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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

Montreal in the 60s

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

via Craig Rennie.

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Tags: Architecture · Canada · Culture · Design · Film & Video · Inspiration · Travel · You Tube

Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop

March 26th, 2010 · Comments Off

From Keiichi Matsuda. Thanks to Pomo Project for the link.

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Tags: Architecture · Culture · Design · Electronics · Film & Video · Interactive · Interior Design · Motion Graphics · Surprising · Technology

Souvenirs [of Winnipeg] – 3 Short Films by Paula Kelly

May 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

Souvenirs (2008) Three short films which trace the shifting identities of a city called Winnipeg and the people who call it home. * colour, black & white * archival photos & sound * 8 & 16mm film * Hi-8 digital video, DigiBeta, Beta SP NTSC * 4:3 letterboxed * stereo Created through the Winnipeg Arts […]

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Arthur Erickson, 1924 – 2009

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

You can’t walk around Vancouver without being affected by Arthur Erickson’s work, and I was especially lucky to have had a chance to work in a studio in one of his buildings (the Evergreen Building on West Pender, now condos). To me, Erickson’s buildings *are* Vancouver – they engage the geography and climate, the warm […]

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Happy (Belated) Manitoba Day

May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

I missed the boat on this yesterday, but wanted to share a cool Manitoba-related resource called “This  Was Winnipeg.” It’s updated regularly was all kinds of interesting bits & pieces of useful information, photos and observations. Well worth a visit.

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Tags: Architecture · Canada · Culture · News

Arts & Architecture

November 12th, 2007 · Comments Off

A microsite devoted mostly to the Case Study House program of the 40s, 50s and 60s, presented by Tachen in anticipation of a book coming in 2008. The highlight, beyond the PDFs of each Case Study House, is the “About A&A” essay written by editor David Travers.

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Tags: Architecture · Archived from Blogger

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

Big Box Graveyard

September 6th, 2006 · Comments Off

I often wonder what the aliens will think when they arrive on earth millions of years from now, searching for clues as to what led to the demise of a seemingly mighty race. When they come across one of these for the first time, they’ll have a good starting point. At the very least, they’ll […]

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Tags: Architecture · Archived from Blogger · Culture

60 of the World’s Greatest Places (They forgot Winnipeg?!)

August 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off

The PPS (Project for Public Spaces) website has recently posted a list of 60 great places around the world – a shocker that Winnipeg was left off! It’s one of those lists you get to hear gushy travel-show hosts spill on about: “you *have* to go in the fall, and sit in the cafe on […]

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Bow to The Frank

March 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

Your city can’t afford a Gehry museum? Well, now he’s down with the people, and now everyone can WEAR a Gehry! Woot! The Gehry Collection Tiffany & Co. A dynamic and original style of jewelry. Just thinkin’ out loud here, but does his aesthetic work better at this scale? Hmmm…

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Good design, bad design

August 9th, 2005 · Comments Off

The scale of these two projects is very different, but by comparing them side-by-side as design exercises, they highlight the opportunity for success through innovation & execution of a vision. In Apple’s case, they have (as they always seem to), in NASA’s case, they havn’t (as they always seem to). Also, this comparison further shows […]

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Tags: Apple · Architecture · Archived from Blogger · Business · Culture · Design · Ideas · Industrial Design


June 16th, 2005 · Comments Off

Delettering the public space “Summer 2005, Neubaugasse, a Viennese shopping street – For a period of two weeks all advertising signs, slogans, pictograms, company names and logos will be covered in monochrome. Something you might have seen before in the form of two-dimensional representations or photomontage is going to be translated for the first time […]

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