David Carlson of the David Report has released a new trend look at the state of a full design world. Design contamination has taken over an expertise that is barely 100 years old; new products are simply the variations of old themes- (conceptual design, new articulations of the same, design signatures and design as art).
However if we are able to get back to using aging products and making design matter in a lifecycle, there is a cleaner horizon.
Designer Naoto Fukasawa: "I understand that myArole is about enhancing our living…. I've become moreAattached to the current life, and have started considering the betterment of our lives in a reality where we allAbelong, rather than predicting what could happen".
We need new storytellers:
Fred Alan Wolf - The Dreaming Universe (1994):A"Aboriginals believe in two forms of time: two parallelAstreams of activity. One is the daily objective activity,Athe other is an infinite spiritual cycle, called dreamtime,Amore real than reality itself…".
Carlson poses a great question, how do we A"change old habits and not to perpetuate the sales argument that the main role of designAis added value."
Posted: March 25th, 2010
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In almost a widescreen TV style case, the 4N watch will be available in 18k white gold, platinum, and likely two other materials. The movement is made up mostly of titanium, aluminum alloys, and carbon fiber. There is really no denying how cool it looks. The relatively simple shape of the case is augmented by the complex lug structures. A genius design move making the watch really feel special. It almost goes without saying that the watch is quite special.
Thanks to our ninja, JC, for this post. Quotes, pics, and originals are via ablogtoread.com
Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Munny made by EmaStudio.
They’re almost like low-cut Wallos - but with a twist. The Clarks ‘Luggers’ were sold in the US a decade or so ago, and have been hugely popular in Japan - and now are making an incredibly limited-run comeback in the US. check for them at David Z.
Pretty feckin’ dope, if you ask me. To bad I just got new Wallabees…
Feel free to cop a pair for me for putting you on to the dopeness. I’m a size 12.
Amazon has expanded its self-service platform to enable authors and publishers outside of the United States to upload and sell books in the Kindle Store.
The Kindle Digital Text Platform can now be used to sell books in English, German, and French. Before Friday, authors and publishers using the self-service platform had to be based in the U.S.
The Airnergy Charger apparently takes the energy available through Wi-Fi and converts it into DC power, charging an internal battery for you to plug your little toys into.
Working through a social lens, there seems to be a shift in options for entertainment and web services. Virtual goods are are now extending their reach in becoming virtual handbags; goods that could double as cash redemptions or coupons in the real world.
"People don’t want to click on an ad while playing a game. They don’t want to be thrown out of the application (to view the ad)," said Netanel Jacobsson, a former Facebook executive who now advises the online social gaming firm Crowdstar. U.S. Internet ad revenue fell 5.3 percent to $10.9 billion in the first six months of 2009 compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the Internet Advertising Bureau.
These two designs above and below by Skate Study House are amazing. Apart from these two pieces they are currently having a black friday lead-up sale called Launch of Cool. It is a limited-time promotion that is offering the collection’s most popular pieces at a special discount:
SKATE STUDY HOUSE (SSH) is an innovative design concept specializing in recreating popular furniture through the vision of a skateboarder. The movement of a skateboarder constantly changes — it recreates itself by transcending boundaries and inventing ways to conquer obstacles. It’s constantly about anticipation and adaptation to one’s environment. The same is true for living design. The combination of the two produces a mixture of contemporary lifestyle, art and action sports culture, which is all found in this unique collection.