Fun and Interesting archive for 2011-03-17

Painings by MARK PETTIT

(8 years ago)
An intense childhood interest in drawing and painting gave Mark Pettit an early start in the pursuit of becoming an artist, but there was little in his early efforts to suggest that he would attain his current level of success so early in his career. MARK is based in Colorado/Texas. More at cuded dtsv.dtse_post_107794_permalink = [...]

Curiosity Club Q+A with Michael Felix of EFFALO

(8 years ago)
domekit, by EFFALOOur next Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club, is right around the corner so we sat down with our speaker, Michael Felix, to give you a little preview of his presentation next week! Felix is a design scientist concerned with the subtle interactions that occur between humans, nature, and technology. His work at EFFALO is grounded in the idea: Think hyperglobally, act microlocally. Michael will be speaking next Tuesday, March 22nd at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland at 6PM. Curiosity Club: What is a design scientist? How does it differ from being strictly a Designer or Scientist?Michael Felix: A design scientist is more concerned with the process over the aesthetic outcome. If the process of design is beautiful, then so will the end result. This requires the designer to think in wholes and approach problems empirically, focusing on just one thing at a time. Contrast this with conventional product design, where the emphasis is usually upon rapidly-designed, massively-produced, shiny objects.Your work focuses on systems and processes, what tools (physical or otherwise) do you find yourself using repeatedly?I try to document everything as it happens using blogging tools like tumblr or wordpress. I take pictures, record sounds and journal thoughts in the attempt to create an emerging narrative that reflects my process. More often than not, the intended audience for this documentation is myself and I refer to it regularly.Mental tools are just as important.[..]

Kacper Hamilton's "Art of Degustation" Drinking Set

(8 years ago)
Some of us—particularly whiskey and Scotch drinkers—have rituals for drinking, and I won't judge you if your ritual is to drink Cutty Sark straight from the bottle before putting your head down on the kitchen table. But if you wanted to class it up a bit, you could do a lot worse than to use this "Art of Degustation" drinking set, designed for Ballantine's by Kacper Hamilton.Hamilton's sexy snifters have a hole in their center that allow them, along with a similar decanter, to be ferried into the room on a silver tray with an integrated spindle that all of the glassware's impaled on. When it comes time to quaff, metal inserts that you've chilled in the freezer are used to plug the holes, keeping the booze nice and icy while obviating melting cubes. Hit the jump for more shots.(more...)

Gun Metal Dj Booth

(8 years ago)
Gun Metal Dj Booth with anthracite leather paneling with double stitch detailing. dtsv.dtse_post_108058_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/18/gun-metal-dj-booth/'; dtsv.dtse_post_108058_title = 'Gun Metal Dj Booth'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Industrial Facility X Margaret Howell: Cycling Jerseys Meet British Tailoring

(8 years ago)
British fashion designer Margaret Howell and Industrial Facility's Sam Hecht have collaborated to produce a unique shirt, mixing the functionality of cycling jerseys with the style of tailoring. The pale blue cotton button-down is simple in the front, while the back tail is turned up to form dual back pockets to hold wallet, maps, or cell phone while traveling. Unlike regular cycling jerseys, though, this one is work-appropriate.Get one online at Margaret Howell.(more...)

Matthew Welch

(8 years ago)
You may not know his name yet some of his photographs are known to all. Matthew Welch is a photographer working in several fields, ranging from portrait, fashion, retouching and advertising. Welch captures raw emotion and sheer intensity in his images, his advertising work is perfect and his portraiture work is simple and natural. More [...]

7 Basics to Create a Good Design Brief

(8 years ago)
There are a number of basic parts that any good design brief includes. Getting your clients to include each of these in their brief makes your job as a designer that much easier. A comprehensive, detailed brief becomes the guiding document for the entire design process, and spells out exactly what you, as the designer, [...]

He and She

(8 years ago)
With each and every post, we strive here at Creative Tempest to bring you only the best artists from around the world. This post comes to you all the way from Orange County, California, with our artist being none other than Randy and Erin from He&She Photography. Randy and Erin are a married couple who [...]

Vandelay Premier Design Bundle only $39 (reg. $161)

(8 years ago)
Vandelay Premier have put together an awesome design resource bundle, exclusive to MightyDeals. You can get 33 resource packs, consisting of a total of 661 resources, for just $39. That’s a savings of 75% off the regular price of $161, if you bought these resources individually. The bundle consists of: 90 Textures, 207 Brushes, 145 [...]

IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference Registration!

(8 years ago)
IIT Institute of Design's annual Strategy Conference is an international executive forum addressing how businesses can use design to explore emerging opportunities, solve complex problems and achieve lasting strategic advantage. Insights from previous years include the need to move past user needs (argued by Core77 columnist Don Norman), synthesizing design strategy into action and finding beauty in meaningful design.Speakers at this year's conference include Bill Moggridge, director of the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum and Core77 columnist, who will be speaking on the use of design thinking in strategies for civic and government agencies. When he was asked to lead the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design, he accepted the challenge to develop the museum into a "National Design Resource." At the ID Strategy Conference he will share his current thoughts about the meaning, role, and value of this idea. Ted London, Jamshyd Godrej and Seth Starner will address the design field's fundamental challenge in helping improve sustainability while helping people across the developing world join the middle class. James Hackett (Steelcase) and Kun-pyo Lee (LG Electronics) and Larry Keeley (Doblin) are also scheduled presenters.Register or learn more about the IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference here!(more...)

What Every Studio and Workshop Needs: The Portotrash

(8 years ago)
When working on a studio project, there's nothing more satisfying than those moments when you sweep all the trimmings and detritus off the table and onto the floor, allowing you to focus on only the pieces you're working on. Of course, it also makes a damn mess you'll have to sweep up later (or not at all, depending on how Mad Scientist you are).Jack Talbert, a second-generation inventor who hails from Kansas, has a simple solution for this: The Portotrash, a simple rig that clips to the table and holds an ordinary plastic shopping bag you can sweep everything into. You can even store extra plastic bags in the chunky plastic part in the front.The Portotrash is a Quirky project up for presale at $20 a pop. At press time Talbert's got just 148 out of the 1,000 committments necessary to see production, but you'll change that, right?(more...)

Awesome motion graphics & Illustrations by Leandro Franci

(8 years ago)
Brilliant motion graphics pieces AND realistic girls (some oriental girls some superheroe girls and some both oriental AND superheroe girls) illustrations! Go check all his amazing work here: www.leandrofranci.com dtsv.dtse_post_108014_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/awesome-motion-graphics-illustrations-by-leandro-franci/'; dtsv.dtse_post_108014_title = 'Awesome motion graphics & Illustrations by Leandro Franci'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design [...]

7 Sweet and Useful Bridal Shower Favors

(8 years ago)
Bridal showers are one of the most special events leading into your wedding day. They give friends and family a chance to show support of your upcoming marriage with well-wishings and gifts for your married life. Read more… dtsv.dtse_post_108050_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/7-sweet-and-useful-bridal-shower-favors/'; dtsv.dtse_post_108050_title = '7 Sweet and Useful Bridal Shower Favors'; Design You Trust RSS Feed [...]

SNOWMOTION

(8 years ago)
In a few days, winter will be over. This stop motion video pays tribute to a season that’s cold but also quite artsy when the snow starts moving (music by crystal castles) dtsv.dtse_post_108045_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/snowmotion/'; dtsv.dtse_post_108045_title = 'SNOWMOTION'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter [...]

Going Overseas? Holstee's Production Tips for Designers, by David Radparvar

(8 years ago)
Just last month I returned from a few weeks in India where my partners and I were meeting with our partner NGO to discuss new product designs in the new year for our boutique brand, Holstee. Holstee is a company built on a basic idea: Living a dream and sharing that passion with others. We create products and shine a light on other designers who, like us, are dedicated to sustainable production through our webstore, Curated x Holstee. In the short time since we've launched the brand we have been fortunate to have found such great production partners, but we have also learned a lot along the way to help make every round of production go smoother than the last. Original Holstee Tee sketchIn May 2009 my brother Mike and I made the decision to work full-time on a pet project we had been working on, Holstee, a T-shirt with a holster-position pocket made out of 100% recycled material. After six months on a huge learning curve—trying to catch up on design and production basics, we launched our first line of Holstee Recycled Tees with jersey made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, milled, cut and sewn within 150 miles of each other in North Carolina. A few months later, my brother Mike needed a new wallet. We sketched out our dream wallet—a minimalist carry-all with enough storage for all the basics plus a sliding window for IDs or transit cards&emdash;and teamed up with a NGO in India that had perfected a method of using plastic bags collected off the streets of[..]

