Fun and Interesting archive for 2011-03-10

2011 International Home + Housewares Show: Complete Guide

(8 years ago)
Wrapping up our whirlwind, three-day tour of the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show, we loved seeing less packaging and more stackable, squashable and sustainable goods. A brief history of the AMAC plastic box reminded us of the beauty in this ubiquitous object. We talked to an Iron Chef, fell back in love with ceramics, discovered non-magnetic "magnets", and found more and more reasons to drink water from the tap.+ Welcome to the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show+ alex Bottle's Mix and Match System for Easy Cleaning+ AMAC's Plastic Box, beloved by Warhol, collected by MoMA+ Born in Sweden and the Gravity-fed Watering Can+ Bodum Brings Back the Cone-Shaped Grill+ Casabella x Keith Haring+ Cat Cora, Iron Chef and mom, for Starfrit+ Chicago Metallic's Winged Cookie Sheet+ Fusionbrands CitrusPods+ iSi's Twist 'n' Sparkle+ Jasper and Black's Non-Magnetic "Magnets"+ Joseph Joseph Pie Chart Timer+ Kikkerland Loves Designers+ Kor Water now in Stainless Steel or with a push-button cap!+ Italy's LegnoArt, Wood Housewares+ Loveramics, Design-Focused Ceramics+ Museum of Robots, inspired by Sci-Fi+ Pacific Cornetta's Cardboard Booth+ Replenish, Cleaning from Concentrate+ Slice's U-Shaped Box Cutter+ Student Design Competition Winners+ Zebag, portable wine case!+ Oddities like the Towelagator, Urine Off and Really Useful Box! See our complete coverage archived here!(more...)

Core77 Photo Gallery: International Home and Housewares Show 2011

(8 years ago)
Photography by Thom Moran for Core77This year's International Home + Housewares Show will be remembered as year of the re-usable water bottle! It seems Karim's Bobble which debuted last year has spawned a sea of endless options—whether your preference is for stainless, plastic, or glass—there's one for everybody. An OXO rep attributed the rapidly emerging sustainable bottle market to rumors that many cities and states will soon ban the sale of plastic water bottles. We'd like to see that happent!For the last couple of years there's been an increased use of brightly colored silicone rubber in almost every category of consumer goods for the home. Maybe the BPA scare sent consumers running for food grade silicone, or did it just get cheaper and designers are finally exploiting its heat resistant properties and color options? Whatever the reason, Karim can't take credit for this one.This year also saw a huge variety of indoor fire pits and grills that run on gel fuels and alcohol for the urban dweller who has no space (or firewood). Don't miss more highlights from the show featured in our extensive video interviews and profiles: all indexed here.» View Gallery(more...)

10 Headlines Drawn Out Of Context

(8 years ago)
Best Tumblr I’ve seen today. Eric Wedum doesn’t like to read the news. But he does enjoy drawing crazy images that news headlines conjure. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Raw White

(8 years ago)
The new dark and brooding jewelry line by Norman Cavazanna and the accompanying campaign. Full campaign here dtsv.dtse_post_106542_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/11/raw-white/'; dtsv.dtse_post_106542_title = 'Raw White'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Conceptual Illustrations by Slawek Gruca

(8 years ago)
Very talented artist artist from Poland. More at Pondly dtsv.dtse_post_106538_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/11/conceptual-illustrations-by-slawek-gruca/'; dtsv.dtse_post_106538_title = 'Conceptual Illustrations by Slawek Gruca'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Informal study: Do ball chairs really provide ergonomic benefits?

(8 years ago)
For about two years I used an exercise ball (just the ball) as my main office chair. I eventually gave it up after discovering a couple of things:1. I have a tendency to defeat any ergonomic device over time. While I'd start my work sessions vigilantly paying attention to posture, as I became more engrossed in the task at hand, my body would subconsciously find a way to stay balanced on the chair while increasing the amount of slouch.2. An exercise ball on the floor quickly gets filthy. And as the ball rotates around, eventually you wind up sitting on a dirty spot.Ball chairs like the one seen in the photo above take care of problem #2, but how are they at problem #1? I always assumed it was a matter of personal proclivities, that the alert user would find the ball worked well for them, while the slovenly like me would fail to reap any ergonomic benefits over time.In Ergonomics Today, chiropractor Ian Chong attempts to get to the bottom of the matter with his "What's the Hubbub About Ball Chairs? Are They Really Ergonomic?" article. "We put together a small informal task force made up of some users, Certified and Associate Ergonomists, physical therapists, engineers, occupational therapists, and exercise physiologists—all professionals and all, not surprisingly, with opinions," writes Chong. Users were quizzed on the ball chair across six categories, with the results posted here and some further analysis and conclusions drawn here. (Those links are to Parts Two and[..]

