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.
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
The first group of winners in IDSA's International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) have been announced! This year is a momentous one for the prestigious design competition, marking its 35th year while IDSA celebrates its 50th anniversary. We were really happy to see a few of our Core77 2015 Design Awards
Save the date, folks! Our second annual Core77 Conference is happening on October 23rd, 2015 at the beautiful Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles. CoreCon2015 is shaping up to be an even bigger event than our inaugural conference last year. This year, the full day of inspiring speakers and presentations
The day you've been waiting for has arrived. Today we announce the honorees of the 2015 Core77 Design Awards! With over 210 total honors bestowed by the dedicated jury teams, the honorees hail from nearly every continent and represent the most innovative and inspiring student and professional work from
For those of you who have grown tired of sifting through countless newsletters to find out the local events in architecture and design, today's launch of the New York Architecture Diary will come as great news! The intuitive interface categorizes events and allows you to quickly see what's on
Calling all New York-bound design enterprises – it is time to get your events listed! We are very proud to be cooperating with both NYCxDesign and Metropolis magazine on promoting New York's design events and exhibitions this May. We will again be printing a tidy run of 20,000 maps!
It was twenty years ago last month that Core77 first came online. A lot has changed online and offline since 1995, and through it all Core77 has continuously published our own view of what is interesting, entertaining, relevant and important to designers around
What's better than having your ingenious designs recognized by a jury of international design experts? How about saving 20% on the entry fee that put your work in front of that jury in the first place. On Tuesday, March 3rd at 9pm Eastern, the Early Bird Deadline for the 2015
This morning, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art shared some big news—to the tune of $64 million dollars—with the public and Core77 was there to take some (sketch)notes.
It's that time of year again. The Core77 Design Awards are back and it's our biggest year yet!
Mark your calendars for the February 9th launch of the 2015 Core77 Design Awards! This year marks the fifth time we're celebrating excellence in all areas of design, and to honor the occasion, we're
...But not especially spicy. Don't get confused! Pantone's featured color for the new year is 18-1438 "Marsala", a softened terra cotta based on the red fortified wine from Italy. It is not based on "masala" the fantastic spice blend popular throughout South Asia. That said, the color does have nice...
As many of our readers know, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (f.k.a. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum) will host its grand re-opening next month, following the three-year renovation of the historic Andrew Carnegie Mansion on New York City's Museum Mile. Although museum director Caroline Baumann hinted at many of the...
Back in September 2012, I travelled to Detroit for a few days with Julian Bleecker and Nicolas Nova (two of my partners at the Near Future Laboratory). We invited many of our friends along too, for three days of discussions about the future. These friends included science fiction writers, designers,...
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