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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The Shaper Origin is the World’s First Handheld CNC Router

1 day ago

It’s not very often when a new tool comes along that changes the way we think about making things, but when it does, it’s usually pretty epic. The Shaper Origin…

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MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab Just Developed a Self-Assembling Mobile Phone

1 day ago

It’s no secret that assembling the dozens –– or hundreds –– of parts that make up a consumer electronic product assembly is both costly and time-intensive. But what if said electronics…

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Learn the Fascinating History of Aluminum in Just Six Minutes

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Long before Apple’s aluminum unibody hardware designs –– along with Jony Ive’s unmistakeable “aluminium” pronunciation –– aluminum had already changed the world of mass manufacturing. Having dropped in price by over…

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This Ingenious Notebook Cover Secures Clipless Writing Tools On-the-Go

2 days ago

How many times have you taken your sketchbook out the door and wished you could easily carry a regular old pencil –– be it your garden–variety #2 or a blue…

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Jon Tang of FRONTEER Breaks Down How to Design a Sneaker from Scratch

2 days ago

With a nearly endless array of profiles and material block possibilities, sneaker design sketches aren’t too hard to come by. However, the process of converting those sketches into a physical…

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That Insane Paper Saw Blade: What Else Can it Cut Through?

3 days ago

This past Sunday, Canada-based woodworker John Heisz uploaded a video he made documenting a paper saw blade that he had made from standard printer paper cutting wood with surprisingly clean…

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‘Automobile Design Graphics’ Dives Into the Incredible History of Automobile Brochures

3 days ago

In the history of industrial design and engineering, perhaps no other industry is as storied and colorful as the automobile. While we may be on the cusp of a future…

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The Soothing Process of Manufacturing Vinyl Records Never Gets Old

3 days ago

While the renewed appreciation of vinyl records have led to the highest sales numbers in nearly 30 years, equally fascinating is how vinyl manufacturing equipment –– most of which is just…

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Can a Paper Saw Blade Actually Cut Wood? (Yes)

4 days ago

While saw blades come in a multitude of sizes and colors with a range of different kinds of teeth, you surely haven’t seen a saw blade like this for sale…