Fun and Interesting archive for 2011-09-07

Official 9/11 Memorial Flag

(7 years ago)
Yesterday, in anticipation of statewide "New York Remembers" events, Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled of the official 9/11 Memorial Flag, "a long-lasting symbol of our respect for those who were lost on September 11th and our resilience in the face of tragedy."The symbols on the flag evoke what was lost on September 11th and what still endures. The 40 yellow stars represent the fatalities from United Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The five-sided figures represent the Pentagon, where 125 people died. At the center of the flag are the Twin Towers, where the greatest loss of life occurred that day.Sunday, of course, marks the tenth anniversary of the day that has come to define the current era of U.S. politics. The flag will be flown at the State Capitol in Albany and the memorial at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.(more...)

Cristina Penescu Drawings

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAHer family relocated to California when Cristina was a year old. Since early childhood, her passion for art and nature was very apparent. More Continue reading… 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 [...]

Would You Kickstart a Magazine? Steve Daniels Wants to Know

(7 years ago)
Founder of the A Better World by Design (ABWBD) conference, entrepreneur, and IBM researcher Steve Daniels recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance a magazine called Makeshift focusing on innovation in "environments of scarcity." A kick-off party is planned for this year's ABWBD conference.Makeshift's first issue focuses on "re-culture," based on the founders' blog of the same name, which deals with not only recycling goods but reusing them to create entirely new products. Future themes include the topics of creative solutions to transportation, technology-empowered revolutions, and communication in the age of hacking.(more...)

Man Does a Front Flip Jump over a Speeding Car (Video)

(7 years ago)
A man jumps over a speeding car, Acura NSX to be precise, and is lucky to land on his feet. The jumper, 22-year-old gymnast Aaron Evans, says this front flip was the longest he'd ever done.

10 Best iPad Apps for Art and Design Lovers

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAWith all the apps being made for the iPad, you can now easily stretch your imagination and creativity like never before. For designers, artists or those who are just interested in creative fields, the iPad can be an exciting new tool, a place to do everything from sketch out new ideas to digitally paint a [...]

Flatspotting - Wooden Bicycle Frames: "Furniture On Wheels," or Something More?

(7 years ago)
A pair of wooden bicycle frames recently turned up in the ol' inbox, I can't help but take the opportunity to compare and contrast the two designs.The "Wooden Bicycle" is the first product from Flat Frame Systems, who eventually hopes to produce furniture as the company grows. Their first offering was actually inspired by a television program that Chief Designer Michael Cubbage saw as a child, featuring a futuristic motorbike that had a flat frame as opposed to tubes. (Since then, he's honed his design skills as a technical illustrator and car stylist for GM South Africa.)The product description notes that "a wooden bike is the most comfortable bike to ride, as it is slightly flexible," and that it is at least nominally more sustainable that metal bicycles: lest we forget how plants work, the designer reminds us that "while the tree was growing it was absorbing carbon dioxide."While the frame itself is based on a traditional diamond frame, notable features include a thicker head tube and seat tube, not to mention the flattened seat- and chainstay clusters. As with Jose Rivera's "Ice Cream" flat-pack bicycle concept, it is unclear to whether this there is a functional reason for the skeumorphic form; if not, it might as well look like this.Indeed, Cubbage's focus on the aesthetic of the materials, it should come as no surprise that he goes so far to call them "furniture on wheels":The frame is made from "Engineered Wood," which is similar to plywood, but the timber laminates[..]

Consider Moustaches Because:

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAMoustaches make a difference See More on ReCraft 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

Everything & more Giclee print by Gavin Harrison

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAYou can view and buy more work by Gavin at … gavinhemporium.bigcartel.com and his blog …….. theeloquenceofwantoncuriosity.blogspot.com/ and you can buy this print at…. www.keepcalmgallery.com/artists/gavin_harrison/ghmore-everything_and_more.htm Many thanks. 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 | [...]

Iconatomy

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAMarlyn Monroe & Scarlett Johansson Non digital Hollywood-Icon collage artworks by swedish artist George Chamoun. Cary Grant & George Clooney Angelina Jolie & Elizabeth Taylor More Hollywood-Icon collage artwork 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 [...]

Chicago Man Shot In The Head Drives Himself To Hospital

(7 years ago)
A Chicago man shot in the back of the head early Monday, managed to drive himself to a nearby South Side hospital. The Chicago Tribune reports that the victim, a 36-year-old man, was driving inside his Ford Focus when a bullet shot him in the head in the 1300 block of East 74th Street in [...]

Clink Street Apartment Interior by Chiara Ferrari

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAHere are some images of a contemporary apartment interior in London, England that was designed by Chiara Ferrari. via <a href="http://freeyork.org/" 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 | [...]

Random Inspiration #8

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSARandom Inspiration is a series of random high quality images for your eyes to feast over. Go here to see the rest – Random Inspiration #8 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 [...]

