Nature of Form – A Design book for Inspiration from Nature

Nature of Form Design Book

Want to design for something that is fast, go for Cheetah; Want to design for something that should look vintage, go for the Zebra stripes; Want to design for something that is colorful, go for rainbow or a butterfly; We designers know that initially we all need some base from which we derive inspiration and generate initial concepts. The problem is that we tend to use the same sources and then try to do something new, How is that possible? What if there was a Design book that gave us the options of various forms, or inspiration sources? What if we can get a range of colors that are already visually appealing rather than a dead palette of colors? There are so many what-ifs that come to our mind when we start designing something from the scratch.

Nature of Form is is a design book that gratifies all the questions that arise in a designer’s mind. And the main reason may be that the creators and authors of this design book are all designers. It is a collection of Forms, Colors, and Textures extracted from various elements in nature. It covers 150 elements divided into categories like Fruits, Vegetables, Insects, etc. From these elements, 1454 entities have been derived (432 Forms, 231 Patterns, 791 Colors). We can just imagine the amount of hours and  toil behind this book!

The creators of this book have also derived various use cases to give us an idea of how to use this book and till now I am utterly impressed. Nature of Form is not a simple reference book, it’s a pool of various sources of inspiration for you to dive into. There are endless possibilities of using this book and that’s the beauty and the strength of it.

Nature of Form enitites
Nature of Form initial stages
Nature of Form Patterns
Nature of Form Forms
Nature of Form Use case Butterfly Pea
Nature of Form Usecase Starfish
Nature of Form Lantern Bug Inspiration
Nature of Form book

iTemp – Smart mug and Bowl for perfect temperature

iTemp Smart mug

We all know how our coffee or tea or whatever pumps up your adrenaline or boosts up your mind is either too hot to burn your mouth or too cold to be better left alone. Especially when we are working, we lose the track of time and our drink is no longer enjoyable. iTemp, a smart mug and bowl with temperature control and regulator, is the perfect way to enjoy your drink at a temperature that is just right.

iTemp Mug & Bowl are able to heat up, cool down, and maintain the temperature. What’s more, there’s a companion app. This app allows you to set your preferred temperature and all you have to do is to double tap the coaster and it will start heating up your drink at your desired temperature. An embedded LED light show the heating level of the liquid. The heating range of iTemp is 25°C-65°C.

iTemp Bowl can be used to heat up and maintain your food at a specified temperature. So, enjoy your food and drinks while working without worrying about it getting cold.

iTemp Temperature-regulating mug-bowl
iTemp features live on Kickstarter
iTemp auto-adjust temperature smart mug
iTemp Mobile App
iTemp mug bowl set

Glamos: Bring Touchless Screens to Life

Glamos Motion Sensor

Glamos is a motion-sensor that can be used to create virtual screen on almost any surface. It’s simply Plug-n-Play. Connect it to your device and instantly turn your screens interactive. You can also control devices remotely (within 3.2 ft radius) like changing TV channels, changing presentation slides, etc. Compared to the other motion sensors already available, it is the smallest one so far but more powerful. The most prominent features of Glamos are:

    •  Pocket-friendly, it’s so small that it can easily fit in a child’s hand.
    • No setup or app required. You just connect Glamos to the device and the virtual screen is set up instantly.
    • It has a 3 feet radius and 180

The applications of Glamos are limitless. You can use it in your business meetings to make your presentations interactive and impressive. You can use it to play games royally, change TV channels, and access devices with ease even when your hands are messy.

Glamos truly is a technology that has the potential to enhance the the way that touchscreens have been used till now.

Glamos Initial Sketches
Glamos Motion Sensor Animation
Glamos Technical Details
Glamos game playing Baseball
Glamos presentation with hand swipes
Glamos Lidar Technology
Glamos tv access without remote
Glamos Motion Sensor

Cuppa – A Cordless LED Touch Lamp

Cuppa Cordless LED Lamp

When we say LED lamps, what first comes to our mind is a short cable, fragile design, and accessibility issues. In today’s Wireless era, anything with a wire or a cord hinders our pace. We may not have a readily available socket. We may want to carry the lamp outdoors. Or we may simply don’t like to handle wires. Although cordless options are there in the market, the needs that go without saying are easy portability, sturdiness, and long-lasting charge.

All these features are essentially covered by the cordless LED touch lamp Cuppa. Cuppa has been launched on Kickstarter with a funding goal of $5000 which it surpassed in the first six hours of its launch. The key features of this product are that it is minimalist, lightweight, supports 360° Touch for on/off, has stepless dimming, is Waterproof, Flame Retardant, and has No Risk of Electrical Shock. Well, that’s a long list.

Cuppa is inspired by the shape and size of a coffee cup. It is available in three
colors and complements any type of Furniture or surrounding. One of the distinguishing feature is the patent pending 360-degree ‘Any Touch’ technology that allows it to be turned off and on with a touch anywhere on its base.

With Cuppa, we have created a smart lamp that works individually without WIFI, Bluetooth, APPs, a smart phone or a remote controller, but is still smart and minimalist.

Cuppa Cordless LED Lamp Features
Cuppa LED lamp 360 Degree touch
cuppa water resistant led lamp
cuppa led lamp steady
cuppa flame retardant material led lamp
Cuppa LED lamp minimal design
Cuppa LED lamp in Use