*notcot - 10.30.05 , 15:41 - 0 Notes

Designer Growth Patterns

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“HOW A DESIGNER GROWS: Changes in a Designer’s Self-Worth/Knowledge Over Time” This graph by Consume Daily is priceless. Perhaps wouldn’t be nearly as sad/amusing if it were not so true. So click the pic to start from Junior High and scroll on down to see where one might end up… My chosen cropped image here is the turning point that we all reach at one point, and what we do once we realize which path we are on is key.

*notcot - 10.27.05 , 18:08 - 0 Notes

Metal Minimalism

miya.pngIt’s minimalist steel… Miya just emailed me some images of her work, and they appeal to that part of me that has a thing for steel. Something so pure and industrial revolution about it, not sure what it is… her works remind me of Rothko, meets that warhol where he and his friends um had a little fun on that big piece of copper (after what i assume was much drinking?) and managed to have it hanging in the Tate. Anyhow sidetracks aside, take a look at the works of Miya Ando Stanoff, a minimalist metalworker with backgrounds in east asian studies from Berkeley and Yale…

Working solely in two-dimensional metal panels, she is ultimately interested in the study of subtraction to the point of purity, simplicity and refinement.

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*notcot - 10.22.05 , 14:50 - 0 Notes

Z4 Concept…

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If ever i were to admit that something were able to comepletly satisfy me… i think this may be it. The Z4 Concept car… launched in Germany a few months back, just found it on my desktop, and *sigh. Been meaning to post it for a while, but must have kept getting distracted by staring at it. Zoom Zoom… here’s the birth of a new category.

*notcot - , 14:29 - 0 Notes

Murray Moss

6long-neck-bottle.jpg Ah Mr. Moss… undermining the laziness of artistic endeavors with this impatience thing…

“When you’re used to technology advancing by leaps and bounds, you get impatient,” Moss says, pointing to Hella Jongerius’ Long Neck bottle. The vessel’s glass top and porcelain bottom are taped together because the designer had no more refined way to bind the materials. She didn’t have time to solve that problem. She wasn’t interested in it.

click the pic to check out the Business Week slide show thingy with Mr. Moss’ views on up and coming design trends.

*notcot - 10.12.05 , 02:15 - 1 Notes

Bubble wrapped bus stop…

bubblewrap.pngTruly the coolest thing i’ve seen all night… and you know i’ve been on an inspirational roll tonight… click it… b/c that is simply a close up of the THREE PANEL BUS STOP covered in bubble wrap… WOW. my fingers are itching to pop some bubble wrap… BRILLIANT. via the brilliant Frederik Samuel.

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*notcot - , 02:10 - 0 Notes

AdConceptor

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So i’m in advertising (day job) these days… and this is supposed to help with those idea blocked moments… its amusing anyhow, and clean and simply designed. Concept away…

*notcot - 10.11.05 , 19:38 - 0 Notes

StreetART google/flikr style

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Ok, so today’s posting is more about me than you, they all are i suppose. But i’m in an inspired day, and this link needed to be saved visually. Its such a great idea, with much potential. Can’t wait to come back and browse when there’s more up. google+flikr+street art = THIS.

*notcot - , 19:23 - 0 Notes

Bucky Ballsssss

plate11z.jpgYOU NEED TO CLICK ON THIS IMAGE It is filling my obsession of that space between science and art/design. Robert W. Gray has formatted R. Buckminster Fuller’s Synergeticsinto web form, offering quick linking to indexed scenarios and figures… and the for those not up for the read, the images are gorgeous. Check it out here.

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*notcot - 10.10.05 , 00:23 - 0 Notes

What if…

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The 365 daily desktop section of the Belgian Design group What If, have made my daily starters that put a smile on my face. Worth a look each and every day… i sat and went through their last three years worth last night… here are a few of my favs.

*notcot - 10.06.05 , 00:33 - 0 Notes

Zine Preview

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ShadeElaine is starting a zine… (interested parties can email/comment if you’re interested in buying a copy when it hits the presses)… but here’s a preview of how we’re both feeling today… preview of the comics involving this little guy and his buddies post-jump. There must be more goodies in this fab zine to be, but she’s holding out on me right now.

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*notcot - 09.24.05 , 16:54 - 0 Notes

Ooooh flashy 3dness

ikeaflash.png Go view it, swirl it around, be happy. It put a smile on my face amidst a pissy part of the day. Brilliant usage of those new flash-y capabilities. [Jermacide contributed]

*notcot - 08.29.05 , 03:13 - 0 Notes

Torino Torch

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The style concept behind the design is innovative: it is a modern reinterpretation of the traditional torch made of wood; the flame envelopes the body of the torch, instead of coming out of a hole on top, as has been the case in the past. An advanced technological instrument, the Torch was designed according to specific criteria and prerequisites; it is 770 mm high, has a diameter of 105 mm and weighs 1.850 kg. It cannot be re-lit and it must not go out even in bad weather conditions such as rain, snow and wind. The flame of each torch, which burns for 15 minutes, must not be higher than 10 centimetres. As for the materials used, the outside shell is made of aluminium; the inside fittings are of steel, copper and techno-polymers, and for the surface finish, a special paint is used that is resistant to high temperatures.

That quote comes from the Olympic’s site. Sweet that it will be in Italy, would love to make it over there for that.

*notcot - 08.14.05 , 16:10 - 0 Notes

Go Stickering.

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Get to it. At least one for the laptop? In the Propaganda section

*notcot - , 15:58 - 0 Notes

BAD DESIGN KILLS!

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You know it’s true. Unfortunately not everyone is as astute as you. Take a look at these folks, their shirt (who can’t love an undo key command for the back of a shirt)… and their propaganda… while i try to have passionate causes, this just topped my list. Thinking its time to make a sticker for the car… enjoy Bad Design Kills

*notcot - 07.28.05 , 01:56 - 1 Notes

SF Temple

temple.jpgBurning man creator builds a temple in SF.

The 40-foot structure is made of leftover plywood cutouts from a Bay Area toy factory. It serves as an altar, where people can mourn, remember, write messages, burn incense and leave flowers. It will be up until mid-September and then removed, the first in what Best and the city hope will ignite a renaissance for temporary public art, which allows artists to experiment and be more risky.

Thanks ShadeElaine.

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