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Sight Unseen Offsite's main location at 201 Mulberry may have downsized compared to last year, but the quality of works shown at the crowd favorite show remained high. This year's show was heavily focused on unexpected collaborations, including the mini show-within-a-show Field Studies, which paired celebrities with designers to create
A Canadian craftsman named Kiefer, now retired, reports that he spends his days having "a great time in my little shop building boxes and all kinds of tools of my own invention." One such tool he came up with is this unusual benchtop clamp: "I can use this for bringing
Never mind what you can do for clients--the biggest perk of having an ID background is that you can design and build cool stuff for yourself, customized to your idiosyncrasies. Here industrial designer Eric Strebel needs a charging station to fit his specific workflow. With a little sci-fi inspiration, he
Medline is looking for a standout Senior Designer to add to our dynamic and high functioning in-house creative team. As a Senior Designer on our team, you will be asked to serve many product divisions within the organization to build and promote brands in both the B2B and B2C markets.
Pyrography is the art of "drawing" on wood using a stylus with an electrically-heated tip. For those that have mastered drawing in ink and are seeking another way to make indelible marks, pyrography is a good way to add visual interest to plain surfaces. It's something like creating tattoos on
Paradiddle, named for an essential rudiment of drum beats, is an open-source 3D-printed upper-extremity prosthetic designed specifically for an amputee drummer. The designer, Dominic Siguang Ma, worked with renowned amputee drummer, Greg Anton, to develop unique features that allow the drummer to play more intuitively and comfortably.
I got called to the back of the shop a few days ago where some of my colleagues were having a heated discussion about crankshafts. They were perusing a copy of Charles Plumier's 1701 L'Art De Tourner, Ou De Faire En Perfection Toutes Sortes d'Ouvrages Au Tour and one wag
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.
This is one of those "not for me, but I can see how this is useful" products. The CLiP System, designed by South-Carolina-based design/engineering firm Lever Gear, was created for those who need to carry small items around--flash drives, meds, SD cards, et cetera--and compensates for the inherently poor UX
This is a global position supporting all regions of the organization. Industrial Design plays a key role in strategic pipeline definition, consumer insight research and creative direction, management and execution of all new product launch initiatives.
We're not interested in the politics, but we're very interested in the design of this coin, so here we'll break it down.
To celebrate this year's NYCxDesign, MakerBot hand-picked 17 New York City designers and put them to the test of designing and prototyping an object to improve daily life. The 13 individual designers and 2 design duos were each given a MakerBot Replicator and a few rolls of filament to
The UKB chair brings traditional Japanese craftsmanship to a relaxed and refined contemporary lifestyle. Its minimalist silhouette and precise alignments are made possible only through the intricacy of hand-cut joinery. The broad radius and clean lines pay homage to Streamline architecture and the sweeping horizontal landscapes of LA, the home
Beyond having accurate perspective, choosing the right perspective angle can make or break a sketch. In this video I'l show you how you can use perspective to give a convincing sense of scale to the object you are designing. As always, if you have any questions or comments on
Raymond Loewy, the father of industrial design, once drew up this nifty chart showing how from factors evolved into the early 20th century: We know it's hard to see, so let's blow it up a bit: What I wouldn't give to see him still alive and completing the chart up
Here's a great piece of practical prototyping. Frank Howarth is finishing his ceiling with plywood panels, meaning a lift would be handy. Why buy when you can DIY? We know Howarth as an architect and designer, and here he pulls out the mechanical engineering muscles too. Here he walks
"90°" is a minimalist bike stand designed to display your bike in a unique way. "90°" is a minimalist bike stand furniture to display your bike. It is the first collaboration between Industrial Designer Felix Poettinger and boutique cycling brand Fingerscrossed.The aesthetic quality of "90°"is an integral aspect of its usefulness.
