Wednesday, 26 November 2008

stunning installation by Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Pulse Room, a sensor records the pulse of the public and converts it into light flashes shown by incandescent light bulbs. At any given time the room shows the heartbeat of the 100 most recent participants.






via todayandtomorrow

Monday, 17 November 2008

Sunday, 19 October 2008

‘arbores laetae’ by diller scofidio and renfro

'arbores laetae’ or ‘joyful trees’ is the latest project by new york architects diller scofidio and renfro. the unusual installation project is located in liverpool, england as part of the city’s art biennial. 17 trees were planted in a small parkette, however 3 of the trees slowly rotate on specially designed bases. the liverpool biennial runs from september 20 – november 30.


banpo fountain at seoul design olympiad 2008

what used to be one of the many non-descript bridges crossing thehan river
in the korean capital has now become a major attraction.
banpo bridge has been remodeled into a massive and beautiful fountain that
shoots water down not up. installed on september 9, 380 nozzles on both
sides of the bridg pump out 190 tons of water from the han river per minute.
seoul mayor oh se-hoon, said that within the hangang renaissance project,
this landmark will help to establish seoul as an environment-friendly,
economic and cultural center. it will contribute to attracting more tourists
an improve the quality of life for residents.

via designboom

Friday, 3 October 2008

Friday, 5 September 2008

er...Police Lambourghini! Criminal.

Hidden Radio


The Hidden Radio is a beautiful example of design pared down to its core. Embodying a next to nothing fusion of form and function, all the controls for this radio are seamlessly built into its structure. No knobs, sliders, dials or screens are visible. Instead, by moving the lid up, volume is increased, and by turning it, the user can tune in radio stations. A small LED light indicates signal strength.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Caravanning as it should be done!

http://www.dezeen.com/2008/08/13/barrio-north-by-anarchitect/



Friday, 22 August 2008

Urban Outfitters Garden Centre (yes, really!)



Urban Outfitters new fourth brand, Terrain debuted last week near Philadelphia. UO has a pretty solid foundation to start the new brand on. The company purchased popular local garden center J. Franklin Styer Nurseries and will retain staff from that business. In fact the transition will carry through to the name as the store will officially be known as ‘Terrain at Styer’s.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

waterdrop installation






Spectacular and simple installation devise, reminiscent of Heatherwick's 'sitooterie', by by Héctor Serrano Studio for sanitary wear manufacturer: Roca. 
Roca will present the installation 'waterdrop' at 100% design london this year (18 - 21 september 2008).
Watch the video here for the full effect:  Waterdrop video


Wilson v Brinkworth



Reincarnation of the BW Party bar via the Wilson Bros – a mobile micro mini skate ramp.
More From the Wilsons:



Friday, 8 August 2008

I met the Walrus

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview recording as the soundtrack, director Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative which tenderly romances Lennon's every word in a cascading flood of multipronged animation. Raskin marries the terrifyingly genius pen work of James Braithwaite with masterful digital illustration by Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit, and timeless message. Acadamy award nominee for best animated short film 2008. 

Who has the key to the big box?

more: 



Thursday, 7 August 2008

Coming to a shopfront near you!



'we (blink)' interactive shopfronts by sigma6





'we (blink)' designed by swiss company sigma6 is an interactive system designed for shop windows. the system reacts by lighting up geometric shapes, when people walk past the panel. not only will it be displayed in front of you, but it will also be transmitted to other windows around the world. sigma6 focusses on visual performances and aims to change the way we look at screens, walls and monuments.


Coming to a shop front near you 

more:



Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Objectified, A New Film by Gary Hustwit






From the director of the film about 'Helvetica' - a documentary about industrial, product and furniture design - 'Objectified'

featured deisgners include - 

Paola Antonelli, Chris Bangle, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Andrew Blauvelt, Anthony Dunne, Naoto Fukasawa, IDEO, Jonathan Ive, Hella Jongerius, Marc Newson, Fiona Raby, Dieter Rams, Karim Rashid, Alice Rawsthorn, Rob Walker with more to come.

If Helvetica is anything to go by then it should be top drawer. 

Party Time - Excellent.


LIVING IN A DISCO

Line-up
MOCK & TOOF (TINY STICKS/DFA)
GEORGE DEMURE live (TIRK)
JON BURNIP (SOUL JAZZ)
EAMES & Residents

LAST DAYS OF DECADENCE
145 SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET
FRIDAY 1ST AUGUST
£5 BEFORE 10, £7 AFTER
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Tuesday, 22 July 2008

MEGA.





check out designboom's design history article on the ubiquitous foam hand.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Seen This? Yum!

In Radiohead's new video for "House of Cards", no cameras or lights were used. Instead, 3D plotting technologies collected information about the shapes and relative distances of objects. 

