Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Found some really interesting posters on ubersuper tonight. I just cant help but find east/west culture translation interesting. I cant imagine the NYC subway tunnels filled with posters of Emperor Hirohito taking up 2 seats, but i guess culture isn't subject social gravity. (water doesn't flow uphill does it?) But I really do love whiskey drinking santa.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
For everyone that has ridden a NYC subway, you know that they can be crowded, complicated, and confusing. I was shown this curious little app for the Iphone the other day, Exit Strategy NYC, an application with a feature known as "Platform Strategy". One thing that this brother and sister creative duo thought of was how to make your subway experience a more easy and efficient one. They were able to determine after many subway hours what subway car you should be in depending on you desired destination, for every subway stop in the city. They spent a lot of time riding the subway, finding out which car was closest to the exit, so you could save 10-30 seconds here and there. For someone who rides the subway 30 times a week, that could add up to almost 12 hours a year. The app also has subway and bus maps for the whole city, and only costs $4.99. Next step tube travel...
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
42 miles on a charge. 10% federal tax rebate. $50 takes you 7000 miles (thats right 3 zeros). Why wouldnt you buy one of these? Plus when you get home from work, you can roll it into your living area, plug it in, and admire all the recycled material use.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
My reaction after watching the season of Philippe Starck's Design for Life was "eh." I really didn't think that the woman who won really deserved it. I wasn't that impressed with the fact that she just made a really organic cane. Maybe I don't understand how it works fully, but from what I see it simply wraps around you leg... The other finalist, who produced a magnetic dinning set was actually really clever. I do think however that the dinning set wasn't the most attractive product, so I guess it really was a subjective choice on Starck's part. Of course we all know how he loves things to look nice but not necessarily work...Ahem...
It has a laundry list of reasons why it doesn't work, but it is quite interesting... But enough about Starck. I would however love to see an American version of this show produced. I think it would raise a lot of awareness about what we do as designers, and if you could get some heavy hitting American designer/designers (Karim Rashid???) to host it, I think it could pretty interesting.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Nice lamp done by Studio06. I really like the contrast between the exterior surface, and the terraform interior... but at the same time I've been seeing TOO MUCH terraform... it's been done so much lately that it has left a bad taste in my mouth. I guess this would be a good example of good product, bad timing.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
seems reasonable enough....he actually casts the chair around a bunch of small balloons filled with air. He then pops them all and somehow works his way inside the gel in order to retrieve the little bits of latex. Really complicated manufacturing, but i really admire the effort, and the great photo. Check out the time lapse video of him producing it on his website.