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GOTLAND Island sweden, 4 days to explore

- it's winter time, it's vacation time and we decided to explore the great North, after stockholm, i am now in Gotland , the biggest island island of sweden , i am staying in Visby , and i'm here to relax obviously but also to check out the amazing craftmanship of the habitants,i'm visiting studios and workshops here , from GRASP studio to GAD or Skulture fabriken , discovering the hidden secrets or just the amazing peopole behind those simple yet warm and beautiful products and pieces of furnitures, i'm filming too and i hope i will have a little taste of what i experienced here, meanwhile if you have time ,and you like this kind of things , this island is a place you cannot miss, enough said, stay tuned for a video update in the near futur, so long .


- I went to pune in India to make a design workshop with ISD-DSK and manage to escape couple days and snap thos videos,quick snapshot of what i experienced in india; check it out , some good fun

GRID-IT like you mean it

- Brandon Lynne



and Orange22 came up with this rather Obvious and genius idea in the same time.
a basic organiser for all the goods that end up at the bottom of your bag.
check them out, pretty cool stuff.

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IDSA NW : The shaggies Design award trophies





- I had the pleasure to design and manufacture the new awards for the shaggies design awards ( IDSA Northwest design awards)here is some quick shots of them, check the link for some more work in progress pictures.
Looking at the finished product, the words seems to disappear and reappear depending of the angle of vision.
I wanted to create that subtle read to reflect the process of a design award judging. A trained eye can see things differently , and if judges look at the competition entries the right way , they might discover that hidden quality that deserve a gold award.

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shameless self promo : bnko new paintings





- hey there, here is a quick selection of my latest paintings on reclaimed wood , hope you like them.peace.check the link for more pics .
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Minus8 by Dana Krieger ( Astro)

-“Time is a gradient and we use timepieces to slice that gradient into meaningful increments”

The name refers to the UTC -8 time zone of the West Coast of the USA.
The process of anodizing aluminum and metal-finishing inspired Krieger to produce these incredibly eye catching pieces of art . The gradient effect of each 8 layers of MINUS 8 is created by layering gradually more intensely-colored discs of anodized metal, the anodizing process is also a reference to time as the color intensity as a direct relationship with the time you spend anodizing it.
Another process PVD has been explored to create the grey version :
"Further research showed that Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) was another industrial coating process with inherent time dependencies. A raw stainless piece is placed in a vacuum chamber where a hard coating accumulates over time. More time in the chamber produces a thicker coating and a more opaque color."

Apparently he's working on making prototypes right now, stay tuned.







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I wish ...

- I had this shirt
Skee Lo: I wish t-shirt

Awesome timelapse video of burning man 2011

- Enjoy as we enjoyed living it.
Burning Man 2011 Tilt Shift Time-lapse by James Cole with additional motion controlled time-lapse by Jason Phipps and Byron Mason. Support by Mark Root, Aaron

The light bulb conspiracy


- seems like an interesting one to watch .
The synopsis:

Once upon a time... products were made to last. Then, in the 1920s, businessmen were struck by an insight: "A product that refuses to wear out is a tragedy of business!" Ever since then, manufacturers have been engineering their products to fail.
This film tells the story of Planned Obsolescence, showing how long-lasting light bulbs were suppressed by a secret cartel and how ladder-proof stockings disappeared without trace. Modern electronics come equipped with inbuilt 'death-dates', sending them to the landfills before their time.

But consumers have started rebelling, to save the planet and the economy...

Super clever high speed train concept from priestmangoodes

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Moving Platforms from Priestmangoode on Vimeo.

Paul Priestman introduces Moving Platforms from Priestmangoode on Vimeo.


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ISAm live, Amon Tobin show was Epic.

-check everything out but if you are on a rush , go to 7.15 directly and check the rest .

A look at ISAM Live from mightymoss on Vimeo.

stormtrooper made out of Adidas :all day i dream about stormtroopers





-Submitted to the Star Wars Remix Project, which challenges fans to create characters or other recognizable elements from the movies using everyday materials, the recycled headgear looks almost exactly like the real thing. Freehand Profit crafted the mask out of exclusive Adidas x Star Wars Superskate Mids, but it wasn’t easy. “This was the first piece that required more than one pair of shoes to create and it gave me hell,” he explains. “I pushed through and couldn’t be happier with the result.”
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Random awesome things found online




The greatest thing you will see today


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My Iphone is dead , i love aluminum

- I'm a materialist , for sure, i love products, i love toys i love stuff, it's in me, i'm trying to stop and try to get rid of the superficial but i can't,I just love stuff( and that might be why i'm an industrial designer).

But here i'm speaking about material, the kind of extra that you are looking for in everyday "stuff", by material i mean feelings, i mean emotions i mean pleasure, and this pleasure can be an easy one, take this iphone for example, it's been following me forever , in my pocket, in my bag, on my desk, falling , again and again, directly in contact with my keys , my pocket crap ,in contact with my life basically .

Every marks every deformation, every moment is engraved in this phone forever , and this is what i mean by "I'm a materialist" i just loved this phone beyond the interaction, beyond the updates i couldn't make anymore since the hardware was obsolete, this material" aluminum" kept me from replacing it with another piece of plastic junk(read iphone 2 or 3).

On top of this material patina pleasure i have to say that this phone went through hell , literally, he survived multiple crash , multiple abuse to finally die from water immersion ( i will pass the details here as this is a ridiculous story involving water, summer and booze )
And i'm pretty sure that the use of such a material has been helping the survival process of this product.
I heard that the iphone 5 might be made out of aluminum again and this is making me really happy, so i cross my fingers and i will wait, but i would never buy another product without thinking of the patina it could eventually gain after years of usage .

