Category Archives: Design

Good design, bad design, either can help us learn.

Museum Plaza: All Eyes on Louisville

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.

Reminds me of Mies van der Rohe, only given free reign to do whatever he liked. Make sure to view the amazing video preview. It’s far more adventursome than the new World Trade Building in NYC.

World’s 12 Best New Buildings

Shaw Center

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.

The Slick 2007 Camry

2007 Camry

Have you seen the new Camry? Spor-tay! You gotta enjoy them now before there are eleventy-billion on the road and no one cares. The thing I don’t like is how they release them, like magazines, except a whole year earlier.

Color Palette Generator is Fabulous

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!

Sunsets make beautiful colors

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.

Like-a-Bike

Like-a-Bike

Why does it seem that the best designers in the world hail from Europe? Sure the Like-a-Bike is extremely expensive, but it’s designed to size up as the child grows. Smart and stylish!

Wonders of Our World

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.

Me on Kjeragbolten

You Are Art

DNA art

In case you didn’t know this, you are a work of art. Every human being created is a collage of characteristics; a unique set of behavior tendancies and dispositions. Now you and your friends can visualize your very nature. Starting at only $390, they haven’t priced out the common man. I love it.

iPod Nano Styles

iPod Nano

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!

Pixar Creates Excellence

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.

Saturn Sky

Saturn Sky

In keeping with my current preoccupation with new cars, I present the Saturn Sky. A car that could potentially convince me to buy American.