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  • pendant global warming

    Environment, Industrial Design

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    The pendant symbolizes global warming which is threating our homeland and raising the sea level. It's just like a drop of tear wrapping the globe.

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    I had a chance to participate in DESIGNWEEK MONTERREY in Monterrey, Mexico last month, as one of the speakers, representing DESIGN21: Social Design Network.

    The event, in its 5th year, was extremely well-organized, and was bursting of energy and enthusiasm. If you are not yet aware of DESIGNWEEK MONTERREY, you'd better pay attention because it'll be a matter of time before they become one of the most exciting international design events.

    The organizer, CEDIM, a fast-growing design school in this northern city in Mexico, is led by a dynamic young fellow named Michael Garcia Novak. Since becoming its CEO in 2002 at the age of 27, he has not only created the ambitious and increasingly more successful DESIGNWEEK MONTERREY, but has grown the 500-student school which was founded by his father to a 1000-student institution with new degree programs being added every year. Their new campus is a stunning piece of architecture symbolizing their vision and pride.

    Michael is a soft-spoken person who doesn't need to say a lot because his intense eyes and his actions speak volumes. He is obviously one of those rare persons who possess both brilliant business sense and artistic mind. But what makes him even more special is the depth of his insight and the scale of his foresight. He is on a mission to turn "CEDIM into the strongest academic Art and Design institution of Latin America and a center for design innovation and business," and he understands that the fastest way ...

  • Chinese Impressions 01

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    I am a paparazzi & document everything around. I feel my camera lens let me see deeper & with more attention into the interesting, often strange beauty around in life. People & metropolis that organize their life, are sometimes beyond everything one can imagine. Today, as I was wandering in Shanghai, I felt new overwhelming impressions about human society & the craziness that drives the making of our cities. How can we be so radical & fascinated with such dimensions of power? How did we end up assembling all of those endless massive towers I see today? Why are we pushing our limits & try to overpass the given creation of nature? Is all of this serving the good of the world & help us grow with faith?

    Please, tell me my sweet camera & help me find the courage to raise the truth! What is all of this about? Is it to leave the trace of our temporary journey through life? Is it a dare sent to death? Is it the demonstration of our ability to create Art & turn matters into a surrealistic equilibrium? Are we off tune or another sublime extension of the universe?

    Hmm, here are lot’s of question my camera is pointing straight at & it gives me vertigo. CK

  • Living Room: Conscious Art and Design

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

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    --For Immediate Release—

    Artists Unite for Eco-Theme Group Show

    “Living Room: Conscious Art and Design”

    Los Angeles, CA - Metro Gallery presents “Living Room: Conscious Art and Design.” The group of artists selected for this show range in backgrounds from industrial designers to screen printers, and environmental activists to college art instructors. At heart each artist holds a common vision of creating awareness of pertinent issues such as the effects of globalization, nature preservation, and the idea of creating a sustainable future. Among the fine art works to be exhibited are wood fired pottery, architecturally designed pet homes, various forms of landscape paintings, drawings and photographs, as well as stone and carbonized apple sculptures. Also included are limited edition prints, and hand made items created from salvaged materials.

    Artists featured in the show are Stephanie Rubin, Jorge Tellaeche, Chris Isner, Pamela Burgess, Joanna Lake, Salvatore Reda, Stacie B. London, Orada Jusatayanond, Lana Shuttleworth, Tsahi Banton, Karen Fiorito, Rachael Ashe, Ruth Doolittle, Sonik Mercury and designs by Spiral Foundation. The exhibit will be on display from November 17, 2007 to January 5, 2008.

    About Metro Gallery

    “Living Room: Conscious Art and Design,” organized by guest curator Diana Barash, is an exhibition about artists and designers that are inspired to create artwork which reflects their sensitivity to the environment.

    Metro Gallery is a ful...

  • # Suggestion to achieve the competitor level...

    Communication, Communication Design

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    Hi sweetheart, first congratulate you for that great idea. I am pretty sure it will be a great success.

    I write you because, as many ones, I took a time to observe all the images, I mean the 1606 (as far as I saw) and I realised that many of the people who sent their logos have register as user just a few days prior the final date and other ones like me have been just notified only two days prior. That's why I set the logos that I couldn't put "STORIES FROM THE FIELD"

    in my personal blog. You can see them at: link name

    SUGGEST

    I suggest that everyone who have register and want to send more logos should be able to send them or the competitors you indicate should send more samples of logos if they fulfill the requirments.

