A Journey to Zero is a collaborative project between leading designers, artists and architects to start a conversation about zero emissions. Each project displays a new insight into the issue that the creatives choose to explore. The project is for Nissan overseen by Richard Saul Wurman the creator of TED one of my favourite sites/ ideas of all time. This A Journey to Zero site has some kick-arse design. It’s easy to navigate and beautiful!
Tthe projects that most caught my eye were How to Start a Movement by Marcus Eriksson who obviously also likes Seth Godin’s talk on creating a movement. This interactive project allows the user to create a poster using his custom designed font by inputting a statement into the application and selecting the colours combination. I think it definitely has the potential to go viral if people get into it. I hope sometime soon I will see these posters around my part of town.
You are beautiful! DNA captured into a mesmerising abstract print.
The Fun Theory is a site dedicated to:
This site is dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it’s change for the better.
I think I need to do this at my house for Christmas this year… if only I had the time.
As part of Sydney Festival, Danish artist Olafur Eliasson has an exhibition at the MCA from December 10 2009 – April 11 2010. The exhibit is called Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson and will comprise of a diverse range of projects including installations, large-scale immersive environments, freestanding sculpture, and phogography. The artists work has been described as:
Olafur Eliasson is among the most influential and widely acclaimed artists of his generation.
From light-filled environments to walk-in kaleidoscopes, his unique participatory works offer alluring spaces that harness optical cognition and meteorological elements, examine the intersection of nature and science, and explore the boundary between the organic and the artificial.
Having been raised partly in Iceland, Eliasson’s practice is informed by that country’s primordial landscape and spectacular weather. He recontextualises elements such as light, water, ice, fog, arctic moss, and lava rock to create altogether new circumstances that shift the viewer’s consciousness and sense of place. By extension, his work prompts an intensive engagement with the world outside and a fresh consideration of everyday life.
Looks like this is going to cost you 15 bucks, but should be worth every cent.
More info can be found here
Fantastic interview with Eike König, the owner of HORT a studio who not only do fantastic work, but also seem to have fun doing it! He really reveals his passion for graphic design, and it’s potential.
To celebrate Movember I thought I would dedicate this post to the much loved ‘stache. Check out Lord Likely’s Extra-Ordinary Inter-Active Moustache-O-Rama for all your favourite stache names:The Spiv, The Fu-Man chew, The Chuff Duster, and my favourite The Harlot Handles.
These installation art pieces by artist Rebecca Ward are quite graphic and architectural in their form, colour and dimension creating a really nice interplay within the spaces.
Very cool dress made out of phonebook pages by designer Jolis Paons for a creative processes class
Via Lost at E Minor
I came across this brilliant little blurb at the bottom of Tyler Thompson’s portfolio website … so true.
Hi, if you are coming to this site via Internet Explorer 6, you might not be getting the best experience possible. Honestly, I can’t even begin to think about what your entire experience on the internet must be like? (…probably like riding a bike on the highway while cars blow by you on their way to Costco to get gallons of mayonnaise and 60-inch plasma TV’s). How will you ever be able to use this website?????? You wont. You’re an asshole and your browser is an asshole. So look, I’m going to be honest: I kind of hate you. BUT we c-a-n make this work. Here is what I am going to need you to do: fire up your Toshiba ShitBook© that weighs about 45 pounds, wipe the Cheeto dust off the screen, download Safari, delete Internet Explorer from your computer, punch yourself in the face, and get me a pulled pork sandwich.
For halloween this weekend, I found these menacing terrariums made up of carnivorous plants from Californian Carnivores. The thought of carnivorous plants in itself is scary enough but check out the chompers on these!
It’s not often I find a website design that looks absolutely stunning, but this would be one of those instances. The layout, typography, imagery looks amazing in this concept for the New York City Ballet designed by Mehera O’Brien. I hope they make it.
Via Visual Evasion
Very cool video for Vodafone NZ of 1000 cell phones TXT message alerts performing Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. The making of videos are worth a view to really understand how impressive this actually is.
Some worldly advice to help me get through the next year from the sub-studio 2010 pocket calendar:
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
The smallest deed is better than the biggest intention.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
The only reason you die is because you live.
Take the chance while you still have the choice.
The only thing you truly own is your time.
Be brave enough to live creatively.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.
Keep true to the dreams of your youth.
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
Always begin with an end in mind.
The eyes believe themselves; the ears believe other people.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.
Pick a path with heart.
Take a chance in the near future.
Change your luck today.
Rest is a good thing, but boredom is its brother.
Let the spirit of adventure set the tone.
Dare to dream, hope, believe, seek, feel, find, and love.
Be mischievous and you will not be lonesome.
Originality overcomes everything.
Good luck is the result of good planning.
Beautiful tridimesional installations by São Paulo based artist Henrique Oliveira. These expansive installations look so organic and alive with movement as they undulate around the room.
Loving these vibrant and beautiful photos of food dye, vegetable oil and water by Corey Holms which I came across on Flickr.
I am really liking the work of artist Lena Wolff. Her artworks have a very folky skandinavian feel to them. I especially like the technique of using pin pricks in collage. I did this on my christmas cards last year and they had a really nice texture and feeling to them.