Fun and Interesting archive for 2011-04-26

Careless Whisper Meets Metal (Video)

(8 years ago)
Metal cover of the famous Wham ballad, performed by Eric Calderone.

Present Tense: 2011 SVA Design Criticism Conference

(8 years ago)
In case you missed it on our Core77 calendar, the 2011 SVA D-Crit Conference is just a week away! Moderated by documentary film producer Adam Harrison Levy and featuring New York Times Magazine contributor Rob Walker as keynote speaker, the conference presents the 11 graduating students, who will each make a sharply honed 10-minute presentation on their thesis topic, and a panel of prominent critics on the future of design criticism.A panel discussion will follow the presentations, featuring a who's who of design criticism: MoMA's Paola Antonelli, BIG's founder and architect Bjarke Ingels, Van Alen Institute's executive director Olympia Kazi, The New Yorker's John Seabrook and Fast Company's Linda Tischler, who will join Levy and Walker onstage to debate the priorities, possibilities and impact of design criticism. The conference will be rounded off with a reception where you can get to know the next generation of design critics, editors, journalists, authors, curators, strategists and educators. If you're not in New York City, don't worry! The D-Crit Conference will be streaming live online! Stay tuned!Present Tense: The 2011 D-Crit ConferenceFree and Open to the Public4 May 20111:00 to 8:00 PMVisual Arts Theatre333 West 23rd Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues)(more...)

Contemporary Mudéjar Art by Los Tres Juanes

(8 years ago)
Time and time again, we see how technology has both inspired new possibilities for aspiring designers and generally democratized the design process. While some of these products are themselves a reflection of the digital age (the Glif comes to mind), Spain's Los Tres Juanes remind us that technology can also be used to revive traditional designs. The video below documents their approach to preserving the gorgeous "Nasrid-inspired roof frameworks, Alfarjes (polygon-shaped painted ceilings) and Mudéjar-style coffered ceilings."I don't know about "tasty" (1:34), but definitely quite elegant...As per the video, machinery certainly facilitates the process, though Los Tres Juanes take a great deal of pride in their work, where their work embodies a high level of craftsmanship. Even better yet, they opt to use reclaimed lumber whenever possible, another nod to heritage as a design principle.(more...)

Creative Self-Portraits Using Tape

(8 years ago)
Aakash Nihalani’s new series, tentatively titled Once Upon a Wall, was all done on a wall in Brooklyn. «The shapes I’m interacting with in the photos are stand-ins for more universal battles one faces in life, tangible or intangible…relationships, career decisions, and addictions,» he says. See more at My Modern Metropolis. Design You Trust RSS [...]

IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference - Register Now

(8 years ago)
Over the last few years we've covered the Illinois Institute of Design's Strategy Conference and we're proud to announce that Core77 readers are eligible for the discounted registration price for the conference, now only two weeks away (May 12-13). Find out full details at the conference website. Praised in both the worlds of business and design, the conference is an international executive forum addressing how businesses can use design to explore emerging opportunities, solve complex problems and achieve lasting strategic advantage. It looks to be an exciting conversation this year as it addresses: from using design to form the strategy of multinational companies to designing start-ups at the base of the economic pyramid; from changes in design and innovation in India and China to an expanded direction at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution; from the revolution in new media and learning to the underlying changes in capitalism as it is adopted in a wider number of countries.Check it out, and grab the Core77 discounted entry while you can!(more...)

The Microsoft Kinect Self-Awareness Hack is NSFH (Not Safe For Humanity)

(8 years ago)
Longtime readers of this blog know that I've backed off of my strident anti-robot stance from a few years ago. This is due more to a lack of time than a lack of fear. Reinvigorating my prejudice is this video from College Humor showing why you should not hack a Microsoft Kinect and make it self-aware:(more...)

Kai Bernstein And His Beautiful Pictures

(8 years ago)
Kai Bernstein is 21 years old and comes from Germany. He started with photography in january 2010. From then on it’s his biggest hobby and he doesn’t know what he would do without it! Ever since he see the world with different eyes. When he doesn’t have his dslr by his side, he just think [...]

Peter Bristol Is Looking for a Manufacturing Partner

(8 years ago)
Seattle's Peter Bristol has already established himself as the Lead Product Designer at Carbon Design Group but he's found time to design and prototype a couple projects on the side: the "LED Shade Lamp" and the "Cut Chair."(more...)

