Fun and Interesting archive for 2011-09-16

I Never Finish Anyth by 55Hi’s

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAI’m sure we can all relate to this feeling.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

Philippe Malouin's Dervish Updates the Ceiling Fan

(8 years ago)
I'm loving London-based designer Philippe Malouin's Dervish ceiling fan and lamp, inspired not only by the titular whirling dancers of Istanbul, but by an automated car wash:...While inside [an automated car wash] I couldn't help but notice how the car wash brushes completely alter their shape from flimsy drooping hair covered rods to massive powerful beams. Could this quality of transformation be applied to the home sector? Where would a transforming apparatus find use in the home?The carwash brushes go from limp, to cones, to beams. A lamp could use this whimsical feature to direct light, from a tube of light to a cone, to an open light source. The contraption, with its spinning, would produce a rather considerable amount of wind. Ceiling fans have not changed in the slightest ever since their introduction. Apart from finishes and rotation speed, they have always remained rather dull.For those interested in Malouin, Yatzer.com has a photo-heavy studio visit with the man here.(more...)

Pigskin Loyalty and Geographic Ethnography

(8 years ago)
While trying to find where to watch my beloved Pats last season after relocating to the West Coast I found the 506, a site that curates interactive Google maps of TV markets for various American sports. I rediscovered the site earlier this week via kottke and took another look.However practical these maps may be in helping you navigate television on Sundays, they are concurrently acute cultural and possibly even ethnic cartographies.Looking closely at a few regions for this upcoming week's FOX games you can begin to see the method and design that goes into promoting specific teams to particularly loyal or interested regions:The Mid Atlantic, where most local teams are playing on CBS this week is a jigsaw puzzle. The Dallas-San Francisco match up is being aired in New York City & Philadelphia, possibly a nod to the camaraderie between SF and NYC or maybe a holdover from Dallas' bygone reputation as "America's Team." Meanwhile, a little further south, the local Washington Redskins are barely penetrating the Mason-Dixon line, a potential reminder that Washington is a Southern city.In the Northwest, the Seattle Seahawks are popular for obvious reasons. But surprisingly not in Boise, ID where the Chicago - New Orleans game gets priority. Perhaps this is the long-term effect of some westward migration of Chicagoans generations ago or maybe just because people in Boise can't stand the Seahawks, I'm not sure.My research (albeit light) also brought me to a map of NFL team loyalties[..]

Jennifer Delilah

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAJennifer Delilah Stunning Paintings. 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 Trust

How To Create Your Own Browser Theme

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAThe browser is one of the most used applications on the computer, yet marketers sometimes overlook this platform for some of their marketing initiatives. Check the full tutorial on How To Create Your Own Browser Theme here: slodive.com/web-development/creating-browser-theme/ Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50-200+ custom design made just for you. Design [...]

Exhibition on 19th-Century DIY Architecture Manuals

(8 years ago)
These days if you want to build a house, you call an architect. But what did people do in the 19th Century, before the ubiquity of professional architects? In those days one option was to hire a carpenter and pick house plans out of a book. The Art Institute of Chicago is currently running an exhibition of such books called "Design Inspiration: 19th-Century American Builders' Manuals and Pattern Books."The builders' manuals and pattern books of the 19th century were the do-it-yourself manuals of their era. These practical guides for builders, primarily carpenters, were important resources for construction techniques and design details until the rise of the professional architect in the latter half of the century. For the middle-class clientele that could not afford an architect's services, a design selected from a pattern book would assure them that their new residence would be in good taste. Beginning with one of the earliest manuals published in the United States, printed in Philadelphia in 1797, William Pain's The practical house carpenter or Youth's instructor: containing a great variety of useful designs in carpentry and architecture the exhibition surveys popular pattern books throughout the 19th century and conclude with the appearance of the pre-World War I catalogs offering ready-to-construct home kits.Pictured up top is a page from George Woodward's 1000 original designs, plans and details, to working scale, for the practical construction of dwelling houses for the[..]

