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Posted by core jr  |  13 Dec 2011  |  Comments (0)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from the Core77 Editors.

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Even in these hard times, you can have beautiful, modern furnishings for your apartment or bomb shelter. You just have to build it yourself. From seating to storage, this guide by Christopher Stuart is a good place to start, featuring 30 projects to keep you busy in the bunker.

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See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |  12 Dec 2011  |  Comments (1)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from John Watson, the man behind the viking helmet of Prolly Is Not Probably, the number one blog for track bikes, fixed gears, grassroots cycling observations and commentary.

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Ever try to carry your board on your bike? It's not fun. How are you supposed to pull a wheelie with a board tucked under your arm? Leave it to BMX legend Taj Mihelich to enable shred sessions with the new Fairdale Pannier Skaterack

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The promo spot is a nice touch:

See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |   9 Dec 2011  |  Comments (0)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from David Auerbach of Dijital Fix, a design & electronics store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and San Francisco.

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There are few objects which can cost so little yet affect your life so significantly. The Tweakers Portable rechargeable speaker will make you wonder how you ever put up with the tiny speaker inside your iPhone, and it's very affordable price compared to the Jawbones and FoxLs. A good pair of speakers or headphones makes a world of difference... especially when you realize that your 5.1 home theater system won't fit in your go-bag.

See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |   8 Dec 2011  |  Comments (0)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from Matt Wolfe: Matt Wolfe fell in love with the internet at the tender age of 11 and is now an Interaction Designer at Teague.

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Rapid Prototype with the power of your own two hands using ShapeLock Plastic! "Mold plastic with your hands (and some hot water) and amaze and bewilder other wasteland humanoids with your "magic" abilities to establish tribal dominance. Trust me, I saw this in a movie once." If that's not convincing enough, maybe the fact that it's reshapeable, non-toxic, lightweight, machine-able and paint-able will get you to pickup your own bag.

See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |   7 Dec 2011  |  Comments (0)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from John Watson, the man behind the viking helmet of Prolly Is Not Probably, the number one blog for track bikes, fixed gears, grassroots cycling observations and commentary.

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Handmade in San Francisco, CA, from high-grade leather, these Archive Bags wallets are perfect to hold whatever money you've got left—those hundos that you haven't burned, perhaps—after your holiday shopping. Available in vegan-friendly materials as well.

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See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |   6 Dec 2011  |  Comments (0)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from the Core77 Editors:

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The fortune cookie is a particular kind of delight, imparting wisdom in the form of gnomic insights and meme-worthy one-liners in equal measure, not to mention numerology and language lessons to boot. I've been saving them in my wallet for years with mixed success, but Felt & Wire have devised a handsome solution for amassing your good fortunes in a handy portfolio. With these hard times and the coming Apocalypse, you're gonna need it.

See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |   5 Dec 2011  |  Comments (0)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from Dave Seliger, one of Core77's esteemed cloggers who is currently completing his degree in Engineering and Studio Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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When cellphone systems go down in a disaster, the United States Government Emergency Telecommunications System (GETS) phone lines are still up and running. Although there is a strict eligibility requirement for being able to use GETS, it will definitely come in more handy than most of what's currently in your wallet.

In other words, when the going gets tough, the tough get GETS.

See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |   2 Dec 2011  |  Comments (0)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from Allan Chochinov: Allan Chochinov is the editor in chief of Core77 and Chair of the new MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

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In hard times, extend your ground beef with this little trick. That pound of Grade A can go the extra mile when making lasagna, tacos or sloppy joes. P.S. It's cracked red wheat in disguise!

See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |   1 Dec 2011  |  Comments (1)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from Hand-Eye Supply: One part vocational haberdashery, one part supply store and one part gallery, Hand-Eye Supply is Core77's Portland, Oregon retail flagship. The store features hard-to-find workwear, supplies, tools, books and gifts for creative types.

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Sugru helps you "hack things better": it's a handy air-curing silicone rubber that can be used for a variety of functions to improve the shortcomings of almost any product you can think of. Reinforce electronic cables, sculpt ergonomic handles to your specifics or create bumpers for your more delicate gadgets. A handy must-have for your survival pack!

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We've posted about Sugru before, most recently about their "Sugru Bonds to Most Things" promo video. Their latest clip is a spot for their FREE sugru giveaway, for educational purposes, called sugru PROJECTS:

See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |  30 Nov 2011  |  Comments (0)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from Matt Wolfe: Matt Wolfe fell in love with the internet at the tender age of 11 and is now an Interaction Designer at Teague.

