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Lum-Tec Bull42 A22

Lum-Tec are a family run Ohio-USA based company devoted to bringing you the best quality watches on the market. They take watch manufacturing and …

Watches

How to Deal with Change and Disruption in Your Industry

Autodesk CEO Carl Bass on what to (and what not to) do, using the auto industry as an example<p>A setback I experienced as an industrial designer: …

Carsharing

Halifax is the surprising city that tops Canada's real estate market

So we thought we'd venture out of our comfort zone, and see what's up with real estate across Canada. Here's how real estate is doing in seven major Canadian markets.<p>Toronto<p>Yeah, yeah. You know Toronto's super hot. The average price of a benchmark composite home is $755,755, up 6.38% from the month …

12 Mindf*ck Movies Every Guy Should See

When you sit down to watch a movie, a lot of the time you want to veg out and give your brain a little rest (see: Every Michael Bay movie). On the …

Time Travel

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …

Design

How to Fix Prefab Architecture? Make It More Like Product Design

Connect Homes’ cofounder argues for a new approach to modular home building.<p>I’m an architect, and for many reasons—quality, availability, efficiency, …

Prefab Homes

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Drift – Magnetic Driftwood

Take a stroll across a beach and you’re sure to stumble across a variety of junk just waiting to rip up the soles of your feet. The folks behind …

Marc Newson's "streamlined" 486 shotgun unveiled by Beretta

Italian firearms brand Beretta has revealed Marc Newson's reinterpretation of the traditional side-by-side shotgun (+ slideshow).<p>Unveiled at an event …

Artist Designs DIY Paper Templates for Adorable 3D Geometric Animals

Germany-based artist Wolfram Kampffmeyer, aka Paperwolf, builds beautiful geometric animal designs that are constructed completely out of paper. The artist studied computer animation in school and eventually realized that, although he enjoys creating virtual 3D models, he much prefers building them …

Dirty Bird – Naughty Logo Design

A naughty logo design for the fried chicken brand “Dirty Bird”.<p>Artist and graphic designer Mark James created this “naughty” logo design for the …

What Happens to Aluminum and Titanium Airplane Fuselages That Fall Off of a Train? They Get Recycled--On the Spot

In terms of <i>oh shit</i> moments, this had to be a doozy for the train engineer. Last month nineteen cars on a 90-car train derailed in Montana. Some of …

Portable

How Jessica Banks Went From Aspiring Astronaut To Levitating Furniture Designer

<i>Co.Design has partnered with the Brooklyn design studio Hyperakt to bring you Lunch Talks, a video series of conversations with smart, creative people.–Eds</i> <br>Jessica Banks is the founder and CEO of RockPaperRobot, an engineering and design firm that specializes in kinetic furniture and lighting …

Breaking In: Product Design - Amina Horozic on Interviewing Over 100 Designers About Landing a Dream Job

<i>Published at the beginning of the summer—just in time for freshly minted design grads to take note but relevant for just about any designer these</i> …

Employment

Build Your Own Beautiful Flat-Pack Chair

With a borrowed CNC router, we cut all the pieces for this Eames chair from a single sheet of wood. Follow our plans and you'll have a flat-pack chair that comes together without any of those obnoxious IKEA fasteners.<p>I built this Eames-like chair without touching a single traditional woodworking …

The Cure for Creative Blocks? Leave Your Desk.

“I originally had opened the studio in New York to combine my two loves, music and design. And we created videos and packaging for many musicians …

Creativity

Festo Builds A Bionic Kangaroo - The Fox Is Black

Biomimetics, the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems, will be a huge field in …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Chineasy

Beginning with key Chinese characters—which the book refers to as building blocks—author ShaoLan Hsueh and artist Noma Bar have made a memorable guide, as helpful as it is pretty, to one of the most difficult and oldest languages in the world. "Chineasy" translates the Chinese language into a …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Space Travel

Every Guitarist Needs The Roadie Tuner

Whether you’re actually in a band or play the guitar for fun, you definitely need the Roadie Turner, a new Kickstarter campaign that will tune your …

Microsoft's 3D printing app for Windows 8.1 eases you into object creation

Microsoft made a big deal of building 3D printer support into Windows 8.1, and today it's releasing a tool that lets even newcomers create objects of their own. The new 3D Builder app includes a catalog of pre-designed items that virtually anyone can start printing right away. Especially curious …

3D printing gets metal with European Space Agency's AMAZE project

If you're invested in the future of 3D printing, the London Science Museum was the place to be today, as the European Space Agency and its partners hosted a consortium to celebrate the launch of the AMAZE project. AMAZE, which stands for Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste & Efficient …

Don't Go In There! Sci-Fi Door Decals

A man’s home is his castle, but sometimes it’s also a spaceship or creepy science lab. Stick up one of these removable Sci-Fi Door Decals and …

Stikwood Peel and Stick Wood Decor

You could rebuild your entire home to get a woodsy vibe, or you could simple invest in some Stikwood. Stikwood is a peel and stick wood decor that …

Ti2 Para-Biner

By definition, a multi-tool is “any one of a range of portable, versatile hand tools that combines several individual functions in a single unit,” …