Fun and Interesting archive for 2011-07-21

Core77 Gallery: Talk to Me at the Museum of Modern Art

(8 years ago)
Photography by Glen Jackson Taylor for Core77With the Museum of Modern Art's most recent exploration on design opening to the public this weekend, we were excited to get a sneak peek at the nearly 200 artifacts in Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects. The exhibition explores the shifting terrain of design: nowadays, designers are not only expected to create form and function in objects but they also must impart meaning. With the aid of recent technological innovations, objects are now expected to interface with users—and "contemporary designers now write the initial scripts that are the foundations for these useful and satisfying conversations."As Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, explained, one of the inspirations for the exhibition came from her observation of young children, who often make gestural swipes at static objects (such as television screens) with the expectations that they are interactive. A true sign of the times, the exhibition opens with Yann Le Coroller's "Talking Carl," an iPhone and iPad app that literally talks to you, "respond[ing] to sound and touch, gets ticklish and jumpy, and repeats what visitors say in a high-pitched voice." With speculative objects, kiosks, websites, video games, interfaces, charts and information systems on view, a simple taxonomy wasn't expressive enough for organizing the exhibition. Instead, the idea of "intention" was used to break out the artifacts[..]

The Mouse hole

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAWe are happy to introduce The Mouse hole — the cutest wall sticker for home and office ever! Wish to buy? Let us know by visiting mousehole.flyphant.com/ and subscribing Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on [...]

25 Aw Inspiring Baby Pictures

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSACute Baby Pictures Wallpapers. Nothing can be as innocent and cute as a Baby’s smile. One smile can melt all your anger and take you away from your worries. Check the full collection of Baby Pictures here: http://slodive.com/freebies/baby-pictures/ Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for you. Design [...]

Sporty Superheroes

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAsuperhero sports illustrations by maris wicks. more illustrations here. Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

BMW Subsidiary DesignworksUSA to Create "Fleet of the Future" for Bay Area Public Transportation

(8 years ago)
BMW recently announced that their design consultancy and subsidiary DesignworksUSA will be collaborating with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) on an "ambitious urban transit project": creating the next generation of train cars, scheduled to enter service by 2017.DesignworksUSA's scope of work for BART's Fleet of the Future includes the train cars' exterior, which will convey a style and shape with unique signature expression to the exterior passenger information system. Inside the new train cars, DesignworksUSA will create the main interior design features of the new train cars, and incorporate the controls in the design of the train operator's cab.Curious to learn more, we were able to find but one previous example of DesignworksUSA's previous work in rail transit in their portfolio, pictured above. Naturally, we're not going to jump to conclusions about what we'll see in 2017, but we hope that they deliver on the promise of "a premium ridership experience" in the public transportation sector.BART's mission is to provide commuters with a viable alternative to driving, and therefore DesignworksUSA's deep expertise creating premium design and user experiences not only in the train category, but also in the aviation and automotive categories, was a key differentiator that further guided their selection for this project.For their part, BART has started gathering feedback from the general public through "Seat Labs," crowdsourcing, the old fashioned way by collecting surveys on[..]

design addict Conference in Mexico

(8 years ago)
The Tecnológico de Monterrey is emerging as a leading design education institution in Mexico. The school is coordinating a design conference, called Design Addict, from October 13-15, in conjunction with Hewlett Packard, Glocal Design magazine, and Masisa. Speakers at the 3-day event include Karim Rashid, our own Michael DiTullo of frog, Don Lehman of HLB, Alberto Villarreal, Antonio Aguilar of Electrolux, and Matali Crasset. Most of the speakers will also be giving intensive 3-hour workshops as well. If you are looking to vacation in Mexico during October, register for the conference... I'm no accountant, but it might be a tax write-off...(more...)

Download Premium Photoshop PSD Template for FREE

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAHello everyone, First I would like to thank all you guys for your continue support and making Boost Inspiration successful. I started this blog in October 2010 with belief to give a lot to design community. The blog did quite well for photography articles so I posted more into this category but as a web [...]

Infinitive USB Concept

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAWhile the laptop is getting smaller, the USB ports are getting more limited. But more and more devices are using USB port. So this InfiniteUSB can solve this problem.When there is a new USB device plug in, at the same time, it provides one more USB port.If more USB devices were designed with plugs like [...]

