Fun and Interesting archive for 2011-04-28

Independent Magazine for iPad — MAG

(8 years ago)
Designcollector teamed up with talented art director and ipad master for release of awesome and unique free iPad design magazine «Designcollector MAG». MAG features dozen of artists, exclusive artworks for «Trend Research» theme and interesting interviews from digital leaders (Behance, FWA, Fubiz and Taschen). Grab the copy while it is hot! Download iPad DCMAG for [...]

Sea dancers in the magic light of sunrise, photography by Richard Calmes

(8 years ago)
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solidThinking Is Seeking the Best Student Work for Their 2011 Design Competition

(8 years ago)
solidThinking is pleased to announce their eponymous solidThinking Design Competition 2011, honoring the best design concepts created completely using solidThinking 8.5 software. Any student over the age of 18 can enter any original design: consumer goods, electronics, furniture, jewelry, fashion, medical products, packaging, toys, transportation, etc."Through the solidThinking Design Competition 2011, we want to give an opportunity to young designers to express their creativity while learning our 3D software, with the additional benefits of gaining exposure for their talents, being evaluated by global design thought leaders and—why not—winning nice prizes," said Alex Mazzardo, solidThinking's vice president of product strategy and marketing. "solidThinking tools are inspired by and used by some of the world's most creative product designers, and we are certainly eager for up-and-coming designers to apply their talents and techniques to our concept-creation software."An international jury of high-profile designers, academics and writers—including Core77's own Stuart Constantine—will judge the entries on aesthetic qualities and form innovation, function innovation and feasibility and presentation techniques (see the full breakdown on the competition page).Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions—$5,000 and a solidThinking 8.5 Inspired commercial license for first place— while all entries published on the solidThinking.com[..]

Flotspotting: Igor Lobanov's Sprout Pen Concept Grows On You

(8 years ago)
This is such an awesome concept and no, I have no idea how it would actually work. Moscow-based designer Igor Lobanov's Sprout pen concept reveals the ink within its clear body in the form of a plant-like sprout. As you use the pen, over time the ink diminishes and the sprout shrinks as if dying.Too depressing? (more...)

Tease Boudoir Brand New Website @MediaNovak

(8 years ago)
We are extremely proud to announce the completion of a brand new website for photographer Shawna Coates. As for any professional photographer, her work was given centre stage but as always attention to details extended to all other parts of the website. We hope you’ll enjoy this website as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it [...]

Best Photographs From NGC Animals

(8 years ago)
Check out the best photographs of animals and birds from the National Geographic Channel 2011. Continue reading… Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Teratologia — Monstrum horribilis

(8 years ago)
Teratologia Monstrum horribilis Mixed Media (pencil, salt ink, different paper) Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Still Think Social Media Is A Fad? [Infographic]

(8 years ago)
Almost every day I talk with business owners who think social media is a fad, and if they just hold out long enough that it will go away. Or others that think social media is only used for sharing pictures of grandchildren and telling the world what you made for dinner. Read more. Design You [...]

Japanese Ghost Prank (Video)

(8 years ago)
Remember that scary girl from Japanese horror film The Ring? A Japanese TV show called ‘Panic Face King’ did something similar to this guy…

Words of Wisdom on Invention from Recently Departed Hubert Schlafly

(8 years ago)
Hubert Schlafly, one of the inventors of the original Teleprompter, died last week at the age of 91. In the late '40s or early '50s (accounts conflict), Schlafly was working as a technical expert for 20th Century Fox. During his tenure, soap opera actor Fred Barton requested lines of dialogue be printed large and hung in various locations around the set, as the pace of shooting often outpaced the actors' ability to memorize new dialogue. Barton, Schlafly and Fox manager Irving Berlin Kahn subsequently collaborated to produce the world's first Teleprompter, a hand-cranked scroll printed with dialogue that folded up into a suitcase, albeit one that weighed 40 pounds.The Teleprompter has since evolved into the one-way glass projection device we see politicians speaking into. Schlafly got out of the business in the 1960s and soon invented the cable box. An article on Schlafly in Notre Dame Magazine (presumably his alma mater) contains his interesting take on inventions, which could easily be applied to product design:[Schlafly's] fond of saying there are three phases to all inventions:"One is the wild-eyed guy who has an idea, sees a need and has the technical background two address it."Two is finding sufficient financial backing to create something that might be marketable."And three is when everybody looks at it and says, 'Anybody could have done that.'"(more...)

