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Saturday, October 30, 2004

19secret - send anonymous and masked SMS messages

19secret - send anonymous and masked SMS messagescool stuff ! i always wanted to do so !
{link tru textually }

Design-Nation: promoting British design internationally

Design-Nation: promoting British design internationally i usually like the brit sites. nicely designed, simple navigation, quick links and informative. Design nation keeps up with my expectations.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

no body here !

nobodyhere is a very sweet and poetic website. the pages are randomly linked. check out the 'chewing gum study' !

The Ultimate Graphic Design Resource

The Ultimate Resource Thread!!! for Graphic Designers.
yenjoy !

New and Notable - I.D. Magazine

New and Notable - I.D. Magazine quick inspiration !

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Born in London in 1972, Buxton studied furniture design at Middlesex University before starting at the RCA in 1997. After graduation he shared a studio – Design Laboratory – with a fellow RCA graduate, the Danish designer Mathias Bengtsson. Now working on his own, Buxton has developed commercial projects for Kenzo, Habitat and Eurolounge as well as the burgeoning MIKRO-Man collection which is now expanding into environments with a stainless steel fold-up MIKRO-House. He was one of the four designers shortlisted for the Design Museum's Designer of the Year award in 2004.

More desigher interviews at design museum (link tru core77} Posted by Hello

Saturday, October 23, 2004

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2004/10/almost_ron_arad.php Posted by Hello

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2004/10/almost_ron_arad.php Posted by Hello

Never again wake up drooling on the shoulder of your unsuspecting sleeping seatmate. The Nap-Cap uses elastic bands to keep your head in one place during in-transit naps.
 Posted by Hello

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Splashpower is a wireless power solution:
It enables you to power up your mobile phone and other portable devices, simply by dropping them on a mouse-mat-sized pad, called a SplashPad™
No physical connection is required between the SplashPad and the device – power is transferred wirelessly
Different devices can be charged on a single SplashPad at the same time
Splashpower spells an end to hunting for the right charger, finding free socket spaces or fiddling with connectors and offers a solution to the charging problem of current and next generation portable products
link thru gizmodo. Posted by Hello

grossed out ! Posted by Hello

http://www.productdesignforums.com/index.php?showtopic=316 ppl u must see this one! Posted by Hello

Amazing water sculptures !

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What you see here is a water sculpture shot on camera while experimenting with water at MIT. See other amazing sculptures here
{ link tru ifuel}

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Writers Dreamtools - day by day Events

Writers Dreamtools - Eventsa good source for what happened every day of the year.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

aapka apna dyson !

Dyson DC07 root8 cyclone vacuum cleaner is a triumph of an innovator. This nice article from v-2 talks about the same. "Warning: This article consists, largely, of a big, wet, sloppy kiss. If you think this may shock or upset you, or otherwise violate your expectations of v-2 content, feel free to pass it by. The world is full of crap product, presenting abundant opportunities for critique. For now, though: praise where it is so richly due." read on>


engine is a design firm which 'help u have ideas'. the interface is quiet innovative.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Homecraft AbilityOne is located in Kirkby-in-Ashfield in the UK, and is one of the worlds leading suppliers of Products for Easier Living and Rehabilitation to Commercial Dealers, Consumers, and Clinicians including Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists in the NHS, Social Services and Private sector,
Within the AbilityOne organisation, and also distributed by Homecraft are Kinetec Continuous Passive Motion and Traction devices, Rolyan therapy products and Sammons Preston Rolyan’s extensive rehabilitation range.
http://easierliving.homecraftabilityone.com/ssctg.php?c=35&s=35 Posted by Hello

Friday, October 15, 2004

Wood Joins Electronics Enclosure Materials : Real wood, as well as a wide variety of other decorative materials, could soon become a more popular way to dress up molded plastic parts, thanks to technology developed by Inclosia Solutions
link tru core77 Posted by Hello

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Survey results !

"Last month, a survey was conducted by the U.N., worldwide. The only question asked was, 'Would you please give your most honest opinion about the solution for the food shortage in the rest of the world?'
The survey was a HUGE failure because In 'Africa' people did not know what 'FOOD' meant. In 'Western Europe' they did not know what 'SHORTAGE' meant.
In 'Eastern Europe' they did not know what 'OPINION' meant.
In the 'Middle East' they did not know what 'SOLUTION' meant.
In 'South America' they did not know what 'PLEASE' meant.
In 'Asia' they did not know what 'HONEST' meant.
And in the 'USA' they did not know what 'THE REST OF THE WORLD' meant."

[thanx rajas]

Amazing geometry toy !

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see the animation of the >Torus Toy
dont miss the others also. i especially loved the Tile magic ones.

Good ol' TCP !

 Posted by Hello

here is an ultimate delight for the NID's PD folks. winner of the the "most favourite TCP at NID" award > the good ol' TOASTER ! enjoy the treat !
{link thru beverlytang }

Visual Aesthetics

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( Hendrickje Bathing in a River by Rembrandt ,1654 National Gallery, London)
Rembrandt's use of light to create an emphasis on subjects surrounded in darkness.

