Archive for the 'art' Category

Topobo finally available to buy!!!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Topobo’s kinetic memory toys which I’ve known about since 2004 is finally available for a limited production purchaseCheck out the video above or website to learn more.  I played around with them while at the MIT medialab in 2004-5, and must say, they are addictive! Congrats Hayes and Amanda for inventing, sharing, and bringing this idea to life!

RISD: What We Do Event

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

first “What We Do” Event is going on today, April 11th. Head on down.. I’ll be there!

What We Do is a new, student-run, RISD event designed to bridge departmental gaps and create new connections through the sharing of ideas.

On Saturday, April 11th, 100 members of the RISD community (students, faculty, staff, and alums) will share something that they do with the rest of the RISD community and the larger surrounding community of Providence.

Leading up to the day of the event, 8 site-specific “spaces” will be created by members of every department at RISD; majors paired up to encourage cross-departmental collaboration. The spaces that they build will house the day’s events creating a street-fair environment for the open sharing of how people at RISD spend their time and energy. ”

update: some pics of the event after the jump.

Relief Prints by Bryan Nash Gill

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Awesome relief prints by Bryan Nash Gill. I’d love to see a print using a cold press sheet, or maybe on handmade Japanese paper.

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The 99% Percent Conference 2009

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

and Coolhunting bring to us their very first conference “99%” which “focuses less on inspiration, and more on how idea generation and organization come together to make ideas happen.” It all takes place next week at the The Times Center building  NYC, April 16-17, 2009… I’ll be there, so get your tickets here while they last!

A few of the speakers:
Michael Bierut of Pentagram
Cheryl Dorsey at Echoing Green
Seth Godin of  Squidoo, and several Books (purple cow, tribes, marketers are liars)
Ji Lee of Google and Bubble Project
Jeffrey Kalmikoff and Jake Nickell at Threadless
Scott Thomas of Obama for America
– full list here.

Slam Doors: 3 Doors in 1

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

A pretty nifty door designed by Slam Doors. Built for a toddler, kid, and adult to size in 1 door.

Reminds me of a project I did (porsche door) at RISD back in 2002, except my door was designed for a dog, person, Porsche, and window fence when a package was delivered or you just wanted a large opening without anyone walking in .

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Slam Doors

PING-PONG Dining Table by Hunn Wai

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

I’ve always wanted a ping pong table in a main room without looking too nerdy…. boom… make the ping pong table ultra plush fancy, and make it a convertible… awesome work Hunn Wai!
more pics after jump. (more…)

Daniel DeSure’s LED light

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Daniel DeSure makes some pretty cool LED lights. I think all LED messages should scatter. Reminds me of Tom Hulberts(ideo) led wall installation.

Info Graphics: Little Red Riding Hood

Friday, March 27th, 2009

A great info viz video of “Little Red Riding Hood“. Awesome simple airplane graphics! This project was inspired by the famous “Royksopp: Remind Me” Video.

Did You Know 2.0

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Here’s a fun little remix 2.0 of the original “Did You Know” video reminding us how fast our worlds shifted because of technology and a global economy. First remix after the jump as well.


Improv Everywhere: High Five Escalator

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Our favorite crew at Improv Everywhere does it again with a very enlightening High Five Mission smartly placed up the stairs in the subway. 2,000 high fives in 45 minutes, thousands more smiles… pretty awesome!

Soap Leaves

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

I love it when an everyday object is turned into an entirely different emotional object. A bar of soap, foaming gel, or perhaps some soap leaves!
via BookofJoe
Buy at Wrapables, 20 soap leaves, $13

Cut & Paste Boston 2009

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament 2007 from Cut&Paste on Vimeo.

Cut & Paste is storming Boston this Saturday night, March 17th, hosting their visual battle sessions in 2D, 3D, and motion graphics while projecing contestants screens on large projectors as crowds of creatives watch on in Iron Chef fashion jamming to music. The events kick offs at 7pm and tickets can be found via their website. They hold events all over the world so check out their listing for upcoming battles! (NYC, Toronto, Chicago, Europe, Asia) I’ll be in the Boston location. Let me know if your there!

some pics from the event after the jump.