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Is there such a thing as common sense? You might want to believe there is, but when you read that people accidentally die while taking selfies in front of charging bears or alongside tall cliffs, the answer would appear to be no. Is there such a thing as common aesthetic
Even if you're not a graphic designer or typographer, you likely recognize this: That's the Snellen Chart, devised to measure visual acuity. Lots of us looked at this chart as children so that doctors and optometrists could determine if other kids would get to call us "Four Eyes" or not.
Skate phenom Jeff DeChesare, a/k/a Jeffwon Song, wants you to know how skateboarding videos are actually made. That 360 Inward Heel that he makes look so effortless? It is--when you've got the power of Hollywood magic and computer graphics artists behind you:
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Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup of our favorite campaigns for your viewing (and spending!) pleasure. Go ahead, free your disposable income:
For anyone interested in consumer electronics or particularly photography, no trip to NYC is complete without a visit to B&H. Manhattan's legendary photo supply store, which now sells everything from drones to TVs to surveillance equipment, demonstrates why brick-and-mortar can still be king in an age of online shopping. The
Back when I visited Festool's factory in Germany (image below), I got to see workers assembling a variety of their power tools. At their workstations, the workers had these cool automatic screwdrivers hanging overhead. When they needed to drive a fastener, they grabbed the tool, brought it down to the
With the proper technique, splitting firewood with an axe in the traditional way--i.e. placing logs vertically atop a stump--can be done safely. And by encircling the log with bungie cords or an old tire, the task can be made relatively efficient, as one does not constantly need to retrieve halves
Steven M. Johnson's "Patent Depending" series of inventions range from social commentary to plain ol' bizarre, and they always give us a laugh. So we've contracted him to let us publish one every week.
Here are four links to articles in the New York Times that set me pondering. The first says the antique furniture market is collapsing because nobody wants the old stuff, but the article gives hope for modern makers. How Low Will Market for Antiques Actually Go?. The second says nobody
Thanks to NASA, we've all seen photos of Mars. It's red, dusty and featureless, so some of you jerks might now be bored by the miraculous spectacle brought to us by those eggheads in Houston. Well, now they've upped their game, equipping their InSight Lander, which is currently hanging
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National Geographic's photo contests always draw incredible submissions from around the world, and this year is no different. Perhaps the best part is that entrants willingly yield the rights to their photos, allowing NG to make each one freely downloadable as wallpapers for your desktop, tablet or phone. You can
A company called Greenpoint Technologies designs luxury aircraft interiors for VIPs. Their portfolio is pretty jaw-dropping and I'm still going through it, but first I wanted to bring you news of this Aerolift they designed. In short, the Aerolift is an elevator that deploys from the belly of a 747.
I'm writing this from window seat 37A of Delta flight DL2288—nonstop service from New York City to San Diego, California. Up here, with Manhattan pinched between an index finger and thumb, one remembers forgotten perspectives. Down there, Chisel & Mouse do something important; they digitize and 3D print our favorite
No matter how good we are at something, there's always room for improvement. Think of any professional project team that you have participated in recently. Chances are good that, like most modern project team, your group relied heavily on content collaboration to get work done. Chances are also good that,
Here's a fantastic project where Laura Kampf demonstrates what we consider solid design thinking: A combination of analysis, problem-solving and outside-of-the-box thinking. Here's the problem she faced, and how a more conventional thinker would have solved them: Problem: Laura works in an unheated shop. The shop is massive,
Typically, small studios and independent designers have only had a couple of choices when it comes to producing performance-quality 3d prints in the process of prototyping—either use a standard desktop 3D printer and expect to do some serious touch-up, or turn to an industrial service bureau where designers work with
People rave about the painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but few discuss the scaffolding used to get Michelangelo up there. Sometimes when you're creating something, whether it's a work of art or an object, you first have to make an absurd amount of supporting jigs, fixtures or
I live out in the middle of nowhere, but I still get tons of scam-tastic Mandarin robo-calls. It makes me miss the days of being e-mailed by Nigerian princes. Scams evolve as technology improves, and nowhere is this more evident than in the proliferation of click farms. Click farms set
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When I was in design school, one of the professors was telling the class about different production methods, and how imagination could be used to adapt those methods to create new, useful things. The example he gave us was with blow molding, which was used to create plastic bottles. He
The deadline for applying to SVA's MFA in Products of Design program is just one month away on January 15th, so if you're interested in grad school, you'll want to give this a hard look. Chaired by Core77's Allan Chochinov, the program sits at "the sweet spot between design thinking
Worried about leaving your pet home alone? Your pet suffers from separation anxiety and is overweight? Meet Varram. This smart robot equipped with artificial intelligence is created to keep your pets active, healthy and never alone. Varram settings are customizable especially for your pet through an intuitive app.
Engineers would say that you can't let us designers run unchecked, otherwise everything would be touchy-feely and impossible to make. I get that. But by the same token, when you leave the engineers in charge, you get super creepy machines like this: Look, I'm not denying the thing might be
Disappointed by Congress? Forget those losers and check out the Library of Congress. Because these archive-happy nerds have millions of items in their collection from creative industries--"books, newspapers, manuscripts, prints and photos, maps, musical scores, films, sound recordings and more"--and have made tons of them available to download, for free,
Fetch for Pets! (Fetch) has been the leading pet product manufacturer bringing major CPG brands to the pet industry since 2008. We develop cross category pet product lines based on retail and market demand as well as industry trends. Fetch also provides private label development and manufacturing. Working closely with
This holiday, share your Ultimate Gift Guide with Core77 for a chance to gift yourself some fun prizes. We're on the lookout for your favorite 5 holiday gift ideas and will reward the best gift guides with awesome rewards, including gift certificates and designer-approved products. It gets better—one Editor's pick
Reid Schlegel is a NYC based designer and educator. He is currently a Senior Industrial Designer at Aruliden and previously worked at frog and SMART Design. Reid teaches at the Parsons School of Design and lectures at universities globally. Additionally, Reid runs an Instagram account with 140k+ followers showcasing his work and other design related content.
Which book do you place at the end of a row on your bookshelf? Regardless of which, our favorite books, our paper friends, need bookends. And for those Italo-meets-Madrileño design-loving bookworms on budgets, new design brand TORTUGA Living presents these colorful little partners: Dumbo Bookends, designed by Ciszak Dalmas. Two
This year, we've watched the foam-as-furniture trend emerge and develop at shows during Milan Design Week and NYCxDesign. The use of foam blocks is intriguing from an artistic choice standpoint, but within the white hallways lined with brightly colored furniture at this year's DesignMiami lied something even more intriguing—a furniture
Now out of the city, I do miss writing those Urban Design Observation posts. Down here in farmland I thought about writing a rural variant, but haven't been able to get it to work yet. That's because I'm rarely off-farm, and when I am, only see things like this aisle-capping
This week the Twittersphere witnessed an unusual PSA: Actor Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie, taking a break on the set of "Top Gun: Maverick," urging you to turn video interpolation off on your television set. What does this have to do with UI? Everything, but first a little background
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