Driven by insightful market and user observations, nolii delivers a versatile system of products that work alone or together to enable users to stay connected effortlessly – from charging your laptop on-the-go, and transferring files quickly and efficiently, to minimizing clutter with intelligent, multi-functional products. From chaotic cords and broken cables to limited charging solutions, our lives are too often interrupted by everyday tech challenges. We believe technology should improve your
The four prestigious design awards programs mentioned below—including a shameless plug to our own Core77 Design Awards—bring together the best designs across many categories, ranging from transportation to footwear design. But what's better than winning an award? Receiving an awesome trophy to either start or add to your collection.
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
A' Design Award & Competition, the world's leading international annual juried competition for design, is now accepting entries for its next cycle. The A' Design Accolades are organized in a wide range of creative fields to highlight the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines, so it's almost
A research team from Princeton University, and a separate research team at China's Zhejiang University, have both come to the same unnerving conclusion: It's possible to hack into voice-assistant-equipped devices, like a smartphone, a digital home assistant and even a car, by using ultrasonic commands that the human ear can't
Yesterday, Kickstarter opened up its platform to Japan, further expanding its reach to welcome creators in the incredibly innovative country. Not only are they opening their platform, they are also making the backend experience easier for Japanese creators through offering customer service, the website and mobile app in Japanese.
Tomorrow, September 13th, 2017: Pop your popcorn and prepare for Pensole founder D'Wayne Edwards and America's Next Top Model producer Ken Mok's ultimate sneaker design showdown, Lace Up. Get ready to yell critiques at your TV and try to out-sketch 12 sneaker designers from around the world as they compete
Tomorrow Apple will announce the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the expected and incremental improvements over the previous models. But according to leak-based rumors they'll also be unveiling the iPhone X, a $1,000 model with features deemed premium. What It IsInterestingly, the X will be positioned between the 8 and
Benjamin Hubert of LAYER design will be launching a furniture collection for UK furniture company Allermuir at London Design Festival's Somerset House. The three piece collection consisting of a chair, a barstool and a small café table will be amongst many projects at the center for engaging design discussion and
Professional designers: Has anyone ever asked to see your degree? Probably not, because if you've got a portfolio and you say you're an industrial designer, or an architect, that's good enough for most people. Because who would have the balls to fake it? Paul J. Newman, that's who. Incredibly,
It looks like Yves Béhar has moved on from the Juicero catastrophe and is now working with gaming technology startup Wonder to design a smartphone specifically for gamers. The company and designer announced via Twitter and Wired that they are on a mission to tackle the challenge of designing a
As a strong indication of the powers of journalism and the sometimes superfluous nature of the Internet of Things, Juicero has officially shut its doors. Last Friday, the company announced that they would be shutting down production of their $400 juicing machines and offering full refunds to customers within the
For the past 16 years, the Danish non-profit INDEX: Design to Improve Life, have been recognizing and supporting design innovations that pave the path towards a more sustainable future. Through education programs, investment and a bi-annual awards program that is not only the world's first sustainable design prize but also the largest monetary design prize, INDEX is a call to action to the design world.
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?
What's better than the thrill of designing a good product? Actually getting recognized for it. On that note, the results of this year's A' Design Award & Competition, one of the most well-known international annual juried competitions for design, have recently been announced. The A' Design Awards cover a wide
As the world's most innovative companies take note of the strategic advantage brought by industrial designers to business, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is declaring Design IS Business at its International Design Conference 2017 (#IDSA17Atlanta). Register now for the premier networking event—which is set for Aug. 16–19
Most of you have heard of SIGGRAPH, but if you haven't it's "the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques." This year's conference starts at the end of the month, and this teaser video shows you some of the astonishing CG advancements that
Leatherman recently received a 2017 Red Dot Award for the Skeletool RX introduced last year. It's the 4th iteration of the original Skeletool that came out in 2007. Aimed at first responders, it differs from earlier models in that it comes with a carbide tip for breaking glass and
Italian safety equipment manufacturer Univet just received a 2017 Red Dot Award for its augmented reality safety glasses. The glasses integrate Sony's "holographic waveguide technology" into eye protection that allows wearers to view real time data without looking up from what they are doing. A monocular projection system displays data
SB&D recently received a 2017 Red Dot Award for its DeWalt Demo Hammer. Unlike the standard hammers most carpenters use for demolition, this 22-ounce model was specifically designed for that purpose. It has an oversize face and rip claw plus a puller in the side of the head for removing
Here's an annual design/build competition for engineering students that design schools could take a cue from. Each year the American Society of Civil Engineers hosts a canoe race, with a catch: Students have to design and build the canoes out of concrete. While the competition is hosted in America,
Much has been made of how autonomous cars will change our lifestyles and the economy. But how will they alter the look and feel of cities and urban architecture? To answer that question Blank Space, an online architectural think tank, partnered with the City of New York to hold the
German hand tool company Wiha recently received a 2017 Red Dot Award for its Ultra Driver 26-in-1 multi-bit driver. As with many such tools, the bits store in the handle. But instead of accessing them by unscrewing a cap, bits pop out with the push of a button. Pressing a
As part of NYCxDesign, the students of the MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts presented TRIAGE, an interactive exhibition that reframed contemporary political urgencies through the lens of design. The work debuted at WantedDesign Manhattan, and welcomed visitors from all over the world. TRIAGE consisted
The votes are in! The time has come to announce the ultimate grand prize winner of our Core77 Design Awards Community Choice Prize and our 13 Category winners. With this prize, our Grand Prize Community Choice Winner has much more to celebrate than just ultimate bragging rights: they will
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
LUNAR cofounders Jeff Smith and Gerard Furbershaw sought to create a sculpturally oriented bench that provided social interaction opportunities for passersby in outdoor public places and museum and gallery exhibition spaces. People have an innate desire to engage, interact and play, yet there are a limited number of public spaces
Using the names of materials as adjectives can be pejorative: "He gave a wooden performance," "These people are so plastic." But when your boss says s/he wants "concrete results," it implies rigor and success. Concrete can be an unforgiving material that requires careful design, but the reward is an object
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