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12 beautiful apps that just won Apple design awards

Apple is all about style, so to win a design award from the company is a pretty big deal indeed. A total of 12 Apple Design Award winners were …

Lara Croft

LG smartphone w/ new wireless charging standard reportedly ready to launch, works at up to 7 cm distance

Wireless charging, while not as popular as it once was, is still one of the coolest features you can get on any smartphone. Qi wireless charging is the current dominant standard, but it appears — according to Korean reports — that LG is hoping to ditch that option for another in one of their …

Britain’s National Poo Museum is officially open

<b>It’s finally here.</b><p>Now you can add The National Poo Musuem to your list of sightseeing goals, along with the Science Museum, Natural History and the …

patrick schuur channels dieter rams to redesign classic shaving razor

<b>patrick schuur channels dieter rams to redesign classic shaving razor</b><br>(above) starting out, the razor redesign had four main requirements<br>all images © …

Night Shift automatic Sunrise/Sunset schedule missing in iOS 9.3? Here’s the fix

With the release of iOS 9.3 yesterday, Apple included a major new feature that may help you sleep better at night: Night Shift. Night Shift works by changing the color temperature of your screen gradually as the day changes. In Control Center, you can toggle this feature on and off manually. In …

15 Free Fonts from Behance

One of the best things about being a designer/artist/maker/etc. is sharing your work with the people around you. And the people the next state over. …

Typography

Why Design and Market Research Need a Revolution

<i>By Patricia Roller, Founder and CEO, Vidlet</i>Despite the rumors of its demise, market research is not dead. It’s just stuck in its old sluggish ways. …

Innovation

Perkins+Will design of SRAM headquarters is a bike-friendly dream office.

Will the resurgence in urban cycling ever be matched by a rise in bike-friendly offices? Recently architecture and design firm Perkins+Will completed …

Tour de France

How The Andes House’s Ensamble Project Uses Hardboard to Create Workspaces

Hardboard is a wooden fiberboard that is produced by compression at high temperatures, making a smooth and uniform surface. It is known for being …

Core77 Questionnaire: Yves Béhar

Fuseproject’s founder on turning small projects into big breaks, his wariness of public speaking, and the contradictory traits that make for the best …

Product Design

Kids' Crazy Inventions Turned Into Real-Life Objects

<b>English artist, designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox (featured previously) is at it again with a series of bizarrely creative inventions, only this</b> …

Inventions

Makers Turn Kids' Crazy Inventions into Real-Life Objects

Dominic Wilcox is an artist noted for his crazy inventions, such as the breakfast digger and the smartphone nose stylus. He decided to tap into the …

Inventions

This Ingenious iPhone Dock Could Fix The Smart Home’s Biggest Problem

Global design firm Teague has a brilliantly simple solution for the most annoying aspect of connected home devices.<p>Every night it’s the same routine. Fish around for the Lightning cable. Open the Clock app and turn on the alarm. Going to bed with an iPhone is neither mindless nor elegant, yet, most …

Apple Pay

New Modular Furniture Assembles Into Fully Functional Rooms

What if living spaces—bedrooms, kitchens, home offices—<b>doubled</b> as both discrete areas for living, sleeping, and working <i>and</i> as storage? That's the question being asked and answered in a new line of modular furnishings by French industrial designer Gilles Belley, who, through this furniture system, …

Furniture

The 7 Best Ideas From CES 2016

The Consumer Electronics Show holds thousands of new ideas. But these are the ones that will matter into the future.<p>This week in Las Vegas, the electronics industry assembled to woo journalists with the shiny new toys of the year. Most of them aren’t worth your time: Thinner TVs. Dumb objects with …

Virtual Reality

What is Peach? The new social network app taking the tech world by storm

It’s the new social network from Vine’s co-founder where you can post a gif with just one letter, and it’s currently iOS-only. But is it just another Ello?<p>Over Ello? Periscoped-out? Sick of Snapchat? Good news, then: there’s yet another social network on the scene, trying to eat up your life.<p>Peach …

Social Media

Articles about 9 buzz worthy smart home innovations coming out ces 2016 on Dwell.com - Dwell

There's definitely something for everyone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this year we spied practical advances in...<p>Energy-monitoring and smart technologies have set up shop in the home, transforming machines for living into veritable living...<p>With careful planning and wise material …

Home Tours

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …

Design

The Designer’s iPad Pro App Buyer’s Guide

It’s likely some of you out there are planning to gift someone special…someone <i>very</i> special…with an Apple iPad Pro this holiday season. Designers and …

IPad Pro

Tiny wireless sensor never needs a battery

The internet of things is a nice idea, but there's one big catch: you have to power all those smart devices, which is no mean feat when some of them might not even have room for a battery. Dutch researchers think they have a solution, though. They've built an extra-small (2 square millimeters) …

Wireless charging's smaller players unite as the AirFuel Alliance

The wireless charging world can usually be reduced to two factions: the Qi standard... and then everyone else. However, those frequently neglected alternatives are now rallying around a common banner. Meet the AirFuel Alliance, the new name for the recent union between the Alliance for Wireless …

Creativity

Patty Carroll’s Fabulous, Maximalist Images Satirize The Myth Of The Perfect Home

Her Reconstructed series feature faceless women buried in brilliant scenes of beads, drapery, fringe, and fabric.<p>The images in photographer Patty Carroll‘s series <i>Reconstructed</i> display colorful, intricately constructed scenes brimming with stuff. But beneath the layers of crochet, drapery, fringe, …

Thrifting

A Gorgeous Fuse Box Designed For The Nest Generation

Dan Salisbury’s Fuse concept imagines a fuse box you’d be proud to have in any room in your home.<p>Save for electricians, no one gives much thought to fuse boxes. After all, if a fuse box is working, it’s just going to be collecting dust in your basement, right? Not necessarily. In apartments, fuse …

eReaders

Infento Self-Built Vehicles Empower Children to Be "Makers Instead of Consumers"

A brilliant idea to let kids build their own rides<p>Photographer Spencer Rutting was volunteering for a youth organization when he had an activity …

A Fifth Design Joins New Zealand’s Controversial Flag Competition

The public has been rallying for more options since the lackluster shortlist was revealed.<p>This year, New Zealand has made it a priority to find a new flag. The current design, the nation argues, is emblematic of colonial Britain due to its prominent Union Jack. But instead of commissioning …

New Zealand

UI/UX Hult International School

This is a digital rebrand of Hult International Business School done by British designer Thomas Le Corre. In this project we will go into the details …

Business School

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Charges 0-80 Percent In Just 35 Minutes (video)

Today Qualcomm has unveiled their latest fast charging technology that takes the form of Quick Charge 3.0, that builds on the technology used …

3 Design Trends Hiding In The New Nest Thermostat

What might appear to be a minor product update hides trends in industrial and interactive design to come.<p>Nest has just announced its third-generation thermostat. And at first glance, it’s tough to see how it’s different from the last generation. After all, it’s only about 1mm thinner, and it …

Trends