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The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 20.15

7 days ago

Don your favorite bath robe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this weekend’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader. This week we saw everything from a Daniel Simon-designed, fully-functional TRON Lightcycle, a…

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Friday Smackdown: Metal Cavity Fur Explosion

7 days ago

A large crease appeared. Metal stretching along its head, down the neck, seams splitting, pins snapping. The cold kept the air still, sound pounding from the cavern through the chest,…

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Behind the Design: An Interview with Buttur Founders Ken and Quan Jasinski

1 week ago

During the 9-5 grind, Ken Jasinski is an Industrial Designer and his wife Quan is a Color Specialist – both working in technology. While grad school has always been of interest to them, they instead chose…

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Garage Inventor Colin Furze’s New Jet-Kart is Pure Insanity and Absolutely Amazing

1 week ago

When it comes to that nagging, why-isn’t-it-the-end-of-the-week feeling you get on Thursday afternoons, it can be tempting to want to pack up your desk for good and figure out a…

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New Short Film Series Highlights the Joy of Crafting Objects by Hand

1 week ago

For filmmaker Ben Proudfoot, churning out high-quality documentaries that tell the story of a Maker’s process is a walk in the park. The Nova Scotia-born filmmaker attended the University of…

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Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff: Week 20.15

1 week ago

With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you. This…

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Autodesk Bundles Fusion 360 Ultimate Features Into Much Cheaper Fusion 360

1 week ago

As if the release of Onshape back in March of this year didn’t spin the CAD world into a frenzy, things are only about to get a little more crazy…

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The Mellow Drive Uses Tesla-Style Batteries to Convert Any Skateboard Into an Electric Cruiser

1 week ago

Although we may not have functional hover boards yet (that don’t rely on a leaf blower at least), the past few years have presented skaters with a bevy of new…

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Weekly App Smack 20.15: NYT Now, Flickr, Folders Pro, Spinly and More…

1 week ago

Time for another round of apps that cover the spectrum of your beloved mobile device, be it iPhone, Android or Windows! The Weekly App Smack is the best of design…

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SolidSmack Radio | The Planned Obsolescence

3 days ago

This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new playlist of face-melting great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days….