Those of us who live in small homes have a number of organizing challenges—and one of those challenges involves small bedrooms where fitting in a nightstand or two may be impossible. People who are bedridden may also want organizing tools that keep things closer at hand than on a nightstand.
Long popular in Europe, modular storage took a while to catch on the U.S. Festool, Bosch, and DeWalt have offered it for years, and now Milwaukee is entering the category with its now released Packout Modular Storage system.
Arc Hub solves the number one issue that comes with buying a USB-C laptop – ports. Enclosed in a beautiful aluminum shell, Arc Hub’s seven ports have everything you need for your laptop. Powerful enough to connect all your devices, yet small enough to take anywhere you go.
In one of his Hand Tool School posts, Core77 contributor Shannon Rogers raved about the shop aprons made by Texas Heritage Woodworks. I finally headed over to their website to check 'em out, and found that in addition to their apron mainstays, they make some other nifty stuff: Half Apron
Freitag is known for their sturdy bags made from recycled truck tarps. But one thing they've never been known for is a rolling suitcase, because they've never made one. Until now. To design a rolling suitcase from their signature tarp material presented a design challenge. The tarps are heavy and
Gone are the days of flipping through physical photo albums with your family, reminiscing on vacations, weddings and other shared experiences while leaning over a massive book. Now in the digital age, many of us have thousands of photos stored on our phones, many of which we take and never
When it comes to modular, portable tool storage, it's hard to beat the Systainers designed by German company Tanos. They come in five sizes and can be linked together for easy transport. While Systainers can be purchased separately at places like Woodcraft, Tool Nut and Amazon, Festool products all come
In an effort to create an economical, space-saving watering system, we developed a watering spout that attaches to any ordinary, wide-mouth mason jars. Providing an angled spout that sprinkles water gently and evenly, this device is perfect for indoor and outdoor plants, as well as for treating hard-to-reach spaces in the garden. Designed to use a fraction of the material of ordinary watering cans, this garden innovation will add some life and efficiency to any home or garden
Suso Caamanho is a woodworker in Spain who has attracted a sizable following on YouTube. One of the more interesting things he has built for his shop is a compact work station that opens to reveal a table saw, router table, and scroll saw It's not one of those builds
When Zack Dettmore replaced his old work van he went to extremes to organize the interior of the new one, outfitting it with a manufactured bulkhead and home-made shelving designed for the tools he carries. I've seen a video of the setup he once used in his contracting business
If you've got access to a lasercutter, some 4mm / 1/8" plywood and live or work in an untidy environment, Thingiverse denizen Mutsuki's got you covered. She's designed and/or remixed a host of organizational designs like these nifty Stackable Boxes: And this Customizable Parts Box: Or this all-purpose Portable Box:
For those not already saddled with eyeglasses or contacts, it can be handy to have a pair of reading glasses on hand. In New York City at least, menu font designers and restaurant lighting designers seem determined to make menus impossible to read. For situations like these, French company Nooz
It's never too late to organize your stuff. Last year I put my tools and machines in storage while remodeling my shop. When I brought them back, I reorganized the way they were stored. My only regret is that I didn't consult John Sanders' videos before organizing the contents of
In an ideal world, I could pack for several weeks worth of travel into one small backpack, which if you're bringing your normal essentials could potentially be impossible. Thankfully, there's a world out there full of designers trying to make it so we can, all the while creating products we
Long popular in Europe, modular storage took a while to catch on the U.S. Festool, Bosch, and DeWalt have offered it for years, and now Milwaukee is entering the category with its soon-to-be-released Packout Modular Storage system. Like other modular systems, Packout offers contractors the ability to stack and connect
There are plenty of ways to store sex toys without using products specifically designed for that purpose. But there are a number of interesting design features on the products that are designed for organizing sex toys. The Joyboxx has a removable tray which can serve as a "bedside coaster for your sex toys," as Babeland puts it.
