// Interactive Reading

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22 September, 2010  |  digital, Interactive  |  Comments Off

Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch IDEO’s vision for the future of the book. What new experiences might be created by linking diverse discussions, what additional value could be created by connected readers to one another, and what innovative ways we might use to tell our favorite stories and build community around books?

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.

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// Olafur Eliasson – Water Pendulum

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8 September, 2010  |  design  |  Comments Off
Olafur Eliasson - water pendulum

Olafur Eliasson - water pendulum

Olafur Eliasson, “Water Pendulum” from Erin Hurkes on Vimeo.

This is my second post about Olafur Eliasson. His work is just so impressive through his elegantly simple ways of playing with light. The video is eye capturing but I would love to see this in real life.

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// Digital sculptures by Troika

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8 September, 2010  |  digital, installation, sculpture  |  Comments Off
Troika Cloud

Troika - Cloud

troika - waterfall

I saw the latest digital sculpture by the London based multidisciplinary collective Troika called ‘Waterfall’ which is mesmerising. I also really enjoyed ‘Cloud’ which they did a few years back for the British Airways terminal 5 Atrium. I think it looks magnificent in execution. Something I would stare at if I had the opportunity to see it in real life.

P.S I really want their book ‘Digital By Design’. I flipped through it at a book store in London and it was really impressive. If you guys want someone to do a review on it. You know where to come to (wink) Check it out when you get a chance. Also a great book / present for your digital designerly hipster friends… Nuff said.

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// Access over ownership

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28 August, 2010  |  design, eco friendly, interesting, internet  |  Comments Off

I found out about Rachel’s talk at TEDxSydney a while ago. This video was recently released which explains all the info from her speech and transforms it into an interesting infographics/ motiongraphics piece. It’s insightful and I want to join the sharing revolution because something has got to change in the way we consume. We seem to be currently stuck in a very linear way of consuming and this idea of collaborative consumption brings it into a circular system which would create less waste and less need for useless stuff.

WHAT’S MINE IS YOURS from rachel botsman on Vimeo.

// Graffiti in Rio de Janeiro

2 April, 2010  |  design  |   |  1 Comment

The other day I spent the afternoon wondering around the cobbledstone streets of Santa Teresa, a barrio in Rio de Janeiro well know for its artistic flair. I dangled off a small yellow tram to reach the top of the steep hill and once there I was met with a huge range of graffiti lining the fences, garages and walls in the area.

Meandering from the top all the way down to Lapa below Santa Teresa here is a selection of the best graffiti I have seen in Rio and perhaps all of Brazil.

I think that graffiti can reveal a lot about a city and what I came across in Rio shows not only the hardships that are prevalent, but also a dynamic optimism and pride.

Do you agree? Feel free to comment and let me know your opinion on the images.

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Santa Teresa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

Graffiti in Rio - Lapa

// Missed Connections

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17 March, 2010  |  illustration  |  Comments Off

We shared a bear suit

We shared a bear suit


throat tattoo

throat tattoo


When i put your coat collar up

When i put your coat collar up


I had a blue hat

I had a blue hat

Gorgeous illustrations by Sophie Blackall from Brooklyn. Inspired by the poetic moments in time that are left unspoken and then posted on Craigslist missed connections. Check out the blog here

Via The Donut Project

// The state of the internet

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8 March, 2010  |  internet  |  Comments Off
Data Visualisation - The state of the internet

Data Visualisation - The state of the internet

Interesting data visualisation animation on the state of the internet by Jess3. Check it out below.
Via Notcot

JESS3 / The State of The Internet from JESS3 on Vimeo.

// Simplicity is the key to successful living

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25 February, 2010  |  illustration  |   |  Comments Off
simplicity

simplicity

This lovely retro style illustration is by the late Nick Dewar. There is a lot more retro inspiration on his site which is worth checking out.

This graphic represents what I should be doing. Unfortunately the reality is a little different.

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// Typo Graphic Posters

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24 February, 2010  |  design, typography  |  ,  |  Comments Off

typo graphic posters

typo/graphic posters


I came across this fantastic resource of really interesting poster designs. With a range of styles and types of poster designs from designers around the world, but with consistent quality, that you can search through, this is sure to be a site that all designers should bookmark.

The typo/graphic posters project as described by them:

a passionate project focused on the design community that aspires to be a timeless
source for studies, inspiration and promotion of good design through poster culture
and cultivation of typography and pure forms of graphic design.

// Illustration of Florian Nicolle

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23 February, 2010  |  illustration  |  Comments Off

'Marie' by Florian Nicolle

'Marie' by Florian Nicolle


Florian Nicolle illustration

Florian Nicolle illustration


Florian Nicolle illustration

Florian Nicolle illustration

The loose & layered illustration style of Florian Nicolle lets the eye linger on the faces created. As you follow the textures and flow of the different mediums around the forms create a rhythmical symphony for the eye to engage with.

