Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Love the simple volume, setting and slightly cantilevered design. Inside is beautiful.
- Made with 80% recycled aluminum.
- This chair has an estimated lifespan of 150 years.
- Seat options include Cherry, Maple and Walnut. Shown in Cherry.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Pretty cool live/work. For $7k+ it can be yours and still time to customize!
Looks like a good scan not just pretty pictures but process too!
Custom isn't cheap and either is prefab.
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.
Monday, December 28, 2009
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)
Asymmetry, odd numbers, irregularity, unevenness, imbalance is used as a denial of perfection as perfection and symmetry does not occur in nature.
Elimination of ornate and things of simplicity by nature expresses their truthfulness. Neat, frank and uncomplicated.
Basic, weathered bare essentials that are aged and unsensuous. Evokes sternness, forbiddance, maturity and weight.
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.
Transcendence of conventional and traditional. Free from the bondage of laws and restrictions. True creativity.
Silence and tranquility, blissful solitude. Absence of disturbance and noise from one’s mind, body and surroundings.
Source: Aen Direct
Sunday, December 27, 2009