Jan Vormann: Dispatchwork

June 7th, 2008
Jan Vormann dispatchwork

“As part of Bocchignano, Italy’s group project “20 Eventi,” Jan Vormann went around town and filled in all the cracks in the walls with painstakingly clicked-together patches made from Lego’s.”

Very cool! Gives off the vibe that entire city buildings are fabricated from Lego’s and their rustic outer layers of mud bricks are breaking off exposing the fun beneath! The hidden Lego lands discovered ;) . I heart this!

Lots of pics after the jump>

via BoingBoing
Jan Vormanns site.

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Ads in Times Square

June 6th, 2008


A tour of Times Square from Keyframe on Vimeo.

hmmm… I want to make use of that empty space! The owner should convert it into his mansion or something! I hate wasted prime space!

“The One Times Square building is empty. Why? Because the owner can afford it by selling ad space alone. It costs $300,000/month to advertise on that structure — one of things you’ll learn in this behind-the-LED-screens look at Times Square. ”

via boingboing

wikipedia about Building, yup, it’s empty!!!


Acrobat.com: Work. Together. Anywhere

June 2nd, 2008
acrobat.com webtop

Wow! Acrobat.com’s webtop page looks amazing, incorporating the sweet Buzzword (Word online), ConnectNow for sharing screens, PDF maker, file sharing, and file storage (5 gigs free). Every thing is going to the web! Whoohoooo! If only Photoshop Express (psd online) and Illustrator could be online now as well as any 3D program via Solidworks, catia, maya, 3d studio, blender, Rhino, Zform, Sketchup, etc..! Programs online rock! Did I say online yet!
via TechCrunch


2012: The Year The Internet Ends

June 2nd, 2008

Here’s a informational video about the always controversial Net Neutrality issue whom many of us learned about back in 2006 through Ask a Ninja here!

Pass it around, be in the know, and fight off this corrupt political crap… make information free to enable creativity and progression. Reminds me of Larry Lessig‘s Great TED lecture on “Creativity being strangled the by law.”

via ipower.ning


Dean Kamen: Mind Controlling Prosthetic Arm

May 30th, 2008

Dean Kamen of DEKA gives an awesome update to his Luke Arm project during this years All Things Digital Conference! A MUST watch video! incredible!!!!!!

via gizmodo


Yves Behar: Creating objects that tell stories

May 29th, 2008

Yves Behar of Fuseproject at TED2008. I love his quote about advertising. “Advertising is the price companies pay for being un-original”.


Nick Demarco: Reuse, Garbage Chair

May 29th, 2008
Nick Demarco XS garbage chair

Call it what you want, but I think this is a great idea by student Nick Demarco! Buy this plastic bag/mesh shaped chair, stuff it with dry items you’d be throwing away anyways or what you have too much of, and you have a comfy chair. Take those old shirts, magazines, bottles, stuffed bears, newspapers, etc.

This is a great “Reuse” project. I’ve got a huge pile of old shirts and magazines that would work great for making a snazzy couch! Reminds me a bit of the very expensive yet cool Campana teddy chairs!

via treehugger!
video interview


Tast.es: Disposable Elements for Catering

May 28th, 2008

Tast.es: Disposable Elements For Catering
Wow! I love it when the ordinary becomes extraordinary. In this instance Tast.es creates “Disposable elements for catering”! I’m not sure the cost on these jewels but every time I pass by cheap ugly paper/plastic plates in the grocery store, I’m going to venture my eyes around for a set of these, especially the sweet soup cups! Plastic at it’s best! Damn this is hot!

More images after the jump mirrored via NotCot

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Give your Employees Tools

May 27th, 2008
bad experience tools

This image reminded me of the many instances in which companies want to save a bit of cash for needed tools. Don’t be cheap… buy the tools you need to be productive or bad things may become of your project or in this instance, a person.
More great images at DarkRoastedBlend


Erik Nordenankar: Biggest Drawing in the World

May 27th, 2008
Erik Nordenankar biggest drawing in the world dhl

Artist Erik Nordenankar has created the “Biggest Drawing in the World” according to his webpage.

In short, he had a grand vision to draw a huge self-portrait. He sent away a briefcase containing a GPS device around the world through DHL which plotted it’s journey in 55 days. The end result, a pretty sweet self-portrait. The GPS container became his pen and the world became his canvas.

However true or fictional this may be, it’s a pretty cool idea. He has a good documentation of it online, and a youtube videos here.

via hackaday


Tag Galaxy!

May 23rd, 2008

tag galaxy flickr
Yet another way to navigate Flickr Photos through Tag Galaxy! Type in a word  “tag”, surf the luminous galaxies, select another planet, then watch a matrix of tagged photos latch onto a planet to spin, flip, and zoom your fingers away. I’m not sure how practical this is, but none the less cool for a bit.


RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2008: Welcome to the Conversation

May 20th, 2008

RISD 2008 Graduate Thesis exhibition
Rhode Island School of Design’s
Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition
Rhode Island Convention Center: May 21-June 1, 2008.
opening reception May 20, 6-8pm

“More than 120 RISD artists and designers across 14 disciplines featured in graduate student showcase of art and design at its very best.

For the second consecutive year, the extraordinary work of more than 120 students receiving master’s degrees from Rhode Island School of Design [RISD] will be on view at the Rhode Island Convention Center in RISD’s Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition. The work of graduate students in painting, industrial design, sculpture, textiles, photography and nine other art and design disciplines will be on exhibit from May 21-June 1, 2008.

An online gallery has also been created to allow “virtual visitors” to view examples of work from the exhibition.”

I’ll be there from 6pm onwards…this should be awesome!

RISD Graduate Exhibition Webpage
Webgallery

update: lots of pics after jump when I went to the show.

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