Whether youâ€™re a DIY woodshop hobbyist, tech-savvy tinkerer or a high-end design enthusiast, create a list of your top 5 gift ideas between now and December 7th and you'll be in the running for some amazing prizes.
After creating the built-ins for Space10, Ikea's experimental design lab, architecture firm Spacon & X still needed to source some furniture. They had the brilliant idea of asking Maaike Fransen, a Dutch artist and Eindhoven grad known for her incorporation of found objects into her work, to create some "extreme
Ikea has just launched Space10, an experimental design lab that gathers creatives from around the world to seek out and solve urban living problems. Equal parts design studio, skunkworks, exchange program and exhibition space, the forward-thinking venture is intended to let designers ideate freely, absent any bureaucracy or demands of
To begin at the beginning, Silca has been making impeccable tools for nearly 100 years. If you like bikes and bike gear, especially beautiful vintage stuff, you may be familiar with their well-made pumps and stylish sundries. The HX-One Essentials kit is one bunch of sundries we're happy they waited
Most of your loved ones probably still use bad vintage ashtrays—or worse, empty beer bottles —when they smoke. Monica Khemsurov of high end smoking accessory retailer Tetra gives us some suggestions to help them elevate their experience in her Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide.
Elaine Lustig Cohen began her design career as a self-described “office slave.” Having married the modernist graphic designer Alvin Lustig in 1948 (when she was 21 and he was 33), she went to work in his studio, helping manage the day-to-day affairs and serving as a de facto production assistant
Tonight at Curiosity Club we might get rocked, as we welcome scientist, engineer and music-loving inventor Thomas Barefoot of Barefoot Sound. We'll hear about his journey from a self-taught kid too broke to have a guitar of his own to a self-made engineering entrepreneur selling exceptional sound to the stars
Work as a member of a cross-functional team driving deep consumer insights into exceptional design solutions. To succeed you'll need a minimum of five years experience, exceptional design skills, strong knowledge of CAD and rendering software as well as strong communication skills and a strong understanding of design strategy.
In the 1970s, Swedish eco-architect Bengt Warne built his radical Nature House. Essentially a conventional home wrapped within a greenhouse, the Nature House served not only as a testbed and research center, but a home where he and his family actually lived, warmed year-round by the sun. Over a decade
The sheer breadth of furniture design subcategories, particularly within the luxury space, never ceases to fascinate us. Initially we were tickled to see this handsome Modular Wooden Shoe Rack: Made in Italy and consisting of 12 individual boxes that interlock, it initially seems to be a worthy luxury object that
Just when you thought that sneaker technology could be advanced no further, Adidas has launched its Futurecraft Leather Superstar, an ultra-limited-edition version of its classic sneaker crafted from one seamless piece of leather. The FLS is the result of a collaboration between Adidas, the London industrial designer Alexander Taylor
Cosmos is a set of simple magnetic blocks with gentle curvilinear forms that subtly suggest their cosmic reference. Designed as a tribute to the vision, intellect and courage of humankind, who have overcome challenges and pushed boundaries. So beautiful and elegant that grownups won't mind their kids leaving them out
Driving psychology: For the Manhattan motorist in a rush, the worst thing to be stuck behind is a bicycle. Along certain narrow corridors like lower Broadway that lack bike lanes, it's not uncommon for cyclists to ride in the center of a lane, to better preserve their own safety and
Dutch Design Week is intended to be a celebration of “Dutch Design” writ large: Not by designers who happen to be born and raised in the Netherlands but rather those who work with a distinctly concept-, process-, or material-driven approach that underlies nearly all of the thousands of projects that
WowWee is a multiple award-winning OEM leader in the Technological Toy and Gadget space. Creative designs, innovative technology and a good dose of fun have allowed WowWee to develop high tech toys and consumer electronics that entertain both kids and adults alike. With office locations spread across the globe we
As a designer, I'm not interested in doomsday scenarios. It has always been far easier to destroy than to create. I'm far more interested in the question: How will we design and shape this new world to take advantage of the power that it can bring to ourselves, our communities, and to humanity itself? In Project Primordial I'm exploring the intersection of Trillions with two complementary trends—digital manufacturing and machine learning—that dramatically impact this question. I believe these th
