Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Diesel Wall 2008 - Something that means something

Adrien Gardère - wall stickers

Adrien Gardère work has 3 axis : products-lights design, furniture, scenography and interior architecture. Without borderline, he creates a smart dialog between know-how and new practices, form durability and new behaviours. His creation is willing to escape from stereotypes and in which invention doesn’t exclude comfort and lifestyle.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

How to work better

How to Work Better by Fischli/Weiss (1991)

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Cult Pin-hole Cameras

Wayne Martin Belger is a freaky pinhole photographer who makes cameras out of titanium, brass, wood, glass, human skulls, human organs, formaldehyde, HIV positive blood, and other relics that are tools of what he calls "the horrors of creation and the beauty of decay." Pictured above is a creation of his called The Untouchable, a 4x5 inch camera made of aluminum, copper, titanium, acrylic, and HIV positive blood. The blood acts as a red filter by pumping through the camera to the front of the pinhole.

Belger's cameras serve a greater function than just taking photographs; in fact, they are always part of the bigger picture. Each of his cameras has a destiny. For example, this one is destined to document a geographic comparison of people with HIV. We think he's onto something—photography of the future may very well warrant a deeper connection with its subjects.
This one's called the 9/11 Camera, designed to capture images of religious figures. It's another 4x5 camera, made of T6 aircraft aluminum, plus pages from the Bible, the Koran, and the Torah. The piece of metal with the pinhole that you see in the front is part of a support beam that was holding up the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

The Third Eye Camera is made with a 150 year old skull of a 13 year old girl, and intended to photograph the beauty of decay. He drilled a hole in her third eye for two reasons: as a medium for film exposure, and as a symbolic way of letting light and time into her head. Morbid? Maybe, but to pay his respects, he embedded pieces of silver with gemstones into her forehead. Images by Wayne Martin Belger

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Piece of Me, Piece Of You

Zune Arts, the program that aims to bring the best creative minds together to collaborate on inspiring works of art, has released a new video: "Piece of Me, Piece of You." The new work is a short film created by Three Legged Legs and features the musical styling of Chromeo's "Fancy Footwork."

the coolest pop-up abc book - ABC3D

this is like the coolest pop-up typography book~~~ there's variation in the type and variation in the pop?!~ aiks... the ABC3D... nice book title as well~ by Marion Bataille

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

1960s Braun Products Hold the Secrets to Apple's Future

The year 2008 marks the 10th Anniversary of the iMac, the computer that changed everything at Apple, hailing a new design era spearheaded by design genius Jonathan Ive. What most people don't know is that there's another man whose products are at the heart of Ive's design philosophy, an influence that permeates every single product at Apple, from hardware to user-interface design. That man is Dieter Rams, and his old designs for Braun during the '50s and '60s hold all the clues not only for past and present Apple products, but their future as well:

When you look at the Braun products by Dieter Rams—many of them at New York's MoMA—and compare them to Ive's work at Apple, you can clearly see the similarities in their philosophies way beyond the sparse use of color, the selection of materials and how the products are shaped around the function with no artificial design, keeping the design "honest."

This passion for "simplicity" and "honest design" that is always declared by Ive whenever he's interviewed or appears in a promo video, is at the core of Dieter Rams' 10 principles for good design:

• Good design is innovative.
• Good design makes a product useful.
• Good design is aesthetic.
• Good design helps us to understand a product.
• Good design is unobtrusive.
• Good design is honest.
• Good design is durable.
• Good design is consequent to the last detail.
• Good design is concerned with the environment.
• Good design is as little design as possible.

Ive's inspiration on Rams' design principles goes beyond the philosophy and gets straight into a direct homage to real products created decades ago. Amazing pieces of industrial design that still today remain fresh, true classics that have survived the test of time.

The similarities between products from Braun and Apple are sometimes uncanny, others more subtle, but there's always a common root that provides the new Apple objects not only with a beautiful simplicity but also with a close familiarity.

Braun Atelier TV and latest iMac 24

Braun T3 pocket radio and Apple iPod

Braun T1000 radio and PowerMac G5/Mac Pro

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Loopable - For all your loopable needs

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light bulb cow

back rollover dog

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Joshua Allen Harris' Inflatable Sculptures

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Some Cute Lego Stop Motion Animation

Monty Python & the Holy Grail

Lego City Train : Station Accident (feat. Miś)

Lego Beer Song

Total Freakin' Scary Disgusting Japanese Dude - Otaku

Monday, April 7, 2008

recreating classic photos in lego

recreation of eddie adam's famous vietnam war photograph, 1968

UK photographer mike stimpson takes a lot of pictures of lego. in one of these series' he tries to
recreate iconic photographs using only pieces of lego. here are some examples from this series.

eddie adam's famous vietnam war photograph, 1968

'lunch atop a skyscraper' by charles ebbets, 1932

recreation of 'lunch atop a skyscraper' by charles ebbets, 1932

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Louis Vuitton - What is a journey

Louis vuitton's screen premiere 'what is a journey' on television and cinema, cut down to an exceptional 90-second format.
time is the ultimate luxury!
(film director bruno aveillan, soundtrack gustavo santaolalla and creative director christian reuilly)

this video is super super beautiful~~~

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Ipso Facto - Harmonise

Ipso Facto - this is a london based band... very nice sound n pretty, nice video too Directed by Tony Mines of Spite Your Face Productions for Disc Error Recordings.

Umbrellas Affair

guy de jean's sexy umbrellas - 'inside-out umbrella' produced by guy de jean for jean paul gaultier, 2006 -2008

'corset' umbrella produced by guy de jean for jean paul gaultier, 2006 -2008

'double layered canopy' with the top layer heavily rouched to give a pompadour extravagance,
by guy de jean for jean paul gaultier, 2006 -2008

more sexy lingerie umbrellas produced by guy de jean for chantal thomass, 2006-2008
the umbrellas produced by french company guy de jean will keep the sun off and also the showers.sun protection factor - 50+, tested by the french textile institute. also, specially treated with water resistance.
how to use them?
that umbrella song will not stop playing ever.
the umbrella is derived from a stately family, that of parasol, since it was a protection against the
heat of the sun that it was first used for. the origin of parasols is not clear, but chinese history goes a long way back ... you might want to read about its history here though the difference between a parasol and an umbrella may seem confusing today, it was absolutely clear and unquestionable to victorian society. a woman who carried an umbrella was admitting publicly
that she could not afford to own or hire a carriage for transportation when it was raining.but a woman with a parasol was most assuredly a lady. the main reason for the popularity of the parasol was the admiration for a fair complexion. it was more than a sign of beauty, it proved to the world that it was a woman, who didn't have to work outdoors like 'common' females did. because they were so precious and so expensive, parasols became one of the most popular gifts for a lover to give his sweetheart. like jewelry, they were not a proper present from a young man unless his intentions were serious, and would not be accepted by a lady unless she intended to accept the giver, as well. at the same time like the fan and the lacy handkerchief, the parasol was both an object with a practical purpose and an indispensable aid to the subtle art of flirtation. it could mysteriously shadow a lady's expression, dramatize her sparkling eyes and smile, and even camouflage her imperfections. lady hamilton, lord nelson's notorious, no-longer-young mistress, always favored pink and pink-lined parasols, because the rosy light they cast on her face made her look more youthful.(exerpt taken from 'flirtatious fashions', by kristina harris, 1998)

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Bombay Bicycle Club - Dingwalls