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A’ Design Awards & Competition—Last Call for Entries

A’ Design Competition is one of the world’s most well-known international annual juried competitions for design. The A’ Design Awards are held in many different creative fields to promote and recognize the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. 

Entries to the competition are blind peer reviewed by an expert jury panel of experienced academics, prominent press members and experienced professionals. The A’ Design Award is an opportunity for distinction, prestige, publicity and international recognition to The A’ Design Award Medalists through the A’ Design Prize, which is given to celebrate all awarded designs.

XXL Award Trophy and the Gold Trophy in Box

Entering your work to A’ Design Award is a great opportunity for all design oriented brands that produce original design work. A’ Design Award is a platform to promote original design work to millions of design oriented audiences, including design buyers and editors. As a part of the A’ Design Prize, winners are granted services such as exhibition of awarded works, inclusion of awarded designs in best designs of the year annual, an exclusive PR campaign for awarded designs, invitation to the black-tie gala-night and award ceremony and most importantly, the ability to use the award winning design logo on your marketing and communications. 

The primary aim of the A’ Design Award is to create a global awareness and appreciation for good design practices and principles by highlighting the best designs in all countries and in all creative fields. The final objective of the award is to push designers, companies and institutions worldwide to come up with superior products and projects that advance society.

Entries to A’ Design Award are accepted in categories such as Spatial Design, Communication Design, Industrial Design, and more. The unabridged list of award categories is available here.

Submissions are accepted annually until the design award deadline of February 28th, and results are announced annually on April 15, at the end of World Design Days. We will be announcing the winners on Core77.com on April 15!

Designers worldwide are invited to take part in the accolades by entering their best works, projects and products. Learn more about The A’ Design Competition and see past winners at Design Mag, which showcases good design work worldwide.

Register your best design projects to The A’ Design Competition here.

Past A’ Design Award winners:

Valtra T4-Series by Kimmo Wihinen – Platinum A’ Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Award in 2016

Kitch T by dsignedby – Platinum A’ Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award in 2016

Biologic by bioLogic team – Platinum A’ Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design Award in 2016

Riutbag R15 by Sarah Giblin – Platinum A’ Fashion and Travel Accessories Design Award in 2016

Ageloc Me by Nu Skin Enterprises – Platinum A’ Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design Award in 2016

Japanese Sake “koi” by Aya Codama – Platinum A’ Packaging Design Award in 2016

Digilock by Tong Jin (TJ) Kim – Platinum A’ Digital and Electronic Devices Design Award in 2016


Arab Media Forum 2014 by Dennis Schäfer – Platinum A’ Interface and Interaction Design Award in 2016

Ideapad Y700 by Johnson Li – Golden A’ Digital and Electronic Devices Design Award in 2016

Invictus by Ana Silva – Golden A’ Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award in 2016

Uslon by Valery Griaznov and Katerina Semenko – Golden A’ Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design Award in 2016

Scw Chocolate by Ning Li – Platinum A’ Packaging Design Award in 2016


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A’ Design Awards & Competition—Last Call for Entries

A’ Design Competition is one of the world’s most well-known international annual juried competitions for design. The A’ Design Awards are held in many different creative fields to promote and recognize the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. 

Entries to the competition are blind peer reviewed by an expert jury panel of experienced academics, prominent press members and experienced professionals. The A’ Design Award is an opportunity for distinction, prestige, publicity and international recognition to The A’ Design Award Medalists through the A’ Design Prize, which is given to celebrate all awarded designs.

XXL Award Trophy and the Gold Trophy in Box

Entering your work to A’ Design Award is a great opportunity for all design oriented brands that produce original design work. A’ Design Award is a platform to promote original design work to millions of design oriented audiences, including design buyers and editors. As a part of the A’ Design Prize, winners are granted services such as exhibition of awarded works, inclusion of awarded designs in best designs of the year annual, an exclusive PR campaign for awarded designs, invitation to the black-tie gala-night and award ceremony and most importantly, the ability to use the award winning design logo on your marketing and communications. 

