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  • Should Change be Radical?

    Communication, Communication Design

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    With the forthcoming EcoLabs event; The Greening of Design and Illustration, the latest Eco-Labs paper, Should Change be Radical?, by founder Jody Boehnert exemplifies the voice and thoughts that will be seen at the event.

    Using three significant projects as examples the paper evaluates; the Open Architecture Network, Massive Change, and Transition Towns, describing how new such "design models characterized by systems thinking and the democratisation of design have the capacity for radical change."

    EcoLabs founder Jody Boehnert will be delivering this paper at the Sustainable Innovation 07 Conference. A great read.

  • "Sometimes I wonder... is my work beautiful because I'm beautiful... or am I beautiful because my work is beautiful... it is probably a little of both"

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  • ECO

    Environment, Industrial Design

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    I have just come across London based PR agency Camron, and looking through their client list came across a future UK concept: ECO.

    ECO, opening in Chiswick this November, is a new retail concept. Set up by Italian-born Nicola Giuggioli, his sister Livia Giuggioli, her husband, actor Colin Firth, and financier Ivo Coulson, and designed by architect Guy Stansfield, ECO will bring together a carefully selected range of household products, appliances and building solutions that will combine technology with good design – from ideas to improve insulation and lessen energy-use to eco-friendly furniture, paints and wallpapers. - Camron.

  • Autodesk and the Environment

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    As a designer one tool I often use is Autodesk / Autocad. I design House & Site plans that insure the retaining of sediment. Aquatic life in Georgia is rapidly decreasing due to the amount of construction that is going on in the south. This is due to the lack of sediment control on a property when building. The toxins find their way into the creeks and rivers which then wind their way into the larger lakes, thus killing the fish. The process of studying the topography on a piece of land, then taking the appropriate steps to keep chemicals and building materials from washing off of the construction site is a major part of what I do day in and day out. Retaining walls, and sediment fencing, placed in the correct places, keep most of these harmful substances on the property where they can be properly disposed of (usually).

    Another interesting part of my work is calculating the square footage of all the impervious areas on a site (roof, driveway and any concrete) that will cause rain water runoff. I then provide several ways to capture rain for recycling in these areas. The rain water is recycled into the individual homes using things like underground "flo wells". These wells store and filter the water to prepare it for general usage again. In some cases the water is filtered into a cities water recycling facility. However this is dependent upon the county that I'm working with.

    To most peoples surprise, there are many counties in Metro Atlanta that require the...

  • Hi everyone

    Education, Industrial Design

    I am still a student in Industrial Design, but i think it is part of our job to make this world a bit better. As artists we can educate people to think another way, we mussn't let them think such as : it would be great if, someone should ... ... We can act for education, environement, ... . By some small acts, the point is that we must think about it every second in the creative process, and keep in mind it is possible.

  • Good morning to you... Its beautiful outside, its about 54 celsius outside. Perfect day to go the beach? I dont know if I will, people have been coming home pretty red, but that doesn't stop them. I called an escort line, you know, one of those phone service where they have a pretty girl holding a phone say things like "call me for a good time". I asked her if she looks like the girl in the picture, she said no.. and started crying, I asked her if she wanted to talk about it. She told me that her parents divorced and she ran away from both of them. She went on to tell me that she lived on her own, working at a 7 11. I wonder if there are any in heaven. Maybe they have Macs' in hell. Anyway, she told me that she lived in a single bedroom apartment with a dealer. He told her to not pay any attention to what ever happend in that apartment. She was 14. She told me that he never touched her inapproprietly, no one did. She was pretty at one point, she told herself that everyday in the mirror. She would stand in front of that broken mirror, and say... Irene you are pretty. She said it was her form of self confidence. After she told me that, there was an awkward silence. She thanked me, then hung up the phone. I was suprised. I felt bad for some reason.

    Yesterday after work when I was driving home I saw a man. Its usually native americans standing on the highway sticking their thumbs out expecting someone to stop for them. I always want to, I feel bad for not. But my mom ...

  • Do I find it really disgusting that here in the first world countries we have clothing lines for our animals, when in third world countries there are human beings that have nothing to wear at all. Or the fact that we have gourmet food for our animals, when there are also human beings that have no food at all.

    Think About It...

  • CENTRO CULTURAL GABRIELA MISTRAL.

    Environment, Audio/Visual Design

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    La propuesta contempla la transformación de la pesada parrilla metálica en un sombrero vegetal, un jardín elevado y colgante, bajo este elemento se ubicaran los distintos volúmenes que contendrán el programa. Estos volúmenes repiten de manera distorsionada la volumetría anterior desmaterializándose hacia la punta oriente, aquí los volúmenes se parten, reconociendo el carácter principal del edificio durante su historia… los quiebres y los desacuerdos. Se accede a los distintos programas a través de una serie de vigas lanzadas como por accidente sobre los distintos accesos, estas son verdes al igual que la parrilla que hacia el lado oriente comienza a ser disminuida. Junto a la calle Namur se encuentra un volumen destinado a oficinas, será el soporte económico de la obra cultural. Centro cultural Gabriela Mistral y cerro Santa Lucia se convierten en uno, la placa verde será la proyección de la naturaleza en nuestra alameda más allá de los límites del cerro santa.

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    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

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  • DESIGN YOUR LIFE is about thinking

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

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    "How do you use design to bring new order to your home or work environment (e.g. sorting socks, herding kittens, container stories)? Have you used design to enhance your economic, expressive, or social opportunities (e.g. self-branding, creative campaigning, the new corner store)?"

    I am sure most graphic designers will know of Ellen & Julia Lupton and their design writing credentials, however I want to profile their project Design Your Life, which exemplifies the power of design thinking, when applied and associated to lifestyle, social situations and everyday life. This is a great project and resource from two key design voices of today.

    "Over the past fifteen years, the word “design” has been bandied about in the popular press, as designer jeans, designer teapots, and designer drugs have captured our imagination—if not our understanding. When we hear the word design, we often think of a sleekly styled product or a great piece of fashion or an attractively decorated room. We might also think of the professional designers who have been trained to create such objects or environments.

    Design Your Life is not about shopping or decorating. Nor is it about a caste of specialists endowed with mysterious talents and impenetrable secrets." - 2005 Manifesto.

    The Principles:

    • ORDER: Use principles of design to organize and improve your environment at home, at work, and in the world.
    • OPPORTUNITY: Use design skills to enhance your expressive, economic,...

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