Fun and Interesting archive for 2011-06-21

Kent Madden's Portable Bagel Toaster

(8 years ago)
Remember the portable record players we showed you back in April? The design innovation was that the normally-enclosed record platter would be largely exposed, with just the "reader" element, the needle, enclosed in the body.Our favorite semi-finalist in the Electrolux Design Lab 2011 competition takes this same design principle and applies it to that most New York of breakfasts, the bagel. Behold the Salvé Bagel Toaster, designed by Kent Madden of Carleton University: The new portable bagel toaster is especially convenient for those who can't find time to eat breakfast in the morning. Place a bagel in the toaster and it will automatically start rotating. When happy with the color of the freshly toasted bagel, simply remove and enjoy. The toaster is very energy efficient being run on sugar crystal batteries or recharged on a ceramic dock using induction. Now there are no excuses for missing the most important meal of the day!You can check out more of Madden's stuff on Coroflot.(more...)

The Censored Internet

(8 years ago)
Constant Dullaart released a new Google website called thecensoredinternet.com. Of course it does just exactly that what it says, censoring the Google results. You might also enjoy his other Google websites like therevolvinginternet.com, thedisagreeinginternet.com, thedoubtinginternet.com, thesleepinginternet.com and an other new one internetspread.com. By the way, if you’re in Berlin this Thursday evening you should come [...]

Russsian Carpet — Digital.

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSArussiancarpet.com Go here to see the rest of this post — Russian Carpet — Digital. Tweet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Brodmann Blades

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSARead more about Brodmann Blades Tweet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

The RAPEture

(8 years ago)

It’s Fashion Time

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAunusual luxury watch shooting by charles guo for numéro china projecting the watches on a naked model. more photos here. Tweet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Nokia's Screen-Stretching N9

(8 years ago)
Football is a game of inches, and cell phone design is increasingly turning into a game of millimeters. Different touch-screen cell phones all look the same from ten feet away, but get up close and you see the miniscule but significant differences that distinguish an iPhone from a Galaxy S.(more...)

Video Inspiration #24

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSACon­tin­u­ing a series of weekly posts with the selec­tion of the best video inspi­ra­tion. View the video on INSPIX Tweet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Footprint Sandals

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAfunny footprint sandals for kis by kiko-kids. more photos here. Tweet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

A magic world painted by Kathleen Lolley

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAKathleen Lolley moved to Kentucky nine months after her birth. She spent her childhood split between Louisville, KY and Pittsburgh, PA. Storytelling and nature are prominent elements in her work. Critters try to break the spell of day to day heartbreak and giant owls return to their nest with only dreams. She currently resides in [...]

Romantic #142

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

Hell in a Handbasket: Airplane Flight Attendant Button Design Breakthrough

(8 years ago)
For e-mail interface designers, putting the "Reply" button right next to the "Reply All" button seems like a good idea, until you accidentally send something to 20 people that you only meant for one person to read. And airplane interior designers have typically placed the "Flight Attendant" button next to the overhead light button, clearly differentiating each with an icon of either a human being or a light bulb, and further differentiating it with distinct colors, and yet people will still summon Darlene when they meant to light up their copy of Newsweek.Is this a failure of design, or a failure of the end user? Boeing is calling it the former, and trumpeting their new flight attendant button simply because it's placed farther away from the light button. They cite this ridiculous piece of design research which I really hope isn't true:...Extensive research [has] shown...that many passengers avoid turning on the reading light for fear of accidentally calling the flight attendant, Boeing Director of Differentiation Blake Emery told Reuters from Seattle.Let me get this straight—"many passengers" look at the two buttons, cannot work out which is which, and sit in darkness because they are too afraid to grapple with this problem? Are the flight attendants on these flights shaped like lightbulbs while the lightbulbs are made of glass blown into the shape of bathroom icons?(more...)

MADAME QUPSY

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAFine art and photography by Madame Qupsy. View more at Peanut Soup Deluxe. Tweet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Fake Beverage Packages + Pedo Beer!

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAAbsolutely funny and super-cool fake drinks packages created by Kalimulin Ilya, designer from Russia. DIY prints available for your pleasure! Download «DIY» .PDF contains the whole fake packages collection. Download exclusive «Pedo Beer: Too Cold» T-Shirt .PDF. Tweet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter [...]