    The icon of the Festival must say three things:

    • That it is about a Documental Movies Festival
    • That the idea is to enhance the 8 objectives of the millenium
    • And that the goal is to made them up to the year 2015

    It must be aesthetically pleasent and aesthetically must attract attention the movie people who wil participate must feel indentified since they are the "soul" of the festival.

    Without leaving the organizers and what is expected to made:

    The 8 goals...

  • London's 2008 Low E Zone

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    Driving into London over the weekend, I spotted a billboard screaming "Low E Zone, February 2008". Somewhat bewildered by the statement, I did some research, and I cannot believe how uninformed the UK is about this initiative.

    Transport for London explain: The Low Emission Zone (LEZ) will start on 4 February 2008 and will apply 24 hours a day, every day of the year. It will affect diesel-engined lorries over 12 tonnes in weight.

    The London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) is a scheme to reduce the pollution emissions of diesel powered motor vehicles in the Greater London area, but private cars will not be covered. Vehicles will be defined by their emissions and those that exceed pre determined levels will be charged to enter the designated area. The zone is expected to start operation on February 4, 2008, with an increasingly stricter regime up to 2012 when it will be fully operational.

    The LEZ will be clearly identifiable by:

    • Signs at the boundary informing drivers they are entering the zone
    • Signs on roads outside the zone giving advance warning to drivers that they are approaching the LEZ
    • Signs approximately every 5km within the zone to let drivers know they are within the LEZ

    To read more, visit wikipedia.org and Transport for London.

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  • I am reminded of the movie, Ground Hog Day as I read or listen to news that isn't 'New" and so called "Alerts" that have the same *old *information, said over and over, for days, weeks and months.This Design 21 group has given me some hope and enthusiasm to keep creating art and to see what influence design has during this time of violent world conflict. I am pleased to see so many bright lights (brighter than led lights). I am inspired.

    LIGHT to all

  • Your-design_177_

    Nordic Design blog (http://www.nordicdesignblog.com) is your source to fresh trends and events related to design and life in Nordic Countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Faroe Islands and Finland)

    Want some visibility for your design? Let us know. We're always interested in anything related to Nordic Design.

    Your Product on Nordic Design Blog!

    Nordic Design Blog is always showing cutting edge designs from Nordic Countries. Want to see your creation among other trendy and most influential masterpieces? Then submit your product and we will represent it to our thousands of design-lovers. To do that just follow the following instructions:

    STEP 1: create the image of your product by dimensions 520 x 321. Save your image as a .JPG file and name the file with the name of your design. The file size must not exceed over 60 kb.

    STEP 2: Email it to design@nordicdesignblog.com

    Please include your:

    1. your full name,
    2. e-mail,
    3. the name of product,
    4. product description,
    5. name of designer or company,
    6. your country,
    7. your site's URL

    Make sure your design doesn't infringing any copyright!

    STEP 3: Please place a text link on your site.

    Please note: We have right to reject, edit or remove submissions. We reserve the right to exercise broad editorial discretion. If accepted, Nordic Design Blog reserves the right to edit submitted material for length and clarity without prior notification of authors.

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  • The Mechanism and Importance of Acoustic Communication, used by Anurans During Breeding

    A Discussion of Genetic, Morphological and Behavioural Changes Observed in Domesticated Animals, Namely Livestock, and their Affect on Fitness

  • Pi5send1_132_

    What does being considerate of a purpose that would serve the highest good for all concerned, mean to the people who decide to inhilate huge groups of human beings? Why are so many of us enduring the obvious inhumane treatment of our fellows. I've heard statements like, "Africa is so far away" or "I had no idea about the building of an oil pipeline in Darfur." Someone I know just returned from Darfur and said the situation is getting much worse for any of the Charity groups to assist in bringing aid to refugees.

    Genocide is not the answer.

    My design for creating inner and outer peace is to ask for only that that is for the highest good of all concerned be brought forward. A good way for creative people to live life!

    My prayer is to endure until the end.

    Peace be still

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