Archive: Jul 2011

  1. Daylight + LEDs: Re-inventing a Bright Idea

    Sometimes new and innovative ideas can overwhelm tried and practical applications such that inefficiency becomes standard. The modern use of electric lights and lamps perfectly demonstrates this fact. For the past century, artificial illumination has dominated the way we light our workspaces and homes. Fed up with the humming of florescent lights, skyrocketing electric bills, […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: A Surreal Factory

    This blog normally highlights the innovative proposals and accomplishment that propel our modern society. Sometimes though, a decades-old idea will still carry force not yet matched by current thought. This statement finds no more truth than the Barcelona home and offices of architect Ricardo Bofill. Nowadays, redesigning industrial buildings for commercial and residential use prevails […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Take a Photograph and See How Far You’ve Come

    Feeling nostalgic? Then head on over to DearPhotograph.com and immerse yourself in the heart-warming senses of family and time. The site’s premise involves taking old pictures, holding them in front of a camera where they were originally taken, and then snapping a new photograph. The result brings bygone times back to the present, making them […]

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  4. Design Inspiration: Sculpting the Wind

    Soothing and sometimes discordant sounds have recently floated along the Kattegat coast for the past month, a part of Aarhus, Denmark’s version of the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. Throughout the most of June, this outdoor sculpture exhibit took place along an almost three mile seaside stretch of the Jutland peninsula. With over sixty-five pieces, […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: An Origami Air Show for the Arts

    A simple concept, multiplied exponentially, can often have breathtaking results. We came across this great post over at DesignSponge. To decorate the HeARTbeat party presented by a non-profit group called ArtsFund which helps support over sixty art groups by coordinating donations exceeding two million dollars, event planners Matthew Parker Events utilized more than 1,000 used […]

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  6. Designing a Beautiful Sickness in LED Backlit Glass

    Make sure to wear surgical gloves and a hospital mask if you ever have the fortune to visit a Pieke Bergmans display. Her works have an infection that runs rampant through the crystal she hand blows. The disease twists and mutilates water carafes, vases, and crystal light “bulbs” of her Design Virus collection into shapes […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: A Surreal Factory

    This blog normally highlights the innovative proposals and accomplishment that propel our modern society. Sometimes though, a decades-old idea will still carry force not yet matched by current thought. This statement finds no more truth than the Barcelona home and offices of architect Ricardo Bofill. Nowadays, redesigning industrial buildings for commercial and residential use prevails […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Harmonious Driving With Bose

    We always admire innovative engineering, and few companies can rival Bose when it comes to originality and iterative design. Whether designing astonishing sounds systems for homes and automobiles or making extremely effective noise-cancellation headphones, Bose delivers. Few realize that for the past several decades this company has been patiently developing a patented suspension system for […]

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