What if we lived in a world where the internet didn't exist--but Facebook, Netflix, Spotify and other tech brands did? What physical conveyance would they use to deliver their services to us? That's the fanciful question asked, and answered in rendering form, by designer Thomas Ollivier:
The most notable crowdfunding campaigns of the week
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:
Some friends of mine in NYC have a high-school-aged daughter whose backpack keeps ripping. They've purchased a high-quality Patagonia backpack, but even that could not survive her daily regimen--carrying 40 pounds of books from their home in one borough to her school in another borough. I asked them why she
Bad design, or bad assembly? Highly profitable either way.
A lot of media outlets are talking about how the Air Force has been buying easily-breakable coffee mugs for $1,200. But no one is talking about a visually obvious error that should be glaring to any Core77 reader. First off, here's the mug in question. It contains a heating element,
Just ten bucks, it's paid for itself by eliminating frustration
Learning to sharpen things was one of the more useful skills I picked up last year. Once you understand the simple science of it and acquire some basic equipment, you'll never work with dull tools (or pocketknives or scissors) again. I took a sharpening class at Tools for Working Wood,