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Even in a post-apocalyptic society, a freshly made salsa will taste infinitely better than the canned stuff. Spice up your food storage plan with these heirloom preparedness seeds. With variety packs in options like ancient grains, culinary, medicinal, garden or salsa, these seed packets can last up to 4 years if stored properly and plant up to a 3/4 acre garden.

See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |  29 Nov 2011  |  Comments (0)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from Allan Chochinov: Allan Chochinov is the editor in chief of Core77 and Chair of the new MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

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What's better than a family friendly project that is also a survival essential? The paracord is essentially long lengths of nylon rope macrame'd into a belt, bracelet or necklace—think 8 feet of cord woven into 8 inches of compactness. Prepping for the year ahead, we say kumbaya. Start with a bracelet, watchband or belt. (That belt weaves up 100 feet of cord!)

See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |  28 Nov 2011  |  Comments (0)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from David Auerbach of Dijital Fix, a design & electronics store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and San Francisco.

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A sign of the times? Maybe. A good accompaniment when gifting cash for the holidays? Definitely. Our pick for Cyber Monday, take this as our friendly reminder to shop responsibly. Tip: For that gift recipient who's worth the $107, wrap the Money to Burn candle in a Benjamin with a rubber band.

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See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |  25 Nov 2011  |  Comments (0)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from Jennifer Leonard: Jennifer Leonard is an interdisciplinary Design Leader at IDEO, and the co-author of Massive Change (with Bruce Mau), a book about the future of global design.

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In these hard times, there's not much that's more important than getting a fair day's pay. By donating $75, you enable people looking for work to earn money by financing community rebuilding after disasters like earthquakes. Peruse Oxfam's other charitable giving programs—$50 buys a goat or a sheep for a farmer in need, $100 helps start a small business, $150 trains a midwife, $175 digs a well for a community. This is truly a gift that keeps on giving.

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See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |  24 Nov 2011  |  Comments (1)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from the Core77 Editors.

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Today may be the day for burying one of these, or so the saying goes, but you'll want to keep Estwing's beautiful version of a hatchet handy for your next outdoor excursion. The Chicago Rockwood, Illinois-based tool company offers the essential article of camping equipment in a single piece of steel with a leather-wrapped handle.

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See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |  23 Nov 2011  |  Comments (0)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from Jennifer Leonard: Jennifer Leonard is an interdisciplinary Design Leader at IDEO, and the co-author of Massive Change (with Bruce Mau), a book about the future of global design.

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In times of stress, it's important to stay organized! The Grid-It!, a Core77 Design Award Runner-Up, does double duty as a gadget organizer and iPad case. Have a place for chargers, cords, pens, gadgets and more. The system of woven elastics makes the Grid-It! versatile while keeping your tablet safe from debris or environmental stress. If only Grid-It! would make a full-body jumpsuit...

See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |  22 Nov 2011  |  Comments (1)

Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide
2011 has been a hard year. Global Revolution! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next? We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, we've got you covered. Core77's Ultimate Gift Guide has everything you need to get through these hard times and survive through the... end times?

Today's pick is from Hand-Eye Supply: One part vocational haberdashery, one part supply store and one part gallery, Hand-Eye Supply is Core77's Portland, Oregon retail flagship. The store features hard-to-find workwear, supplies, tools, books and gifts for creative-types.

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Survive Outdoors Longer's (SOL) "Survival Blanket" is exactly what it promises: its space-age "vacuum-metalized polyethylene" reflects 90% of body heat and resists shredding. But Survive Outdoors Longer has gone the extra mile by brilliantly printed wilderness survival tips directly on to the blanket... so if you do manage to survive (outdoors) long enough to make it back indoors, you can keep it for future reference.

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See the full gift guide HERE.

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop offering a selection of curated paper goods direct from designers.

Posted by core jr  |  21 Nov 2011  |  Comments (0)

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2011 has been a hard year. Revolutions the world over! Natural disasters! Bankruptcy! What's next?

We're not hedging bets for 2012 just yet, but in case things don't turn out the way you'd expected, don't worry, we've got you covered.

In our 7th edition of the Ultimate Gift Guide, Core77 has 77 things you need to get through these hard times and survive through the. . .end times? Free or Thrifty, DIY or downloaded, we have ideas for everyone on your holiday gift-giving list.

Start a fire with just an aluminum can and a piece of chocolate, snuggle up in this outdoor survival blanket for two, signup for a new $19/month unlimited wireless plan or have a global backup plan in case of emergency—this gift guide something for mom, the kids and even Uncle MacGyver! It's 77 must haves for hard times!

Browse through all 77 selections or view by each curator.