Encore un Super Mario IRL (mais un bon)

(8 years ago)
On ne compte plus les adaptations de Super Mario dans la vie réelle, mais parfois certaines sortent du lot ! C’est le cas de cette vidéo intitulé sobrement « Real Life Super Mario Bros« .

Vellut

(8 years ago)
Vellut is a graphic design studio located in Spain..See more graphic Design work here Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Benoit Paille 2011

(8 years ago)
new work by Montreal based photographer Benoit Paille. See more here Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Wooden Splinter Bike dubbed "engineering marvel"

(8 years ago)
This blog is no stranger to wooden or, indeed, bamboo bicycles. The "Splinter Bike" by English craftsman Michael Thompson, however, is a very different animal. Barring a touch of glue and lick of paint, this beast is made entirely from wooden parts—not a nail, screw, nut or bolt in sight...not even a chain or rubber tyres.(more...)

30 Photographs That Will Blow Your Mind

(8 years ago)
Capturing a moment in a snapshot is a real art, you have to be ready with your camera at the right moment and right place. Photographers who can achieve those shots are usually professionals who always keep their camera with them, constantly look for something to take a picture of and have the ability to [...]

The Story Behind 10 Social Networks

(8 years ago)
Social networking has become an integral part of society, both for personal and business use. Through social media, family can stay connected at all times anywhere they have Internet access. Read more… Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Never Mind a Panic Room. What You Need is a Panic House

(8 years ago)
The nutty Safe House, designed by Polish architecture firm KWK Promes, is a Modernist structure with a James-Bondian trick: Flip a switch and a series of sliding walls and rollgates buttons you up tighter than troops in a bunker. (more...)

Crazy wedding memorabilia (12 photos)

(8 years ago)
One more day until Kate Middleton to Prince William of Wales tie the knot. Some people are celebrating in quite the odd way.

SPLINTERS Teaser video

(8 years ago)
CLICK TO WATCH In the 1980s an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. Twenty years on, surfing is not only a pillar of village life but also a means to prestige. With no access to economic or educational advancement, let alone running water and power, [...]

Composition Inspiration no. 157

(8 years ago)
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What's in a Product Name? And Philippe Starck Gets Into Leather

(8 years ago)
Years ago at the New York Auto Show I wandered into now-defunct Mercury's exhibit area, where their Mercury Marauder concept car was on display. I thought the name was weird, given Mercury's blue-haired client base; my then-girlfriend quipped they might as well have called it the Mercury Violator.Product names often have little to do with their intended purpose, but that hasn't stopped Philippe Starck from naming his latest chair the Lou Read. It's partly a play on words—Starck met musician Lou Reed at Paris' Royal Monceau Hotel years ago, and the rooms of that hotel will now feature the chair—and partly wistful aspirations of how the chair will be used: Says Starck, "This project is a reminder that it is far better to spend time in conversation or reading activities than in front of the TV or computer."(more...)

Sensual vintage photography by Pavel Titovich

(8 years ago)
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Mickey’s Epic Adventure

(8 years ago)
Paris-based photographer Vincent Boussereuz recently turned his lens on the most recognized mouse in the world, capturing Mickey in some iconic London locations. See more at My Modern Metropolis. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

The Twins — the futur of skateboarding

(8 years ago)
The next generation of skateboarder is already there… A beautiful video ! Watch «The Twins» skateboard video here Watch «The Twins» skateboard video here Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Daily Awww: You have always been this cool… (43 photos)

(8 years ago)
Hello there,Thanks for sending in your original childhood photos for this post. YOU need to send YOUR awkward childhood photos now!Step 1: Click SUBMIT up top or mail to: theBERRYsubmit[at]gmail[dot]comStep 2: Pretty please include a descriptionHave a great one!Emily & Megan

The Twins – La relève skateboard est déjà là

(8 years ago)
« The Twins » est une jolie vidéo de skateboard qui nous présente deux skateurs âgés de seulement 12 ans : Pierce et Chris Brunner. Autant dire quand on voit leur niveau que la relève est déjà là ! Une vidéo de Ty Evans sur une musique de Empire of the Sun.

