Pipes and Drains

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, Interesting by pipesanddrains on September 19, 2010

Best mural in the ‘city of murals’. 9th and Washington. Philadelphia. August 2010

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, Interesting by pipesanddrains on September 3, 2010

Shop display in Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh. July 2010. I love the simple shapes used at the four corners of each floor. Despite there being no face on the manicans, this gives more of an identity of the clothing on them.

Posted in Everyday, Interesting by pipesanddrains on September 3, 2010

The packaging from Creative Review, Spring last year. The plastic was advertised as being eco-friendly and could dissolve in water, reducing landfill by taking way the plastic. Somehow this didn’t quite work, and ended up a sticky mess…not so great for the environment? http://creativereview.co.uk/

Posted in Interesting, Product Design by pipesanddrains on July 12, 2010

‘Prop’ by Peter Marigold.
Honorable mention at the Italian ‘living simplicity’ furniture competition. The use of a wooden broom stick holding cube shaped objects into corner spaces, without the need for drilling or attachment. Looks strange, but interesting in how it compliments the space, and allows appreciation of the objects within it. The joint, connecting the stick and cube object, which is held up by a bag of rice was designed to create new typology in furniture design.
http://www.depadova.it

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 Everyday, Interesting by pipesanddrains on May 10, 2010

   Americana Cosmetics shopfront, Kings Cross, London. April 2010. This really stood out in a street full of very ‘well designed’ glass and steel shopfronts and offices. I don’t know if its good or bad design. But its red white and blue, makes me think of ‘the movies’ and more than anything its just making me excited about going to Philadelphia in August…

Posted in Everyday, Interesting, Pipes and Drains Photography by pipesanddrains on April 19, 2010

The mixture of eggs in a box. Theyre all so differant! January 2010