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Entries from July 2006

Logos being Web 2.0′d

July 26th, 2006 · Comments Off

I remember Kottke had a post about a page of Web 2.0 company logos, and noticed that the “…names sound like a bunch of companies that make children’s toys (which when you think about it, isn’t too far from the truth).” Beyond that, they tend to have a similar art direction: bright colours, lots of […]

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Tags: 2.0 · Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Funny · Graphic Design · Typography

Angela Adams at Home Depot?

July 25th, 2006 · Comments Off

We were browsing Home Depot this weekend, in the hunt for new house numbers, and *just* as I felt the last bit of my soul being sucked away by the Home Depot vacuum, we turned the corner into the carpeting area and I saw something familiar, but out-of-place: a beautiful rug! With modern sensibilities! Upon […]

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Interior Design · Textiles

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

Good Design (and Music) Can Make The Everyday a Little Better

July 7th, 2006 · Comments Off

Kottke makes note of IKEA’s latest effort, taking it to the streets of NYC. But it seems to be an extension of some stuff they presented at ICFF this year. (ICFF) Too much fun. Along the same how-did-I-miss-this? lines, a fantastic album I came across this morning, Mylo’s “Destroy Rock & Roll.” Also, be sure […]

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Tags: Advertising · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Culture · Music

Notable Links

July 6th, 2006 · Comments Off

Philips’ focus on design & simplicity in its branding efforts is highly visible on their site. They have a large area devoted to talking about their “Sense and Simplicity” brand promise, including the announcement of their formation of a “Simplicity Advisory Board,” made up of professionals from around the world, including my hero John Maeda. […]

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