Last week's WGSN Futures conference, an event founded by the trend research agency, focused on the future of retail, branding and marketing in a time now dubbed the "Retail Apocalypse." With thousands of brick and mortar stores shutting down last year, it's clear traditional retail needs a bit of rebranding
The yearly SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show is when custom builders, resto-mod officialdom, gear heads and car nuts of all kinds decent on Las Vegas in a rowdy clash of screeching tires and burning rubber—that isn't a hyperbole. Out front of the show is a low G skid pad
This year's edition of the Tokyo Motor Show was all about the concept vehicle. Placing emphasis on what's to come next in the transportation industry, each exhibiting company flaunted their vision of the future vehicle on dramatic rotating stages under massive spotlights. With crowds fighting to photograph the exciting concepts
As with any design week, the tentpole tradeshows and group exhibitions of London Design Festival can be a mixed bag of brands, manufacturers, collectives, independent designers, and sponsored pavilions. While the disparate exhibitors cater to different albeit overlapping audiences, the jarring juxtapositions can be chaotic if not altogether unfortunate. Thankfully,
Perennially in sync with the autumnal equinox, London Design Festival is duly billed as the biggest design week this side of Milan. And just as the changing leaves offer a flourish of color, so too did many of projects on view in East London—especially large-scale installations by Camille Walala and
To help designers of all levels fine tune their sketching skills, Advanced Design Sketching (in partnership with Autodesk) will be hosting SQ1CON, a two-day conference specifically focused on design sketching. The Advanced Design Sketching organization began as a small summer workshop for a handful of design students, but the students
The London Design Festival kicks off this weekend, bringing hundreds of design events to the city of London with it. The difficulty of narrowing down your schedule goes without saying, especially when each exhibition has so much to offer. That's where we're here to help—we've created this insider's guide full
If you've ever been to the Javits Center in New York City, you know how colossal the convention center is. But have you seen every single inch of the space completely filled with exhibitors? We hadn't before, until we took a trip to NY Now last week. Let's just
As designers, we think and act in ways that vary greatly from scientists, engineers and even other types of designers we typically don't encounter in our day-to-day lives. But what would happen if we bridged the communication gap between students and professionals working at the intersection of design and technology?
Our friend Be Original Americas, the nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting original design, has recently expanded, welcoming Studio O+A as its first architecture and design firm member. As a member, Studio O+A joins design industry leaders in recognizing the value of authentic design from an economic, ethical, and environmental perspective.
Yesterday in Core77's hometown of NYC, Macy's put on their traditional Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza. As always it was held after sundown. But having seen this show countless times, it would be nice to see a daylight fireworks show for a change. That requires different sorts of fireworks, of course. Here's one way that fireworks designers have rendered their creations visible in direct sunlight:
For those of you in the NYC area this summer, the New Museum is holding a fascinating-sounding series of "Digital Self-Defense and Empowerment Workshops" on July 22nd. This afternoon of workshops extends the exhibition's inquiry into the complexities of determining identity and truth to the online sphere. Addressing increasing
All good things should be punctuated by a party. It's only fitting, then, that our 2017 Core77 Design Awards honorees (and those of previous years) received a night dedicated to their incredible efforts and brilliant designs. Last Thursday, June 8th, Core77 hosted an inaugural Results Celebration at A/D/O in Brooklyn,
Once again, one of the annual highlights of New York's Design Celebration, NYCxDesign, was WantedDesign's Design School Workshop—which brings together students and mentors from all over the world to collaborate on a timely theme. Conceived "as a collaborative activity rather than a competitive one," teams are composed of students
Set up as a gallery exhibition on the ground floor of 100 Avenue of the Americas in SoHo, Sight Unseen Offsite showcased some of the most innovative designers working today. Unlike other design week shows, the editors of Sight Unseen almost dictatorially command who gets to participate or not —
We're looking to kick the summer off right. In honor of the 7th season of the Design Awards coming to a close, Core77 will be hosting an inaugural party at A/D/O in Brooklyn, NY on June 8th, to coincide with the release of the Awards results earlier in the day.
So it begins... the height of NYCxDesign, and perhaps at its highest ever? 2017’s New York May design calendar has turned out to be it’s most packed yet, and this weekend is the start of the real madness. Beginning this weekend, larger fairs such as ICFF, Sight Unseen OFFSITE and
2017's edition of NYCxDesign is proving to be the most jam-packed installment of the event to date—previously deemed New York Design Week, organizers of this series of cultural events are stretching it out to a completely saturated month of launches, exhibitions, conferences, crits and expos. We have yet to hit
The month of May is a great time to be looking for job opportunities, as many employers are looking to hire new staffers before summer hits. For those recruiting talent, it's the perfect time to find new graduates who are eager to embark on their first career, as well as
NYCxDesign 2017 has just kicked off, and we're already overwhelmed by the exciting exhibitions, parties, presentations, trade shows, workshops and conferences to attend. We're guessing those of you attending NY Design week month are in the same boat, so we've put together a condensed guide of things to hone in
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)'s first Women+Design Summit (#IDSAWomenDesign)—focusing on the unique challenges and accomplishments of women in design—will be held on May 12, 2017 in San Diego. All are welcome to attend. See the schedule and sessions and register online by May 8. Book your hotel
Well...that was fun. The first ever Sketch Jam is officially in the books. We weren't sure what to expect, but based on the positive reactions from our judges, competitors and audience, we think it's safe to say it was a success. Sixteen competitors, five judges, and four rounds meant lots of seriously cool sketching happening.
Portland is unarguably a hotbed for design thinking, but in a lot of ways it's a graphic design town. No shade to our friends in the visual disciplines - seriously, most industrial designers' business cards could sorely use your help - but finding the tangible parts of PDX Design Week
Are you a wet-behind-the-ears student looking for an angle into the big leagues of product design? Are you a grizzled design veteran desperate for a last shot at glory? Can you sketch like a fiend? Ideate in your sleep? Are you only truly at peace while bathing in the heat
Plasticity Forum will be taking place twice in the upcoming weeks. The first event happens in Dallas, Texas on Friday April 21, as part of Earth Day Texas, the largest Earth Day celebration in the world. More information can be found here and Registration Here. The second event
For the sixth year in a row, fashion brand COS joins in on the Milan Design Week fun with an encapsulating exhibition created by Studio Swine, the design duo behind a number of beautiful process-related design films over the past few years (and whose films we presented at our 2016
Sometimes it feels difficult to attend an art event that feels equally inclusive of the serious and the lighthearted, or even a place that feels interactive and low-key enough to spend a fair amount of time in. For those participating in the New York Armory Arts Week scene this weekend
"National ID Day focuses on the huge contributions made by industrial designers to our economy and to the greater good. Lend your voice and effort to help the profession shine brightly on March 5 and throughout the year."
A/D/O is a new maker's space/incubator/design academy started by MINI that has many in the New York design realm talking. To kick off the beginning of their Design Academy as well as their permanent residency in Greenpoint, A/D/O organized a prescient conference including an all-star cast—everyone from fuseprojects' Yves Behar
Do you love the chill of winter like… a lot? If so, Harbin, China might be the place for you. Every year, starting on frigid January 5th, the northern town hosts a month-long display of shockingly large sculptures and palatial buildings all made from ice. Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon The
Don't get too comfortable just because Saint Nick has already come and gone: between Christmas and New Year's Mari Lwyd might be at your door. For lucky Welsh households Mari Lwyd is a traditional holiday visitor who combines caroling with ghostly Halloween vibes. Represented by a horse skull mounted on
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