Saturday, October 31, 2009

Whats your's

Swiss miss updates these Conversation starters at the Creative Mornings sessions they have. These are some of my favorites. No starting line needed.
So whats your's Favorite Design Related word......

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The creative Tempest

Monday, October 12, 2009

koolhaus's 17 sides, stefan being cool on that

Built in 2005 by Rem Koolhaas’ OMA in the city of Porto, Portugal the Casa da Música is, without a doubt, a significant architectural statement — further emphasised by its intense angles and towering presence. By using the building as a visual source, Stefan Sagmeister created a dynamic, faceted and endlessly varied identity — all literally speaking.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

why stones?

World Beach Project was conceived as a global drawing project; a stone drawing project that would speak about time, place, geology and the base instinct of touch. Drawings made on shorelines all over the world, which although erased by the next tide or rains, would be collected within the V&A to become a permanent record of the individual human desire to make pattern.

To pick up a rock, is to touch base. Touching stones gives us a primal, spiritual connection with the earth. When we handle a stone, wProxy-Connection: keep-alive
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hold in our hands a small drawing, a tiny piece of the map; we are holding time.

That’s why.

via V&A, by Sue Lawty

Foldable sneakers

Minimax is a student project by Marcillan
via Yanko design

Gaudi stool

The shape of the Gaudi Stool was created in the same way Proxy-Connection: keep-alive
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at Antoní Gaudi designed the structure of his churches, by making a model of hanging chains, so letting gravity determine the strongest and most logical shape for withstanding forces.

The Gaudi-stool was part of the furnistructure project. In the Furnistructures project was researched how lightweight products can be designed. This is design by studio greene

Materials & techniques:

A thin shell made of carbon fiber deals with the compressive forces. A beam-grid substructure resists bending of the shell. The substructure was made using rapid-prototyping techniques, in order to achieve the needed complexity. The rapid-prototyped structure was then used as a mold for the carbon-fiber laminates. This combining of these two high-tech techniques decreased costs of both of them, and made them applicable in a product.

carbon-composite, polyamide. 1kg.

The project includes a series of designs for furniture.

Of these unrealized designs, the Gaudi-chair is currently being developed in cooperation with Dutch research institute TNO

via dezeen

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Secret out

what do you get to let out a secret behind some technique, some way of doing things.
Very optimistically saying, you let out a possibility of improvement and better way of doing things.