Nest – the Learning Thermostat

Visionary Tony Fadell who, back in the day, was in charge of the iPod at Apple *just* launched a brand new product called Nest, the world’s first Learning Thermostat.

Nest learns from your temperature adjustments, programs itself to keep you comfortable, and guides you to energy savings. You can control the thermostat from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or laptop, and Nest never stops learning, even as your life and the seasons change.


Learn more at

Mf, studio, dbda


Reve – stationary and food packaging

“Reve is an upscale hot air balloon company that ends each tour with a picnic and champagne. Most ballooning companies out there are very childish and unrefined, so the goal was to create a ballooning brand that was more than that- something classy and sophisticated, yet still with an easy-going and friendly vibe, to keep it approachable. ”

This line of stationary and food packaging they use on the flights includes a champagne bottle, designed upside down to reference the shape of the hot air balloon – super clever. I love the little balloon tags and business cards.

(via the Behance Network)

MF, studio, dbda


Tattly temporary “designy” tattoos

Swissmiss has just launched Tattly, a temporary tattoo store for design-minded kids and kids-at-heart. Love them.

“After applying many bad-clip-art tattoos on my daughter Ella, I decided to stop complaining and take matters into my own hands. I was ready to put designy, cool, typographic tattoos on my daughter, or myself for that matter. The idea for Tattly was born.

I looked through my rolodex and reached out to fellow designers I admire to see what they thought of the idea. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Within days I received my first tattoo submissions. And now, a good two months later, we have a site, a team and an impressive fulfillment-centerlike-set-up in our studio. Team Tattly is ready to ship and rock the world of temporary tattoos.”

MF, studio, dbda

Sparked is an interesting microvolunteering network. It connectes volunteers with over 2,000 nonprofits that need design, branding, and copy writing help. These nonprofits actually use the work — which ends up in newspapers, websites, etc. If I was a student, I’d most definitely appreciate such exposure. Students can develop their portfolio, and yes, of course, it’s not the same as paid work, but it’s for worthy causes., is designed specifically to do good and serve the community. They’re funded by the United Nations WYSA and the Knight Foundation. Interesting!”

via swissmiss

dbda, Studio MF


Spotted this quirky packing produced by an American designer Spencer Bigum. Fun and playful packaging that turns batteries into part of the gift.

dbda, studio PB

Have fun with fonts!

If you’re at a loose end on Friday night – make your way over to the Design Museum (London) for your chance to get familiar with fonts!
This fun and graphically inspired event takes place from 6-10pm and gives you a chance to take part in hand on workshops, compile your own alphabet compendium and much, much more.
Visit the Design Museum website to find out more.

50 extremely awesome examples of typography

Some lovely examples of typography. Showing here just one of many interesting ways to design with type.

Visit to see the other examples on this site.

CE, Studio, dbda.

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