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  • God-is_idle_132_

    David Shrigley is that voice in the back of your mind. He is an artist with the ability to tap into those random thoughts that we all have and mine them for uncanny truths. The inky black illustrations, t-shirts, photo series, sculpture and videos that currently fill 27 rooms at the Malmö Konstall are a culmination of 15 years of his quirky logic.

    Shrigley's distinctive black and white drawings line walls in several rooms. Most have handwritten statements along with the image. Others are all text. One poster depicts two people with the caption; "I have a strange feeling but I'm not going to let it spoil the short time we have together." On a t-shirt two characters size each other up with the words; "Put on your plimsoles and we will wrestle."

    In the belly of the gallery is a stunning stretch of sky-lit spaces with hanging metre-tall faceless heads, metal copulating spiders and a wall with giant words reading; God is Idle. Another room holds photographs of street scenes such as a freeway entry sign with four simple letters; hell. Yet another room displays tents that ooze with hardened foam next to a taxidermied squirrel holding its own head.

    How does this relate to design for the greater good? Well, Shrigley was a graphic designer and his work makes me feel human. I think that's enough. Sometimes when I spend a solid eight hours at my Mac it's hard to feel that way. Good design has humanity at its core.

    The whole exhibit culminates in the highlight o...

  • The Lesson for Today Comes from Tomorrow

    Education, Communication Design

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    The London Business Forum presents The Creativity and Innovation Business: The Lesson for Today Comes from Tomorrow, Inspirational Lessons from the magnificent Richard Gerver.

    "It is universally acknowledged that competitive advantage comes from the people in your organisation, the talent. People conjure up new ideas and organisations have the opportunity to foster environments in which those creative ideas can be implemented through innovation. However, new ideas and innovative cultures are not always the norm in business."

    The event costs £125, and will be held on Wednesday 23 January 2008, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm at The British Library Conference Centre, St Pancras, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB.

  • The War for Talent (The Other Climate Crisis)

    Education, Communication Design

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    The London Business Forum presents The War for Talent, an afternoon with Global Business Guru, Sir Ken Robinson. He will be discussing why there is a crisis in Human Resources and what can be done about it.

    "Most people accept that the earth is in a climate crisis and that the misuse of natural resources by the industrial economies is at the heart of it. Sir Ken Robinson argues that industrialism has produced another, less understood climate crisis. This is a crisis in the use of human resources and its consequences are just as serious. He'll say what the crisis is and what individuals, organizations and governments can do about it."

    What a shame it costs £125, but nevertheless the event will be held on Tuesday 22 January 2008, 1:30 - 4:00 pm at The Comedy Store, 1a Oxendon Street, London, SW1Y 4EE.

  • Invisible Orphans

    Aid, Environmental Design

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    The social theme that describes my Blog is the situation in the world of Children in orphanages. The most dramatice is that of Sudan and war-torn Darfur. Has anyone been keeping up with the 6 Zoe's Arc Charity members imprisoned in Chad, Africa?

    Do you think this will impact those that are assisting and giving thier time, money and putting their body's on the line? Such as a Minister friend of mine?

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    Think is an exhibition and conference about sustainability in the built environment. It tackles the issue at a strategic level across the value chain in the public, private and third sectors. Think 2008 will take place from 7-8 May 2008 at ExCeL, London.

    Think is produced in partnership with the market-leading publications and debate and networking happens year-round through the i-think community and networking forum Think 100.

    The built environment accounts for about 50% of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions and it’s increasingly clear that we have to change the way we design, construct and use buildings – and do so fast. This means rethinking the whole process and taking a fresh look at what we mean by, and how we achieve, a sustainable built environment – from specifying low energy lighting to creating places where people really want to live and work.

