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Posted in Everyday, Inspirational Projects by pipesanddrains on October 25, 2010

From a wee trip to Bahdeebahdu studios. Some amazing lights out of ‘found’ objects. Sculpture, collage and design.  http://www.bahdeebahdu.com/

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Posted in Everyday, Inspirational Projects by pipesanddrains on October 18, 2010

“he will probably look nervous and say hurry up, but take little notice”.

Courtesy of Rhett Dashwood http://rhettdashwood.com.au/filter/identity#11122/Bio-Rhett-Dashwood

Posted in Everyday, Experience, Inspirational Projects, Interesting by pipesanddrains on September 19, 2010

Just ordered this from Amazon, really excited to read it. Supernormal Design. http://www.jaspermorrison.com/html/4996075.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/11/style/11iht-dlede12.1944160.html

Posted in Everyday, Experience, Inspirational Projects, Interesting by pipesanddrains on September 5, 2010

Graphics and photography  by Erin Hanson. http://recoveringlazyholic.com/index.html Found via GOOD magazine http://www.good.is/

Posted in Everyday, Inspirational Projects by pipesanddrains on September 3, 2010

Antony Gormley’s work in Edinburgh. I love how these were placed all over the city. June 2010. http://www.antonygormley.com/#

Posted in Everyday, Experience, Inspirational Projects, Interesting, Product Design by pipesanddrains on June 23, 2010

 

My phone is off : project by Ingrid Zweifel, at Parsons New York. The design sets including stickers, napkins, badges and stamps encourage users toremain in the moment of being with somebody, rather than constantly being on the phone. The napkin in particular, fits into the context environment subtley -ebut also acts as a signal blocker, meaning that the temptation is not even there in case a call comes through.  http://myphoneisoffforyou.com/my%20phone%20is%20off%20for%20you.html   

http://www.notcot.com/archives/2010/06/my-phone-is-off-for-you.php

Posted in Inspirational Projects, Interesting, Product Design by pipesanddrains on June 23, 2010

http://exhibitions.cooperhewitt.org/Why-Design-Now/ Current exhibition in New York’s National Design Triennial this year. The 134 projects are socially/environmentally consious answering to the question “Why Design Now”, answering different questions about where design can go in future from different perspectives. The examples above are from the ‘communication’ section which I find particularly interesting -especially the Touch Sight Camera, by Samsung China. The camera enables visually impaired users to capture a touchable photograph, as well as 3 seconds of sound to record surroundings and experience. Sensitive form and on the forehead for support, creating a ‘third eye’ effect.

Criticism on the exhibition ( I am still hoping to visit when I go to the US for the autumn) here http://www.core77.com/blog/ny_design_week_10/why_design_now_thoughts_on_the_4th_national_design_triennial_16628.asp

Posted in Inspirational Projects, Visual Communication by pipesanddrains on April 27, 2010

 

Some awesome images by Ausra Osipaviciute, Lithuania : Using embroidery and thread in fashion photography. Such an effective and different idea. -I so often forget that ‘somebody’ takes and creates these images, and the handmade touch puts that right back in. Would work really well for individual fashion boutiques in their advertising…you could even have holes in say, postcards, that users could ‘sew in’ themselves…

http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Photo-Embroidery/493145

Posted in Inspirational Projects, Visual Communication by pipesanddrains on April 10, 2010

Incredible use of photography and modelling combined. By Liesl Pfeffer, Melbourne.  http://www.lieslpfeffer.com/home.html

Posted in Everyday, Film, Inspirational Projects, Interesting, Product Design, Visual Communication by pipesanddrains on April 10, 2010

Philips Design Probes concerning the future of food. Some more interesting projects here, http://www.design.philips.com/probes/index.page