Thursday, December 31, 2009

Here's to new beginnings... Happy New Year!

Modern Living

Cool slideshow.

Get Creative with Blurb!

Cool design options, a bit more flexible than the Apple books from iPhoto. You can
design your books and upload files as pdf's to truly customize.

Quote of the Day

Not everything is design, but design is about everything. So do yourself a favor: be ready for anything.

— Michael Bierut

Brand Experience // BMW TV

All-Access. Simple Design.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Light the Lamp

The Making of...

Pretty cool.

Live the High Life (NYC-Style)

Finnish Architecture

Outdoor Game

Cool Haus

Love the simple volume, setting and slightly cantilevered design. Inside is beautiful.

A Sustainable Chair

1006 Navy® Armchair w/ Wood Seat
Back by popular demand, Emeco has reissued its Navy Chair with a carved wood seat. Legend has it that Wilton Dinges, who founded Emeco in 1944, actually tossed a 1006 Navy Chair out the window of a six-story building. The result? A few minor scratches. Emeco’s 77-step patented construction process was invented to satisfy a military need for lightweight, corrosion-resistant equipment. In the late 1990s, the Navy Chair’s iconic design began catching the attention of architects and designers, initiating a new era for Emeco. Made in U.S.A.
  • Made with 80% recycled aluminum.
  • This chair has an estimated lifespan of 150 years.
  • Seat options include Cherry, Maple and Walnut. Shown in Cherry.

LF-A Design Photography

A Three-Year Photographic Journey

club haus

Future Supercar


Fun = Typography?

How much time do you have?

Smart Packaging


Design Inspiration in Print

Order today for inspiration tomorrow!

Design Mind : New Issue


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

GOOD : Design NYC

GOOD NY Design Event, December 3, 2009 from PopTech on Vimeo.

From the Pages of "Look" Magazine

Micheal Cera strikes again

Live the High Life

Pretty cool live/work. For $7k+ it can be yours and still time to customize!

This is Cool™

I like this. A good mark scales and still works in black and white. On a billboard. On a fax.
Its really a beautiful identity and they did a service to the packaging with the leaf-like container.
Cool. Simple. Fun. A+

Concept Car : A Story


office space

NORTH Evolution from NORTH on Vimeo.

Architecture Book

Looks like a good scan not just pretty pictures but process too!

Interesting Concept

The Story Beyond the Still - Behind The Scenes from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.

Spin the kitchen

rotating kitchen from Zeger Reyers on Vimeo.

Prefab in Process

Custom isn't cheap and either is prefab.

Apple Tablet Design (continued...)

Concept Car

LF-CH from Lexus. Hopefully will debut as a production car in 2012. Finally a sporty looking hybrid that doesn't feel like a Prius on roids. The newly debuted HS250h is a great start but the pedestrian exterior styling leaves much to be desired and my money still firmly planted in the bank. If the LF-CH can roll out to seat 5, roll hybrid, have actual sporty looks and possibly borrow the all-wheel drive from the existing RX line than my name is on a waiting list. Oh, and lets get some range on the color palette, the yellow is a bit off. Lexus taking design styling cues from Minority Report is a good thing I feel and thinking less country club and more future forward will pay dividends for the bottom line moving forward. I'm a current IS owner and love my ride but nothing from the Lexus line has sparked my ignition except for the recent LF-A and this LF-CH concept.

Quote of the Day


Design for the Decade

a more than worthy read..

Luxe Foods

Monday, December 28, 2009

Amazing Cinematic Experience

Official Avatar Movie

Is the Party Over?

Design Zen

The Zen principles of Aesthetics are derived from the Buddhism beliefs of Anicca or Impermanence where “everything, without exception, is constantly in flux, even planets, stars and gods”. (Wikipedia)


FUKINSEI (imbalanced)
Asymmetry, odd numbers, irregularity, unevenness, imbalance is used as a denial of perfection as perfection and symmetry does not occur in nature.

KANSO (simple)
Elimination of ornate and things of simplicity by nature expresses their truthfulness. Neat, frank and uncomplicated.

KOKOU (austere)
Basic, weathered bare essentials that are aged and unsensuous. Evokes sternness, forbiddance, maturity and weight.

SHIZEN (natural)
Raw, natural and unforced creativity without pretence. True naturalness is to negate the naive and accidental.

YUGEN (subtle profound)
Suggest and not reveal layers of meaning hidden within. Invisible to the casual eye and avoiding the obvious.

DATSUZOKU (unworldly)
Transcendence of conventional and traditional. Free from the bondage of laws and restrictions. True creativity.

SEIJAKU (calm)
Silence and tranquility, blissful solitude. Absence of disturbance and noise from one’s mind, body and surroundings.

Source: Aen Direct

(via Thinkingalaud)

Microsoft has two worst brand marks of the year

History (Designed)

Design Book