Illustrations by Protski

(8 years ago)
Those posters were made by Felipe Protski and they are available to buy at koning.com.br/loja dtsv.dtse_post_106522_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/10/106522/'; dtsv.dtse_post_106522_title = 'Illustrations by Protski'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Web Culture: Grid-based Layout Designs

(8 years ago)
The semantic web has brought on a new generation of Internet technology. As designers and developers work together to redefine the rules of the web, the number of open-source projects and third-party APIs continues to grow. The opinions of web scholars differ on the use of grid systems. Many argue that setting grid points limits [...]

Then and now

(8 years ago)

Exclusive Interview: 360 Degree Panorama Man

(8 years ago)
Many of you may remember Chris Kotsiopoulos’ amazing 360 degree panoramas of the sky. For some of these photos, he shoots for an entire 24 hour period just to capture one scene! I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Chris, and he was nice enough to grant us an interview… See more at [...]

The Iron Triangle by Trang Tran

(8 years ago)
Trang Tran photographs Willets Point, also known as the Iron Triangle, a neighbourhood in the New York City borough of Queens. The streets of the predominantly industrial area are lined with auto shops, scrap yards and waste processing sites, as depicted through this series of photos of area businesses, owners and patrons. More at Definitive [...]

Florian Busch, Official Show Designer for Tokyo Design Week 2011

(8 years ago)
Tokyo-based Florian Busch, is the official show designer for the upcoming Tokyo Design Week 2011. A preview of this year's fairgrounds reveals that the main exhibition area will be built to resemble a cityscape. With no height regulations on this year's booths, we're hoping to see some interesting exhibition design! Also expect to see the 9th year of the Container Exhibitions, commissioned art installations, student design exhibitions and of course, the ever-present Tokyo Design Week Dome.(more...)

500R. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

(8 years ago)
Never forget. Never forgive. MORE PHOTOS HERE. via Romantic dtsv.dtse_post_106506_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/10/500r-sweeney-todd-the-demon-barber-of-fleet-street-2007/'; dtsv.dtse_post_106506_title = '500R. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Marathon drawing by Carl Krull

(8 years ago)
2’13 minute time-lapse process recording from a 10 hour marathon drawing performance by Carl Krull at Kunsthal Charlottenborg during the all day event «Palace Party» in 2011. The pencil on paper drawing measures 3,55 x 7,5 meters. For more works by Carl Krull check out www.carlkrull.com dtsv.dtse_post_106495_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/10/marathon-drawing-by-carl-krull/'; dtsv.dtse_post_106495_title = 'Marathon drawing by Carl [...]

"What kind of a**hole design is this?"

(8 years ago)
Far as we're concerned, anytime a non-design website brings up any level of industrial design criticism it's a win for our field, even if the posting contains curse words.Thus a recent post on Reddit brought a smile to our face. It was kicked off with a simple photo and a simple comment, below:"What kind of asshole design is this?"Gizmodo Australia picked up on it, adding "Putting the escape and power buttons so close together seems akin to placing a seat recline and cockpit eject button adjacently."The Reddit post, meanwhile, has spawned over 1,000 comments and counting. I guess the Dark Side of the Force really is stronger -- entries on design blogs espousing good design will get a fraction of that number. (more...)