Urban Trend of Combining Apartments on the Rise

(8 years ago)
For decades NYC landlords have been dividing their buildings up into tiny apartments, because more money could be made renting a floor out to six families rather than four. And as architecturally offensive as it is to see a Brooklyn brownstone subdivided into submission, it at least meant more lower-income families were being served.Now the trend is reversing, with interesting results. An article in the Times called "Combine and Conquer" points out that "larger spaces in the city are [now] worth more per square foot than smaller ones," so what people are doing is taking two adjacent apartments, knocking out the dividing wall and combining it into one apartment. (I've even seen this done with adjacent apartments that span two different buildings, including a difference in floor levels, so that apartment-length stairs must be constructed to make up for the height difference.)In new developments, sponsors have taken already large apartments and supersized them into sprawling homes with 3,000 or more square feet. In grand prewar buildings, buyers have combined apartments to recreate the kinds of gracious spaces that were original to the buildings. In postwar buildings, which seldom had apartments with more than two or three bedrooms, some buyers have created apartments never envisioned by the builders.I'm all for architectural restoration, as in the case of the prewars, but I find this trend a bit disturbing as it indicates a greater shift towards serving the wealthy over the[..]

50 Inspirational ”Live” Typography Examples From New York

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSATypography is everywhere.You definetely can see inspirational,creative and interesting typography examples where ever you look,where ever you go.Just turn your head and get inspired. More Typography from New York 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 [...]

Old apartment with new style!

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSACheck out this wonderful apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden. The building is from the turn of the century but the apartment has been renovated in new modern style. More info… More info and pictures! Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50-200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS Feed | [...]

Ben Thomas

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAcool work by Uk based artist and photographer Bent Thomas……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

Core77 Design Award 2011: Butter!Better!, Student Runner-Up for Packaging

(8 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: Yeongkeun JeongLocation: Seoan-si, South KoreaCategory: PackagingAward: Runner-UpButter! Better!Butter! Better! is a new and convenient way to take your butter on the go. This functional, single serving has a knife built right into the disposable packaging so you can scoop and spread butter without the hassle of bring cutlery out of the house.The idea for 'Butter Better' came to me when on a picnic with friends. It was a really lovely day and we were sharing food, drink and each others' company when I realized that I had forgotten to pack a knife with which to spread the butter. Although eventually able to see the funny side of trying to spread butter with a floppy foil lid, I realized that this could be simply remedied with a small change to the lid of the packet. One product that combined both butter and knife would be functional and appealing. As I considered how to improve a long-standing and well known product, I became aware that modernizing the product at the same time would enhance and change an everyday food item—bread and butter—into something much more special. A very simple picnic; bread and butter could be transformed into a special memory by including 'Butter Better' in a variety of colors and[..]

Leilani Bustamante

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSALeilani Bustamante’s work cuddles you with it’s beauty and then whispers in your ear the nightmares and spectres that are just beyond the pale light. 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 | [...]

Afternoon eye candy: Hot men of theBERRY!

(8 years ago)
Real. Hot. Men. This is such an unbelievable photo gallery every week! Do you want to be a part of the next 'Hot men of theBERRY'? Get creative. Write theBERRY on yourself or a sign for major bonus points. We'd love to put together a 'Smiling Edition' so show us those pearly whites! Click HERE to submit or mail to theberrysubmit[at]gmail[dot]com.Enjoy!theBERRY sisters: Emily & Megan

Isabeli Fontana by Marcin Tyszka

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAIsabeli Fontana by Marcin Tyszka for Vogue Mexico September 2011 More pictures 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

20 Really Useful Wallpaper Patterns

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAWe constantly try to bring best of web resources for our readers and continuance of this effort, we are presenting beautiful wallpaper patterns that can be used in different designs. Check the full collection of Wallpaper Patterns here: slodive.com/photoshop/wallpaper-patterns/ Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50-200+ custom design made just for you. [...]

