We’re always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where 3D printed museum replicas allow visitors to interact with valuable art pieces, a world where digital and connected picture frames can allow a user to change art work via a smartphone, how do we find the next ‘big thing’? MakerGalaxy is a show that explores the crossroads of Design, Technology, and the Future of Making

This week we talked to Zé Pinto Ferreira of Mellow. Mellow is a revolutionary new cooking concept that brings the power of sous-vide cooking to consumers with an easy-to-operate interface and connected smartphone app.

We’ll talk with Ze about everything from how he got his start in product design, how he managed to form a strong partnership with his design partner, to why they chose to avoid the crowdfunding route with the Mellow and more.

We’ll Be Discussing:

  • Getting ‘schooled’ at Braun
  • Finding the perfect design partner
  • Designing the Mellow
  • To use Kickstarter or not…that is the question
  • Getting a design concept out into the world
  • …and more!

Be sure to head over to Mellow to find out more and to pre-order a unit for $100 off over at CookMellow.com.

Also…be sure to check out Maker Galaxy over on iTunes and let us know how you like the show in the reviews!


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.