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I get a lot of questions about tear out. (I know, you're jealous of my life.) Specifically I get questions about ways to alter a plane or features of a new plane that will prevent tear out. I have already talked about my views on bells and whistles on tools
Imagine living millennia ago, in a time when you've never seen a horse. Everywhere you and your tribe go is by walking. Then one of you discovers horses and figures out how to ride one. Now you've discovered the perfect sustainable transportation system. Horses eat grass, which is free. That
The French car manufacturer Renault has approached me to design interior fabrics for the visionary Renault SYMBIOZ concept car and home. I translated Renault's needs into woven form and created a new version of Bloko, a 3D fabric. The new Bloko in two shades of grey covers the car seats
As far as mass production methods go, sand casting is one of the oldest. 3D printing is one of the newest. Dutch design and engineering consultancy Arup has figured out how to combine the two, allowing one to enjoy both the low cost of the former and the physical complexity
The Michaels Companies, Inc., is North America’s largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, with more than 1,340 stores in the United States and Canada. Our store team, distribution and manufacturing center team, and support center team work together to help our customers bring their creativity to life. We offer career growth, benefits packages, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, and more. Michaels Team Members also enjoy a wide variety of ways to save including discounts at our stores, s
HBO's new series "The Deuce" depicts the crime-ridden NYC of the early '70s. Back then the police cars looked like this: [Image credit: Screenshotted from YouTube video by Joseph John Ramos.] [Image credit: Screenshotted from YouTube video by Joseph John Ramos.] That's a 1971 Plymouth Fury. American cars of
Designers have a critical role to play by envisioning products made with safe materials that can be perpetually cycled, and that eliminate the concept of "waste". The C2C Product Design Challenge enables current, emerging, and future designers to learn and apply critical strategies for envisioning products for the circular economy,
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.
A roundup of Kickstarter projects currently crowdfunding for your viewing and spending pleasure. Go ahead, free your disposable income: WSC16 "Pensole" Edition PENSOLE Footwear Academy has just launched a multi-tiered Kickstarter campaign in order to establish free footwear design courses for 100% of their students. Yes, free. If you're into
As someone who collects books on woodworking I am routinely faced with the conflict of Cost vs. Space vs Ease of Use. While many people love their E-Books - and I have a bunch myself, the physicallity of an actual printed book makes the world of difference for me. That
Driven by insightful market and user observations, nolii delivers a versatile system of products that work alone or together to enable users to stay connected effortlessly – from charging your laptop on-the-go, and transferring files quickly and efficiently, to minimizing clutter with intelligent, multi-functional products. From chaotic cords and broken cables to limited charging solutions, our lives are too often interrupted by everyday tech challenges. We believe technology should improve your
Exploring furniture design in a deconstructive and minimalist sense, this work seeks to make something unique and different in an area that is overrun with continually "new" designs. Less is more.
With multiple hurricanes and now a second earthquake in the news, it's a hell of a time for natural disasters. Mexico experienced its second earthquake in two weeks just yesterday, on the precise anniversary of a devastating quake that rocked Mexico City in 1985. What's different between then and
The four prestigious design awards programs mentioned below—including a shameless plug to our own Core77 Design Awards—bring together the best designs across many categories, ranging from transportation to footwear design. But what's better than winning an award? Receiving an awesome trophy to either start or add to your collection.
A Design-driven product development company working in the toy and gift categories, we seek a talented assistant to join our team as we expand our marketplace presence. Re-marks is a woman-owned Seattle-based venture and a triple-bottom-line employer (people/profits/planet). Established in the '90s, we manufacture all of our current products in the USA. Our content is both original and licensed.
