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.


EAMES & Residents

£5 BEFORE 10, £7 AFTER

Tuesday, 22 July 2008


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.

bfi southbank: 
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!

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.


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.