My main profession is forecasting the future, and from that vantage I do everything else. When I curate an exhibition, it's like a 3D trend forecast. When I work with students, I think about their future and how I should educate them accordingly. When I write, I write with a historic perspective but always about what will be the implementations in the future.
"Since it was patented in 1851 there hasn't been a major upgrade to the zipper-style enclosure," writes Evolve Enclosures. In my opinion, that's because the zipper is a fantastic design. In their opinion, however, it's due for an upgrade. Take a look at what they've come up with: As
Those of you keeping up with Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Weeks know that it's been a time for self-expression and boundary pushing design within the realm of footwear. However, it's not the wacky animal heels or plastics that are getting people riled up this season—it's three internet breaking collaborations. We round
If you tuned in to the Olympics, you might have learned about cupping, blood doping, or any of the numerous techniques employed to give athletes that much sought after edge on the competition. But what if I told you that the next big thing to help athletes increase speed, agility
We introduced Vetra in the spring. We were intent on bringing it in because the boxes from France would not simply be full of quality workwear but also decades of family tradition, a culture of perseverance, and a brand we could proudly champion. People in Portland and beyond seemed to
The role of the Technical Designer is to develop artwork. Ranging from logo creation to bulk production specs as it relates to Global Custom Product Program. Create and maintain templates for production of print and web based sales tools using Adobe Illustrator, Tech Pack and Spec creation/updates/maintenance, process custom artwork requests within a designated time frame, Replicates artwork across all leagues/teams.
We've seen a fair amount of design entrepreneurs' websites where the "About" section is longer than the "Product" section. These folks write endless paragraphs about the excellence of their product, what the brand communicates, their classic use of materials, their design innovations. Then you look at the product and it's
If you've been following the elections in any way this year, you, too, might have found yourself ruminating on the apocalypse, and any number of routes that might take us as a society toward our inevitable demise. I know I sure have. From the wrong man getting his tiny, grubby
The Costume Institute's exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology explores how fashion designers are finding innovative ways of reconciling the dichotomy between hand (manus) and machine (machine). Rather than posit the two poles against each other, the show presents compelling
Brooklyn Creator Farm: The Brooklyn Farm is an open source creation center that will help shape creative direction across the entire adidas brand. Serving as a cultural contact point between creators, culture and consumers alike, the Farm will let people take risks, have fun and experiment without limitations. The
The Brooklyn Farm is an open source creation center that will help shape creative direction across the entire brand. Serving as a cultural contact point between creators, culture and consumers alike, the Farm will let people take risks, have fun and experiment without limitations.
The primary responsibilities of the Designer are to provide design work of innovative and technologically advanced products that meet the needs of the company’s customers and end users, which in turn drives company sales and profits. Accountable for the creative production of designs to enhance the product category.
Even if you find it cacophonous, Chinese Opera can be fun for an unversed, visual-minded Westerner to watch. First time I saw one I couldn't make heads nor tails of the story, but as you watch the performers' motions within their elaborate costumes, you start to grasp which characters represent
We all know that the news surrounding the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio is dismal and the conditions are desperate. Amid rising countless health, safety and finance concerns, some are turning to design innovations for "solutions." [Photo Credit: Tom Avril of The Philadelphia Inquirer]Instead of truly addressing the cause of
Computer powered weaving goes back to the 1800s and it's getting a decidedly modern update on the new platform Wovns. At heart, the Wovns goal is to get more designers into textile design. But that's bigger than it sounds, since a customized weave is a bit more involved than
Samantha SwordsI first learned of the talented designer/fabricator Shari Finn by watching Samantha Swords, the closest thing our world has to a real-life Brienne of Tarth. Ms. Swords, a/k/a Samantha E. Catto-Mott, is an artist who also happens to be a championship swordfighter, with her specialty being medieval European combat
Ninety-two-year-old Gert Boyle is the Chairman of outdoor gear manufacturer Columbia Sportswear. Actually, she's the Chairwoman; "Gert" is short for Gertrude. Those of you raised in the '80s may remember that she starred in the company's tongue-in-cheek commercials of the time (like this one) where she subjected her son to
This week we lost a designer whose work launched 20th century hair to some of its highest accomplishments. You might not recognize the name Margaret Vinci Heldt, but you certainly know her work: Mrs. Heldt's iconic innovation defines its era more concisely than politicians, writers, or musicians. Whoa, DollyThe
Are you tired of the corporate grind or of working in dull product categories? Do you want to work in a fun and energetic environment and work on inspiring projects? We are looking for talented Industrial Designers to join our team. Exciting
Rainy days are a bummer enough without having to slosh around in a frumpy raincoat and boots. That's why The Arrivals' latest take on the waterproof poncho feels like a ray of sunshine, providing super stylish yet functional garb to combat anything Mother Nature might send your way.
