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Thursday, September 30, 2004

Hand shadows

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Project Gutenberg's Hand Shadows To Be Thrown Upon The Wall, by Henry Bursill

{link tru boingboing }

Grow a chair

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read more in funfurde

sprout a couch

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readymademag ha featured a couch which u can sprout ! take a look.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004


design*spongeAnother nice design blog by grace bonney

Friday, September 24, 2004

D&T Online: Contents

D&T Online: Contents

basic mechanism info with illustrations

Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister is a Rock star of graphic design. Just take a look at his unconventional work.

{link tru netdiver}


synthAxis is a great color editing tool available free on the net. Its amusing to play with colors and the tool provides you with just that.

{ link tru netdiver }

Thursday, September 23, 2004


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Our Eyes Photography is a customizable online publication for connect people, talents, companies and services.
Much more than a photo site for the photographers community.
Visitors and users can find photographers by galleries, themes, location or simply good taste.

the gallery is not a comprehensive one. just a few photos by the photographer.But that doesn't mean that the photos are not nice. take a look at Eric Sohl's work.

{link tru boingboing}

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Cass Sculpture Foundation

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The Cass Sculpture Foundation was established in 1994 as a charitable foundation to promote and advance British sculpture to a global audience. Through a vigorous programme of commissioning, funding and marketing, the Foundation has enabled the fabrication of 150 major new works by leading British artists.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

a Small Design firm

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The firm Small Design specializes in the design and implementation of interactive, dynamic graphical applications. We have created sophisticated out-of-the-ordinary applications visualizing many types of data, including: literature, networks, demographics, and genetics, for such clients as Disney, NYNEX, BMW, Variagenics, the Asia Society, Martha Stewart Omnimedia and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

{link tru core77}

Achille Castiglioni

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A street light inspired the iconic Arco lamp, which is a ceiling light that sits on the floor on an extremely heavy marble base. Its designed by Achille Castiglioni for FLOS in 1962. The hole in the base is to insert a broomstick for carrying. About the base, Castiglioni said: "Our first idea was concrete, but we chose marble because it gave us the same weight in a smaller volume and a better finish for a lower cost. Nothing in Arco is decorative. Even the bevelled corners of the base are functional, they avoid sharp angles, which could be dangerous."

Achille Castiglioni stands as one of the greatest designers of the 20th century, having produced some of the most iconic, practical and beautiful industrial designs of modern times. Though his work touches on the tenets of high modernism, minimalism, classicism and 'post-modern' design, he defied any of these definitive categorizations, remaining a true individual who managed to bring the poetic and the artistic to the most ordinary of objects. His work spans the mediums of architecture, graphic design, industrial design, furniture, and teaching and he was a soft-spoken master of all of them.

Sketch a move

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If you draw a circle on the top of the toy car, it will move in a circle. If you draw a complicated spiral, the car will move in a spiral. sketch a move , conceived by Louise Wictoria Klinker,MA interaction design Royal College of Art- allows you to explore the unique relationships between small surface doodles and actual physical movements.

{link thru boingboing }

Monday, September 20, 2004

The watercone

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watercone ,desingned by a German Designer Stefen Augustin,who has worked with BMW, is a product that enables anyone, in a most simple fashion, an independent, cheap and mobile solar Potable Water generation from sea water or brackish water on the base of condensation by solar still.
The Watercone has also received an "Honorable Mention" in the I.D. Annual Design Review 2004

Friday, September 17, 2004


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slowLab is a not-for-profit organization based in New York City and with activities worldwide. As a design laboratory, slowLab enables a space of inquiry, creativity and collaboration in which new ideas and projects can manifest with imagination and clarity. It supports designers and artists with information resources and a network of like-minded people with whom to engage in dialogue, share knowledge and co-develop projects.

some of the members include>
Jogi Panghaal graduated in Product Design from the National Institute of Design NID in Ahmedabad, India in 1977. He has been a visiting teacher at NID, at Les Ateliers Paris and at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, and has delivered lectures and workshops the world over.
Jogi is also associated with Doors of Perception, the International internet and design conference.

{ link tru treehugger }

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Benetton campaigns

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See more United colours here.

here's the official site of BENETTON for the Brand conscious.


CreativeBitsis a graphic design Blog. Read daily snippets about graphic design and see what others think about the subject. Be creative and make the most out of your Mac's zeros and ones.

Adapt Design

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Adapt Design has some really nice bamboo board (or ply) furniture pieces you should not miss. The site is clean and the images really sell the products. Enjoy.

[link tru treehugger ]

JOHN HOUSHMAND's Urban Organic Furniture

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John Houshmand's Urban Organic Furniture The luxurious use of the precious wood may not please the green audiance much, but i liked the rawness in his tables. The site is also very sleek with simple and minimalistic interface. Enjoy the fiest.

[ link via treehugger]

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Fibonacci Series

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The link between Nature & Mathematics- Fibonacci numbers can be seen in the arrangement of seeds on flower heads. read more about the famous Fibonacci series.

[ link tru cut-the-knot ]

the knowledge.com directory

knowledge.com is a excellent web resource of almost anything. Lot of links. Surely a nice place to wander around if you have plenty of time to kill !
enjoy the games & Puzzles links.

A Self-Referential Story

"A story by David Moser... "

"....This is the first sentence of this story. This is the second sentence. This is the title of this story, which is also found several times in the story itself. This sentence is questioning the intrinsic value of the first two sentences. This sentence is ..."
read the complete story.

a few more interesting self referential sentences from cut-the-knot

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Droog's got a new face.

