Allan Chochinov

Partner, Core77 | Chair, SVA MFA Products of Design
New York

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  • "Hi Berg and David - If you are interested in the project, feel free to click the project name which should bring you directly to a full description and explanation of intent by the designer at Core77DesignAwards.com"
    on: Core77 Design Awards 2012: Channel of Mindfulness, Student Runner-Up for Interaction Design
  • "I've updated to the post to mention one of the main features: the magnet that holds the cap in place so it doesn't fall to the countertop or floor (as with other openers). Also, the mechanism is designed to remove the cap cleanly, without bending it, so it can actually 're-cap' bottles (but not with an airtight seal). John - You can also pull it like a trigger with your middle or ring finger... and founder Rush Dixon mentioned that he'd seen people skip the loop entirely, using it like a nutcracker. tokyospark - Dixon mentioned that they tried to find a local shop for manufacturing but the form was too complicated (incidentally, they ended up going with an overseas manufacturer, so we'll expect to see knockoffs shortly) kostas - agreed about the video Thanks for the feedback, Ray"
    on: International Home + Housewares Show 2012: "Kebo" One-Handed Bottle Opener
  • "PTRDesign - Hmmm yes the blog post says 911 specifically but the contest page says "It must have three design details that echo three other details from a Porsche design. These might be taken from the exterior or the interior of the car; they can be taken from Porsches of any era." We're looking into it..."
    on: Win $20K Worth of Porsche (or Cash) in Co.Design x Porsche's "Next Design" Challenge
  • "Images aren't great, but here are some process shots via RISD: http://www.risd-id.org/2010/11/sustainable-ski-building-patrick-osullivan-and-brett-newman/"
    on: Photos from the RISD ID Senior Show 2012
  • "Frank - Thanks for your comment. I can't say for sure because I haven't seen either bike in person, but the geometry actually seems pretty close to that of conventional track bicycles, which typically have steeper angles and deeper drops than regular bicycles. Yes, they are inherently unstable (and less comfortable for long rides), but that's simply because these cycles are specifically designed for aerodynamics and ultra-responsive handling on the velodrome. That said, your point about "form over function" still stands: I imagine that the sleek curves come at the expense of the bikes' stiffness, which means less-efficient power transfer and handling. -Ray, Core77 Editorial Team"
    on: Shinichi Konno Designs Bicycles with Flow
  • "Chip: Agreed, we posted it in a write-up about a bike-lane related bicycle safety concept: http://www.core77.com/blog/transportation/projecting_aura_bike_safety_lighting_system_revisited_19617.asp -Core77 Editorial Team"
    on: Short Films by Casey Neistat: A Flying Shark, How to Fix a Camera with Peanut Butter, and Urban Bicycle Theft
  • "You can follow along on twitter: twitter.com/oregonmanifest and we'll be giving a recap early next week!"
    on: Oregon Manifest: Down to the Wire
  • "Ram (and Rich, for that matter): We didn't officially "announce" 'em, but you can see them here: http://www.coroflot.com/designersalary/results.asp Best, Core77 Editorial Team"
    on: Coroflot 2011 Designer Salary Survey
  • "Thanks for the feedback, anyone have any actual links to these purportedly archaeological finds? Google image search (for "Cantilever Wine Holder") yields several results, but only one wooden one with the elegance of Swope's design... though I did chuckle at the image of a middle finger directed at a wine holder. Product Tank: I like to think of criticism as constructive, so I'll do my best to defend myself at risk of further aspersions: 1.) The "Revel" in the title is a vestige of an initial attempt at wordplay on "CantiLEVER"-- i.e. "Can't I Revel..." Fail acknowledged. (Ken K's pun is better anyway.) 2.) While the leaning chair is a stretch, the contact case is simply another minimal DIY product design on KS and I figured that they might appeal to the same audience. I guess not. 3.) 100+ backers believe it; non-believers are more than welcome to continue sounding off in the comments. (Maybe I'm better off just posting the pictures sans bombastic copy, like certain other design blogs...)"
    on: Gravity Goes Minimal: Revel in the "Oblique" Cantilever Wine Bottle Holder
  • "Keith F - I didn't mention it in my writeup (and, as far as I can tell, the designers gloss over it as well), but the bicycle appears to have disc brakes-- the red things near the hubs of the wheels throughout the renderings, detailed in the fourth image. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_brake#Disc_brakes I'd be curious to hear if you see any other problems with it though. -Ray"
    on: Flotspotting: "E-Motion" E-Bike Concept by Stefan Reichert
  • "As Mike points out, magnetic levitation exists. In addition to the video that he's linked, we've covered it before here on Core: http://www.core77.com/blog/technology/a_different_sort_of_mag-lev_as_demonstrated_with_toy_train_set_20674.asp http://www.core77.com/blog/technology/yet_another_twist_on_magnetic_levitation_20785.asp (I've added links to the first line of the post) That said, the link that Mark 6 posted seems to be on point. As always, thanks for your comments, Core77 Editorial Team"
    on: Mag-Lev, PlayStation-style
  • "Chris- If you're lucky, you have some of these badboys in the ol' junk drawer: http://www.core77.com/gallery/ny-design-week-2011-core77-party/44.asp Margie- They're available at http://www.cuppow.com, as linked in the main article. Sorry for any confusion."
    on: Drink "Like a Boss" with the Cuppow from Aaron Panone & Joshua Resnikoff
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