Over the last ten days, the soon-to-be Coroflot office has transformed from a floor on wheels to, well, something that's truly on it's way to becoming an office.Standing in front of the trailer, now with beams raised, a polished floor, and a panel of polycarbonate giving us a sense of
We maintain that the most beautiful staircase in the world is in this bookstore in Portugal. But a close second, if it were still standing, would be the grand staircase in this now-defunct 19th-Century Parisian department store. This was the interior centerpiece of Les Grands Magasins Dufayel, a massive structure
If you care about design you've probably caught yourself sighing at a coworker's trite inspirational post, or a friend's Etsy-sourced hand-lettered reminder to Live, Laugh and also to Love. But maybe you (like most people cursed with good taste) should take it down a notch. Why? It looks like we've
Pets love cardboard boxes, you love great design. Pets love cozy nooks and majestic napping, and you love your pet. Taking these critical factors into consideration, the cat fans/designers at Poopy Cat are launching a series of pet palaces you can both enjoy. This is the best
We're back with another iteration of Worn Warriors. Last time, we wrote about the Datsuns of downtown. This time around, we're a little less jovial, a little more thoughtful, and we might even have a touch of melancholy as we consider the history and future implications of a dying firehouse
Next month is the ICFF, which designers both aspiring and established will descend upon to display their wares. But Brooklyn-based Sean Kenney's work is already inside the Javits Center. Earlier this year, Legomaniac Kenney built a 114,470-piece replica of the Javits that is now on display there. The model is
It's 2012. Laurence Sarrazin and Eric Ludlum (Core77's Editorial Director) have dreams of finishing a "tiny house"—a 280 sq. foot home for a family of four. They've run through prototypes and workshops, designed a structure and bracket system, and a 28' x 10' trailer is custom built by MS Metal
Candidates will work on show display and lighting project layouts, designing graphic and structural elements for trade show exhibits and product installations for interior architectural projects. Candidate will work from concept to completion, so they must be skilled in AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Revit. 2+ years experience and college courses required.
Leave it to Swedes to come up with truly surprising uses for wood. A new translucent tree-product offers a mind-bending take on one of the world's oldest and most durable building materials. This example expands on processes already used to study tiny samples of wood in labs and, as presented
Here at Core77 we have a fine tradition of showing you people living in boxes. Specifically, boxes located inside larger units. Perhaps you remember architecture firm Space Flavor's "compact mobile dwelling cube," located inside of a San Francisco loft. It had a separate bedroom and study area "downstairs" and a
Like big art? French-Tunisian artist eL Seed's newest "caligraffiti" mural is enormous, both in size and emotional weight. The anamorphic piece, called Perception, spans over 50 buildings in Cairo's Manshiyat Nasr neighborhood and challenges viewers (everywhere) to see the world around them more carefully. so @elseedThe area is known as
Next time you're looking for a thoughtful yet whimsical gift for a designer who has literally everything, remember this. Emily Boutard makes miniature furniture that's nicer than the real stuff most of us own. Scandi, Regency, Victorian, there's something for all types of era-enamored snob. To top it off, she
In Häfele's world, furniture and interior spaces are magic. Cabinet doors swing upwards and out of the way, drawers close themselves, surfaces appear where none were before, objects of one utility transform into objects of another. However, the company is not a furniture manufacturer, but a world leader in architectural
I live in Portland, Oregon, which is home to several large above-ground water towers. When I first moved into an apartment near one of these enormous green mushrooms I couldn't shake the sense that it loomed over the neighborhood watchfully. Like that ominous iron-shaped edifice in FLCL. Smaller towns are
The material is resilient and strong, able to be compressed flat and then opened back up with no lasting impact to its structure, a versatility that is enabled by thin-walled units arrayed in a continuous matrix, permitting it to dramatically alter shape and volume, and to be tuned to specific
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
Japanese design studio Nendo, whose work we love, has just dropped a whole little design eco-system for the pet-set. The house/bed reminds us of a miniature base unit from Metabolist Kisho Kurokawa's Nakagin Capsule Tower, which, we noted last year, is both a piece of architectural history AND a ruin
In an era where outsider art is both appreciated and bulldozed in the interest of land value, I implore you: please buy Hamtramck Disneyland. This sprawling complex of bizarre yard art was started by Dmytro Szylak in 1992 and added to for more than two decades. It is a one-man
Seeking designers with a good eye for detail, proficient in 3D modeling/rendering programs, and most importantly, a patient and cooperative team player. Candidate will be handling several projects simultaneously from concept phase to delivery and handover. Should have 1-3 years of experience and be willing to work in Abu Dhabi!
