core77.comA Brilliant UX Feature Android Has that iOS Doesn'tYou know how in movies, if a protagonist is looking at a framed photo of a loved one, then places it face down on the table, it means they're about to do something said loved one wouldn't approve of? The implication is out of sight, out of mind. One of
core77.comBetter Butter DispensingI'm skeptical of kitchen gadgets in general, but this one seems genuinely useful, at least if you're a frequent consumer of butter. Most of us store butter in a butter dish, and cut slices off of it with a knife. If you refrigerate your butter (a Northeastern America thing? I
core77.comTailor Brands' AI Designs Logos and Doesn't Do a Horrible JobWe've reached a moment in time where everyone is beginning to consider the ways in which AI and robots could take over their jobs in the near future. Luckily, robots don't quite have a knack for human emotion or creativity yet, so for the most part, design jobs are still
core77.comParody Video on What Architects Actually DoEach year at the AIA Conference on Architecture, window manufacturer YKK AP America releases a video taking a swipe at the profession. Some of these have been cringeworthy--rapping architects is a favorite theme--but this year's, "Eat. Sleep. Architect" leaves the rhyming out of it: Unbelievably, reading through the YouTube
core77.comThe Pink Coffin Pool Floatie 2018 Deserves Designers Andrew Greenbaum and Ian Felton of Pom Pom just served 2018 exactly what it deserves—a pink inflatable coffin. We caught wind of the satirical twist on the designer pool floatie trend yesterday morning, and put it to the Instagram poll test, which revealed many people are interested in the
core77.comUrban Design Observations: Sidewalk Flush-Mounted Bicycle Anchor LockI frequently walk my two dogs along Walker Street and into Tribeca. But today is the first time I noticed what you see in the photo below: Here we see a hollow sidewalk, and even if the sign wasn't there you'd know it was hollow due to the vault lights.
core77.comMaterials Offer a Key to Innovative Applications for Home-Health TrendsConsumers are increasingly being expected to have a greater role in "healing thyself." Shorter hospital stays, fewer instances of clinician-administered medication, and more do-it-yourself cases of in-home care drive the need for innovative home-healthcare devices. The implications are many – not only for sis, dad and grandma – but also for healthcare brand owners, pharmaceutical packaging producers, medical device designers and related materials suppliers.1
core77.com"McMansion Hell" Website Highlights the Worst Houses in TexasIt's been nearly two years since we checked in on McMansion Hell, the website that scornfully highlights choice examples of suburban architecture. The site's anonymous author is still at it, tearing through America state by state, with the current target being big-ass houses in Texas. "I've been poisoning my brain
core77.com"Ein Belg's" Epic 80-Day Bicycle Trip Through GermanyIs there a better way to see a country than by bicycle? A Belgian expat and cycling enthusiast named Carl, now relocated to Germany, just wrapped up an 80-day trip through all 16 of Germany's states. He filmed his journey and compressed those 80 days down into 80 seconds:
core77.comA Water Kettle and Toaster Designed to Blend in Seamlessly with Modern KitchensTea & Toast is a kitchenware product line consisting of a water kettle and toaster that were inspired by traditional tableware. The products were designed to compliment each other with unique, modern, and clean design aesthetics. Both products share a common design language based on high quality tableware elements that
core77.comRUNVI: Smart Insoles that Track Performance & Help Reverse Bad Running HabitsKnee injuries, ankle injuries and straight-up laziness are three common excuses for living a lifestyle without running, but according to NWTN Co-Founder Daniel von Waldthausen, two of those three excuses can simply stem from running improperly our entire lives. While NWTN's smart insole, RUNVI, can't help in the laziness department,
core77.comHow to Improve America's Infrastructure: Eat More PizzaHere's a brilliant bit of PR: Domino's Pizza has been funding road crews to repair potholes. Seemingly random towns in America--Athens, Georgia; Bartonville, Texas; Burbank, California; Milford, Delaware--have had just over 200 of their collective potholes repaired, then stamped with graphics: Domino's says they're doing it because "Potholes, cracks, and
core77.comVolkswagen's New California Camper Van is Packed With Utilitarian Design FeaturesVolkswagen's designers and engineers look like they had an absolute field day with their new California Camper van. They've loaded this relatively diminutive vehicle with built-in furniture, pop-out standalone furniture, two beds, a kitchen, an outdoor shower and more. It's not even the features themselves that most impress me, it's
core77.comMultitasking Mania: How to Shave and Brush Your Teeth at the Same TimeThe Amabrush was a successfully-Kickstarted hands-free toothbrush that never actually shipped. Now another design for an automatic toothbrush, the CHIIZ, has been successfully Kickstarted, and perhaps they'll have better luck. Since the CHIIZ doesn't have the protrusion in the front of it like the Amabrush did, that means you
core77.comShapeways Unveils Customizable 3D Printed Jewelry LineShapeways, the 3D printing service and marketplace known for their reliable on-demand printing in a variety of materials, recently announced their first in-house line, Spring & Wonder. The collection features a variety of customizable jewelry that leaves customers in charge of the size, shape and message written on their pieces.
core77.comDecoding the design language of the 2019 Lexus ES350For more than 20 years Lexus has been delivering their version of luxury autos and building a loyal following. Needles to say they've been very successful over this time frame, producing more than 2 million ES sedans since 1991. The 2019 edition will be the 7th generation of the platform,