The Bsteady Car Mount
was designed as a completely universal mount that secures any phone in any car, so when you upgrade your phone or your car, or rent a car, you can just use the same lightweight and portable mount.
Its shape is elegant and simple to minimize on bulk yet robust and durable enough for everyday use. Starting today, you can back the Bsteady on Kickstarter
to ensure it makes it to market while pre-ordering one for yourself!
If fully backed, the Bsteady will be available in Black, Red, Purple and Blue in a silicone-like rubber composite with just the right balance of flexibility and rigidity.
We've heard such positive feedback from early users so far, so we decided to move forward to the next stage to scale its production. The delivery date will be well ahead of the holidays for anyone looking to gift the Bsteady to friends and family.
Please share or back the project
to give someone you know a safer drive! Your vote of confidence and support will make a big difference in making the product a reality and allowing Bhold to continue to create helpful designs for you!
This month, Bhold at Maker Faire will be happening on both coasts! Come out and join us for some maker fun.
Seattle Mini Maker Faire
September 19 & 20
This family-friendly festival of invention and creativity offers tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, scientists, and garage tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds a public platform to show off their passion projects. Come see all the awesome creations!
World Maker Faire New York
September 26 & 27
New York Hall of Science, Queens
Founder Susan Taing will share her perspectives on "What are the Long Term Effects of 3D Printing and 3D Scanning?" on a panel session with fellow industry speakers on Saturday Sep 26 at 10:30am. The talk will take place on the Make: Live stage in Zone 5.
Simultaneously, Bhold is invited to exhibit with NYC Next Top Makers alongside local NYC makers. You'll find us there from 2-6pm each day.
To apply to be a part of next year's Next Top Makers program, submit here now through October 12th!
We can't wait to meet you all there!
Super excited to announce that Bhold has been selected to join New Museum's first-ever museum incubator NEW INC, a professional development program for creative entrepreneurs working at the intersection of art, design and technology.
Today marks the first day of the second year of NEW INC. As quoted from the program description:
"The incubator is a not-for-profit platform that furthers the Museum’s ongoing commitment to new art and new ideas. NEW INC provides a collaborative space for a highly selective, interdisciplinary community to investigate new ideas and develop a sustainable practice."
Bhold works right at the intersection of design and technology to create more efficient, more responsive and more sustainable product design. Overall we aim to create better product design through rapid prototyping with 3D printing and community testing with our first-of-its-kind Bhold Labs program, a unique approach that ensures the most usable and thoughtful design for our end users. Bhold's goals fit well into NEW INC's mission.
I'm honored and excited to join the NEW INC community as a new resident member. Stay in touch to hear more!
Bhold’s values started out as my own beliefs, life values that I strive to live by. I’d like to share a few of our values and illustrate how they come through in our products and our brand.
Solve interesting problems. Help others.
Of the many problems to solve in our world, I felt that where I could be the most helpful in is creating something beautiful that fixes a problem every day. A little bit every day adds up to a lot over the course of a lifetime. Every Bhold design is inspired by solving a problem in our daily lives.
Be bold and daring. Challenge your limits.
I always remind myself and others that life is short so you must dare to do what you want to do in life. And that’s the most important use of your time. Be patient and smart about it, but go for it! Our boldness comes through in going for our mission despite the odds, and in our logo, where we use thick font and strong colors.
Do something different. Create something new.
It's only meaningful to create Bhold for you all if I could contribute concepts that are unique, useful and better than what already exists. In addition to our name, the thought put into our logo and our imagery also carry this aspirational goal. Our icon is nothing more than a red line over a black background, and the line in between the “b” and the “h” stands for the blank canvas of future designs that are yet to be.
Simplify. Simple is often more difficult than elaborate.
Many of us often get caught up with creating the most complex and elaborate version of something that the world has never seen before, but the more important thing is to think about why we created it. At Bhold, to create objects that you use every day, we believe simple is better. It’s easier to use, keeps only the most essential and saves you time. Every time an iteration of a design gets too complex, I cut, cut, and cut until it’s back to something manageable. And simple does not have to be boring.
Have fun while you’re at it. Live in the moment.
Whether you like to focus on what’s ahead or to reflect back on the past, it helps to remember that the moment that’s happening right now will never happen again. To have no regrets and even to learn, we need to live lightheartedly and playfully. This comes across in the colors and the shapes that I choose for Bhold’s designs. Enjoy!
It's official. The new Bheard Sound Pod is here!
