Archive for the ‘inspiration’ category

In response to Jackie’s earlier post.

Portfolio Site Inspiration

August 7th, 2009

(linked again here for your convenience)

Future Perfect is about the collision of people, society and technology, drawing on issues related to the design research that I conduct in part, on behalf of my employer - Nokia.

The New York Times has a decent write-up of this research here, related media here.

I currently conduct research for Nokia Design and split my time between running user studies and developing new applications, services and products that, if I do my job right, you’ll be using 3 to 15 years from now. Prior to this role I worked as Principal Researcher in the Nokia Research Center, Tokyo. I specialize in taking teams of concept/industrial designers, psychologists, usability experts, sociologists, and ethnographers into the field and, after a fair bit of work, getting them home safely. The tough part of the job is in using the data to inform, inspire and affect how my colleagues think and what they do, and in turning research into core intellectual property that underpins the future business. Since March 2009 I live and work from Los Angeles - with stints in London, Berlin and for the last 9 years, Tokyo.


Stay the Same

July 9th, 2009

“This is all about breaking down barriers the only way Xbox 360 can,” Microsoft corporate vice president Shane Kim said before the conference. “For far too long, the controller has kept people from playing games. ‘Project Natal’ totally eliminates the need for a controller, and we believe it’s going to bring people together in a way we haven’t seen before.”

The “Project Natal” prototype device showcased at the E3 press conference combines a camera, depth sensor, microphone and processor running proprietary software. Kim said game developers would receive “Project Natal” development kits Monday, and that there was no date set for when the device and accompanying software would be available to the public.

via HuffingtonPost


May 11th, 2009

“The music video for my song ‘Alice’, an electronic piece of which 90% is composed using sounds recorded from the Disney film ‘Alice In Wonderland’.”

Pogo’s Youtube channel

Lost Generation

May 6th, 2009



Anti-Theft: Car or Bike

April 10th, 2009

I just got my new bike after having it stolen in my apt garage! Should have applied this!

See more of Dominic Wilcox’s projects.

Memory Bank

April 1st, 2009

Memory Bank 120394a from Karen Abad loves Dinosaurs. on Vimeo.

TALK ABOUT PRODUCTIVE!!! total inspiration…


March 19th, 2009

Self-Contained Printing at home!!!!!!!!!!!!

Like mini silkscreen…check out the instruction video below…AWESEEEOMMMEEE~~

Part One

Part Two

I want one!

Japanese Inventor

Richard Galpin

March 8th, 2009

Richard Galpin’s complex art works are derived from the artist’s own photographs of chaotic cityscapes. Using only a scalpel Galpin intricately scores and peels away the emulsion from the surface of the photograph to produce a radical revision of the urban form. The artist allows himself no collaging, or additions of any kind - each delicate work is a unique piece made entirely by the erasure of photographic information.

The works enact a reimagining of the city, but their futuristic vision is predicated on the city as it is now, with the intricate details bearing traces of contemporary urban experience. Playing between abstraction and representation, the works draw their visual language from a variety of early 20th century movements such as Constructivism, and Vorticism…

watch his process: http://www.richardgalpin.co.uk/video_large.php?image=hales_revisionary.jpg&title=Quicktime%20Video%20(119MB)

Picturing Excess!

January 23rd, 2009

Holy sh*t. Cannot put into words, the content as well as the presentation.

See more of CHRIS JORDAN’s work at here.

If you are in the LA area the next MINDSHARE is FEB 19th.
otherwise, watch LIVE online on FEB 19th.


PAST Mindshare (Jan)

Fore more info on Mindshare and past talks visit: mindshare.la


January 20th, 2009

Make your own Obamicons here.

Shepard Fairey on Colbert Report

Jon Joie

January 11th, 2009

Can’t wait till he comes to LA on his standup tour! Check out his tour schedule on his website.

More videos on youtube.


December 12th, 2008

2008 Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam Finals

Do check out more on youtube…

Who needs original footage if you can sample…Maybe some of you have seen this, if not enjoy.

“How many of the 41 commercials mashed up into one music video can you recognize? How many brands can you name?”

via adlabs


November 15th, 2008

To Everyone:

Observing the surroundings from different points of view can change the perception of the reality.
Among the endless possible points of view, we can find the one more near to the beauty: that is to make art.
Why should everybody make art?
To seek for the beautiful in the daily things it undoubtedly helps us to…live better.” - Serra Glia

When All Else Fails:

“We’re in a particularly fallow period. Audiences regard the arts as essentially trivial and decorative. When audiences don’t demand much from artists, that doesn’t mean they quit working. It means they start talking to themselves.” - Paul Schrader, 1998

(From recent readings, forgot where sorry.)

Kay Nielsen

November 6th, 2008




via http://zelafa.blogspot.com/

Well sung. HAHAAHA

November 5th, 2008

It all started with four friends and one dilemma: “what do I want to do with my life?” Fresh out of college and unsure about the career paths in front of them, they were determined to expose themselves to more than just the traditional life roads. They hopped in an old RV, painted it green, and hit the road to talk with inspiring people from all walks of life to find out how they came to do what they love for a living.

Today, Roadtrip Nation has evolved into a PBS series, three books, an online community, and a student movement. We send people on the road who are interested in exploring the world outside their comfort zone, talking with individuals who chose to define their own road in life, and sharing their experiences with our generation.


Cory Arcangel in New Museum!

