It's that time of year again! The holidays are coming up, and we want to know what's on your design wish list. This year, Core77 is asking you to Pick 5. Whether you're a tech junkie, a wood shop whiz, or an outdoorsy dad, select your top 5 gift ideas, share them with us between now and December 15th, and you'll be in the running for some amazing prizes.
Kickstarter has been all about inventive products and the stories behind them since day one. By now, we all know the basics of how the crowdfunding platform works—designer thinks of groundbreaking idea but needs funding, designer creates Kickstarter campaign to raise awareness and funding, designer either earns enough funding or
This year's edition of the Tokyo Motor Show was all about the concept vehicle. Placing emphasis on what's to come next in the transportation industry, each exhibiting company flaunted their vision of the future vehicle on dramatic rotating stages under massive spotlights. With crowds fighting to photograph the exciting concepts
Brittany Hostman, a former Ceramics major at Pratt Institute, has filed a lawsuit against the school, a power tool manufacturer and an off-campus shop after losing two fingers above the second knuckle in a woodworking accident in her final semester. Here are the initial factors, according to the Daily News:
A' Design Award & Competition, one of the most well-known international annual juried competitions for design, is currently accepting submissions for its next cycle. The prestigious awards program covers a wide range of creative fields to highlight the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. Entries to the
Take a look at this photo: What color are these shoes? I see teal and grey, and while many others do as well, apparently another chunk of the population sees these shoes as pink and white. Yep, it echoes that blue/black or white/gold dress photo that was making the rounds
Core77 isn't an architecture blog by nature, but certain structures do catch our eye. So is the case with LEGO house, a 21,500+ sq ft building inspired by—you guessed it—everything LEGO. The center resides in Billund, Denmark and was was designed in partnership by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and COWI.
Imagine if you could get through airport security without having to stop and wait at a counter or metal detector. Well, officials in Dubai reckon they've got a technological solution that would allow you to keep walking, as you're being scanned. According to The National, they've come up with a
At the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota will unveil this Tj Cruiser, a sort of SUV/van hybrid. Meant to be "used like a toolbox," the chunky vehicle has been designed to easily haul stuff. The rear opening is huge, and would make it easy to get awkward objects like
On Wednesday, Earther.com ran an article pointing out that with its power grid mostly destroyed, Puerto Rico has "an opportunity to completely transform the way electricity is generated [locally]." It described a local woman who had solar panels on her roof, granting her with electricity, unlike most of her neighbors
In the tony Toronto suburb of Forest Hill, a couple whose last name starts with "C" have a handsome, multimillion-dollar home designed in the Tudor style. We tracked it down on Google Street View, and found much of the house obscured: About 800 meters away, on a different street, a
Google just announced their new Google Pixel Buds, which are way more exciting than they appear. About halfway through Google's product presentation, it was revealed that the buds are live-translating, meaning they allow seamless face-to-face communication between people that speak different languages. The presentation is the only demonstration out at
Saturday Night Live's sketches are often hilarious, and this one's got nothing to do with politics—but with graphic design. Here Ryan Gosling plays a tortured designer who cannot get over the fact that the logo for James Cameron's "Avatar" uses Papyrus as its font: Admit it, that was a lot
At a press conference in Australia today, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced his plans to focus the company on BFR. Endearingly, "BFR" is short for "Big Fucking Rocket," and developing it is vital to the company's goals of reaching both the moon and Mars. That aside, at the end of
Last Friday, September 22, UK Prime Minister Theresa May described the June 2016 "Brexit" referendum as an opportunity for “imaginative and creative” solutions for the European Union. In the context of London Design Festival, the euphemism is equally coincidental and ironic. Central Saint Martins, for one, explicitly addressed Brexit—and subsequent
Early last year, we came across a video that broke down generally which types of jobs would be in danger with the adoption of automation in the workforce, and it basically told us that all repetitive blue collar jobs were at risk. Yesterday, the Telegraph released a comprehensive list of
As with any design week, the tentpole tradeshows and group exhibitions of London Design Festival can be a mixed bag of brands, manufacturers, collectives, independent designers, and sponsored pavilions. While the disparate exhibitors cater to different albeit overlapping audiences, the jarring juxtapositions can be chaotic if not altogether unfortunate. Thankfully,
Perennially in sync with the autumnal equinox, London Design Festival is duly billed as the biggest design week this side of Milan. And just as the changing leaves offer a flourish of color, so too did many of projects on view in East London—especially large-scale installations by Camille Walala and
There are a lot of Star Trek fans out there, and while I'm not one of them, I wasn't surprised to see all of the hype about the franchise's new show. I was surprised, however, to come across a bunch of articles this morning raving about the opening credit sequence
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.
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
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