The primary aim of the A’ Design Award is to create a global awareness and appreciation for good design practices and principles by highlighting the best designs in all countries and in all creative fields. The final objective of the award is to push designers, companies and institutions worldwide to come up with superior products and projects that advance society.

Entries to A’ Design Award are accepted in categories such as Spatial Design, Communication Design, Industrial Design, and more. The unabridged list of award categories is available here.

Submissions are accepted annually until the design award deadline of February 28th, and results are announced annually on April 15, at the end of World Design Days. We will be announcing the winners on Core77.com on April 15!

Designers worldwide are invited to take part in the accolades by entering their best works, projects and products. Learn more about The A’ Design Competition and see past winners at Design Mag, which showcases good design work worldwide.

Register your best design projects to The A’ Design Competition here.

Past A’ Design Award winners:

Valtra T4-Series by Kimmo Wihinen – Platinum A’ Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Award in 2016

Kitch T by dsignedby – Platinum A’ Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award in 2016

Biologic by bioLogic team – Platinum A’ Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design Award in 2016

Riutbag R15 by Sarah Giblin – Platinum A’ Fashion and Travel Accessories Design Award in 2016

Ageloc Me by Nu Skin Enterprises – Platinum A’ Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design Award in 2016

Japanese Sake “koi” by Aya Codama – Platinum A’ Packaging Design Award in 2016

Digilock by Tong Jin (TJ) Kim – Platinum A’ Digital and Electronic Devices Design Award in 2016


Arab Media Forum 2014 by Dennis Schäfer – Platinum A’ Interface and Interaction Design Award in 2016

Ideapad Y700 by Johnson Li – Golden A’ Digital and Electronic Devices Design Award in 2016

Invictus by Ana Silva – Golden A’ Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award in 2016

Uslon by Valery Griaznov and Katerina Semenko – Golden A’ Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design Award in 2016

Scw Chocolate by Ning Li – Platinum A’ Packaging Design Award in 2016


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A’ Design Awards & Competition—Last Call for Entries

A’ Design Competition is one of the world’s most well-known international annual juried competitions for design. The A’ Design Awards are held in many different creative fields to promote and recognize the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. 

Entries to the competition are blind peer reviewed by an expert jury panel of experienced academics, prominent press members and experienced professionals. The A’ Design Award is an opportunity for distinction, prestige, publicity and international recognition to The A’ Design Award Medalists through the A’ Design Prize, which is given to celebrate all awarded designs.

XXL Award Trophy and the Gold Trophy in Box

Entering your work to A’ Design Award is a great opportunity for all design oriented brands that produce original design work. A’ Design Award is a platform to promote original design work to millions of design oriented audiences, including design buyers and editors. As a part of the A’ Design Prize, winners are granted services such as exhibition of awarded works, inclusion of awarded designs in best designs of the year annual, an exclusive PR campaign for awarded designs, invitation to the black-tie gala-night and award ceremony and most importantly, the ability to use the award winning design logo on your marketing and communications. 

The primary aim of the A’ Design Award is to create a global awareness and appreciation for good design practices and principles by highlighting the best designs in all countries and in all creative fields. The final objective of the award is to push designers, companies and institutions worldwide to come up with superior products and projects that advance society.

Entries to A’ Design Award are accepted in categories such as Spatial Design, Communication Design, Industrial Design, and more. The unabridged list of award categories is available here.

Submissions are accepted annually until the design award deadline of February 28th, and results are announced annually on April 15, at the end of World Design Days. We will be announcing the winners on Core77.com on April 15!

Designers worldwide are invited to take part in the accolades by entering their best works, projects and products. Learn more about The A’ Design Competition and see past winners at Design Mag, which showcases good design work worldwide.

Register your best design projects to The A’ Design Competition here.

