Jerry Miculek is a professional competition shooter who holds world records for speed and accuracy. To create the latest video for his well-trafficked YouTube channel (510,000-plus subscribers), he commissioned an impressive-looking replica of Captain America's shield. Miculek went with titanium since the "vibranium" it's made from in the comic books
I first spotted the work of Samuel Amoia two years ago during New York's Design Week. Glittering and glorious, the cast crystals and coffee grounds embedded in concrete at AMMA's booth caught my eye and I've been enraptured ever since. (Great pro-tip for all you designers trying to catch the
Ott-chil is a type of Korean lacquer technique that is done by adding the secretions of the ott tree, released as a protective response to wounds. Collecting this from the ott tree is an intricate and difficult process that can be done only by experts. The lacquer produces incredibly durable
It's rare to come across an academic program that allows considerable time for students to ruminate on potential design dilemmas of the far away future—for example, if robots eventually replace a good number of our jobs, where will this leave us? In a hypothetical tomorrow where raising meat is not
How can sustainability practices drive innovation? We're on Twitter with Eastman Innovation Lab (@Eastman_EIL) chatting about Sustainnovation with Nanette Stowell of@Patagonia, Heidrun Mumper-Drumm (@hmumperdrumm) of Art Center, Dawn Danby (@ecoworkshop) of Autodesk and Nathan Jones of Fluid Technology Solutions (@ftsh2o) who will share their thoughts on the most important sustainability
In the Ventura Lambrate district of Milan, material explorations and experiments at the intersection of craft and technology were on show. Packed into the warehouses, abandoned garages and galleries of the district were over 160 exhibitions from emerging designers and independent design galleries. Craft reigned supreme in the district but
The statistics around plastic waste are astonishing. Over 100 million tons of plastic are manufactured around the world each year, but according to an EPA study from last year, only 9% of what we make is successfully recovered through recycling. The reasons behind this are many, starting with general consumer
Ideal candidates have a bachelors of Science in Engineering (Mechanical or Manufacturing) and can perform plastic, component, and assembly specification analysis to ensure function & quality targets. Must have an understanding of injection molding and part design CAD (Solidworks) and the ability to build hand mock-ups and test concepts quickly.
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
Each day our editors will roundup our favorite sights and projects from Salone Milan Design Week. Today we look at highlights from the Triennale Design Museum and Spazio Rosanna Orlandi. The Subtle Power of Paper - One component of the Triennale was the SUBTLE Takeo Paper Show, which demonstrated works from
The bulk of the Holz-Handwerk show is tools, machinery and processes. But there were also vendors displaying a variety of takes on wood and wood processing, from CNC timber framing to funky finishes to fun with veneers. More from Core77's coverage of this year's Holz-Handwerk Show!
Not many designers start their conceptual product exploration with as much open-endedness as a duo like Seongil Choi and Fabio Hendry of Studio Ilio. In fact, this design team (who formed their studio after meeting at the Royal College of Art), insists that they are actually not as inspired by
Thanks to leaps in technology, the definition of a designer can be looked at today less as a mere aesthete but perhaps more like a scientist or detective. In fact, success in the field almost certainly requires a particular level of curiosity due to the sheer speed at which a
We're used to seeing Apple push the designs of their own physical products. What's interesting is when they also have the capability to push the boundaries of design fields outside of their realm, as they presumably did with their forthcoming Norman-Foster-designed "Spaceship" campus. Now it's come to light that there's
Poplar Lirodendron tulipifera Poplar, lacking bold coloration or an exciting grain pattern, doesn't often get the respect we feel it deserves. The Poplar tree is widespread across all of North America and Europe, and it grows very rapidly and to large sizes, meaning it's very easy to sustain. Because
This week we bring you our pressing topic of the moment straight from our reader-driven discussion boards! One Core77 reader has an interesting query about how ceramics are used in different industrial processes. bepster asks: "I have been fascinated with ceramic for a long time...[I've] always enjoyed the look
Leave it to Swedes to come up with truly surprising uses for wood. A new translucent tree-product offers a mind-bending take on one of the world's oldest and most durable building materials. This example expands on processes already used to study tiny samples of wood in labs and, as presented
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
Long before there were rotational molding machines, ingenious artisans developed a way to cast hollow sculptures. The lost wax casting method, as it's called, is something we ID grads went over in Production Methods class, but like many of you I never got to do it myself. So it's pretty
The right candidate for this position will produce accurate, high quality prototypes, models and mockups for the development of commercial aircraft segment seating and seating environment. Applicants will need 3 years of prototype or model making experience and should have an expertise in surface and detail part finishing and painting.
Here's a gift for your Friday, all thanks to the internet—this film made for Douglas Cockerell & Son marbled papers, a company founded on marbling paper for bookbinding. The backstory of Cockerell Marbling is actually quite fascinating: Started by Douglas Cockerell, the hand marbling company was founded "to restore ancient
Alaskan Yellow Cedar grows along the Pacific coast of North America from Oregon up into Canada and Alaska. It likes moist climates, and thus it is only found along coastal areas. Slow growth means closely packed rings for a very strong and consistent wood grain.
When you think of traditional German aesthetics, it makes sense that the natural wood look is currently popular there. And when you think of modern German aesthetics, it's no surprise that the starkly modern aesthetic is also currently en vogue in Deutschland. But I didn't expect to see them both
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.
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