Moleskine is a name recognized widely by designers and at some point all have probably carried these notebooks shoved into our back pockets. Now they are taking to turning notes and drawings into digital files. Welcome the Moleskine Livescribe Notebook Designed to work with the Livescribe 3 smartpen, it uses motion sensors in the pen to record the position and movements made by the user which is then translated into digital images allowing each page to be viewed on smartphone
San Francisco’s Coit Tower recently finished the $1.7 million restoration and has re-opened its doors after 6 months. The main focus of the restoration was the repair of the tower’s 25 water-damaged fresco murals. If you aren’t familiar with this icon in San Francisco atop of Telegraph Hill, it was designed by architects Arthur Brown Jr. and Henry Howard. It was named for San Francisco socialite Lillie Hitchcock Coit who wanted to the tower to be a memorial to the city’s fire
Nike is at it again, this time they are talking to my heart. They have created a basketball court with motion-tracking and reactive LED visualization technology built into the floor for Kobe Bryant and his teaching of players in Shanghai. No, the pictures below aren't snapshots from the "Tron" movie set; This is real life right here. Located in the “House of Mamba,” the court is working with Nike’s RISE campaign that is a competition for young Chinese players to win an opport
This story is not for the faint of heart. Brooklyn-based artist, Ted Lawson has taken a new meaning to art being a part of the artist by painting a self portrait using his own blood. This is how he did it.
By using an automated self-filling brush and ink Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC)
machine, he created a vector-based artwork all from bitmap images... and a little of himself.The entire process took hours to complete but Ted kept his energy and blood sugar levels up
Faulders studio has designed the ‘Entrium Light Cloud’ for a permanent installation at Portland State University. The composition of contours blends a gridded arrangement of aluminum fins with circular focal point geometries to create a pattern evocative of, ‘vectorial weather flows, topographical contours, wave oscillations, and amorphous cellular clusters,’ as described by California-based architect Thom Faulders. The sculpture seeks to engage the perception of students, fa
Mark Your Calendar: London Design Festival
For all my Brits and non-Brits alike, get out your pen and add something to your calendars. The London Design Festival is back and running from September 13 – 21. Started in 2003, the festival has become one of the world’s most important annual designn events. This year you get more than 300 events and exhibitions from designers all over the world.
Just a small tasting of the events scheduled... The Global Design Forum: Debating
Graphic design studio, GrandArmy, has just recently completed an overhaul of the signage and packaging for the U.S. Postal Service calling it the "largest retail rebrand project in American history." Wanting to update its 31,000 locations, GrandArmy took the opportunity to simplify and modernize the in-store graphics as the USPS knew their locations needed help. The rebranding took on all materials used in the retail outlets including the tags, signage, kiosks, menu boards an
William Pedersen, that’s right, one of the names behind Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), staffed his own booth at the ICFF and presented his new furniture collection titled “Loop de Loop.” His new furniture series features a set of chairs made with curved carbon-steel forms to resemble a body in forward motion. The collection includes a side chair, dining chair, chaise, lounge chair with ottoman, and the promise of a rocker in the future. When the architect was asked why he started d
Great things are going on right now in Tampa, Florida. A Non-Profit Organization called The Urban Congo has recently designed and set up one of their newest installations: A PINK Ping Pong Table in a park! Their motto is "Come Out and Play," and they encourage public interaction through the power of public design and urban furniture. They even got the Mayor of Tampa to join in on the fun during the ping-pong in the park kick-off. Check out the video below for an overview of
The "Explosion Cabinet" by Sabastian Errazuriz Quick Facts // maple, glass, and stainless steel
29 1/4 x 56 x 15 7/8 in. (74.30 x 142.24 x 40.48 cm)
carnegie museum of art, pittsburgh, women’s committee acquisition fund This will be a picturebook addition. No explanations needed here. Enjoy! [all images courtesy of sebastian errazuriz] Palladio I Designer I The DesignBloc #wood #furniture #furnituredesign #design #craft #creativity #art #productdesign #product