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I'm a designer at Marimekko's ready-to-wear design team. In the past, I have also designed some prints for Marimekko, but at the moment I'm concentrating on creating the silhouettes. In this job it's important to understand the characteristics of prints, as well as the foundation of Marimekko's ready-to-wear—paying equal attention to the print and the shape of the garment.
In many cases, the millennial generation has been forced to grow up way too fast, thanks to the ever-evolving social media phenomenon. What used to be back and forth AIM messages at 2AM while your parents sleeping has quickly morphed into full-fledged profiles aiming to show the world detailed versions
Remember how Dubai's police department uses a fleet of supercars as their cruisers? Now the flashy force has added another head-turning vehicle: A Scorpion 3 hoverbike built by Russian company Hoversurf. According to Autoblog, …The police force aims to deploy its latest toy as a first-responder vehicle in
You remember this couch that folds into bunk beds? That one, called the Doc, was featured in our most popular video of all time. We've long known that that piece, and many of the others in the Resource Furniture showroom where we shot it, was designed and manufactured by
LUNAR is an award-winning design firm that has spent 30+ years creating stand out product experiences, including everything from 360 degree cameras to DNA sequencers to ice cream scoops. LUNAR was acquired by McKinsey & Company in May 2015—the partnership provides our clients a full-spectrum offering that combines McKinsey’s depth in business strategy with LUNAR’s unmatched capability in design, engineering, and insights.
British retailer Made.com asked a bunch of pre-teen kids to draw "what homes might look like in the future." The company then commissioned an illustrator to render them, and surprisingly, some of these don't look that far-fetched: Alannah, age 7, Woking This home features fluffy carpet walls, and its windows
Modernist Studio focuses on strategy and design work for big brands. In working with these companies, we've seen a theme around "owning the consumer." Each company is fighting to become front and center in people's lives, with a particular focus on the home. Big companies speak about locking in customers
A' Design Award & Competition, one of the most well-known international annual juried competitions for design, is currently accepting submissions for its next cycle. The prestigious awards program covers a wide range of creative fields to highlight the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. Entries to the
The robotics buzz may be endless, but it’s rare to see cutting-edge technologies come to market in a meaningful way. While startup bots_alive is driven by robotics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and augmented reality, the simplicity and fun of the product is what makes the biggest impression. Many robotics products try to teach children to code, but bots_alive strives to inspire them.
Let's face it: Last year your neighbor did a way better job with their Halloween decorations, making your lame cobwebs and un-scary zombie statue look inferior. But this year you can put the Joneses in their place by upping your game with some scary-ass holograms. A company called AtmosFearFX is
The devastation of the fire that tore through Santa Rosa this month is hard to comprehend; entire neighborhoods have simply vanished. As you can see in these aerial shots, the results look consistent with a thorough aerial bombing campaign: Image by Marcus Yam / L.A. Times The view from on
Take a look at this photo: What color are these shoes? I see teal and grey, and while many others do as well, apparently another chunk of the population sees these shoes as pink and white. Yep, it echoes that blue/black or white/gold dress photo that was making the rounds
The Raymond Corporation, a part of Toyota Industries Corporation, has been a proud innovator of material handling solutions for more than 90 years—designing and building the best lift trucks and material handling equipment in the business. We employ a team of skilled and talented people who have made us a world-recognized leader in our industry. We're a company with the strong values of innovation, quality and service and a steady commitment to the place where we live and work.
Having the opportunity to design a smartphone that will go straight to market in under two years sounds like a daydream you'd have during an endless design school critique. For 27-year-old Linda Jiang, it's just reality. As the Lead Industrial Designer at Essential Products, Jiang has been hard at
Gantri fuses 3D printing with design to create inspired table lights created by independent designers from all around the world. Gantri is a new kind of design brand. We help independent designers create high-quality products, and we manufacture them using cutting-edge 3D printing processes.
