The world recently lost a pioneer in the design field, a business innovator, and a passionate advocate for better sex. Joani Blank, founder of Good Vibrations, the first women-centered and all-inclusive sex toy shop in America, died on Saturday August 6th, at the age of 79. Blank started the
It's rare to see so many members of the global design community unite for a common cause, but this is a big one that directly affects their fields—and could have an impact on the future of industrial design. Here's what happened: In 2007, shortly before launching the original iPhone, Apple
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA.org) is #MakingThingsHappen at its 2016 International Conference (@IDSA #IDSADetroit16) August 17-20 in Detroit—the first U.S. metropolis to be named a UNESCO City of Design—and Michigan—the state with the highest concentration of industrial designers. Conference Chair Sooshin Choi, IDSA, will welcome hundreds of professionals,
After days of Twitter teases, Elon Musk finally released his "Secret Master Plan, Part Deux" yesterday, he and Tesla's road map for the future. It's got several surprises in it and shows that he has been thinking big picture all the while. The document is dense, so we'll tackle his
Designing Here/Now brings together design practitioners, thought leaders, strategists, technologists, entrepreneurs and business developers in an immersive, two-day exploration on how design will lead interdisciplinary teams to build successful, game-changing products of our near future. Focusing on compelling storytelling, human-centered design in the age of technology and lean startup strategies,
The Community Choice Prize is an award that debuted during last year's Core77 Design Awards season as a means to incorporate the voices of our loyal readers (that means you!). Fourteen total Community Choice Prizes are distributed: 13 Category Winners—the top vote-getters in their respective category—and one Grand Prize Winner, the project that receives the most votes overall. You can vote for as many projects as you like, however, you are only allowed one vote per project. Every honored project
Industrious Minds Fellowship Submission Deadline: July 1. It's no secret that Portland is a place dedicated to craft, creativity, and the process of making. Here at Hand-Eye Supply it's our mission to support Portland's community of makers and earn their work the attention it deserves. If you're in the
After nearly two months of careful deliberation, the final results are in. Your Honorees for the 2016 Core77 Design Awards have been chosen by our dedicated Jury Teams and are ready for the big reveal! In our sixth season, 179 projects were honored, with work submitted by designers distributed across
With their ability to innovate and use design thinking to enact positive impact across various scales, designers are uniquely positioned to bring a refreshing perspective to policymaking. In an exciting move for the ID community, RKS Design Founder and CEO Ravi Sawhney,has accepted an invitation to join TechNet—a national, bi-partisan
Core77's calendar of New York Design Week events is now live! Our editors have collected the best exhibitions, events, talks and parties taking place over the next couple of weeks in a handy, mobile-friendly map. You'll be able to sort the listings by date, neighborhood or event type for easy,
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
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