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Life is about Untangled Earbuds

In the evolution of earbuds, we first saw the wires and buds as the most fantastic innovation that was minimalistic and handy. Next came the zipper …

Watch The Full Length Version of ‘Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland’, For Free - The Fox Is Black

Back in October of 2011, a small group of filmmakers, photographers and musicians travelled to the remote countryside of Iceland to document their …

Stylist Spends Every Sunday Giving Haircuts to the Homeless

Every Sunday, hair stylist Mark Bustos ventures through New York City in search of his next client. Although he works at an upscale salon, he's actually looking for someone less fortunate who'd appreciate a haircut. He approaches these people and opens with the same simple phrase: “I want to do …

The Handpoker by Death at Sea

Brooklyn studio Death at Sea turns to a time-honored craft for its latest 3D-printed offering, with the Handpoker—a tool for stick-and-poke tattoos. Death at Sea designer Matt Cavanaugh created the one-piece construction in stainless steel so it can be fully functional. Sporting tattoos himself, …

Unbelievable Sculptures by Trevor Grove

Last week we featured a fantastic set of 3d models and I felt the urge to go a little further and find someone that makes exquisite traditional …

Humans Of New York Takes On The World

At first glance, some of the faces look familiar: a proud father with his daughters; rambunctious boys out for a swim; a shopkeeper with his wares. But the captions, in the words of the subjects, make clear that Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton has left the five boroughs behind.<p>The …

True I.D. Stories #32: The Entrepreneur, Part 2 - Yanking My (Supply) Chain

<i>Editor: Designer and entrepreneur Pat Calello explains that in order to grow your business, you've got to start relying on other people. But what</i> …

A Thoughtful Essay On The Details of Design by Craig Mod - The Fox Is Black

I really hate the phrase “the devil’s in the details” but I certainly appreciate it’s intention. As a designer and someone who regards aesthetics in …

15 Designers Reveal Secrets For Staying Productive

Strategies include everything from setting timers to taking nature walks to listening to black metal.<p>Since April, Samara, Russia-based designer Yevgeny Yermakov has been asking designers a series of five questions–about work habits, favorite books, career challenges, and creativity–and publishing …

Freediver David Helder Possesses the Uncanny Ability to Blow Perfect Bubble Vortexes Underwater | Colossal

<p>French freediver David Helder has been diving for over 35 years, and somewhere along the way he discovered a strange ability. Like a dolphin, Helder …

Crave's USB-chargeable vibrator doubles as a pendant necklace

San Francisco start-up Crave has launched a stainless-steel vibrator that can be worn as a necklace and charged via a USB port on a computer (+ …

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano | Colossal

<p>Based in Oxford, England, illustrator Chloe Giordano creates delicate depictions of miniature animals rendered with freehand embroidery. The final …

Humangear's Simple, Clever Travel Product Designs

For charting a career path in industrial design, Chris Miksovsky could have done a lot worse: After scooping up a Masters from the Stanford Design …

Sponsored – Improve Your Figure Drawing with a Free Online Class From Craftsy - The Fox Is Black

Learn how to bring figure studies to life on paper, when you enroll in the online Craftsy class “Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide” for free today. …

Vinjabond: Carefully-Curated, Minimalist Travel Gear

John Cain lives a life many of us would envy: For the past two years he's been a "modern vagabond," backpacking around the world not as a single epic …

The Alchemy Of Tea, Illustrated

An infographic beautifully maps out 15 traditional tea recipes from around the world, paying homage to the 4,000-year-old beverage.<p>“Tea is one of the mainstays of civilization,” George Orwell wrote in “A Nice Cup of Tea.” As homage to the rich and storied history of this 4,000-year-old beverage, …

Watch The Trailer For Björk’s Epic New Documentary

Icelandic pop goddess Björk’s 2011 tour for her eighth studio album Biophilia was a pyrotechnic, multi-sensory performance featuring Tesla coils, a pendulum harp, a gold lamé-clad women’s choir, a hybrid gamelan-celesta, and–if that all wasn’t enough–the singer strutting around in a massive orange …

2014 Core77 Design Awards Spotlight: Food Maps, a Delicious Look at Cuisine Trends Around the World

Some of us plan vacations based on a region's culinary specialties—which, for the record, is completely legitimate and delicious. Scouring travel …

Turn Empty Beer Cans Into Sun-Tracking Cameras

Best use of a six-pack in a while<p>In a world of digital cameras and instant gratification, photographer Justin Quinnell embraces pinhole photography, a technique hundreds of years old. He uses beer cans and photographic paper to record the gradual shift in the sun’s path over the course of several …

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

Google Drive Tips and Tricks<p>1. Crop photos<p>2. Experiment with add-ons<p>3. Check out your Drive activity<p>4. Look at your revision history<p>5. Use …

How to control your Facebook privacy

Facebook offers several tools and settings through which you can safeguard your privacy. But it's still up to you to control your own socially networked destiny.<p>On Thursday, Facebook tweaked the default option for new members so that updates are shared only with friends and not with the public. In …

Social Media

Amazingly Realistic Drawings Created with Ballpoint Pens

When we first saw Portugal-based artist Samuel Silva's portrait, <i>Redhead Girl</i>, most of us were completely in awe of how Silva (aka VianaArts) could achieve such amazing details with just a handful of everyday pens.<p>Since that time, the patient and skilled artist has developed an extensive collection …

The concept cars that helped shape the future

Fantastical automobiles like the Norman Timbs 1947 Special pictured above may have never entered mass production but the same cannot be said of the ideas they inspired. <i>Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas</i> is an upcoming exhibition showcasing concept cars made over the last 80 years or so. …

31 Craziest Moments From the Cannes Film Festival

Sylvester Stallone, Justin Bieber, and Viggo Mortensen, oh my!<p>Last week, dozens of our most prized possessions (famous people) gathered in Cannes, France to publicly celebrate and privately get hammered at the Cannes International Film Festival. The festival, which continues until next Sunday, is …

Film Festivals

Articles about historic-collection-shaker-furniture-auction on Dwell.com - Dwell

A vast collection of Shaker furniture, representing the group's utilitarian leanings and stringent lifestyle, goes up for auction...<p>To celebrate the design aesthetic of their Hamptons outpost, WYETH has partnered with Sotheby’s for the second time to auction...<p>How Spanish Architects generated a new …

Meet The Topshop Alum Who Could Change How You Dress At Work

Whistles CEO Jane Shepherdson is bringing some surprisingly chic wardrobe staples to American women.<p>The concept of “work clothes” is almost comical in an era when office environments vary so widely from disturbingly casual (your living room couch) to uncomfortably conservative (the oldest …

Flowers and What They Symbolize

Whether you're giving or getting a bouquet, it's important to know what the flowers symbolize. This infographic can help make sure you don't miss a …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

This is How You Study The Evolution of Animal Intelligence

There are many scientists who study the mental abilities of animals. As intelligent animals ourselves, we’re keen to learn whether other species share our skills, and how our vaunted smarts evolved. We see study after study about whether chimpanzees care about fairness, whether pigeons outsmart …