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These photographs by Jordan Matter, which seemingly masquerade as movies stills, would be intriguing to any viewer. The images however, hold an even more specific resonance to New Yorkers and dancers. These shots are my favorite, but their are many more over on Jordan’s site.
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Beautifully executed animation called the alphabet of typefaces by n9ve, an Italian designer and animator living in Brooklyn.
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I have been a huge fan of Chris Glass and his photography since long before I had the pleasure of meeting him, which only increased my appreciation and love for his images. Each year he puts together a collection of his favorite photos, and this years is particularly exceptional. Chris shoots on a Canon 5D with a fixed 50mm f1.4 lens. A nice manly setup, that gives his photos a crisp accuracy and a nice range of color.
“I should mention, for 2010 I used a 24-70mm EF lens.” -Chris Glass
The updates to this old out building, redubbed Roly, were made by Bruno Erpicum in order to turn it into a house from which to operate a bed and breakfast. Two of the largest additions to the building are the metal sheets used to create a mezzanine level along with the glass box, which juts out to create a living room. Both of these elements boost the congruence of the interior spaces with one another, and the house with nature and the out of doors.
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Don’t let the sterile packing fool you, Ballard Bee is unfiltered raw honey made locally in Northwest Seattle. Corky Luster and his 60 hives currently located at his house in Northwest Seattle come together to make Ballard Honey. Luster’s plan is to expand his operation to approximately 100 hives sprinkled around his neighborhood, in 2011. I am definitely adding this to my mental list of amazing products coming out of the Northwest right now.
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A short film about the concept behind the Type Directors Club competition for this year with Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich and Matteo Bologna talking type with the elegant accents. Very Nice Industries produced this concise, playful little snip-it.
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A nice simple design by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten, to replace a public social event space in Schlieren, Switzerland. The continuity flows across all the surfaces of the building with the perfectly uniform use of wood panelling. Long sliding doors also help to open all four corners of of the hütte to the outside and the surrounding nature.
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I love architectural design thinking applied to atypical problems. IE-TAGs are a brilliantly clear vision to make a better post-it by Naruse Inokuma Architects. Beginning with discarded wood and ending with a stack of recycled sticky notes.
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“Fundamentally I teach because it makes me feel good. It helped me certainly clarify my own objectives. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing someone’s life affected in a positive way by something you’ve said.”
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This project by Mika Kanive is probably the most radical and amazing packaging design I have seen in a very long time. The concept, which is evidently executed to perfection, is to communicate to the consumer the quality of the contents as well as how delicious they are. No bright colored gradients, cloak and daggers type design here. Just a simple idea, which highlights what you are should actually be paying for.
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When one thinks of a place entitled Garden House, this definitely is not the type of building that would come to mind, or at least not for me. I love the application of post and beam construction to the more modern building, both in form and style. The architects behind this beautiful home are ARCHTEAM, studio based in the Czech Republic that designs very cool functional spaces.
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This beautiful loft originally anOscar Niemeyer design had fallen into disrepair and was found by Felipe Hess and Renata Pedrosa. Together they nursed this wonderful loft back to health. The guts were basically all that was salvageable, but since raw structural concrete work was a signature of Niemeyer, the guts were good. You can see and read more about this architectural revitalization here.
“Domestique is a historic cycling journal. You will find clippings, images, random filings and general romantic cycling non-sense filling these pages. Most likely you won’t find much about carbon, expensive modern components or the like, but once in a while we get a little self-indulgent. Think of it as a history book, but a hell of a lot less boring.”
I couldn’t really some it up better myself. This is a great blog with awesome historic cycling content and a nice minimalist design to boot.
Generally I feel that there are too many tote bags in the world. I understand the good will of replacing one time use shopping bags with a potentially more permanent solution, but not when it appears for any and every marketing and advertising initiative under the sun. The Serif Bag by the folks over at Little Factory is a design that I think by design both makes and deserves it’s space in the world. It is such a perfectly simple idea that looks great, and even carries groceries.
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My good friend Jessica Hische just launched a beautiful new site for her project Daily Drop Cap, which will function as a blog for the duration of the project and then as an archive and resource once the final alphabet is completed. For anyone who has followed the drop caps project at all, you know how beautiful and vast a body of work it has generated. So it stands to reason that it should be given a beautiful home. This very simple, yet refined WordPress site makes an awesome home for these alphabets.
Hope everyone has, or had a good New Years. Thanks for tuning in to campsite and we look forward to seeing you in 2011.
I posted about Lisa Congdon and this amazing project, ‘A Collection a Day, 2010′, back in May and now as she has posted what is presumably going to be the final post. I thought some congratulations were in order. Pictured above is the 365th collection along with another personal favorite, which happens to be yesterday’s, number 364. This project similarly to Daily Drop Cap, is a massive project covering a long period of time, but with a beautiful and varied result. Lisa has also been lucky enough to have placed the book with UPPERCASE and is available for pre-order now and will release sometime in the spring.
This is a highly creative solution by Jågnefålt Milton that took third place in a design competition to develop a master plan for Åndalsnes, a city in Norway. Their plan was to create a series of prefabricated units that could take advantage of the existing railway systems around the city and thus could be mobile. Allowing occupants to relocate as the seasons and weather both permitted and require. The renderings to illustrate this idea create very beautiful and slightly surreal scenes with small structures popped into otherwise very natural environments.
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This morning I came across this post by Giorgio Biscaro on Klat and was very taken with the simple way he talks about the details of color on the Dieter Rams design for the Braun T1000 as they pertain to function. Without using any buzzwords or tech talk Biscaro points out the subtle use of color in this device that really elevates the usability and the users understanding of it’s functions.
“I personally like the use of colours when they help identify a specific function, or when they underline a specific performance, or behaviour.”
I think this does a great job to encapsulate the understanding and practices of design that went into the T1000. This radio and the other sound products released by Braun during this period went on to define standards of design and precedents for the interface designs of technology, which spanned far beyond stereos and household electronics. These days you hear a lot of talk that Jonathan Ive of Apple has taken many design cues from Dieter Rams and his work for Braun, and my response to that is, how can you blame him?
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