Super Macro Photography — Detail You Might Never Seen Before

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAMacro photography is an art of taking close-up pictures, usually of very small subjects. Classically a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative is greater than life size. Click Here To See More Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for [...]

Sewing Furniture, Part 3: Storage With Drawers

(8 years ago)
Continuing the eBay trawl for purpose-built furniture, I came across some smaller pieces that hold drawers. This first box caught my eye because it's kind of like a Systainer for the Amish. I can't decide if it's furniture or a toolbox, but the idea of having drawers you can move over to your project holds a certain appeal.I have a feeling this piece is a one-off, because the design is peculiarly inconsistent—while there's decorative trim around the top and bottom edges, the square cut-out for the handle is a bit too austere to match. The chunky handle does seem good and functional, but I'd prefer there were handles on the side instead, so that you could have three of these and stack them. But perhaps I'm just projecting modern tool storage principles on an object coming from a time when you only needed six small drawers (it's double-sided, see the mirror shot) to hold your stuff.This next item might not be purpose-built for sewing at all; I thought it might be a jewelry box. (more...)

OneR. Jim Morrison: Volume Three

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAIt’s a new day. MORE PHOTOS HERE. via Romantic Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

IamGabz

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAnew illustrations by I am Gabz.……See more images here Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Keith Young

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAcool work by Texas based photographer Keith Young.…..See more images here Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Is The HPV Vaccine Safe? v 2.0

(8 years ago)
Remember a couple years ago when there was a big kick-off about the safety of the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine? The virus causes 99.7% of all cases of cervical cancer – the second deadliest for women, after breast cancer. But some concern sprang up around the safety of the jab. This was inflamed by the [...]

Metamorphosis

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAProject of photographer Jonathan Ducruix, Metmorphosis. More Photography by Jonathan Ducruix Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Football

(8 years ago)
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A.N.D / New great bullseye by Nils Völker

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSANils Völker’s latest work hits a striking balance between design and art. It startles and subdues at the same time. Hear and follow him here www.theandproject.com Follow A.N.D on twitter Join A.N.D on Facebook Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS Feed [...]

Some Words from Paul Rand

(8 years ago)
In 1998, the School of the Visual Arts in NYC held a symposium on Paul Rand, the preeminent designer of logos such as IBM, ABC, and UPS. A extremely limited edition book of Rand quotes on design was given out to attendees. For the first time, the book is now available in PDF form here courtesy of Steven Heller.Highlights from the book include:Good design adds value of some kind, gives meaning, and, not incidentally, can be sheer pleasure to behold; it respects the viewer's sensibilities and rewards the entrepreneur.To design is to transform prose into poetry.What the designer and his client have in common is a license to practice without a license.There are designers with a sense of humor and there are those without. Given the same content, the success is in the delivery. Groucho Marx can make anything funny, while others with similar material might just be tiresome.(more...)

What Was That

(8 years ago)

Lasse Skarbovik: Illustration from Stockholm

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSABeautiful illustration, prints, and murals by Lasse Skarbovik. More… Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

45 Outstandingly Well-Designed E-commerce Websites

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSARemember back in the day when we had an ugly square box with an image inside, and on the right side would be a checkout box? This used to be the generalized appearance of an online e-commerce store. Ever since we have moved completely into a brand new «pretty» digital era, where you can buy [...]

STIssues

(8 years ago)

New Design ‘A Better Place’ By Kevin Roodhorst (www.kevinroodhorst.com)

(8 years ago)
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Core77 Design Awards COUNTDOWN: Design for Social Impact

(8 years ago)
From L to R: Ashoke Chatterjee (Jury Captain), Vikram Parmar, Suchitra Sheth, Anil K. Gupta, H Kumar VyasThis marks the final live broadcast of this year's inaugural Core77 Design Awards winners! Please note, all broadcast times and dates are Eastern Standard Time (Greenwich Mean Time -4:00).CORE77 DESIGN AWARDS LIVE BROADCASTJuly 12-22, 201110 Days. 15 Categories. Eight Countries. Live!!Special thanks to the incredible jury team who worked on judging this year's Design for Social Impact category!Friday, July 22nd@12:45 AM EST (early Friday morning)DESIGN FOR SOCIAL IMPACTJudging location: AHMEDABAD, INDIAJury CaptainAshoke ChatterjeeDevelopment volunteer and Former Director, National Institute of DesignAshoke Chatterjee's career has spanned engineering, marketing, international civil service, as well as India's public sector and its tourism industry before his appointment as the Director of India's National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad) in 1975. After serving at NID for 25 years, he now assists design education in India, Pakistan and the UK. Past President of the Crafts Council of India, Chatterjee is actively concerned with the future of artisans and hand activity in India and globally. A development communication specialist and volunteer, he focuses on drinking water, sanitation and other environmental priorities, education and the needs of special children. Chatterjee serves on the boards and teams of development institutions in India and elsewhere.Jury TeamVikram[..]