Bike Component Porn: 144#47 CNC-Cut Chainring by Aaron Panone

(8 years ago)
Courtesy of Aaron Panone (top) and John (Prolly) Watson's (bottom)Boston-based industrial designer Aaron Panone can't seem to sit still for a minute: we had a look at his CNC-controlled drawing machine, a collaboration with Matthew W. Moore, and he's back with a ridiculously awesome bicycle part, the "144#47" chainring. (In the meantime, he also had time to submit another recent project, a custom drum harness, which unfortunately got lost in the endless tide of inbox inundation.)Seriously, Prolly's photos look like renders, not least for their poppin' teal backdrop...This marks Panone's first "self-branded product"—he does a fair share of consulting for clients, including his Somerville neighbors, Geekhouse Bikes—the result of an eight-month quest to find the right machine shop, which turned out to be a two-man operation in Peabody, Massachusetts. Panone notes that "I am very glad that I waited, because I have not seen CNC machining of this caliber in a long time." Track bike enthusiasts (myself included) should already have guessed that the name comes from the BCD and tooth-count; purists will also be glad to learn that it's designed for a 1/8” chain. The first run is limited to 30 black and 20 clear anodized pieces, designed and manufactured right here in the U.S. of A., available in Panone's online store at remarkably minimal markup.More photos & details after the jump...(more...)

Acme Pens...now with a nub.

(8 years ago)
Acme Studio has been setting themselves apart for years presenting beautifully crafted writing instruments and stationary products for the design set—their most recent collection features the work of Charles and Ray Eames and architects Hariri & Hariri. As fans of Acme pens know, one of the thoughtful details of their collections is the interchangeable writing tips so even as your writing needs change, your favorite pen doesn't need to. In line with their continued dedication to design and designers, this week Acme released their newest pen accessory, a capacitive front section for tablet users. Like most stylus, the rubber tip expands with pressure to prevent screen scratching and keeping your tablet safe from harm. We got to try out the new front here at the office and we all agree that it performs as promised—using your favorite pen to do your digital sketching is an elegant alternative to the typical finger dragging. Check out our test drive after the jump and pickup your own at your nearest Acme Studio retailer.(more...)

Funny Mashups

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAfunny mashup illustrations by MArco D’Alfonso. More funny mashups 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

Art on Your Wrist: Kidrobot for Swatch Collection!

(8 years ago)
In case you haven't heard, two of our favorite brands have teamed up for a special collaboration: Kidrobot for Swatch. The vinyl toy and art purveyors Kidrobot reached out to 8 iconic American artists to create original work for Swatch. Each of the Swatch watches comes with a matching artist Dunny—or for those with a true collector's sensibility, you can scoop up the special Kidrobot limited edition set featuring all eight watches and corresponding 3-inch Dunnys AND a 20-inch tall Frank Kozik mustachio'd white Dunny (see below)! Each of the 300 Kidrobot limited edition sets come numbered and presented in a special carrying-case.Artist watches featured for this debut collection include legendary rock poster artist Frank Kozik's Ski Instructor, Vinyl Will Kill author Jeremyville's The So Far Away, toy designer and illustrator MAD's Shout Out, graffiti artist Tilt's Love Song, 3-eyed Space Kitty artist Tara McPherson's The Eyes are Watching, graphic artist SSUR's Tic Tic Boom, illustrator Gary Baseman's Midnight Magi and graphic apparel artist Joe Ledbetter's Bengali. (more...)

Michelle Williams by Annie Leibovitz

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAMichelle Williams is set to bring Marilyn Monroe back to life in front of Annie Leibovitz’s lens. Read 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 [...]

WINtelligence

(8 years ago)

Monsanto – A Village Built Among Rocks

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSASoutheast of Serra da Estrela in Portugal, perched on the side of a mountain, is a lonely and enchanting village of Monsanto. The village is built among rocks, with houses squeezed between gigantic boulders, and tiny streets carved through the rocks. Monsanto’s appearance hasn’t changed in centuries. Some of the granite houses have Manueline doorways [...]