Past A’ Design Award winners:

Valtra T4-Series by Kimmo Wihinen – Platinum A’ Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Award in 2016

Kitch T by dsignedby – Platinum A’ Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award in 2016

Biologic by bioLogic team – Platinum A’ Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design Award in 2016

Riutbag R15 by Sarah Giblin – Platinum A’ Fashion and Travel Accessories Design Award in 2016

Ageloc Me by Nu Skin Enterprises – Platinum A’ Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design Award in 2016

Japanese Sake “koi” by Aya Codama – Platinum A’ Packaging Design Award in 2016

Digilock by Tong Jin (TJ) Kim – Platinum A’ Digital and Electronic Devices Design Award in 2016


Arab Media Forum 2014 by Dennis Schäfer – Platinum A’ Interface and Interaction Design Award in 2016

Ideapad Y700 by Johnson Li – Golden A’ Digital and Electronic Devices Design Award in 2016

Invictus by Ana Silva – Golden A’ Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award in 2016

Uslon by Valery Griaznov and Katerina Semenko – Golden A’ Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design Award in 2016

Scw Chocolate by Ning Li – Platinum A’ Packaging Design Award in 2016


Core77

A’ Design Awards & Competition—Last Call for Entries

A’ Design Competition is one of the world’s most well-known international annual juried competitions for design. The A’ Design Awards are held in many different creative fields to promote and recognize the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. 

Entries to the competition are blind peer reviewed by an expert jury panel of experienced academics, prominent press members and experienced professionals. The A’ Design Award is an opportunity for distinction, prestige, publicity and international recognition to The A’ Design Award Medalists through the A’ Design Prize, which is given to celebrate all awarded designs.

XXL Award Trophy and the Gold Trophy in Box

Entering your work to A’ Design Award is a great opportunity for all design oriented brands that produce original design work. A’ Design Award is a platform to promote original design work to millions of design oriented audiences, including design buyers and editors. As a part of the A’ Design Prize, winners are granted services such as exhibition of awarded works, inclusion of awarded designs in best designs of the year annual, an exclusive PR campaign for awarded designs, invitation to the black-tie gala-night and award ceremony and most importantly, the ability to use the award winning design logo on your marketing and communications. 

The primary aim of the A’ Design Award is to create a global awareness and appreciation for good design practices and principles by highlighting the best designs in all countries and in all creative fields. The final objective of the award is to push designers, companies and institutions worldwide to come up with superior products and projects that advance society.

Entries to A’ Design Award are accepted in categories such as Spatial Design, Communication Design, Industrial Design, and more. The unabridged list of award categories is available here.

Submissions are accepted annually until the design award deadline of February 28th, and results are announced annually on April 15, at the end of World Design Days. We will be announcing the winners on Core77.com on April 15!

Designers worldwide are invited to take part in the accolades by entering their best works, projects and products. Learn more about The A’ Design Competition and see past winners at Design Mag, which showcases good design work worldwide.

Register your best design projects to The A’ Design Competition here.

Past A’ Design Award winners:

Valtra T4-Series by Kimmo Wihinen – Platinum A’ Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Award in 2016

Kitch T by dsignedby – Platinum A’ Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award in 2016

Biologic by bioLogic team – Platinum A’ Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design Award in 2016

Riutbag R15 by Sarah Giblin – Platinum A’ Fashion and Travel Accessories Design Award in 2016

Ageloc Me by Nu Skin Enterprises – Platinum A’ Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design Award in 2016

Japanese Sake “koi” by Aya Codama – Platinum A’ Packaging Design Award in 2016

Digilock by Tong Jin (TJ) Kim – Platinum A’ Digital and Electronic Devices Design Award in 2016


Arab Media Forum 2014 by Dennis Schäfer – Platinum A’ Interface and Interaction Design Award in 2016

Ideapad Y700 by Johnson Li – Golden A’ Digital and Electronic Devices Design Award in 2016

Invictus by Ana Silva – Golden A’ Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award in 2016

Uslon by Valery Griaznov and Katerina Semenko – Golden A’ Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design Award in 2016

Scw Chocolate by Ning Li – Platinum A’ Packaging Design Award in 2016


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Toy Design & Casting, Testing Power Carving Tools, How to Tap Threads into Wood and More

