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BILLY is joining the gig economy, and he'll hold your books and whatever else you see fit until you upgrade to KALLAX or HEMNES, or you finally bring yourself to KonMari all your worldly possessions away...
Packaging Graphic Designer Location: #1 - 160 Federal St. 12th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110 Career Level: Mid-Level Pay Range: $60,000+ annually depending on qualifications and experience Education: Bachelor's Degree Who are we? Trader Joe's is your favorite
Wielding a chainsaw can be tiring. Getting tired leads to accidents, so I call it quits as soon as I start to feel fatigued. That's a luxury I can afford because I'm harvesting firewood on a relaxed schedule, not performing silviculture for a living. I admire the professional arborist that
Plastic bags have this recycling symbol right on them… …and yet we're not supposed to throw these scourges into the plastics recycling bin. And if you fill them with recyclable materials, like plastic bottles, and throw that into the recycling bin, guess what: The entire bag and its contents will
Here's an innovative take on a rather humble object, the nail file. The original form factor gets you detained by the TSA. In contrast, this Japanese version is a short, innocuous cylinder with multiple filing functions: We don't have a line-by-line translation available, but we can clearly see that it
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. 3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and
This rubber sleeve wraps tightly around smart hubs to transform hardware into homeware. At the moment, technology is on the home, against the home, and fighting for your attention. In the future, tech hardware will blend in, perhaps using its exterior, physical surfaces for our benefit—instead of simply protecting its
Nothing drives me nuts like wasted product. When I finish a bag of potato chips, I up-end the bag and pour the powder at the bottom into my mouth. I "marry" my shampoo bottles. Back when I was cooking for myself, if I fried up a steak, the pan and
CEO of the new paint company Clare, Nicole Gibbons, figured out how to disrupt an entire industry with a combination of understanding her expertise and recognizing room for improvement within the paint industry. Here, she shares how she identified a market problem and created a system that fills a void in a crowded industry, while also making the experience of choosing paint for your home relatable, beautiful, and enjoyable:
I love torque wrenches, because they let me ensure that dangerous parts like lawnmower blades are properly tightened. But what if you didn't need the torque wrench (which are pretty damned pricey) at all? A company called Stress Indicators Inc. has invented SmartBolts, which feature a red dot in the
"Hypermiling" is the practice of saving gas by driving conservatively. Practitioners accelerate slowly, coast wherever possible, and let physics do most of the braking for them. Ardent hypermilers can improve fuel economy by absurd amounts, wringing 62.7 mpg from a 25 mpg car, for example. This gamification of fuel economy
DroneDeploy makes software for drones that helps businesses manage complex job sites. Our software automates everything from flight to insight, allowing teams to survey large areas and make informed decisions quickly, safely, and accurately. We’re making drone data accessible and useful across all industries, improving site communications, planning, and operations.
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:
Freitag has been known for their sturdy bags made from truck tarps for the past 25 years, but today there's been a plot twist: the Zurich-based company announced that they'll be adding fabric made from recycled PET plastic bottles as their second main material. The announcement comes in the form
This week the MoMA opened The Value of Good Design, an exhibition that examines the titular subject by looking backwards to look forwards: "Is there art in a broomstick? Yes, says Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art, if it is designed both for usefulness and good looks." This quote, from a
Many designers follow a traditional design process, where final designs are sent to a factory after they've gone through the prototyping process. Jamie Wolfond and his brand Good Thing, however, choose to put an emphasis on specific materials and production methods at the beginning of the design process, working with factories, manufacturers and outside designers to bring unexpected twists on classic home items to life. In this talk, Jamie delves into this method of "backwards design," explainin
According to the Columbus Dispatch, a group of industrial design students at the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) are working on "a multi-semester project to examine the impact of technology on mental health." As part of a related student-led CCAD initiative, all students were asked to avoid their
During my ambulance days, a State Trooper explained to me that K-rails were designed to keep cars stuck to them in the event of a collision (as opposed to ricocheting the car back into traffic, where they would cause mayhem). Have you ever heard this? I was never able to
At this point, New York Fashion Week is basically just models and celebrities theatrically trying to one-up each other via expensive outfits. If you doubt this, come visit our office in Soho and people watch for a bit. But this fashion week cycle, it wasn't a model, a blogger or
Newhouse is seeking a full-time Designer to join our growing team. We’re looking for someone with solid understanding of design principles (including typography and layout) and knowledgeable in areas of branding, motion design, UI/UX, and social media. The ideal candidate must also have serious chops on the production end
Through offering attainable pricing, same-day delivery, easy-assembly, transparent customer relationships and a dedication to great design, furniture company Floyd has been able to successfully create its own market within the longstanding furniture industry. Here, Floyd Co-Founders, Kyle Hoff and Alex O'Dell discuss how they are building a brand that continues to stay ahead of the game and tackle the problems of the typically painful processes of buying, assembling and moving furniture.
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.
I was wandering around the Metropolitan Museum of Art when it occurred to me: nothing much has changed over the millennia. Before the mid-seventeenth century, steel was not common. Craftsmen had a choice between expensive tools made of blister steel and iron tools that were case hardened to get a
Last month we posted about what appeared to be a wondrous tool, the DOMOM Deburring Tool. We weren't the only ones to spot it/be suckered by it; following an extensive social media advertising campaign, DOMOM's product bought their way onto the radar of many, including a YouTube channel I've been
I have a lot of respect for Austin Hodges, as he's one of those artists that produces good work, yet is grinding it out at a 9-to-5 to support himself. "I don't think I could ever make photography my career," Hodges told Messy Nessy. "I would lose interest in the
A company named Altan Robotech (yes, that's their real name) is selling Giddel, a small robotic toilet cleaning device. You can let the device do its thing while you try to initiate hooking up with your partner. If you don't believe me, watch the video below: Were I the
Alexis Houssou, co-founder of the venture firm Hardware Club, worked with his business partner to upend the typical structure of venture capital firm. They didn't just want to fund successful hardware companies—they wanted to start a community for these startups looking for others to talk to about the daily challenges of trying to fund a successful tech startup.
After years of tough engineering challenges, the Nebia 2.0 is a feat of elegant industrial engineering that pulls inspiration from agricultural irrigation, office furniture, and fuel injection. California was in a drought—its worst in recorded history. And for much of 2014, Bret Recor had been trying to convince a Mexico
When it comes to rendering by hand, "Soft goods and apparel products can be a real challenge for designers," writes industrial designer Eric Strebel." They're not shiny plastic objects, but are more organic and flowing. Getting the light and lay of the material to read correctly is key to conveying
The Experiential Design Manager position is a unique opportunity for a candidate to make their mark on a historic global company. The newly created position was created continue to enhance the interactive
As a furniture design student living in New York City, Zev Bianchi found the space constraints rather different than what he was used to in his native Australia. This "living in high priced and confined conditions," Bianchi writes, "was where I developed my passion, partly out of necessity, to design
While I'm not a fan of working with pallet wood, I understand the appeal of free raw materials. Here Brad from the Make It Youtube channel harnesses the stuff to create a desk. He not only manages to avoid the typical rustic pallet wood look, but also adds a nifty
Here's what I've found to be the pain points for roof racks, at least the one for my car: 1. It's a pain-in-the-neck to install. It came with a little cheapie torque wrench that I've been meaning to buy a replacement for, but I already spent several hundred dollars on
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