Category Archives: CULTURE

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Leonard & Church: Direct-to-Consumer Luxury Watch Startup Eliminates Traditional Supply Chain

7 days ago

Inspired by the desire to buy a quality, well-designed luxury watch but frustrated by the current state of the bloated luxury watch industry, Leonard & Church founder Jeff Leung set…

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Industrial Designer Tom Dixon on Digital Tools, Manufacturing and the Future of Product Design

2 weeks ago

In the video age, getting behind the design thinking and production process of many great thinkers has never been easier, and online file transfer service WeTransfer has added even more…

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Revealing the Beauty of Natural and Man-Made Objects One Millimeter at a Time

3 weeks ago

Yesterday we shared filmmaker Keith Skretch’s Waves of Grain video on our all-new SolidSmack Daily Smack Reading list. In Waves of Grain, Skretch shaves away blocks of wood layer-by-layer to…

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‘Inside the Mind of an Inventor’ is Pure Insanity and Totally Awesome

3 weeks ago

We’re pretty sure that if you were to open up your nearest dictionary and open it up to the word ‘Insanity‘, Colin Furze‘s name would be somewhere in there. The…

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Jony Ive Opens Up on ‘Designing, Developing and Making’

1 month ago

What happens in the top-secret design lab at Apple’s Cupertino HQ has been a topic of interest for years now. Regardless if you use and appreciate Apple products or are…

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All the Best Photos From the Bay Area Maker Faire This Past Weekend

2 months ago

Since its launch in 2006 in San Mateo, California, the Bay Area Maker Faire has been the premiere event for makers, DIYers, hackers, and anybody with an interest in making…

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If Kickstarter Had a Retail Store, This is What it Would Look Like

3 months ago

Last week SolidSmack reported that in celebration of NYCxDesign happening this month in New York City, the MoMA Design Store would be selling a collection of successfully-funded Kickstarter product designs…

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3D Printed Gun Leads To The Arrest Of Japanese Man

3 months ago

We are not here to debate the legality surrounding the possession of guns, but to merely ponder on how things can get out of hand when you don’t take the…

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On-Demand Band Merchandise: Indie Rock Meets 3D Printing For New Broken Bells Album

3 months ago

Marketing and 3D printing have been going hand-in-hand quite nicely in recent memory (and why not?). Whether using additive manufacturing as a self-promotional tool or as a way to make…