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The Barisieur is a premium alarm clock that eases you into your morning with the soothing sounds of bubbling water, along with the smell of the freshly brewed coffee or loose leaf tea. The Barisieur is inspired by a combination of the modern ritual of filter coffee with the iconic vinyl record player, encouraging a nostalgic experience with the user.
There are plenty of ways to store sex toys without using products specifically designed for that purpose. But there are a number of interesting design features on the products that are designed for organizing sex toys. The Joyboxx has a removable tray which can serve as a "bedside coaster for your sex toys," as Babeland puts it. It's easy to clean; it can even be put in the dishwasher.
The "cast iron district" that is SoHo in Manhattan still has some sidewalks and stoops that look like this one, on Wooster Street between Grand and Broome Streets: Note the raised nubs at the interstices between the glass, which provide traction in rain. The stairs are cast iron, and you
I came across the story of Eric Trujillo, a Colorado-based luthier who runs Mi Vida Strings in Denver. Trujillo repairs and builds string instruments for clients around the world--his most famous client is probably Bob Dylan--and is ensuring the craft stays alive by teaching it to his 11-year-old son,
Are you tired of the corporate grind or of working in dull product categories? Do you want to work in a fun and energetic environment that is laid back and non-corporate? Lifestyledesign offers all this in one of the most beautiful places is the world. Exciting projects and great clients await you here at Lifestyledesign
For over a century we have been driving cars, enabling us to roam our surroundings with little effort. Now with the introduction of automated driving, machines will become our chauffeurs. But how about getting us around road construction, or finding a friend in a crowded area? What if you just
Different iterations of the companion robot—which we like to define as a robot designed to carry out targeted tasks while attempting empathy and interaction—were seen in just about every section of CES. We were hoping cute robots looking up at us would evoke joy, but instead they left us with
At a distance it appears this lamppost has gained a parasite. In fact it's a bike lock. The bike it was once safeguarding has long since been stolen. Maybe the maintenance crew responsible for the upkeep of the pole did not have a saw. Or maybe they did and didn't
Imagine being in the ocean, trapped in a swell some 700 meters from shore. Suddenly a yellow package drops out of the sky as if sent by a god, hits the water next to you and expands into a flotation device. That was the experience of two unlucky, then lucky
What does an espresso-lover do when the office is too far from the nearest café, the communal kitchen is shared with 600 other employees and there is no coffee machine, just a microwave? Piamo is the first espresso maker worldwide that works in the microwave, combining coffee cup and coffee maker in one unit.
On Saturday Wendell Castle, furniture designer/builder, educator and former instructor at R.I.T.'s School of American Craftsmen, passed away at the age of 85. Castle was a true pioneer who bridged the gap between furniture design and art. A native of Kansas, Castle attended the University of Kansas and earned a
As part of the Product Design Team, you will be responsible for applying your strong design skills and innovative thinking to create new products for the snowboard Boot, Binding and Softgoods categories. Partnering with each individual category manager, this position will assist in defining aspects of style, fit and function for said categories.
The City of L.A. needs a graphic designer--or as they put it, a "graphics designer"--to work on signs, posters, pamphlets, et cetera. Perhaps recognizing that municipal graphic design may not appear thrilling, they came up with this ad, which instead appeals to the desire of creatives to fix things:
Unless you are a landscape architect, you may not realize that clients can order shrubs from nurseries by diameter. Let's say a client orders a dozen 65-centimeter shrubs. Since shrubs tend to grow as they like, with no two alike, it would provide a headache for the nursery to go
This is one of those products where you're like, "Why did this not exist before?" The Lay See Pillow is designed for the millions of people who wear eyeglasses and like to read in bed while lying on their side: That cover looks like a bit more of a
STEL is looking for a Mid-Level Graphic Designer with Outdoor, Sport, and Consumer Electronic industry design experience. Position to be started by end of January, or beginning of February 2018. STEL is a design consultancy located in Santa Barbara, California. Our team consists of a talented group of multidisciplinary creatives combining expertise in design and engineering.