To all my peers industrial designers, the ultimate quest for green design might not be in the obvious, sustainable, recyclable or perishable materials but designing for long term usage might be smarter .

I would say sturdy,stable and upgradable is the key for tommorow's products.( pretty obvious but i wanted to place it here)
So long folks,i'm going to find a spot to show off my phone in my house,after all he's still carrying lots of things beyong data on him.

Ben
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Teagueduino, the kickstarter campaign

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check out the kickstarter page and help us bring teagueduino to life here
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/teague/teagueduino-learn-to-make

Teagueduino is an open source electronic board and interface that allows you to realize creative ideas without soldering or knowing how to code, while teaching you the ropes of programming and embedded development (like arduino). Teagueduino is designed to help you discover your inner techno-geek and embrace the awesomeness of making things in realtime — even if you’ve only ever programmed your VCR.
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Roger Molls - The Listener .HD video clip

- Finally, the long awaited clip for the vibrant sound piece " the listener" is out .
check this out, enjoy the sound and appreciate the overall quality of execution.
A dream in sound as in visuals .







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J-Shea at PDX vs TYO Group Exhibition







San Diego, CA: PDX vs TYO Group Exhibition

Curated by Portland’s famed Hellion Gallery, this show will be featuring 9 fine artists from Tokyo, Japan, and Portland, Oregon. The viewing will be taking place in San Diego during Comic Con 2011 JULY 21-24.

ARTISTS RECEPTION & BOOK SIGNING
FRIDAY, JULY 22ND @ 7pm.
433 3rd Ave. San Diego, California, 92101 USA

Team Portland
Josh Clay
Blaine Fontana
Jshea
Martin Ontiveros

Team Tokyo
Imaone
Nigamushi
Shohei
Taka Sudo
Ryuichi Ogino-
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SIT beast/human art

awesome black and white artwork from SIT, visual intensity , weirdness and power.






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Nokta and OFF2011 by Onur Senturk

Nokta is an abstract short film project which has creative, distinctive style of production and is an improvisation of organic pieces while considering themes like power, control and luck. Using low-budget equipment and with the combination of actual camera shooting, 2d and 3d animation techniques, the film alters the reality and physics of the real world with the help of the liquid and dynamic simulations’ impact.


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Nokta . from Onur Senturk on Vimeo.


Year Zero. Year Alpha. Time to turn our back on the past. To just look forward. Upwards. Fearless of being blinded by the sun. It's time to set up new rules, to
invent new games. To forget about the "re-" and the "post-". To become kids again and discover the world. Another one. It's time to be revolutionary. There is
no longer a present to determine us, because the present is us. We are the future. And the future will be just like we want it to be.

2011 is OFFF's Year Zero. The year the festival will voluntarily forget its past and once again reinvent itself. In a new place. With new areas. With fresh ideas and
the spirit of those who start something. Something big. Different. Better.

From OFFF we stand up to the passage of time. We reject it. We have decided not to age. Our route page is blank. Our map, waiting to be drawn. Nothing ties us.
Nothing is forbidden. Nothing is done. There is no limit. Year Zero. Tabula rasa. Look, the dawn is breaking. It's a new day rising.


OFFF 2011 Year Zero from Onur Senturk on Vimeo.

Serge Gainsbourg - animation des graffitis sur 5 ans du mur rue de Verneuil

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Serge Gainsbourg - animation des graffitis sur 5 ans du mur rue de Verneuil from Arnaud Jourdain on Vimeo.

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Pe Lang magnetic art

Pe Lang, born in 1974 in Switzerland, lives and works in Zurich and Berlin. He has exhibited his works and performed at various museums, galleries and festivals.

moving objects No. 92 - 103 from pe lang on Vimeo.


pe lang - moving objects No. 68 - 79 from pe lang on Vimeo.


http://www.pelang.ch/

Amon Tobin 'ISAM' Live

- check out the intensity of the new body of work that is Amon Tobin 'ISAM' Live performance,visual dream realized by V Squared Labs in collaboration with LVTHN alongside Amon tobin crazy(genius) mind obviously .. Leading the animation and interactive team are directors Vello Virkhaus & Matt Daly
thanks for the link Tad.
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generative video painting by Sergio Albiac

-what you’re looking at is a traditional england queen portrait painted out out of live video, just purely genius, realized by barcelona artist sergio albiac.

Content is Queen from Sergio Albiac on Vimeo.

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seattle pionner square art walk: carl faulkner

-CArl Faulkner is a visual artist born in eureka ca,
raised in manitou springs, and currently residing in seattle wa

Carl Faulkner art is just So violently attractive, it's definitely eye catching and mind blowing, the very soft and fluorescent colors that are all over his studio are just contrasting just the right amount with the visual energy that the models express.
proportions are perfect, models are gorgeous, and there is enough Gory, sexy craziness in here to make it unique and awesome.

Carl Faulkner's work universally captures a provocative and playful love of color. He explores themes of neoteny, sexuality, fantasy and contemporary subculture. He is based in Seattle WA, and holds his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts.

paintings captured here are : Dripping Defiance and Joyful Lasciviousness, for better quality images go visit his website through the more infos link.





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Seattle Pionner square Art walk :Amber vanhatala stene







-So soft and so deep ,graphite, charcoal, ink on paper, watercolor, the tools are just a way to express those super violent but voluptuous visual melodies for amber , i juts love this work.
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