45 Euros (approx. $59.00)
These sticks ran the design blogs like the bulls of Pamplona this past year,
and now you can buy 'em for real.
The L-1 sports a great price and just the right feel in the hand. Other knives have more heft (if that's your thing), but we've got two of these in circulation and wouldn't trust anything else.
Henk Stallinga is our absolute favorite, and the Clojo is classic. Run out of TP? Use this as a zine rack. Remember zines?
C77 KIT #1: Nature Skills
1 year subscription (4 issues) $16
(Venerable 120 yr. old Swedish Company) $39.99
If you're a spaz, but like salad dressings and red sauces, look no further
than the Janie Dry Stick, an inexpensive and unbelievably effective stain
remover. Rub the dry stick on the stain, wait 3 minutes, and brush clean
with the built-in bristles. We wouldn't grab this out of a burning building,
but we'd come damn close. Buy 6—for home, office, RV, backpack, saddlebag,
Publicolor, founded by industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman, is a fantastic
organization whose mission is "to use color, collaboration, design
and the painting process to empower students to transform themselves, their
schools, and their communities." Organizing volunteers and students, they
paint public spaces in schools, resuscitating them from drab to dramatic,
building skills and self-esteem along the way. Send them a donation of 77
dollars if you want to play our little reindeer game, or bump it up to a
C-note. Tax-deductible too!
Did someone say Halligan-for-the-home? Well, we just did. Now get out there and demo some shit!
This colorful little dude chomps down on your earbuds while you wrap the
cord around its limbs. And a removable ball-bearing chain allows you to attach
it to a belt loop, cell phone strap or key ring.
Spell out all of your personal holiday greetings with building shapes snapped from aerial cameras...for free!
Here's the pitch: "Douglas Little, fine perfumer, uses strictly 'fringe'
botanicals to produce his heady cocktails of creamy European wax and essential
oils. Each is presented in a porcelain parlor jar with a lead-free wick." They
had us at fringe.
A favorite of industrial designers, the Pilot Razor Point holds a special place in the toolbox of anyone who still has the guts to put down the
tablet and start sketching. Buy them by the box.
Don't let the projects in here scare you—lots are doable, and the
periodical is a great reminder that people used to make things instead of
just buying them. And remember: "Screws
better than glues."
(Oh: Don't forget about sibling Craft:
You are your own brand, right? Well, start acting like one. Give the gift of web identity to yourself or to your posse, then hire a CSS ninja and add some Google Ads. Then email us when you've earned your first 77 dollars.
Luis Pons' multi-purpose jewelry piece takes a simple idea to great effect.
Go for the ring (well, make
the ring) by wrapping a few inches around
the finder, then adding the magnetic ball on top, ten wrapping again and
finally clumping the rest like icing. Sweet.
It seems like forever since we first spied this product (winner, Designboom/ MACEF competition
), and now it's finally
available. Turns any soda bottle into a pitcher or watering can, with grace
Bruce Sterling's latest is a wonderful book that explores technology, design,
and the future in a post-industrial context. What would the world look like
and act like if we had "an Internet of Things"? Pretty good, actually. But
Sterling's prose is a pleasure in any world, and his neologisms are protosplendopulicious.
Buy 4 of these books (they're cheap) and give 2 of 'em as gifts. (The fourth
one is for yourself, since the first one you lent out didn't get returned.)
Big price, but big nice. (Get the "7" if you can only afford one, and put it on your desk for luck!)
If you missed the movie and are tired of apologizing, this is your
chance to make amends. 'Nuff said.
If you think you're too cool for this tool, then you can take your $300 pair
of distressed jeans and just stick 'em. And in case you didn't notice, the
URL is MYbedazzler.com. So this is personal, yo. Seriously, you know you'll
get more pleasure out of this item than anything else on the list. So just
stop reading now and whip out that credit card.
There isn't one person who's plugged anything in that hasn't been undone by the not-enough-3-prongers sitch. Don't get caught ungrounded: Call in the squid.
In this age of identity theft, and with the hassle (and power consumption)
of portable shredders, this should do the trick.
Yen 1360 = $11
A beautiful way to start, and continue, the new year.
The homepage text says it best: "Choose your favourite Flickr pics; make
100 different cards for $19.99; Add your personal details on the back; Share
with friends!" And...just add $4.99 to ship them anywhere in the world.
Guaranteed to attract plenty of attention from the neighbors, nothing
says "look at me" more than waving one of these at the holiday picnic. And
it's orange. So we like it.
A Core77 all-time favorite! Give the gift of this 1968 classic San Franciscan crime thriller. Make sure to send a link to our Studio Bullitts
with every one of these you give out!