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VARIA's 6 Pieces Can Mix and Match to Create 25+ Different Types of Furniture

This 6-piece furniture collection can be mixed and matched to create over 25 uses for your home. Perfect for small-space dwellers, those who move …

Furniture

A Police Vehicle Add-On That Safely Ends Car Chases

The Grappler Police Bumper stops fleeing vehicles<p>It's hard to believe that police chases are still a thing, but YouTube is awash in footage of people …

Law Enforcement

Did You Know? The Bell on Early Cash Registers, Not Marketing, is Why Prices Like $1.99 Rather Than $2.00 Exist

Amaze and delight your friends with this indispensable piece of industrial design trivia<p>Here's a fascinating tidbit you can share with your ID …

Employment

This "Floating" Backpack Stays Level While You Run, Conserving Energy

The Hoverglide Floating Backpack lets you carry more weight with less effort<p>Here's what I don't miss about the city: Running to catch the subway or …

Backpacking

Igloo Products Is Looking for a Designer to Create Cool Food Storage/Hydration Products

By - May 17<p>This week we're happy to welcome Yanko Design into the Coroflot Design Employment Network. Our newest partner job board launched a few …

Igloos

How Car Design Works Part 2: Types of Projects

<i>This article was originally published on Automotive Designer Matteo Licata's blog, Roadster - Life.</i><p>In my time, I've been part of many projects and …

UX Design

Anglepoise Releases "Mini Mini" Version of Their Iconic Task Lamp

Tiny, tote-able, powered by USB<p>By now you've surely absorbed our must-read series on the Anglepoise, the classic task lamp invented by a 1920s …

Pixar

Foscarini and Studio Natural Introduce Versatile Wireless, Rechargeable Lamp

Glamping must-have<p>Foscarini recently introduced CRI CRI, a wireless lamp with an internal rechargeable battery designed in partnership with Studio …

Rechargeable Batteries

"Ask an Expert" & You Could Win a Ticket to Our 2018 Conference!

Got a question about how to run a creative business? Send it in and you could win<p>The success of this year's Core77 Conference <b>"Now What? Launching &</b> …

Social Media

How to Make Your Own Mini Miter Saw, Jigsaw, Drill and More

The Easy HomeMade Projects channel provides do-able examples of DIY power tools<p>Here's one of those channels that makes you thankful YouTube exists. …

Woodworking

Here's How They Mill Handrails That Are Already Curved

Alternate title: "Crazy German router attachments"<p>I'd always assumed that curved wooden handrails were first milled, then steam-bent into shape. …

Power Tools

Flood Is Seeking Enthusiastic Designers Ready to Mix Strategic Thinking with Big Creative Ideas

By - May 17<p>This week we're happy to welcome Yanko Design into the Coroflot Design Employment Network. Our newest partner job board launched a few …

Strategic Thinking

Hideaway Solutions' Brilliant Fold-Out Kitchen Stairs

Fold-flat stairs that deploy from your base cabinets<p>A Rhode-Island-based company called Hideaway Solutions has designed the Step 180, a clever and …

Sewing

Angelpoise Releases "Mini Mini" Version of Their Iconic Task Lamp

Tiny, tote-able, powered by USB<p>By now you've surely absorbed our must-read series on the Angelpoise, the classic task lamp invented by a 1920s …

Design

Adding a Simple Design Improvement to Chopsticks

Hover Chopsticks are shaped so that the tips don't touch the tabletop<p>After you get the hang of 'em, chopsticks are pretty darned handy; and once …

Carbon Fiber

Volkswagen's Spektrum Program Offers a Whopping 40 Different Color Options

40vergnügen<p>This is my car. There are many others like it but this one is mine.<p>The Alltrack is only offered in seven fairly boring colors, because us …

Customers

This Mobile Interface Aims to End Your Phone Addiction Through Simple Design

A public use OS designed by Hoan Pham<p><i>"Trap OS" won a Notable award in the Interaction category of this year's Core77 Design Awards.</i><p>TrapOS is a …

Batteries

Sick of This Heat Wave? Help Timeship Design Cryogenic Human Pods for Future Reanimation

By - May 17<p>This week we're happy to welcome Yanko Design into the Coroflot Design Employment Network. Our newest partner job board launched a few …

Heat Waves

Sketching Up a Tesla Tank

Follow along with Eric Strebel's marker and pen rendering<p>This week industrial designer Eric Strebel's got a sketching video up. "I recently visited …

Sketching

Women's Pockets Really Suck

Designer Jan Diehm and journalist-engineer Amber Thomas visualize the data for you<p>Last month at the DMV, I was switching my driver's license over to …

Skinny Jeans

The Digit, a Retro Mechanical-Keyed Calculator

Design firm Lofree has found success by combining modern technology with retro styling<p>Hong-Kong-based Design firm Lofree came out of nowhere last …

Crowd Funding

A Portable, Convenient, Swappable Renewable Energy Source: Honda's Mobile Power Packs

Trials will begin this year in Indonesia<p>With their Mobile Power Pack, Honda's got a brilliant plan to make renewable, zero-emissions energy …

Renewable Energy

Michael DiTullo on Why Designers Shouldn't Limit Themselves to a Single Product Category

"If you want to be successful, the first thing you have to do is define what success means to you."<p><i>This interview is part of a series featuring the</i> …

Product Design

Tools & Craft #103: How Drawbore Pins Work

Since we introduced Ray Iles's draw borepins last fall, we've gotten a ton of questions about why real ones such as these work better than concentric …

Woodworking

Steven M. Johnson's Product Design Lesson: Practice Creating Variations

Not a Bizarre Invention this week, but a practical exercise<p>The latest design news, jobs & events.<br>Straight to you every other week.<p>Join over 300,000 …

UX Design

Great Features in Klein Tools' Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack

I'm a big fan of Klein Tools for their clever Katapult Wire Stripper, and I'm happy to see the company has applied their design talents to tool bags …

Woodworking

Kikkerland's Compact Suit Folder

Obviates the need for a garment bag, easy enough to use that even a simpleton manservant can operate it<p>While Core77's bosses typically spend their …

Tuxedos

The Cero One, a Modular, Electric Cargo Bike Based on Japanese Utility Bicycles

The "Mom's Bike" has never looked sexier<p>Take a trip to virtually any region of Japan and you'll see plenty of <i>mamachari</i>; translated as "mom's bike,"</i> …

Santa Monica

3D Printed Fine Jewelry Designed for Women in Tech

Human Interface Jewellery's ethos is to design products in a more environmentally and socially responsible way. We make only what is needed by using …

Customers

Unreal Engine's VR Technology is Ready to Make a Difference in the Design World

Unreal Studio is now in free beta. Get it while it's hot!<p>Designing something as complicated as a car can take years. Even though CAD and rendering …

Game Development