Lunch at L’Hôtel de Paris

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAIt is one of those elite addresses that you quietly keep to yourself. L’Hôtel Paris belongs to a prestigious group of secret hideaways that you cannot help but be jealous of. More mouth-watering images here. Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS [...]

25 Free Typewriter Font Collection

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSADesigners are creative professionals and they need need varsity of fonts to add variety in the designs. Thus today we have collected 25 striking Typewriter fonts that will imprint and bring back aura of old time back. You can use these fonts to make your vintage and grunge artwork look more authentic and acceptable. Check [...]

CosmoGolem

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSABelgian artist Koen Vanmechelen is spreading hope, dreams, and wishes to children around the world with his CosmoGolem sculptures. Read more here. Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter [...]

Benoit Paillé - Night

(8 years ago)
Voici la nouveau série intitulée “Night” du photographe Benoit Paillé basé à Montréal. Jouant avec talent entre la lumière et les contrastes, ces clichés presque surréalistes sont à découvrir avec une sélection disponible dans la suite de l’article.Previously on FubizBenoit PelletierAdventure Series ExposedHannes CasparCopyright Fubiz™ - Suivez nous sur Twitter et FacebookCopyright Fubiz™ - Suivez nous sur Twitter et Facebook

Secret Skwirl - Jeez Louise

(8 years ago)
Découverte de nouveau travail du français Maxime Bruneel qui a réalisé le clip de 2 artistes connus cherchant à garder leur anonymat sous le nom de “Secret Skwirl”. Ce clip intitulé “Jeez Louise” visuellement très réussi est à découvrir en vidéo dans la suite de l’article.Previously on FubizNike Sportswear - HyperfuseThomas HerbrichThe Shoes - Wastin [...]Copyright Fubiz™ - Suivez nous sur Twitter et Facebook

Lluis Artús

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAPortraits photography by Lluis Artús More Photography by Lluis Artús Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Charles Yeh

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSABeauty & Nude photography by Charles Yeh More Photography by Charles Yeh Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

Underwater Paradise – Underwater Bedroom in the Maldives

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSASleeping with the fishes, in the best way imaginable. From here on, just pretend that Robin Leach is narrating this post in your head… A little over five years ago, Conrad Maldives Rangali island opened the very first underwater restaurant. Now, to celebrate their anniversary, the restaurant offered guests the chance to dine AND sleep [...]

Kelly McKernan Illustrations

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAKelly McKernan Illustrations… > More Kelly McKernan Illustrations HERE ! Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50–200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design You Trust on FB | Design You Trust on Twitter | Design You Trust

The Art and Theater of Getting Creative

(8 years ago)
A. Meunier: Paris, Comédie-Française, 18th century watercolourInnovation, creativity, thinking outside the box, unbounded thinking, lateral thought, design thinking—all terms that have gone into and out of fashion, but which hold the same goal—unconventional and novel approaches to problem solving. Everyone is trying to find the new twist and harness the insight and innovation contained within their organizations in order to better prosper amid today's competition and uncertainty. With every new label there seems to be a wave of interest, speculation and further inquiry into how one goes about making both individuals and groups more effective at creatively tackling challenges to arrive at novel solutions. However, today's challenge isn't coming up with what to call 'it,' but how to quickly and effectively set the foundation for discovery and insight—cognitively, emotionally and cooperatively within groups. To me, and I'm sure many of my colleagues in academia and in the design profession, all the focus on labeling is counterproductive and confusing. It also seems ironic since there is so much we've already learned about personal and individual psychology that are universal drivers of behavior, and much that has been learned about innovation from the world around us—military forces in times of conflict, great sports teams confronting a nemesis or the thousands of survival-based adaptations nature has conjured through evolution.[..]
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