» Hand Eye Supply - Portland's Finest Haberdashery of Vocational Goods
» David Auerbach - Curator of design + electronics retailer Dijital Fix
» Allan Chochinov - Editor in Chief of Core77 and Chair of Products of Design at SVA
» Jennifer Leonard - Author and Design Leader at IDEO
» Dave Seliger - Core77 Clogger
» John Watson - One-man show behind the cycling blog Prolly is not Probably
» Matt Wolfe - Tinkerer and Interaction Designer at Teague
» Core77 Editorial Team - your humble servants

A special Thank You to this year's Gift Guide sponsor: Felt & Wire Shop!

Posted by core jr  |  10 Aug 2011  |  Comments (0)

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In case you didn't notice, we wrapped up our final selections for this summer's tool-focused Ultimate Gift Guide. Over the last 2 months we've asked the experts to dig through their personal toolboxes to help us compile 77 ultimate tools to help you get your personal projects done.

Your favorites so far:

Hand-Cranked Paper Shredder (selection from byAMT)
Handmade Balloon (selection from Object Design League)
Thin Air Press Bag (selection from 3rd Ward)
Beginners Lock-Picking Blend Set (selection from Becky Stern)
EZ Track Saw Guide Rail System (selection from hipstomp)
Fabric Horse Superhero Utility Belt (selection from Geekhouse Bikes)
Elemen'tary Wooden Screwdrivers (selection from Hand-Eye Supply)
Gama Go Karate Chopper (selection from Core77)

And a special thanks to our incredible lineup of curators! Without their expert advice we wouldn't have had such a colorful snapshot of gifts, gadgets, cutters, desktop help and general tools for the contemporary designer.

Check out the full gift guide here OR browse by curator:

» Designing fun byAMT Studio
» Object Design League; A League of their Own
» 3rd Wards Gurus Pick the Goods
» MAKE good with Becky Stern
» Choice Cuts from hipstomp
» Cycling gear and other goodies from Geekhouse Bikes
» Tools from Hand-Eye Supply
» Gifts for the maker in your life from Core77

Posted by core jr  |   2 Aug 2011  |  Comments (0)

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Whew! We cant believe it's already August and to close out this incredible summer season of building we're excited to present the final curator of our special tool-focused edition of the Ultimate Gift Guide. byAMT Studio, a New York City-based design consultancy creates savvy, sophisticated products with a witty and mischievous sensibility.

Industrial Designer, curator and consultant Alissia Melka-Teichroew is the founder and creative director of byAMT. A Design Academy Eindhoven graduate with a Masters of Industrial Design from RISD, Melka-Teichroew is a true citizen of the world with roots currently in New York City. Besides her own original projects (which you can find at www.buyamt.com), the designer has held a design residency at IDEO and on staff at Puma International and her work has been carried or manufactured worldwide by brands like Victoria & Albert Museum, MoMA, Kikkerland, Van Esch and more.

Check out byAMT's whimsical and functional design solutions for our final edition of this summer's Ultimate Gift Guide. We love everything from the classic FAF notebook designed by Pilot to the delightfully analog hand-cranked paper shredder.

Special thanks to each and every one of our curators for this season's guide!!


Check out the full gift guide here
OR browse by curator:

» Object Design League; A League of their Own
» 3rd Wards Gurus Pick the Goods
» MAKE good with Becky Stern
» Choice Cuts from hipstomp
» Cycling gear and other goodies from Geekhouse Bikes
» Tools from Hand-Eye Supply
» Gifts for the maker in your life from Core77

Posted by core jr  |  26 Jul 2011  |  Comments (0)

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Chicago-based Object Design League (ODL) makes design discovery fun again with their whimsical installations and thoughtful design pieces. The five designers work together to promote experimental and independent object design through public installations and events.

Most recently, ODL setup a Balloon Factory at the Museum of Contemporary Art where they took turns hand-making balloons and demystifying a process that even included an oven made from upcycled IKEA products. Lookout for the full launch of their online store, ODLCO, at the end of the summer. Until then, the fabulous five give us a sneak peek at some of their favorite tools and products to get you inspired through the end of the season. See their picks here or check out our full gift guide here

OR browse by curator:

» 3rd Wards Gurus Pick the Goods
» MAKE good with Becky Stern
» Choice Cuts from hipstomp
» Cycling gear and other goodies from Geekhouse Bikes
» Tools from Hand-Eye Supply
» Gifts for the maker in your life from Core77

Posted by core jr  |  20 Jul 2011  |  Comments (0)

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We are so excited to feature the cast of experts and educators from Brooklyn's 3rd Ward for this week's newest edition to our Tool-focused summer gift guide!