Mr. Pen Man

Something very different from Jimmy DiResta this week. Jimmy, a former toy designer, goes back to his roots:

Testing Out Arbortech’s Power Carving Tools

Izzy Swan recently purchased a set of Arbortech’s stuff, and does an experimental carving to learn how to use them:

Art Frame

Frank Howarth creates a rail-and-stile frame for the large art piece he created last week, taking care to ensure the 4-foot-wide centerpiece has room to expand and contract:

Making an Axe Handle

April Wilkerson “gets the hang” of making an axe handle after a mid-project setback:

Tapping Threads Into Wood

Marc Spagnuolo is bringing a new tool to market, a set of taps designed to be used in wood. Check out some of the applications:

Building French Doors

Pretty cool to see from start to finish: The Samurai Carpenter builds, including the framing, a large set of wood-framed glass doors from scratch and installs it all:


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Toy Design & Casting, Testing Power Carving Tools, How to Tap Threads into Wood and More

Mr. Pen Man

Something very different from Jimmy DiResta this week. Jimmy, a former toy designer, goes back to his roots:

Testing Out Arbortech’s Power Carving Tools

Izzy Swan recently purchased a set of Arbortech’s stuff, and does an experimental carving to learn how to use them:

Art Frame

Frank Howarth creates a rail-and-stile frame for the large art piece he created last week, taking care to ensure the 4-foot-wide centerpiece has room to expand and contract:

Making an Axe Handle

April Wilkerson “gets the hang” of making an axe handle after a mid-project setback:

Tapping Threads Into Wood

Marc Spagnuolo is bringing a new tool to market, a set of taps designed to be used in wood. Check out some of the applications:

Building French Doors

Pretty cool to see from start to finish: The Samurai Carpenter builds, including the framing, a large set of wood-framed glass doors from scratch and installs it all:


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Toy Design & Casting, Testing Power Carving Tools, How to Tap Threads into Wood and More

Mr. Pen Man

Something very different from Jimmy DiResta this week. Jimmy, a former toy designer, goes back to his roots:

Testing Out Arbortech’s Power Carving Tools

Izzy Swan recently purchased a set of Arbortech’s stuff, and does an experimental carving to learn how to use them:

Art Frame

Frank Howarth creates a rail-and-stile frame for the large art piece he created last week, taking care to ensure the 4-foot-wide centerpiece has room to expand and contract:

Making an Axe Handle

April Wilkerson “gets the hang” of making an axe handle after a mid-project setback:

Tapping Threads Into Wood

Marc Spagnuolo is bringing a new tool to market, a set of taps designed to be used in wood. Check out some of the applications:

Building French Doors

Pretty cool to see from start to finish: The Samurai Carpenter builds, including the framing, a large set of wood-framed glass doors from scratch and installs it all:


Core77

A DIY Multitool Wristband, Experimenting with Concrete Casting, an Unconventional Wall Organizer & More

Multitool Wristband

Leatherman fan Laura Kampf found that their Tread multitool is too big for her wrists. So here she whips up her own, “for less than ten bucks:”

Concrete Casting Experiment

Ben Uyeda does an experiment to see if he can cast a concrete stool–using a common garden hose as the mold:

First Chainsaw Carving

An unusual video from April Wilkerson this week, who tries her hand at chainsaw carving:

Making A Wooden HTPC Computer Case

John Heisz harvests the sheet metal structure of an old computer, then makes a “modern retro” home theater PC case out of it:

Lathe Tool Stand

Dustin Penner creates a great-looking stand to hold his lathe tools, with a little help from sponsor Rockler:

One from the Archives:

Simple Wall Organizer

Chris Salomone designs and builds an unconventional, adjustable wall organizer:


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A DIY Multitool Wristband, Experimenting with Concrete Casting, an Unconventional Wall Organizer & More

Multitool Wristband

Leatherman fan Laura Kampf found that their Tread multitool is too big for her wrists. So here she whips up her own, “for less than ten bucks:”