Waterproof, light and portable, take this acoustic speaker anywhere for sound quality that will take you by surprise.
At 0.3 oz, it weighs nothing yet packs a ton of sound for your music, podcasts and speakerphone calls.
You gave us your feedback. We listened. Now, it's ready to entertain and delight you and your guests!
Kickstarter backers, look for your official update here. Thank you for your support!
See our blog post published last week on Maker's Row explaining how the sound pod went from initial concept to final product.
Here are 10 different ways that you can use your sound pod. We love that we continue to hear new use cases. So far, listening to music while you shower has been number one. Feel free to send more to us!
For a glimpse into its product development, check back with us for early prototypes you can download and 3D print.
And be sure to get your very own sound pod here!
Austin, you're next!
We'll be exhibiting as part of NYC Next Top Makers at SXSW Create, a free and open part of the festival that showcases creators and makers from around the world. We're honored to be invited!
SXSW Create will be open from March 13-15, and Bhold will showcase our work from March 14-15. If you'll be in Austin, we hope to see you there!
We're happy to announce the opening of a new web shop on i.materialise, the largest 3D printing facility in the world. You'll find our iconic 3D printed ceramic pieces offered on their site.
Two of our designs, the Bstrong Travel Hook and the Bheard Sound Pod, are now featured on their Shop page!
We're invited to exhibit alongside other up-and-coming designers at BoConcept's Holiday Sip 'n Shop event this Friday, December 12th from 5-8pm!
Join us at BoConcept's Soho store at 69 Greene St where we'll drink to the holidays while you look at new designs in home decor, clothing and accessories. BoConcept's furniture itself will serve as the backdrop! Look for us in the downstairs showroom.
BoConcept is a luxury furniture brand that started in Denmark and is now recognized globally with 90 studios and 230 stores worldwide. See their blog for more.
RSVP over email or Facebook invite. See you there!
At your request, we’ve created holiday gift sets so that you can give your family and friends a bundle of whimsical, well-designed solutions all at once to help make their day easier and more fun. Get all of a set for one special giftee or a set for yourself to give to many at once!
Btechy Smartphone Gift Set
After that new smartphone arrives with the new phone case, what else makes the most of the new device? This trio of goodies makes a great phone companion at home, at work and on the go. The Bsteady Car Mount lets you be hands-free in the car with its curved design that fits any size phone now or later. Take your music with you to the kitchen, to your vacation, then back to your living room with the Bheard Sound Pod. It also works great as a speakerphone. Sit down and watch a video in the Bsnug Phone Stand to give your arms a break, then use it for its dual purpose as an earphone wrap when you’re on the go.
Bneat Cable Wrap Gift Set
The Bneat set gives you a set of three options to tuck away the cables and cords that you're carrying with you everywhere. Each shape is curved just right to allow you to wrap quickly and easily in any direction you’d like. From the Bspun’s fun jack shape that actually spins to the Bbouncy’s seamless hinge to the Bsnug’s pillowy curves, the Bneat set takes care of them all. This playful set will make your giftee’s day-to-day a few notches better.
Sets offer you a bundle price so that you can get and gift more. Remember to take a look at our current sets which also make great gifts!
Note that the original Bneat Earphone Organizer will now only be available as part of the two-in-one Bspacey set, and we’ve moved the Bneat name over to our new holiday set above.
Each Bhold piece is minimalistic in design and weighs almost nothing yet is packed with what you need plus more.
Lastly, if you have not yet seen our 3D printed ceramic Bholdable Sake Set in Glossy White, take a look now! Recent changes due to the sharply limited availability are highlighted in this update post.
Happy holiday shopping, all!
After our Kickstarter ended (on a momentous and positive note!), many have asked for a way to pre-order the new more portable version of the Bheard Sound Pod which will be made in a material similar to hard silicone. It’s now available at a special pre-order price for a limited time until its release during the December holidays!
And as some of you might have heard, 3D printed ceramic has now become much more difficult to access, so we’ve had to adjust the prices accordingly to reflect its sharply limited supply. For the time being, we can readily offer Glossy White and Glossy Black as options. Light Blue and Matte Black are no longer available. Additionally, the Btipsy Sake Jug is now only available as part of the matching Bholdable Sake Set.
For specific requests on colored glazing, please email us. At the moment, almost all Bholdable pieces will take 5-6 weeks to produce, with the exception of single shot cups. See the detailed drop-down options for availability and lead times.