One of our favorite things to publish are photo galleries from events we attend and site visits we take through the year. Here's a collection of our favorite photos from our travels this year. Click through to catch up on any of the events you didn't get a chance to
2018 is coming to a merciful close, and as we reflect on this past year, a few overarching design trends come to mind. Below is a list of 6 trends we feel truly embody the madness that was 2018 and will simultaneously help define a foundation for the new year
Another year, another accompanying swarm of soothing process videos provided by the Internet to help us swallow the insanity that was 2018—and at Core77, one of our greatest pastimes is stockpiling the most satisfying of these videos we can find. This year, despite a very unfortunate Instagram hacking on our
The field of transportation covers a lot of ground, and offers a lot of opportunity for designers. Technology, manufacturing, concepts, classic styling, craftsmanship and stunning visuals are just a few of the aspects up for debate and discussion. The impact of transportation on the environment adds a level of urgency
No matter how many we find, there's no way to tire us of the #ProcessPorn genre—with their ASMR-like soundtracks, soothing visuals and satisfying results, a great process video is the mind's equivalent to a warm cup of tea. Indulge in our favorites published on our Instagram from this past year,
From smartphones to sneakers to motorcycles, designers were hard at work building the latest and greatest products during 2017. We've rounded up our favorite interviews from the past year with both up-and-coming and already prominent designers. If you're looking for inspirational quotes to start your new year off right, this
We didn't see as many digital fabrication stories in 2017 as the year previous. But that doesn't mean innovation is slowing down; it just means it's becoming more precise and tailored. Here's some of the past year's best:
Each year we see surprising things that expand our understanding of how the world can, could or should work. We also see spectacles that are just plain fascinating. By understanding how various and unusual problems are solved, and by witnessing the spectacular, we can all grow as designers. Here are
In 2017 the world's wack-jobs continued to impress us with their creativity and outside-of-the-box thinking. Here are some of the nuttier things we've seen people do this year: This Italian cyclist, fed up with being cut off, armed his bicycle with anti-personnel projectile fireworks and targeted an antagonist: The world's
Auto design is one of those fields where we can learn just as much looking backwards through time as we can looking forward to the future. Here are our favorite auto design stories from 2017 with a retro-tastic twist: We got to see a wicked animated visualization of the Porsche
This year we saw a lot of fantastic auto design work, in at least two categories: Brand-new stuff, and retro-tastic. Let's start with the new. BMW unveiled a sexy roadster version of their i8: Toyota pulled the wraps off of this toolbox-based truck design: The designers from Jaguar's Special Vehicle
One of the best things about the internet is the tons of folks posting helpful information that teaches you how to do stuff. Here are our favorite how-to's, fabrication techniques and tool hacks from this year. An anonymous artisan posted a helpful tutorial on how to create a Danish
Hand tools have a way of forging a kind of connection between user and workpiece, but sometimes there's no substitute for attaching a tool to a power source and letting 'er rip. Here's a look at our favorite power tool stories from this year: This Insane DIY Spiral-Action Chainsaw-Wielding Automatic
Seems that each year more folks discover the allure of unpowered hand tools. Using a properly-balanced tool that can swiftly achieve results, without needing to be plugged in, is wildly satisfying. Here's a look at some of our faves for 2017: Our resident tool writer David Frane posted a slideshow
To be honest, our favorite category of furniture isn't the nice stuff made for clients or even the nifty transforming kind. It's shop furniture, the unseen workhorses that are used to created the first two categories. We love seeing what shop fixtures craftspeople use and how they hack them for
This year proved to be a materials-focused year in footwear. As opposed to last year's 3D printing frenzy, this year saw more of a focus on using high-performance materials in unexpected ways. Our list of top ten footwear stories from this year includes everything from sneaker sketching to Nike's Flyknit
Designing and building functional furniture is challenging enough. When the designer goes the extra mile and renders the piece able to transform, so that it can increase its utility or save space, our hats are off to them. Here are the ten coolest pieces of transforming furniture we saw this
2017 has without a doubt been an important year for all transportation industries. From out of this world concept cars seen at the Tokyo Motor Show to IKEA's flat-pack, modular bike, here are our ten favorite transportation stories of the year:
Furniture continues to be a popular topic with Core77 readers, and here are ten of the standout pieces and stories we saw this year. First off, some nuts-and-bolts stuff, that doesn't actually require any nuts and bolts. We covered how Ikea's new joinery system is advancing the design of the
I can't believe 2016 is over. I thought you all might like to see every fun "free time" sketch I did in 2016. There are about 250 sketches here. I put this together to show you just how many rapid visualization exercises I do in a year. Remember, these are
It's been a fun if contentious year in bike design. 2016 saw still more hubless bicycles, futuristic e-bike concepts that defy human nature, with room left over for good old fashioned bike porn. But our most popular bike stories this year ranged more critical, more humorous, and more genuinely surprising.
There is nothing quite so satisfying as manipulating materials using hand tools. There's a level of connection with the work, and human finesse, that you just can't get using things that plug into the wall. There's been a bit of a handplane craze in recent years, and a handful of
Crowdfunding is still a hit and miss landscape but its popularity for project backing is still solidly on the rise. While high profile disappointments are increasing too (hope you didn't buy a Pebble), Kickstarter and IndieGoGo campaigns have highlighted some of the most intriguing designs of the year. Key trends
Bigger, badder, beefier and better: Here's the best of what we saw this year in the power tools and accessories space. You say you don't like removing and sharpening the blade on your 14" bandsaw? Well, try sharpening Hull-Oakes Lumber's 50-foot beast of a blade--which needs to be sharpened
2016 was the first year we really embraced the form of video out there on the web that we like to call process porn. If you became a follower of our Instagram this past year, you're probably familiar with this term: "process porn", or, a short, highly satisfying short clip
Used to be that you either lived in a house or an apartment building. But nowadays interest in alternative types of dwellings has exploded. For starters, the Tiny House Movement has caught on to the point where it's now diversifying, as we saw with this Tiny A-Frame Cabin. And the
Each day, our Design Directory is updated with new firm projects that push boundaries and raise questions about the future of design. From medical devices to modern takes on classic objects, here's a roundup of future gazing firm projects from 2016.
This year we saw the invention of a lot of neat, useful things that allow us humans to do more, waste less, use nature to protect ourselves from nature, create absolutely perfect toast and more. The New Jersey family behind the Zenesis House developed a nature-powered snow-melting system, allowing
Attending and sharing images from design events around the world is one of our favorite pastimes, and 2016 gave us ample opportunity to do just this. From site visits to design fairs, conferences and exhibits we covered a lot of ground. The photos here are a few of our favorites,
2016 will be remembered as the year of AI systems—they've begun to take over the arts, child care, holiday cheer and human jobs. We've taken inventory of the skills the systems have gained in 2016 in order to prepare ourselves for years to come.
We noticed a popularity in sketching articles this year, ranging from traditional pen and paper to a new wave of digital drawing. As designers, we understand that sketching will always be important in the design process—it's here to stay.
The introduction of drones into the consumer market really only took place around this time last year, so 2016 could effectively be deemed the first year of the drone. And as drones proliferated into the mainstream, interesting, creative uses for the new technology were inevitable—thus resulting in a ton of
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