Category Archives: Design

Luxury Design is now Organic.

The times have changed since gold foil was the ultimate in luxury.

$_1With the emergence of the organic movement, identity design has also evolved. Quirky graphics, humor, simple, non-elaborate designs, muted and textured finishing. This is the new luxury. (Source: David Rogers, We Are Pure Design Agency).

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Designing Experiences that People Interact with.

I love Design for many reasons. And I think it will save the world. One of the great things I love about it, is that the discipline of Design helps us crystallise ideas into a form that people can understand and interact with and ultimately improve our lives – sometimes by  entertainment.

Technology helps us elevate our Designs just like these awesome guys do. Click on the link to see what they do.

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Internet Connected Coffee Jar

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Here’s a coffee jar that sends you a message when the coffee runs low. That sounds awesome to me since I often run out of my locally roasted, direct trade coffee.

This can be applied to other things that regularly need top-ups like medicine, milk, diapers. Imagine if it was also connected to the local supermarket, coffee roaster, butcher, fruit & vegetable supplier or the pharmacy.

This could be a helpful idea, as long as one could disengage it at times when we need to explore and try something new.

Source: http://bit.ly/1EOgpZi

Unnumbered sparks fly through the sky, created by cellphone signals

People interacting with Art.

TED Blog

Outside the Vancouver Convention Centre, people gather to interact with Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks. Photo: Ema Peter Outside the Vancouver Convention Centre, people gather to interact with Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks. Photo: Ema Peter

“It looks like it’s holding up the clouds.” “It’s like a sky jellyfish.” “I love how the light moves across it along with the sound.”

These were some of the comments heard at TED2014 about Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks, a collaboration between sculptor Janet Echelman and data artist Aaron Koblin. This monumental sculpture stretched 745 feet, from the Vancouver Convention Centre where TED was held, over an open-air plaza on the edge of Vancouver Harbor and up to the top of the Fairmont Waterfront hotel. Every night while the temporary sculpture was installed, from March 15-22, 2014, dozens of people could be seen across the street setting up cameras and tripods to capture the glowing spectacle. Meanwhile, underneath the sculpture, even greater numbers of people gathered, most of…

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The Maker Movement.

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“Maker” is a feature-length documentary that looks into the current maker movement in America – a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together fueled by passion and powered by the advent of new technologies.

The “Maker Movement”, sometimes called the “Third Industrial Revolution,” subverts traditional manufacturing by building on innovative concepts such as open source, local manufacturing, crowd funding, and digital fabrication. Breaking the hobbyist movement stereotype, “Maker” delves deep into this ecosystem of design and manufacturing in the Internet era. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement – and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age.

If you’re at all interested in the evolving world economy, the grassroots movement and the generation of do’ers then this is a must see.

Live well,

Brenda.