Here's a great example of an architect becoming enamored of a new, flashy concept while failing to consider real-world behaviors. In 1881, architect William H. Brown patented the following design: That's the plan and elevation views of a rotating jail. The circle contains eight pie-shaped jail cells and there's only
Camera manufacturer Leica was formed nearly a hundred years ago, but their factory looks like it was built 100 years in the future. They've released a video inside their Wetzlar factory that was supposed to draw attention to their cameras, but instead we were stunned by the gleaming, pristine environment
Sole Stacks was founded out of a love of shoes and a need to create a better alternative for shoe storage and display. We're a two man team made of myself, with a background in footwear design, and my partner Demont Campbell, with a background in architecture. The shoe displays
Anyone familiar with the woes of freelancing knows that hourly time tracking can be a genuine hassle. While it's true that many common software programs for personal accounting are trying to tackle this with digital solutions, it can still at times feel difficult to accurately track your time on the
For decades we've seen the military develop expensive technology—radar, GPS, microwaves—that trickled down to the consumer sector and became affordable. Now the consumer sector is apparently returning the favor. The U.S. Navy's Virginia-class submarines are $2.7 billion nuclear-powered fast attack vessels bristling with the latest technology. Old-school periscopes have been
Mattel, Inc. is seeking an experienced and self motivated Project Designer to join its Toy Box product design team. The Toybox Vehicles team focuses on delivering exciting innovative product for a wide range of brands such as Matchbox, Fast and the Furious and Jurassic World. The group is focused on creating new product opportunities for the boy’s division; by understanding the consumer, trends and technology that are then translated into successful product. This involves creating and communicat
Nike's Flyknit has become synonymous with the brand, now used in everything from sneakers to sports bras. The knit material is more sustainable than many materials used in footwear and fashion, mainly due to its minimal waste production. But since Flyknit's conception in 2012, Nike has been more focused on
To help designers of all levels fine tune their sketching skills, Advanced Design Sketching (in partnership with Autodesk) will be hosting SQ1CON, a two-day conference specifically focused on design sketching. The Advanced Design Sketching organization began as a small summer workshop for a handful of design students, but the students
Homeless people need help, and in New York City they are not getting it. Our homeless population has exploded in recent years; last year the number hit a record-breaking 60,000. This has led some business owners in my downtown Manhattan neighborhood to hack their outdoor furniture. The streets immediately around
What happens when you plug your Prius in? Are you ultimately drawing power from coal, nuclear, wind, biomass? It depends on where you live. Most of us know that America generates its electricity from a multitude of sources, as shown in this graphic: However, that pie chart doesn't accurately represent
The FabricKeyboard is an experimental project at the intersection between engineering, design, fashion, and music. It is the first, sensor-rich, novel physical interaction medium in the form of fabric piano, developed by using both common and smart textile-based materials. Based on our multi-layer design, each key, the bulk fabric, and
Shaving has been around for a long time. In the 4th Century B.C. Alexander the Great, an early proponent of shaving, ordered his troops to do it. Alexander had observed that beards were a martial liability for soldiers; if you didn't remove your own facial hair, your opponent would do it for you—by using your beard to grab your face.
As we recently learned, much of our planet's supply of drinking water is infested with plastic microfibers. Single-use plastic items like shopping bags and drinking straws are some of the culprits. To combat the impact of discarded plastic bags on the environment, an Indonesian company called Avani has created
Battle Sports otherwise known as "Battle" is the fastest growing football brand in the US. As such, we are looking to add a talented product designer to our team. We are also open to project work if the fit is right. Obviously project work would not require relocation. We are a young, well funded, aggressive team with demonstrated commercial success. Our products are sold in every major sporting goods retailer and online. Business is projected to double for the third year in a row and we are onl
The London Design Festival kicks off this weekend, bringing hundreds of design events to the city of London with it. The difficulty of narrowing down your schedule goes without saying, especially when each exhibition has so much to offer. That's where we're here to help—we've created this insider's guide full
Weekly Maker’s Roundup is a weekly list of our favorite builds, tips and tricks for makers. Ranging from classic to novel, practical to outrageous, these projects represent what making is all about—problem solving and having fun.
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:
This Danish mid century bar cart, made from Brazilian rosewood, measures 25" long x 17.5" wide x 22" tall. The top, which has raised edges, doubles as a removable serving tray. The bottom tier features three plastic bottle holders. Mounted on four original castors. _________________ These "Mid Century
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