IKEA smart lights now play nicely with Apple HomeKit

IKEA’s Tradfri smart lighting line is an impressive system at a relatively affordable price point, and it just got even better. Earlier this year, IKEA announced that it would be integrating Tradfri with Apple’s HomeKit. Today, the Swedish furniture company pushed an update to all existing hubs that does just that. What’s more, Ikea bulbs…

Alexa, refined.

If your Alexa device looks a little too gadgety for your taste, you might like O-JIA. The Alexa-compatable series features 3 distinct shapes and sizes designed with a softer, more elegant aesthetic. No messy buttons or big logos, they’re clean and smooth with an intuitive touch-pad interface on top. Experience enhanced hifi sound and far-field…

National Geographic’s Travel Photo of the Year

We’ve seen and talked about plenty of incredibly impressive pictures that have combined fair amounts of skill, gear and even some luck to create noteworthy shots for the portfolio or Instagram. None of those Instagrammed location shots are as impressive as the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer Grand Prize Winner. Shot by Sergio Tapiro Velasco…

141 Best Designed Products

Proving design is truly a universal language, the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) 2017—hosted by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)—attracted hundreds of entries from 54 countries on six continents. Top winners and the 64 Bronze winners are revealed. Which 25 designs won Gold—and which 52 designs won Silver—will be unveiled on Aug. 19…

Just Hygge Me

Contrary to the title of this post, Hygge is actually pronounced “Hoo-guh”. This Danish noun should be rather impacting if not inspirational to any Designer’s life. If you decide to search up the word “Hygge” on Instagram, there will be 1.7 million posts (waiting for you to spend the rest of your evening looking at)…

The Best Lamp for your Bedside — Yanko Design

Once you’ve crawled into bed and gotten cozy, the last thing you want to do is get up or lean over to switch off the lights! Designed with this feeling in mind, BALAMP utilizes a unique on/off functionality to make going to bed and waking up a more enjoyable experience.It’s dish-shaped lamp features a flat… [Reblogged]…