MKC Wallet: The Final Design

The idea behind the MKC Wallet was simple. We wanted to create an all-in-one case for money, keys and cards that would streamline the user’s life by keeping their everyday essentials in one place. After a year of research and development, including several rounds of prototyping, we have finally created a product that is everything […]

Money, Keys, Cards: The Idea That Stuck

In our last blog post, we were uncertain of our design details, still playing around with a variety of models and mechanisms. As we continued our journey to designing this latest product, we stumbled upon the idea that stuck. The Idea We decided to combine keys and a wallet component into one seamless product. After […]

Money, Keys, Cards: What’s In Your Pocket?

The Beginning Phone, wallet, keys. It’s the checklist you run through before heading out the door. They are the three most important things found in our pockets. Yet, these three items don’t always fit in your pockets, and regardless of running through the checklist, something is often forgotten, dropped, or misplaced. Could we create a […]

SONO: For Peace and Quiet at Home

The SONO allows you to filter sounds from outside, giving you ultimate noise control. Don’t you hate the sound of the garbage truck picking up your trash when you’re trying to sleep in? Or trying to work through the sound of cranes and tractors outside your apartment studio. Even though you are in your home, […]

Lift : The Launch

It’s been quite a journey for us as we develop our very first IPPINKA in-house product, and we’re nearing the end! Lift is a versatile wall mount that stylishly organizes your busy life. Last week, we revealed Lift’s final components: a wood dowel hangar, a powder-coated steel arm, and a CNC-milled birch plywood plate that […]

Lift: The Reveal

Hello readers, welcome back to our design process blog. As you may know, we’ve been working hard on designing and refining a wall hook that can hold anything you can imagine, from your bike to your Swiffer. So far, we’ve identified the needs of our product and gone through several iterations of the design. Last […]

Wall Hook (Lift): Materials

Welcome back (or if you’re new, welcome for the first time!) We’re guiding you through the development of IPPINKA’s wall hook, a versatile organizer where you can hang and display all of your favourite things. In last week’s blog, we led you through the refinement of our design and promised to reveal our mystery material […]

Wall Hook (Lift): Talking To Makers

The Plan One of our very first in house designed products (working name: “the wall hook”), started with a simple idea that lead to lots of research, sketching, and modelling. After much work, we finally reached a potential look for the design. In last week’s post, we showed you that concept. Today, on this Friday the 13th, we […]

Wall Hook (Lift): Iteration & Prototypes

The Vision Welcome to part 2 of our “design process” blog, giving you an inside look at how we design here at IPPINKA. Last week, we showed you the beginnings of our wall hook design. After researching, brainstorming, and sketching, we found a direction for our design – a versatile hook that works for everyday […]

Wall Hook (Lift): It Started With An Idea….

The Need At IPPINKA we’re obsessed with finding functional and beautiful products, and we’re always reviewing samples of products to consider for our store. One side effect of our obsession with design is that these things end up all over the place, on our chairs, desk and floor. What most of these products have in common is that […]