Photoshoot at the Police Department

(8 years ago)
Incredible photos of criminals taken by the Sydney Police Department. These photos were taken between 1912 and 1948. The photographer’s identity is not known, but his amazing sense of composition is plain to see. View More dtsv.dtse_post_108012_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/photoshoot-at-the-police-department/'; dtsv.dtse_post_108012_title = 'Photoshoot at the Police Department'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust [...]

SNOWMOTION

(8 years ago)
In a few days, winter will be over. This stop motion animation pays tribute to a season that’s cold but also quite artsy when snow starts moving (music by crystal castles) dtsv.dtse_post_108013_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/108013/'; dtsv.dtse_post_108013_title = 'SNOWMOTION'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | [...]

The Shoes Appreciation Society

(8 years ago)
Some types of shoes. dtsv.dtse_post_107988_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/the-shoes-appreciation-society/'; dtsv.dtse_post_107988_title = 'The Shoes Appreciation Society'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Horror Illustrations – The Dark Side of Digital Art

(8 years ago)
The fact is that our life is not only about joy, fun, and happiness; it provides enough space for other emotions as well, such as fear, anger, disgust, and sadness. However, this statement just reflects the way this world was built – the world, which combines black and white, good and evil, happiness and misfortune. [...]

In focus: Illustrator Si Scott

(8 years ago)
Todays In focus-post is all about the amazing illustrations of Si Scott. Unfortunately I havn´t found to much info about the guy so I will let the artwork do all of the speaking. Check out his website for more stunning work. More artworks! dtsv.dtse_post_108003_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/in-focus-illustrator-si-scott/'; dtsv.dtse_post_108003_title = 'In focus: Illustrator Si Scott'; Design You [...]

Editorial Photography by Steven Lippman

(8 years ago)
Steven Lippman is an accomplished photographer from Los Angeles, CA. who was raised on a steady diet of TV dinners and soda pop. He is known for producing images that exemplify the mood and texture of a lifestyle he has helped create. More photos! dtsv.dtse_post_107992_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/editorial-photography-by-steven-lippman/'; dtsv.dtse_post_107992_title = 'Editorial Photography by Steven Lippman'; Design [...]

Underwater Photography by Nicholas Samaras

(8 years ago)
Nicholas Samaras is a new underwater photographer, but he made an impressive entrance in underwater photography area in Greece and out of his country borders. Read more » dtsv.dtse_post_107990_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/underwater-photography-by-nicholas-samaras/'; dtsv.dtse_post_107990_title = 'Underwater Photography by Nicholas Samaras'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Poster

(8 years ago)
St. Patrick’s Day Poster is personal project graphic design by Duda. More images here. dtsv.dtse_post_107986_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/st-patricks-day-poster/'; dtsv.dtse_post_107986_title = 'St. Patrick’s Day Poster'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Beautiful Leather Bike Accessories from Walnut Studiolo

(8 years ago)
At an asphalt rectangle over at Sarah Roosevelt Park, not far from the Core offices in NYC, you'll often see guys and gals from the New York City Bike Polo club getting a game on. It's for riders like these that Oregon-based Walnut Studiolo makes these leather Polo Mallet Holders which, as it turns out, can also be used to hold six-packs:(more...)

Japan Hope Flag

(8 years ago)
j hope dtsv.dtse_post_107985_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/japan-hope-flag/'; dtsv.dtse_post_107985_title = 'Japan Hope Flag'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Nike Better World

(8 years ago)
Après la nouvelle campagne Adidas is all in lancée cette semaine, voici la campagne Nike autour de son engagement pour les causes environnementales et humanitaires. Un travail de Wieden Kennedy pour ce spot intitulé “Nike Better World”. A découvrir en vidéo dans la suite.Previously on FubizNike Throwdown Nike : Write The FutureNike Human ChainCopyright Fubiz™ [...]Copyright Fubiz™ - Suivez nous sur Twitter et Facebook

A Dirty Synergy by Alex Poll

(8 years ago)
Alex Poll explores how possession and product are discarded without thought through this series of photos depicting once useful objects abandoned in nature. A cycle perpetuated by the fact that we can constantly replace possessions, Poll suggests a synergy is formed when “nature begins to reclaim the things that were once part of it.” Check [...]