October 23rd, 2008

Continual Partial Awareness: Premiere of a new performance by Cory Arcangel

Friday, November 14th at 7:30pm
the New Museum, New York, NY
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“This performance is going to be about ‘Continuous Partial Awareness’ — a phrase that was first described to me as meaning ‘you know, like, when you have 3 IM windows open, 2 email inboxs dinging away, are txting 5 different people, and also have 5 tabs open on your browser, each with updated content.’ It is about paying attention to everything all the time, but not really concentrating on anything. It is different from multitasking, because with multitasking, one actually is expected to concentrate on tasks at some point, even if in small doses.

‘Continuous Partial Awareness’ is the eroded degenerate modern version of multitasking. I still dont know how this performance will take shape, it might be a lecture, a music show, a broadcast, a chess game, etc, etc, but what I do know is that the feeling of ‘non-concentration’ that has seeped into today’s life through our flat screen displays and wifi will be its starting point.” — Cory Arcangel

http://www.beigerecords.com/cory/ (New Site - don’t be fooled)

20 MacBook computers with special speakers played by tilting the machines, tapping keys, and striking or strumming trackpads.

Video Link

Chris Ro (typography goodness)

October 16th, 2008

Russell on Interesting from David Nottoli on Vimeo.

I’m about to highlight all speakers lol

Dr. Irving Slesar:
“Understanding Dreams”
As one of the pioneer investigators of sleep and dreams, Dr. Slesar (accidentally) made the discovery that sleep talking usually occurs when we are not dreaming. He is currently a practicing clinical psychotherapist and consumer researcher in New York.

Doug Jaeger:
Doug Jaeger was a global digital advertising veteran by age 28 starting digital creative departments for JWT and TBWA\C\D. In 2003 he founded thehappycorp, a multi-disciplinary creative studio, serving clients who mean to do good.

James Cooper:
“Why ping pong is good for the soul”
James Cooper is the Creative Partner of Another Anomaly by day. By night he plays ping pong and works on his new publishing phenomenon: Celebrity Ping Pong

“How I Learned To Make Stuff on the Internet (and you can too)”
Noah really likes the internet. A lot.
Associations: http://www.noahbrier.com, http://www.barbariangroup.com, http://www.brandtags.net, http://www.likemind.us and http://www.istheinternetawesome.com

Scott Ballum:
“The Consume®econnection Project a one-year experiment to meet the people who make everything I consume”
Scott is a Brooklyn graphic designer and writer advocating consciousness around personal consumption and production, and encouraging all-around social and cultural goodness.

Open-source engine for everything website! Blog, content-management…

Definitely worth checking out, tons of modules, themes etc.

The next tool for our portfolio site!

Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Tens of thousands of people and organizations are using Drupal to power scores of different web sites, including

* Community web portals
* Discussion sites
* Corporate web sites
* Intranet applications
* Personal web sites or blogs
* Aficionado sites
* E-commerce applications
* Resource directories
* Social Networking sites

Drupal is ready to go from the moment you download it. It even has an easy-to-use web installer! The built-in functionality, combined with dozens of freely available add-on modules, will enable features such as:

* Content Management Systems
* Blogs
* Collaborative authoring environments
* Forums
* Peer-to-peer networking
* Newsletters
* Podcasting
* Picture galleries
* File uploads and downloads

Culture Jamming

August 9th, 2008

Ernst Bettler is a fictional Swiss graphic designer. He was invented by Christopher Wilson in a 2000 hoax article published in the second issue of Dot Dot Dot, a magazine of visual culture.

According to the article, Bettler was asked in the 1950s to design advertisement posters for Pfäfferli+Huber (P+H), a Swiss pharmaceutical manufacturer. The article states that Bettler knew of the company’s involvement in Nazi concentration camp experiments and decided to accept the commission with the intention of damaging P+H. The four posters he created, Wilson’s article recounts, were exemplary works of International Typographic Style design, advertising P+H drugs such as “Contrazipan”. However, according to the article, the posters featured abstract compositions that could be read as capital letters – spelling out “N - A - Z - I” when displayed in sequence. Wilson’s article states that the public outcry that followed the public display of the posters ruined P+H in a matter of weeks.

Even though it was highly detailed and featured many photographs and illustrations, the article was a complete fabrication. Ernst Bettler, Pfäfferli+Huber and its drugs do not exist, and neither do the Swiss towns “Sumisdorf” and “Burgwald” that feature in the article – their names are presumably based on the real Swiss towns of Sumiswald and Burgdorf. Nonetheless, the story was well received in graphic design circles. Among others, the September/October 2001 “Graphic Anarchy” issue of Adbusters magazine hailed Bettler’s work as “one of the greatest design interventions on record”, and the 2002 graphic design textbook “Problem Solved” by Michael Johnson covers Bettler as one of the “founding fathers of the ‘culture-jamming‘ form of protest”.

via Wikipedia.

MEWE Design Alliance

August 7th, 2008

INTERVIEWER: There seems to be a western influence in your work although none of you ever studied or worked abroad. Where do you think that comes from?

MEWE: ‘Even if you have never eaten pork you have seen the pig running’!


Designers showcased in CHINA DESIGN NOW.

I tied a disposable camera to a bench with a sign that read:

“Good afternoon,
I attached this camera to the bench so you could take pictures. Seriously. So have fun. I’ll be back later this evening to pick it up.”
Love, Jay / The Plug

When I retrieved the camera that night, I was happy to find that the entire roll of film had been shot. Below are the photos that were taken.

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