What if the objects around us were better able to capture the sense of discovery we knew as children? Along with FilzFelt, Febric, Visual Magnetics and Brooklyn Glass, Core77 is proud to sponsor an initiative that is posing this very design brief: the 6th Annual WantedDesign Workshop.
Design students: You don't want to miss this opportunity! Looking to dip your feet into the real world of design? Be Original Americas has just launched a fellowship opportunity that will give you unique behind-the-scenes access to some of the leading design studios working today. Two undergraduate students will be
The iconic and award-winning production designer and art director Ken Adam has passed away at the age of 95. Though his work spanned many genres, he is most fondly remembered for his contributions to engaging futurism, badass bad guys' lairs, and dark science fiction environments. His creativity and elegant touch
In our Weekly Maker's Roundup, we post videos from a cross-section of folks whom we hope will appeal to the Core77 audience. What they all have in common is that they create physical objects and record the act, but beyond that they have wildly different styles, skillsets and personalities. In
On Tuesday, IDEO announced that it has joined kyu, a collective of creative companies owned by the Tokyo-based Hakuhodo DY Holdings. Kyu bought a minority stake in the 25-year-old design consultancy—the dollar amount and percentage are undisclosed—and IDEO will continue to be owned and independently managed by its partners. So
Happy Monday! Jumpstart your week with our insider's guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here's the best of what's going on, right now.
Early Bird pricing for the 2016 Design Awards ends one week from today. Which means if you fall into the pit of procrastination, you'll miss your chance to pocket the cash you'll save by getting your entry in by February 9th. To provide you with a little extra motivation to
If you're studying, say, fashion design, it makes sense to go to New York, Paris or London, where there are plenty of places to apply for internships. Of course, you'll find you're a dime a dozen, as thousands of other students have the same idea. But imagine studying design
It's time for our first ever Core77 Twitter chat and we want you to be part of the conversation! Login to twitter and follow along using the hashtag #EILConvos. It's easy! We'll be asking questions to Eastman Innovation Lab's Bryan Shackelford (@Eastman_EIL), SHiFT Design Camp's John McCabe (@mcc4b3)
How can design education prepare designers for a uncertain future? How can material knowledge enhance the way designers think about the world? Along with Eastman Innovation Lab's Bryan Shackelford, we'll be chatting with the founders of SHiFT, a weeklong camp/workshop in the woods meant to foster interesting design discussions.
Are you ready? More importantly, is your work ready? The 2016 Core77 Design Awards is officially open for entries so choose your best design projects and enter them today! 2016 marks the 6th year student and professional designers from all over the globe will submit their most inspired,
Presented by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Autodesk, the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge asks emerging designers to develop new solutions for improving our environment through sustainable design. Each iteration of the challenge brings us closer to realizing the imperative to create a circular market standard.
There's only 3 more weeks to apply to be a part of the Class of 2018 at SVA's MFA in Products of Design. Chaired by Core77's Allan Chochinov, the program is a pan-discipline design program concentrating on the sweet spot between design thinking and design making. Here's a bit more:
It's nearly here! On January 19th the ribbon will be cut and the 2016 Core77 Design Awards will be officially open for entries. A celebration of innovative, disruptive, and mindful design across all areas of enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards are an excellent platform for both upcoming and established designers
Hand-Eye Supply is now upgrading our standard shipping to Priority for no extra $! Domestic orders placed by noon Pacific Time on 12.21.15 are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas. Shop away, you slackers! Some product exceptions apply. Domestic orders only. Shop responsibly.
