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A couple of weeks ago, Honk Kong-based independent watch company ANICORN released their first official collaboration with NASA in honor of NASA's 60th anniversary. The first ANICORN x NASA watch was limited to 60 watches worldwide and ended up selling out in just one minute. For those who missed out
Here's an innovative vernacular piece of furniture popular in past centuries: A chair that doubled as a table. It speaks of thrift, ingenuity, and a scarcity of materials or space. While the ruling classes undoubtedly had both the room and budget for separate tables and chairs, a commoner family
Making a boat anchor is easy: Just buy a heavy cast-iron vise, neglect it for 27 years and boom, you've got a rusty piece metal that can serve no other function. Unless, that is, you're the Swiss tinkerer behind the My Mechanics Youtube channel. He acquired an old, rusted and
Last week's ID tips video about the Backpack Hanger Mockup Build is doing steady traffic, and this week industrial designer Eric Strebel's back with a rundown of the attendant marker sketching process. "This is part of the industrial design product development process that you would go though to develop a
At a local antiques market I spotted this table. While the design initially appears unremarkable, something that jumps out at you is that the top appears to be in much worse shape than the base. While the latter is clean and with straight components, the former is both battered and
A LITTLE ABOUT US Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive
Forum moderator Justin Coble (PackageID) recently posted an interesting request on the Core77 discussion boards: "I am about to start a new gig (more to come on that in the future) and I will be split between working in the office and at home. I have never really been
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:
The Alexaphone is a fusion between the beautiful, architectural telephones of the past and the voice interfaces of the present. We love the style and craftsmanship of old telephones and wanted to give them new life, while simultaneously modifying modern tech to be more user-protective. The Alexaphones are also a
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.
From the top: Paring Chisel, Ashley Iles Beveled Edge Bench Chisel, 2 more paring chisels, 2" Ashley Iles Bench Chisel, 2 Nishiki extra thin paring chisels, and a Registered Chisel. When a tool maker or seller talks about paring chisels, we don't mean chisels that can be used for paring:
Have a look at this "1980 Chevy Corvette Four Door [That] Can't Be Unseen," which is currently being sold for a whopping $217,203. Yes, it's got four doors. How did this monstrosity come to be? Interestingly, Super Chevy reports that: "Chevrolet had actually planned on making this family minded
Watching things being made in a factory is fun. Fanatical Japanese attention to detail is fun to watch too. In this series of short videos, we get to see both. Nestlé Japan has a factory in Ibaraki Prefecture, and this is where the KitKats are made. Here in Part 1
Who we are: Mijksenaar is a design and consultancy firm specializing in wayfinding, with offices in Amsterdam and New York City. Our primary goal is to connect people and places in a meaningful way. We see every visit, ride and trip as a journey - all of
The sun reaches its highest position at noon, which is presumably why clock faces place the "12" where they do. But London-based design firm Animaro has taken clock design a step further with their Solstice, whose form itself expands and contracts in synchronicity with the sun's position. At noon, the
Travel needs a lot of planning and organization, but it should still be magical. That's what now is about. As AirBnB transitions to the provider of 'magical trips', now offers a complete adventure for the solo traveler: from booking a home that is safe and verified for solo travelers to
Most 3D printable parts are designed to limit overhangs to 45 degrees or less. That's because maker-style 3D printers (technically FDM) build each layer from the bottom up, fusing the current layer onto the previous, and if there's nothing below a layer, the plastic will sag (or worse yet, form a glob and potentially ruin your part).