Audience-generated internet television (art project)

(8 years ago)
ωοωTV is an interactive internet television and a Net Art project by Timur Ruziev and Yaroslav Sedyshev. Video content is made out of Google image search results based on user-entered text queries. The resulting video stream is totally audience-generated and is broadcasted in real time along with all the text queries. Demo reel. visit ωοωTV [...]

AC4D: One year later, Innovating solutions to address Homelessness, by Jon Kolko

(8 years ago)
Austin Center for Design has just completed its first year of classes, and student teams have created progressive entrepreneurial models for affecting positive change in the world around them. After spending 24 weeks immersed in the problem of homelessness, the following businesses have emerged:Patient NudgeAfter observing the limited time and resources case workers have to manage an increasingly large at-risk population, Ryan Hubbard and Christina Tran developed an online compliance and persistence tool. This tool—Patient Nudge—allows a care provider to automatically check in with a large population via SMS, aggregate results into compelling visualizations, and identify outliers in the data. (more...)

USB Tampon

(8 years ago)
Will soon be available on Meninos. Creative or gross? More on Blue Strawberry Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Beauty of Destruction by Taylor Hinds

(8 years ago)
Taylor Hinds takes a photographic journey through what she calls the “beautifully tragic ruins” of Detroit, Michigan, in this photo series entitled ‘Beauty of Destruction.’ Abandoned, decaying or just plain run-down, Hinds’s photos show the appeal that remains among some the city’s buildings and attractions, despite years of neglect. More photos at Definitive Touch. Design [...]

Rainbow Gathering

(8 years ago)
Après Stranger Project, le photographe Benoit Paillé a passé plusieurs années à suivre et photographier des personnes lors de Rainbow Gathering. Cette communauté, souvent éphémère se réunie dans des endroits en plein air afin de vivre en harmonie et en paix.Previously on FubizNeil StewartVertebrata SeriesMoleskine BagsCopyright Fubiz™ - Suivez nous sur Twitter et FacebookCopyright Fubiz™ - Suivez nous sur Twitter et Facebook

Footspotting: Global Carbon Footprint Infographic

(8 years ago)
As Sustainability month draws to a close, we've dug up a gem from the Coroflot archives: Stanford Kay's excellent infographic of global carbon emissions.Kay's design succeeds in representing a potentially overwhelming set of data on several levels: some 200+ different countries are represented by bubbles, color-coded by continent, where the size of each is proportional to its carbon emissions.Full size after the jump...Click for full-size.Moreover, the arrangement of the bubbles completes the metaphor, adding a further dimension of scale to the graphic: it is difficult, if not impossible, to see the big picture when one is perusing the names of the individual countries. Thus, Kay's infographic also reminds us not to miss the forest for the trees.(more...)

Open Objects: Jonathan Muecke at Volume Gallery in Chicago

(8 years ago)
Chair and bench made from carbon fiber and epoxy resin.This Saturday, Chicago-based Volume Gallery opens its fourth show. Jonathan Muecke, Cranbrook alum and recipient of the 2010 Veuve Clicquot Award, will show Open Objects, a collection of pieces all tightly tuned to the possibilities of their own particular properties. Unlike a series, these works were developed independently of each other, each one conceived as its own project.Muecke seeks to rediscover and re-embed potential in objects. In Open Objects, a tenuous, enigmatic latency is the one binding force between the pieces. He touches on this in his poetic, precise (and somewhat obscure) artist statement: Principally, objects present limits—figured in function/process/material/form/idea and so on. In this case objects are measured to each variable and equally fixed in the variables. In this normal and productive way objects are figured backwards. My interest is going forward—remaining inconclusive to the terms of measurement. In this way potential remains in an object.The show runs from April 30th through May 15th, opening this Saturday at 328 South Jefferson Street at 6pm. Preview more works at the Volume Gallery website.(more...)

Made for each other

(8 years ago)

Mitsubishi ASX Knee Airbags Campaign

(8 years ago)
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