At first glimpse, Ed Loftus’s art works look like offbeat photo collages. You’ve got a shiny pile of trash bags superimposed on a deep-space sky, a living room with the image of a someone in a chair snipped out, and a skeleton marching inexplicably across a moody Ansel Adams mountainscape. He gives us vaguely sentimental, surreal worlds.
Holidays are usually full of work-free fun, social events, family time--and lots of camera flashes. Respites from the office go hand in hand with the impulse to document them, as this video of a year in snapshots, created by Triposo.com, makes clear.
Well, sort of. At first blush, the visualization appears to be a pulsating light display, until you zero in on significant dates. For example, on January 1, the entire world celebrates.
Do you sing in the shower? Read the dictionary? Surround yourself with stimulating people? If not, you could be missing out on some prime opportunities to hatch your most brilliant, earth-shattering ideas.
Check out this nice little video by TO-FU, a motion graphics studio in Japan, for more suggestions on how to stay creative:
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[Hat tip to DE]
The Koi chaise lounge solves two problems with deck chairs. One is that they’re hard to move around and the other is their alarming tendency to flip over if you lean on them the wrong way. The first problem is solved by creating a chair that is light and designed to be flattened out and rolled up.
Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from the monograph Eva Zeisel On Design: The Magic Language Of Things[i] (Overlook Press, 2004). Zeisel, a grande dame of mid-century modern design, died late last month at 105. Best known for her sensuous ceramics and glassware, she modernized the look of the American dinner table.
You may not know it by name, but even non-type-geeks know it when they see it: Gotham, the typeface designed by Hoefler & Frere-Jones, which the Obama campaign used to brand the president during his 2008 campaign. Now it’s 2012 and we’re gonna be seeing a lot more Gotham from the Obama camp. But not just them. Ron Paul’s political action committee has dramatized an incendiary, Obama-criticizing speech that Paul gave using animated typography . . .
Here’s the trouble with touch screens: the screens. Not everything that could usefully benefit from a touch interface can accommodate a fragile, expensive glass-plus-capacitive-electronics display. Which is why Mogees, an experimental interface design by Bruno Zamborlin, will blow your mind: it uses a microphone to create a gestural interface out of any hard surface.
Recently, we took a studio trip to the Dieter Rams show, Less and More, at the SFMOMA. The show presents an expansive and insightful look at the 50-year career of one of the greatest industrial designers. The curators also made a point of displaying how Rams’ work has influenced Apple’s design team, Sam Hecht of Industrial Facility, and other notable designers.