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// Between Folds

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23 February, 2010  |  design  |  Comments Off

Between Folds - The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Between Folds - The Complete Works of Shakespeare


Between Folds
Between Folds - Envelopes

Between Folds - Envelopes

Graphic designer Francisca Prieto has created some lovely geometrically folded paper works made out of the 1300 pages of The Complete Works of Shakespeare as well as a wall hanging made out of hundreds of envelopes. The folded forms remind me of those chatterboxes we used to make as children at school.

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// Mexican Masked Wrestlers

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18 February, 2010  |  illustration  |  Comments Off

Mexican Masked Wrestler Illustration

Mexican Masked Wrestler Illustration


Mexican Masked Wrestler Illustration

Mexican Masked Wrestler Illustration


Mexican Masked Wrestler Illustration

Mexican Masked Wrestler Illustration

I have a somewhat odd fascination with Mexican Masked Wrestlers. There is something about the characters & theatrical nature which I find cool. I came across this illustrations by Rudi De Wet. An illustrator & Graphic Designer originally from South Africa now working out of Melbourne.

// Valentines day release

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11 February, 2010  |  design  |  Comments Off

Valentines Day release
This is an easy fix for those of you who don’t want your partner to make some forced commercialised gesture on Valentines day.
You can check out this release and other humorous valentines day graphics on Knock Knock’s Flickr or have a look at their shop for many other extremely useful & functional stationary items for all occasions… from the my dysfunctions guided journal to a Things you must do to make me happy list – a perfect gift for your valentine… oh wait.
Not on Valentines day then, nor the day after cause that just makes you seems slack.

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// Whiny little shits

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4 February, 2010  |  typography  |   |  Comments Off

Whiny little shits - Good parenting graphic
Turns out I am not the only one who can be judgemental at times. This graphic by Patrick Macomber, however is SO true and says it all. Lets not fuck up the future.

Via The Donut Project

// Art History

27 January, 2010  |  art  |   |  1 Comment

Art history by Vuk Vidor

Art history by Vuk Vidor


I was browsing the third drawer down online store and came across this fantastic silkscreen print by Vuk Vidor. Called ‘Art History’ it’s a list; on each line he links an artist to his/her cultural impact in three words. For example he writes “Mondrian owns Geometry”, “Pollock owns Drippings”, “Warhol owns Pop”, and “Munch owns Despair”. Some of them I don’t know so it’s already helping me be a more knowledgeable individual so I can look cool to my friends – the reason anybody does anything.

// Future of digital magazines

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21 January, 2010  |  experimental, Interactive  |  Comments Off

Mag+ from Bonnier on Vimeo.

This concept video from the design consultancy Berg for Bonnier R&D takes an interesting look at what the future magazines may look like and how we could interact with them. The concept looks like it is highly readable and fairly usable. I don’t think magazines and books will ever be extinct, but I do believe publishers have the opportunity to reach more people through cross-platform integration/ pollination.

Via @reactivemedia

// Wooden Carpet

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7 January, 2010  |  design  |  Comments Off

Wooden Carpet by Elisa Strozyk

Wooden Carpet by Elisa Strozyk


Wooden Carpet by Elisa Strozyk

Wooden Carpet by Elisa Strozyk


Wooden Carpet by Elisa Strozyk

Wooden Carpet by Elisa Strozyk

The application of cut pieces of veneer to fabric gives this rug a new sculptural abilities which look really interesting. I love a bit of geometry put to good use.

These wooden carpets are by Elisa Strozyk

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// People in the nude

6 January, 2010  |  illustration  |   |  2 Comments

Life drawing by Dylan Martin

Life drawing by Dylan Martin


Life drawing by Dylan Martin

Life drawing by Dylan Martin


Life drawing by Dylan Martin

Life drawing by Dylan Martin

On Thursday evenings over the last couple of years, I have attended Life Drawing Classes at my local community centre. After all of the longer poses we walk around the room and see how other artists have interpreted the pose from their viewpoint in their own style of drawing. Usually when I reach Dylan’s easal I pause for longer than most to look at his amazing drawings. He recently uploaded a few of them to his blog people in the nude.

// T-shirt type

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21 December, 2009  |  design, t-shirts  |  Comments Off

If I was a t-shirt I think this would be me.

I'm not bitter I'm just unsweetened

T-shirt type

// Interiors inspiration – David Bromley’s Place

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18 December, 2009  |  design, interiors  |  Comments Off

Check out artist David Bromley’s fantastic property in Prahran, Melbourne. Makes me want to jump down the rabbit hole! Loving the mix of rustic vintage antiques, industrial furniture with soft mood lighting.

David Bromley's Amazing Place

David Bromley's Amazing Place


David Bromley's Amazing Place

Vintage Numbers


David Bromley's Amazing Place

Disconcerting Doll's Heads


David Bromley's Amazing Place

High Ceiling Hallway with arches


David Bromley's Amazing Place

Lanterns


David Bromley's Amazing Place

Architectural Window


David Bromley's Amazing Place

Chequerboard Stairs

Via Design Files