Space, the Ultimate Visual Frontier: 70+ Amazing Infographics

(8 years ago)
Since my last guest post here, there were a lot of events filled with infographics that could be the focus of this month’s mega-selection. The terrible earthquake in Japan and the nuclear threat that followed, the escalation of the military operations in Libya, Apple’s anniversary, the new chapters of the Browser Wars, and that’s just [...]

Kolchoz

(8 years ago)
work by Belgium based illustrator Kolchoz. see more illustrations here Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Of all the possible utensils…

(8 years ago)
of all the possible utensils that could've been invented to eat rice with how did two sticks win out

George Inness Paintings

(8 years ago)
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Computer Drawings

(8 years ago)
Here’re a few Computer drawings made by Miltos Manetas. I just love the look and feel of them. Actually I could post all of his portfolio on today and tomorrow. I totally recommend you to go through his work. You probably know his neen sites like www.jacksonpollock.org, www.maninthedark.com or www.thankyouandywarhol.com. Ok, one more piece by [...]

Romantic #131

(8 years ago)
It’s a new day. MORE PHOTOS HERE. via Romantic Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Bienvenidos a Miami

(8 years ago)
Taylor Warren by Kristiina Wilson in « Bienvenidos a Miami » More pictures Bienvenidos a Miami Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Salone Milan 2011: Loaded by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

(8 years ago)
At Milan Design Week this year, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago presented Loaded, the culmination of a two-semester design studio led by Jim Termeer and Helen-Maria Nugent exploring the fluid character of value, shaped by global systems of trade. The results range from direct representations of currency to symbolic abstractions of exchange represented in two catalytic materials: iron and sugar.Designers include: Brian Anderson, Amma Aning, Morgan Carter, Ryan Chorbagian, Valerie DeKeyser, Cecilia Gomez, Stephen Gulau, Won Joon Lee, Charlie McArthur, Jordan Morrell, Lauren Mosakowski, Nathan Paoletta, Ciara Taylor, Daniel Whiteneck, and Zhe Zhang.The School collaborated with Chicago Crucible, a small local foundry, to produce these objects for the show. On an individual level, students also brought in confectioners and taxidermists to fill out the details of their individual projects, which range from Elizabethan collars to small, unconventional candies.You already saw our favorite from the show, More Than It's Worth; here are several more. Division, by Charlie McArthur, a series of serving dishes based on statistical curves in economic models of wealth.Animal | Mineral by Valerie DeKeyser combines iron with organic materials in a series of pendant lights. She uses peacock feathers, horsehair, and man-made sable (cast iron dust and powdered sugar). (more...)

Leica I9 Concept

(8 years ago)
leica i9 concept for iphone 4 by black design associates. more pictures and infos here. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

HTML5 and CSS3: Wireframing in the final product

(8 years ago)
It’s a classic case of Photoshop versus website. Existing wireframing and prototyping tools are incapable of accurately reflecting the environment of the web. They produce static designs that can’t be seen through the variable known as the web browser. And when you build the final website, some elements won’t look exactly like their draft counterparts, [...]

Kisai Keisan and Kisai Denshoku

(8 years ago)
Kisai Keisan and Kisai Denshoku — A review of two watches from the japanese brand Tokyoflash Watch the complete review of the Kisai Keisan and Kisai Denshoku here Watch the complete review of the Kisai Keisan and Kisai Denshoku here Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust [...]

The Tinkering Studio, Part 2: Scott Weaver's Toothpick San Francisco

(8 years ago)
Artist Scott Weaver spent 35 years designing and assembling "Rolling Through the Bay," a trippy representation of San Francisco made entirely from toothpicks. Weaver incorporated a kinetic element into the structure in the form of winding tracks that accommodate ping-pong balls, which "lead" the viewer on tours through the city that hit different points of interest. Check it out:(more...)

