See & feel the wonders of the world: underwater hotels

Pemba Island, Zanzibar: The Manta Resort Not only do you get an underwater bedroom 13 feet below the surface, but this hotel room is like your own private island. At the Manta Resort’s three-story “Underwater Room,” you can sunbathe on the roof deck, dine and relax on the water deck, and sleep among the fish […]

Meet DTV Shredder!

BPG Werks, the company started by the talented Ben Gulak has designed a radical all terrain vehicle which combines skateboard decks, a powerful engine and tank-like treads… the DTV Shredder. The Segway-pummeling vehicle is a combination of a skateboard deck with traditional skateboard trucks, a powerful engine and two tank-threads capable of tearing up any terrain […]

Conceps of Innovative Designs of Future Transport

From two-and-three-wheeled concept cars to real-life transformers for land, sea and air, the idea of all-terrain vehicle is starting to take on new meaning both on and off the ground. In this second and final installment of our Lincoln-sponsored automotive design series, we switch gears from past to future as WebUrbanist explores the wonders of […]

Some great designs I (personally) do not like

Now, below are few designs, which I dislike. Just like you, I look at consumer products as consumer, but I also look at them as designer and engineer who cannot separate self from knowledge of how things are supposed to be made and also how they actually are supposed to be used. And I often […]

Collection of kitchen products designs that I like

Wood cutlery might not be dishwasher safe but the warmth and refined aesthetic are worth the hand wash! Maik Lippe’s Tan series is a classic take on cutlery with a modern twist… literally. Each piece has a soft twisting edge that follows seamlessly from top to bottom. Not only for looks, this feature provides an […]

The Jet Capsule is a small fiberglass boat designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini of Lazzarini Design.

The Jet Capsule is a small, aerodynamically designed customizable egg-shaped fiberglass boat designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini of Lazzarini Design that has evolved much since it’s initial concept in 2009. The capsules can be outfitted internally to seat up to 9 people or with transformable bed solutions, photochromic, plexiglass or even bullet-proof windows, attachable transformable sunbathing […]

Designing wood products P-2

I love wood and I love good wine and I think, the two come together very well. I went on designing few quick concepts of wine storage/display racks for home, bar or restaurant. The idea was to use bent wood. Thick bent modules can be made by layering veneer and glue in a jig, that […]

Designing wood products – part 1

In this design session I decided to experiment with two of my favorite things – modularity and  wood as material. Back in university when I only studied industrial design, this was called “combinatorics”. The essense of combinatorics is designing a rather simple element, a module, and then creating various patterns and combinations using that module. […]

Conceptual design of F-35 Jet toy

A while ago I have designed a concept of F-35 fighter jet toy in 3-D and explored possibility to create a toy which would educate kids about how jet fighter plane operates. This toy would have movable parts: ailerons, flaps, air intakes, rotating jet engine fan blades and so on. This way kids could learn […]