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  • Twilight and Dreams

    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design

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    As you might have already guessed, I am a fan of Japanese animation. Please don't assume that the images used to decorate my blogs belong to me-I assume no ownership over them. They are masterpieces created by skillful animators and artists. The second image was a group image from the anime 'Pokemon', while the first one came from the anime series 'Sailor Moon'. I am particularly obsessed with an anime called 'Gravitation', and am an fanfic author of Fanfiction.net, but I enjoy all kinds of Japanese animation. In my eyes, Lady Maki Murakami is one of the greatest manga artists out there. She's responsible for the Gravitation series, which features homosexual romance.

    I'm a fanatic of 'yaoi' romance, which was born within Japanese culture. Gravitation is merely the tip of the iceberg-so many other tales of romance reside out there, in the great world we dwell in. Here I would like to share a piece of my latest Gravitation fanfiction, 'Take Me Home'. Please note that I take no ownership over Gravitation, or over any anime. Thank you. ~~~*~

    Perfect. That’s how I’d describe everything. That’s how I’d describe my life...the life I once shared with you. That’s exactly how I’d describe your smiles, every time they lifted themselves into the world I had been blessed with. That’s how I’d describe you, whenever you were even within a fifty mile radius of me.

    Everything was perfect, for you were everything that was. You were everything that I lived for-everything I st...

  • A Piece of 'Drive'

    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design

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    Welcome to a small piece of my project, 'Drive'. This is featured within the first chapter. Please enjoy. ~~~*~ I know you’ve been there.

    I know you’ve been swept into a storm when you stepped onto your porch, expecting a sunny day.

    I know you’ve struggled against a wave when you expected calm tides.

    Yeah, I know you’ve been there. I’ve been there too.

    My best friend and I moved into a new Realm, thinking that we would bring our dreams to life without a single problem.

    Damn it, were we wrong.

    When we stepped into the Ardigo Realm, we didn’t expect to land in the center of a tornado. When one hears of golden shores and calm waters, one does not expect to end up amongst raging tides. Oh sure, the sun was high and mighty for a minute, but things changed in the blink of an eye. Before we knew it, we were cast into the squall of the ages.

    Wanna know more? Well, follow me. You’ll be amazed to see how easy it is to change a world’s fate.

    -Tobias Halmuron ~~~*~ Stage One: Initiation

    The eyes of Illian Maldas scanned his current environment, searching for a defect that would have earned instant elimination. Gales of bloodied, broken bodies were scattered throughout the streets he had been assigned to, but none of them were earning any pity from the duteous officer. Without a single emotion in his eyes, he focused upon the possible discovery of a living body-a flame he most certainly would have snuffed out, without the slightest bit of hesitation. His eyes wer...

  • Prelude

    Communication, Communication Design

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    Welcome to my Design21 Blog. Here I shall speak about my beliefs, desires and dreams. I bear the name of 'Courtney', and I am an aspiring author. I also wish to become a certified Real Estate Agent, screenwriter, and Activist. As of yet, I am not published, but hope to become in a short amount of time. It took my entire life to lead to the project I'm working on, but I finally found the story I'm meant to write-the first story that shall begin my accomplishments as a writer.

    It bears the title 'Drive', and it features two young protagonists of the planet Kisa-Mireille Aranai and Tobias Halmuron. They move from the devastation of their old lives into a new home, believing that they're getting the chance to begin anew within a peaceful setting. All of that quickly changes as they're propelled into a fight against homophobia, and eventually the destruction of their entire galaxy.

    Our heroes dwell within the Ardigo Realm, which would be known as 'Ardigo City' in our terms. The Atelier (the government of Ardigo) is leading all of Ardigo's inhabitants on a bloody battle against the Realm's homosexuals, who are labeled as 'abnormalities'. Tobias enters the picture as an aspiring singer, suffering from a singing slump while his childhood friend 'Mimi' enters the picture as a photographer-which places her at the front lines of battle.

    The 'abnormalities' of the Ardigo Realm all bear the emblem of a golden eagle upon their bodies, which enables them to choose mates without the risk ...

