Want to seem like you're into cars, without having to actually give a damn about cars?* Ally Financial debuted some conceptual "New Car Smell" scent options at this year's NAIAS that might be able to help you out. Their fine line of auto-themed scents first showed up
What's lunch without a little design challenge? Last week 250 of us gathered in sunny downtown Los Angeles for the 2016 Core77 Conference. After hearing a morning of talks on storytelling and human-centered design in the age of technology, we gathered for a lunch break in the Vibiana courtyard for
Advice on how to successfully run a freelance operation is everywhere as the working population shifts more and more toward a self-employed workforce, but how many people are actually thinking about objects or systems that can help these independent workers? For our latest 1-Hour Design Challenge, we asked this very
Carly Ayres is a member of the Core77 family and a freelancer near and dear to our hearts—given her extensive wisdom in the realm of creating working for clients like Google Creative Lab, Wallpaper* (and Core77 of course) on a number of exciting projects, we asked her to participate in
Less than 24 hour less to sketch your furniture or object concept meant to better the lives of freelancers and win a beautiful desk set from Grovemade! (Two runner ups will also receive Hand Eye Supply gift cards!) So what are you waiting for? Spend your lunch hour having fun
What challenges in the modern day do freelancers face? Flexibility, managing multiple clients, streamlining workflow and mobile working space are all challenges that call for efficiency, creativity and focus. Maybe it means designing an alternative to the local coffee shop setup, or a desk designed to be easily transportable.
Have you ever gotten yourself in a bit of design pickle, where you realize you're designing something for too niche of an audience, developing a product you later realize is too expensive to be manufactured, or creating products for a market where trends change so quickly you can barely keep
Still on the fence about whether you'll submit a sketch to our newest Furniture for Freelancers 1-Hour Design Challenge? Well after checking out our grand prize, your internal battle will finally be over... Take all the marbles in the 1-Hour Design Challenge and here's what you'll win from our friends making
Our latest Design Challenge focuses on creating task-related furniture for freelancers in an ever-evolving and highly amorphous work landscape, an issue that is becoming even more relevant as freelancers begin adding up to more than a third of the workforce in the United States today. Who better to ask about
Our newest 1-Hour Design Challenge focuses on creating objects and furniture for the freelance sector of the professional world, a group growing rapidly in the United States. As the popularity of this profession advances and the variety of freelance jobs expands, there are plenty of issues design can tackle to
What challenges in the modern day do freelancers face? Flexibility, managing multiple clients, streamlining workflow and mobile working space are all challenges that call for efficiency, creativity and focus. Maybe it means designing an alternative to the local coffee shop setup, or a desk designed to be easily transportable. Perhaps
Our tendency to buy groceries and waste them along with shrinking kitchen spaces and a large influx of niche products on the market all make for an anthill of issues revolving around the topic of food. This storm of factors makes the realm of food and kitchens perfect fodder for
There are many reasons to be stoked about our newest 1-Hour Design Challenge: one of which is the awesome prize you could win, a brand new OXO On Illuminating Digital Immersion Blender. Never had an immersion blender and wondering what the heck to do with it? Well, we've made
gravitytank is a design consultancy based in Chicago and San Francisco. One fascinating realm of their research includes the area of food experience design. Their chef-trained culinary design team also possess skills in the realms of interaction design and industrial design, all of which they use to create innovative food
Always wanted an immersion blender but never actually snagged one? Now is your chance! Sketch-ers, we're about to sweeten the deal for our latest 1-Hour Design Challenge: submit your versatile kitchen tool design sketches before Tuesday, March 29th by 11:59 EST and you'll be in the running for the
Smart Design celebrates a rich heritage in designing experiences in the kitchen. Whether we're rethinking the tools people are using to prepare meals or the food that they're serving, we approach this space to answer this question: "How can design make experiences more meaningful?" Alongside our legacy client OXO "we
The International Home and Housewares Show wrapped up last week and with it, thousands of single-use kitchen products will hit the market, destined to clutter cabinets and contribute to that chaotic pile of unnecessary gadgets and mystery parts.
The International Home and Housewares Show wrapped up last week and with it, thousands of single-use kitchen products will hit the market, destined to clutter cabinets and contribute to that chaotic pile of unnecessary gadgets and mystery parts. After seeing the current products on offer, we couldn't help but think
Sometimes particular design prompts induce rather out-there concepts, and with our Sex Toys of the Future 1-Hour Design Challenge, this was no exception. You all submitted some fantastic, truly innovative and wild sex products for the year 2050. Without further ado, we hope you get off on this round's winners.
Last week you were introduced to one of our judges for the Sex-tacular 1-Hour Design Challenge, Industrial Designer and Professor Judith Glover. Glover's practice is unique in that it is dedicated to one purpose: to enhance people's sexual pleasure and confidence through the design of sex toys. As she has
Our latest 1 Hour Design Challenge explores the future of sex toys. Determining the winner of such a challenge is particularly difficult because judging the submissions requires not only a knowledge of style and form, but also a keen ability to hypothesize about the future. Just like any design challenge,
Judith Glover is a design professor at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia and one of our judges for the latest 1-Hour Design Challenge. We first came across her after reading an article on her latest course offering this semester at the university. The mission of her class? To create a
2016 is the year of the intelligent sex toy and we're celebrating with the Core77 Sex-tacular, an exploration of the ways that design and technology will shape the future of sex and intimacy. For our current 1-Hour Design Challenge: Sex Toys of the Future, we've invited three distinguished designers to
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
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