The Apple Products Most Overdue For an Update

Well, it's official: Apple is holding an event on Oct. 16th that will reportedly air out its stale iPad. But as they often do, the invitation to the event included a cryptic tagline: "It's been way too long." » 10/08/14 1:48pm 10/08/14 1:48pm

This convenience store must be the cutest shop ever created

This is The Cornershop, the brainchild of British artist Lucy Sparrow: A convenience store located in Bethnal Green, east London, in which every product is a hand-sewn felt version of its real life counterpart. From canned foods to ice cream to candy to magazines, there are 4,000 products in total. » 8/05/14 10:15pm 8/05/14 10:15pm

Welcome to the Kitchen of the Future

As the recession took hold in the U.S. over the past five years, spending on home renovations plummeted. But, oddly, people were still spending on their kitchens. It seems that making—and sharing—meals is more important than the economy. » 5/08/14 3:30pm 5/08/14 3:30pm

How a German Scientist Invented the Perfect Coffeemaker

The Chemex Coffeemaker, a pour-over apparatus invented by scientist Dr. Peter Schlumbohm 70 years ago, hasn't changed a bit since it was designed. It's the very definition of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." So how did this quiet little device gain such a following? » 10/08/13 10:00am 10/08/13 10:00am

A $10 Hack Fixes One of Apple’s Most Annoying Product Design Missteps

Apple's stock headphones aren't exactly the most-loved product in the company's oeuvre, even after Jony Ive's team revamped them last year. Yet they're free (with purchase) and produced by the millions. So Sprng, an inexpensive little plastic do-dad that makes them useful, is worth paying attention to. » 8/05/13 5:05pm 8/05/13 5:05pm

The 22 Best Product Designs of the Year

The Design Museum has just announced the contenders for the sixth annual Designs of the Year. And their products shortlist highlights objects whose forms transcend their everyday functions. » 4/16/13 11:00am 4/16/13 11:00am

This One-Piece Rain Suit Lets you Pedal Through the Most Torrential…

Who decided babies should have all the fun when it comes to onesies? Certainly not Smart Products. Its one-piece Bikesuit offers head to toe rain protection in the form of waterproof, breathable polyester. Come at me, Poseidon! » 6/28/12 6:40pm 6/28/12 6:40pm

Can You Recognize These Products Even Without Their Branding?

Some products are so ingrained into the mushy greyness of our brains that we can spot their branding on just the shape of the product alone. It's kinda sick, isn't it? Within half a second, you already knew that that packet above was Heinz ketchup. » 3/22/12 3:20pm 3/22/12 3:20pm

You Owe MIT More Thanks than You Think You Do

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology turns 150 this weekend! You're probably thinking—150? That's old! Who cares about something so old! What a geezer!—for shame. MIT's produced the brains behind some of the world's coolest stuff. [via FastCo] » 4/08/11 5:00pm 4/08/11 5:00pm

Your Favorite Delicious Snacks Get a Minimalist Transformation

Product packages are often the design equivalent of having a hammer driven into your eyeballs. Buzzword-y text everywhere, disgusting color overload, and corny cartoon mascots. So why not strip it all away and let the thing's name speak for itself? » 12/20/10 3:20pm 12/20/10 3:20pm

Gizmodo Presents... Serious Bandz!

Silly Bandz are great fun, but they're not really relevant to adults. So we made these Serious Bandz, suitable for anyone who has a dysfunctional marriage, a humdrum job, or a looming awareness of their own mortality. Get yours today! » 10/22/10 1:00pm 10/22/10 1:00pm

Is Product Placement Better When It's About Gadgets?

Alan Wake (fantastically entertaining game) is one of the more conspicuous about in-game advertising. Hell, they even work products into the gameplay itself. Penny Arcade's take on this is only slightly exaggerated, if you can believe it. » 5/26/10 4:40pm 5/26/10 4:40pm

Apple's 3D Modeler Opening Could Be Your Dream Job

Not to turn this into a secondary job board for Apple or anything, but they're opening up a position for a digital 3D modeler/CAD sculptor to create renderings of possible and future products. It's interesting because the turnover there for the position is really low, and it may be the only time you get a chance to… » 6/30/09 5:45pm 6/30/09 5:45pm

How Do You Feel About Unboxings?

We've stayed away from unboxings lately—in the last year or two—but we wanted to get your take on them. How do you feel, as a reader, about our unboxings? » 2/26/09 6:18pm 2/26/09 6:18pm

Steve Jobs Apple Collage Looks Impressive

We're not sure how many hours it took to assemble this collage of Steve Jobs made solely out of Apple products, but we're pretty sure the process was done on a Mac. Even though Apple hasn't really had a diverse lineup of "stuff" to use, it's enough to make this picture look 95% like Jobs. The other 5%, according to a… » 3/26/08 3:30pm 3/26/08 3:30pm

Ultra Products' Stackable Peripherals

Having taken the Lego philosophy of design to heart, Ultra Products is releasing a series of peripherals that stack on top of each other to form a tower of technology. Arrangeable in vertical (if you only have one) or horizontal positions, the bricks stack one on top of the other, leaving enough space so that each… » 10/18/06 6:30pm 10/18/06 6:30pm