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One of the most important film-related inventions of all time, the Steadicam, turns 40 this year! The original camera stabilization device is known for its prominent role in capturing iconic film moments including the hallway in The Shining, the stair climb in Rocky, the Copacabana scene in Goodfellas and the
It's our third week of the Pick 5 Ultimate Gift Guide and we've gotten a number of great themed lists from our readers! Thanks to all the Core77-ers helping us find some great and unexpected gifts for the holidays. Make your own Ultimate Gift Guide hereThis week, we've chosen
Core77's editors spend time combing through the news so you don't have to. Here's a weekly roundup of our favorite stories from the World Wide Web.
There are two main aims with the tiny house movement. The first is to reduce your footprint, doing more with less. The second is that it's supposed to be cheap, as in sub-$50,000. But looking past the second aim, a company called New Frontier Tiny Homes is betting that there's
GearUp develops and markets speciality wood finishing products for the repair and restoration of stringed instrument- guitars, violins etc. Launched in 2013 the company found success and began selling to boutique luthiers around the country. Needing to expand into the larger market of furniture restoration and repair designojo was hired to reposition the brand.
Designer, entrepreneur, inventor, and creative director Joe Doucet has exhibited his work at the London Design Museum and the Biennale International Design in Saint-Etienne. His awards include a 2015 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award Nomination in Product Design, a 2010 World Technology Award for Design, and Good Design Awards in 2012 and 2008. He currently holds more than 50 patents for his designs and inventions.
The conventional wisdom is that staring into screens will eventually worsen your eyesight. But a company called Innovision Labs reckons they can improve your vision with their smartphone/tablet app, called GlassesOff. Train your eyes for three 10-minute sessions per week, they claim, and in a matter of months you can
Art Director / Senior Designer Full-Time Chiefton is a rapidly growing cannabis design agency specializing in branding and creative strategy for the cannabis community. We are driven by our desire to help guide and define the aesthetic direction of the cannabis industry by creating original and
This has all the hallmarks of your typical Japanese variety show gag, but apparently it's striving for reality. Beppu is a spa resort city in Kyushu, Japan, known for its thermal pools; the city boasts over 2,000 hot springs. In a bizarre municipal initiative, this month the city has
I built a toolbox as a Hand Tool School project. Quite a few members had requested it, and I decided to take it one step beyond something just to carry tools by adding in a sturdy benchtop and some workholding functionality. What I ended up with is a sort of
Back in March, Under Armour revealed the first 3D printed shoes to actually hit the market, the 3D ARCHITECHs. These were and still are a big deal because they kicked off what has now turned into a case of 2016 3D printed footwear retail mania. During our time at this
Meet Aubergine Pillow, the inflatable pillow that plumps up in one puff, yet folds up to the size of an iPhone 7. Now you can bring along the everyday comfort that you deserve. The Aubergine Pillow is an inflatable pillow like no other. Inflatable pillows are commonplace when people travel, but it is not yet considered an everyday luxury.
Exciting news for Gothamite design lovers: This month Herman Miller opened their new NYC flagship store at 251 Park Avenue South, right next door to the Flatiron Building. The location was likely chosen for more than its excellent light; the address use to house the offices of George Nelson &
Hey folks, world events got you down? Is laying in bed all day still not providing enough escapism? Well get ready to do some extreme cocooning, because now there's a product on the market that really lets you get away from it all. Introducing: The Bed Tent! That's right, for
Here in Part Two of our interview with Design that Matters, Tim Prestero and Malory Johnson sound off on the pitfalls of designing for social impact, how to assess user feedback, what it's like working with design newbies, the future of their current project, and what young designers seeking long
Coroflot is a subsidiary of Core77, a publishing business operating a network of websites focused on the creative industries. We are currently seeking an energetic, self-starting Client Support specialist to work in our office as the primary interface to our clients. This person must communicate extensively and clearly with our
To change floors in a building you've got staircases, escalators, elevators and, in some magical parts of the world, paternosters. That's pretty much it. But an international design collective known as the Rombout Frieling Lab has designed an entirely new method of going up or down. They call it Vertical
Meet June, the intelligent oven that really wants to enhance your meals and baked goods. It/she (?) aims to erase the popular AI 'taking over the world' stigma brought to us by the likes of our friends LipNet and the painting AI system. Even though June is in fact an
The joy of learning to use hand tools to refine your work is rewarding. But that joy can be offset by the perceived "hassle" of needing to occasionally sharpen those tools in order to maintain peak performance. For the uninitiated, sharpening things like knives, chisels and plane irons can be
Sustainability within a corporate context can often conflict with traditional business models, making it harder to incorporate on a large-scale basis. On what grounds, other than moral obligation, would a company create a sustainable product or establish expensive recycling systems when their whole MO is getting people to consume?
We based our work on the KEEP concept product research and dived straight to visual definition, characterizing every little detail that makes a YALE key what it is. After refining the shape as close as it can be to the original key, we then had to deal with making it a real working product, one that would last for a long time without any issues, we also had to adapt ourselves to existing manufacturing capabilities. We chose ultrasonic welding as a way to attach the USB cradle to the main part, c
Simran Johnston and Zoe Fisher founded and run 99¢ Plus Gallery in Bushwick New York. Both are fun loving ladies who are obsessed with their dogs and supporting art and design!
The Yosh Toilet Brush has been making rounds recently, getting praise I'm a bit surprised by. Maybe you guys can see something I'm missing. The brush was designed by Anna Samoylova and Alexey Boguslavskiy, and its claim to fame is its minimalist shape and let's say interesting flexible body. Rather
As a designer, have you ever had a "What the fuck" moment? Tim Prestero experienced his while working with a group of Special Forces operatives. A former Peace Corps volunteer and then-PhD-candidate at MIT, Prestero's original life plan had been "to fix the world as an environmental scientist," he explains.
MakerBot is growing its internal design team to help define how people bring new ideas into reality. With touch points across hardware, desktop applications, mobile applications, and web based solutions, the design team at MakerBot is very uniquely seated between the physical and digital worlds. Let’s design the future, together.
It's been a while since we looked at EDM, or electrical discharge machining, which essentially cuts through metal with sparks. In the variant of this production method known as wire EDM, the cutting is done with a thin brass wire and the fun combination of electricity and water. Wire EDM
Design plays a major role when it comes to sustainability and global welfare. Everything from building efficient refugee tents and sustainable cities to recyclable batteries requires design thinking. But have you ever thought about the role design plays when it comes to food waste? Food waste is actually one of
The social and political landscape may be murky these days, and the hectic holiday season is only just underway, but here's a glimmering greasy beacon of hope: the Fondoodler. This slightly heinous contraption takes your grated cheese of choice and melts it into a spreadable stream. It's like a hot
TakeAway packaging design that combines a clothing hanger with a shopping bag in a practical and aesthetically pleasing way. It aims to reduce the amount of the plastic that was used in both hangers and shopping bags while also being nature-friendly. After it's done functioning as a hanger, when users
Here's a project worthy of inclusion in a textbook on industrial design. Benjamin Hubert's Layer studio has taken a well-established object, the watch band, and redesigned it with less parts by exploiting the properties of their chosen material. The LABB (Loopless and Buckleless Band) has had repeating positive and negative
Tired of boring ol' LED displays? Check out this kinetic variant: That's prototyping company Breakfast's new Flip-Disc Display, which uses physical discs colored black on one side and white on the other as "pixels." Flip-disc displays, also called flip-dot displays, aren't new; they've been around since at least the early
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