Apple’s Credit Card

The essence of the design of Apple Card is reduction. Some high-end credit cards move many markings to the back of the card. Apple has gone one step further.

The usually present card number, expiration date, security code (CSC or CVV) and signature blank are completely gone… More here.

Now that is looking deep at something so visually simple.

Famous logos redesigned

Germany’s Bauhaus art school, founded 100 years ago, introduced a bold, minimal and radical new approach to design which remains hugely influential. To mark its centenary, an international community of designers have reimagined a host of modern brand logos in this now iconic style… More here.

I look at the logos in the above article and can see that the world would look a little more friendly if they were real.

A redesigned London Tube and Rail Map

Visual hierarchy implemented with the lines, tube lines (most frequent) in bold solid colour, other TFL services (less frequent) in a pastel shade with darker border, National Rail services (least frequent) as hollow lines. This draws the attention of the eye towards the busier services and subconsciously suggests the most regular option… More here.

It took a long time, but Luke has managed to greatly improve the map with the most subtle of changes.

The Re:ease

Here’s my desk scenario. I have a pencil holder from Amazon, a stapler from Maped, a hole-punch from Kangaro, and an off-brand planter with a mini succulent in it. It’s a collection of products I love individually, but combine them together and they end up making my workspace look like there’s a whole lot going on. That’s where the problem lies. Desk items aren’t always designed to be a part of a family. They’re just made to be good products that look wonderful on shelves, and perform well enough for you to not have any complaints… and often become a decorative element in your overhead #workspace photo on Instagram… More here.

I kind of like this, I think.

La Voiture Noire

It’s a tantalising starting point, and “La Voiture Noire” is the result – as genuinely awesome a car as we’ve seen in years, not least because the Bugatti collector who commissioned it has paid £12 million for it. Spoiler alert: this makes it the most expensive new car ever. It uses the Chiron as its basis, so under its extensively reworked rear-end you’ll find an 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged, 16-cylinder, with a power output close to 1500bhp. This is surely the ultimate automotive statement… More here.

Oh my.

Make your home look like the set of Mad Men

From the famous blue, pearlised lamps and peekaboo coffee table to Don Draper’s bar stools, Mad Men is a huge source of midcentury design inspiration, thanks to its timeless style quality. So we’ve rounded up the best items inspired by the show’s iconic and retro aesthetic so you can get the Mad Men interior yourself… More here.

I can see many a hipster running out to make some purchases immediately.

Eames Radio

More than 70 years later, Vitra has joined the Eames Office to revive the design of this compact radio, which was a favourite of Charles and Ray. Encased in an elegant walnut cabinet and equipped with up-to-date technology by the British manufacturer REVO, the Eames Radio today bears witness to the designer couple’s unwavering belief in progress… More here.

Such a perfect design.

Note Roller

Simple, sophisticated and carefully curated for everyday living.

A small list maker, always at the ready to help you jot things down as they pop up.

Perfect for shopping lists, phone messages, orders and any day to day note that you are likely to forget.

The serrated blade ensures a smooth tear and the bars keep the paper lying flat against the bracket… More here.

Love the simplicity of the design, and the feeling of going back a few decades.

TYPE02

A bold, ultra-modern shelf for homes that have a lot to say. Get expressive with countless customisation options and fresh new colours… More here.

The shelving units are very impressive, but the way the website lets you customise each one for your needs is just as sweet. Not cheap though.

DUOO

The laconic design of the writing desk reflects the purity of the lines and the absence of unnecessary details. The writing desk made of natural veneer preserves the texture of the wood. A writing table featured in the DUOO collection is a piece of furniture for modern and ambitious personalities who value comfort in all its manifestations… More here.

The words above are a little silly, but the design of the desk is perfectly simplistic.