From corporate to freelance to side hustle to small, energetic company, Steph Hoff has experienced just about every type of workplace culture through her career. Her innate sense of style and a savvy awareness of street culture give her a unique lens that she uses to filter and focus corporate
Somehow I doubt the veracity of this, but an e-mail forward asserts that the mountaintop restaurant in China pictured above offers diners a free lunch...if they can navigate the torturous trail to actually reach the place. Hit the jump to see photos of a journey I cannot imagine being hungry enough to take. I'm afraid of heights so even if I did make it there, guaranteed I'd vomit that meal up on the way back.
This upcoming New York Design Week, WantedDesign will mark its fifth year hosting their Design Schools Workshop. The workshop brings together students from seven different design programs to create objects over an intensive six day period. Each year involves experimenting with different materials to come up with a novel product,
While studying photography in college, 27-year-old designer Dori Pankowska decided to start her own blog, Dori the Giant, where she would feature the many small side project she worked on outside of class. Her professors as well as creative directors that discovered her blog took note of her uniquely creative mind and advised her to consider advertising as an alternative to the specialized field of photography. Pankowska eventually took their advice and has now been in advertising for two years
Scotty Lewis describes bending wood as "one of the most exciting and magical things a woodworker will ever experience," and the lure is easy to see: The ability to shape Mother Nature's product to our design indicates a mastery of material and allows for unusual shapes. We've looked at plenty of ways to bend wood before
This past Wednesday night kicked off Water Futures, a first-of-its-kind research program hosted by A/D/O in collaboration with Jane Withers. The year long program of events and workshops will focus on water in the urban environment, from the tensions around how we manage water in large cities to the push
At the center of this month's Munich's Creative Business Week, Germany's largest design event offering 9 days of design discussions, exhibitions, and networking opportunities is the iF DESIGN AWARD 2018 celebration honoring 75 outstanding professional design projects of the past year.
After reviewing a number of fantastic submissions from Core77 readers, we've finally chosen the designer who will be spending 3 months in the A/D/O space working on a number of their dream projects. So without further ado, here's a short chat with our chosen resident Julia Liao, who will be working on TKTK throughout her 3 month residency at A/D/O.
When decorating an interior, you have an endless amount of possibilities. As a result your environment is unique to you; a reflection of your personality and style. For the TV to truly to become a lifestyle product, we must first create choice. With this choice you can tailor your product to your lifestyle. Driven by this goal, we have created a modular design consisting of three simple parts; enabling the buyer freedom to configure their TV stand in a way which reflects their personality.
Some businesses start on a whim after days spent dreading a desk job, while others grow organically based on a successful side project. The latter is the case with Few, a design agency co-founded by Arlton Lowry and David Hudson. The pair met in Little Rock, Arkansas during Made by Few, a design conference run by Lowry at the time. After deciding to work on multiple projects together, turning their efforts into a company a couple years later was only natural. Today, Few's client list includes ev
Take some time today to enjoy our archive of the Designing Women Series, Core77's look at the achievements of lesser-known and under-appreciated female design pioneers.
Beginning this spring, A/D/O, a creative space and dedicated workspace for designers in Brooklyn, New York, will offer not only a beautiful work environment, but also fabrication equipment, exhibition space, and a flourishing community of like-minded individuals and support to further your design projects. Featuring a full calendar of cultural events, workshops
The life of a long-haul trucker can be tough, even when they're not behind the wheel. When it's time to get some shuteye in the truck's cab, some of them have a scant 36" behind the seats in which to stuff a twin mattress, and there's barely enough room to turn around back there, let alone get dressed and undressed. And for the trucker who brings their spouse on the road—yes, husband-and-wife trucker teams exist—it's simply not enough space for two people to live out of.
After coming to the frustrating realization that plus sized women weren't receiving fair treatment in the athletic wear market, Micki Krimmel set out to change state of the industry with her size inclusive performance wear line, Superfit Hero. Krimmel combined her knowledge gathered from founding previous startups with her passion for fitness—specifically roller derby—to plan Superfit Hero's development in the same spirit as a tech company.