Concrete Casting Experiment

Ben Uyeda does an experiment to see if he can cast a concrete stool–using a common garden hose as the mold:

First Chainsaw Carving

An unusual video from April Wilkerson this week, who tries her hand at chainsaw carving:

Making A Wooden HTPC Computer Case

John Heisz harvests the sheet metal structure of an old computer, then makes a “modern retro” home theater PC case out of it:

Lathe Tool Stand

Dustin Penner creates a great-looking stand to hold his lathe tools, with a little help from sponsor Rockler:

One from the Archives:

Simple Wall Organizer

Chris Salomone designs and builds an unconventional, adjustable wall organizer:


Core77

A DIY Multitool Wristband, Experimenting with Concrete Casting, an Unconventional Wall Organizer & More

Multitool Wristband

Leatherman fan Laura Kampf found that their Tread multitool is too big for her wrists. So here she whips up her own, “for less than ten bucks:”

Concrete Casting Experiment

Ben Uyeda does an experiment to see if he can cast a concrete stool–using a common garden hose as the mold:

First Chainsaw Carving

An unusual video from April Wilkerson this week, who tries her hand at chainsaw carving:

Making A Wooden HTPC Computer Case

John Heisz harvests the sheet metal structure of an old computer, then makes a “modern retro” home theater PC case out of it:

Lathe Tool Stand

Dustin Penner creates a great-looking stand to hold his lathe tools, with a little help from sponsor Rockler:

One from the Archives:

Simple Wall Organizer

Chris Salomone designs and builds an unconventional, adjustable wall organizer:


Core77

A DIY Multitool Wristband, Experimenting with Concrete Casting, an Unconventional Wall Organizer & More

Multitool Wristband

Leatherman fan Laura Kampf found that their Tread multitool is too big for her wrists. So here she whips up her own, “for less than ten bucks:”

Concrete Casting Experiment

Ben Uyeda does an experiment to see if he can cast a concrete stool–using a common garden hose as the mold:

First Chainsaw Carving

An unusual video from April Wilkerson this week, who tries her hand at chainsaw carving:

Making A Wooden HTPC Computer Case

John Heisz harvests the sheet metal structure of an old computer, then makes a “modern retro” home theater PC case out of it:

Lathe Tool Stand

Dustin Penner creates a great-looking stand to hold his lathe tools, with a little help from sponsor Rockler:

One from the Archives:

Simple Wall Organizer

Chris Salomone designs and builds an unconventional, adjustable wall organizer:


Core77

A DIY Multitool Wristband, Experimenting with Concrete Casting, an Unconventional Wall Organizer & More

Multitool Wristband

Leatherman fan Laura Kampf found that their Tread multitool is too big for her wrists. So here she whips up her own, “for less than ten bucks:”

Concrete Casting Experiment

Ben Uyeda does an experiment to see if he can cast a concrete stool–using a common garden hose as the mold:

First Chainsaw Carving

An unusual video from April Wilkerson this week, who tries her hand at chainsaw carving:

Making A Wooden HTPC Computer Case

John Heisz harvests the sheet metal structure of an old computer, then makes a “modern retro” home theater PC case out of it:

Lathe Tool Stand

Dustin Penner creates a great-looking stand to hold his lathe tools, with a little help from sponsor Rockler:

One from the Archives:

Simple Wall Organizer

Chris Salomone designs and builds an unconventional, adjustable wall organizer:


Core77

A DIY Multitool Wristband, Experimenting with Concrete Casting, an Unconventional Wall Organizer & More

Multitool Wristband

Leatherman fan Laura Kampf found that their Tread multitool is too big for her wrists. So here she whips up her own, “for less than ten bucks:”

Concrete Casting Experiment

Ben Uyeda does an experiment to see if he can cast a concrete stool–using a common garden hose as the mold:

First Chainsaw Carving

An unusual video from April Wilkerson this week, who tries her hand at chainsaw carving:

Making A Wooden HTPC Computer Case

John Heisz harvests the sheet metal structure of an old computer, then makes a “modern retro” home theater PC case out of it:

Lathe Tool Stand

Dustin Penner creates a great-looking stand to hold his lathe tools, with a little help from sponsor Rockler:

One from the Archives:

Simple Wall Organizer

Chris Salomone designs and builds an unconventional, adjustable wall organizer:


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A DIY Multitool Wristband, Experimenting with Concrete Casting, an Unconventional Wall Organizer & More

Multitool Wristband

Leatherman fan Laura Kampf found that their Tread multitool is too big for her wrists. So here she whips up her own, “for less than ten bucks:”

Concrete Casting Experiment

Ben Uyeda does an experiment to see if he can cast a concrete stool–using a common garden hose as the mold:

First Chainsaw Carving

An unusual video from April Wilkerson this week, who tries her hand at chainsaw carving:

Making A Wooden HTPC Computer Case

John Heisz harvests the sheet metal structure of an old computer, then makes a “modern retro” home theater PC case out of it:

Lathe Tool Stand

Dustin Penner creates a great-looking stand to hold his lathe tools, with a little help from sponsor Rockler:

One from the Archives:

Simple Wall Organizer

Chris Salomone designs and builds an unconventional, adjustable wall organizer:


Core77

A DIY Multitool Wristband, Experimenting with Concrete Casting, an Unconventional Wall Organizer & More

Multitool Wristband

Leatherman fan Laura Kampf found that their Tread multitool is too big for her wrists. So here she whips up her own, “for less than ten bucks:”

Concrete Casting Experiment

Ben Uyeda does an experiment to see if he can cast a concrete stool–using a common garden hose as the mold:

First Chainsaw Carving

An unusual video from April Wilkerson this week, who tries her hand at chainsaw carving:

Making A Wooden HTPC Computer Case

John Heisz harvests the sheet metal structure of an old computer, then makes a “modern retro” home theater PC case out of it:

Lathe Tool Stand

Dustin Penner creates a great-looking stand to hold his lathe tools, with a little help from sponsor Rockler:

One from the Archives:

Simple Wall Organizer

Chris Salomone designs and builds an unconventional, adjustable wall organizer:


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Low-Resource Designing, Explaining the Ergonomics of Different Workstation Designs, How to Use an HVLP Spray System & More

Brass Key for Padlock

A fun-to-watch combination of problem solving and bending materials to one’s will as Jimmy DiResta deconstructs an old padlock, then figures out how to create, from scratch, a brass key that will open it:

Bandsaw Blade Guides Comparison

This video will only be of interest to those of you with bandsaws, who have been debating swapping out the blade guides. Matthias Wandel compares four different types to see what the differences are.

Wood Cut Handprint Art

Frank Howarth goes abstract this week, harnessing his CNC machine to make an art piece based on the handprints of his childrens’ classmates at school:

The Best Computer Desk Ever?

Not a build video, but helpful for those of you looking to design a desk or workstation. Here Jay Bates covers, with the ergonomic attention of an industrial designer, the numerous designs he’s tried over the years—sitting, standing, treadmill, you name it—before settling on the perfect one for him (designed by Matthias Wandel):

Spraying Lacquer with HVLP

Tired of going through disposable paint cans? Steve Ramsey pulls in some pro finishers to explain how to use a High Volume Low Pressure spraying system:

Simple, Sturdy Lathe Cart

Bob Clagett knocks together a quick-‘n-dirty lathe cart:

Low-Resource Designing this Open Concept Tiny House

Ana White is on the forefront of a movement that I don’t quite know what to call; Low-Resource Design, maybe? The gist of it is that in building tiny homes for her clients, she needs to design and build solutions while having no access to specialty hardware manufacturers nor conventional retail chains. These restrictions force creativity. As examples, see the inventive dining table/counter desk, the “pantry,” the shower/closet and the laundry solution that she came up with below:


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Low-Resource Designing, Explaining the Ergonomics of Different Workstation Designs, How to Use an HVLP Spray System & More

Brass Key for Padlock

A fun-to-watch combination of problem solving and bending materials to one’s will as Jimmy DiResta deconstructs an old padlock, then figures out how to create, from scratch, a brass key that will open it:

Bandsaw Blade Guides Comparison

This video will only be of interest to those of you with bandsaws, who have been debating swapping out the blade guides. Matthias Wandel compares four different types to see what the differences are.

