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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This Pair of Converse Chuck Taylors Comes with a Built-In Wah Pedal

4 days ago

Few objects have the same level of rebellious punk cred as a pair of black Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars (see: Ramones), so it’s no surprise that the brand has…

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Gary Hustwit is Making the First Feature Documentary About Dieter Rams

4 days ago

As the creator of design documentaries Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized, filmmaker Gary Hustwit has made a name for himself by opening up the worlds of graphic, industrial and urban design…

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The World’s Largest Nerf Blaster Will Win Any Office Battle

4 days ago

With a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and over 9 years of experience at NASA (7 years of which were spent working on the Curiosity Rover), Mark Rober knows a…

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Think | REVOLUTION: How Build Change is Rebuilding Communities

4 days ago

Presented by In seismically active, emerging nations that have suffered through devastating earthquake damage, rebuilding communities doesn’t just end with repairing homes, schools and other community structures – it ends…

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A Closer Look at How Nike and Zeiss Manufactured a One-Piece Sunglass Design

6 days ago

Released last month, Nike’s Vaporwing Elite running sunglasses consist of a one-piece design that fuses the lens with the frame to significantly reduce weight while minimizing wind resistance and debris….

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This Smart Piano is Hand-Built by Masters of Traditional Japanese Woodcrafting

6 days ago

Considering how pianos can become the centerpiece of a living area within a home, it’s surprising that we haven’t seen more collaborations between instrument manufacturers and hand-crafted furniture manufacturers. If…

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The Pencil+ Writing and Sketching Tool is the Best Thing to Happen to Pencils Since Paper

7 days ago

Although a well-designed and balanced pen can be a dream to write with, few writing instruments could ever replace the humble wood pencil. Now, artists, designers, engineers, woodworkers and anybody…

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Behind the Design | Jacob Ferrato’s Handmade Custom Sneakers

7 days ago

Having started his custom shoe design business during high school in 2008, Jacob Blaise Ferrato soon gained exposure in the massive underground sneaker community when he started posting pictures of…

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This Insane Blade Was Forged From Intersecting Waterjet Cutting Streams

7 days ago

When it comes to fascinating alternative use cases for manufacturing processes, waterjet cutting has had no shortage of applications, yet New Zealand-based designer Mark Wilson might have just come up…