Grace over at Design Sponge is having a DIY Design Contest. If you're an independent designer who makes furniture, product, jewelry, graphics or anything else for that matter, send your stuff to Grace sometime in the next week. She'll be publishing the work of the winners on Monday 28 November.
by Ami Kealoha
Foldschool, Swiss designer Nicola Enrico StÃ¤ubli's new series of DIY cardboard furniture for kids takes cardboard furniture in a much more pointy directionâ€”and the best part about it is that it's free. Three...
Popdeck x Cool Hunting Skateboard Design Winner
by Tim Yu
We have a winner! Of the dozens of entries, voters at Popdeck narrowed it down to three and after a close vote here at the CH headquarters, we ultimately chose CSJ 89's hyperbolic take on OCD. The contorted facial expressions interpret OCD in...
Geometry and shiny metal surfaces in a new magnetic jewelry line
by Jasmine Kounang
Science meets art in Klik Klik, Al Kelly and and Kellar Williams' new magnetic jewelry kit. Setting themselves apart from similar brands that came before them (like Magnetik Distractions and the gift set), Kelly and Williams take form as seriously...
Furniture with built-in blueprints hints at the localized future of manufacturing
by Greg Stefano
One of the design leaders in the movement to erase boundaries between digital and physical worlds, John Kestner's company Supermechanical recently brought its first product to market. Kestner, a MIT Media Lab alumni who we first profiled for his...
The Threadless of furniture
by Richard Prime
The brainchild of young entrepreneur Ning Li, Made is a new website that crowdsources chairs, tables, shelves and other furniture designs. In the Made Labs section, viewers can vote on their favorite designs. Made then puts the winning design...
More Ooms-y Goodness
by Parker Hutchinson
OOOMS design. He describes their production as a "change of value" that brings new life into an otherwise insignificant object. Intended primarily as a form of jewelry, these luxury pieces can be applied to clothing (or just about anything) with the...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
Luxury sleeping al fresco , Daft Punk DIY, Kenneth Anger does Missoni and more in our weekly look at the web
by CH Contributor
1. How To Make A Daft Punk Helmet A self-proclaimed dork, graphic designer Harrison Krix recently spent 17 months recreating the iconic gold helmet worn by Daft Punk's Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo. From molding the cast to soldering the electronic...
Our Twitter-based scavenger hunt in NYC leads to the ultimate design giveaway, and an iPad!
by Ami Kealoha
As design's savviest scour the streets of New York City this weekend in search of the best in global design, they may also spot white sticker silhouettes of iconic objects. Called Object Hunt, the city-wide initiative comes from a group of design...
Tiny Little Chairs Pendant Giveaway
by Mike Giles
The Tiny Little Chairs pendant collection, a series of modern chairs cast in precious metals, has already garnered a quick spin around the blogosphere recently with little more than a leaked splash page. Handmade in Montreal by design brothers Bruxe...
House of Colunga Jewelry
Chicago-based Stephany Colunga mixes found materials and homegrown bismuth to create bewitching, one-of-a-kind pieces
by Gabriella Garcia
Somewhere between mysticism and extraterrestrial fashion, Stephany Colunga built the eponymous House of Colunga, from which she produces her bewitching and surprisingly earthly jewelry line. Founded in Chicago in the spring of 2014, Colunga specializes...
Fabricate your own custom CNC furniture with open source files from Filson and Rohrbacher
by Josh Rubin
Expanding the idea of open-source projects into the realm of furniture, architecture, design and research firm Filson and Rohrbacher's AtFAB collection includes chairs, tables, desks and even bed frame plans with adjustable dimensions. To encourage...
CH Gift Guide: Editor's Picks
Ten shortlisted highlights from our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide
by CH Editors
Twenty-twelve has been a rambunctious year in the world of product design, and we've been right here watching, salivating and collecting the best of the best for our annual Gift Guide. With hundreds of items already in the archive and more being added...