With this project, I was challenged to find a typical appliance of my choice to assess and reimagine. I chose a rather terribly designed personal blender. There were a number of problems with this device, including the fact that the blending blade stays with the cup as you travel, leaving you always to worry if those sharp objects might start careening down towards your face during a delicious sip of your beverage. Below you can view some of my sketches of this existing object.
From there, I took all of the negative components of the existing design and worked on a device that improved on some of those shortcomings. Several other issues I addressed included cord management, storage (they're so bulky for the cupboard but too ugly for the countertop), and a better storage solution for those on the go. With that, I introduce, Smooth: