******************************** ******************************** /*************************** Typekit code ****************************/ mightaswell: December 2004

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Single-serving coffee can heats itself

self heating coffee can
Beginning Jan. 2, consumers can buy a 10-ounce container of Wolfgang Puck gourmet latte at the store and heat it by pressing a button. No electricity. No batteries. No appliances.

"It will expand the way people drink coffee," says Puck, the celebrity chef with a growing empire.

{link from core77}

Saturday, December 18, 2004

The Miniature Earth

The Miniature Earth a very effective presentation about the inequalities in this world.


"a href="http://www.inputoutput.de/english/comp/ecomp_frameset.html">:output: is the biggest international competition for students of visual communication.

The works selected by the jury will be published in the yearbook :output. This creates a forum for students and their work. The publication provides readers with access to design originating from different countries and cultures."

{link tru netdiver.net}


looks like a design blog.
to be reviewed.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Skyraider's 3D Aviation Art - Tutorials

Skyraider's 3D Aviation Art - Tutorials

3d studio max tutorial

3d studio max tutoriala gr8 link if u always wished to get those "soft shadow" cool renderings!
{thanx idfuel}

IDFuel, the Industrial Design Weblog

IDFuel, the Industrial Design Webloghas a nice article abt 3D renderings>"...If you took a look at the images in any of the galleries from Brazil, Lightwave, Maya, or 3ds MAX, you may have said "Hey, I can't get pictures to look that good, no matter what I do". The truth is, recent developments in lighting for rendering have made it easy to get many times more realism out of a render, but only if you know what tools to use. So, this TT, we're making sure the design community knows what's available in 3d lighting."
read on...

{link tru IDfuel}

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Gifting technologies

2 interesting and serious articles i found on firstmonday
Gifting technologies
Manifesto for the Reputation Society
"First Monday is one of the first peer–reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet..." read more

Jwellery designers

Virgin ThreadsIf you are an independent designer with unique vision and you're interested in selling on Virgin Threads, please email 5 to 6 sample photographs of your work to jason@virginthreads.com along with the description and retail price of each item. We will review your work and let you know if we are interested in your collection within 2 weeks.

Virgin Threads was designed with the young designers in mind. There are many advantages of selling through

2004 Weblog Awards

Engadget tops the Best Tech Blog in the 2004 Weblog Awards. Congrats !

clay oranges

How to make molded clay oranges
{ link by boing boing}

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


{link tru core77}

Te weirdest Palm OS programs

take a look at The weirdest Palm OS programs ! i loved the "mosquito repellent"
few years back, i've seen a radio station doing the same!
{link tru gizmodo}

This Magazine: The Rebel Sell

in their article The Rebel Sell, Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter writes: "One of the most talked-about cinematic set-pieces in recent memory is the scene in Fight Club where the nameless narrator (Ed Norton) pans his empty apartment, furnishing it piece by piece with Ikea furniture. The scene shimmers and pulses with prices, model numbers and product names, as if Norton�s gaze was drag-and-dropping straight out of a virtual catalogue. It is a great scene, driving the point home: the furniture of his world is mass-produced, branded, sterile. If we are what we buy, then the narrator is an Allen-key-wielding corporate-conformist drone."

{link tru core77}

Saturday, December 11, 2004


As computers and the desktop metaphor reach virtual ubiquity in our daily lives, they also become objects we take for granted in daily use. The Desktop Subversibles application suite exploits this ubiquity by focusing on standard desktop activities like copy/paste, mouse movements, and clicks by adding networked and physical outputs to highlight these mundane activities' collective and collaborative potential. Desktop Subversibles capitalizes on the ubiquity of our interactions with computer desktops to convey awareness of activity and a sense of shared network space among the members of an online and physical community

Textension, 10 Interactive Typing Experiences by Josh Nimoy

Textension, 10 Interactive Typing Experiences by Josh Nimoy: "Textension is a series of ten interactive typing expressions. Its goal is to explore metaphors and aesthetics used for designing automated typesetting process on the personal computer beyond the traditional convention of typewriting. Each of the ten pieces is a typing experience, a text entry context into which the viewer types characters"
simple n beautiful experiments! texting cant be cooler than this!

computer based art forms

artificial.dk - your resource on net art, software art, and other computer based art forms


danda i just found a new architecture blog. take a look

Thursday, December 09, 2004

News - createdigitalmusic.com

News - createdigitalmusic.com sounds like a good source for music lovers.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Sustainable Product Design free downloadable PDF book

: "ESP Design is a free resource for design professionals and students seeking to learn about Sustainable Product Design. The site contains background information on topics such as environmental regulations and green labels, and practical information including Sustainable Design strategies and a downloadable Sustainable Design Guide that offers an outline sustainable design methodology that can be used by designers as a reference throughout the design process. "


n7w: "This website offers you the opportunity
to participate in the first global vote to elect the New 7 Wonders of the World. This vote will culminate with a live telecast around the world, on January 1 2006 to announce the New Seven Wonders of the World. "

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

the box doodle project

the box doodle project is a cool thing. take a look
{link tru boingboing}

Saturday, December 04, 2004

ortho-type.it > tmp. demo

ortho-type was released last month at the Teach Me conference in Venice. The project is the work of European designers Mikkel Crone Koser, Enrico Bravi, and Paolo Palma. It is a Java based program that permits web users to type in a word or words, then change the weight, angle and dimensionality with a series of controls.
i loved the silent- minimalist controls.
{link from typographi}

Friday, December 03, 2004

Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

{thanx Manish}

Thursday, December 02, 2004

East London Design Show - Exhibitors

East London Design Show - Exhibitors GOOD STUFF. lotsa images with web-links.