Claudia Carieri

(8 years ago)
Gorilla Poster by Claudia Carieri More on Visual-Graphic dtsv.dtse_post_106501_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/10/claudia-carieri/'; dtsv.dtse_post_106501_title = 'Claudia Carieri'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Rob Kalmbach

(8 years ago)
Rob Kalmbach is a photographer living in New York City, USA. More Photography by Rob Kalmbach dtsv.dtse_post_106491_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/10/rob-kalmbach/'; dtsv.dtse_post_106491_title = 'Rob Kalmbach'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Adde Adesokan

(8 years ago)
«Triptychons of Strangers» a series of photographs by Adde Adesokan, a photographer from Hamburg, Germany. More Photography by Adde Adesokan dtsv.dtse_post_106489_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/10/adde-adesokan/'; dtsv.dtse_post_106489_title = 'Adde Adesokan'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

the Design Cove | «Sometimes the Stars» by the Audreys

(8 years ago)
View the video here via the Design Cove. dtsv.dtse_post_106485_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/10/the-design-cove-sometimes-the-stars-by-the-audreys/'; dtsv.dtse_post_106485_title = 'the Design Cove | «Sometimes the Stars» by the Audreys'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Grove x MapleXO Skateboard iPhone 4 case

(8 years ago)
Skateboard iPhone 4 case produced by Grove x MapleXO. More images here. dtsv.dtse_post_106482_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/10/grove-x-maplexo-skateboard-iphone-4-case/'; dtsv.dtse_post_106482_title = 'Grove x MapleXO Skateboard iPhone 4 case'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

the Design Cove | 12 Paradoxes of Graphic Design

(8 years ago)
View the rest here via the Design Cove. dtsv.dtse_post_106478_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/10/the-design-cove-12-paradoxes-of-graphic-design/'; dtsv.dtse_post_106478_title = 'the Design Cove | 12 Paradoxes of Graphic Design'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

More neat Flooring: Esti Barnes' Rug Designs

(8 years ago)
While Mafi has been innovating with the design of wooden floors, designer Esti Barnes has been pushing the envelope in not only engineered flooring, but rugs as well.(more...)

the Design Cove | Photography by Ross Honeysett

(8 years ago)
View the rest here via the Design Cove. dtsv.dtse_post_106474_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/10/the-design-cove-photography-by-ross-honeysett/'; dtsv.dtse_post_106474_title = 'the Design Cove | Photography by Ross Honeysett'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Awwwwwwwwwww (video)

(8 years ago)

the Design Cove | Photography by Justin Cooper

(8 years ago)
View the rest here via the Design Cove. dtsv.dtse_post_106470_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/10/the-design-cove-photography-by-justin-cooper/'; dtsv.dtse_post_106470_title = 'the Design Cove | Photography by Justin Cooper'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Method Design Lab: Private Capital for an Academic Incubator

(8 years ago)
The Method Design Lab, a collaboration between Central Saint Martins and the San Francisco-based design and innovation firm Method, launched today with the hope of driving UK economic growth and innovation. The business accelerator aims to bring up to 20 new design-centric innovations to market each year while challenging traditional innovation hubs. Unlike other academic incubators MDL will take a design-centered, user-experience approach to innovation and will be driven solely through private capital. Investors have the opportunity to enter the MDL fund in order to acquire a share in the range of new ventures MDL will bring to market.MDL operates a rigorous and transparent six-step process to take an idea from concept to full commercialization, which includes: (more...)

Hong Kong – The Pearl of the Orient

(8 years ago)
The Pearl of the Orient – this nickname of Hong Kong is, perhaps, the best characteristic or definition for this Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. By the way, the name of the city, actually, means “fragrant harbor” in English. Today, Hong Kong is one the most densely populated areas in the [...]

Beautiful illustrations by Lilly Piri

(8 years ago)
Lilly Piri is an australian illustrator and a visual artist. She studied art and illustration at the Arts Academy in Brisbane, Australia. More illustrations! dtsv.dtse_post_106458_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/10/beautiful-illustrations-by-lilly-piri/'; dtsv.dtse_post_106458_title = 'Beautiful illustrations by Lilly Piri'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Unique photography by Federico Cabrera

(8 years ago)
I am Federico Cabrera, 28 years old photographer/designer born in Argentina, now living in Finland. I do everything I have the time to do, today I am a fashion designer for GILLES ET DADA, a photographer, a graphic designer and a web designer. I would prefer to let the work speak for itself. What I [...]
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