Drumbrella [PIC]


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May 31, 2010

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Advertising creates images of false beauty.

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deltamualpha:

Planetary Folklore: BILLBORED


T F m
May 30, 2010

Creative Review – CR May cover: grown in the lab at the Universty of Denver


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May 29, 2010

After spending 21 months studying box fabrication and shipping, Fuseproject realized that any improvement to that already lean system would merely be incremental. So instead, the “clever little bag” combines the two packaging components of any shoe sale–the bag and the box–with high-tech ingenuity.
The bag tightly wraps an interior cardboard scaffolding–giving it shape and reducing cardboard use by 65%. Moreover, without that shiny box exterior, there’s no laminated cardboard (which interferes with recycling). There’s no tissue paper inside. And there’s no throw-away plastic bag. The bag itself is made of recycled PET, and it’s non-woven–woven fibers increase density and materials use–and stitched with heat, so that it’s less manufacturing intensive.
The impact: Puma estimates that the bag will slash water, energy, and fuel consumption during manufacturing alone by 60%–in one year, that comes to a savings of 8,500 tons of paper, 20 million mega joules of electricity, 264,000 gallons of fuel, and 264 gallons of water. Ditching the plastic bags will save 275 tons of plastic, and the lighter shipping weight will save another 132,000 gallons of diesel.
The roll-out is planned for next year. After that? Hopefully, the design will become ubiquitous.


T F m
May 28, 2010

Coralie Bickford-Smith – Design Articles and Features on design:related

Coralie Bickford-Smith – Design Articles and Features on design:related


T F m
May 27, 2010

Design For the First World » About

Design For the First World » About


T F m
May 26, 2010

museum of design zurich _ collections _ design collection

museum of design zurich _ collections _ design collection


T F m
May 25, 2010

There are lots of things I miss about the late, great graphic designer Alan Fletcher, but the thing I miss the most is arguing with him about design. Some of our most enjoyable arguments involved how to explain design to the 99 percent of the population that Alan pityingly described as “civilians” — in other words, those of us who aren’t lucky enough to be designers. Alan claimed that design only made sense when it was explained visually, because that was how the designer would have conceived it. I argued that words and a few facts, like dates and design movements, could be helpful, too. Wrong, wrong, wrong, Alan snorted. I’d snort back at him, but leafing through a book on the design collection of the Museum für Gestaltung (the Museum of Design) in Zurich makes me wonder whether he was right.


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May 24, 2010

With Mr. Lopez on board, talks became serious very quickly. TBS emphasized how young its audience was, a match with Mr. O’Brien’s core viewers. “The lead-ins would be shows like ‘Family Guy’ and ‘The Office,’ which is great for Conan,” Mr. Polone said. Mr. Lopez has the youngest audience in late night with a median age of 33.


T F m
May 23, 2010

British intelligence agency MI5 is laying off staffers who “do not have the computer skills to use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.” Welcome to the future!


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May 22, 2010