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
Kickstarter is arguably the most well-known crowdfunding platform out there. At any given time, you can pledge to support virtually any project you could imagine, from magazines on the future of food to sand-cast metal bowls to desktop digital fabrication tools. The wide range of projects the platform attracts is
There are always the industry veterans who lament a decline in the quality of Milan design week, but all told it was a solid one, with as many highlights as ever before. Sure, that might be attributable to the surfeit of events and exhibitions, but rest assured there is far
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
As the industry's biggest annual trade fair, the Salone del Mobile is certainly an occasion to reflect on the state of design today—both implicitly and explicitly as certain schools and organizations take the opportunity to critique the commercial pretense of both the Salone and the mobile. This year, two venues
Happy 4/20! To celebrate the dankiest day of the year, we'll be taking a mini tour through the elevated design of the contemporary cannabis industry. Have you ever wondered how people in those states do things? How do weed stores work? Or why is vaping such a thing? How do
This is hilarious: A company called Juicero Inc., one of "the top-funded U.S. hardware startups in 2016," according to Bloomberg, produces an eponymous $400 cold-press juice machine. The end user pays $5 to $8 to have sealed pouches of fruit and vegetable parts mailed to them on a subscription basis.
This upcoming New York Design Week, WantedDesign will mark its fourth year hosting their Design Schools Workshop. The workshop brings together students from five different design programs to create objects over an intensive four day period. Each year involves experimenting with different materials to come up with a novel product,
Should any artist possess the exclusive rights to a color? As you may remember, last year Anish Kapoor announced he had done just that with Vantablack, the blackest substance known to man. For the rest of us on ordinary budgets, British artist Stuart Semple collaborated "with thousands of artists from all over the world" to create Black 2.0, a super-black paint with similar properties to Vantablack. Semple has been manufacturing it and making it available for £11.99 (USD $15) for a 150mL bottle.
With the introduction of a new category menu to both our desktop and mobile homepages, you now have two navigation options! You can either search through your favorite article categories using our new drop-down menus or scroll through our site like before. Whichever method you choose, we hope your experience
Beyond the countless brands and blockbusters, design school exhibitions are easily among the more rewarding events in Milan during the Salone del Mobile. Not only do the universities and academies offer a highly visible platform for the students themselves, but the exhibitions also serve as inspiration for current and prospective
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
Just over a century ago, Paul Scheerbart noted that "the new glass environment will completely transform mankind, and it remains only to wish that the new glass culture will not find too many opponents." Captivated by Bruno Taut's 1914 glass pavilion, the writer painted a utopian picture of a crystalline
As far as themes go, "DESIGN is...?" might be as open-ended as they come. If the vast majority of the 650 young designers exhibiting in SaloneSatellite 2017 are any indication, design is stuff you put in your house, with few deviations from furniture and lighting at the far end of
Just this morning, Kickstarter announced their exciting new collaboration with New Museum—a retail collection featuring carefully curated Kickstarter favorites. Further reinforcing the diverse community that is Kickstarter, the collection includes products ranging from conceptual clocks to solar powered chargers. Kickstarter and New Museum Store hope to make successful Kickstarter
In his Statement of Intent for this year's Japan Creative Projects exhibition at the Palazzo Litta, Director Hiroshi Naito notes that a central tenet of Japanese culture is "to make a point of treating things with great care and affection." Indeed, Japanese companies and designers alike made a strong showing
Design, like nearly every aspect of life today, is often as much about how the projects are represented in media as they are about their function or user experience. For anyone who is vicariously following along with design events and exhibitions via screen-based media such as Facebook, Instagram, and the
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.
Who makes the best IKEA hacks? After last week's IKEA Festival during Milan's Design Week, the clear winner is IKEA. For their first official foray into presenting during the festivities of Salone del Mobile (2015's kitchen-focused presentation in Tortona was also meant to address the throngs of visitors for Expo
With today's rapidly dissolving boundaries in design, it's appropriate that more and more design programs are exploring the possibilities in between disciplines. At last year's Core77 conference, the theme of co-creation explored this idea, and at the 2017 Milan Design Week, Lexus highlighted their own brand commitment to finding innovation
In partnership with Autodesk, the fifth edition of the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge is currently accepting applications. The bi-annual challenge encourages designers to focus on sustainability through a design process that includes Cradle to Cradle certified materials and the use of Autodesk Fusion 360. Past Best Use
As of last year, mobile gaming revenue surpassed that of console and PC. Angry Birds or Pokémon Go may be great ways to kill time, but digital games need not be solitary pursuits confined to screens—on the contrary, distraction can aspire to reveal something more profound. Case in point, a
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
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.
Deadlines are creeping up here for the Core77 Design Awards, and so is the end of our jury captain interview series! We wanted to familiarize you with some of the captains so you knew more about the amazing team responding for picking the winners of our design awards (you can
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
"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."
Our awards regular deadline is inching closer and closer—less than two weeks left to send your entry in under our Regular Deadline! As you prepare to submit one of your best design projects, learn through our Jury Captain series about who will be judging your submissions and what they'll be
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,
Which do you think is harder to teach: Design, or how to lead a design team? I think it's got to be the latter, as in addition to your own crazy you've now got to manage other people's crazy. I've started reading Ed Catmull's "Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces
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