Core77 Design Award 2011: Alcove, Student Notable for Furniture/Lighting

(7 years ago)
Over the next months we will be highlighting award-winning projects and ideas from this year's Core77 Design Awards! For full details on the project, jury commenting and more information about the awards program, go to Core77DesignAwards.comDesigner: Felix Chun Lam & Joe KenworthyLocation: Richmond, CanadaCategory: Furniture/LightingAward: Student NotableAlcoveAlcove is a ceiling storage partition intended for seasonal items in small homes. The concept is to utilize the ceiling in such way that the unit becomes a part of the architecture. Soft lighting and minimal form interplays to create a functional aspect to the ceiling without compromising floor space.Like all other design projects, our project began with market research to see what existing products are already out there. We looked extensively into resource furniture and "space-saving" solutions, and analyzed it critically against our own criteria. One particular example that we looked into was Murphy-Beds that claim to free up space when the bed is hidden away into the wall. This naturally means that the space in front of the wall will always need to be clear in order for the system to be effective. And according our brief and criteria, that is not using the available space to its best potential. Another example, elevator bed rides on the similar principles as Murphy beds except the bed elevates into the ceiling. The nature of the stationary time that beds take makes this type of "space-saving" system ineffective[..]

We are all Steve

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAwww.youtube.com/watch?v=ia4joyGYG_A “We are all Steve” Tribute music video to Steve Jobs by several Youtube-Celebrities inspired by Jay-Z’s retirement anthem “What More Can I Say”. via blog.thaeger.com 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 [...]

Beautiful Ballerina Photography

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSACast in a soft blue color, this photo series by A. Borisov Studio is beautiful, stunning and cinematic. The Moscow, Russia-based team uses light to help tell their story – making their ballerinas appear happy and hopeful or shockingly distressed. See more at My Modern Met. Start your own Design Contest today and choose from [...]

Matthew Tammaro

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSACool work by Toronto based photographer Matthew Tammaro…..see 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 | Design You Trust

Moustaches make a difference

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAStart 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

HTML5 Apps: 10 Cool HTML 5 Web Apps

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAHTML5 apps are quite possibly the future of the web. Instead of relying on local desktop applications for tasks such as calendar management, code generation or photograph editing, HTML5 allows for developers to create applications that run within the browser. These HTML5 web apps have a variety of possible functionality, and it’s not even fully [...]

Romantic #164

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAIt’s a new day with Marion Cotillard, Jessica Stam and Marilyn Monroe. 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

Star Wars Limited Edition Notebook Collection

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAMoleskine introduces a new, limited-edition notebook collection for fall 2011, celebrating the inspirational and iconic visual design of the Star Wars Saga. Available in pocket and large size, with plain and ruled layouts, the collection bears on the iconic Moleskine black covers either the world famous image of the jump into hyperspace, with a stretched [...]

God made me an atheist

(7 years ago)
God made me an atheist who are you to question his wisdom

Fixed position web elements

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAThe usage of fixed position elements has grown in popularity and become a common element on the web. This technique involves fixing some element in the browser while the rest of the page scrolls. Most often we find this done on header elements including the main navigation for a site. This is also a popular [...]

Full Teamwork Collaboration, 6 months for only $19

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAThe days of back and forth document sharing are officially over. Conceptboard brings the dynamic ability of real time teamwork to life anywhere. Ideas explode and innovations happen as multiple users log on and collaborate freely on the same document from anywhere in the world! Scribble directly onto your documents as you brainstorm, mind-map, collect [...]

Benjamin Lai, Part 3: From Brooklyn to Belgium - The Origin Story of a Decorative Painter

(7 years ago)
Since none of us are born into our careers, I'm always interested to hear how various creatives became what they are. You may be gifted with creative talent, but you make a series of choices that hone that talent into specific tools. On top of that there's dumb luck and the curveballs life throws at you, and the way you choose to navigate those things. You'll see me periodically doing origin stories on people across a variety of creative fields, with these articles geared towards students; because whether the person is an industrial designer, a multicreative like Becky Stern or a decorative painter like Benjamin Lai, there's a commonality I would have liked to read about when I was choosing schools and making my own fateful choices. It's about figuring out what your talent is, then deciding what the hell you're going to do with it.» Part 1: Introduction to the Finishes of Benjamin Lai» Part 2: The Art and Science Behind Decorative Painting* * *Ben Lai was raised by a single mom in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn, with nothing in his surroundings to suggest he'd ever pick up a paintbrush or set foot in a Park Avenue residence. Growing up, role models were scarce; his father was not in the picture, and his mother put in long hours doing piecework in a garment factory to support him and his two siblings. College seemed unlikely. The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan was not far away, but it's safe to assume few people in that[..]

7 Tools To Have A Phenomenal Social Media Workflow

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAWhat is the most crucial part to consider when getting fully started on Social Media? With so many Social Networks, tools and advice out there it is often hard to know what ideas to follow. There are hundreds or even thousands of great applications and services that can help your business grow. With so much [...]