Help Japan Poster by Carrrrrlos

(8 years ago)
Help Japan poster by carrrrrlos. All proceeds will be donated for relief efforts in Japan. Via carrrrrlos.com dtsv.dtse_post_107976_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/help-japan-poster-by-carrrrrlos/'; dtsv.dtse_post_107976_title = 'Help Japan Poster by Carrrrrlos'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

the Design Cove | Design Cove: 21 Underwater Photos by Elena Kalis

(8 years ago)
View the rest here via the Design Cove. dtsv.dtse_post_107977_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/the-design-cove-design-cove-21-underwater-photos-by-elena-kalis/'; dtsv.dtse_post_107977_title = 'the Design Cove | Design Cove: 21 Underwater Photos by Elena Kalis'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Illustrations by Geliografic

(8 years ago)
Geliografic studio is the crew of professional artists, illustrators and graphic designers, sharing the same creative views. Geliografic is based in Moscow, Russia. More at cuded dtsv.dtse_post_107791_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/illustrations-by-geliografic/'; dtsv.dtse_post_107791_title = 'Illustrations by Geliografic'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Photography by Victoria Leites

(8 years ago)
Photography by Victoria Leites. More pics and info here. dtsv.dtse_post_107973_permalink = 'http://designyoutrust.com/2011/03/17/photography-by-victoria-leites/'; dtsv.dtse_post_107973_title = 'Photography by Victoria Leites'; Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Big Rethink 2011 Reflections: Competing on Ideas - A Loser's Game, by Iain Aitchison

(8 years ago)
All Images Courtesy of The EconomistWhat is it with 'ideas conferences' these days? Inspired by leading forums like Davos and TED, there is an oversupply of cross-disciplinary events that clash writers, futurists, executives and entrepreneurs together. The perceived value of taking time out to absorb unusual ideas and hobnob knows no bounds.In spite of their popularity, it hasn't gone unnoticed that many exhibit a certain intellectual vagueness, lack of focus and elitist undercurrent. This year's Big Rethink, although backed by The Economist's clout, followed this trend with a wooly program on the importance of ideas to business.Whereas last year's event offered up design thinking as an approach for leaders looking for new solutions, this year's event turned the mirror on business to demonstrate its understanding of the world today and the new approaches being taken to generate and implement game-changing big ideas.So how did they fare? In short, just as there was little actual design thinking on display last year, the big ideas at this year's Rethink were few and far between. I was left pondering two questions: why are big businesses not better at re-imagining what they do; and what role do designers have to play?David Butler (Coca-Cola) and Vijay Vaitheeswaran (The Economist)Implementation over imaginationIn contrast to the day's premise, speakers from P&G, Diageo and Coke declared that they weren't much in search of big new ideas—instead operational and incremental[..]

Big Rethink 2011: Competing on Ideas - A Loser's Game, by Iain Aitchison

(8 years ago)
All Images Courtesy of The EconomistWhat is it with 'ideas conferences' these days? Inspired by leading forums like Davos and TED, there is an oversupply of cross-disciplinary events that clash writers, futurists, executives and entrepreneurs together. The perceived value of taking time out to absorb unusual ideas and hobnob knows no bounds.In spite of their popularity, it hasn't gone unnoticed that many exhibit a certain intellectual vagueness, lack of focus and elitist undercurrent. This year's Big Rethink, although backed by The Economist's clout, followed this trend with a wooly program on the importance of ideas to business.Whereas last year's event offered up design thinking as an approach for leaders looking for new solutions, this year's event turned the mirror on business to demonstrate its understanding of the world today and the new approaches being taken to generate and implement game-changing big ideas.So how did they fare? In short, just as there was little actual design thinking on display last year, the big ideas at this year's Rethink were few and far between. I was left pondering two questions: why are big businesses not better at re-imagining what they do; and what role do designers have to play?David Butler (Coca-Cola) and Vijay Vaitheeswaran (The Economist)Implementation over imaginationIn contrast to the day's premise, speakers from P&G, Diageo and Coke declared that they weren't much in search of big new ideas—instead operational and incremental[..]
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