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Droog fans, here's a sweet concept for u :
The freedom of choice is nowadays being overestimated.Shops are full with the same kinds of products. These sugar cubes are numbered (click on image to see details). It is impossible not to make a coice, but the uselessness of the choice becomes clear when the chocolate number dissolves in the drink. Droog has done it again.

For those who dont know, Droog is "...a brand and a mentality: design for products that do what they should and think about why they’re doing it in the first place: function? fun? wit? criticism? All of the above? Droog is a curatorial collection of exclusive products, a congenial pool of designers, a distributed statement about design as cultural commentary, a medium, working with cutting edge designers and enlightened clients...."

The erlier site was kinda stuck up. The new one seems better. Although i didn't get the pupose of making each word clickable.


{ Link through Reluct }

Saturday, September 11, 2004


Engadget is a web magazine with obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics. Engadget was launched in March of 2004 in partnership with The Weblogs, Inc. Network (WIN). The site is edited and written by Peter Rojas.

Updated quiet frequently and the coverage of the gadgets is quiet extensive.
take a look.

Friday, September 10, 2004

but... Posted by Hello

Now an independent magazine, things has gone on to build a formidable reputation as the home of the best new writing – essays, reviews, short stories and poems – about objects and their meanings. Thingsmagazine.net is our website, comprising of a weblog, photography galleries, the occasional special projects, searchable archives and regular on-line articles.

i liked the stuff but i wish there were more images in the posts to scan it quickly.

{ link tru ...sorry forgot! }

The Amul Ad campaign

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It all began in 1966 when Sylvester daCunha, then the managing director of the advertising agency, ASP, clinched the account for Amul Butter. The butter, which had been launched in 1945, had a staid, boring image.Sylvester daCunha decided it was time for a change of image.

The year he took over the account, the country saw the birth of a campaign whose charm has endured fickle public opinion, gimmickry and all else.

The Amul girl who lends herself so completely to Amul butter, created as a rival to the Polson butter girl. This one was sexy, village belle, clothed in a tantalising choli all but covering her upper regions. "Eustace Fernandez (the art director) and I decided that we needed a girl who would worm her way into a housewife's heart. And who better than a little girl?" says Sylvester daCunha. And so it came about that the famous Amul Moppet was born.

{ thanx Dnyani }

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Telekatessen by Ivrea students

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project Telekatessen is developed by 4 students of Ivrea (Italy).

Imagine receiving a message on your mobile phone telling you that somebody you love has arranged for you to collect a surprise at a local pasticceria. When you show the message to the shop attendant, she hands you a beautiful chocolate with a sweet message from your friend crafted on it...

its surely an idea of the kind " why didn't i think of it?" ... enjoy !

{ link thru core77 }

S+arck Puma collection

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All the fans of Starck, rejoice ! the S+arck PUMA shoe collection is out for your appreciation.
Take a look at the 'intellectualised and philosophised presentation of the shoe designs by the designer.
here is a nice watch by starck from his official site

now they have fountains that sprinkle information !!

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This fountain is connected to money currency rates on the internet. It is realtime! Refreshed every five seconds. This mobile fountain measures 5x4x3 meters. The relation between money and water is evident. On our datafountain we display the Yen, Euro and Dollar (¥€$).

[ link via boingboing ]

Wednesday, September 08, 2004


PLAYTextiles and computational technology share a common background in the early days of automation and industrial production. Today, we see a new opportunity for these two – by now – rather disparate areas to be rejoined in an investigation of new design spaces for everyday things.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Akitaoka's latest work.

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japanese illusion artist Akitaoka's latest work.
If you think that the circles seem to move because of the screen, take a colour printout and see for yourself.

{ link via good ol' boingboing }


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Bird n fish tessellation by M.C.Escher, the genius of tesselations and illusions.
read more at official site of M.C.Escher

Monday, September 06, 2004

"Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown

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check out the oficial Dan Brown site for interesting links to the novel

CREAX > Creativity & Innovation Portal

CREAX > Creativity & Innovation Portal

Your Creative Future

Your Creative Future: "On this site you can- find out more about the creative industries - discover the wide range of careers available - select interviews with creative people - link up to helpful websites - find guides to useful books, magazines and other sources of information "

Friday, September 03, 2004

Bertjan Pot's Fine Mess

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Bertjan Pot was born 1975 in Nieuwleusen, the Netherlands, -Studied design at the Design academy in Eindhoven, -Graduated at the department “man and identity” in 1998. -Started Monkey Boys together with Daniel White in 1999, -Had fun for 3 years as a Monkey Boy. (see: monkeyboys ), -Went solo in 2003, keeping the Monkey Boys spirit high (tons of fun and clever designs), but now using the name Bertjan Pot.

see also : the card clip by Monkey boys.

another good found by joost of {reluct}

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Chromosome number

what do some wiered people do to pass time? they check this site to see how many cromosomes various species have ! so !click n see for urself if you are too bored

Animator Bill Plympton

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THE TUNE was animator Bill Plympton's first full-length feature. His short films have been seen widely around the country, highlighting many animation festivals. His oblique, off-center sense of the ridiculous in everyday life has made the "Microtoons" and his other shorts a popular MTV offering. His distinctive style has even invaded the world of advertising.

you can see some of the video clips here

Few of his well known animations are

1. How to kiss
2. 25 ways to quit smoking

{link thru cartoonbrew}