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While I admittedly dread the seasonal turnover from tinseled holiday wreaths to heart-shaped chocolate boxes, this year I have something new to look forward to. Ti Chang and her team at Crave have recently announced the Crave Bullet, their elevated modern take on the traditional bullet vibrator. Since its
Make this Valentine's Day Sex-tacular! Before you swipe right in search of that new Tinderoni or text your ex, sit down, deep stretch and sketch out some ideas for your fellow beloved Core77ers. Following up on last year's Tech-tacular we're taking advantage of the lovers holiday to explore the way
2016 is the year of the intelligent sex toy. Once simple products focused solely on ergonomics, sex toys are now enhanced with highly advanced technologies. For example, KIIROO is a teledildonic system that allows long distance couples to simulate intercourse through identically choreographed motion-enabled sex toys. We recently wrote about
In the Manhattan blocks surrounding us is a Maya-Lin-designed museum with exterior wood cladding, a French restaurant with exterior wooden planters, and a bar with an outdoor wooden bench. These wooden surfaces looked great when they were first installed--then went to hell after just one or two NYC winters. If
Ideal candidates will be T-shaped designers with 2-8 years of experience in product development with a high level of Solidworks surfacing skills. They'll be required to design and develop complex components for the motorcycle industry and should also possess the ability to apply commonly-used engineering practices and manufacturing processes.
Wallpaper is essentially clothing for your walls, which is why I consider it crazy to use it. Clothes go out of fashion, and nothing makes a home look more dated than wallpaper with a pattern that was clearly designed decades ago. What's even crazier is how labor-intensive it used to
In the Industrial Design department at Pratt, they taught us how to spray thinned joint compound onto our mock-ups. It was the quickest way to get sandably-smooth paint-ready surfaces on tricky shapes. For the rest of society, joint compound is something you use to patch holes, seal seams and get
Those of you watching Super Bowl 50 yesterday undoubtedly take that virtual yellow 1st & 10 line for granted, as it's been there since the late '90s. But some of you have undoubtedly wondered: How do they lay that into the picture while masking out the players in real time?
Tink Things is engaged in designing products that encourage the development of sensory intelligence in children. Considering different sensory needs and using therapeutic principles for shaping an environment for all kids is our way of using all the potential of children's interplay with their surroundings. Well directed interaction with space,
Happy Monday! Jumpstart your week with our insider's guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here's the best of what's going on, right now.
It's official: English architect Thomas Heatherwick has arrived stateside. In anticipation of his forthcoming projects in New York and California, Cooper Hewitt curator Brooke Hodge organized an exhibition, aptly titled Provocations, to introduce American audiences to Heatherwick Studio's impressive body of work. After stops at the Nasher Sculpture Center in
Seeking design guru with 5-10 years experience who has created, produced, launched and successfully lead/executed strategic omni-channel (360-degree) communication campaigns across print ads, television/video media (paid/earned), digital, social, PR, and Retail and Events (outdoor), driving emotional brand affinity thus creating demand. 7-12 years experience in all aspects of leadership required.
