Louisville is a fairly conservative city. Not politically, but in almost every other area. It’s really interesting to learn that we’ll be building one of the most futuristic and modern high-rise buildings in the country, if not the world called Museum Plaza.
I love architecture. Scratch that. I love creative, well-considered, beautiful and functional architecture. It’s tough to do, mind you, but that is we identify the true artisans. They live somewhere between the hacks that are only interested in cost-per-square-foot estimates and those on the other end of the spectrum where egoists call a blob of paint art .
I imagine ArchInfo’s The World’s 12 Best New Buildings lie somewhere closer to the sweet spot where form and function unite in something truly inspiring and at the same time easy-to-use.
Incredible technology and stylish too! [via kottke]
I don’t have much love for Time magazine, but I can say this for them, they sure do use their position to bring the attention of millions to some amazing photographs. Among many you can see on their site, is this famous shot by Michael Yon. [via Not Exactly Rocket Science]
There are even more fantastic images located here.
You wanna see something cool? I thought you did. Here’s a Web site called the Color Palette Generator that takes a single image can pulls out a group of colors that work well together. Let’s just see it in action. Here’s photo I found on the Web and the site’s results. Suh-weet!
Now, to be fair, it doesn’t work with every image. I tried to use a screenshot of my Flash banner, and got back no results. Oh well, it’s free so bookmark this puppy.
Sometimes I just spend time browsing some of the amazing photos on Flickr. What started out as regular shots by regular people is now showcases briliant photographs by regular people. Take this incredible photo, for instance.
Have you seen one of these new iPod Nano’s yet? Simple, elegant and stylish. Gotta give respect to those Cupertino designers. Now, if only Apple started making cell phones… no wait, they do!
Here we are at the 10th anniversay of their first release—Toy Story. Pixar’s first release was an instant classic.
What makes them different is that more than any other company today, Pixar produces excellence. To be fair, “producing” is hardly the most appropriate term. Crafting, designing, testing, brainstorming, or even playing all come closer to what Pixar does.
More dominating than Tiger on the links or Federer on the courts, Pixar’s movies own the theaters. Each of the six films have been huge successes, both in the box office and in the realm of public opinion. Could all of this be possible within the confines of the standard bureaucracy? Big business could learn a thing or two from these guys.
If there ever was a dream job for creative types, I’m sure Pixar tops that list. Here’s looking forward to Pixar’s next ten!
Update: Looks like Disney is going on without Pixar with Toy Story 3. Be warned, it’s likely that Toy Story 3 Will Probably Be Really Crappy.