Posts by Simon Martin

Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.
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Of Course the New Craftsman Storage Cabinets Include Bluetooth Technology

11 hours ago

From basketballs to doorbells, seemingly everything can be connected to smartphones these days. Now, not even the humble toolbox can escape the power of Bluetooth. For their new Pro Series…

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The New Moleskine Café is the Ultimate Design Sketching and Coffee Destination

1 day ago

Used by engineers and designers in nearly every corner of the product design and development industry, the humble Moleskine notebook is often the starting point for hatching the next great…

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Jörg Sprave’s Version of Pokémon Go Involves a Poké Ball-Launching Double-Barrel Pump Gun

1 day ago

While he may be best known for warding off zombies with skull piercing “Brain Slicer” arrowheads or prepping for lethal milk and cookies with his Oreo Separation Pump Gun, Jörg…

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Watch the Brute Force of Linear Friction Welding in Mind-Numbing 32x Slow Motion

2 days ago

Commonly used to seamlessly join dissimilar materials with different melting points, friction welding has been used to manufacture everything from airplane parts and rocket thruster tanks to even space shuttles…

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Traditional Japanese Toy Craftsman Masaaki Hiroi Keeps His Craft Alive at Age 80

2 days ago

At age 80, fourth generation Japanese toymaker Masaaki Hiroi still cranks out classic wood toys from his workshop where he has spent a lifetime mastering his craft. While many might…

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Behind the Design | Designing for Impact with the GravityLight

5 days ago

While those in the Western world may not think twice about flipping the light switch on at night, off-grid communities such as those in sub–Saharan African have come to rely…

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Today is the Last Day to Support the First Feature Documentary About Dieter Rams

6 days ago

Having raised nearly $275,000 over the past month, filmmaker Gary Hustwit has already shot past his $200,000 crowdfunding goal to make RAMS, the first feature documentary about Dieter Rams. For…

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This Portable Wood Burning BBQ Lets You Grill Amazing Food Anywhere

6 days ago

While many homeowners are able to conveniently throw a slab of ribs or a freshly-caught trout onto a grill in their backyard or patio, the struggle is very very real…

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Behind the Design | How Gotta Groove Records Gets That Warm and Fuzzy Vinyl Sound

6 days ago

With vinyl record sales surging at a 28 year high, it’s no surprise that among those celebrating the resurgence of that “warm and fuzzy sound” are the vinyl manufacturers themselves….