Apparel Technical Designer are primarily responsible for creating tech packs, modifying current specs if needed, and working with the apparel sourcing staff to provide manufacturers with garment specifications and fabrication instructions. Candidates should have a BA/BS or certification in Apparel Design, Garment Engineering, or Technical Design with 3+ years’ experience.
Yesterday we looked at Lady Liberty with a sword, and today we look at a sword-wielding woman currently of greater global interest: Brienne of Tarth. As Game of Thrones starts this Sunday, it won't be long before we're seeing armor-suited folks like her putting some wear and tear on their
Ideal candidates have an understanding of the relative market, an eye for identifying volume styles and an ability to translate high-level inspiration into relevant designs and price points for mass-market retailers. Applicants should have 3+ years experience and the ability to design concepts and products for multiple brands and genders.
The Lexus Design Awards, which began four years ago, puts forth a noble and valuable effort to search for valid ideas worth nurturing. Teaming up young designers with successful and thoughtful designer mentors, the projects chosen for the awards are given careful consideration and encouragement so those with idea have
We're never slow to talk about the principles of our buying philosophy - Utility, Story, Design. With any product or practice in our store, these tenants are at the forefront. The arrival of the new Vetra collection is a proud moment for us, a continuation of practices born out of
If you're headed out the door, you're likely to pull on a cotton T-shirt. Nothing about that sounds bad for the environment, but consider this: "Growing cotton consumes 1 trillion gallons of water per year, at a time when an estimated 2 billion people are facing water shortages," according to
Sr. Designers should be comfortable designing whole collections of innovative and technologically advanced products around coherent themes, functions, prices, etc and should also understand product design in relation to branding. Applicants should retain a Bachelor's Degree as well as experience in flat sketching and hands-on experience with CAD software.
For the first time Kmart is extending an invitation to experienced and talented FOOTWEAR DESIGNERS to relocate! You'll undertake significant trend forecasting, researching and developing footwear products from concept to final sign off. You'll need to complete technical sketches, detail/fabric specific, quality focussed and design to a competitive price point.
When the Johammer J1 electric motorcycle first blazed a hot trail across the blogosphere we missed an opportunity to hop on here at Core77, which is a real shame because there is obviously a lot of fun to be had with it. Recent news has blessedly afforded us a second
It's not complicated: less shopping time means more shop time. We've taken two workshop essentials, paired them together, and cut the price. Now through the end of March, choose either our original Herringbone Work or Waist Apron and get our most popular safety specs to match for $42.00. Both the
Susanne Bartsch is the fairy godmother of the weird and beautiful party scene you've seen in movies and always kind of hoped was real. Even if you have no interest in parties, fashion, or history, the trailer for @Bartschland is a fun 3 minutes. At the nexus of style
Think flip flops should be confined to locker room showers and beach bumming? Leave it to a French designer to rescue the lowly plastic sandal from the dredges of the fashion faux pas. Philippe Starck has teamed up with Brazilian sandal brand Ipanema to introduce a modern flip flop that
Sometimes the marriage of old and new pairs seamlessly and nowhere is that more obvious than at Marimekko, the iconic Finnish textile company based in Helsinki. The company began in 1949 as Printex, a textile and oilcloth printing company led by Armi Ratia and her husband Viljo, and has evolved
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