Fun and Interesting archive for 2011-05-05

TiGr: Innovative Titanium "Bow" Lock Design Just Got Kickstarted

(8 years ago)
Congratulations to New Jersey-based bike enthusiast John Loughlin, whose "TiGr" bike lock just crossed the threshold for funding on Kickstarter.It's a simple concept: the TiGr is a titanium bow that is secured with a pick-resistant cylinder to form a closed loop around the wheels and lower part of the frame (and, of course, a stationary object.) The long, slim form factor allows the rider to secure both wheels—without having to remove them—and lends itself to a unique method of storage: it doubles as an ad hoc top-tube protector when not in use.(more...)

Inventables' New Squishy Magnets!

(8 years ago)
I love lab geeks, because while we're watching Jersey Shore and shopping for iPhone cases they're pouring colored liquids into steaming beakers and discovering new materials. A thus-far-anonymous group of people in white coats have discovered that you can mix ferrite particles with a polyethylene gel, resulting in a soft, squishy magnet now being sold over at Inventables.This unique magnet is soft and squeezable to the touch. In every other way it is like a normal magnet; it has a north and south pole, opposite poles attract, like poles repel, and it is attracted to standard magnets. Currently, these magnets are only available in a small round form and there are no specific markets where this technology is used. It was invented purely for the challenge of creating a soft, flexible magnet.The hardness and strength of the magnet can be customized and injection molding is possible; however, the manufacturer currently only provides it in the form of round discs.So what's the application? I don't know, my imagination's limited; maybe they could use them on Jersey Shore or in some kind of iPhone case.(more...)

Polish Your Website with this Web 2.0 Logo Tutorial

(8 years ago)
The term web 2.0 graphics has no proper definition. But so far, as we have throughout the entire Internet, have seen those glossy graphics, shiny 3D buttons, logos, bubble like icons. All have a common factor which is the distinctive shine or gloss, and the 3 dimensional illusion bubble effect. In this project and tutorial, [...]

David Scott, Venice Beach’s historian

(8 years ago)
David Scott was a true historian about what happened around Venice Beach in the 70s. His pictures will stay in history… more pictures of David Scott on Venice Beach here. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

The Quantum Parallelograph (What It Actually Does, Sort Of)

(8 years ago)
A couple weeks ago, I tweeted about tweeted about Patrick Stevenson-Keating's Quantum Parallelograph, idly wondering what it does. Lo and behold, he's released a video showing his brainchild in action:Good stuff, but I'm still not quite sure what's going on in there. Of course, Stevenson-Keating's website indicates that it is a "work in progress." I wonder what the future holds for the Quantum Parallelograph... if only there was some kind of tabletop device that could tell me...(more...)

Stuart Gibson

(8 years ago)
Stuart Gibson is a photographer from Tasmania, Australia More Photography by Stuart Gibson Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Leif Podhajsky

(8 years ago)
Awesome work by Mlebourne based illustrator Leif Podhajsky.….See more here Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Michael Nager

(8 years ago)
Michael Nager is a photographer based in Berlin, Germany. More Photography by Michael Nager Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Xavier Jamonet

(8 years ago)
Xavier Jamonet is a photographer from the southeastern of France. More Photography by Xavier Jamonet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Hannah Davis by Max Abadian

(8 years ago)
Hannah Davis & Ryan Carney photographed by Max Abadian Blush Fall 2011 Campaign More pictures Hannah Davis by Max Abadian Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Vault Room

(8 years ago)
The Vault Room located in Belgium and designed by 51n4e. See more here Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Andy Irons | October 2010

(8 years ago)
Andy Irons in Hossegor, one month before he passed away. He is a legend.. More under http://jamrow.com/blog/?p=431 Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

The Mujification of Amazon: New AmazonBasics Line of No-Frills Products

(8 years ago)
It's not exactly Muji, but AmazonBasics is a new line of no-frill, consumer accessories spanning cables, SD cards, blank DVDs, batteries, and all manner of cases and pouches offered by the online retailer.(more...)

GrandMistaken

(8 years ago)

Operaciones

(8 years ago)
Artist Marlon de Azambuja’s very appealing works called Operaciones. A series made using displaced stickers on their original slips of paper. Love them! See more images at collabcubed. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Chesskey

(8 years ago)

Loopita Bonita

(8 years ago)
This must be one of the coolest lounge chairs ever. Also, one of the very few things (yes, mojitos included) that could make the summer ever better. Designed by Victor Aleman. More on Blue Strawberry Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You [...]

Things That Look Like Other Things: Risks and Thrills in Lamp Form

(8 years ago)
Late-breaking Salone news: Aleksandr Mukomelov presented the "Shark Lamp." I can't say it's a particularly challenging design, but I wouldn't mind having this in my yard or on my bookshelf.(more...)

Talking Heads

(8 years ago)
A new advertising campaign for T-mobile about video chat Watch more Talking Heads advertising here Watch more Talking Heads advertising here Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

How Facebook Comments is changing commenting on the Web

(8 years ago)
Facebook Comments is a recently released plug-in commenting system by Facebook that allows commenters to use their Facebook identity to post comments on content around the Web. And as simple and innocent as that sounds, it has caused an uproar throughout the Web. You’d think it was the end of the Internet itself! But people [...]