One of the main reasons why I don't want a cat (besides being allergic, which is a pretty big reason) is the ugly furniture cats require. I'd rather not invade my apartment with fragrant litter boxes, tan carpeted climbing posts and whatever else cats need so stay content with their
There's an unfortunate trope that freelancers sit alone in coffee shops all day doing "computer things", like poring over the minuscule details of their work, scrolling through portfolios of fellow creatives for inspiration, or sending cold emails out to people who could potentially offer them their next freelance project. At
To provide advanced-level professional graphic design solutions that convey information about Metro’s wide ranging programs, projects and services. Leads design teams from concept to completion of small, medium, and large-scale projects including defining design criteria, conducting research, creating team assignments, and schedules, providing design direction and refining presented concepts and designs. Conceptualizes, designs, refines, and produces creative work for Metro’s internal and extern
Paul Kirtley is a professional outdoor skills instructor in the UK. Founder of Frontier Bushcraft, Kirtley teaches wilderness skills and self-reliance to both camping enthusiasts and hardcore survivalists. In an old Swedish book, Kirtley uncovered a description of unique type of fire called Nuorssjo, and referred to as den bästa
The last time we looked at a home built inside a former missile silo, it was Matthew and Leigh Ann Fulkerson's "Subterra" home, which was then listed on AirBNB. But the Fulkersons have nothing on developer Larry Hall, who purchased a decommissioned Atlas missile silo in Kansas and converted it
London-based product design firm Special Projects has developed an experimental phone UI that's simultaneously forward- and backward-looking. I mean that figuratively, not literally. The designers focused on the non-intuitive nature of switching between apps, and came up with this Magic UX alternative: ?Magic UX by Special Projects from Special
"Shelf presence" has driven the design of bottles for decades. That's because consumer product bottles were traditionally sold on store shelves, as discussed in the previous entry on this topic. But now that online shopping is growing exponentially, bottle designs are changing to meet the very different needs of e-commerce.
Exciting opportunity for a newly created role to lead the reimagination of our World of Coke museum and expand the retail prescence of our brand locally, nationally,and potentially internationally. Projects include the creative design and production of new exhibits and shopping experiences, including audio-visual media, permanent and temporary exhibits/fixtures, way-finding signage and consumer messaging, artwork, and interactive applications. Function Specific Activities
The branch of industrial design I spent the most time working in was called "structural package design," i.e. bottles. Our SPD department was small compared to Graphics and Marketing, which is typical for most corporate I.D. gigs, and that was partially a function of how bottles were sold prior to
Monets, Munchs and Mondrians: The Art Institute of Chicago has photographed over 50,000 artworks in their collection and made all of them freely available online, in high definition. In addition to paintings and drawings, there are shots of architectural interiors and exteriors, floorplans, sculptures, writings, objects, draftings and sketches. At
It's a pretty weird toy, if you think about it: An ink-filled, oversized billiards ball that predicts the future when you shake it. But as with a lot of successful product designs--and make no mistake, the Magic 8 Ball is successful, with over one million units still sold each year--it
The Dutch Design Week is the largest design event in Northern Europe and presents work and concepts from more than 2,600 designers to more than 335,000 visitors from home and abroad. This year's event took place from 20–28 October 2018 with the annual theme "If not us, then who?" the
Next year will be the Centennial anniversary of the Bauhaus' founding. And 2019 will also be the year that "The New Bauhaus," an upcoming documentary covering the Bauhaus' spread to America, will debut. László Moholy-Nagy was a Bauhaus professor from 1923 to 1928, after which he started his own design
Here's another "What if" from fanciful rendering firm NeoMam Studios, who this time asks: What if competing car brands came together to create a mash-up vehicle that incorporated both brands' styling cues? Here's their take on 6 Car Manufacturers' Collaboration Concepts: 1. Bentley – Ferrari"British class and Italian passion combined
"In product design, the importance of building mockups and simple prototypes cannot be underestimated," writes industrial designer Eric Strebel. "The knowledge gained from the exercise, to touch, hold and use the object in real life, is legitimately worth the time invested." "Seeing what you learned from a mockup gives you
Imagine playing a game of Pictionary with other industrial designers, where every clue is an iconic product design. Something that you could render with a few lines and your teammates could instantly name the specific product. What would those products be? They'd probably be the products depicted in "Iconix: Exceptional
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