Most of we men have no idea what it feels like to live with the persistent weight of breasts on the front of our torsos. And I couldn't imagine having to play tennis with, say, a fanny pack strapped across my chest. To illustrate what this weight is like, Japanese
To an Olympian, it must feel like a version of Freshman Orientation where everyone is super physically-fit: For roughly two weeks they'll stay in a purpose-built dorm-like Olympic Village, meeting (and frequently hooking up with) fellow athletes from around the world. Entertainment and training facilities are provided; there are gyms,
It's so cold in PyeongChang that Italy reportedly advised their Olympic team "to skip the entertainment portion of the ceremony" due to the subzero temperatures. It would not be like the Italians to take their fashion cues from us Americans, but perhaps in this case they ought have; Team USA
I'm typically not a fan of when people take someone else's videos and make a supercut from the clips, but at least they credited the guy here and are showing off his excellent work. Samuel Mamias is a math teacher in France. And I don't know how he's done this
Unveiled last night, here's a look at Nike's latest additions to their Mercurial line—the Mercurial Superfly and the Mercurial Vapor 360. There are two main design details to note here, the first being the Flyknit innovation that allows the full boot to be wrapped in the material. Nike explains this
Beehives are typically comprised of parallel layers of honeycombs, like an office building filled with cubicles. But in Australia, a bee species known as Tetragonula carbonaria, a/k/a sugarbag bees, build their hives in a single-layer spiral, like they're imitating the Guggenheim. Why do they build them this way? National Geographic
For this year's Core77 Design Awards, we're conducting in-depth interviews with each of our jury captains to get in a glimpse into their creative minds and to hear more about what they'll be looking for in this year's awards submissions. Our first interview is with 2018 Built Environment Jury
Before today, the closest I had gotten to associating the NYC Subway with appetizing food was Pizza Rat and that time my friend told me she saw a man eating plastic on the E train. I'm happy to see the French have a more refined experience on their Paris Métro,
Yesterday, Nike announced the Epic React Flyknit Runner, the first running shoe that incorporates Nike React, a responsive foam that Nike chemists, designers and engineers developed back in 2017: The runner boasts a single-piece Flyknit upper with a more technical midsole in contrast. Nike React is much softer than
In today’s world with its many distractions, multiple information channels and new technologies, there is a strong need for simplification. We are in need of solutions that suit our dynamic lifestyle while helping to make our lives easier. Eclipse and Mygo are two smart and beautiful bracelets, each crafted to support and guide users with their tailored aesthetics and refined interaction while going about their daily activities.
We're seeking a fantastic Associate Creative Director who will be responsible for directing the conception, design, and execution of all digital experiences for the Fossil brand. This is inclusive of all online marketing channels and e-commerce businesses. They will also oversee digital design team responsible for e-commerce, digital advertising, and email.
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. It's easy to clean; it can even be put in the dishwasher.
Nike just announced a 10-pair sneaker collection completely designed by 14 female Nike designers, all working on either Nike's color and materials team or sneaker design team. Drawing inspiration from two of Nike's most iconic sneaker silhouettes—the Air Force 1 and Air Jordan 1—the designers were put to work creating
One of Frank Lloyd Wright's final projects was the Lockridge Medical Clinic in Montana, a building he designed so late into his life that its construction was completed just after his death. Two years ago the building was purchased by Mick Ruis, a multimillionaire horse trainer and real estate developer.