The Nebraska-based folks behind Levrack had a problem that those of you with shops will recognize. "Our shop was in need of a storage solution," they write. "Every type of shelving that we tried seemed to add to the clutter, and take up much needed wall space." You've undoubtedly seen
Anytime a designer is looking to get something crowdfunded for 18 grand and winds up with a nearly quarter mil, they have our attention. And we like sharing these things here to inspire you design entrepreneurs with success stories. As we've seen,<----------LINK PLEASE----------- product designer Jeff Sheldon is "kind of
The Family of Natural History Museums of Los Angeles is leveraging insights from the science of the past to imagine a brighter future. To deliver this, we are building a design and digital organization that brings a visitor-centered approach across all our three campuses (Exposition Park/Downtown LA, La Brea
Every design studio goes through mountains of post-it notes while brainstorming and charting ideas. We love the portability of flip-chart posters, but even after moving to a big studio in Salem we never had enough wall space. Then we found Make Space by Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft at
Here's the type of machine that shirt manufacturers use to fold shirts into perfect rectangles off of the production line: You can find low-tech manual versions online and at big-box stores for about $10 to $25, but this guy made his for a dollar:
To celebrate the seasonal greenery, today's Coroflot find is a deep cut with lasting appeal. The Greenskeeper was designed by Colin Jackson of Ink Studios to address the insufficient options for attractive and material-wise stash boxes. You might think you're fine hiding those little baggies of dead oregano in your
Global shipping company Shentong Express (a/k/a STO) is China's answer to UPS. To increase efficiency—and cut human staff—they've designed this rather amazing facility consisting of a huge open floor punctuated by a grid of square holes that open onto chutes. Human beings pull parcels off of a conveyor belt and
Your next opportunity awaits: • We are looking for a Graphic Designer to join Industry Dive's innovative design team. Our team is highly collaborative, cross-functional, and always puts the user – client or reader – first. • We also care a lot about team growth. Each week, we
Considerations: This position could be based out of Park City, UT or Los Angeles, CA. Position is typically lodged in Park City, UT for 2 weeks during the January Film Festival (lodging requirement determined annually). In addition, this role works extended hours (evenings and weekends) at key points throughout the
When it comes to storage we tend to think in terms of cabinets, cubbies, drawers or shelves. Those form factors are all predicated on having enough depth to be useful. But as we try to squeeze every last useful cubic inch out of our homes, we can use tip-out form
Around the world, cities are bringing the practice of innovation into government to address the most pressing urban challenges and to improve the quality of life for residents. The City of Long Beach is home to an Innovation Team (i-team) that deploys a range of strategies, including quantitative and qualitative
Shop space is one thing we can never seem to have enough of. But we deal with tiny spaces and build highly efficient workflows to get things done. What if space were not an issue? What would you do differently in your shop? Would you buy more tools to fill
I don't think my workshop tweaking will ever truly be done, but one of the things my remodel did was give me a blank slate to start working from. This also helped to clearly identify wasted spaces in my shop. One of the most obvious was the door into my
It's always eye-opening to see how real people live, in contrast to the clutter-free staging of a design magazine apartment spread. It's also interesting to see that before-and-after photos of someone's home being cleaned…don't always look very different. Unfuck Your Habitat is a Tumblr started by Rachel Hoffman, whose no-nonsense,
When it comes to space efficiency, it doesn't make much sense to choose a circle as the shape of a cabinet or a worksurface. But I'm admittin' to being smitten by this Pill Wall Mounted Desk: The Pill Wall Desk is designed by Lithuanian-based Emko, a furniture and home accessory
I'm not generally a fan of wall-mounted desks because it's often nicer to position as desk so the end user is not looking at the wall. But in some small spaces a wall-mounted desk is the best alternative. We've mentioned the Ledge from Urbancase before, but there are many more
Of all the wallet designs out there, I've never seen one that could do this: The Kin wallet has been designed so that the user dumps their change into it, and it magically gets routed to a pocket that it can't fall out of. The Kin was created by
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