LTVs, Schilte & Portielje give nostalgia a touch-up

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAAndrogynous and sensual figures. Transparent draperies that reveal ambiguities. References to Renaissance Flemish paintings and modern technologies meet amid unending archives of digitised images. www.lanciatrendvisions.com/en/438/schilte-portielje-give-nostalgia-a-touch-up www.facebook.com/LanciaTrendVisions 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 [...]

LTVs, up&more

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAAutumn is near and flowers are just a memory. Leaves (falling from the trees) will accompany us with their fluttering for an entire season. So here comes “Heracleum” by Marcel Wander to put you in the right mood. While “Zante”, by Nigel Coates, will cure those of you who are nostalgic for spring-time. www.lanciatrendvisions.com/en/up-more/379 www.facebook.com/LanciaTrendVisions [...]

40 Professional WordPress Themes Which Rock

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAThis post includes 40 great Professional WordPress Themes that have premium features without the premium price. Check the full collection of Professional WordPress Themes here: slodive.com/freebies/professional-wordpress-themes/ 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 [...]

The hidden Art of Sneakers / Ora-ïto

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAThe natural acrylic stone material HI-MACS® was chosen by eminent French artist Ora-ïto for his entry into the recent Wallpaper/Reebok exhibition in London. Fabricated by Candido Hermida in Spain, HI-MACS® was selected for its outstanding properties, visual and tactile effects and the ability to offer the artist thermoforming capabilities that placed zero restriction on his [...]

Spetrum Summertime

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAAlmost every summer they have a happy ending, somehow, this series shows several people and their consequences. Where is the ghost of vacationer…. on vacación? Alejo Malia 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 | [...]

Villa DVT by boetzkes|helder

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAHappy Friday! Check out this villa that is a detached house on the outskirt of Arnhem in the suburb Schuytgraaf. More info… More info and pictures! 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 [...]

Style and atmosphere, portraits by Jodie Anne Candy

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAJodie Anne Candy: “I just wanted to give you guys a taste of my style, atmosphere and composure.” View more on Ego-AlterEgo 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 [...]

Storm Trooper Helmet Made From Adidas Sneakers

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSATo be showcased in the “Star Wars Remix” blog, Freehand Profit fabricated a unique helmet entitled “All Day I Dream About Stormtroopers.” View more photos of helmet [Photos © Star Wars Remix] Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50-200+ custom design made just for you. Design You Trust RSS Feed | Design [...]

Flotspotting: Modo Dresses Otherwise Obsolete Media in Sweet Packaging

(8 years ago)
Modo—short for komodo, as in the dragon, judging by their logo—is responsible for some of the more unorthodox CD, DVD and vinyl packaging out there these days, serving a broad range of clients from their offices in Los Angeles, London, Brighton and China (no exact location given). It seems that some musicians still stubbornly insist on producing a physical document of their work despite the best efforts of iTunes, Spotify, etc.; Modo takes these ideas to the next levelThankfully, Modo's designs won't end up in landfills any time soon: each of their projects is a showpiece, fit to display on a bookshelf or mantle (assuming that the same people who buy box sets also buy books, picture frames, moose heads, etc.).(more...)

Brad Pitt clears up Jennifer Aniston diss (13 photos)

(8 years ago)
Lately, things have been going Brad Pitt's way until his Parade Magazine quotes about Jennifer Aniston were released. “I spent the ‘90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out," he tells the magazine. "It started feeling pathetic. It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage [to Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t."Brad Pitt fired back releasing a new statement explaining that the quotes were taken out of context. “It grieves me that this was interpreted this way," he says. "Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly. The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself – and that, I am responsible for.”

Comfort Airstream Trailer by Matthew Hofmann

(8 years ago)
Advertise here with BSAHere we have some pictures of a fresh redesigned Airstream Trailer by Matthew Hofman. This trailer has it all: a 19″ TV-Set, a dolby-surround-system, cooking-space and a stylish spa-area. watch more pictures of the redesigned trailer here. Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50-200+ custom design made just for you. Design You [...]
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