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SQUILIBRI by Philippe Nigro

"This bookcase is made up of three rectangular modules, identical in terms of proportion, broken down into square sections. The modules, stacked in an intentionally unbalanced manner, create a zero gravity effect, especially when filled with books, while maintaining perfect functionality. Since it has no front or back it can also be set up in the centre of a room."

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Posted: July 24th, 2010
at 3:54pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: design

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White Bear Yard London

White Bear Yard is composed of entrepreneurs and operators who want to apply their experiences towards helping founders and early-stage teams build great digital media/technology companies.

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Posted: July 23rd, 2010
at 6:49pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: web,design,competitions,internets,entrepreneurship

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DIY : TubeSat Personal Satellite Kit

Planet Earth has entered the age of the Personal Satellite with the introduction of Interorbital’s TubeSat Personal Satellite (PS) Kit. The new IOS TubeSat PS Kit is the low-cost alternative to the CubeSat. It has three-quarters of the mass (0.75-kg or 1.65-lb) and volume of a CubeSat, but still offers plenty of room for most experiments or applications.A And, best of all, the price of the TubeSat kit actually includes the price of a launch into Low-Earth-Orbit on an IOS NEPTUNE 30 launch vehicle. Since the TubeSats are placed into self-decaying orbits 310 kilometers (192 miles) above the Earth’s surface, they do not contribute to the long-term build-up of orbital debris. After operating for a few months (the exact length of time on orbit is dependent on solar activity), they will safely re-enter the atmosphere and burn-up. TubeSats are designed to be orbit-friendly.A Launches are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2011.

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Posted: July 23rd, 2010
at 6:41pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: computers,robots,weaponry,design,science,diy,development

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Making a Daft Punk Helmet

This video chronicles an odyssey with replicating the iconic gold Daft Punk helmet worn by Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo.

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Posted: July 22nd, 2010
at 11:50pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: youtube,weaponry,design,diy

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DIY : SketchChair by Greg Saul & JST ERATOR Design UI Group

"Sketch Chair" is a exploration in using computation and rapid manufacturing techniques to allow users to design and build their own products or in this case their own chairs.

The Sketch Chair software allows a novice users to take part in the entire process of designing and building their own chairs. Chairs are designed using a simple 2D sketch-based interface and design validation tools. Thereafter chairs are fabricated from sheet materials cut by a laser cutter, CNC milling machine or papercutters.

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Posted: July 22nd, 2010
at 9:57am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: home,design

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the Industry : Kim Ji-hwan

This week for the Industry, we talk with ZERO PER ZERO, a design duo of two graphic designers (Jin Sol and AKim Ji-Hwan) in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Specializing mainly in the field of graphic, information design as well as in illustration. Currently they are focused on their City Railway System series. Enjoy the interview!

What is your interest with line map design?

Current railway map system has been developed on the basis of system made by Herrybeck of England. Our design also does not stray a lot from his influence. It’s just that we are finding it really interesting to take the official railway map that is a little bit stern and make it more interesting and charming. We consider the railway map not just as a guide to using the railway but as a cultural merchandise of the city.

You have interpreted the railway systems of New York City, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Barcelona and Hokkaido- what has been the most challenging city to design?

Tokyo was the most challenging one. Japanese railway system is more unique and complicated that that of any other place in the world. It was very difficult to effectively organize more than 1500 stations and over 100 lines. It went through several editions before we settled on the current design.

What makes your interpretations of subway maps unique?

City Railway System is a new approach of projecting the identity of a city onto its subway map. Whereas standard subway maps are aimed at conveying information as clearly and concisely as possible, City Railway System by Zeroperzero is distinguished by grafting symbolic elements of each city on to the map while preserving clarity. Targeting specifically tourists, we also marked major landmarks and attractions on the subway map, making it convenient for the tourists to figure out the fastest way to get to the destination just by taking a glance. The railway map itself is also good for souvenir.

You have chosen to graft symbolic elements of different cities onto the map- how do you choose what is iconic?

The symbolic element cannot be something notably commercial and it has to be something everybody agrees on. Also, it needs to have a simple and clear image so that it transforms into an icon easily. For these reasons, we are often inspired by the national flags when designing for the nationa capitals. The idea comes to us more easily if we have lived in the city or have travelled through the city and got to know the characteristics of the railway system.

How do you package the maps?AWhat type of experience do you want to give to the reader?

Our maps is good for practical use and for interior decor. For Mini Maps, we minimize the packaging so that it can be carried in a wallet or scheduler easily. City Maps come with separate cover so that it is a bit fancier and it is also great to hang on a wall. Additionally, we apply our design to everyday commodities such as mouse pads, folders, notebooks, etc. to answer diverse needs of diverse buyers.

What awards and recognitions have you recieved for your work? What has been the most important?

We won various international awards with our City Railway System: iF Communication Gold, ADC-Silver, IDEA-Silver, etc. Among these, we are most attached to the iF Award because it was the first big award that we were recognized with. We definitely worked with more confidence after winning it.

Are you open to collaboration?

We have done collaborations with companies such as 10 Corso Como or SK Telecom of Korea. We always welcome collaborations.

What challenges do you face on a day to day basis working in graphic design?

We would like to make more profits off of our own contents rather than client jobs, however, in reality, client jobs are more profitable currently. If it continues like this we won’t have much to our name at the end, so we are always thinking about ways to make profits using our own contents.

How do you see zeroperzero’s place in design world in the next 5 years?

In 5 years, City Railway System series should be near completion. We expect there to be more variety of work forms, collaborations and commissions going off of the cities we would have worked on. Also, we will be coming up with and working on new contents other than the map series.

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Posted: July 22nd, 2010
at 9:30am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: design,the industry,maps

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What’s New? : Brownbook

Brownbook aims to explore, reveal and introduce the Middle East as an emerging hub for expression, ideas and good looking products. Taking directives fromA designers, urban planners, architects, songsmiths and scientists, the magazine offers a vitalised vision of MENA (Middle East/North Africa) and a platform to connect our readers with these people.

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Posted: July 19th, 2010
at 7:32pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: music,life,art,business,architecture,design,science,et cetera,travel,what's new?

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Overengineering the Soda Machine

With a sleekness imparted by a Ferrari designer, a mixology controlled down to the microscale, and a stock of ingredients monitored with RFID tags, Coca-Cola’s new soda fountain, the Freestyle, is loaded with geek panache. Customers tap its touch-screen LCD panel to select one of 106 drinks, from caffeine-free Raspberry Diet Coke to Vault Red Blitz. The machine mixes its beverages not from syrupsathe foundation of soda fountains since their invention well over a century agoabut from tiny flavor concentrates delivered using a microdosing technology developed for chemotherapy drugs. And every time Freestyle mixes a drink, it uses its own Wi-Fi modem to report back to Coke’s Atlanta headquarters through the Internet.

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Posted: July 18th, 2010
at 11:28pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: grub,design

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Lost Formats Preservation Society

The society was founded in 2000 with the design of Emigre issue no. 57. It’s sole purpose is to save formats from obscurity.

This overview of Lost Formats is not presented in any particular order and not in any way complete.

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Posted: July 18th, 2010
at 1:31am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: design

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