Http://rwang3774.wordpress.com/

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAIf you like to see more of my works. please go to My name is Ray Wang. I am a painter and illustrator Thank you for stopping by!! Tweet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Studio House

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAHouse Studio design by Elsa Valero Arquitectura.…..See more images here Tweet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Chris Hosmer

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAAwesome tape illustrations by Chris Hosmer.……See more illustrations Here Tweet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

"Living With" Product Review: The GeekDesk Truly Transforms the Way You Work

(8 years ago)
Chances are you're sitting on your ass right now, whether you're reading this on your computer or a mobile device. And I've got bad news: Sitting on your ass is not good for you. The simple act of sitting makes you fatter, raises your cholesterol, spoils your metabolism and takes years off your life. "Is Sitting a Lethal Activity?" an excellent article recently published in the Times, highlighted why by looking at research from the Mayo Clinic, the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Circulation magazine and the American Cancer Society. An excerpt:This is your body on chairs: Electrical activity in the muscles drops -- "the muscles go as silent as those of a dead horse," [researcher Marc] Hamilton says -- leading to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects. Your calorie-burning rate immediately plunges...Insulin effectiveness drops...the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes rises. So does the risk of being obese. [Important enzymes] plunge, which in turn causes the levels of good (HDL) cholesterol to fall.One of the more disturbing points in the article is that regular periods of physical inactivity cannot be undone with strenuous exercise. In other words, your gym membership does not cancel out the ill effects of your office workday any more than running on a treadmill after smoking a cigarette does.The solution is to not sit so much, but that doesn't jive with your average job that involves a desk. Dr. James Levine, one of the Mayo Clinic researchers cited in the article,[..]

Stephen Colbert 3D-Printed During Interview with MakerBot Co-Founder Bre Pettis

(8 years ago)
Funnyman Stephen Colbert recently sat down with MakerMan Bre Pettis of MakerBot. In anticipation of the interview, the MakerBot team scanned Colbert's head and open-sourced it for Colbert fans who are lucky enough to have a 3D-printer to their name.Full video (lasers and all) after the jump:(more...)

30 Adorable Wedding Websites

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAThere are a great variety of wedding websites but, against our expectations, most of them have a very poor design and incomprehensible navigation. Such designs can hardly inspire a couple to organize a great wedding ceremony. So, we’ve decided to arrange a research of reasonably built online wedding resources and now we are ready to [...]

Mythical Creature Made of Matches

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSARemember Pei-San Ng? She’s the talented architectural designer and multimedia artist who makes incredibly beautiful art out of the red tips of matches! Ng just told us about a few new pieces she’s created including a stunning half-burned phoenix. It’s calls Out of the Ashes. See more at My Modern Met. Tweet Design You Trust [...]

Email marketing services reviewed

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSASelecting an email marketing service can be daunting. There are dozens of solutions to choose from, all with extremely varied options, features and pricing. Even more perplexing is that many reviewers rate these solutions in an effort to identify the “best” option. There is no single best option, but rather a lot of great options. [...]

Wise Words from Furniture Designer Mark Love on Screwing Up a Project

(8 years ago)
Years ago I was an ID student slaving away after hours in the junior design studio at Pratt Institute. The nightly soundtrack was Guns 'N Roses punctuated by various students swearing when the Dremel went too far, you over-tightened something and broke it, or gravity and a Snapple ruined your marker rendering. "I wish I had Command-Z in real life," I remember my buddy Randy saying.If you're a CAD jockey and you screw something up, provided they haven't cut steel from your drawings yet, it's a simple matter to fix. Those of us that work with our hands building stuff know a very different experience. I can't tell you how many times I've mis-divided a fraction and cut wood too short, drilled holes in the wrong side, or spent hours assembling something before realizing I forgot to install that little part that goes right in the middle.I came across an essay called "Risk" by Texas-based furniture designer Mark Love that perfectly describes the situation many of us in the latter category have found ourselves in:(more...)

51-year-old ‘Lost’ actor Doug Hutchison married 16-year-old

(8 years ago)
Yikes... 51-year-old 'Lost' actor Doug Hutchison married "16" year-old country singer Courtney Stodden. Hutchison looks super creepy and the 16-year old looks at least 30 (her website claims she is 16). You probably don’t even know who this dude is unless you’ve watched The Green Mile, Lost or The X-Files. Minors from the age of 16 can get married in Vegas with their parent’s permission and Courtney Stodden’s mom was happy to do so. The couples' official statement pointed out that their "vast age difference is extremely controversial,” but guaranteed they are "very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless. It gets better… Courtney's mom made a hilarious statement. "Courtney was a virgin when she married Doug. She is a good Christian girl... She is a beautiful girl. She has real breasts, real lips, she's not plastic." Check out the pictures below and tell us if you think that is bullsh*t or not.

