Archive for the 'design' Category

Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011


“Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.”
via tedtalks

thanks Matt!!


AstroTurf Aeron Chair

Monday, June 27th, 2011

AstroTurf Herman Miller 3 Green AstroTurf Covered Aeron Chair by Herman Miller and Makoto Azuma

AstroTurf Herman Miller Green AstroTurf Covered Aeron Chair by Herman Miller and Makoto Azuma

AstroTurf Aeron Chair! Need I say anything else?
To some degee I wished this classic web2.0 chair sensation was covered up in grass, but astro turf has some very intriguing quality to it for an office chair.  I guess it also depends on which astro turf it is.

via freshhome.

“The collaboration between Japanese botanic artist Makoto Azuma and furniture designerHerman Miller led to the creation of an unusual version of the Aeron Chair. This AstroTurf covered chair delivers all the important features of the Aeron Chair, with the interesting feature of having a distinct green “skin”. This chair comes as a natural response to the works of Makoto Azuma and Herman Miller, accentuating the decorative inclinations of the first artist and the exceptional design techniques of the latter. The body of the chair – including all the small details – were covered in a green AstroTurf skin, leaving only the wheels and moving parts bare. Just as Herman’s site says: “It’s all about making great design available to consumers“. You can see the AstroTurf covered chair this summer at the Herman Miller store in Tokyo, in the Marunouchi shopping district.”

Mirrored images after jump.
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Pet Print Sandals

Monday, June 27th, 2011




I want! Maybe some kid shoes can have large grownup prints as well! or even hands prints to make it seem like you were hand walking the whole time.

via  spoon-tamago!

kiko+ brand was launched this May by Osaka based Kukkia Design, an interior design firm that started dabbling in toy design. The brands theme is simple, “Forest and children, children at play, play and art.”kiko+ specializes in “wooden toys and plans for kids” that will draw out the creativity, design and character of the child through play.

The sandals are available starting at ¥2,625~¥2,835. This footwear line is only one of eight products currently offered by kiko+. To see more of their fun and creative products, visit the kiko+ website.”


Here’s looking at Hue

Monday, June 27th, 2011



Neat!  I should make a filter on my google search engine to do this to me daily…maybe link it to the weather. When its hot, its red, when its cold, its blue, when perfect,  everything is green!!

“By now, color-coordinated bookshelves are nothing new. But hey, why not organize your website content by color? Yep, that’s what Here’s Looking at Hue does. Neat idea.”

via swissmiss


Graham Smith: Brand Reversions

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Pepsi-Coca-Cola Reversion

Coca-Cola Pepsi Reversion

haha, this is awesome. A bit of Branding mashup. Do you know the two brands?!

“In UK logo designer Graham Smith’s “Brand Reversions,” he plays with some of the most recognizable brands byremixing their logos with those of their major competitors. When viewing the schizophrenic logos that result, it’s hard not to be disoriented–a testament to the power of brand identities.”

via and mirrored from laughing squid

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Dear Photograph

Friday, June 17th, 2011

I’m just learning about Dear Photograph which asks you to “take a picture of a picture from the past in the present.”  Pretty cool! This sure does make the past a rich memory! Now I need to find a site that does this with video!

DearPhotograph

2 more images after the jump.

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Hello World. A sign built from 5,000 rocker switches

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Awesome. I want!!

“The Untitled (Hello World) sign by Valentin Ruhry is an enormous grid of 5,000 orange rocker switches that illuminate when switched on. The piece is currently on display as part of the Fünf Räume (five rooms) exhibition at the Austrian Cultural Forum NYC through September 5. I can only hope they might let you flick a few of these awesomely tactile switches. (via triangulation)”

via thisiscollassol


FooCamp 2011

Monday, June 6th, 2011

I’m heading out to SF towards Sebastopol for a new unconference that I have never been to but was incredibly excited to be invited to  FooCamp (Friends of O’Reiley) which is an invitational camp, where 250 awesome people, hackers, designers, creators, makers, and questioners  gather to come up with whatever is on their mind and have great discussions with people from all over the world from different fields to boggle your mind! I’ve had quite a few friends attend and everyone seems to be energized full of ideas and disruptive ones when they return from this 3 day backyard camp gathering. There is not much online about it, but here is a write up from our friends Andrew on his experience a few years ago! I’ll be back next week with lots to write up about, and keep secret at times. Let me know if your in SF. I’m out there right before Foocamp this week.

(picture from laughingsquid)


Jay Walker’s library of human imagination

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

I’ve been waiting to visit Jay Walkers incredible “Library of Imagination” for several years now and in about 12 hours I’ll be inside pondering, wondering, imagining, and wishing I could take everyone along. I’d write more about it, but the 2008 TED video above or the Wired article will explain it best until after I return, though I’ll have no photos as this is not allowed during my visit. I’ll have to thank TEDmed for arranging this visit, which is also a must go to conference I highly recommend.


Paul Nicklen: Tales of ice-bound wonderlands

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011


My favorite talk this year from TED:
“Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his hilarious, passionate stories of the polar wonderlands, illustrated by glorious images of the animals who live on and under the ice.”


Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011


One of my favorite talks this year:
“A future more beautiful? Architect Thomas Heatherwick shows five recent projects featuring ingenious bio-inspired designs. Some are remakes of the ordinary: a bus, a bridge, a power station … And one is an extraordinary pavilion, the Seed Cathedral, a celebration of growth and light.”

via tedtalks


UI Stencils

Monday, May 16th, 2011


If your a UI designer you’ll appreciate these “UI Stencil” templates for for the iPad, iPhone, Windows7 phone, website, and Android phones along with some 1:1 ratio sketch pads.  Never again doodle out of proportion and know exactly what icons are used in those interfaces! Made from stainless steel and cost around $25.