Designers: do you have a professional or passion project you're ready to get off the ground, but are lacking the space and support to make it happen? Well, we and our friends at the A/D/O design space in Brooklyn may be able to help. Beginning this spring, A/D/O, a creative space and dedicated workspace for designers in Brooklyn
Made in Yame is a new SVA Destinations program that will take product designers to Japan to study traditional Japanese crafts and design contemporary products using those traditional tools and techniques. Product prototypes will then be shown to MoMA Wholesale with an opportunity to have them licensed and distributed globally.
A' Design Award & Competition, the world's leading international annual juried competition for design, is wrapping up the entry period for its next cycle. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Design Award. Designers worldwide are called to take part in the accolades by entering their best works, projects and products.
For the past 14 years, Jon Wye's eponymous company has been designing and manufacturing belts, dog collars and other leather goods in Washington DC. Often featuring original artwork from freelance artists around the country, his eye-catching products attract an international audience of people who live life on the quirkier side. Wye's rise to success wasn't easy, though. The self-taught businessman spent years developing sales and marketing skills to match his design ones, all while living at ho
The clichéd gifts for Valentine's Day are always flowers and chocolates, but things have been changing in this holiday business for a while now (Galentine's Day, for example). This year, enter Racket—a grassroots organization aimed at de-shaming menstruation and providing hygiene products to women in need, have written, produced, and
Designers: do you have a professional or passion project you're ready to get off the ground, but are lacking the space and support to make it happen? Well, we and our friends at the A/D/O design space in Brooklyn may be able to help. Beginning this spring, A/D/O, a
As the most visited online awards platform in the world, Awwwards is perfectly positioned to stage an ongoing series of conferences, bringing together leading UX experts and visionaries from around the world for two days of insight and inspiration. Kicking off in Berlin at this very moment, the latest edition
A' Design Award & Competition, the world's leading international annual juried competition for design, is now accepting entries for its next cycle. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Design Award. Designers worldwide are called to take part in the accolades by entering their best works, projects and products.
Last week, the head of BlackRock, one of the biggest investment companies in the world, sent a letter to the CEOs of each of the companies in which his own $6 trillion company invests: "Consider the social implications of your business," he said. From now on, BlackRock will be evaluating
The VS1 is powered by Chinese search giant Baidu’s DuerOS that connects family members with natural language human-machine interactions to enable video calls, music streaming, voice search, smart home controls and more. Wrapped in custom-designed fabric, the VS1 has been thoughtfully designed with a slim profile and a small footprint to enable it to sit anywhere in the home.
We're happy to share the winners of the sixth iteration of the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge, presented by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in collaboration with Autodesk and Arconic Foundation. The series of six global challenges invited designers, sustainability professionals and students to redesign products for
In today’s world with its many distractions, multiple information channels and new technologies, there is a strong need for simplification. We are in need of solutions that suit our dynamic lifestyle while helping to make our lives easier. Eclipse and Mygo are two smart and beautiful bracelets, each crafted to support and guide users with their tailored aesthetics and refined interaction while going about their daily activities.
There are plenty of ways to store sex toys without using products specifically designed for that purpose. But there are a number of interesting design features on the products that are designed for organizing sex toys. The Joyboxx has a removable tray which can serve as a "bedside coaster for your sex toys," as Babeland puts it. It's easy to clean; it can even be put in the dishwasher.
What does an espresso-lover do when the office is too far from the nearest café, the communal kitchen is shared with 600 other employees and there is no coffee machine, just a microwave? Piamo is the first espresso maker worldwide that works in the microwave, combining coffee cup and coffee maker in one unit.
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,
To kick off the New Year, frog's team has put together a comprehensive list of 12 tech trends we can expect to reign supreme in 2018, ranging from a shift in the way designers approach medical devices to more expressive hardware designs.
Led all surfacing work on a three person team - bodywork completed from sketch to full scale fiberglass in 3 weeks. Chief Designer Dwayne Jackson responsible for design and sketches. Frank Asztalos responsible for product graphics and paint scheme.
The WDR (World Design Rankings) aim to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state of the design industry. WDR ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A' Design Award. The rankings aim to provide a snapshot
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
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