Jo Mo

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Chicago, IL, USA

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  • "Can we get a veteran car designer's take? This is terrible."
    on: Veteran Industrial Designer's Take on What an Apple Car Might Look Like
  • "This is still a solution looking for a problem. Its an overly complicated and un-attractive stow-able table that happens to have some storage; storage that is likely not needed if you have some cabinets. Ikea makes or made a folding table with storage that was simple, highly functional and didn't require mounting on a wall. Too many 'designs' out there that get clicks online but in the real world have no value."
    on: A Better Design Application for Those Shelves That Fold Into a Table
  • "Antilock brakes will not prevent you from going over the handlebars. And they will not magically prevent getting doored. That is not the purpose of antilock brakes. Antilock brakes keep the tires from locking and sliding out, preventing crashes. Given that the front brake does something like 70-80% of the braking, that is important with heavy e-bikes and motorcycles."
    on: An E-Bicycle With Anti-Lock Brakes
  • "This is hardly a "new proposal". This looks like something I have seen in numerous bike shops for displaying bikes. I am confused as to why an architectural firm decided to make a press release for something so mundane and not new in any real way. Sorry, but who really gives a good gosh darn about this?"
    on: Yea or Nay? The Bici Bike Rack System
  • "I do not understand how these kickstarter projects are priced. Contrary to what the article's author says, $1323 seems way too cheap. I understand that the benches and weights are not included but there is a lot of material that is included. Are they drop shipping from somewhere in Asia? Are they just covering their costs with this pricing? Will your bedroom smell like a gym eventually?"
    on: A Murphy Bed That Turns Into a Gym
  • "I wonder if the intent is to just raise the money and run? I do not see how any of this is viable at that  price point. And I agree that this is a horrible horrible design with zero foresight. Can we also address the fact that it is a white cylinder, which may be considered "minimal", but will inevitably clash with a majority of peoples interiors. It would be nice to see all of that money go to good and sustainable products/brands."
    on: Design Criticism: The Comet Smart Nightstand
  • "Why is this article even on here?"
    on: Design Details Debate: Ought Dining Chairs Have Handles on the Sides?
  • "Good for these guys for doing what they're doing but that sofa is really just a bench. This would be fine for waiting room seating. This is not a sofa that you would want to sit on for a 2 hour movie.If the "innovation" here is essentially taking out components that inevitably fail, would you do the same for a car? Springs and coils and all that stuff that goes into sofas is what makes them sofas. Its what makes them comfortable. Its not a mass conspiracy.A well made sofa should easily last 15+ years if its well maintained and not abused."
    on: Floyd's Alex O'Dell and Kyle Hoff on  Innovating Within the Longstanding Furniture Industry
  • "Content for content sake even if it doesn't make sense. I would really like to see Rain Noe's ID work."
    on: How to Easily Attach Sheet Metal to Wood: The "Reverse Rivet" Trick, No Rivet Gun Necessary
  • "As an avid cyclist I wanted to hate this. Honestly it not my style but as I read through this and looked at the photos I think it is pretty amazing. I don't think I quite agree that cars and bike share that much common ground. A lot of what has established bike design is based on performance and cost. I would add to that ease of maintenance. Tubing is cheap and the classic arrangement of a bike is the most efficient way of construction. However if you follow trends over the last few years in road bikes, integration and aerodynamics are huge. Both integrations and aerodynamics are bringing design cues between bikes and cars closer."
    on: Koru Bicycle
  • "First of all I have to say this is a weird post. Are you actually asking us? I think if you (Rain Noe) were working as an industrial designer in New York City for as long as Core 77 has stated that, you would/should know that mid-level/managerial staff in NYC are going to make six figures minimum and director positions are going to make more, possibly over $200k. The problem with these VERY general salary charts is that they cover the entire country. So you're mostly going to see common jobs like physician and attorney and some tech jobs. Industrial design jobs are mostly in and around densely populated areas and the job market is much smaller so they will not show up on such chart. Another job title that is not on here is CEO or Business Owner.My advice to industrial designers that want to make more money is start a business or firm (risky) or work for a company where you can move into managing the design team or managing/directing the design for said company. Mostly, be patient."
    on: What is the Highest-Paying Job an Industrial Designer Could Realistically Transition Into?
  • "Interesting product offering considering this market (high-end residential) would typically opt for built in storage. But since it is coming from a company that specializes in built in storage maybe they know something we don't."
    on: Henrybuilt Launches New Standalone Storage Furniture Line
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