Meta Design Links: 29 Sept 2007

1) It's Time To Call One Laptop Per Child A Failure It breaks my heart to see such wonderful design work from so many talented designers go to waste but the announcement that the One Laptop Per Child Foundation is offering a 2-for-1 sale in the

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Harry Potter and The Scary Book Design

I'm probably now one of the millions of "children" that have finished reading the last installment in the Harry Potter series. But the interesting part of this is the amazing cultural fall out of this book series has created. My cousin was telling

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Meta Design Links: 07 Sept 07

1) Toshio Iwai's much anticipated Tenori-On is finally available today. Check out the videos to see how it works. It's a totally rad music making device. (Thanks Drew) 2) Ravi Chhatpar, Strategy Director in frog’s Shanghai studio, has written an interesting piece called "Innovate Faster by

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Meta Design Links: 01 Sept 07

1) My iPod is like my model girlfriend, and my Zune is like the girl next door. Who would you marry? 2) "Sense and Simplicity" in the Philips brand really communicated in their designs? 3) The conversation sketching tool kit. Use sketching as a means

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Meta Design Links: 19 Aug 07

1) What do you do when an executive says "I don't like orange" or "can we use circles in stead of squares"? Visual designer Nick Meyers of Cooper explains how the right kind of research with, not only the user, but also the stakeholder can

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Icon Magazine's 50 Manifestos

The latest August issue of Icon Magazine has a super-human collection of 50 manifestos of the word's leading designers on their view of design in the future and today. It's a great read on insights in the mind of some of our greatest design

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Icon Magazine’s 50 Manifestos

The latest August issue of Icon Magazine has a super-human collection of 50 manifestos of the word's leading designers on their view of design in the future and today. It's a great read on insights in the mind of some of our greatest design

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The Evolution of the Toothbrush

I've always been told to get my mouth out of the sink or never drink from a public facet as it is a festering hole of germs. You know the things people tend to do in sinks, like rinse their after dinner mouths, clear

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Clever Graffiti

A collection of some of the most creative graffiti ever. Though annoying, graffiti continues the best means of understated social commentary. Check out the rest of the images at Dark Roasted Blend. Via: Stray dog scraps.

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Starck Naked

Puma collaborated with Philip Starck for their 2007 Spring/Summer range of body wear, aptly named Starck Naked. I am just amazed, as the lycra outfits are just sleek, understated, and incredibly sexy. Now I need to get back to nursing my bad backache before I

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The Sorted Book Project

I stumbled over some very interesting work by Nina Katchadourian, a multi-media artist. The Sorted Book Project, started in 1993, takes place in may locations from public libraries to private book collections. The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of

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Photosynth is Zooming on Steroids

Check out Blaise Aguera y Arcas' presentation at TED on his Photosynth technology that focuses on a new way of manipulating our digital images. Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth (based on Seadragon technology) creates breathtaking multidimensional spaces

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Tree Drawings

Take a look at these amazing tree drawn artworks by a very innovative London based artist Tim Knowles. From his online exhibition: Drawings produced by pens attached to the tips of tree branches, as the branches move in the wind the tree draws on to

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Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Unplugged!

Wow something that only happens once every decade, (apparently the last time was in 1997!) and that is Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, interviewed together side by side on the same stage, live and unrestrained at the D5 conference. It's Zune vs. iPod baby

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