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This small Danish Modern mid century cupboard Measures 27.5" wide x 15.5" deep x 28" tall. This piece features two teak sliding doors which open to two bays- one with an adjustable shelf. The mahogany case is mounted on tall base with a canted bookshelf. The model
Most of you have heard of SIGGRAPH, but if you haven't it's "the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques." This year's conference starts at the end of the month, and this teaser video shows you some of the astonishing CG advancements that
The Core77 team spends time combing through the news so you don't have to. Here's a weekly roundup of our favorite finds from the World Wide Web:
Goddard entered into a partnership with Hill-Rom and Allen Medical to design and develop a next generation operating table specifically for spine procedures. The process began with our team working closely with Allen Medical’s to evaluate the current approaches and procedures used by surgeons in the Operating Room (OR). We participated in ongoing patient cases to observe how the existing tables were being used and interviewed surgeons and physicians’ assistants to better understand the use case.
The Kimono Armchair is a piece of furniture that explores the formal essence of the traditional Japanese clothing. The fluency of the kimono's textile, the horizontal panel that wraps around the torso and the covering of the human body are all aspects considered when aiming to reach a specific grade
It might be tough for me to sell you an inch-thick cross-section of Douglas Fir for $125. But if I encased it in acrylic and placed a live colony of termites in there, maybe you'd give it a second look. That's the hope of the folks behind the Termitat, a
With more and more of us traveling more frequently these days, luggage design has become a hot category for design entrepreneurs. As one example this Samsara design, billed as "The world's first aluminum smart suitcase," recently sought just $15,000 in pledges but pulled in a whopping $293,192. New luggage
With so many cordless tools to choose from, it's easy to forget what it's like to drive fasteners by hand—or why it's frequently preferable to do so. German hand tool company Wera has not forgotten and continues to develop new and better hand drivers. The Kraftform Kompakt Pistol RA is
Conant Metal & Light works closely with Designers and Architects nationwide to design and fabricate custom lighting and metalwork of significant scale, scope and story for residential and commercial clients. Among the last year’s projects are custom cast glass sconces for a private natatorium, reproduction vintage sconces for NYC’s Augustine
For a concept shoot in Bali, surfing rag Stab Magazine towed a floating dock out to where the waves break, then set Volcom's surfing team loose. Here's what happened, and it looks as fun as it does dangerous: The Dock from STAB on Vimeo.
For today's woodworker, tool buying is as much a part of the experience as actually working wood. For better or for worse is a matter of opinion—I'm going to stay positive and say that without tool buying much of the economy of woodworking would fall apart. No woodworker can deny
For those of you that still use physical calendars, maybe you like having a dozen photos of hapless kittens or shirtless firemen cycling through the months. But a subset of you might prefer a single grid that will serve for the entire year and that doesn't have any pages to
Combination squares come in very handy in the shop. But the thing I hate is that I'll often set the depth, then need to leave it at that setting for various stages in a project, and I basically can't use the square for anything else in the meanwhile. For that
Every product starts as an aspirational vision for how the finished result should look, feel, and function in the consumer's hands. However, the design process to transform ideas into mass manufacturable products is a road paved by technical reality and practical compromise. Mitigating risk before investing in mass manufacturing is
When Zack Dettmore replaced his old work van he went to extremes to organize the interior of the new one, outfitting it with a manufactured bulkhead and home-made shelving designed for the tools he carries. I've seen a video of the setup he once used in his contracting business
If you've got access to a lasercutter, some 4mm / 1/8" plywood and live or work in an untidy environment, Thingiverse denizen Mutsuki's got you covered. She's designed and/or remixed a host of organizational designs like these nifty Stackable Boxes: And this Customizable Parts Box: Or this all-purpose Portable Box:
As a leading worldwide provider of navigation, we are committed to making superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets that are an essential part of our customers’ lives. Our vertical integration business model keeps all design, manufacturing, marketing and warehouse processes in-house, giving us more control over timelines, quality and service. Our user-friendly products are not only sought after for their compelling design, superior quality and best value, bu
Long before the Roomba there was Frances GABe, an Oregon artist who so hated housework that she invented a self-cleaning house. GABe patented the design in 1984 and built a prototype, which she lived in for decades. She died in obscurity last December at the age of 101. Frances
adidas just officially announced their Greenpoint, Brooklyn Creator Farm, an open source hub for well, creativity. Boasting a start-up environment within the not-so-startup company, the adidas Creator Farm seems like a secure place to work for a small team without the major risk of going under. Our burning question
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.
For those not already saddled with eyeglasses or contacts, it can be handy to have a pair of reading glasses on hand. In New York City at least, menu font designers and restaurant lighting designers seem determined to make menus impossible to read. For situations like these, French company Nooz
This past weekend the weather was gorgeous, and I found myself doing a walkabout in the village. On Thompson Street, the Chess Forum is a Greenwich Village fixture where you can buy chess sets and paraphernalia, books and videos, and most importantly, you can rent a table to play chess.
Sundberg-Ferar worked with Hyundai Ventures on a research and design project looking at the future of mobility and mass-transit. Inspired by Elon Musk’s Hyperloop whitepaper, Sundberg-Ferar performed a deep engineering analysis of the proposed system and developed a new strategy with feasible technologies that delivers a solution considering all aspects of a user’s travel experience.
[Mool] is a natural humidifier crafted by natural porous earthenware that absorbs water quickly and releases moisture. [Mool] has multifunctional purposes as a humidifier during dry season and home accessories during humid season. Homeowners that own a humidifier use their humidifiers 1-6 months of the year. The properties of Terra-cotta make [Mool] perform two seasonal lifestyles. As a humidifier, [Mool] releases sanitary moisture vapors from a simple-clean water tank with ease during dry seaso
Ben Uyeda has made a splash on Youtube with his HomeMade Modern video series, managing to turn perceptions of DIY from a novice craft practice into a pastime for the design-minded that should be taken seriously. A former architect, he's one of the masters in the DIY video community when
Here's a rather unusual drafting table, designed and built by Montana-based Douglas LaMont: Called the Cantilever, LaMont's design is the first of what he's calling his Ex Machina series. As it turns out, his design choices were influenced by industrial history, and specifically a little-spoken-of relationship between wood and metal
Amazon's vision for the future includes multi-story automated distribution centers sprinkled throughout urban areas. Goods will arrive by truck and be delivered to customers by fleets of drones issuing forth from ports or doors in the building. Few humans will work there because robots will perform much of the
I stumbled across this unusual product on the website of a vendor that specializes in German hand tools. It was completely unfamiliar and I was surprised to discover that the original model was patented in 1950. How did I miss seeing these before? It didn't help that Fit Pliers are
You’re looking to work for an agency that values Design with a capital D, and want to work with people that care for their craft. As a production designer with an eye for detail, you can take concepts and art direction and turn them into a final product. Solid typography,
Here in Part 2 of this series, pro industrial designer Eric Strebel shows you how to go beyond flat/straight shapes when working with FoamCore. Follow Strebel's tips to get a variety of different radii while keeping your piece clean-looking and professional:
As I've mentioned here before, when I was studying ID one of my (famous) design professors hated when people redesigned an existing object to be made from a different material. He'd surely hate this table, but I'd like to hear what you think. Australian company Elite Innovations is selling, in
In 1971 Victor Papanek wrote his seminal Design for the Real World, a book I'm hoping is still required reading for modern-day design students. (Sample quote: "Much recent design has satisfied only evanescent wants and desires, while the genuine needs of man have often been neglected by the designer." Still valid today, yeah?)
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