This is nuts, and at first a little jarring to watch because it moves so quickly, but ultimately worth it. YouTube channel My Self Reliance lives up to its name as the gent behind it puts up an entire log cabin, then finishes it both inside and out, his damn
In the market for a new home for his family some years ago, industrial designer Duncan Jackson purchased what you might call a fixer-upper: Martello Tower Y, a massive Napoleonic-era circular fortification situated on the cost of Suffolk. England began building these Martello towers all along their coast in
The Present /&/ Correct blog has somehow got their hands on, and posted tons of photos of, vintage Soviet control rooms from "Power stations, control towers etc. Posted mainly for aesthetic reasons." Despite some detail differences there is certainly a consistency of aesthetic that is almost disturbing in its order:
This morning, Reebok announced a collaboration with design studio Odd Matter on an athletic seating collection made from their woven performance textile, Flexweave, which, "boasts an open figure-8 construction that interlocks unlimited strands of fibers to create a single surface construction that is as strong as it is light." Here's a look at the first chair to come out of the collection:
They say these are for picnics and the beach, but we think they're idea for the office. The PortoVino Crossbody Bag is a handsome leather number--that can be filled with booze and dispensed directly from a tap hidden in the side. It comes with a BPA-free plastic pouch that you
As designers we're supposed to be good with geometry, so let's see if you can figure this out. From puzzle designer Jin-hoo Ahn comes this three-piece one called "Bitten Biscuits," which won a Jury Honorable Mention at the IPP Design Competition (International Puzzle Party) in Kyoto, Japan in 2016: The
If you're obsessed with keeping your kicks clean, here's the invention for you. The folks at Japanese design brand ONFAdd noticed that in inclement weather, sneakerheads perhaps caught unawares by the rain were improvising protective solutions. Here we see what look to be shopping bags and blue tape: They thus
If you were looking for a place to crash in Eskridge, Kansas last year, you'd have been able to stay at Matthew and Leigh Ann Fulkerson's "Subterra" home listed on AirBNB. It's no ordinary home, being both subterranean and located in a former Atlas E missile silo. But the Fulkersons
In Tianjin, China is this massive Tianjin Binhai Library, designed by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV and the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute. Photograph by Ossip van Duivenbode Photograph by Ossip van Duivenbode The massive structure is some 363,000 square feet and houses over a million books. Photograph by
It's that time of the year when nerds start overanalyzing the latest "Star Wars" movie. But designer Isaac Botkin recently went back to the previous film, "Rogue One," and asked himself a practical question: From a structural standpoint, how would one construct a Death Star? I.e., in what sequence would
"Star Wars" fans are pretty divided on "The Last Jedi," which for the record I thought was pretty good. But here are some things that jumped out at me about the movie: - Why is Laura Dern's character, a freaking Vice Admiral leading a rebellion that's about to be snuffed
The Core77 team spends time combing through the news so you don't have to. Here's a weekly roundup of our favorite finds from the World Wide Web:
When he was working as a modemaker in the movie industry, Adam Savage built himself this wicked, wheeled aluminum toolbox that elevates to working height on an integral scissor-lift: Since that's not exactly practical to carry around, Savage has evolved the design into something more portable, taking elements from both
After Neil Armstrong passed away in 2012, the astronaut's family contacted the Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum to donate some of his belongings. Writes Allan Needell of the Smithsonian's Space History Department, I received an email from Carol Armstrong that she had located in one of Neil's closets
The triangle is often overlooked and underrated amongst geometric shapes. Being more space efficient than a circle when in an arrangement and with a natural spout for pouring it makes sense for this kind of product. The silicone lid seals nicely and has some basic measurements in it
Facebook user Michael Kang posted this snippet of a candymaking video, which caught my eye: Shiba Inus! I'm partial because I own two, one resembling the one in the candy. But the editing and fast-motion of the video above left out too many manufacturing steps for me; how the
This year proved to be a materials-focused year in footwear. As opposed to last year's 3D printing frenzy, this year saw more of a focus on using high-performance materials in unexpected ways. Our list of top ten footwear stories from this year includes everything from sneaker sketching to Nike's Flyknit
As a practicing designer I worked in "structural package design," i.e. bottles. I had zero leeway in volume control; if I was tasked to CAD up a 500mL bottle, the internal displacement had to be precisely 500mL up to the fill line. And the folks in Marketing often determined the
A buddy of mine got the iPhone X. He likes the screen size, but is still getting used to the fact that for the facial recognition to turn it on, he has to pick it up, bring it up to his face, and stare at it. That doesn't appeal to
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