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21 January 1
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Adam Salwanowicz

Under - Photography

Dramatic landscape photography by Adam Salwanowicz. Some of these pictures remind me of The Lord of the Rings.

Adam Salwanowicz

Adam Salwanowicz

Adam Salwanowicz

Adam Salwanowicz

Adam Salwanowicz

Adam Salwanowicz

Adam Salwanowicz

20 January 1
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Strawberry Shoes, Salami Tie and Death in Moscow

Under - Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Inspiration

Some truly genuine and amazing work by Anton-Repponen, a Russia born and Estonian educated designer who is currently working in New York and Stockholm. This young designer is a creative genius in the making.

Strawberry Shoes - Anton Repponen

Strawberry Shoes - Anton Repponen

Salami Tie - Anton Repponen

Ties - Anton Repponen

Ties print design with textures of prosciutto, octopus and salami - Anton Repponen

OZO Watch - Anton Repponen

OZO Watch - Anton Repponen

Street Sign - Anton Repponen

Street Sign - Anton Repponen

19 January Share your
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Stargate studios’ virtual backlot

Under - Media, Miscellaneous, Technology

Founded in 1989 by Sam Nicholson, a distinguished cinematographer and special visual effects supervisor and producer, Stargate Studios was conceived as a high tech production company offering visual effects and production services to the film and television industries.

View more from Stargate Studios.

17 January Share your
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Ceramic autopsy by Beccy Ridsdel

Under - Art, Inspiration

Mixed media ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel

Some of the best ceramic works I came across lately. With 10 years of experience as ceramics technician at York College and having discovered her love of bone china and porcelain, Beccy Ridsdel is exploring new possibilities in mixed media ceramics.

I asked Beccy for her thoughts behind her work:

My art/craft work is a wry look at the way ceramics is perceived in the art world. Most people see working with mud as craft through and through, and this work is a dissection of the craft object in the form of domestic ware. The dissector is trying to find something else beneath the surface but every time they cut chintz, crochet and needlework spills out. This work was part of an installation, with a pile of uncut ceramics to the left of a large table, dissection in progress in the centre (complete with microscope, forceps, surgical needles and a kidney bowl). To the right was a pile of cut, tortured ceramics, all displaying their crafty interior.

Mixed media ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel

Much of my work is decorative, made in response to my chosen themes. My desire work, the porcelain with knitten wool, is based on the theme of looking closely at the forgotten or ignored to find something magical. Barnacles are largely insignificant but when you look closely at them, you see that their lives revolve around desire – desire for food, procreation and light.

Mixed media ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel

Mixed media ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel

Mixed media ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel

16 January 4
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Sometimes abstract, sometimes surreal

Under - Art, Photography

The Third & The Seventh is a full CG animated piece by Alex Roman illustrating architecture from a photographic point of view.

15 January 1
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Jeremy Geddes: The white and red cosmonauts

Under - Art, Inspiration
Cosmonaut 4 & 1 / Oil on Board - Jeremy Geddes

Cosmonaut 4 & 1 / Oil on Board - Jeremy Geddes

Some inspiring photo-realistic work from Jeremy Geddes. A Melbourne based artist who spends his days smearing pigment onto pieces of wood, in between playing air guitar and drinking coffee. You can buy prints of his work from here.

Heat Death / Oil on Board - Jeremy Geddes

Heat Death / Oil on Board - Jeremy Geddes

The Red Cosmonaut / Oil on Board - Jeremy Geddes

The Red Cosmonaut / Oil on Board - Jeremy Geddes

The White Cosmonaut / Oil on Board - Jeremy Geddes

The White Cosmonaut / Oil on Board - Jeremy Geddes

11 January Share your
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What is PUSH?

Under - Industrial Design, Technology

Smartphone war is heating up. NOKIA is not an exception anymore and now battling for its survival like many other mobile phone manufacturers. Almost every new Smartphone is coming with its own OS now claiming to offer features that others simply can’t – you need them or not is a separate topic. Those who don’t have their OS ready yet have innovative ways to reuse whatever available in the market.

I stumbled upon this NOKIA site which is a circus of hacks on their high-performance N900 mobile computer running Maemo. Although impressive but how practical?

9 January Share your
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Sound, form and space

Under - Art, Design, Inspiration, Media, Motion Graphics, Music, Poetry

This brilliant piece of work, Syn Emergence, was conceived by Rich Bevan as part of Masters at the Bartlett School of Architecture – examining his associative relationship between sound, form and space.

The project is constructed according to a range of specific sonic and spatial scale rule sets (micro, component, meso and macro) which I designed as part of a cross-disciplinary notation/cartographic system.

9 January Share your
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Vintage ad browser

Under - Advertising, Inspiration, Media, Resources
Colgate's Shaving Lather - 1914

Colgate's Shaving Lather - 1914

Anyone with interest in vintage ads/imagery (like me) can spend hours on this site. A great resource for a snapshot back in time with over 1000,000 vintage advertisements.

28 December 2
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Bonnier and BERG – redefining reading experience for our time

Under - Industrial Design, Media, My Musings, Technology

Mag+

It is interesting to see how quickly technology and our needs are converging into new products and concepts – refining or redefining our habits and experiences. I’ve been quite happily reading digital magazines such as Bak, FF3300, Destructed and Proteus on my computer monitor for quite some time now. Issue took online publishing to another level by providing a platform to deliver exceptional reading experiences. All of this is enough to indicate where things are heading in near future.

Mag+

Mag+

Amazon’s Kindle, Sony Reader, and Fujitsu’s FLEPia have already added new dimension to this. Earlier this year Amzon brought Kindle to mobile platform, extending its reach but at the same time pushing competition into a new direction … I’m not talking about business here rather prospects of combining advance interaction, normally seen on advance mobile phone devices such as iPhone, HTC HD2, Palm Pre, Else Intuition etc with conventional reading experience. In other words, refining and redefining reading experience on handheld digital devices.

Bonnier and BERG collaborated to illustrate such a concept in Mag+, aiming to capture the essence of magazine reading, they compiled a video demo of a digital magazine on a touch tablet. The video demos how magazines like Bonnier’s Popular Science can be adopted for a handheld multi-touch screen device with gesture based browsing and non-obtrusive interface that you only see when you actually want to.

With publishers collaborating and preparing for digital future and technology advancements, any such product is not a dream anymore. I can hope to see it alive within a year or two.