Core77 Weekly Roundup (7-10-23 to 7-14-23)

Here’s what we looked at this week:

The $2.3 billion MSG Sphere, “the world’s largest LED screen,” was unveiled in Las Vegas. It’s great at displaying gigantic basketballs, but otherwise seems simultaneously excessive and limited.

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As emojis permeate our society, turns out they can lead to legal trouble. A farmer was fined $62,000 for using a thumbs-up emoji to respond to a contract, then failing to honor it.

Seattle-based sustainable lunchbox company PlanetBox makes this stainless steel, leakproof bento box with a microwave-safe internal tray.

Humanscale Design Studio’s QuickStand Lite adds standing desk functionality to standard desks.

BMW Motorrad’s ConnectedRide Smartglasses are a wearable heads-up display for motorcycles.

Designer Hongliang Qian borrowed a “space-saving furniture” trick for his Rotating Table Service Robot, which makes unloading dishes easier.

This wild design for a semi truck, which sells for $153 and exists only in 3DS Max, is by HKV Studios.

Great Industrial Design student work: This Private Public Bench, by Dafi Reis-Doron.

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Female athletes are two to eight times more likely to suffer an ACL tear than their male counterparts. Nike’s new Phantom Luna soccer cleats were designed specifically to reduce injury in female athletes.

Furniture designer Conor Hacon’s unusual Bik Stool gets its split-leg inspiration from traditional Japanese hake brushes.

This experimental Eclipse chair, made of rattan, is by furniture designer Anne Brandhøj.

There are some innovative design tricks in this hideaway workstation, designed/built in just 3 weeks by Bly Studios for a competing-designers TV show.

In the 1960s, when astronauts were “given” Corvettes, John Glenn chose to stick with his weird, tiny German car, an NSU Prinz, instead.

Audi Design and apprentices from their factory at Neckarsulm collaborated on this snappy electric resto-mod, breathing new life into a 50-year-old NSU Prinz.

Tom Cruise’s Custom Oakleys are the least impressive thing about that insane Mission: Impossible motorcycle stunt.

Designed by Japanese office goods brand, the 9° Book Stopper is a unique, minimal design for a bookend. How well do you reckon it actually works?

These super chunky Goma steam-bent barstools and chairs, designed by architect Thomas Sandell, would’ve made the Thonet brothers scratch their heads.

Elena, by industrial designer David Dolcini, is a dressing mirror with an unexpected storage drawer.

Core77 visited Ford’s Bronco Off-Roadeo facility to put a Bronco Raptor through its paces.

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