Friday, 11 July 2008

onedotzero at Londan architecture festival




onedotzero terrain 07 at the london festival of architecture 2008
at: bfi southbank, london, UK
when: 12 july, 8:45pm

as part of the london festival of architecture 2008, onedotzero and the bfi southbank present a special screening  of onedotzero terrain 07, a programme of graphic shorts exploring the contemporary city experience and the  impact that migration flows, capital and urbanisation have on the built environment. international, evocative  interpretations of all types of terrain and environments, from surreal urban worlds to imaginary technoscapes.

more:
bfi southbank: 
http://www.bfi.org.uk 
london festival of architecture: http://www.lfa2008.org

Monday, 7 July 2008

Kinetic Car Sculpture at the BMW Museum.


one of the exhibits at the recently opened BMW museum, munich - is this impressive kinetic sculpture made of  714 metallic balls. the balls dance, flow and eventually form the shape of a vintage motor. This is no 3d render!



Friday, 4 July 2008

Board of beauty



the surfboard’s frame is cut from 16.6 square feet of cardboard and covered in transparent fiberglass 

image © brian klutch


mike sheldrake surfer and former web programmer has designed a cardboard surfboard, 

using 3d modelling software. each cardboard slat is cut using a computer controlled saw. 

when each slat is snapped together the slats form hexagonal and triangular patterns, 

giving the board its structural strength. to make the board waterproof sheldrake used the 

same methods used for traditional surfboards, wrapping it in fibreglass cloth hardened with 

epoxy resin. sheldrake is still experimenting with materials, to make the board lighter before 

he puts into manufacture.



see more here



Wednesday, 2 July 2008

FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD - Eine Kleine Nacht Musik (Riton) Mixtape

Get your hands on a German-only mixtape compiled by Riton called Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
Via the Guardian

Get it here: I♥GERMAN MUSIC!!

Playlist as follows:

eroc - zimperlein
edgar froese-pinnacles
intence-jump on velvet paws
kraftwerk- boing boom tschak
kraftwerk - neonlicht
tone band-this is germany calling
toy planet - two dophins go dancing
faust-its a rainy day, sunshine girl
guru guru - globetrotter
conrad schnitzler- das teir
peter bauman - the third state
cluster - caramel
cluster - grosses vasses
holger czukay-on the way to the peak of normal
die grune reise-ich bin
baffo banfi - indian
rheingold- drieklangsdimensionen
canaxis 5 -boat woman song
amon duulII-
uberfallig- puls
neu- hallogallo
eloy -impressions
holger czukay- persian love
tangerine dream - love on a real train
segius golowin - die weibe aim

Programmable paintball!

Facadeprinter
The project Facade-Printer is about inventing a new print media. Combining a Two-Axis-Turntable with a modified paintball marker offers XXL printing on huge facades, rock or every thinkable surface. An ink-jet printer in architectonical dimensions.



http://www.facadeprinter.org/

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Wouldn’t it be nice… at Somerset House




found at dezeen

Constantly changing contemporary art and design exhibition at Somerset House:

Wouldn’t it be nice… …Wishful thinking in art and design

17 September – 7 December 2008


Somerset House announces a major exhibition of contemporary art and design full of wit and subversion. Featuring new and recent work from 10 leading practitioners from the world of art and design, the exhibition explores the common ground between the two fields. The exhibition’s content will constantly change and develop with a programme of performance-based installations during its run. Wouldn’t it be nice.. will also include new commissions from Martino Gamper, Bless, and Graphic Thought Facility.


Thursday, 26 June 2008

KAREN MILLEN JORDAN OPEN



New KM store opened in Jordan last week.

Transitions





Down at the Truman Brewery right next door to LBI's front door there is a temporary lighting exhibit (very temp- 2 days long!)
which is showcasing 8 containers filled with lighting concepts by celebrated world designers. I popped along last night and it is really interesting, especially the LED technology involved. It is open for today only and is worth a look and you can also pop your head in the LBI reception and take a look at that too.

Enjoy. Beam me up. Scottie

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

The House of Viktor and Rolf


The House of Viktor & Rolf
Dutch fashion design arrives at the Barbican
18 June 2008 - 21 September 2008
Barbican Art Gallery

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Friend of the family


Backhand - lovely clothes for and from lovely people. (our words, not theirs!)

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Have a local field day



One day outdoor indie plus extravaganza with Dirty Projectors, The Mae Shi, The Notwist, Modeselektor, Richie Hawtin, Les Savy Fav, Dan Deacon, Efterklang and more. London Victoria Park, 9 August, £26.50
see more : www.fielddayfestivals.com

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Full Album Stream: The Unpronounceable New Sigur Ros Album



Sigur Ros abandons the its purely ethereal, glacially-paced aesthetic for more uptempo fare on its upcoming album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust.

Last.fm has all twelve songs available for free streaming (available here), and they're also available via Sigur Ros' own embedded player, below:-

sigurros.com

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

SILENT DISCO WITH MASSIVE ATTACK'S DADDY G

The unique experience that is Silent Disco comes back to Southbank Centre for Massive Attack's Meltdown with guest DJ Massive Attack's Daddy G.

Monday, 2 June 2008

♥ this.




a minimalist installation by realities:united that acts as a light sign, an information carrier, and a light source at the same time. 2 digits of 7-segment display, formed using industrial fluorescent tubes, are suspended from the ceiling. as a "display", the installation is used to show the current time in minutes.


video