IDEALISTIC – STREET ART

I just love street art – Specially the ones with a social impact, the ones which make a bold statement!

Check out Mear One  (contemporary American artist) – One of my favourites most recently. (Images Below)

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(Image at the top – in London/Bricklane – Hanbury Street)

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What makes street art really powerful is that you never know when your about to come across it – It has the power of hitting you without any significant warning. Making you feel uncomfortable, maybe not because you disagree with the statement it makes but you shut your eyes and chose to ignore that particular statement -

Don’t worry- it happens to me sometimes – walking by a magnificent piece of artwork and adoring every bit of it, loving the message it’s sending across – and then WOW! – maybe something needs to be done, I dont know -

All to one side I think all street art is GOLD! It communicates with you wether you like it or not and it doesn’t care from what social background you come from or what language you speak (coz it speaks in every language)  - it’s just there sayin ”Yo, you – yes you – check me out – I am so coooolly done”!

Check out more of Mear One on – www.mearone.com

BeHance – me

My Behance - http://www.behance.net/kayd

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I just recently joined ‘the master network of the ultimate designers’ – it sounds cool when you say it like that ey! – Anyway all to one side its real, theres some awesome work on there by some truly talented people. Lets hope I can keep with the standerds – never mind the standerds try your best!

I will be uploading more content in the following months – need to clean up afew projects.

Please check out - http://www.behance.net/kayd

ENDLESS ROADS- PRT1

Another fantastic video by Juan Rayos and the Longboard Girls – Endless Roads is a film about freedom. You might ask whats so special about a road trip around Spain and what makes it ‘freedom’ like but when I watched this documentary style film I felt inspired, influenced and kind of jealous by the shooting, music and even the movement whilst skating… its totally ‘dream like’ and I think thats what it is! It transferes the freedom feeling across to the viewer –  Love it.

Check out his vimeo page for the rest of the parts and for more cool stuff!

Endless Roads 1 – Yellow Horizons from Juan Rayos on Vimeo.

COOL TUMBLR BLOGS FOR DESIGNERS

 

GET ON… GET INSPIRED…

 

1) VISUAL SANDAE

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Visual Sundae is a beautiful, image-led blog that celebrates all types of art and design, from typography to illustration, posters to sculptures. A nicely organised source of inspiration, and if you’re not looking for anything specific, you can always try the ‘Random’ button.

2) THE MADE SHOP

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The Made Shop is a brilliant Tumblr blog from a brilliant team of designers, bringing you the best innovative work from across the globe, whether that be in photography, branding, illustration or film art direction. I love the way the navigation divides nicely between ‘Things we made’ and ‘Things we found’.

3) WALLPAPER*

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The high-end architecture, design, fashion, art and lifestyle magazine Wallpaper* has extended itself onto the Tumblr platform, bringing together the best images from wallpaper.com. The site is as pleasingly professional as the print magazine, and if you want to know more, clicking on each image takes you through the relevant post on Wallpaper*’s main website.

4) DESIGNERS FOR TUMBLR 

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Looking for big, beautiful images of the latest cool design work? This regularly updated Tumblr blog extracts the best of designs on the platform and is open to submissions. A great place to see the work of others as well as network with designers worldwide

FACEBOOK: ARE YOU ON TIMELINE? SOON YOU WILL BE!

All the updates and regular changes to Facebook, have annoyed quite a lot of users in the past and caused a hassle within the Fb community.  Although I was simply never ‘emotionally effected’ by any of the updates (considering that I do classify myself as a regular user of Fb), I think its the simple fact that people are afraid of ‘change’!! afraid but yet accept it!

- the truth is in time ‘change’ takes over and complaints fade away!

Anyway I’m going to get straight to the point. Most of you are probably aware of what’s around the corner for Fb users and already some have accepted it: Ladies and Gents I present to you, The Timeline:

What do I think of it? At the moment I’m trying it out and I quite like the layout of the page header but not a praticular fan of the columns.  Anyway all this doesn’t matter because Fb will force this change/update on to its users very very soon (in a weeks time)

With everything said, I think that slowly Fb designers might be moving towards enabling user customization within the layout and design aspects of the page….who knows, maybe!

Here is a link for further reading on the Timeline: click me

p.s I’m liking  the update for the iphone app…

TWIT TWIT TWITTER

Yeah yeah, I know it’s late…. after all those years of holding back and keeping away and refusal, I have finally signed up for a twitter account: dcreativek

I will give a 1 month trail period before I call my self  ‘a twitter’. If I settle in 1 month I will stay if not farewell little birdy.