We can just about guarantee you've never seen a home built this way. Nor witnessed every step of the process. Literally every step; these two guys start off by felling the freaking trees that they will themselves process into lumber, then proceed to erect an entire house, with a process
Without assuming too much about your particular tastes, you probably know coffee has come a long way in the last century. It's been everything from a quick morning drink for laborers, an unassuming textbook accompaniment, and a scientifically studied subject of gustatory passion. So it fits that our coffee-procurement places
Robert Irwin's prolific status hasn't prevented him from remaining somewhat in the shadows—fittingly, this temperament is further visualized in the minimalist art he produces. Originally a painter turned installation artist, his pieces over time moved from small to large, from flat to fully experiential. If you don't already know of
Here's a bit of a mystery. Up for sale is this tony, fully-furnished 3,350-square-foot house in Palm Springs, which was built in 1969—and appears to be completely untouched since the original owners moved in. What's strange is that the house was sold in 1994 to a second owner, who apparently
In a visionary field like architecture, some ideas develop before their time. That is true of Claude Parent, the French architect and utopian thinker who passed away over the weekend on February 27th, one day after his 93rd birthday. Over the course of his career he built up a
Beauty, the fifth installment of the Cooper Hewitt's design triennial series evolves around a central question: "Why beauty now?" While we've grown accustomed to seeking out design work that answers our society's most demanding questions with big-picture answers, the 63 designers exhibited in the show present an alternative take—one that
Jaun van Wyk, a young architect based in Cape Town defies his job description as simply an architect by exploring his evolving insight into art, architecture and creativity. According to his website: "Jaun aims not to alter architecture as such, but to reinstate his role as the creative individual by
Each year, Cape Town transforms for one week to host the annual Design Indaba Conference. For 21 years, the city has celebrated creativity with the three-day conference attracting some of the finest minds in fashion, architecture, design and art. This morning the conference opened to 1,000+ delegates who filled
If there are two things American cities have a seemingly endless supply of, it's homeless people and trash. Now someone has figured out how to turn one into a positive for the other. It's been five years since we looked in on Gregory Kloehn, the man we jokingly referred
It's official: English architect Thomas Heatherwick has arrived stateside. In anticipation of his forthcoming projects in New York and California, Cooper Hewitt curator Brooke Hodge organized an exhibition, aptly titled Provocations, to introduce American audiences to Heatherwick Studio's impressive body of work. After stops at the Nasher Sculpture Center in
Cycling has long been hailed as a kind of all-purpose urban panacea, an all-purpose solution for congestion and the first-and-last-mile—getting people to and from a transportation hub. Now, Beijing's People's Architecture Office has designed a bike — by a slight stretch of the imagination — into a destination in itself.
Behind the Berrybrook School in Duxbury, Massachusetts, stands an old beat-up shed. Teachers were using it for overflow storage in 2012 when Michael Burrey, a restoration carpenter working on a project at the school, came across the building. Inside, looking past the scattered toys and tricycles, he recognized the space for what it was: A woodworking shop. An extremely old one that predated electricity, judging by the "1789" painted on a roof beam and the remains of a treadle-powered lathe.
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. Meet the Designers Behind the "Ethnically Ambiguous" Bratz DollsEnter a caption (optional)Like the rest of the world we applaud Barbie's new realistic looks, but
Paramus, New Jersey might not seem like Ground Zero for the eco-friendly movement, but perhaps that will change. That's the site, on an unassuming suburban street, of the Zenesis House, a brilliant piece of green architecture, engineering and smart technology. Designed by real estate agent Asit Parikh, his engineer father
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