For almost $2,000 you should be able to control your house’s air conditioning with this. For now, here’s the skinny from Optimus Tactus:
Note: I believe the website updated to confirm that this is just a CONCEPT keyboard and there is no cost. I’m sure the concept manufacturer will take your concept cash if you send it in concept mail, but you’re still out of luck. :(
Even better, it’s not work if someone else does it and you love it. That’s how I feel about this promo—absolutely stunning. Having formerly building a brand around wood textures and expressions, I immediately fell in love with this piece.
…And appreciated even more the time and effort to make the mockups. Some poor die-cutting madman will have to make this work in real life at an exorbitant cost, but it might still be worth it. Wish I could have one of these for my idea bin. LOVE.
Now that’s one hilarious movie title. If only.
Well, looks like it happened. Not sure if this is just left best alone—or if this should be a lesson on the potential value of punctuation. Posted here for your creative enjoyment. :)
Hume is doing a great job from what I can see of “riding the wave” of what’s fashionable. I think your designers could even be Creators someday—not just recombining what’s cool into something currently trendy, but start shaping a new curve. Time will tell. I don’t think I ever shaped—just recombined. My skill isn’t so much in creation as in redaction & analysis.
here’s a quick page that made me think of all this—simple street “performers” doing jumps. infinitely applicable for endless variety. you’ll see it in random places—it’s already hit the street (bad pun intended): Jump.Snap.
It must have been two years or so ago that I came across the Gashlycrumb Tinies for the first time. Totally gave us a stop-what-you’re-doing-and-come-check-these-out moment in the graphics office, where everyone huddled over my shoulder to read the alphabetized taglines. Not since the Darwin Awards has gruesome been so good. Another day brightener (despite the dark subject matter).
So, in case you have an unfounded aversion to Google Reader—or you simply can’t read—and you’ve been asking yourself why there isn’t another aggregator of news feeds and topical blogs… (deep breath) …then you’ve come to the right place: meet Alltop.com.
Alltop.com rocks. It uses a (claimed) sophisticated algorithm (what doesn’t these days) to winnow thru thousands of news/blog feeds to post the best according to industry standards and value. Choose from one of a host of topics to drill down into a category that suits your fancy, like photography (for me) as seen below. It really is amazing…there’s no way to read all this!
It’s been 25+ years since I spent this much time flipping back and forth between pages, looking for little nuances and trivia that no one else may notice. I used to be obsessive about finding EVERY “change” on the back Highlights magazines in doctor waiting rooms and at nap time, and it was with similar joy that I discovered and read “The Other side” this morning on LookyBook. Istvan Banyai’s illustrations are great, but his creativity and fun imagination are what sparked my interest. I absolutely loved this.
Birds and trees are images I never tire of seeing, as long as they’re done in new and interesting ways. Scott Hansen has done a number of sweet posters and tshirt designs incorporating these elements. Naturally I have to love his work as a result.
Today I came across this most amazing video–sick animations and all nature themed! Oh, sooo great! A few scenes of this were reminiscent of the animated movie Renaissance. Overall, this is an amazing video!
Yes, it’s one of those late-night college conversations I remember having—and being embarrassed by. What is it about an accent that makes it…um…sexy? Well, if that’s something you identify with, be careful: this girl has 24 accents!
I thot this was hilarious, cool, and … ahem, worth viewing.
Okay, that sounds totally pretentious and aggrandizing. Truth is, I hate seeing myself in reflections, photos, video, ice sculptures. Maybe I should learn to love myself more. Maybe.
If there WAS a mirror (and we’re using that term loosely here) I could enjoy seeing my reflection in, this would be it. This is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long, long time. Check out the original post here.
Well, design and religion (or church, or …) have been colliding for centuries—as churches tapped into the effectiveness of the image to influence. Some might even say, with religion driving the art crusades for centuries, that secular design is the odd man out. Regardless, I’ve seen a few instances of culture-church design clashes lately, and figured I’d post them together. These are sad instances, fyi.
There’s not much that is actually funny in my day-to-day job. I’ve left a comfortable, simple place (Hume) and moved into what feels very business, corporate and stiff. I design in an environment where everyone lives by Word, Excel and utilizes spreadsheets for efficiency.
None of these are bad things…they’re just not me.
Today, however, there was something to lift my spirits. Across the Outlook/Entourage network I live by was broadcasted a signal of supreme joy. Forget why this was written—and I TRULY regret missing the first of the series as it didn’t have the RE: or FW: before the message.
Still, I LOL’d in my executive leather chair.
I had (some) fun at work today because of this little note from my Entourage messager thingie.