Kristof Vaes

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Why is Sketching (Still) Important (To Design)?

To sketch is to design<p><i>Why sketching? What is it? And, why is it important to design?</i><p><b>Design as a Process</b><p>A conventional approach to understanding …

paraSITE: the bandage over the nomadic wound

Using the air discharged from publicly accessible HVAC units, artist Michael Rakowitz has created a series of inflatable temporary plastic shelters …

MOMA

Contours Creates an Adult-Sized Stroller

Because how can you get feedback on ergonomics from a baby?<p>Years ago my neighbors had a baby boy. Shortly after he learned to talk, he repeatedly …

A Family Of 3 Can Live In This Tiny House! Take A Look Inside

Why Mermaids Were Probably Real<p>Published<p>9 hours ago<p>on<p>July 30, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Mermaids have been written about by several cultures across …

House and Workshop in Former Factory / CAIROS Architecture et Paysage

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Responding to a mixed-used program of living and working a shell was implemented into the ample volume …

Dope Designs! The Mediterranean Dragon House

Architecture definitely has an artistic appeal. We’ve seen an array of unique and outstanding designs in the world of architecture here at …

Architecture

This Smartphone Gun Is One Hell of a Concealed Weapon

This double barrel .380 discretely slips into your pocket as a smartphone, but is ready for action at the flip of a switch.<p>Some of those in the concealed carry crowd are always seeking ways to discretely manage their sidearm so as not to reveal it and alarm the public. Shoulder and hip holsters …

Gorgeous beach house in Massachusetts with barn-like details

This beautiful summer beach house was designed by <b>Hutker Architects</b> in collaboration with interiors studio <b>MVI Design</b>, located on Menemsha Beach, …

Swenyo UX4 brackets make it easy for you to build your own furniture

For those who don’t want to spend a fortune on designer furniture but who also want to avoid turning to Swedish particle board, custom furniture is …

Introducing the Hikari Box Tiny House Plans

Introducing the Hikari Box Tiny House Plans from Shelter Wise: Bright, Spacious and UncomplicatedIf you’re looking for a tiny house design that’s …

House Design

How Apple’s super-secret Industrial Design team really works

<i>This feature is adapted from my book,</i> Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products. <i>It offers a rare look inside one of Apple’s most secretive institutions: the Industrial Design studio.</i><p>Where do Apple’s great products come from?<p>For the last 18 years — since Steve Jobs returned to the …

Bird-Biology-Inspired Bionic Boots

With any luck, we'll be able to use these to outrun robots<p>In your opinion, which of these animals is more majestic?<p>To an American the choice is …

Hugh Herr On The Future Of Bionics

Titanium and silicone may someday surpass flesh and blood<p>After getting caught in a blizzard while mountain climbing at age 17, Hugh Herr lost both his legs to severe frostbite. That hasn’t slowed his pace.<p>Now at 51, the inventor and engineer is a member of IEEE and the co-director of MIT’s Center …

Samsung’s Latest TV Is Also An Unexpected Design Masterpiece

Designed by Studio Bourollec, the Serif is perfect for design nerds and small apartment dwellers.<p>Televisions were once built more like furniture than anything else, expected to fit into a home’s decor for decades. But in more recent times, the attention has shifted to the more gadgety aspects of a …

This Tidy Tiny Home Actually Has Room for You And a Guest

Magically, there are two (two!) bedrooms.<p>From the outside, this green home looks charming, sure, but it's the inside that's one-of-a-kind — literally. The artist homeowners (Jessica Lynch is a print maker and illustrator while her husband, Carson Lynch, owns a woodshop) curated their newly-built …

French child gets 50 euro 3D printed hand - France 24

A six-year-old boy on Monday became the first person in France to receive an ultra-low-cost prosthetic limb, the result of an open source 3D printing revolution that is transforming the prosthetics industry.<p>Maxence, from the Isère region in south-eastern France, was born without a right hand. On …

The cloth cap that could help treat depression

Barcelona’s Neuroelectrics develops soft helmet which examines brainwaves to help diagnose and treat conditions, from depression to strokes and maybe beyond<p>At first glance, the cloth cap produced by Barcelona-based Neuroelectrics looks less like a medical device than a hybrid of the headgear for a …

Unbelievably Portable Personal Transportation Device from Japan

The WalkCar is the size of a laptop, and just does not seem real<p>Japanese inventor Kuniaki Sato has come up with something that beggars belief: A …

Approved: Prosthetic Legs That Anchor Directly To The Bone

No longer just for Oscar the cat<p>This prosthetic doesn’t go out on a limb, but into a limb.<p>The FDA has just approved leg prosthetics that anchor directly to the bone, which could change the lives of amputees who cannot use typical ball-and-socket prosthetics.<p>Most prosthetics require a cup-shaped …

Shop Drafting Table

<i>Synopsis: If you enjoy designing woodworking projects with a pencil and straightedge, you’ll want to see the plans for Dwayne Intveld’s drafting</i> …

Woodworking

Rule the Beach with This Classic Off-Roader

The IH Scout was designed at a time when the off-road-vehicle market had yet to mature. Until the Scout’s introduction in 1961, the only such vehicle selling in appreciable volumes was the Willys Jeep, but many of those were purchased as work vehicles. The Scout emerged as a viable Jeep …

Carnegie Mellon's Lego-like Modular Snake Robots

Like Voltron, but more slithery<p>Longtime Core77 readers know that I hate robots and hate snakes, but I fully support the idea of robot snakes. And …

Core77 Visits Festool, Part 3: The Thinking that Drives the Company

Festool develops products by starting at the end, with what comes out of a customer's mouth<p>When a company has the right type of ethos, their designs …

Clever Illustrations Reveal the Two Kinds of People There Are in the World

Are you the type to cut your sandwich in half or portion it into triangles? What about dog-earring a book page rather than using a bookmark? Depending on your personality, you'll probably have a distinct preference for both those scenarios. The clever Tumblr called 2 Kinds of People is full of …

IKO Creative Prosthetic System

Project Overview<p><b>IKO</b> is a creative prosthetic system designed for children to explore and empower their creativity in a playful, social and friendly …

Outdoor Geometric Structure is the World’s First Hanging Zome

Using mathematical formulas and patterns, structural engineer Richie Duncan invented the Kodama Zome, which is the world's first hanging zome. A <i>zome</i> is a building or structure that features unusual geometric properties, combining aspects of a dome with the shapes of a polygon known as a zonohedron. …

Folklore

The Future May Be All About Tiny Wearables

They say good things come in small packages. And that appears to be doubly true for wearable technologies.<p>Just as some devices are getting bigger …

Microsoft Invents A Better Way To Sense Hand Gestures

Handpose promises the holy grail of motion detection: fast, accurate hand recognition.<p>Imagine strapping on a virtual reality headset, then using your hands to pick up a sword and swing it around your head. Imagine a hazard team able to defuse a complicated bomb from a mile away, just by controlling …

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