A very good resource about visual aesthetics covering What is Aesthetics?, The Eye and the Visual World, Visual Perception ,Visual Preferences.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

New Packaging material

What you are watching is a revolutionary patented protective packaging system at work. It is based on an ingeniously simple idea. We start with a roll of Kraft paper that is die cut with thousands of slits that expands into hexagonal cells to form a 3-dimensional cushioning material that you produce as you need it on the packing line.
{link tru metaefficient}

hack a day - www.hackaday.com

hack a day - www.hackaday.com

how to make 3-D photos

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"This week's how-to is a fun one, we're going to show you how to make 3-D photos with any digital camera and some free software. We'll also explain how 3-D photography works and as a special treat, we've got a gallery of 3-D gadget photos to view along with how to make 3-D photos from NASA images. "

read on. its good fun.

(link thru engadget}

u must check this out ! "...Hi, my name is Wayne Radinsky. I'll tell you how I got the idea for the site. I live in Silicon Valley and I know a certain person who works at Google. Actually, I knew her before she worked at Google. (We went to the same college.) One day I was saying, "Yo, I was looking on Google for something and no matter hard I tried I couldn't find it." And she was like, "Dude, tell me! I'm always interested in what people can't find on Google." Ok, I admit, she didn't use the word "Dude.". Then she says, "You should make a list." So I start making a list. And then I thought, "I oughta make a website so everyone can make a list." This website is, like, the whole world's "Can't find on Google" list. ...."
http://www.cantfindongoogle.com/index.php?r=1097571853&a=2060871746 Posted by Hello

ideo 'identity card'concept project. http://www.ideo.com/identity/haircard.htm Posted by Hello

Saturday, October 09, 2004



http://artbots.org/2004/participants/ Posted by Hello

Friday, October 08, 2004

Folding containers

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These folding containers, can be made flat for travel or storage, and then refolded into three-dimensional containers. Made with recycled leather and Climatex® Lifecycle Felt , the containers are completely biodegradeable.

[ link tru metaefficient ]

Commercial Closet

More than any other medium, advertising is intended to shape behavior.Commercial Closet association works to improve public opinion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community by improving GLBT portrayals in mainstream advertising.
humm.. didn't know something like this wud exist.


Molleindustria is an italian team of artists, designers and programmers that aims at starting a serious discussion about social and political implications of videogames. This will involve media activists, net-artists, habitual players and critics and detractors of videogames. We chose to start with online gaming in order to sidestep mainstream distribution channels and to overcome our lack of means. Using simple but sharp games we hope to give a starting point for a new generation of critical game developers and, above all, to experiment with practices that can be easily emulated and virally diffused.

Free online exchange, death threat to consumerism.

Free online exchange, death threat to consumerism.
There are some new and efficient efforts starting to develop alternative practices that network people together, letting them share needs, goods and time. It's an almost spontaneous reacting to the pyramidal scheme of production > marketing > consume > waste that sound very promising for a better future.
The first, and probably most precious resource that is possible to share is time, so a quite successfull effort is the the exchange of free time. In Italy this practice, mediated by public institutions is called 'La Banca del Tempo (the Bank of Time)'. You donate one hour of your time doing something useful for somebody else (teach a foreign language, paint a wall, etc.) and you'll receive something by someone else who'll spend one hour too (cooking a cake for you, fixing your bike, etc). You'd even ask for something specific. It works on on a 'points' based system: you get points everytime you do something, and your points amount let you request acts or things offered by others.

{link tru neural}

Thursday, October 07, 2004

coolstop - clearing new roads to cool creativity

coolstop - clearing new roads to cool creativity: "Online since October, 1997, coolstop's mission is to provide fresh pointers to the non-commercial, creative side of the web. Celebrating the magic of personal expression, excellence in web design, and original content, the best of the cool daily pick recognizes a great site every day. Enjoy! "

[link tru near near future]

social bookmarks manager

del.icio.us: "del.icio.us is a social bookmarks manager. It allows you to easily add sites you like to your personal collection of links, to categorize those sites with keywords, and to share your collection not only between your own browsers and machines, but also with others."
{link tru near near future}


YOROPEN is the latest in writing instruments. The innovation is the tilted tip for ergonomic writing.
{ink tru idgrid}

Timex + core77 design competition results

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Timex core77 design competition results are out.

[link tru core77]


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We are the Elite Designers. We design profound and beautiful furniture for those with wealth and taste. Which is why IKEA makes us furious livid and angry. Do their designs live, breathe and growl? Are they born from tears of pain? Do they gently touch the bottom of the human soul? Pah! Of course not, no more than weeds can attract a bee. The big blue place is odious, its affordable design is sickeningly shallow and we loathe it even more than we loathe football. Please join us in our unqualified hatred.

I loved it ! i think its a brilliant campaign !
dont miss the commercials and the famous quotes.

{ link tru core77 }


npd-solutions is a very good website for various articles on New Product Development. Even though its mainly targeted to the engineers,marketing personell and managers, its a valuable information for the designers also.espcially who are working in manufacturing companies.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Suvodeep has fwded a nice image about Bihar's ! 'chilled' bear Posted by Hello

"unuseless" japanese inventions !

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take a look at these unuseless japanese inventions !
i especially liked the above one with a T-shirt having a grid printed on it to instruct ur friends where exactly to scratch !! very japanese i'd say !

appropriately named "un-useless" !

Monday, October 04, 2004

studio jurgenbey

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Jurgen Bey has worked for Droog. his work is quiet droogy...

Sunday, October 03, 2004


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Jason Miller is a NY based designer. I liked his potic work especially the mirror and the toaster.

{link thru designboom}

Solar cooker

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want to build a cheap solarcooking ? read on.
also read what worldchanging and idfuel has to say about it.

{link tru idfuel}