    + Think 2008

  • A Few Months Back

    Poverty, Environmental Design

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    I wasn't sure where to start, so i'll just have a little flashback, about 5 months back. It all started when i got accepted by Columbia University for their annual project under the supervision of the UN Millennium Development Goals, task force 8. It was an awesome experience just seeing a new continent, the most bizarre among the continents i've seen so far, a new country with an extraordinary landscape and culture, not to forget the heroic tails of resistance and struggle that the people have had during the past half-century. all of this added to the fellowship i won from the Rockefeller Foundation to visit the country, and i was into one hell of a journey. It was one of the best journeys i've ever had, alongside the spiritual Student Haj trip i had in past years...it doesn't seem to be relevent, but both South africa and Haj taught me a lot about human-beings, and their social interactions, which i must add, has always fascinated me. if you would like to check out the website it's: http://www.theglobalstudio.com

  • Hi all!

    We are having an exhibition and conference soon!

    details are at www.iamacreativeperson.com

    We have many products on display at the iconic old supreme court of singapore. Do drop by for a look if you are in the area. Exhibition starts 28 NOV to 3 DEC.

    When design meets market

    This conference will bring you earnest sharings about design and the vision that is design.

    Mr Turosaki founder Idee Japan, founder Tokyo designers block will be speaking at this event as well.

    more information is at www.iamacreativeperson.com

    Do mail me philip@iamacreativeperson.com for more details.

    thanks all!

  • LED LIGHTS ARE HERE

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    For the last 7 months I have been pushing the Solid-State lighting technology, better known as LEDs. Not only have I been pushing for my parent company, EnergyLite and my company Lighting Intelligence Agency, but for the good of the planet. It's very frustrating when companies like GE and Philips control the distribution of product to the retail level, but because of their business plan it has given smaller companies a chance to make inroads into the market place. LED lights are the future and the future is NOW. Everyone should read test studies from the Department of Energy regarding LED lights. The energy saved is SUBSTANTIAL and the cost of the product is quite affordable. It's irresponsible when celebrities and politicans push flourescent energy saving spiral bulbs...knowing they contain MERCURY. It's irresponsible when celebrities and politicans don't mention SOLID STATE LIGHTING....and the only conclusion is....conspiracy from General Electric and Philips because they are personally not ready to stock retail shelfs because they have too much inventory in the outdated types of lightbulbs. Those same irresponsible celebrities and politicans will be apologising in a few years over reccomending flourescent spiral bulbs and will be telling you to use LEDs. ALL THE DOWNLIGHTING IN YOUR BUSINESS AND HOME CAN BE RETROFITTED TODAY WITH ENERGY SAVING LED LIGHTS.

    THE COST OF THE BULBS IS NEUTRALIZED BY THE LIFE OF THE LED 35,000 TO 60,000 HOURS RETURN ON INVESTMENT TAKES 14 TO 1...

  • Handmade-holiday__177_

    BUY BROOKLYN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

    On Saturday December 8th, 3rd Ward is proud to present the 1st-ever Handmade Holiday Craft Fair and Open House where local artisans and craft mavens alike will be selling their wares in the classic marketplace style amidst an Open House filled with free tutorials and demos in vintage furniture restoration, sustainable lamp design, video animation, metal work, graphic design and more - all led by 3rd Ward Members and top artists and creative professionals.

    We will be featuring special live performances, giveaways, discounts on membership, classes and studio rentals with steady beats, tasty refreshments and a fabulous photo booth on hand to keep the energy going throughout the day.

    And right along with the spirit of giving we are going to be taking food and clothing donations for local shelters so please bring along some canned goods and clothing to donate to those in need. Giving is goodness...

    So come out to 3rd Ward on Saturday December 8th and support your local artists and designers this holiday season and show Brooklyn the love it shows you every day.

    The craft fair and open house will start at 12 noon and go until around 8pm with programs running throughout the day.

  • My Word

    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design

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    I am a artist want to develope my self as international standard. I like to think about creative work and prectice it. I prefer all of creativity and Humanity. I love nature and try to find out the fect of creation. Travelling my hobby. I request to all for visit my web URL : www.coroflot.com/ziasworld, Where displayed my some artwork. Thanks regards.

    Ziauddin Chowdhury Email : ziatg@yahoo.com Cell : +8801712545556

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