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Year in Review: 12 Projects to Inspire Future Living

2015's reader-submitted Projects are a weathervane showing which way the design winds blow<p>In 2015 we celebrated the 20 year anniversary of Core77 …

Industrial Design

The Coolest Indiegogo Campaigns This Week: Travel Gadgets Edition

You’ve heard about the hottest backed travel jacket and the self-proclaimed world’s most advanced smart suitcase, but chances are that you haven’t heard about these Indiegogo campaigns. Are they hidden gems that every travel nerd needs to know about, or are they inventions so ahead of their time …

Crowd Funding

This Gadget Can Transform Into Anything You Need

The Droppler measures your water use. But if you need something else, you can easily transform it into a speaker, a camera, or a drone.<p>When it sits on your bathroom counter, a new device called Droppler measures how much water you’re using and gives real-time feedback. But once you’ve trained …

Canadian Chef Designs the "Ultimate Cutting Board"

Michael Motamedi's "Swiss Army Knife" approach<p>When it comes to newfangled cutting board designs, I'm a fan of the Mocubo, which we covered here. But …

Kitchens

The CrossOver from NextDesk turns nearly any setup into a motorized standing desk

NextDesk is not new to the game when it comes to standing desks. The benefits of not sitting in your chair all day have been well documented by now. However, up until the last year prices were generally too high for most consumers. The latest project from NextDesk aims to change all that by serving …

At IDS16: an affordable, minimal and ergonomic standing desk

Every year at the Interior Design Show in Toronto they have the Studio North section, where young designers get to show their work. One piece that …

The role of design thinking in innovation

Innovation is everywhere at the moment — or, more accurately, there are countless blog posts about how important it is and how companies that fail to …

Innovation

66% Of Companies Look To Innovation For New Products, Services

Adapting to The Internet of Things requires a lot of innovation and business leaders seem OK with that.<p>While most business execs see innovation as …

Six disruptive technologies that will shape business in the years ahead

Regardless of your industry, the marketplace is continually evolving. The reason, increasingly, is the evolution of disruptive technology.Disruptive …

Prototype motorbike turns into a jet ski in 5 seconds

Engineers from Warwickshire have created a motorbike that can transform into a jet-ski, in just five seconds.<p>The Biski motorbike features a chassis …

Davos report projects 5 million jobs will be lost to new technologies by 2020

The World Economic Forum kicked off Tuesday, and the theme of this year's gathering of the world's leaders, celebrities, billionaires and the merely wealthy will be what it calls the "Fourth Industrial Revolution." That's its term for the accelerating pace of technological changes, especially those …

Want to Innovate Like Steve Jobs? Always Do This

You don't have to be a genius. You just have to open your eyes.<p>What does it take to be truly innovative? Maybe not what you think. A lot of people believe you have to come up with something that the world has never seen before. And some innovation does indeed come from creating entirely new …

Innovation

Nike Has a Brand New Tech Knit Collection on Deck

This spring Nike will expand its infamous Tech Pack offerings with the addition of a new line called "Tech Knit."<p>For its upcoming release, the …

Shoes

Charging a car could soon be as quick as filling a tank

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Engineers say the power grid is holding back the development of the electric car. The storage capacity of …

Consort lets its interior design imagination run wild on Melrose Avenue

A certain area of Melrose Avenue long ago cemented its reputation as an interior design district, but a newcomer is helping to bring fresh energy to the street farther east.<p>Consort is the creation of Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone, New York City transplants who started putting down L.A. roots …

7 Design Lessons To Learn From This Awesome Roof Deck In Chicago

When dSPACE Studio were designing this roof top deck for a building in Chicago, they really thought about how to create an urban oasis within the …

Landscaping

From Rio to Battersea: the star architect grand designing

Chris Wilkinson, tasked with designing Battersea Power Station and the Rio Olympics, on his influences and biggest challenges<p>With Battersea Power Station, the Olympic Park in Rio and the Crown Hotel in Sydney’s East Darling Harbour all rising from the ground, star architect Chris Wilkinson has a …

A Japanese Architect's Spin on LEGO

Building blocks are often kids' first introduction to architecture. But in the real world, triangles are the strongest and simplest shapes. That's …

15 Dreamy Things You Didn't Realize Your Bedroom Needed

These clever items will make your space more tranquil and relaxing.<p>These clever items will make your space more tranquil and relaxing.

14 Dollar Store Buys That Can Organize Your Entire Home

Why top scientists are so worried about intelligent machines

The world's spookiest philosopher is Nick Bostrom, a thin, soft-spoken Swede. Of all the people worried about runaway artificial intelligence, killer …

The psychology behind 'sleeping in' on the weekends

Sleeping in over the weekend is one of life’s great pleasures. Yet some of us are much better at it than others. A teenager is much more likely to …

34 Workout Tips For Anyone Who Has No Idea What They're Doing

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"Wall of Sounds" Celebrates Vintage Music Systems as Sepia-Toned Art

Jeff Klarin's digital <i>Wall of Sounds</i> helps music enthusiasts celebrate their passion for vintage systems in a new way. His series of photographic representations of antique music technology and collections of tapes and albums, create the perfect, alternative wall pieces. He generates these …

2016 and Beyond: Technologies and Trends that Will Change the Future of IT

2015 was a wild year in technology advancements and decay, and there is no reason to think that 2016 won’t follow suit…<p>We have seen the biggest tech acquisition in history with Dell snapping up EMC for $67 billion; HP splitting into two companies; Google turning into a subsidiary of Alphabet; and …

Inventor James Dyson launches heater that cannot burn you

Having taken on wheelbarrows, vacuum cleaners, washing machines and fans, James Dyson now aims to turn another domestic appliance into a must-have object: the fan heater.<p>Dyson's new product, bluntly called Hot, uses technologies first developed for its Air Multiplier, released in May 2010, to …

Meet Fifteen Of The Brightest College Entrepreneurs And Their Innovative Startups

We are hearing a ton of buzz from CES about the latest and greatest innovative products from some of the world’s top companies everything from the world’s first human flying drone, to refrigerators where you can buy groceries from fridge. All of these ideas had to start somewhere and today we are …