Core77 Roundup: Best Things We Saw This Week (1/9/23 – 1/13/23)

Here’s this week’s roundup:


Ram Trucks’ New Revolution Concept EV boasts some wild design features. Not all are truck-specific.

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BMW has expanded their color-changing-car technology with their i Vision Dee Concept. Baskin-Robbins has 31 flavors, this car can do 32 colors.

For a change, Pininfarina designs a slow, square vehicle. Mobility company Holon will propagate these EV vehicles as a mass transit/private transportation hybrid.

A graphic design fail. A survey shows people can’t read Kia’s designey logo, resulting in 30,000 monthly searches for “KN car.”

Image: Mark Chan on Unsplash


This tape measure add-on gizmo lets you measure from interior corners.

Zippo continues their pivot away from lighters and into outdoor gear. Their Combination AxeSaw borrows some geometry from the Sven-Saw.


Industrial designer Mario Martinez’s beautiful Una is a minimal table with a cast aluminum top.

This nifty design for a lightweight, flat-packable stacking storage unit seems cool. It also seems like a scam.


A nice piece of vintage portable audio design: Philips’ D8018 “Roller” Boombox from 1985 reminds us of when design was fun.

Industrial designers Jun Jiang and Weinan Jin’s Buckle is a food storage container with a Chinese design sensibility.

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Olivetti’s new TCV 250 “work station machine”—new in 1966—was designed by Mario Bellini. It makes us long for the days when screens were not more important than people.

Sony’s Project Leonardo is a customizable PS5 controller designed for differently-abled gamers

We can’t decide if Lenovo’s stunning Yoga Book 9i, a dual-screen laptop, is more UX improvement or gimmick.


Lighting designer Robert Dabi created this infinitely-adjustable ring-light-like Poise lamp.

This combination folding flashlight/wireless table lamp is a great piece of Industrial Design student work, but unfortunately it’s not clear who the student is.

And finally, German product design studio Kaschkasch’s wonderful Bolita is a lamp with a surprising kinetic interface.

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