While the French government has decreed that retouched photos must be labeled as such, in hopes of reducing eating disorders, Casio is going in the opposite direction. Now that every phone has a camera, compact cameras should be dead, right? Not to Casio they're not. The company has cleverly capitalized
Constructing a nuclear missile requires access to precision manufacturing techniques. Isolated North Korea, saddled as it is with poverty, starvation and maniacal leadership, is not known as a manufacturing powerhouse. But as it turns out, they started building their own CNC machines in the early '90s, according to Reuters. The
Here's a fascinating trick a professional, old-school film photographer once told me: In the days before digital retouching, he said, a photographer's personal repertoire of lighting techniques were closely guarded secrets. The types of lighting modifiers they used, and where they placed them, was each photographer's secret sauce. Pro
The thing that dictates the precise size of every laptop is the screen. Pixels are relayed to us through a static piece of glass, and we carry this rectangle around with us. But I had a thought after seeing the following on Instagram: What if the screen wasn't a rectangle
BeamCNC is a CNC mill originally developed for making a construction system called Grid Beam, but it can also perform custom tasks via gcode files. BeamCNC is the easiest way to produce Grid Beam—the eco friendly modular construction system that you can use to build many things. BeamCNC can make
Today's tip is a simple, often overlooked block plane technique. Just because its a straight blade doesn't mean you can't cut a roundover:
As someone with a messy desk, I so want this feature added to it: This desk was designed and built by Rob Day and Jeremy Kehoe, whose firm was called Carroll Street Woodworkers. They also designed this nifty bureau with push-button functionality (and I have zero idea how the mechanism
Is there any domestic chore worse than ironing? It takes forever, the design of most irons suck and there seems to be little correlation between the shape of my clothes and the shape of the board. I so desperately need this automatic clothes ironing machine, called the Effie:
Imagine if you had to design a driving interface for an end user with no arms. How would they steer? Obviously the mechanism must either be mouth- or foot-operated, but what would the physical action be? Check out how Richie Parker, who was born with no arms, solved the problem
Established NYC is seeking incredibly talented industrial designers to work on makeup and fragrance projects for international fashion brands like Marc Jacobs and Rihanna. If you have a keen eye for design and fashion, and have a good sense of humor, please read below:
Core77 isn't an architecture blog by nature, but certain structures do catch our eye. So is the case with LEGO house, a 21,500+ sq ft building inspired by—you guessed it—everything LEGO. The center resides in Billund, Denmark and was was designed in partnership by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and COWI.
Cync is a patented, functional laptop stand that doesn't compromise body posture. We often use laptops in the wrong position at school or during work. If we continue this habit for a long time, it leads to different types of body pain. Cync aims to combat and solve this common
Steven M. Johnson's "Patent Depending" series of inventions range from social commentary to plain ol' bizarre, and they always give us a laugh. So we've contracted him to let us publish one every week.
Here's another "transferring the design language of X onto Y" series of fanciful renderings. The anonymous designer behind these took the venerable Vespa scooter and attempted to graft it with classical motorcycle archetypes. 1. Chopper 2. Sport Bike 3. Touring Bike 4. Dirt Bike 5. Café Racer 6. Light
File this under Why the heck have I never heard of this before? The History Channel used to have a documentary series called "Ancient Discoveries," and in this episode they focus on some crazy Chinese naval technologies from centuries and even millennia ago. I know that you readers are
This Saturday I will be teaching a free class called "Introduction to Hand Tools" for the first time. The class is in response to the many people over the years who have come to our showroom, for themselves or looking for a gift, who are trying to wrap their heads
A Concept Engineer at Milwaukee Tool is part of the leading edge of discovery and new product invention within the organization. A Concept Engineer is an inventor, a dreamer, and has an unparalleled passion to create new and interesting solutions to address user needs. A Concept Engineer has a hands-on, creative spirit, can see past perceived barriers and false paradigms, and uses that mentality to uncover new ways of thinking to solve challenging user needs and technical hurdles.
We all know there's no good reason to build cylindrical beer coolers that silently appear out of the ground in your backyard. But that hasn't stopped a bunch of German guys, engineers we assume, from building their own and posting the videos to YouTube. Here's Ralf Göldner's: Timo Hänsel's
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