  • Marianablogphoto_132_

    Note: The following article is a contribution of Erica Clark, Designmatters Co-Founder and Senior Vice-President, International Initiatives, Art Center College of Design What happens when a global company meets a small design school? In the case of GE HealthCare and Art Center College of Design, a collaborative effort with tremendous real-world applications.

    In the fall 2006, GE HealthCare funded an educational project at the College that resulted in a series of innovative design-based solutions to an urgent challenge: to deploy new medical technologies among underserved populations in Africa, in places where most people have never seen advanced medical care of any kind. Working closely with top GE HealthCare professionals, a select team of Art Center product, environmental, and transportation students and faculty responded to this challenge with exhilarating energy and creativity. As the portfolio of images below shows, many of the designs are currently feasible; others, while more complex, are still realistic. It would be easy, for example, to make a radio-transmitter bracelet that allows midwives and pregnant women to communicate over far-flung locations – sparing the lives of myriad mothers and babies. It will be possible to develop the team’s concept for a portable ultrasound device that’s easy to operate and comfortable for patients who would fear a conventional, more invasive examination, thus improving the diagnosis and monitoring of many conditions. Or to impl...

  • Mapping the terror

    Peace, Communication Design

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    There is a new website by Amnesty International. It uses newly acquired high-resolution commercial satellite images of Darfur to help protect 12 intact but vulnerable villages caught on the frontline of the conflict. Eyes On Darfur also includes an archival feature, which shows destroyed villages since the conflict began in 2003 and includes expert testimony: <a href="http://www.eyesondarfur.com/">www.eyesondarfur.com</a>

  • Reclaim the street

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

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    Here is a good example for efficient design: Jason Eppink explains how to make a Pixelator. An unauthorized project to free the cities from all this stupid ads on advertising screens.

    I think it's pretty much an global problem with does ads, since they trying to convince us subconsciously, how imperfect we are and on what we miss out.

    On his website Jason explains how we can get rid off this troublesome ads with very simple tools: <a href="http://www.jasoneppink.com/pixelator/">www.jasoneppink.com/pixelator</a>

  • EDITT Tower

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    <p><strong>EDITT Tower</strong><br /> Victoria Street, Singapore</p> <table width="100%" border="0"> <tr> <td><strong>Client </strong></td> <td><strong>Completion</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) Singapore/ EDITT (Ecological Design in The Tropics)/ NUS (National University of Singapore)</td> <td nowrap="nowrap">1998<br /> Competition Design</td> </tr> </table> <table width="100%" border="0"> <tr> <td><strong>Project description</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Nos. of Storeys:</td> <td>26 Storeys</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Areas:</td> <td>Total gross area:</td> <td>6,033 sq.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>Total nett area:</td> <td>3,567.16 sq.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>Total area of plantation: </td> <td>3,841.34 sq.m.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Site Area:</td> <td>838 sq.m.</td> <...

  • DESIGN & BIOPLASTICA

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

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    CREDI CHE SIA POSSIBILE PROGETTARE SISTEMI DI ARREDO PER UFFICIO CON BIOPLASTICA? QUALE FUTURO? SOLO UTOPIA?

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    0/ Let's do more and more for and about people. Nothing like people can do everything for people through humanism mind and power. So...

    1/ Time ruins everything, then we don't have enough time for making a good world by better design.

    2/ Take my hand and cruise me from this lost highway...

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    The last book shopping that I had in Tehran book fair one month ago, was successful and useful for me than past years Tehran book fair purchasing. One of those purchases was "The Laws of Simplicity" by John Maeda which depicts an important challenge between SIMPLICITY and COMPLEXITY. From first to now, I've had problems with technology and it's passion in our life that have made by technologist which have accrued every sense, place, time & thing. But Maeda is a technologist but with a really different mind and vision that tries make technology useful for everyday life of all of people through his self-make laws. He works in MIT for several years and has had various successful projects in the design and business world. When I was reading his book, I got that we can use his rules in DESIGN21 vision. Using technology for some people who don't know anything about new technologies through "Laws of Simplicity" is one of my ideal thought. By using it we can design products, system and services more cheap in cost and easy to use for eve...

  • What you think about my idea?

    Communication, Audio/Visual Design

    Andrea_viso_132_

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=34EzOPUkpc4

    This will be introduce a next step to comunicate with 3D in a simple Quicktime window.

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