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The Clampersand is back! The first physical pun of pure Core77 origin was originally designed by Tony Ruth in a Lunchbreath Coretoon, and it's now available in solid glittering brass. This limited edition is sand cast at the historic Batavia Foundry outside of Chicago, and hand finished for a glinting
Benji Wagner is the founder and Creative Director of Poler Outdoor Stuff, a brand created to bridge the gap between action sports and traditional outdoor activities. For his Top 5, Benji shares the ultimate guide to camp vibes. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three kids.
To begin at the beginning, Silca has been making impeccable tools for nearly 100 years. If you like bikes and bike gear, especially beautiful vintage stuff, you may be familiar with their well-made pumps and stylish sundries. The HX-One Essentials kit is one bunch of sundries we're happy they waited
Work as a member of a cross-functional team driving deep consumer insights into exceptional design solutions. To succeed you'll need a minimum of five years experience, exceptional design skills, strong knowledge of CAD and rendering software as well as strong communication skills and a strong understanding of design strategy.
For this first video, I considered something quite simple that popped into my mind and seemed worth exploring further: the size of things. We don't really think about this too much—well, unless it's an iPhone. But we could often benefit from making things smaller, without loosing function or aesthetics. And
After watching a mom desperate to quiet her crying baby retrieve and reinsert the dirty pacifier her son had dropped in the pews, Janna pulled out her sketchbook and the Doddle POP was born. The nipple stays clean when dropped by gently popping back into it's protective bubble. The bubble
Nora is a smart, non-invasive snoring solution that is designed specifically to stop snoring before it wakes up a sleeping partner. Equipped with a smart sensor, once Nora detects the earliest sounds of snoring, it gently and slowly moves the pillow to restore natural breathing without disturbing the sleep of
Thinness has been both friend and foe to industrial designers in recent years. On the one hand, designing for slimness has bestowed our favorite consumer electronics with many virtues (low weight, easy handling, aesthetic elegance)—Steve Jobs was an infamous stickler for slenderness, and for good reason. On the other hand,
Sleep is one of the most natural aspects of our lives. It's something we do every day, and yet there's still so much we don't understand about it. While we know our sleep has an enormous impact on the rest of our day, most of us give little thought to
In 2012, Brooklyn's CW&T raised more than $280,000 on Kickstarter for Pen Type-A, a stainless-steel upgrade to the Pilot Hi-Tec-C, a plastic gel pen with a cult following among writers, designers and other pen connoisseurs. But almost as soon as CW&T shipped its last Kickstarter reward, its founders had a
The idea of gathering savings at home in a slotted container has been around for a long time—the first such example we have is a miniature Greek temple with a slot in the pediment and a locked opening in the back, dating back to the 1st century BC. But it
The Swiss watchmaker Movado is probably best known for its Museum Dial watch, with a radically simple face designed by Nathan George Horwitt in 1947. Even if you know nothing about watches, you would recognize this one; inspired by a sundial, it has no numbers or tick marks, only a
Whether you call it a spigot, a hose bib or a garden faucet, you know what it is: That tap sticking out of the exterior of your houes, which allows you to attach a hose and spray down those kids you told to get off of your lawn. But as
Last summer, my little company launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Bluetooth successor to our Range smartphone thermometer. Unfortunately, as sometimes happens, our campaign failed and everyone went home empty-handed. Failing is part of the process of creating, of course. And if you can handle direct, public interaction with your
In 1987 Ellen Manderfield wrote, “There is much to be said for the industrial design profession, and there is room for the feminine touch—with a sincere approach and the right attitude, one can go far.” A “sincere approach” might be a bit of an understatement when describing Manderfield's almost 50-year-long
If you live in the Northeast, Hurricane Joaquin probably served as an unpleasant reminder of what you’ll no doubt have more of this fall and winter: blustery winds, sky-splitting rain and a general dampness that will permeate everything you love. And if you live in a sixth-floor walk-up, like the
We got a look at how the Danish team Hay does design in last month's Questionnaire with Mette and Rolf Hay. Now you can pick up their fresh collection of desk and kitchen tools at Hand-Eye Supply! Hay knows how to have fun at work. Their trademark trick is to
When Dan Black—who recently bought out business partner Martin Blum to take on sole ownership of renowned UK industrial design house Black+Blum—launched a dishrack inspired by the skeletal shapes of Calatravan architecture, he knew he'd hit on a new niche. With so many folks investing heavily in their dream luxury
With over 180 brands spread over two venues, this year's presentation at designjunction was a diverse celebration of design. With the main event taking place at the former Central Saint Martin's building in Bloomsbury, visitors had a unique experience of inhabiting the hallways and studio spaces that incubated the ideas
If you played sports as a kid—or have a kid who plays sports—you're probably familiar with the cheap, ubiquitous and not terribly effective "boil and bite" mouth guards sold at most sporting-goods stores. The Chicago-based designer Scott Wilson was certainly familiar with them—he remembers watching his daughter struggle to mold
"I'm extremely passionate about prototyping, because there's nothing worse than a bad prototype. You know, sitting with the drawing, looking at the first renderings on the computer, it's always interesting. But the moment where you go to a full-size prototype, that's the best part for me."
While all eyes are on a certain Pencil announced the other week, let us shift our gaze to another writing instrument, the fountain pen. Last June, Montblanc announced the M, the product of a new partnership with Marc Newson, arguably one of the most influential designers alive today (and, coincidentally,
It's hard to beat a set of simple tools, and really hard to beat a properly made set. This new Hand-Eye Supply Screwdriver Set features six common sizes of Phillips and flat heads, with tough high carbon steel blades and comfortable oiled hardwood handles. The set comes packed snug
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
If your adolescence occurred in the pre-Internet era, you can probably recall with some excitement the thick catalogs from Sears or Montgomery Ward arriving in the mail. Before flipping to the toys or back-to-school fashions, you most likely spent some time ogling the models in the underwear section, and for
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
Organizers generally prefer staplers to paper clips for papers that need to be kept; they won't snag other papers by mistake and they won't fall off. I've seen lots of complaints about office staplers, but there are certainly many good designs out there. Many old favorites are praised because they
This is my favorite kind of industrial design, the humble kind. Here's a great example of how adding a simple innovation to an existing product can vastly improve its function. Plastic beverage coolers have existed for decades with the same basic design: Interior and exterior polypropylene walls, with a
The Kole is a thermal flask small enough to fit in your pocket. Better insulated than your average flask and way better looking than your average thermos, the Kole is a personal companion for your favorite drinks—whether hot or cold. Fill up your Kole with your favorite espresso for your
Woodworking inventor Matthias Wandel is a newly-minted father, and we Wandel-watchers have been wondering when he'd incorporate the new baby into a project. Years, we figured, and we were wrong: He's already devised a DIY contraption to help soothe the baby come naptime. Wandel pulled apart an old drill, pulled
Here's one of those bread-and-butter design problems that alerts you to the importance of context. It's simple enough to design a coffee dispenser in a studio, where you've worked out people's average heights and eyelines and calculated how they'll interact with the device. Then it goes out into the real
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