PAPERNOMAD: AS GOOD AS IT GETS

Tear resistant, water resistant and flame retardant paper? Vienna-based collective, Papernomad creates bags and covers for mobile electronic devices for this generation of urban nomads. Made of 100% organic materials, the company grew out of a quest to identify industrial niches where traditional materials could be replaced by paper.

The company considers their paper products, “the perfect analog counterbalance to the metal and glass digital world that surrounds us.” With a sheep’s wool lining and a magnetic hemp closure, their products are designed with a C2C lifecycle in mind. And the best of all…you can sketch directly on the covers!

Identity, Sustainability and Sanity encompass our values in a world of constant change. Papernomads are sleeves and covers which capture our experiences as quick scribbles, coffee stains, finger prints, telephone numbers or the occasional lipstick impression. Not unlike a diary, they document our experiences and create reference points in time for us to remember.

Source: core77

TOUCH PRINTER CONCEPT…

(CORE77) Seattle-based design consultancy Artefact feels the printer hasn’t evolved apace with the computers they’re connected to, and their SWYP conceptis designed to address that. The See What You Print machine would boast a full-length touchscreen on its top surface, asking the user to interact with the printer rather than the computer. This is more easily explained via video, so have a look:

SWYP: See What You Print from Artefact on Vimeo.

A LITTER OF LIGHT

Outside of metropolitan Manila in the Philippines, there are an astonishing 3 million households living without adequate power and electric lighting. A nonprofit called the MyShelter Foundation, working in conjunction with MIT students, has an ingenious program in place to bring free light to these areas:

Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light), is a sustainable lighting project which aims to bring the eco-friendly Solar Bottle Bulb to disprivileged communities nationwide. Designed and developed by students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Solar Bottle Bulb is based on the principles of Appropriate Technologies—a concept that provides simple and easily replicable technologies that address basic needs in developing communities.

The video says it all, and you’ll be surprised at how bright the “bulb” is. (And if you’re wondering what the bleach is for—I initially thought it might have phosphorescent properties—it’s to prevent algae from forming and clouding the “bulb.”)

source: core77

LOONY

Stadium-sized artificial floating volcano aims to fix Earth’s climate. What’s next?

Climatologists are about to embark on a major experiment in geoengineering — where humans deliberately manipulate the Earth’s natural systems to offset the impacts of climate change — with an artificial volcano floating miles above the Earth.

Volcanoes belch chemical particles into the atmosphere, which reflect solar radiation and reduce surface temperatures on the planet. Researchers from various UK universities want to mimic this activity by spraying out sulphate aerosol particles from a 20km-high, stadium-sized balloon.

It might sound like the barmy plan of a comic supervillian, but the concept is serious. The Cambridge, Oxford, Reading and Bristol universities’ SPICE proposal — aka Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering — received a £1.6 million government grant and EPSRC backing in 2010.

Now, the British engineers are nearly ready to put their plan into fruition, andThe Guardian notes that the team will carry out its first field test in October. The opening experiment will be seriously scaled down — just 0.6km high, a smaller balloon and water droplets instead of sulphate — to see if the plan is even feasible.

In its secret location out at sea, the water-spewing balloon will be connected to a ship by a tethered hosepipe. This will feed those water droplets to the buoyant, geoengineering zeppelin in the sky. If the plan works, the team will move onto bigger balloons, higher altitude and — eventually — sulphate aerosol particles.  (source: wired.co.uk)

VIRAL MARKETING PIGEONHOLE

ECO DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR SHOE COMPANY.

Carrier pigeons haven’t been considered as a practical, efficient mode of communication since World War II, yet eco-conscious shoe companyJojo has found a way to use them for deliveries, physically and digitally. Based on the video below, the Brussels-based brand’s flock is meant to deliver at least as much web traffic as they do shoes.
The bit about having customers submit images of their neighborhoods (for the pigeons’ benefit) is pretty neat, though I’m curious as to how reliably the pigeons can find their destinations based on Google Streetview. (Source: http://www.core77.com)
For what it’s worth, the design ain’t bad…but I wonder how the “pigeon” option would work for U.S. or Belgian addresses. www.jojoproject.com/en
p.s this sounds like a more expensive idea???

NEXT UP: FOOTY IN 3D?

Sony has drawn inspiration from its own advertising archive for its latest spot, which sees the 2006 ad Balls recreated in leafy Wimbledon…

The ad, which promotes Sony’s 3D coverage of the Wimbledon tennis championships, was created by digital agency Crayon