Needlework Trend

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSASee more industrial design and art inspired by, and encompassing, knitting, crocheting or needlepoint: here. Tweet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

8-Bit Furniture & Home Accessories: Digitise the Living Room

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAWe collated some of the best pixellated homewares out there right now. Turn a lazy evening on the couch into an eye-popping colour splash with this sofa. I mean, there are cushions to adorn it too. See the best of 8-bit furnishings here. Tweet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB [...]

Tomas Saraceno

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSATomas Saraceno’s art installations are experiments in alternative living solutions for an ecologically sustainable world. More at collabcubed. Tweet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Edition29 ARCHITECTURE 006 for iPad

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAAn iconic little building in upstate New York by Dutch architect Ben Van Berkel of the firm UN Studio was destroyed by fire in 2007. This house known as the VilLA NM was one of the first elegantly executed and internationally recognized reinterpretation of the Glass House and immerged at the dawn of the internet [...]

Poetic Morphology

(8 years ago)
The Cloud Collective a pensé cette installation temporaire “Poetic Morphology”. Réalisée à La Fabrique, une ancienne usine de textile à Paris, cette création a été pensée dans le cadre du Festival international de l’affiche et du graphisme de Chaumont. Previously on Fubiz3D Type DesignAnatomy of a Computer VirusVirus Made of GlassCopyright Fubiz™ - Suivez nous [...]Copyright Fubiz™ - Suivez nous sur Twitter et Facebook

Vanessa Lorenzo by Mikael Schulz

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAVanessa Lorenzo photographed by Mikael Schulz for Woman July 2011 More pictures Tweet Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Bilbao, Cape Town and Dublin: Shortlisted for 2014 World Design Capital

(8 years ago)
Bilbao, SpainToday the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) announced the shortlist for 2014's World Design Capital. The selections are for the fourth WDC appointment, the first three being Torino (2008), Seoul (2010) and Helsinki (2012). Nominations are reviewed based on individual approaches towards design in their cities and also how the teams convey the impact of these on the various aspects of social, cultural and economic life. The next step in the process leading up to the final selection of the 2014 WDC designation is the city visits that will be conducted in July 2011 by members of the WDC Organising Committee. These site inspections will enable further information to be gathered in an attempt to provide the WDC Selection Committee with a more thorough understanding of the proposed programmes by each of the shortlisted cities prior to the final selection in August 2011. (more...)

«Less Is More» — 20 Minimal Yet Memorable Album Covers

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAWhen you first walk into a music store, what is the first thing you see? What’s sticks out from the collage of artwork? Below is a collection of album covers we think stand out from the bunch with it’s brilliant use of minimalism. The xx — xx (2009) xx is the first studio album by [...]

Device Design Day 2011: Six Questions for Cori Schauer

(8 years ago)
In anticipation of Device Design Day 2011, we've partnered with Kicker Studio to bring you a series where speakers from this year's conference reflect on six questions about design and their practice. D3 brings together visual, interaction and industrial designers for a multi-disciplinary conversation about the design of consumer electronics and objects with embedded technology.In anticipation of this year's Device Design Day, Kicker Studio is profiling their line up of speakers, asking them each our Six Questions. We kicked off the series last week with Six Questions for Branko Lukic—today we're chatting with Cori Schauer, an ethnographer in the User Centered Technologies group at NASA Ames Research Center. Most of her projects focus on helping the flight controllers NASA Johnson Space Center understand and visualize their processes, culture, and position in the aerospace market so they can prepare for future missions. Currently, Cori is working with the Planetary Data System, the archive for all NASA funded planetary science missions, to help them understand and serve their customers better.Read on to discover more about the importance of storytelling, why Schauer doesn't consider herself a designer and her love for Swiffer.Kicker Studio: What is the most cherished product in your life? Why?Cori Schauer: I'm not sure I have one thing that I cherish above all others. However, something I use everyday is my double-headed watch that Barbara Flanagan designed for MoMA in[..]
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