Get a 1 Year Membership to TemplateBox — only $35

(8 years ago)
TemplatesBox has been providing templates since 2002. Their collection features over 1,000 premium website templates that include both Flash and HTML/CSS based templates. For this week only, you can get full unlimited access and downloads to their 1 year Platinum Membership for only $35, instead of the regular price of $69. How’s this to sweeten [...]

Hollow

(8 years ago)
Hollow — A dark and beautiful shortfilm… Watch the Hollow short film here Watch the Hollow short film here Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Hollow – Un court métrage sombre et dérangeant

(8 years ago)
« Hollow » est un court métrage à l’ambiance sombre et dérangeante, visuellement très travaillé et porté par une superbe bande son… Réalisé par Oliver Franklin Anderson

Weekly World City Photography – San Francisco

(8 years ago)
We continue to share beautiful photos of cities with you.This week we have selected San Francisco. More San Francisco Photos Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Illustration by Randall Whiteis

(8 years ago)
Randall Whiteis is a professional illustrator based in Chicago, IL. Randall’s work has been featured in comic books and video games. More at inkbutter.com. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Flotspotting: Vito Selma's Simple/Complex Wood Furniture Designs

(8 years ago)
To make something look complicated and simple at the same time isn't easy, but it's an aesthetic that Vito Selma has nailed. Selma is based out of the central Filipino city of Cebu, and the Cebuano designer writes that "Simplicity governs my bursts of creativity, and simplicity dictates the complex contours I form my choice material—wood—into."Selma's designs are distributed in roughly two dozen countries, and his impressive client list ranges from Saudi royalty to the Princess of Malaysia to some guy named, oh, Nelson Mandela. Not bad for a one-man shop, although technically Selma does have a partner—one that grows out of the ground. As described on Selma's website:...Wood occupies a very personal space in [Selma's] world. He refers to it as his 'partner', implying an equal give and take of complications and accomplishment, a mutual understanding. The result is an unusually reflexive portrait of a boy and his wood: the material seemingly assimilates the literal 'flow' of Vito's creative outputs and his inspirations, as can be found in his tabletops and much-reputed sofas.Check more images of Selma's work after the jump:(more...)

Kinect × 3D Printing = blablabLab's "Be Your Own Souvenir"

(8 years ago)
Earlier this year, Barcelona's blablabLab piloted an attraction called "Be Your Own Souvenir" on Las Ramblas, the main tourist thoroughfare in the city they call home. It's essentially the 'Souvenir Penny' 2.0: lucky tourists posed for three Kinect sensors to generate a full-body scan, which is translated into a 3D-printed figurine of said tourist.For two weekends in January, "Be Your Own Souvenir" demonstrated the potential for new technology to invert the relationship between artist and audience: "spectator-performer, artist-tourist, observer-object."The user becomes the producer as well as the consumer through a system that invites him/her to perform as a human statue, with a free personal souvenir as a reward: a small figure of him/herself printed three-dimensionally from a volumetric reconstruction of the person generated by the use of three structured light scanners (kinect)... The project mimics the informal artistic context of this popular street, human sculptures and craftsmen, bringing diverse realities and enabling greater empathy between the agents that cohabit in the public space.Video after the jump:(more...)

35+ Cute and Adorable Puffin Pictures

(8 years ago)
In this post we are showcasing Cute and Adorable Puffin Pictures for this beautiful creature lovers. Most of the pictures you find in this collection are of Atlantic Puffin. Puffins are one of my favorite animal. They are just so cute, pretty and colorful. You will find some fantastic captures in this collection. Click here [...]

They all made out

(8 years ago)
They all made out but no one made it out alive

35 Cool Print Advertisements

(8 years ago)
Print advertisement is one of the oldest form of advertisement. It was started in 17th century and with advancement in techniques and technology, it has become an essential part of our life. A picture is enough to express thousand words and that is the main reason, why print advertisement has not lost its charm over [...]

Sand

(8 years ago)
Sand is a series of photographs by photographer Alexander Hampl in the Northland region of New Zealand (north of Auckland). View more photos on Beware… Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Enkel Dika

(8 years ago)
Enkel Dika is a playing illustrator who has the distinction to both the abstract creations that convey messages… View more on BEWARE ! Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Kiel Mead's "Forget Me Knot" has Tiffany & Co. All Tied Up?

(8 years ago)
Kiel Mead's "Forget Me Knot" pictured next to Tiffany & Co.'s "Twist" CollectionWe here at Core77 have been pretty clear about our stance on plagiarism in the past. Today, our friends over at Unbeige flagged a new collection, "Tiffany Twist," from Tiffany & Co. With Mother's Day just around the corner, the company has been pushing the collection. But as Unbeige reports, "Several pieces in the line bear a striking resemblance to the work of Brooklyn-based designer Kiel Mead, whose "Forget Me Knot" collection of hand-cast rings, earrings, and necklaces debuted in 2005." Read the full story here and let us know your thoughts.(more...)
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