It's been a busy week in the world of makers! Let's dive right in: Ron Paulk popped up this week with another great tool review, which he's dubbed "The best screwdriver ever made!" I'd previously heard tell that Craftsman's Autoloading Multi-Bit Screwdriver was a keeper, and here he shows you
Readers of this blog can't hear the word "industrial" without mentally adding the word "design." But for others, particularly those of an older generation or a more sociopolitical bent, the word "industrial" might bring to mind Eisenhower's famous 1961 Presidential farewell address, where he coined the term "Military-Industrial Complex." The
This holiday, share your Ultimate Gift Guide with Core77 for a chance to gift yourself some fun prizes. We're on the lookout for your Top 5 gift ideas for the holidays and will reward the best gift guides with awesome prizes like Hand-Eye Supply gift certificates, SONOS speakers and the
DESIGN X SABER is a project inspired by the iconic Star Wars lightsaber. It envisions what a saber would look like if Y Studios and our design heroes – Zaha Hadid, Charles and Ray Eames, Issey Miyake, Edith Heath and Dieter Rams - were behind the design. The project is
There are plenty of concise video reviews of tablets online--but few of them describe specifically what it's like for an industrial designer to use them. Of the three big dogs in the fight, the iPad Pro, Microsoft's Surface Pro and Wacom's Cintiq Companion, ID'ers among you are probably wondering which
So Aaron the office lackey comes up to you, asking for the key to the supply closet. You don't want to take the time to finagle that key all the way around the loop of your keyring, do you? Particularly since you clipped your fingernails this morning and prying those
Philadelphia based furniture design and build company seeks full time draftsperson with 2-3 years work experience or involvement in furniture projects in a range of applications (office, library, and learning environments). Our custom furniture system uses CNC driven manufacturing processes.
Fastening Wood with Screws 101: If you need to drive a flathead screw into a piece of wood quite close to an endgrain edge, and you just drive it in without pre-drilling and countersinking, you're gonna split it. And even if you do take the time to pre-drill, countersink, and
Designer Katie Stout’s multi-disciplinary practice re-imagines the domestic environment as a playground that confounds form and function— for her Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide, Stout places her unique lens toward gifts of a similar flavor; gifts that are not necessarily functional, but somehow still essential.
We all know online behavior can be tracked via web browser. But now technology is being used to "jump the air gap" between your computer and a nearby device, like your tablet or smartphone—even if it's not connected, and all without your knowledge. "[This type of] tracking is generally invisible
It's the time of year when homeowners who are lucky enough to have an attic for storage might find themselves scrambling to find (and haul back down) the holiday decorations or infrequently used luggage that's stored up there. That can be quite a chore, since many attics aren't equipped to
We know the holidays are a heck of a hectic time and we're here to help! To take a little chaos out of your festivities and increase your gifting victories, check out the Hand-Eye Supply Guide to Holiday Harmony. We've considered the best and worst parts of the season, and
Bok Modern, an architectural metal systems company based in San Francisco and owned by architects and designers is seeking an intermediate Architect with strong design skills plus excellent project management skills to join their team.
The evolution of design as a professional practice is one regularly impacted by developments in other fields. As designers, we often sit squarely between disciplines, streamlining and humanizing products for greater usability and appeal in the end result. Never has the requirement to work between disciplines been as important
Man, Rock, Drill is a direct way to title a show of handmade marble pieces, but in the case of furniture designer Max Lamb's current show at Johnson Trading Gallery, its forthrightness is entirely appropriate. A collection created exclusively with Vermont marble, the idea behind the show was both spontaneous
I always say that I try to make the world better by making things, and usually I (and most designers) do this by making a thing or a product. My training in design taught me to create physical things in order to address issues, but the more time I spend
For this first video, I considered something quite simple that popped into my mind and seemed worth exploring further: the size of things. We don't really think about this too much—well, unless it's an iPhone. But we could often benefit from making things smaller, without loosing function or aesthetics. And
Walli is an intelligent wallet that keeps track of your valuables. It's an interactive system between your phone and your wallet, so if you lose your wallet then your phone notifies you; if you lose your phone, just tap the wallet twice and your phone will automatically ring.
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