Wood Cut Handprint Art

Frank Howarth goes abstract this week, harnessing his CNC machine to make an art piece based on the handprints of his childrens’ classmates at school:

The Best Computer Desk Ever?

Not a build video, but helpful for those of you looking to design a desk or workstation. Here Jay Bates covers, with the ergonomic attention of an industrial designer, the numerous designs he’s tried over the years—sitting, standing, treadmill, you name it—before settling on the perfect one for him (designed by Matthias Wandel):

Spraying Lacquer with HVLP

Tired of going through disposable paint cans? Steve Ramsey pulls in some pro finishers to explain how to use a High Volume Low Pressure spraying system:

Simple, Sturdy Lathe Cart

Bob Clagett knocks together a quick-‘n-dirty lathe cart:

Low-Resource Designing this Open Concept Tiny House

Ana White is on the forefront of a movement that I don’t quite know what to call; Low-Resource Design, maybe? The gist of it is that in building tiny homes for her clients, she needs to design and build solutions while having no access to specialty hardware manufacturers nor conventional retail chains. These restrictions force creativity. As examples, see the inventive dining table/counter desk, the “pantry,” the shower/closet and the laundry solution that she came up with below:


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Low-Resource Designing, Explaining the Ergonomics of Different Workstation Designs, How to Use an HVLP Spray System & More

Brass Key for Padlock

A fun-to-watch combination of problem solving and bending materials to one’s will as Jimmy DiResta deconstructs an old padlock, then figures out how to create, from scratch, a brass key that will open it:

Bandsaw Blade Guides Comparison

This video will only be of interest to those of you with bandsaws, who have been debating swapping out the blade guides. Matthias Wandel compares four different types to see what the differences are.

Wood Cut Handprint Art

Frank Howarth goes abstract this week, harnessing his CNC machine to make an art piece based on the handprints of his childrens’ classmates at school:

The Best Computer Desk Ever?

Not a build video, but helpful for those of you looking to design a desk or workstation. Here Jay Bates covers, with the ergonomic attention of an industrial designer, the numerous designs he’s tried over the years—sitting, standing, treadmill, you name it—before settling on the perfect one for him (designed by Matthias Wandel):

Spraying Lacquer with HVLP

Tired of going through disposable paint cans? Steve Ramsey pulls in some pro finishers to explain how to use a High Volume Low Pressure spraying system:

Simple, Sturdy Lathe Cart

Bob Clagett knocks together a quick-‘n-dirty lathe cart:

Low-Resource Designing this Open Concept Tiny House

Ana White is on the forefront of a movement that I don’t quite know what to call; Low-Resource Design, maybe? The gist of it is that in building tiny homes for her clients, she needs to design and build solutions while having no access to specialty hardware manufacturers nor conventional retail chains. These restrictions force creativity. As examples, see the inventive dining table/counter desk, the “pantry,” the shower/closet and the laundry solution that she came up with below:


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This “Night & Day Globe” Rotates in Real Time, Uses Lamp to Indicate Sunlight

Way back when, people told the “time” by looking up at the position of the sun in the sky. Then we transferred to hands going around a clock, an abstraction that we had to learn how to read. Now most of us look at digital numbers on our phones or computer screens, an abstraction of the abstraction.

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could tell the time—or at least see just how much sunlight you had left—by looking at a globe? A company called Edu-Toys makes a mechanical globe that allows you to do so:

Alas, it appears the $ 100 globe/clock isn’t very well made: Reviews indicate it starts to go out of time in as little as two days and will lose an hour in two weeks. A pity, as the concept is cool.


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