, 2013
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: 21st century design, industrial design

Mine Kafon, a $60 wind-powered device, is built by hand and can detonate three to four land mines. 

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Phonebloks: Dave Hakkens

Curator: Ryan Hovenweep
date: October 23, 2013
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: hardware, industrial design, phone

A phone that allows you to upgrade hardware components without having to dispose of the whole device. The Cradle-to-Cradle solution for our phone hardware lust.

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Makerhaus: Ellie and Mike Kemery

Curator: Jenny Lam
date: June 28, 2013
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: 3d, Design Education, industrial design, prototyping
Founded by the husband-and-wife team Ellie and Mike Kemery, MakerHaus is Seattle’s latest member-based design community workspace for anyone who has ever wanted to make their design dream a reality.
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Give A Shave: Harry’s

Curator: Rachel Martin
date: May 8, 2013
Categories: Brand & Identity Systems Design, Package Design, Typographic Design
Tags: art of shaving, branding, community, culture, Design, Design Thinking, Environment, giving back, industrial design, innovation, Packaging, paperboard, product design, razors, shaving, social design, social responsibility, sustainability, sustainable design, The Living Principles
I was listening to NPR when I heard about Warby Parker co-founder Jeffrey Raider launching his second startup, called Harry’s. Since Warby Parker has been a model of doing good and being socially responsible, I was eager to hear more about Harry’s. During the interview, Mr. Raider spoke about paying over $20 for a small pack of razors and questioned why an everyday product should cost so much. From there, Harry’s was born. The company designs, manufactures and distributes its products itself, essentially creating its own unique supply chain. By doing this, the company is able to offer a higher-quality product at a lower price.
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