Leatherman recently received a 2017 Red Dot Award for the Skeletool RX introduced last year. It's the 4th iteration of the original Skeletool that came out in 2007. Aimed at first responders, it differs from earlier models in that it comes with a carbide tip for breaking glass and
Italian safety equipment manufacturer Univet just received a 2017 Red Dot Award for its augmented reality safety glasses. The glasses integrate Sony's "holographic waveguide technology" into eye protection that allows wearers to view real time data without looking up from what they are doing. A monocular projection system displays data
SB&D recently received a 2017 Red Dot Award for its DeWalt Demo Hammer. Unlike the standard hammers most carpenters use for demolition, this 22-ounce model was specifically designed for that purpose. It has an oversize face and rip claw plus a puller in the side of the head for removing
Here's an annual design/build competition for engineering students that design schools could take a cue from. Each year the American Society of Civil Engineers hosts a canoe race, with a catch: Students have to design and build the canoes out of concrete. While the competition is hosted in America,
Much has been made of how autonomous cars will change our lifestyles and the economy. But how will they alter the look and feel of cities and urban architecture? To answer that question Blank Space, an online architectural think tank, partnered with the City of New York to hold the
German hand tool company Wiha recently received a 2017 Red Dot Award for its Ultra Driver 26-in-1 multi-bit driver. As with many such tools, the bits store in the handle. But instead of accessing them by unscrewing a cap, bits pop out with the push of a button. Pressing a
Using the names of materials as adjectives can be pejorative: "He gave a wooden performance," "These people are so plastic." But when your boss says s/he wants "concrete results," it implies rigor and success. Concrete can be an unforgiving material that requires careful design, but the reward is an object
The bi-annual 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. Presented by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in
Y'all ready for this? The time has come and we are now accepting entries for our first ever Sketch Jam event, which is taking place during Design Week Portland. On Wednesday, April 26th we will be welcoming some of the finest creative talent for what promises to be the most high-concept, highflying, and downright fun sketching competition you've ever seen.
Tonight marks the end of an era—the entry period for the 2017 Core77 Design Awards officially closes. If you have your eye on that shiny Core77 Design Awards trophy that doubles as a mold or want your work to be seen by our esteemed jury members, now's your chance to get one step closer.
Refill your markers and sharpen your pencils, because Coroflot's first ever Sketch Jam is going down on April 26th from 6-9PM at the Hand-Eye Supply's Glisan Garage in Downtown Portland, Oregon. It promises to be the most high-concept, high-flying, and downright fun sketching competition you've ever seen. The competition will
After reviewing a number of fantastic submissions from Core77 readers, we've finally chosen our design resident who will be spending 3 months in the A/D/O space working on a number of their dream projects. Given the pool of applicants was so great, we couldn't pick just one! So without further
There are only 9 short days left to apply for this amazing opportunity to be a part of A/D/O's design community in their new Brooklyn workspace. Submissions are due Wednesday, March 15th. Do you have a professional or passion project you're ready to get off the ground, but are lacking the space and support to make it happen? With the Core77 x A/D/O Design Residency, we're hoping to make finally make those dreams a reality.
The Regular Deadline for the 2017 Core77 Design Awards is fast approaching, and with it your last chance to save with Regular pricing. Once March 8th hits, we move into our Final pricing period, before the Awards come to an official close on March 29th. But why stress about squeezing
This year's theme for the Core77 Design Awards centers around the phrase "It's Not All Good"—which if you're only hearing now may have you scratching your head. What this phrase is getting at is that in the world of design, your success is often predicated on many failures; it means
Designers: do you have a professional or passion project you're ready to get off the ground, but are lacking the space and support to make it happen? Well, we and our friends at the A/D/O design space in Brooklyn may be able to help. source: A/D/OBeginning this spring A/D/O,
Where does the time go? Just last week we introduced you to the first three Jury Captains for the 2017 Core77 Design Awards so you could get familiar with the design minds that will be reviewing your Design Concept, Visual Communication and Furniture & Lighting entries. Now we have a
A' Design Competition is one of the world's most well-known international annual juried competitions for design. The A' Design Awards are held in many different creative fields to promote and recognize the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. Entries to the competition are blind peer reviewed
Azure’s seventh annual international competition celebrates the best work in architecture and design produced before December 31, 2016. The jury’s top selections will be published in Azure’s annual AZ AWARDS Issue, on newsstands in June 2017. Submit Now! Deadline is February 21, 2017
Still thinking about submitting your best design projects from the past year to the Core77 Design Awards? Well, the time is now! You have until March 8 to submit while regular deadline still applies, and final deadline is March 29. But things get busy, so why not save yourself the
A' Design Award & Competition is the world's leading international annual juried competition for design. The A' Design Accolades are organized in a wide range of creative fields to highlight the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. Entries to the competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously judged by
Designers will be the first to admit it—not all of our brilliant ideas start off good. It takes some experimentation, long hours, toiling and toying with paper or foam models until we've almost hit our breaking point. Then, whammo! We change one element of a model, maybe even come across
It's that time of year again! The holidays are coming up, and we want to know: What's on your design wish list? This year, Core77 is asking you to Pick 5. Whether you're a skater dad, a wood shop whiz or a tech addict, pick your top 5 gift ideas, share
In a grand, red carpet ceremony at the iconic Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) unveiled the Gold and Silver winners of the International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA®) 2016. View the IDEA 2016 Gallery of 136 Gold, Silver and Bronze winners—chosen from
After months of the top 19 full-system design project entries competing head to head for victory, the 2016 Buckminster Fuller Challenge has officially come to a close. Finalists proposed thoughtful projects ranging from solutions to over populated cemeteries to better designs for harvesting water—it's a wonder the panelists could come to a final decision.
The MFA in Products of Design program at SVA has launched a unique idea in anticipation of their annual Open House and Info Session, coming up next month on Friday, November 11th. This year they're introducing an “Open House Design Challenge”—a chance to help people interested in attending the event,
Our Core77 audience is full of ultra-talented folks, and with our "Teach Me Something" Video contest we got the chance for you all to really show us your skills! Trust us: you did not disappoint. We're happy to announce that we have selected a grand prize winner to attend
Time is ticking! Today is your last day to enter our "Teach Me Something" competition on Instagram and Twitter—in honor of our audience-led workshops this year at the Core77 Conference, we wanted to see what all of you know. Create an original video under 30 seconds teaching us one of
Over the past few months, designers and healthcare providers from around the world have been collaboratively working on reimagining the end of life experience—one of the most critical challenges facing our aging populations. Each year around 55 million people worldwide and over 2.5 million in the United States face
We take pride in nurturing a community at Core77 full of amazingly talented and thoughtful designers—which is why we've organized a contest so you can show us what you've got. One awesome new feature of our 2016 Core77 Designing Here/Now Conference is the incorporation of workshops led by Core77
An exciting addition to our Core77 Designing Here/Now Conference this September is our day of workshops for design professionals. The roster of instructors will include editorial regulars like Spencer Nugent and Stephen Key as well as some our own Core77 audience (as we are well aware that our Core77 community
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