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This is hilarious. Ben Uyeda casts his toilet tank lid in silicone, then creates a concrete dupe that he embeds with arms to hold a variety of items:
This is nuts. Jimmy DiResta makes, from scratch, a functioning miniature cannon. The amount of fabrication here is impressive, and of course he fires the thing at the end:
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Brass and walnut are two great tastes that taste great together. But I've never seen the two materials integrated in such a beautiful way as this: That's the Nola Dining Table by Brooklyn-based Wüd Furniture Design. The description states that the table is constructed from "bronze encased in resin," and
A2's newly-hatched brainchild, Bakelicious, is a creatively cohesive line of baking tools that adds a touch of personality to practical objects. Just a little icing on the cake for your weekend baking needs!
Nice watches live in a weird world of engineering and opulence. This video shows some of the tight tolerances, subtle labor and utterly bonkers design that went into Patek Philippe's 175th anniversary wrist watch: the Grandmaster Chime 5175. If you aren't familiar, the Patek Philippe brand is legendary for
Since acquiring the rights to EpiPen in 2007, pharmaceutical company Mylan has raised the wholesale price of a two-pack from around 100 bucks to over $600. This trend will only continue, because the drug companies know there's not a damn thing anyone can do about it. Or is there?
iRobot, one of the world’s leaders in the design and development of AI technologies and consumer robots, is seeking an amazing Senior Industrial Designer to join our Industrial Design/User Experience (ID/UX) team in Greater Boston. With iRobot’s sharpened focus on home robots and connectivity, the ID/UX team is central to delivering on the Brand promise of “Empowering people to do more” – with designs that embrace simplicity, approachability and seamless usability as a means of humanizing roboti
How do we deal with skyrocketing rent and housing shortages? Housing start-up Urban Rigger wants to build more low cost apartments on fancy boats. Their first freshly finished Copenhagen project was designed by Bjarke Ingels and it offers a few slick twists on the traditional dorm. The boat apartments are
Conor Coghlan might be an architect, but as part of his studies at Harvards' Graduate School of Design he participated in a furniture making workshop. Tasked with producing an original design, Coghlan writes that he became "interested in how the arms and legs of the chair could work in unison
Those of you keeping up with Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Weeks know that it's been a time for self-expression and boundary pushing design within the realm of footwear. However, it's not the wacky animal heels or plastics that are getting people riled up this season—it's three internet breaking collaborations. We round
We're already familiar with Danielle Trofe's Mush-Lume lighting collection and the concept of growing objects with mushroom mycelium. So why am I revisiting such a familiar process? Thanks to Trofe and Ecovative Design, I was able to learn the mushroom mycelium growth process myself. Here's what happened:
What was the last difficult moment you had with a project? How did you tackle it? I bet the solution, regardless of the tools being used, was to slow down and take care of it meticulously. If
Take5 is a nifty little box with room for just 5 cigarettes, a lighter and 5 mints. Fill it before you leave home. Spread your dose during the day. Keep count, without even opening your Take5.
As the founding director of Parsons' Transdisciplinary Design program, Jamer Hunt has been championing the possibilities of a systems-based, postindustrial design approach to social innovation and service design for over a decade. Using New York City as an academic laboratory, students work to, "define the next phase of design practice
Umbra has always had numerous relatively inexpensive organizing-related products, and the company's newest releases include some items that definitely caught my eye. The Peggy drawer organizers expand from 17 inches to 21.5 inches, so they can fit a wide range of cabinets and closets. The two boards come with 16
While most fans of Danish Modern or mid-century modern furniture are aware of Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, the Eameses et. al., Louis van Teeffelen's name may not ring a bell. Which is a shame as the Dutch designer created furniture every bit as striking as the work of his contemporaries.
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This year the Vitra Design Museum opened a new building, the Schaudepot, on their campus. Inside is a recreation of Charles Eames' personal office, "just as it was when he passed away in 1978." (What is Ray, chopped liver? Sadly there's no mention of her office.) Inside we can
Since my last video, a few of you requested that I sketch some softgoods. In today's video I sketch up a backpack concept and show you a few key techniques including: basic backpack constructions, simulating leather, and simulating textiles in a rapid concept visualization.
Nothing is worse than accurately cutting out all of your parts for a project, then screwing up during the assembly process. This is easy to do with a project made from wood, where a lot of the pieces can look the same. So it's good to have a system to
Firmitas Cyber Solutions Ltd., is a technology company that provides cyber protection solutions aiming to change the face of communication security as we know it by treating the cause rather than the symptoms. Firmitas develops software-based cyber-defense solutions to protect connected systems, specifically mission-critical systems. These next-gen cyber defense technologies enable improved efficiency and reduced exposure to cyber risks. The cyber-protection can be applied to new systems as wel
Ever since they opened in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art has been photographically documenting their exhibitions. After the displays were all set up, staff photographers would capture the scene. Well, this month the MoMA announced that they've spent years digitizing all of that stuff, and they're now posting it
The new Sofort might be the least Leica-like Leica ever, which is arguably awesome. It's clunky, it's silly, it's relatively cheap, and it features very few knobs, bells or whistles. Instant cameras are a niche product, especially now that everyone has a multi-megapixel camera and photo roll in their pants
HunterGatherer is seeking a Graphic Design/Motion Design intern for Fall, 2016. Must be a current student studying Graphic Design or Motion Design and must possess proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and After Effects. This is a paid internship. HunterGatherer is a multi-disciplinary design studio, focused on telling its clients’ stories in ways that are artful, intelligent, elucidating, and sometimes funny.
Here's Australian inventor Mark Murray being openly mocked on Shark Tank last year. The sharks not only declined to fund him, but laughed at him: Murray persisted with the Hamdog on his own, and began selling them at fairs in Australia this summer: Somehow, the Hamdog went viral. This week
If you were sitting in traffic and didn't know what was going on, this would probably make you crap your pants. China's Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest holiday celebrated during the full moon. This year the moon was inconveniently obscured from view by Typhoon Meranti, leading some Chinese cities, like
Lights, camera, action! It's time for you to become a director. Don't sweat it — it's not that hard. If your sell sheet is worth a thousand words, your video sell sheet is priceless. Like I wrote about at length here, I recommend using sell sheets to pitch potential licensees
There is perhaps no company that has helped change the way we view video more than GoPro. By simply creating a small, relatively affordable, easy-to-operate camera with a simple interface, they have enabled the masses to capture and share footage that was previously too difficult or expensive to lense. Now
Aircrafts are made up of parts with amazing shapes, materials and textures. The aim of this project was to use and up-cycle these old parts into furniture and lighting that is unique, original and convenient. 84 designer, Daniel BRECHET was influenced by the spaceships in science-fiction movies and the steampunk movement.
Most of us dread air travel--most of us that fly coach, that is. If you, like me, have never flown First Class in your life, you may not want to watch this. This is Casey Neistat showing us what a $21,000 First Class flying experience looks like, after he was
Now, you can render directly within McNeel Rhinoceros® viewport for continual, accurate feedback as you craft your model's form, materials, and lighting—all without specialized knowledge or a complex setup. The NVIDIA® Iray® for Rhino plug-in lets designers quickly produce physically based, photorealistic visualizations. Try it for free now!
One micro-annoyance I experience daily is placing the shower wand back in its bracket. The height of my showerhead mount makes it an ergonomically awkward operation, and the top-heavy wand can tilt and slip out of the collar if you didn't register it right (which is easy to do when
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