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A bug’s life!

It looks like an igloo on the outside, but step inside and it feels like a world of magic! This is the Compound Camera, an incredible, 20-foot …

Pinhole Cameras

Alma-nac to build tiny upside-down house in UK play park

A multi-coloured house is turned upside down and used as a climbing frame in this competition-winning design by architecture office Alma-nac.<p>Set to …

Design

Two Students Use 3D Printing to Give Wheelchairs an Affordable Boost

40shares<p>Two innovative students, Kate Reed (of NuVu Studio) and Nathaniel Tong (of RIT), joined together to create the Hand Drive after being …

3D Printing

This Guy Is Recreating Every Person In His Village With Cardboard

This series has American artist Warren King recreating the residents of his Chinese grandparent's village, one cardboard character at a time.<p>The …

Art

Italo Pertichini Unveils SLY Armchairs in New Kvadrat Fabrics for Adrenalina

In 2017, Italian furniture brand Adrenalina debuted Italo Pertichini’s SLY seating collection during Milan Design Week and now they’ve unveiled a new …

Furniture

Keeping Up With… Design Thinking

This edition of <i>Keeping Up With..</i>. was written by Ryne Leuzinger, Gina Kessler Lee, and Irene Korber.<p>Ryne Leuzinger is a Research and Instruction …

Design Thinking

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and The Verge’s sister site <i>Recode</i>, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.<p>Speaking to <i>Recode</i>’s …

Artificial Intelligence

YD Spotlight: The Delightful Designs of BKID

BKID Co is the brainchild of BongKyu Song, an award-winning Korean Designer. It’s also one of the only design studios that boasts of having a design …

How Is Design Transforming Education?

The Core77 Design Awards Design Education Initiative category hopes to showcase the best education programs utilizing design thinking<p><i>In conjunction</i> …

Our Favorite Objects from 2017

Beautiful, practical, attractive and/or just plain ol' desireable, here's my list of the best objects I came across this year:<p>Victorinox's all-black, …

Our Favorite Practical Advice for Working Industrial Designers from 2017

In 2017 we were lucky enough to have both Tim Prestero and his team at Design That Matters as well as Eric Strebel of Botzen Design share some great …

Thinking About Design Thinking

I had a great morning convo with my Automattic Design colleague Mike Shelton that took me down the rabbit hole of successive Google image searches …

Design Thinking

7 Core Stability Moves to Improve Back Pain

Strengthening your core can improve your posture and balance and take your workouts to the next level, but it can also help ease back pain and …

Nendo Reinvents The Zipper

Zippers are one of those ubiquitous fasteners that come in lots of different colors, materials, and sizes, but they’re more or less the same: a straight line of interlocking teeth and a pull. Not so to Nendo. The Japanese design studio recently designed five new zippers for the manufacturer YKK …

Product Design

Nendo designs five alternatives to the standard zipper

Tasked with reinventing the zipper, Nendo has come up with five different fastenings, each designed to suit a different function.<p>The Zippppper …

FireSigns: a semiotic theory for graphic design

Semiotics is the study of signs and significations, and as graphic designers we create visual signs (dubbed in the book as “FireSigns”) that are …

Graphic Design

12 Best Color Scheme Generator Web Apps for Designers

You're reading 12 Best Color Scheme Generator Web Apps for Designers, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow …

UI Design

Portable product design plus Pinterest!

The Lynko’s design makes it the perfect, pinterest-worthy storage for any room. Be it the kitchen, bedroom, or study room, its modular design and …

Full Color 3D Printing Comes to the Desktop with the DaVinci Color

Over the past few years the shootout team has seen some emerging trends come to fruition, with the continued expansion of “all-in-one” machines and the huge burst in multi-extrusion machines. While multi-extrusion can mean many things, for the vast majority of users that means multi-color, and XYZ …

Dreamy cabin is a luxurious escape in the New Zealand bush

Cabin envy is real with this gorgeous Back Country house in New Zealand’s Puhoi bush. Designed by David Maurice of LTD Architectural, this …

MESA Portable Light Emits Soft Warm Glow That Doesn’t Hurt Your Eyes

Submitted by Ravi Varma, MESA is a concept portable light that operates based on simple principle, a light should shine where you are looking and not …

Industrial Design

Soul Chair Design Promotes Relationship Between East and West

The design of “SOUL CHAIR” tried to discuss the relationship between East and West. In Asia, Eastern culture is the base of the life but affected by …

Design

Mirrored shipping container building reflects its natural surroundings in Taipei

We use mirrors to reflect on ourselves – but this mirrored building in Taipei asks us to reflect on how we interact with our environment. B+P …

20 Tools To Help You Create Beautiful Color Palettes

Colors not only reflect your ideas, virtues and add a great visual effect but highly influence human emotions and behavior. However, choosing the right color palette for your project, website or business can be a difficult task.<p>Lucky for you, today I’m sharing a list of 20 tools to help you create …

Graphic Design

These Shoes Help Clean Lakes–Because They’re Made Of Polluting Algae

The new water-resistant Ultra II’s have a little less oil, because some of it’s been replaced by the massive clouds of algae that have been poisoning a Chinese lake.<p>After a massive explosion of algae growth in China’s Lake Taihu a decade ago left more than two million people in the area temporarily …

The World's Most Industrial-Designey, Technically-Complicated Dual-Tank Booze Flask

Overdesign FTW<p>Discommon sounds like the world's most fun design firm to work at. A cross between a blue-sky skunkworks and a practical product …

Alcohol

Has This Silicon Valley Startup Finally Nailed The Indoor Farming Model?

Indoor farming is a trendy startup space, but many of those ventures have recently failed. Plenty thinks its technology, model, and timing mean it’s the place that will finally turn greens into green.<p>“I like to call this the cathedral.” So says Matt Barnard, CEO and cofounder of the vertical …