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  • RE-found Objects

    Environment, Industrial Design


    Wondering what to buy your creative friends this Christmas? UK based RE-found Objects offers a wonderful online shop of beautifully rustic and contemporary found objects. It is so exciting to keep finding such great sites like this!

  • The Myth of the Mousetrap

    Communication, Communication Design


    Written by leading UK Inventor Anne Miller comes a great new book about creativity and innovation; The Myth of the Mousetrap.

    This book is for anyone who ever had an idea for making the world a slightly better place - but no one would listen. Or if they did listen, they said it wouldn't work. Or it was too risky, or not their area - or they just made so many objections that you got fed up and dropped the whole thing. The Myth of the Mousetrap will change all that. This important, enjoyable and stimulating book explains why it's so difficult to get a new idea adopted, and how to get your ideas taken seriously and put into action.

    The environmental, social and economic changes facing us today mean that new ideas are more urgently required than ever - and yet they are too often met with total resistance. The Myth of the Mousetrap explains why - and, more importantly, what you can do about it. Carrying on from where Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point left off, it also explains how to prepare your ideas and your outlook to give you the best chance of success, and then reveals the secrets of overcoming the four critical stages of resistance from others.

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  • Orphans, oil, Darfur

    Poverty, Communication Design


    Darfur is in conflict. The only morsel of hard to find World news. The developement of the oil pipe line will bring more Military intervention into Darfur. Darfur is larger than Iraq. YouTube has some documentaries and videos available for viewing.

    This will divide the nation and as a result of this poverty and starvation will occur. We know this has begun with mass genocides. HBO will be airing a documentary next week on Darfur. Gearge Clooney is responsible for bringing this to our attention.

  • Design-a-thon

    Communication, Communication Design

    Hello. I have been trying to organize a Design-a-thon in my town (Milan, Italy). For who is not familiar with this kind of event, it's just a 2-3-days non stop event where local designers (web and graphic) put together their skills and knowledge to create print work and websites for no profit local organisations. It is a way to give back to our community and in the same time to showcase new talents. I was wondering if there is anyone that can help any kind of advice, direction to follow or even better, if there is anyone who has done before. Many thanks angie

  • This world is so little, we are so few, this pale blue dot is so small and fragile, that it's precious.

    I'm not sure anout how legal or righteous posting this is, but this is about sharing. I feel I couldn't say it better, so instead of quoting I just share the very same thing that moved me, not filtering or bastardising it it throug my own interpretations. Carl Sagan may be a little "passé" in some circles, and a little outdated in terms of technology or current knowledge, but he made me discover the magic of the universe when I was a little kid, growing in the eighties: he made me discover the universe, this world we take for granted just as the air or the water, wich now we know are so rare. After "Cosmos" I felt part of a bigger scheme, unique but insignificant, like a jewel or a sculpture by Michelangelo. Beautiful, indeed, but barely capable of changing only that a few meters and a few moments around us, while the sun continues rising wether we are here or not. In the end a just a beautiful waste of time and energy. A luxury. Precious.


    Communication, Communication Design


    Esta es mi primer blog, y lamento mucho que el tópico sea este, pero no pude subir mi propuesta acerca del concurso del logotipo para el Festival de Documentales de la Naciones Unidas, estuve intentándolo todo el día, envié notas al contacto de Design 21, pero no hubo respuesta, esta es solo una manera de quejarme y ver si todavía se puede hacer algo, de cualquier forma, aquí les dejo mi propuesta, a ver que opinan.... This is my first blog, and i'm really sorry about the theme, but it's the only way to submit my complaint, because nobody answered me, besides i wrote to the team of Design 21. Well, i just want to write about my dissapoint about it, because i worked really hard to finish the logo ON time, and i was here, in front of the computer, almost the whole day, and i COULDN'T upload my proposal, I wrote to the Design 21 team ind i got no answer, I wish that there's something else to do about this. I leave here my proposal, tell me what you think about it...

  • Nike Heritage - The Old for the New

    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design


    I've got a chance to design a store postcard giveaway that brings back memories. I'm glad that Nike has brought the old tagline "Just do it" into the their Nike Sport Culture lifestyle apparel. My approach to Nike Heritage is to showcase vintage photos, familiar icons.

    Read about the Origin of the Swoosh:

    Nike Sport Culture:

  • Nutropicx new site

    Communication, Communication Design


    We recently update our site with a lot of work and a new link for a feed. Feel free to contact us, we really want to hear you. Be our guest. Best!!!

  • Orphans continued:

    Aid, Environmental Design

    Charity workers (Zoe's Arc) remain in prison and have been in Darfur and Chad since mid October, 07. The prison has graphiti on the walls, no windows and stone slabs for beds. Two of the Zoe's Arc Charity workers are women.

    YouTube has some videos about this although no mention of the groups current state of health and well being. The 74 Year Old Belgian Pilot had a heart attack due to exteme dehydration. He was air lifted to a hospital. I'm finding the media reporting that this group was involved in "selling" children," in child trafficing and kidnapping, these words come from the officials of Chad.

    Where are reports about Zoe's Arc's intentions of rescuing these children and how can these 6 people be heard above the rumble of false accusations and curses. Words that have caused riots outside of the prison.

    I am holding a clear focus that this group will be able to return home to France for trial. Has anyone been following this issue? What can be done to assist the children of this war-torn area as well as other refugee areas of the world.

  • Utrecht Manifest: 2nd Bienniale for Social Design

    Communication, Communication Design


    Utrecht Manifest is an international cultural biennial, which perceives contemporary developments in design and architecture from a social perspective.

    The biennial shows how architecture and design, in the past and present, have looked for answers to social and cultural questions connected to innovation, quality and sustainability.

    The biennial searches for connections between design, architecture and other cultural expressions such as film, theatre and literature, in order to stimulate the public and political debate. The aim is to reinforce the role of design and architecture in developing coherent agendas for social and cultural innovation.

    The biennial’s theme is Modernism’s legacy. At the start of the previous century, this movement in the arts, architecture and design formulated a new socially inspired aesthetics, based on modern, technological-industrial methods. After the critique of Postmodernism, does Modernism still exert influence? Is modernism’s social agenda still relevant?


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