Archive for April, 2007

for the Other ninety

a€Some people argue that there is no such thing as sustainable design. These principles should form part of any good design,a€™ says Angelique Hutchinson, product design curator at the Powerhouse Museum. a€Design for sustainability focuses on reducing the environmental impact of a product during its manufacture, use and disposal or reuse. It uses strategies such as avoiding use of toxic substances during production, minimising materials used, minimising energy or water required during use, and designing for repair, reuse or disassembly and recycling.a€™

a€Sustainable design is about creating environments that allow people to live, work, play in such a way that the opportunities to do similar will not be compromised in the future.a€™

[Design for the Other 90%] and dhub

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Posted: April 21st, 2007
at 12:25pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art,green,design

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FF Mta"¢


April 1, 2007, Berlin a€" FSI FontShop International proudly announces FF Mta"¢, Erik Spiekermanna€™s most economical typeface ever. Employing obscure but powerful techniques like vwl mmssn and cap reduction, FF Mt uses up to 50% less paper, screen real estate, and wall space than other text faces without a single condensed letter.

The German government has already incorporated FF Mt in their road sign system.

In addition to its conservationist benefits, FF Mt also enables the generation of buzzwords, product names, and Web 2.0 domains as the user types.

Finally, FF Mt prepares us for the future. English is changing. With the popularity of MMS and internet chat, spelling reform is occurring at a quickened pace. FF Mt accommodates this new condensed written language now. Any copy set in this advanced font will conform to next-generation standards, yet still pass present-day spell checkers.

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Posted: April 20th, 2007
at 2:02pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: web,business,design

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Sergey Tyukanov

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Posted: April 20th, 2007
at 2:02pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art

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Unbuilt Houses 2007

Collectively, these unbuilt projects demonstrate the value of drawing, irrespective of their potential for realization. Unencumbered by construction, they affirm drawn architectural propositions as a legitimately autonomous practicea€"and help to reframe the discipline of architecture as a condition of possibility.

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Posted: April 20th, 2007
at 2:02pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: architecture

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Kako Ueda

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Posted: April 20th, 2007
at 1:52pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art

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eternity

Later, celebrated Sydney artist Martin Sharp created art that referenced Stace’s graffiti (see bottom of that page) and recently Eternity became a typographic emblem of Sydney a€" being used to help celebrate the arrival of the new millenium in 2000 and in the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Sydney is a city not known for its ‘spiritual qualities’ and for the harbour city to adopt such a message as a core constituent of its ‘self’ is intruiging a€" and for me, very endearing.

Interestingly, Stace was partially blind, had never learnt copperplate, and when he first started his handwriting mission a€" he could barely write at all. "I had no schooling and I couldn’t have spelled ‘Eternity’ for a hundred quid. But it came out smoothly, in a beautiful copperplate script. I couldn’t understand it, and I still can’t. I’ve tried and tried, but ‘Eternity’ is the only word that comes out in copperplate." *
And it came out that way, written pre-dawn, whilst most of the city slept -
half a million times.

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Posted: April 20th, 2007
at 1:52pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,art,weaponry,9th dan

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"infinity plus one"

Mountain View, CA a€" Google announced today that soon customers of their Gmail service will have their storage size increased to "infinity plus one." The announcement comes shortly after Yahoo’s announcement that their Yahoo mail customers would be given unlimited storage.

Greg Tomkins, an engineer at Google, is credited with coming up with the "infinity plus one" idea. "I was out in the yard when my kids ran up to me yelling at each other. My son said to my daughter, ‘I hate you to infinity.’ She replied, ‘I hate you to infinity plus one.’ And right then I knew I had the solution to competing with unlimited storage," said Tomkins.

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Posted: April 20th, 2007
at 1:52pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,web,business

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Juan Angel

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Posted: April 20th, 2007
at 10:38am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art,home

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Amen Brother

This is a short little documentary about the Amen Break. It kinda follows the sample throughout its history. It’s decent… and in the words of the great orange menace this is interesting, if not ridiculous.

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Check it out!
from Youtube, by Nate Harrison.

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Posted: April 19th, 2007
at 12:03pm by black octagons


Categories: youtube,music,film,documentary

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