At Clear-Coat, we’re pretty wild about well-designed products. It’s a bit of an obsession, actually. As such, we’re always on the hunt for the latest and greatest toys to test out, tech to try and eyebrow-raising products to get our hands on. And then we thought, why not share this obsession with our readers? After all, you guys can surely appreciate a hands-free umbrella or an “anti-loneliness” bowl, too! Without further ado, here are eight [Continue reading...]
Hey, readers! We’re incredibly excited to announce “Ideas Worth Backing”, a brand new monthly feature for our blog. Every month, we’ll be hunting down and helping to fund an awesome idea or clever invention on crowd funding sites that we think is worth your attention (and maybe a contribution, too!) We want to celebrate and encourage innovation, and we think this is just one small way to do that. Found a project you think we [Continue reading...]
For the past few months here in Philadelphia, a lot of talented designers, makers, and artists went head-to-head in the Yards Tap Handle Throwdown at NextFab Studio. This was a great idea by NextFab and Yards: the goal was to conceptualize and create a real-life prototype of a new tap handle for Philadelphia’s local brewery, Yards. The winning design gets a whole bunch of beer-related prizes, but best of all, the tap handle actually gets [Continue reading...]
Trello touts itself as a “collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards”, but that just doesn’t drive home how powerful of a tool it can be. As someone who previously relied on to-do lists for just about everything, it has changed the way I organize my thoughts, projects, and tasks – to the point where I am obsessed with finding new ways to use it (we even used it to redesign this blog). Because [Continue reading...]
In this now-famous ad, Samsung takes a pretty harsh stab at Apple on the new iPhone 5. As the ad indicates (you can see the full-blown graphic here), the Samsung Galaxy S3 destroys the iPhone 5 when comparing the “Spec Sheets” – so Samsung can’t help but ask: why is everyone fussing about the iPhone 5?