Review – Kisai Keisan et Kisai Denshoku par Tokyoflash

(8 years ago)
On ne vous présente plus la marque de montres Japonaises Tokyoflash, dont on a souvent parlé sur UFUNK, une de nos marque de montres favorites grâce à ses concepts innovants et ses designs incroyables. Sans parler du fait que cette marque invente une nouvelle façon de lire l’heure quasiment à chaque nouveau modèle. Aujourd’hui nous » Read more

Fire Painting

(8 years ago)
Fire Painting is a cybernetic construction made by Sanela Jahić. The viewer can set off explosive levels of kerosene by subtle movements of a sensory data glove. The image can be manipulated, yet it constantly escapes control. found at vvork

Nadya by Nicolas Padron

(8 years ago)
Nadya photographed by Nicolas Padron in « Nadya 1970″ More pictures Nadya by Nicolas Padron Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Morrissey announces autobiography

(8 years ago)
Editorial work by Chris Thornley Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Cloud Cover by Robert Bentley Harrison

(8 years ago)
Robert Bentley Harrison focuses up above for these photos taken in the Karoo semi-desert region of South Africa, in a series he calls Cloud Cover. The black and white photos dramatically depict the contrast of light and dark which cover the environment of this distinct geographic location. More photos at Definitive Touch. Design You Trust [...]

361 - Running/Basketball

(8 years ago)
Après NY Adorned Tradition, voici une nouvelle réalisation de Evan Dennis. Réalisée afin de promouvoir la marque chinoise 361 Degrees, cette vidéo met en avant des athlètes provoquant des flammes autour d’eux grâce à leurs performances. Un rendu à découvrir dans la suite.Previously on FubizNike - Run75CrewNike - Run UnleashedNike Bowery Stadium NYCCopyright Fubiz™ - [...]Copyright Fubiz™ - Suivez nous sur Twitter et Facebook

The Problem of Non-Standard Sizes in Women's Clothing

(8 years ago)
"One size fits all" is the challenge of a furniture designer, up to a point. You design a chair or sofa that a 95th-percentile anthropomorphic shape will fit into, and then everyone that encounters that piece, from leg-dangling five-year-olds to 300 pound hulks, tries to make their body fit into it comfortably.Fashion designers have a more daunting task, as they have to produce the same garment in a variety of sizes. But even after they pull that off, a new problem emerges, one that any female clothing shopper can tell you about: There's no standardization of female sizes in the clothing industry. According to this article in the Times, "Take a woman with a 27-inch waist. In Marc Jacobs's high-end line, she is between an 8 and a 10. At Chico's, she is a triple 0." Even the Gap and Banana Republic, both part of the same company, have different sizes between them. Then there is the problem of "vanity sizing," whereby companies arbitrarily reduce the number sizes so women don't feel fat.One emerging solution to this problem is the MyBestFit body scanner, a piece of technological overkill that nevertheless seems necessary because of the ridiculous lack of standardization.(more...)

RaazoR — Sandro

(8 years ago)
watch video here RaazoR — Sandro Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

The Most Beautiful Origami Art

(8 years ago)
Take a look at Mabona’s origami and you’ll be swept away by his unique style. Classically beautiful with impeccable lines, they’re pieces that most anyone would proudly display in their homes as incredible works of art. See more at My Modern Metropolis. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design [...]

Sustainability in 7: Lisa Gansky On Sharing

(8 years ago)
The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.As Sustainability in 7 draws to a close, Lisa Gansky shares her thoughts on what she calls "meshing." Between "pursuit of better things, easily shared," and minimizing unused value—the automobile comes to mind as a canonical example—we agree that sharing is a viable business model.About Lisa GanskyLisa Gansky is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, internet pioneer, and author. Gansky was co-founder and CEO of both GNN, the first commercial website (acquired by AOL in 1995), and Ofoto (sold to Eastman Kodak in 2001). Gansky's focuses on sustainable ventures with positive social impact, and she has been an angel investor for over 15 years. She is the author of The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing. Learn more at meshing.it.The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share[..]

Shan Jiang — Bikes illustrations for «The Ride» magazine

(8 years ago)
Amazing illustrations by chinese artist Shan Jiang for «The Ride» magazine. Hope you like it! See all images plus magazine links here! Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Stussy x Marvel – The Ultimate Teamup

(8 years ago)
The Ultimate Teamup collection by Stussy x Marvel. Video here Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Annely Bouma by Akiss Paraskevopoulos

(8 years ago)
Annely Bouma photographed by Akiss Paraskevopoulos More pictures Annely Bouma by Akiss Paraskevopoulos Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Post Cup

(8 years ago)
Ever wondered where to get the right card with the right message? No need for that anymore! The postcard will make sure the message is limited to nothing but your fantasy — and the space on the cup. Instructions are quite simple: clean the mug with soap and water, apply your message directly with a [...]
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