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Solar: Efficiency is Irrelevant. Cost is King

You’ve seen many headlines touting “record new solar panel efficiency.”We get excited seeing those, too. But they don’t matter.Alright, that was …

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Hairy house stays cool in São Paulo with an amazing palm fiber facade

This “hairy” house in Sao Paulo is covered in palm fiber to protect the interior from excessive sunlight. Brazilian brothers Fernando and Humberto …

10 Reasons You Don't Have an Amazing Life (and How to Fix Them)

Wondering why your life seems blah? Most likely it's one of these reasons. Lucky for you it's never too late to fix them.<p>Who doesn't want their life to be amazing? No one really wants to live a life of blah mediocrity. But stuff just gets in the way. Life happens. Maybe you think you don't have …

Happiness

This Water-Based Video Installation Is Not a Piece of Art—It’s a Medium

The 3D Water Matrix is coming to Italy and Germany this year.<p>The first thing you need to know about the <i>3D Water Matrix</i> is that it isn’t a piece of art—it’s a medium. In 2001, video installation artist Shiro Takatani dreamed up an intelligent fountain which would be able to communicate through …

Behind the scenes of the 12K Phase One XF IQ3 100MP Timelapse

Not long ago, we showed you an amazing 12K timelapse from Joe Capra shot on the Phase One XF IQ3 100MP camera. Why shoot in 12K if there’s no …

Why You Should Always Wear A Watch

Born in the early 20th century, the wristwatch saw its popularity first bolstered after the outbreak of WWI, when infantrymen and aviators needed a …

A new intersection design eliminates the dreaded left turn into traffic

But despite how standard it may seem to turn left into traffic, that's actually not an inevitable part of driving. There is an intersection design that could save you all that trouble.<p>The "diverging diamond interchange" creates designated ramps that gradually direct cars to veer left or right, …

Florida

How A 300-Year-Old Religious Sect Is Influencing Young Designers Today

Centuries before capital-m Modernism, the Shakers built clean-lined, functionalist furniture embodying their stringent spiritual beliefs.<p>The principles of honesty, utility, and simplicity read like a modernist’s credo, but those were the core design values of the Shakers, a radically conservative …

10 Things to See During New York Design Week 2016

A concise guide from Core77's editors to help you navigate this year's NYCxDESIGN events<p>NYCxDesign is in full swing and if you're anything like us, …

This Eco-Friendly Printer Can Turn Ordinary Paper Into a 3D Masterpiece

A new design lets you print in 3-D without the smell of burning plastic.<p>April was Earth Month -- and the Internet was abuzz with green business success stories. In general, companies across all industries are making changes to be greener -- from Ikea designers making products from recycled …

Sustainability

6 Traits Of Great Design Leaders

Being a good designer is only a start.<p>Countless companies advertise their design bona fides. Fewer live it. As the business world shifts focus from engineering and marketing to design and user experience, design leaders play an increasingly crucial role in shaping their companies’ future. But what …

7 Tips for Creating the Perfect Logo for Your Brand

Your brand’s logo is the sort of thing that can have a bigger effect on your business than you first think. The wrong logo can make your brand come off as unprofessional, assuming anyone notices you at all. A good logo will create instant recognition within the minds of your target audience.<p>There …

Disney to disrupt 3D printing industry?

13shares<p>Disney has been a force in the 3D printing world for some time, but now it has filed for a series of new patents that could disrupt the …

Researchers at MIT are using Legos to build interactive transportation maps

The roads, sidewalks, bus stations, and buildings are all made out of Lego blocks. Wee Lego figures represent pedestrians. Laid over it all is a computer-generated projection of the actual neighborhood, filling in the details of current green space and traffic in Dudley Square.<p>The project is a …

Lego

Worth its luxury-car price tag: Hasselblad’s new H6D camera

What do the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe, Steve Jobs, David Bowie, and NASA moon landings all have in common? They, and other notable …

This contest wants you to turn racist, classist city planning into a fun game

In the 1950s, Robert Moses was arguably the most powerful guy in New York. He built highways, smashed neighborhoods, and paved the way for a …

Urban Design

The All-New Hasselblad H6D Line Brings 100MP, 4K, CFast & 15 Stop Dynamic Range

There’s been much brouhaha over Phase One over the past few years and it’s oh-so deserved. They’ve ushered in MF cameras and top-end software …

Cameras

world architects

Fernando Menis's Auditorium CKK Jordanki in Poland is marked by his "picado" concrete technique: …

HP's new logo is the awesome one it never used

An abandoned brand redesign project from 2011 is brought back to life<p>HP is launching a global brand offensive today with the ultra-thin Spectre 13 laptop, and one of the subtler changes the company is making is to its logo. Where last year's Spectre x360 had the full "Hewlett-Packard" written out, …

This 3D-printed Rembrandt is the new frontier in forgery

A new Rembrandt painting was unveiled today in Amsterdam. But the portrait wasn’t exactly made by the 17th century Dutch master; it was created with 3D printers by a team of data analysts, developers, and art historians, <i>The Guardian</i> reports.<p>"A fascinating exercise in connoisseurship."<p>The painting, …

Buy Patrick Long's Amazing Rally Porsche 911 to Support Cancer Research

This off-road 1985 911, built by Porsche factory driver Patrick Long and his fabrication dream team, will raise money to fund pancreatic cancer research.<p>Rally-built Porsche 911s are, simply put, the best. There is something indescribably delightful about watching a rear-engined Porsche best known …

Ikea made a kitchen showroom in VR

Sometimes, a trip to Ikea can feel like an early glimpse at the apocalypse. The crowds, the screaming kids, it's all a bit much. But oftentimes a visit is inevitable in order to see what a particular sofa, bed or coffee table looks like in real life. Wouldn't it be great if you could get the same …

Painting by Chinese master fetches record $35 million in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A painting by Chinese artist Zhang Daqian sold for nearly $35 million at an auction in Hong Kong on Tuesday, the most one of his works has ever fetched, underscoring strong demand for quality Chinese art despite an overall slowdown in the market.<p>An inkbrush painting by late …

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Phi Calculator Helps Calculate the Golden Ratio For Your Designs

The golden (or divine) ratio is a staple of good photography and design. When you’re creating web pages or crafting designs in Photoshop, it could …

5 Rules For Nailing Scandinavian Style

Scandinavia seems to have everything sorted. With their relaxed approach to working hours and an ability to whip up a damn good cinnamon bun, it’s no …

Raspberry Pi As Speed Camera

Wherever you stand on the topics of road safety and vehicle speed limits it’s probably fair to say that speed cameras are not a universally popular …

Raspberry Pi

Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 Is A Lean, Mean Masterpiece In Carbon Fiber

Jason Lazarus April 1, 2016 1171<p>Lamborghini doesn’t tend to so much leave a “mark” with an iconic sleek take on modern European design as blaze twin …

An HGTV star shares 7 tips to keep in mind when buying a vacation home for rental income

We sat down with Scott McGillivray, real estate expert and star of HGTV's "Income Property," to hear his advice for vacation home buyers who want to earn a little extra cash by renting out their new place when they aren't around.<p>Here's how to spot a property that will generate some additional …

Real Estate