ArtCenter College of Design has unveiled plans to expand their campuses into an urban center of art and creative education. The master plan includes a transportation hub, a cycleway, an elevated park-like quad and a student housing village. Spanning 4.7 miles, the proposal extends across the College's existing Hillside and
AIGA is embarking on its second century with new leadership. Today the esteemed organization announced that, beginning in January 2016, Julie Anixter will take the helm after Richard Grefé's tenure will come to a close in December of this year. Anixer's unique career path has spanned numerous aspects of both
On November 2nd, The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) launches its second annual online event to investigate the leading innovations shaping our global economy and pushing it into the future. For three weeks, thinkdif.co will be a platform for disseminating up to 12 hours of content per day, curated by the
With designers considering the entire life cycle of new products and as the boundaries between form and function blur, our approach to materials carries more weight than ever before. But so far there hasn't been an easy way to learn about materials or stay current with the latest innovations taking
Have you been feeling a little uneasy lately, like maybe you're forgetting something important? Perhaps it's your subconscious reminding you that time is running out to grab your ticket to the Core77 Conference: Designing Here|Now, this October 22nd through the 24th in historic Downtown Los Angeles, CA. In one
DESIGNING HERE/NOW- the official title and mantra of the 2015 Core77 Conference - kicks off on October 22nd. Will you be there? With less than a month left to purchase your ticket and get your travel and accommodation plans in order, here are 10 reasons that will motivate you to
Of the UI design challenges of smartphones, the swiping of photos seems pretty much solved, but the typing interface is still wanting. That's why Blackberry is not only still around, but is planning to launch the Priv, with a slider interface and physical keyboard: Blackberry's forthcoming PrivOn the touchscreen keyboard
It is with unbelievable sadness that we share the news of Phil Patton's passing. He was one of the most prolific and respectful writers on design, cheerleading its importance while maintaining an ever-critical eye. Many of us would look forward to his articles in
As hype cycles go, the interest in 3D printing has been waxing and waning since, say, Martha Stewart got her hands on a MakerBot. As other manufacturers have been struggling to find their footing, the upstarts at Formlabs have been expanding on all fronts—settling their legal issues, launching a handful
The evolution of design education will take another step forward in the fall of 2016, when Harvard University will begin offering a Master in Design Engineering. The two-year program—which will be taught by faculty from both the Graduate School of Design (GSD) and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering
Each year Honda holds an internal design competition, pitting their various design studios against each other to create blue-sky concepts. The winner of this year's Honda Global Design Project is Project 2&4, created by two Honda teams that were apparently allowed to collaborate: Their Asaka-based motorcycle design studio and their
Apple announced several new products at their media event yesterday. We'll start with the ones of most interest to the general consumer, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, which are pushing the UI boundaries with some new tricks. As we've all grown used to swiping and tapping, we seem
Every year we look forward to the INDEX: Awards, the only program that staunchly stands by its mission to uphold designs that improve life and seek out sustainable solutions to the most pressing global challenges we are facing. This year, 1,123 nominations were whittled down to the 5 projects you
Core77 is holding its second-annual design conference in Los Angeles on October 23, and we're pulling out all the stops. We've got a spectacular venue in downtown LA; we're throwing two parties; we're offering optional field trips the morning after the conference—and, of course, we have a stellar lineup of
Last week, we introduced the first two sessions of the 2015 Core77 Conference, taking place in Los Angeles on October 23. Today, we're back with a preview of our third session, Business Now. Our first speaker is Matthew Manos, founder of verynice, a global design strategy and foresight consultancy that
The 2015 Core77 Conference kicks off in Los Angeles just nine weeks from today. Yesterday, we introduced our first conference session, Collaboration Now, featuring speakers from Google, Levi's, Sonos, The Hydrous and Future Partners. Today, we're back with a preview of our second session, Making Now, which will look into
Last year, in Brooklyn, Core77 held its first-ever design conference, a daylong affair that explored neomaterialism, wearables, cycling culture, the "spectacular vernacular" and plenty more. This year, emboldened by that success, we're hosting an even more ambitious event in downtown Los Angeles, with more speakers (23!), more parties (two!) and
Hand-Eye Supply has been doling out cool functional tools and good times for five whole years! To celebrate a major handful of good times, we're doing the right thing and having a party! If you'll be in Portland this week, come by the shop on Thursday, August 6, for
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