Monday, December 10, 2007
Dery, Mark. "Pod Complex." IDOnline. June 2007. ID Magazine. 01 Dec 2007 http://www.idonline.com/features/feature.asp?id=1591.
Article in ID about apple prodcuts that has a unification reference at the beggining.
Flanagan, Barbara. "Your Friendly Neighborhood Mosque." IDOnline. Apr 2006. ID Magazine. 02 Dec 2007 http://www.idonline.com/features/feature.asp?id=1540.
This came up in a search for both reilgion and privacy. Two birds.
Khemsurov, Monica. "Private First Class." IDOnline. Nov 1006. ID Magazine. 02 Dec 2007 http://www.idonline.com/features/feature.asp?id=1561.
I'm still having trouble getting into Metropolis archives, but I've been trying periodocially.
Monday, November 5, 2007
This is Silver_Shaman.mgx by Arik Levy. This addresses an emotional side of priivacy. It's a vessel to carry momentoes in. I think it's just lovely.
This is Especially_For_You.mgx by Amanda Levete. It forms a bowl that says "this is designed especially by me for you with love" .
I really like the idea of the Private collection. It htink that for my project I'll proabably use this idea as m y base. I haven't decided if I want to go an emotional or biological route thoguh, b/c I find both sides interesting. I might try to include both but I don't want it to get too busy. I'll explore it in my thumbnails.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
I don't know anything about Dubai so I found this interesting. Basically they really want to be good at design and haven't found their way yet. It was supposed to be a lot like Las Vegas, except that they didn't make fun of themselves. They took this sense of design a little too seriously for how cheesy it was. They were borrowing a lot of ideas and even slogans from the Western world. It sounds like they have different copyright laws, but I'm curious as to how that transfers over seas? The clothes that the people of Dubai wore were very elegantly simple and made for the hot weather. The designers thought that they should learn from the design of their clothes and use these ideas more. I found it interesting that it is almost shameful to be a designer there and want to know more about that.
I do kn ow a little about this but I learned a little more about it. Basically, rapid prototyping is a 3D printer.. You get your design on a computer using 3D modeling software and can actually print out a tangible form. You can do this with a range of materials, really anything stackable I believe? The machines are still very expensive. They could someday be used for production instead of prototyping.
Monday, October 29, 2007
My really really green coat.
I liked the browns and creams in this teabag
This apple is actually very pretty shades of red and green.
A purple vase?
I like the subtle greenish brownish yellowish thing going on.
Orange and light blue, but it looks white.
Creams and browns?
Yellows and oranges
Really bright blue and green. See Karen's shoes for futher detail.
I really like bright colors.
This wood looked much much richer
That's supposed to be really red.
So even though I don't have pictures, I really like the lamps and necklace by Arik Levy. It says it's made from epoxy and there's all these holes for the light to come through.
I also like the lamps by Strand and Hvass made from nylon. They''re called chaos and they remind me of twigs.
There's also a foral wall lamp by Lionel Theodore Dean that's beautiful. It's foral and plays with shodow on the wall and made from nylon.
I was also having trouble with getting information out of their webpage. I cliekd on designer information and it was blank. Is there a trick I'm missing?
I'll google them later see what I can find. Sorry about the lack of pictures. Much less interesting this way.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
-I think the Droog mentality was there. It interacted with the user (interchangeable buttons). It was also decorative but functional.
-I incorporated the new techniques (solder inlay, etching, roll printing, lamination inlay)
-I made schedules for myself and followed them fairly well.
-I felt like my craftsmanship in some areas could have been better (getting off the solder behind the hooks better; the loop was not fully soldered by the first day of crit).
-Some of the mechanisms were a little crude.
-The lamination was not soldered on one part, which became apparent after dapping.
-I would have tried to get my idea thought up sooner to have more time to work.
-If I had more time to work, I would have focused more on the little things with craftsmanship because they really do make the difference.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Not all of these are really my top favorites, and I know I'm missing some, but I feel like these words are cool enough to at least be listed. I'll add the others as I think of them.
Also, by making this list, I discovered that I really like words that begin w/ F I guess? Good to know...
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
There's a bunch of different ones, some that include stones, some metal, etc. I saw it at 2modern.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I think I want to make three buttons and really use the techniques we've been learning.
The scan isn't too good, but the top one would be lamination inlay of a bullseye shape and kind of seeing how it would come out. The bottom left is a twisty scroll design I thought I could etch. The bottom right is solder inlay.