You've been busy, assuring yourself you have plenty of time, that the end of Early Bird pricing is miles away. Or, maybe you saw the 12 Things to Buy With the Money You'll Save post and thought, "eh, I don't really want any of those awesome things." Either way, the
Transforming FurnitureThe always inventive Izzy Swan came up with this three-in-one piece of furniture, a bench that folds into two different types of tables: Arcade Machine CabinetMonster build! Bob Clagett tackles a full-sized arcade machine cabinet from scratch. The video moves at breakneck speed, but watch closely and you'll see
This tidy workshop in Denmark is home to Tortus Copenhagen, a ceramics studio founded by master potter Eric Landon. It's here that he creates pieces like what you see below. You've undoubtedly seen the tools used to turn clay, and a potter's wheel, and the act of clay being turned:
Core77's editors spend time combing through the news so you don't have to. Here's a weekly roundup of our favorite stories from the World Wide Web. A Scrum Master in Ninja Socks, and Other Tales When Bloomberg Businessweek published Paul Ford's epic "What Is Code?" last June, I had
A student team from TU Delft in the Netherlands has designed and produced a fully functional 3D printed stainless steel bicycle. The students designed the frame of the bicycle to demonstrate the potential of a new method for 3D printing metal. The students achieved the goal of their
Given current trends in woodworking, every single solid-wood workbench I've seen features a top consisting of boards glued face-to-face, with the side grain pointing up. (See: Jay Bates' workbench build in our Weekly Maker's Roundup.) This is believed to be a French convention, and the design relies on mass for
When you think "industrial cart," you probably picture something like this: However, at some point you've undoubtedly seen images of old industrial carts from previous centuries that look like this: You're probably wondering why the wheels are in a diamond, rather than a four-corner, configuration. The answer has to do
You'll recommend and execute design modifications for new and carryover products so you must not only possess a broad knowledge of footwear and accessory design and development but also a knowledge of general design processes from concept to commercialization. You should have 3+ years experience with footwear and leather goods.
Cycling has long been hailed as a kind of all-purpose urban panacea, an all-purpose solution for congestion and the first-and-last-mile—getting people to and from a transportation hub. Now, Beijing's People's Architecture Office has designed a bike — by a slight stretch of the imagination — into a destination in itself.
Atom is the name of "a hackable text editor" developed by Chris Wanstrath, the founder of software-building community GitHub. And while Atom is software, to celebrate their release of version 1.0 last year, Wanstrath and co. commissioned the mock-up of this dummy Atom-housing computer to create an amusingly old-school promo:
Some of you designers work in consultancies where you get to work on a variety of project types. Others among you have developed narrow specialities, where you essentially design the same class of object over and over again. It would be easy for the former to assume the latter's gig
The ancient Greeks were extremely clever people who developed architectural, mathematical and philosophical principles that we still use today. However, they also believed that when lightning struck, it was because this guy was standing up on a cloud throwing the stuff down at us: The ancient Greeks also apparently invented
Shelving is one of those basic organizing products that almost everyone needs: in a garage, an office, etc. So when interesting shelving products like those from Origami come along, they catch my attention. Origami makes steel shelving in various sizes, from this three-tier size up to a six-tier bookshelf. They're
Cooking is a crucial part of life, and in the right hands it's a tough art form. The newest Hand-Eye aprons are an homage to caring cooks of all types, whether you work in a state of the art kitchen or a simple studio. Because the kitchen is a particular
Seeking a mid-level to recent grad in Graphics/Visual design who is enthusiastic for design. Candidates will be developing packaging and visual content for clients as well as in-house products. They should have 4+ years of relevant agency experience and expertise in packaging design concepts (materials, tolerances, dielines, 3D form building).
Over the weekend, Belgian cyclist Femke van den Driessche had her bike impounded at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships—and it was discovered that there was a motor hidden inside. Femke van den Driessche "After one lap of the world championships, UCI took Femke's bike in the pit area and tested
Those of you that do modelmaking work know this stress: You've got to precisely epoxy this part into place, and you've only got one shot to get it right. You also know the agony of getting it wrong, and having to back up several steps to start again with a
Let's have a bit of fun here: Given that it's now easier to start up a replica car company in the U.S., let's say that you had the funding to do it and unlimited licensing options. Which car design would you choose to revive? Remember that: - Under the Low
While it's possible to rearrange the handholds on an indoor climbing wall, it's not terribly easy. But now a coder named Jon Cheng has come up with a bright way to instantly freshen up the climbing wall experience using augmented reality. The tech is not NASA level, which makes it
3D Scanning is an emerging field in technology. From scanning ants to scanning cities, the possibilities seem endless. However, body parts are still very hard to scan due to their agile nature. A prior graduate designed a 3D printed brace, and during her process she experienced the frustrating process of
What do you do when your favorite piece of furniture is something you found in the street—and you want another one? Here Jimmy DiResta shows us how he duplicated the dimensions of his favorite stool, then built a far sturdier version. He manages to incorporate some otherwise useless but
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