With 30,000 square feet of working space, 3rd Ward is a true incubator for innovation. Besides a wood and metal workshop, jewelry studio, photography studio and co-working space, 3rd Ward offers a range of classes to help make your ideas real. From welding to arduino classes, upholstery 101 to skatedeck making, 3rd Ward has classes for all levels of DIYers and curious creatives.

3rd Ward instructors picked out their favorite tools for this week's Ultimate Gift Guide selections. Pick up glow-in-the-dark ABS for your Makerbot and check out the most "thoughtful" upholstery hammer—if you're in the neighborhood, stop by for a class or two! See their full selection here!

Check out our full gift guide here

OR browse by curator:

» MAKE good with Becky Stern
» Choice Cuts from hipstomp
» Cycling gear and other goodies from Geekhouse Bikes
» Tools from Hand-Eye Supply
» Gifts for the maker in your life from Core77

Posted by core jr  |  12 Jul 2011  |  Comments (0)

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We've been in awe of Becky Stern's incredible creative output for awhile. Following her video tutorials for Make has inspired us to try our hand at any number of projects over the past couple of years—so we were psyched when she agreed to curate a selection of tools for our Ultimate Gift Guide. Learn more about what Stern makes (and what made Stern) in our profile of this MAKE-er extraordinaire or check out her picks for our summer gift guide!

Check out our full gift guide here

OR browse by curator:
» Choice Cuts from hipstomp
» Cycling gear and other goodies from Geekhouse Bikes
» Tools from Hand-Eye Supply
» Gifts for the maker in your life from Core77

Posted by core jr  |   6 Jul 2011  |  Comments (2)

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We were thrilled when our longtime contributor hipstomp agreed to pick ten of his favorite tools for our Ultimate Summer Gift Guide. As he explains below, his selections reflect his signature unconventional yet practical approach:

I love working with my hands and I'm extremely picky about my tools. A crap tool will ruin your day and a cleverly-designed tool multiplies its own value exponentially by helping you easily create lasting objects or enduring repairs. There's probably nothing in my life more carefully curated than my tool collection, and looking over it for this review, I realized how many different tools I have specifically for cutting things—paper, plastic, cardboard, foam, fabric, rubber, wood and more—so here I'll focus on Ten Cutting Tools I Can't Live Without.

Check out the full gift guide here

OR browse by curator:
» Choice Cuts from hipstomp
» Cycling gear and other goodies from Geekhouse Bikes
» Tools from Hand-Eye Supply
» Gifts for the maker in your life from Core77

Posted by core jr  |  28 Jun 2011  |  Comments (0)

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This week, our summer gift guide gets ten new picks from the fellas from
Geekhouse Bikes, hailing from Allston, MA, just outside Boston. Even though Portland, San Francisco and New York tend to dominate cycling-related headlines stateside, Boston—home to Geekhouse, Icarus, Royal H Cycles to name a few—has a bicycle culture of its very own.

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In their own words:

Geekhouse Bikes is a custom steel TIG-welding operation based in Boston, MA. We take "Made in the USA" very seriously. Founded in 2002 by bespectacled bike geek Marty Walsh, Geekhouse produce a range of bicycle frames for all types of riding. We work hard to source as much as possible from within the United States and we hold green business practices in high esteem. By employing a small staff, we take the time to personally cater to your ideas and we love watching each and every build take on the personality and individuality of our customers.

Check out a nice video of said "bespectacled bike geek" at work after the jump... or skip ahead to their picks.

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Posted by core jr  |  20 Jun 2011  |  Comments (0)

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The summer season is upon us and what better time to dust off the table saw and pull out the workgloves?

Fire up your engines for a new challenge or get back to those projects you've been procrastinating on with a little help from Core77 and friends! We've asked some of our favorite designers from the worlds of craft, hack and DIY to help curate a selection of gifts and gets to inspire you to get your hands dirty and dive, safety-goggles first, into the season for making!

Today we're launching the summer edition of our Ultimate Gift Guide with picks from the Core77 editorial team and the experts at our Portland-based store, Hand-Eye Supply. Stay tuned as we unveil more gifts every week from our amazing group of curators. Up next week, Boston-based custom frame builders, Geekhouse Bikes.

Check out all our picks here

OR browse by curator:
Tools from Hand-Eye Supply
Gifts for the Maker in your life from Core77

Posted by core jr  |  20 Dec 2010  |  Comments (2)

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Can a keychain/key receive any more love from the Internet? When it's something so deceptively simple as 2010's much loved Keybrid, the answer is no, it cannot. Keybrid is here and belongs in your pocket. Buy a two pack for you and that special someone who remains on your shopping list.

Check out more great gift ideas in Core77's Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2010.