Here industrial designer Eric Strebel shows you how to build your own spray booth out of foamcore. "The unit is very light, that makes it easier to build and potentially move around your shop if you don't have a permanent home for it," Strebel writes. He uses a nifty trick
To say that the air quality in Chinese cities is bad is an understatement, as you can see below. Statistics and image via Air Quality Index China To tackle this, the municipal government of the city of Xian (population 8.7 million), the capital of Shaanxi province, has constructed what is
Nike just announced a 10-pair sneaker collection completely designed by 14 female Nike designers, all working on either Nike's color and materials team or sneaker design team. Drawing inspiration from two of Nike's most iconic sneaker silhouettes—the Air Force 1 and Air Jordan 1—the designers were put to work creating
The knock on kids vis-à-vis electronics these days is that they spend all of their time staring into a glass rectangle. Whether they're playing Candy Crush or Call of Duty, they're not here in the real world and engaged with physical things (XBox controllers don't count). Nintendo's forthcoming Labo
One of the most challenging tasks facing designers and engineers new to 3D printing is having to navigate through the vast number of 3D printing processes and materials to find the solution that is best for their application.
Growing up in the wintry American northeast, the joy of no-school Snow Days was offset by the arduous task of shoveling under adult directive. But now parents can rob their children of this character-building exercise by introducing a remote-controlled, 3D-printed miniature snowblower into the household, allowing their kids to stay
Watching rust get blasted off of metal is always satisfying. It must be even more satisfying to do it, particularly when you're using a self-made sandblaster. DIY'er Adam Fleisch figured out how to make one for under six bucks, using an airgun and a soda bottle, and the darn thing
If you have ever thought, "There has got to be a better way to do this!", you belong at OXO. Our mission is to make everyday living easier by identifying those annoyances that we all have and developing products that help make short work of life's daily tasks.
In the last entry we saw a builder create a tabletop the wrong way. By not obeying the rules of wood movement, the builder has doomed the tabletop to failure. The rule that the builder ought have followed is a simple one: Design for boards to expand and contract along
WEMO is a wearable silicon band designed to be written on with a permanent marker for use in the medical and manufacturing fields. During our research, we found that the need for wearable memos isn't only within the medical field but also in the wide range of front line sites, such as disaster sites, agricultural and fishery production sites, manufacturing and construction sites.
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.
Craft apprenticeships never took hold in the United States in the way that they did in Europe. Why are they wearing these silly hats? I explained it here.Apprenticeships existed here but even in colonial times, an ever-expanding country and a constant demand for talent meant that anyone with a
In an environment of change, with exiting new technologies and rapidly changing customer requirements, Product Design is looking for a dynamic and insightful Design Director Mack Trucks. The Design Director is a key role for our capability to innovate and prioritize design solutions for future products and services, to continue to build the legacy of the legendary Mack Truck.
Now that he's established his own design consultancy, veteran industrial designer and Core77's own Michael DiTullo has been branching out into areas of design he's been wanting to explore. "I really love the kitchen space, and I haven't gotten to do many things in that space," DiTullo says, "so I'm
We've seen a lot of hidden compartment furniture lately, but this company takes the cake. QLine Designs is a New-Hampshire-based design/build firm that produces high-quality pieces made from solid wood and using traditional techniques. Decidedly untraditional are the clever ways in which they've added secret storage, accessed in unusual
This story is part three of MakerBot's series of design studies, exploring iterative design and the relationship between designers and their tools. So far we've explored form development with the bike saddle and reverse engineering with the drone rebuild—now it's time to push into something a bit more futuristic.
One of those hip little boutique hotels opened up a few years ago on the Bowery. Here it is in Google Street View. They have a lounge downstairs that is open to the elements. These are the tables the lounge is populated with. As you can see they are custom-made.
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