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Entries Tagged as 'Industrial Design'

Mid Century Modern Living – from 1958

August 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

Found at Mid Century Modernist.

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Tags: Architecture · Culture · Design · Fashion · Film & Video · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Interior Design

Time Magazine Tablet Demo 2

June 15th, 2010 · Comments Off

Nice evolution of interactive periodical UI design, jump-started by the iPad. Joe Wilcox from BetaNews recently retracted his criticism of the iPad, and made specific mention of the oft-heard criticism that it’s “…the CD-ROM of 2010…”

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Tags: Apple · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Interactive · Magazines · News · Newspapers · Technology · Uncategorized · You Tube

oo High Definition Projector

March 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

Wait a sec — he didn’t ask!  Despite the obvious theft of my oft-used online name — oo — I find this to be one of the sexier pieces of equipment I’ve seen in a while. Perhaps a test unit sent this way to make up for the oversight?  via Engadget

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Tags: Design · Electronics · Film & Video · Industrial Design · Technology

Radio Canada, by Science & Sons

January 29th, 2010 · Comments Off

The RADIO CANADA concept is a homage to the cultural significance of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. This radio console design was inspired by the dedication of the many CBC listeners who keep their radio dials permanently set to our national broadcaster. After setting the radio to local CBC frequencies, listeners can toggle between CBC Radio […]

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Tags: Canada · Culture · Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Technology

Metropolis + Japan

January 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

“…But ask a Japanese designer, and you’ll see good design through a different lens. For him, it means that a product has a high kansei value, or emotional and physical appeal to the user.”

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Tags: Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Japan

Anatomicals “Shower to the People”

June 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

Came across this super fun line up of body products at Winners of all places. Their line goes: “Whatever you look like, whatever shape you’re in, we only want you for your body.” Nice one. Lots of great product names, delivered in simple, inviting packaging using Helvetica Rounded.

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Tags: Branding · Copywriting · Culture · Design · Funny · Graphic Design · Ideas · Industrial Design · Surprising · Typography

Tokyo Cube — Shopping Japanese Style…

May 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Fun, fun, fun Japanese goods shop… sections include Art, Fashion, Interior & Toys. “Tokyocube was founded in 2005, initially with the launch of the Tokyocube Magazine, which was designed to provide people throughout the world with a place to find features, articles and reviews on all the latest to come out of Japan, as well […]

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Tags: Art · Books · Business · Culture · Design · Fashion · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Japan · Magazines · Retail · Technology

M.S. Corley Book Covers

May 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

Designer M.S. Corley is seeing a fair amount of success with his ongoing process of re-designing book covers in unexpected and fresh ways. Lots of great stuff to see here.

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Tags: Art · Books · Branding · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Typography

Agassiz Ice

August 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

This new sculpture by Gordon Reeve was just installed. Lucky for me, it’s directly across the street from my office, in Assiniboine Park. So I dodged the morning rush hour yesterday and captured a few shots. I famously (not) dropped out of Gordon’s sculpture class way back when I attended the University of Manitoba. It […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Art · Canada · Culture · Industrial Design

R2-D2 Projector

May 1st, 2008 · Comments Off

via Gizmodo: We knew that there was a motorized, fully-articulated R2-D2 projector with built-in DVD, iPod dock, all kinds of digital media inputs, and Millennium Falcon remote control, but we never—EVER—imagined it would be so amazingly drooltastic as this video shows. Time to put on your LEGO-made Han Solo jacket or Leia bikini, and buy […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Electronics · Industrial Design · Technology

2008 United Kingdom Coinage – Royal Shield of Arms Proof Collection

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

2008 United Kingdom Coinage – Royal Shield of Arms Proof Collection This is the first set of coins I’ve ever purchased, but this one seemed too important to miss. Matthew Dent is a young designer from the UK who won a competition to design this set of coins from the Royal Mint. I’ve posted a […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration

Good Design Awards 2007

October 2nd, 2007 · Comments Off

Tokyo, October 1st, 2007 – Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (JIDPO) announced today 1,043 items including the “best 15″ that were accredited by the 51st Good Design Award (the so-called “G-Mark”) You can also search the database for past winners.

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Japan

Pentagram (by Hillman Curtis)

September 21st, 2007 · Comments Off

Very nice video featurette of Pentagram. via The Serif

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Business · Film & Video · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration

Casa Brutus

August 30th, 2007 · Comments Off

While browsing the Caina website (what a discovery!) this morning, I came across a very cool magazine, Casa Brutus. This month’s issue features “The Grand Tour with Tadao Ando.” Looks great! You can buy back issues here.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Books · Culture · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Japan · Magazines

Japan Design Net: Shop Windows

August 30th, 2007 · Comments Off

“Tokyo – an ever-changing exiting city of the world. In this metropolis, stylish skyscrapers and gorgeous stores are born one after another without break and the city shows us various faces from time to time.Shop windows which color this theatrical city show us the trends of the time. They are fascinating, stimulating and shifting. Scenes […]

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Tags: Architecture · Archived from Blogger · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Japan

A Veuve Clicquot Valentine

February 14th, 2007 · Comments Off

Vueve Clicquot, makers of really good champagne, introduce their Karim Rashid-designed Clicquot Loveseat, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Salut!

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Branding · Industrial Design

Japan Design: Good Design Award 50 Years

January 4th, 2007 · Comments Off

I missed this last year, but some great stuff. From the outline: “Japan Design: Good Design Award 50 Years is an exhibition produced by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Japan’s foremost design awards, the Good Design Awards (also called the G-Mark system). Since 1957, the Good Design Awards […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Japan

2006 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)

July 12th, 2006 · Comments Off

“The Industrial Design Excellence Awards are dedicated to fostering business and public understanding of the importance of industrial design excellence to the quality of life and the economy. Winning the IDEA is a distinction like no other that brands your design as the very best in the business, among your peers, among your clients, among […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Industrial Design · Inspiration

LG Wall-mounted Widescreen Projector

April 7th, 2006 · Comments Off

This is a beautiful solution to the cumbersome-ness of typical horizontal projectors: how to integrate them into the room? The most sensible solution for most is to build them into the ceiling somehow, but it’s not always great looking, and if it’s in a basement, they can become targets for taller people’s heads. This new, […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Electronics · Industrial Design

Muji: Sumi

April 6th, 2006 · Comments Off

Muji, my favorite Japanese retail store that I’ve never been to, is holding a design contest. The theme is SUMI: corner / edge / end “The objective is not to design something that is placed in the middle of the room, but towards the edges, not at the centre and not directly around the centre; […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Contests · Design · Industrial Design · Japan