Musical instruments are ultimate displays of craft. But what happens to form when a cello no longer requires a wooden resonant chamber to function – but uses an electric amplifier instead?
What makes pics of your feet / toes out and about so popular? Maybe its the idea of capturing what you see. Perhaps it is the fit for reproduction without much effort on modification. We might also be attracted to the ability of photos (albums) to freeze a place and moment in time.
Core77 just ran a post today on the latest wave of French designs. What caught my eye were the candlesticks, lamp and vase which crisp form is based on Studio Nocc’s two designer’s audio recording (1). This reminded me of some other motion studies with almost over a century of time in between of their creation.
Gift idea: a personal, handprinted exlibris (bookplate) with a custom made box. Here for my Mother in 2011. Original linocut design, handprinted on thick graphics paper. The paper lining the box is a publisher’s booklist cut out of a beautifully fading copy of Thackeray’s Vanity Fair.
Last week we were preparing for the upcoming interviews and building up our project space. Here’s the update on our Sanomatalo project.
An unique man-powered urban vehicle spotted at Arabia! Two bicycles attached together with a canvas spanned between to serve as storage. The father rode the bicycle on the ride, but I suspect that it can be steered from either side.
Quick mock-up created for a service idea for senior citizens, done in Illustrator
A smart phone app for Calvin Klein displaying a clock and videos sensitive to daily rhythm, changing content according to time. A half-day, in-course design challenge.
Creating engagement using the power of play. Via the99percent.
‘Third time’s the charm’. A short while ago I posted on three Finnish companies’ rebrands during the naughties. Now I’ve encountered two very different corporations that have recently published a redesign of their brand that certainly go for the set edges: Metsäliitto, a Finnish forest industry group founded in 1947 and music channel VIVA, part of MTV Germany and launched in 1993. I found it quite interesting to compare the two trailers to see how the new image is communicated.