Matt Ellingsen

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A Stool You Can Carry Around With You

You know that feeling when people come over and you realize you don’t have enough seats for everybody? Carry On, by Mattias Stenberg for OFFECCT, …

B&O Play Beolit 15 Bluetooth Speaker

Bang & Olufsen’s more playful and affordable line of portables, B&O Play, has a new addition joining their family of audio portables. The Beolit 15 …

Kuskoa Bi: A Fully Biodegradable Chair

Kuskoa Bi chair is a 100% bioplastic chair made by Jean Louis Iratzoki for Alki. With the goal to create a comfortable, enveloping chair without …

Stunning Wood Furniture Looks Like Its Tied in a Knot

Artisan Kino Guerin makes sturdy wood look as though it's as easy to tie as string. The beautifully-crafted furniture is a family affair – his wife, Elyse, sometimes helps in the fabrication of tables, shelving, and more. Guerin uses a variety of woods like walnut, zebrawood, and Wenge veneers, …

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<i>by Maya Bernstein and Charlie Schwartz</i><p>Last fall, in partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Brandeis …

Playfully Adorable Illustrations That Will Make You Smile

Kuala Lampur, Malaysia-based artist Lim Heng Swee loves to doodle. With a bright attitude towards life, he creates adorable illustrations that are playfully paired with funny phrases and word puns. He brings ordinary objects like sheets of paper, pieces of fruit, and pairs of pants alive with …

Ceramic Sculptures by Brett Kern Look Like Inflatable Toys | Colossal

<p>Artist Brett Kern creates detailed ceramic objects that at first appear almost indistinguishable from inexpensive inflatable toys. Kern mimics the …

Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn | Colossal

<p>Using a wide variety of canvases including railroad blueprints, star charts, geological and street maps, Welsh artist Ed Fairburn (previously here …

Rainy Pots Keep Plants Happy + Healthy

At first glance, these adorable Rainy Pots look simply like a whimsical indoor planter. However, Rainy Pots combines form and function by bringing …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

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What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness

New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one.<p>The idea that very creative people are also a little crazy has been around since humanity’s earliest days. In ancient Greece, Plato noted the eccentricities of poets and playwrights, and Aristotle saw that …

Unicorns, Mental Athletes, and Caged Animals (with Superpowers): A Core77 Exclusive Interview with the Design Team Behind Google X

If you're an industrial designer looking to work in the tech sector, Google is probably pretty low on your list of prospective employers—if it's on …

How Design Thinking Could Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Introducing Design for Living, an advice column in which we apply design thinking to everyday problems. In the debut column, Clear app designer Phill Ryu tackles New Year’s resolutions.<p>If design isn’t just “how it looks, but how it works,” then we should be able to apply it anywhere–even to the …

Minimum Viable Product vs. Minimum Delightful Product

One of the most popular ideas to emerge in the software industry in recent years is the concept of a “Minimum Viable Product (MVP).” By focusing on …

Applying Design Thinking to Your Business

Featured Guest: Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management and author of <i>The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage</i>.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the Harvard Business IdeaCast. I’m Sarah Green from harvardbusiness.org. And I’m talking today with Roger Martin, …

2014 | Evolving The Definition Of Design Thinking

The world is evolving and so are the ways design principles are applied.<i><br>(This blog post is the first of my 2013 Design Thinking-in-action …

Designers Don't Procrastinate, and Other Insights From the First Seven Months of the Core77 Questionnaire

<b>Core77 2013 Year in Review</b>: Top Ten Posts · Furniture, Pt. 1 · Furniture, Pt. 2<br>Digital Fabrication, Pt. 1 · Digital Fabrication, Pt. 2 · Digital …

Transworld Surf Redesign

Wedge and Lever Design Studion in San Diego worked on the redesign of the Transworld Surf Magazine. Redesigning not only the magazine but also …

The Clever ECLIPS Concept to Speed Up Coat Check Lines

The thing I loved about the Harlem nightclub in Tokyo is that they had <i>lockers</i>. To be able to stow your stuff, then collect it at the end of the night …

Internet of Things Hype Needs a Healthy Dose of Design Thinking

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Jerome Nadel, Rambus. Jerome Nadel, Rambus<p>When the talk of the Internet of Things (IoT) began getting serious attention last …

Humming Timing: Time Things With Music

There’s already a slew of funky timer apps for iOS, but Humming Timing reckons it has something that sets it apart from the rest.<p>Simply set your hour, minute and second counter and hit ‘Go’. It will then automatically play tunes from your music library that matches the designated time. So, if you …

Turn hyper kids into power generators with this energy-storing jump rope

If you have kids, there’s inevitably been a few moments in your life where you’ve found yourself exhausted, slumped over, and completely defeated as …

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320 Sharks Are Now Tweeting Their Locations To Help Save Unsuspecting Surfers' Lives

Specifically, they've tagged sharks with transmitters. The transmitters tweet when the fish swim within .6 miles of shore, Sky News reports. The shark's location as well as its breed and size are mentioned in the tweets.<p>More shark-related deaths occur in Western Australia than in any other part of …

The 17 Most Amazing User Interfaces Of The Year

See more of the year’s best design: <br>Essays <br>Branding <br>Apps <br>Houses <br>Books <br>Art <br>Photo Essays <br>Advice <br>Video Games <br>Videos<p>The iPhone is fantastic, but there’s a future waiting for us beyond touchscreens. It’s a place where bits and bricks combine, where the ethereal digital world becomes corporeal, where we …

The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

The 15 Best Design Essays Of 2013

Some people think design is all pretty flourishes, but it’s about a lot more than that: design encompasses not just the visual appearance of a thing, but also the intent behind it, and the experience of being exposed to it. These qualities are what makes design such an important medium through …