Starting with some architecture. 10 classrooms designed specifically
to meet the challenges of 10 sites and communities. The promise of
location appropriate architecture fulfilled. (Mostly — no one’s
http://www.architectureforhumanity.org/updates/2009 – 07-22-finalists-announced-for-the-open-architecture-challenge
A materials database site that is wicked fun to explore. You’ll want
to start projects just to use some of this stuff.
Some paintings that I find appealing. Airborne architecture?
A nice example of making numbers come alive. I don’t know why
Hellman’s (mayo) is backing an eat local campaign in Canada but I’m
not going to complain much about something that makes the imported
food industry look less appealing. (yeah it’s flash.)
After that attempt to use illustrations to make something clear.
Here’s Christopher Niemann’s attempting to make the often muddled
process of making an illustration, well, muddled. It’s funny, trust
Boing-boing provides a rather coherent given the topic summary of the
AP’s recently announced DRM-for-news scheme.
And a link to the savage remix of the AP’s illustration. (NSWF if your
boss is looking over your shoulder or you work for a ‘news outlet’.
A news outlet that gets it right. NPR has a subtle but powerful
redesign for it’s site. Better looking, easier to use, excellent seek
and find tools… Nice.
In the last couple of days I’ve seen a lot of high-concept fashion
photography. It leaves me cold. This photograph of Richard Avedon
working does not.
Apple and the iPhone are beginning to look stupidly conflicted.
Here they are killing a Google Voice app at the behest of AT&T. Who’s
wearing the pants in that relationship anyway?
And here Apple is making some really far-fetched claims about risks to
the cell network from jail-broken iPhones. Transparent attempt to
retain control over the device in the face of upcoming FCC looking
into the state of the relationship between handset manufacturers and
carriers duly noted. And yawned over.
Much nicer apples. Sweet post-it notes from a Japanese design firm.
(No I can’t figure out where to buy them. Someone was very patient to
have sifted through he designers’ unusable website to find these.)