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.
What's on your design wish list? This holiday, Core77 is asking for your Top 5! Whether you'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
We all love tools, so what's better than seeing a list featuring the most innovative tool in every category you can think of? This year Core77 is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2015 Pro Tool Innovation Awards, where the guys and gals over at Pro Tool Reviews
From Auckland, New Zealand, ID student Tim Lee snagged first place in our Workspace Challenge Photo Contest. While Lee's shop was nowhere near as dense as fourth-place winner Mark Roberts', Lee's clean presentation and clear labeling makes his workspace instantly comprehensible, and clarity counts for a lot! We're also digging
Second place in our Workspace Challenge Photo Contest goes to ID student Samantha "Sammy" Creeger. Creeger reminds us of the depth of an ID education by showing us not one, but three workspaces, all of which your average ID student might be toiling in during the same day. __________________________________________________________ My
As the sole office space submission in our Workspace Challenge, Third Prize goes to upstart architecture firm Purple Studio over in New Delhi. Seeing their entry reminds us that much of the design work that shapes our surroundings takes place within clean, rectilinear rooms lit by LEDs. __________________________________________________________ We are
Mark Roberts is a product designer and luthier, and he made the top four of our Workspace Challenge for having one of the densest, most functional workspaces submitted. (He would have placed higher in the ranking if he'd had call-outs, which would have greatly increased the viewer's understanding of his
I have plenty of female friends who enjoy wearing high heels for their aesthetic value, but I don't know a single one who claims they're comfortable. And I think we've all seen the woman with the spaghetti strap dress walking home from the party barefoot at the end of the
This next Dyson Award finalist is Matthew Burton, who's studying Industrial Design at the University of Houston, where he crossed paths with fellow student Justin Farley. Farley, who has cerebral palsy, is the founder of UNlimiters, a website that showcases product designs that help the differently-abled live independently. Some
We're pleased to see that design students around the world are killing it! This year's James Dyson Award received a record 710 entries, and the judges have finally whittled them down to 20 finalists, released today. We're going to show you some of our faves. First up is Chloe Louisin,
We've got the winners of our Industrial Design Everyday Carry contest. Thanks to all of you who submitted! In no particular order, the winners are: Jack Fritzjunker / Sophomore / Iowa State University (Industrial Design) Jack's multi-stain background, explanatory call-outs with a sense of humor, and the fact that he
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
You've seen what we former ID students once had to carry. But for those of you currently in school for ID, what items do you carry each and every day? Don't tell us—show us! Snap a photo, "everday-carry"-style as seen below, and send it to us (details at the bottom
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
Warm weather has finally decided to stay and, after such a drawn-out winter, we wouldn't blame anyone for rushing outside as quickly as possible. But, all our pent up energy might quickly lead to the scrapes, cuts and insect bites that easily accompany the summer season. One ally for
The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals have been won by a robot named Dr. Chubo. Oh wait a sec, I read that wrong—it's actually called DRC-Hubo. Created by Team KAIST (the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, something like that country's MIT), the Hubo-bot snagged $2 million in prize money
This year's Design Schools Workshop, held annually at Wanted Design, focused on the theme, "Design Forever". Conducted by Sebastian Ocampo and Moises Hernandez of Centro Mexico, participating Schools were Centro (Mexico), Art Center College for Design, (Pasadena, USA) and Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, USA)., The workshop took
Stemming from the belief that revolution starts with designers, Autodesk partnered with The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute for a new kind of product design challenge. Tasking participants to consider the impact of their material choices on industry, nature and economy, the inaugural edition focuses on drawing attention to
The Lexus Design Award 2015 centered around the theme 'Senses,' showcasing an array of projects related to sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing this week in Milan. The award—developed to encourage broard thinking around the topic—never fails to yield an impressive group of projects and diverse thought from fashion to
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
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
The results of the second annual FNSS MILDESIGN2015 competition have been announced—14 different projects were selected from over 150 entries. Sponsored by FNSS, the Turkish armored combat vehicle manufacturer, the focus of the design competition is to provide a platform for the work of designers working in the defense industry.
It's easy to hate those lists of obviously untested "lifehacks" and bluetooth-strapped "innovations," but if you do nothing to combat them aren't you effectively condoning them? The Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon stands up to the tide of bad concepts and needlessly tech-infused bullshit. Organized by...
Many, many designers have experienced creative breakthrough by taking something apart and putting it back together. Over this past weekend, thinkers, makers, hackers, know-it-alls and novices around the world threw down on The Deconstruction. The premise is simple, but the outcome is not: make... something. Strictly open-ended, The Deconstruction is...
Design theory is all fine and good, but one of the better things that will happen during an industrial design education is when schools connect with real companies that make real things. The company gets an opportunity to see what fresh minds would do with their product line-up, and design...
PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers has launched a contest to find the best ideas for its innovative shape memory technology. This patent-pending technology is a new class of stimuli-responsive materials that can change shape under thermal stimulus. After heating the polymer with a substance such as hot...
The airport security line is the kind of universally despised ordeal that extraterrestrials, should they exist, would dread; even a seasoned traveler will bristle at the thought of the rigmarole of boarding pass / I.D., uncooperative scanners, doffing footwear, unwieldy bins, more scanners. At best, it's a mildly demeaning nuisance,...
Those are the cities, but not the bikes; the big reveal is below...Now in its third edition, the Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project set out a challenge for five teams in five cycling-heavy cities: pairing design firms and bike builders, who can make the most innovative utility bike? Once partnered,...
We've written about Morpholio's powerful app-based design tools in the past (here and here), but you might not know that they also foster design students through an annual competition called Pinup. This year, I had the privilege of sitting on the jury team—along with a solid lineup of fellow design...
As a pioneer and mentor in the field of design for social impact, the late Sylvia Harris was an inspiration to designers of all stripes, and her legacy lives on in with a new opportunity for design professionals looking to make a difference. To honor her work and spirit, Design...
Dr. Samuel Yin is a Taiwanese entrepreneur who recently founded the Tang Prize, a Nobel-like honor intended to reward research scholars from anywhere in the world. It being a relatively new award, Yin needed an impressive medal to embody it and held a global competition for its design.The winner was...
Just over a month ago, we posted a Call for Entries for a Dutch design-inspired gift item that could be produced on a 3D printer, to be produced by Kikkerland. The Royal Netherlands Embassy has since announced the 14 finalists, selected by an expert jury for public voting and (for...
Show master CEO Ralph Wiegmann with award winners from South KoreaLast weekend, we had the opportunity to attend the iF design awards 2014 night, which took place at the impressive BMW Welt museum in Munich. Some 2,000 guests involved in design, business, culture, politics and press enjoyed a relaxed get-together...
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