This is sort of like the corporate version of looking inside someone's workshop to see what kind of nifty little jigs they've built for themselves to simplify production. Upon learning that some of their factory and logistics employees walk up to 12 kilometers a day inside their facilities, BMW's Group
Designing an object that will accommodate one animal, but not another animal of similar size, is a tricky endeavor. A bird feeder is a good example: How do you allow your avian friends to access the seed, without greedy neighboring squirrels helping themselves? One solution might be to cover the
On June 30th the New York Aquarium will open "Ocean Wonders: Sharks!" This is a 57,500-square-foot, $146 million exhibit that has taken over a decade to create, as the newly-built aquarium was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Now coming into the home stretch, the aquarium employees need to get the
We're three days into NYCxDesign, and our calendars couldn't be more packed! Although we haven't hit ICFF yet, we've discovered plenty of smaller wonders around the city. There's so much going on that if you haven't visited our NYCxDesign Map, we suggest you do so before you get too overwhelmed.
Scroll through the hundreds of icons for "camera" on Noun Project or the 124,706 community-generated drawings of cameras on Google Quick Draw, and you'll notice they're all remarkably similar. Together, they suggest a shared cultural understanding of a camera: a classic point-and-shoot. But the cameras we encounter
Walking the dogs and this minivan caught my eye. It doesn't make sense. I've seen vehicles with lifted suspensions before, which is typically done to add clearance for rough terrain. But the ground effects on this minivan are mere inches off of the ground. Well, the graphics on the car
Yesterday Elon Musk's Boring Company held a publicly-streamed informational session where they revealed details of their plans to create a traffic-beating tunnel network beneath Los Angeles. Whereas the plan had previously envisioned automated sleds that would whisk passenger cars through the network, it has now evolved into the idea of
The Ultra Music Festival Team is looking for a Senior Visual Artist with Cinema 4D knowledge. We want someone who is super creative and tapped into all aspects of pop culture - TV, music, movies, memes, Internet sloths, etc. This position also requires a good collaborator who works well in a team, and someone with a strong visual point of view who isn't afraid to use it. We welcome new ideas and fresh thinking - surprise us, pitch cool stuff, make things we didn't ask for. Ultra Music Festival i
When I hear "3D-printed bike from Silicon Valley" I start to roll my eyes, but this company is actually onto something. Arevo is a start-up that has figured out how to simplify and re-size, rather inexpensively, the carbon fiber manufacturing process. Typically, carbon fiber is difficult and expensive to
New furniture subscription service Kamarq debuted their first collection yesterday morning, but it was a short lived celebration for designers Nicola Formichetti and PJ Mattan, as many design savvy New Yorkers were quick to point out the blatant similarities between their Elephant tables and Ana Kras' Slon collection with Matter
This week we're happy to welcome Yanko Design into the Coroflot Design Employment Network. Our newest partner job board launched a few days ago, servicing both the HOW and Print Magazine web sites. Since its inception in 2002, Yanko Design has been showcasing innovative and inspirational design content. Over the
This latest series of videos is the best, most in-depth look at the industrial design process from Eric Strebel yet! We get to see him making design decisions on the fly that consider how to communicate things to the user, use Photoshop to work out the CMF, explain why
If you love innovation, here's your chance to make a career of it. You'll work hard. But the job comes with more than a few perks. Imagine what you could do here! At Apple, new ideas
My value of what I'd later learn was called "industrial design" was formed early on. At 14 I started working in a restaurant owned by a hands-on penny pincher, and letting a single molecule of a condiment go to waste was a fire-able infraction. So we were taught to "marry"
I came across this "Can you draw this?" test, which asked if you could trace the following without lifting your pen off of the paper: I don't like that one because it involves folding the paper, which I think is b.s. This second one was a little more satisfying to
On a commercially volatile strip of Lafayette Street, another store has gone out of business, probably pushed out by rising rents. I've noticed that within days of a store closing down, kids will come through at night and tag the place up, including on the glass. But right next
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