Colan Nicholson

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HobbyZone's Modular Workshop System for Dense, Compact Organization of Tools & Materials

Impossibly tidy workstations<p>I am in awe of those who can keep a tidy workspace. Both my shop and my desk consist of clutter and chaos, the lack of …

This electric bike could replace your SUV

It can haul everything from surfboards to kiddos<p>Electric bikes could be the solution to many of our urban transportation problems: E-bikes are fun to ride, 10 to 20 times more efficient than a car, and accessible to people with physical limitations who can’t ride regular bikes as easily.<p>But one of …

What is BIM and Why Does it Seem to be Fundamental in the Current Architectural Design?

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a methodology that allows architects to create digital design simulations to manage all the information …

The Bandit9 L-Concept Is Inspired by Star Wars

Bandit9 makes some of the most unique motorcycles in existence, something that’s only demonstrated further by the L-Concept. Billed as a “sci-fi …

Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You is a morally challenging game about surveillance

Your privacy settings can’t save you<p><i>It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our new biweekly column</i> <i>Short Play</i> <i>we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend.</i><p>Digging through Facebook or Twitter to figure …

Minimalist cabin in the Chilean mountains lets climbers escape the daily grind

Chilean architect Lorena Troncoso-Valencia designed a serene wooden refuge deep in the Chilean mountains. The architect – who specializes in …

Dear Mr Johnston

Tuesday, 8:00am<br>4 April 2017<p>A letter from Eiichi Kono to the designer of Johnston Sans, the famous London Underground typeface<p>Dear Mr Edward …

Tuesday Link Roundup

Every Tuesday we bring you a collection of some of our favorite things we’ve recently found around the web. From stories to photography, we include a …

8 Pocket Knife Brands You Should Know

When it comes to pocket knives, we’ve all heard of the Swiss Army, Gerber, CRKT and Opinel options in the marketplace. They’re all great knives, but …

Knives

The $99 3D Printer: a Pioneering Product or Design Misstep?

You decide—it's Core77's discussion topic of the week<p>This week we bring you our pressing topic of the moment straight from our reader-controlled …

The Vintage Speedball Textbook

I once found a set of Speedball pen nibs as a kid. I was familiar with conventional pen and ink usage, but had never seen nibs like this before. It …

purpose table

<b>atelier JMCA designs rotating work & turn multi-purpose table</b><br>all images courtesy of atelier JCMA<p>the ‘work & turn’ table, is a CNC-cut and milled …

Photos released of New York's first micro-apartment tower by nArchitects

New York architecture firm nArchitects has released new photos of its modular, micro-unit residential building that is intended to serve as a …

The Ultimate Custo-kitchen!

The kitchen is an integral part of the culturally developed world and a central hub of the home. However, its functionalities have changed over the …

New Portraits Drawn on Maps and Star Charts by Ed Fairburn | Colossal

<p>English artist Ed Fairburn (previously) uses vintage road maps and star charts as canvases for drawn portraits. Cross-hatched patterns and shaded …

Kelly Reemtsen’s Painterly Juxtapositions of Chic Dresses and Power Tools Showcase Modern Femininity | Colossal

<p>Los Angeles-based painter Kelly Reemtsen's newest works focus on the subject matter of well-dressed women toting household tools that range from …

New Chrome experiment turns your phone into a Star Wars lightsaber

Google today launched a new Chrome experiment called “Lightsaber Escape” in partnership with Disney, LucasFilm, and Industrial Light & Magic. The Star Wars “interactive web experience” starts off in a Star Destroyer, where, Google says, “you’ll need to use your phone as a lightsaber to escape the …

How You Record Ideas May Impact Creativity

Software for creatives must cultivate space for musing, writes Morpholio co-creator Anna Kenoff.<p>A tech VC recently asked me, “Do you even use your iPad anymore? I think they are over.” To which, I replied–perhaps a bit too loudly–“Yes!” There is nothing over when it comes to the potential of touch. …

Stationery Mockup

Need to showcasing your branding identity project designs? Here you can take this complete Free Stationery Mockup to show your design more realistic …

Game Boy 1Up

If you grew up on the Game Boy, or just respect and understand the trail it blazed for all the handheld gaming devices that came after it, you'll …

Captain America: Civil War – Trailer World Premiere

Klokers Klok-02 Watch

In most parts of the world, the minutes and seconds are the same as everywhere else. The Klokers Klok-02 Watch takes advantage of this fact, letting …

Kangaroo Portable PC

Those of us that are old enough remember the slogan for the original iPod. But instead of a thousand songs, the Kangaroo Portable PC puts a …

Vintage Fonts: 35 Adverts From the Past

<i>Before there was Typekit, before there was Fonts.com, DaFont or Google Fonts, designers had to share their typefaces the old-fashioned way—via print</i> …

Typography

The Tablet for Students by Students

There’s no such thing as a “universal” drawing tablet that’s a good fit for everyone, but Ergos is a perfect match for entry-level graduates. The …

Newspaper Sends Cartoonist to Foo Fighters Concert to Protest Photo Contract

The <i>Washington City Paper</i> recently decided to boycott the Foo Fighters’ restrictive concert photo contract by buying photos from fans instead. Now a …

Nanoform Sapphire Eternal Storage Disk

Sapphire isn't just a name Fahrenheit 2451 gave their Nanoform storage disk because they thought it looked dreamy photographed against that shade of …