Core77 Weekly Roundup (1/23/23 – 1/27/23)

Here’s everything we covered this week:

The NapEazy is a strange telescoping pillow, designed for napping in unusual positions while on-the-go.

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The Heatty is a marble space heater by Claudio Larcher, professor and director of the Design Department at Milan’s New Academy of Fine Arts.

Industrial Designer Christian Neumeier designed these unusual Bender wall hooks made of powder-coated steel.

Product designer Jordi Canudas devised a novel way to color the glass lampshades of his Dipping Lights.

To confer privacy in public, Cap_able, a clothing line by fashion designer and machine learning expert Rachele Didero, produces a line of knitwear that fools facial recognition software into thinking you’re an animal.

We wondered what many industrial designers no doubt wonder: Do aftermarket products point to design failures?

The Swedhook is a portable, universal hook that will surely be co-opted by the EDC market.

The designers at tech accessories company Anker re-think the form factor of the incumbent wireless charging platform, creating a rather modernist cube.

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Industrial Design students Lukas Bazle and Lukas Stotz reimagine the closet as a laundry drying rack, cutting out a step in the washing-to-wearing routine.

Architect Shinichiro Ogata’s S[es] brand creates “daily life tools,” striking new objects that look old, having been produced with traditional craft techniques.

The Twixit Seal & Pour solves a UX problem for foodstuffs that come in paper bags. It’s a bag clip with a convenient pouring spout.

Studio Kaschkasch designed Rail, a modular table system that can be extended via a sliding trestle, rails in grooves and a cam lock.

Transportation designer Samir Sadikhov penned this aggressively-styled Tank, an off-road bulletproof vehicle produced by Rezvani Motors.

NVIDIA’s new webcam filter can fake your eye contact, making video conferences and presentations seem more natural.

Industrial designers Bryce Gibson and Kurt MacLaurin invented the Mule, an all-terrain wagon that can be pulled by hand, towed by bike, or hauled in a vehicle’s hitch mount.

Teenage Engineering’s OP-Z Stable Diffusion Synthesizer, created by think tank/design studio Modem and creative agency Bureau Cool, creates an AI-powered visual experience that reflects the visual experience of synesthesia.

Industrial designer Myung-Nyun Kim designed this Amphi concept, a stovetop with a morphing heating element that can handle both regular flat-bottomed cookware and the domed shape of a wok.

Italian manufacturer Atim produces hardware that allows furniture to unfurl from cabinetry.

Digital fabrication firm Kkervvit uses a 5-axis CNC mill to produce these wooden eyewear frames for Enlite.

Another CNC-based fabricator, Karv Design, produces this amusing “Great Wave off Kanagawa” desk organizer.

Manufacturer Impact Racks now collects the no-longer-needed newspaper boxes they sold to companies decades ago, and rehabs them into upcycled storage units.

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