Category Archives: Product Reviews

Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen Finds

We recently posted about the ANDesign Lab team going to Shenzhen, China. There, they met with clients and manufacturers alike. They also debuted their brand new China office and we got the inside scoop! It’s always exciting to see the differences between home and there.

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Maximalism: Jason Rhoades

What is Maximalism and what is an installation artist? Many artists tend to choose Los Angeles as a safe haven of diversity. While Jason Rhoades’ groundbreaking works first gained recognition in Europe and New York, he was born in California. Which, the artist spent the

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence

The future of Artificial Intelligence is now. Artificial intelligence is here and alive (almost). But the real question is how soon will we as a society be adapting to it? We’ve already adapted to some form of it. Many brands are manufacturing AI in the

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How the Supreme Court Defines “Granular” Design

Granular Design vs. All-Encompassing Apple and Samsung have been at war over patent and layout designs for over 5 years now. This past month, the Supreme Court sided with Samsung and ruled against Apple in the design patent case. Here’s why it’s changed the landscape

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Which is best: Incubators or Venture Capitalists?

#Incubators were once the sleepy domain of universities and public development agencies. However, business incubators show life in the internet era. Focused on providing new ventures not just with funding, but also with services, advice, connections, and physical space, they offer a new way for

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Eurotrip w/ Rian from ANDesign

Ask any backpacker why they love traveling and you will wind up with a long-winded story about their life changing experiences. Ask an artist that and you’ll get a similar response. We got to interview Industrial Designer, Rian Carlo of Orange County’s notable Industrial Design firm, ANDesign Lab, and asked

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Instagram on Windows 95?

Imagine searching through the Instagram explore page while using your very first computer… Woah. The way these kids nowadays are born into their Instagram accounts, would have been the same for the Windows 95 generation of earlier–except in more pixelated graphics and possibly some film scan

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Equity Investments — The New Crowdfunding

Would you invest 100$ into a crowdfunding start-up? Sure. But, how helpful is that as an investor? Translating an innovative concept into a thriving business is a complicated and unpredictable proposition. Traditional banks are often reluctant to fund vulnerable startups with what they perceive as unproven ideas. Considering

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IDSA’s Most Innovative Tech Brands of 2016

Founded in 1965, the nonprofit Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is one of the oldest and largest membership associations for industrial design professionals. IDSA has thousands of members in dozens of Student Chapters, Professional Chapters and Special Interest Sections in the United States and internationally. IDSA sponsors the annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), the world’s most

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Bet you Can’t Recognize Any of These Computers

It’s been ages since the laptop overcame desktop PC’s…although, who knows where the wonders of tablet-computers will be in the years to come.  In 1946 the world’s first computer, ENIAC, was created: a colossal machine whose sole purpose was to solve numerical equations. Generations later, we’ve