Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Csepel Royal Lookbook

June 20th, 2012

Csepel Royal really did their lookbook right by creating these colorful spreads. Being a fan of all kinds of bikes, seeing parts laid out like this and coordinated by color is really cool.

Castlecrag Residence in Sydney Australia

June 19th, 2012

The Castlecrag Residence is a beautiful home located in Sydney, Australia. The home was wonderfully designed by CplusC Architects. Here are a few words talking about the design:

The Kitchen is the pivotal room in the home, with Western Red Cedar doors disappearing seamlessly behind recycled brickwork allowing the internal living space to extend to a double-volume outdoor living space where spotted gum decking leads to the garden and swimming pool. The external use of timber for seating, decking, fencing and screening terminates in a garden pavilion and transforms the yard into an intimate, peaceful oasis within a dense suburban context for the enjoyment of the Client and their young family.

The Architect has drawn upon the functional and aesthetic qualities of timber to heighten the experience of the home. The natural warmth of timber has been utilised in all applications of the home from structure, cladding, the internal finishes and external amenities.

Found on Contemporist


4D Typeface made of Paper

June 18th, 2012

Barcelona Studio Lo Siento built a 4D typeface out of paper shapes. This special typeface allows for the viewer to read from multiple angles. Via Newgrids.

An observer searching to enjoy a particular architecture, is forced to move around and through it. The change in perspective generates new spaces in which light acts in different ways. In this case, it is the typography who makes the effort of abandoning its two dimensions to approach the architectural sense. It does not resign with a third dimension; a fourth one is necessary to complete the reading possibilities. By hanging the typography, the reader is allowed to surround the characters in order to understand all their shapes.


Apple iPhone 5 “Plus” Concept

May 13th, 2012

It’s about that time when iPhone 5 rumors start ramping up. Fortunately I have one right here for you to feast your eyes upon. This iPhone 5 concept or as the original creator calls it, the “iPhone Plus”, was created by the same guy who dreamed up the Instagram Camera.

Here’s a quick feature list for you dreamed up by the creator:
- Liquid metal Body: thermoformed on a single plane, no junctions needed
- Screen with double alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass
- 4.3″ Retina Display with In-Cell technology
- A6 Quad Core processor
- Rear Camera: 10.0 Megapixel, f/2.4, 1080p Full HD video at 30 FPS
- Front Camera: 2.0 Megapixel (VGA), 480p VGA video at 30 FPS
- Rear motion sensor
- Top pico-projector to beam photos and videos on any surfaces
- Slim design for an edge-to-edge thinner profile
- New slim-dock connector
- Fully “Capacitive” home button

What do you think about this iPhone Plus concept?

Eric Valli and the Incredible Honey Hunters

May 9th, 2012

Eric Valli is an extraordinary photographer. Every one of his series are stunning and reveal a look at a part of the world that isn’t typically seen in such light. This particular series by Eric titled Honey Hunters of Nepal, documented the fearless Gurung men risking their lives to harvest the massive nests of the world’s largest honeybee.

Space Jam Illustrations by Andrea Manzati

May 1st, 2012

Andrea Manzati is an Italian graphic designer and illustrator. This space travel series was created for Fast Company and was displayed as full page illustrations. Andrea Manzati’s style reminds me a little bit of Ben Newman and Matthew Lyons’.

Redesigning the Swedish National Banknote

April 24th, 2012

The Swedish National Bank had a competition for designers to redesign the Swedish banknote. The Stockholm Design Lab, was among the 46 competitors and was even among the top 8. Unfortunately they did not win, but their design was promising. I really enjoyed their banknote design because of the simplicity and type.

We’ve talked about currency design before but I’m still rather curious if there is a list somewhere out there that can detail all of the finer points that a new design for currency has to be upheld to.

View the full PDF for SDL’s design process.

A Half Dome made of Books

April 16th, 2012

Colombian artist Miler Lagos created this awesome dome made entirely from stacked books. The method used for stacking the books is similar to building an igloo. It’s not an easy task.

Do you think the dome was disassembled book by book or do you think they had fun with it? Perhaps a game of JENGA was played.

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Geometric Pattern Wallpapers for iPad by Simon Page

March 21st, 2012

Simon Page created a bunch of really great geometric pattern wallpapers for the newest (3rd generation) iPad. The wallpapers look great on the new retina screen. This is the first iPad I’ve owned and I’m blown away by the quality and the actual device itself. Can’t wait to work on apps for the iPad. Definitely will be looking for an iOS developer in the next two months.

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The Geometric Illustration Work of Justin mezzell

March 7th, 2012

Justin Mezzell’s geometric illustrations are fantastic. His pieces of work that include architecture, have that warm, muted color scheme reflective of a mid-century modern vibe. Also if you look closely in this image, you can see two Eames Lounge Chairs by the window.

Check out more of his work on his site.

Awesome iPad 3 Concept with Edge to Edge Screen

February 28th, 2012

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The key highlights of this iPad 3 concept include edge-to-edge screen, magnetic iPads with near field communications (NFC) and 3d holographic display for multiplayer games. Not a gamer? Nor am I. It’s just that these features would make a much more interesting experience.

Having not acquired an iPad yet, I’ll be looking to get one after the March 7th Apple iPad event. You have to imagine that Apple has done designs similar to this, but because they haven’t produced it, I wonder where the faults or questions in design lie.

Quantum Chess: A Redesign based on Science

February 20th, 2012

The Quantum Chess set by Olena Shmahalo is a redesign of the classic board game. In Quantum Mechanics if you aren’t acquainted already, it states that particles are everywhere unless they are being observed. The trajectories of particles are essentially oscillating back and forth much like waveforms. Everything that we see or touch is constantly moving very rapidly at such a level where we actually can’t see it. Pretty wild right?

Below is an interesting description of the project:

The material, fired clay, alludes to the biblical story of creation (from dust, dirt, mud) as it sits in accordance with the current, scientific understanding of our being. The phrase “Created in the image of god” has become equivalent to being “made of star stuff” (Carl Sagan).

As each piece is both “subject” and “landscape” (piece & board), the set does away with the concept of Classical separation in favor of suggesting a perception of All as unified, yet variously manifested. The shape of the “landscape” comes from illustrated representations of quantum space-time, magnified, as seen in Hawking’s Brief History of Time. The metaphorical form of these pieces complicates the game, just as increased knowledge requires more complex equipment and more difficult questions. Each time a new game is begun, it must be treated as if entering a new “universe”. It’s possible to play Quantum Chess according to the classic rules, but the players must assign names to and label the pieces in order to keep track of the game.

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