Frog’s Robert Fabricant argues that American companies no longer stand for real innovation in design--and that includes Microsoft (obviously), Google (okay) and Apple (really?!). So the trick is to empower a new generation.
"To make a long story short, there came a point when I realized that, for the first time in my life, I was going to building something with my own two hands."
The goal here, according to the architects, was to provide a “building that expresses and accommodates the objectives of the company, including providing a sustainable, safe and healthy working environment…”
I can’t remember the last time I saw an application for QR codes--those blocky black and white images you scan with your smartphone camera--that seemed in any way useful for normal human beings.
Sasha Sosno has built an artistic career by “obliterating” art. The French New Realist has sliced up a bronze bust and reassembled it with slabs of stone separating each piece.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s career masterpiece turns 75. The American Institute of Architects pays tribute with a comprehensive microsite that includes an interactive feature on Fallingwater’s (many) structural repairs.
The installations are “closed private cosmos in which the audience penetrates and participates [in] a mystical journey through its physical and emotional stimulations.” Huh? Just enjoy the pretty pictures.
Death isn’t pretty. But some designers have at least managed to give it a romantic sheen, offering alternatives to a hulking casket or gaudy urn.
Frederic Brodbeck’s mind-blowing interactive application turns entire films like 2001, Aliens, and The Royal Tenenbaums into animated infographics that capture their essence at a glance.