Hosted by Don Lehman, Core77's podcast series is designed for all those times you're sketching, working in the shop, or just looking for inspiration from inspiring people. We'll have conversations with interesting creatives and regular guests. The viewpoint of Afterschool will come from industrial design, but the focus will be on all types of creativity: Graphic design, storytelling, architecture, cooking, illustration, branding, materials, business, research... anything that could enrich your thought process, we'll talk about.
Our guests today are the two co-founders of Studio Neat, Dan Provost and Tom Gerhardt. Their design for an iPhone camera mount, called Glif, was the very first product design project to launch on Kickstarter way back in 2010. Since then they have launched two other projects, Cosmonaut, a wide grip iPad stylus, and Simple Bracket, an easy to use iPhone app for filling out March Madness tournament brackets. Now they're back with a new project called the Neat Ice Kit (video below), which is designed to help you easily make clear ice for cocktails at home. If there is a theme to their work it's this: smart, simple, and successful.
We talk about their approach to running a Kickstarter campaign, how they pick projects to work on, our favorite cocktails, the new iPhone 5C, and vintage software.
"Part One" of the Interview (via CMD+Space with Myke Hurley)
Glif on Kickstarter
Cosmonaut on Kickstarter
Neat Ice Kit on Kickstarter
Environmental Design at Texas A&M
Parsons The New School for Design
Frameographer (a.k.a. Frames)
Think Before You Stretch (from the Kickstarter Blog)
Angostura bitters (Wikipedia)
Rachel Maddow's Old Fashioned recipe (YouTube)
Whiskey Sour (with egg white) recipe (SeriousEats)
iPhone 5C / iPhone 5S / iOS 7
Don's article on the advantages Apple has by making the iPhone 5C out of plastic (Gizmodo)
Chuck Klosterman (Wikipedia)
Related: Don Lehman on Kickstarter's Product Design Policies; our multi-part 2011 interview with Tom & Dan; hipstomp on iOS7 and the iPhone 5c / 5s