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.
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.
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.
“There are two kinds of light–the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.” -James Thurber
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
In keeping with my current preoccupation with new cars, I present the Saturn Sky. A car that could potentially convince me to buy American.
I’m proud to say I drive a 1994 Civic. It’s been paid off for 6 years and still going strong, so I’m a big Honda fan.
The design of the new 2006 Civic Coupe is tempting though. Are you like me? Do you ever wonder if you’ve ever really grown up?
Other than this site, I can’t find the name of the amazing artist who’s painting these realistic animals on human hands.
My brother Matthew sent me a link to Hannspree. These people make the most inventive televisions I’ve ever seen. Might be tough to actually get your hands on one, but how cool are some of these designs? Too bad the people actually creating the television shows aren’t this creative.
PS: Their Web site rocks.