Defusable Alarm Clock

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAThe Defusable Clock is a fully-functional alarm clock that also lets you practice defusing explosive devices just like you see in the movies. Designed and built by Mike Krumpus from Nootropic Design, when the countdown for the alarm starts you have to snip one of 3 wires to ‘diffuse’ the situation. More at Paranoias.org Start [...]

DEFTY K MENGLESIS

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAArt by Defty K Menglesis. View more at Peanut Soup Deluxe. 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

30 Brilliantly Textured Web Designs for Your Inspiration

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAAt various points in the web’s history, it’s been seen as fashionable to see just how much of a web design you can create with just HTML and CSS — including images in the design only where absolutely needed, such as icons. It’s a great exercise for honing your skills: how far can I go [...]

Jaguar Releases Sneak Peek of Forthcoming Hybrid Concept

(7 years ago)
Yesterday Jaguar released photographs, design sketches and technical specs for their C-X16 concept car, a two-seater hybrid that will be formally unveiled next week at the Frankfurt Auto Show. (more...)

2011 GQ Men of the Year Covers & Winners Revealed (6 photos)

(7 years ago)
Coinciding with the GQ Men of the Year Awards ceremony last night, GQ UK has unveiled five covers for its October 2011 Men of the Year issue. Lara Stone, was joined by, Bradley Cooper, Keith Richards, Hugh Laurie, and U2 to cover the 5 newest issues. With all five cover stars being among the GQ Men of the Year Award winners, the complete list of honorees from last night's ceremony are as follows:Designer of the Year: Tommy HilfigerWoman of the Year: Lara StoneInspiration Awards: Mario TestinoTanqueray's Most Stylish Man of the Year: Matt SmithInternational Man of the Year: Bradley CooperBand of the Year: U2Cultural Icon of the Year: Trevor McNunnPolitician of the Year: George OsborneActor of the Year: Benedict CumberbatchSolo Artist of the Year: Tinie TempahMusic Man of the Year: Hugh LaurieWriter of the Year: Keith RichardsTV Personality of the Year: Professor Brian CoxComedian of the Year: Rob BrydonChef of the Year: Heston BlumenthalEditor's Special Award of the Year: Bill NighyHelp for Heroes: The Armed ForcesMan of Next Year: Lord Sebastian CoeSportsman of the Year: Rory McIlroy

Untamed Melody

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAMiley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana for Prestige Asia in “Sleek-Look”. more photos 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

Book Review: Open Design Now, edited by Bas Van Abel

(7 years ago)
In my personal book collection, I've had a history of underlining, dog-earing and otherwise "marking up" my copy, complete with page citations and summaries of important details on the inside cover. Since I do actually lend my books out, often with my notes, my lending library, has, in a sense been Openly Designed, and in the few circumstances, the readers have left notes of their own. As a reviewer, however, there has always been a drive to photograph the book in a pristine form, so I've tended towards keeping looseleaf sheets of paper with my notes, often on the backside of the PR fluff that tends to come with them. For Open Design Now, the introductory letter was rather brief, not too fluffy, and after I got through with it, was annotated with words like "YESSS," so we will confess some mild bias toward the topic before we even opened the cover. To further the interests of open source, I'll include my notes in the photo gallery for this particular work, but it might also be worth observing that my notes filled not only the back of the PR letter, but also the unintelligible Dutch invoice and two other sheets of paper as well. We have never reviewed a book this rich in content and new ideas. Of course, Open isn't the work of one author either. Instead, it includes articles by and interviews with design luminaries such as Joris Larman, collectives like Droog, manufacturing pioneers Bre Pettis, open design commentators and lawyers that we promise you haven't heard of but[..]

Beautiful fonts for web designers – E2

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAHere is a selection of fonts for web design and business graphics. This selection includes quality typography. Continue reading. 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 [...]

Wyoming Manufacturer Builds World’s Largest Coal Hauler

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAA truck with Westech’s Flow Control Body holds 447 tons of coal at Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle coal mine, north of Douglas, Wyo. Guinness World Records recently awarded the body’s manufacturer, Mills-based Westech, a certificate for its custom-built unit designed for a Wyoming mine. (Westech via Casper Star-Tribune) The truck can haul 447 tons [...]

Miley Cyrus covers has a sexy photo shoot for Prestige (9 photos)

(7 years ago)
Well, this is pretty 'shopped because in real life, Miley Cyrus has a big dream catcher tattoo under her arm. Recent reports show that she might be up 10 tattoos. 'Her latest are rumored to be an anchor on her wrist as well as the OM sign her wrist. She also got a matching tat with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth on their ankles.' -source Check out pictures from her Prestige shoot below.

Exhibition in Tokyo Turns Aquarium into Works of Art

(7 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAA woman takes pictures of goldfish as she visits the ‘Art Aquarium’ exhibition at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in Tokyo on Tuesday, September 6. More than 1,000 goldfish are on display at the exhibition running until September 12, 2011. (Franck Robichon / EPA) A young woman smiles as she visits the ‘Art Aquarium’ exhibition at Nihonbashi [...]
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