Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Life Style Change -Location Independant

i have often toyed with the idea of freeing myself of my stable home/work life and taking a huge chunk of time off to live a little nomadically. I mean you only go around once and why waste time and effort into sustaining a life style that you may look back on with many what ifs and I should haves. A blog i read called the Nu Nomad has some very interesting and inspiring stories of how and why people go location independant.

Could you do it? Store or sell all your worldly possessions and take to the road, seas, or air in search of a unique way of life tailored to your liking? As you can tell I am on the fence, waiting for lightning to strike so I can take the big leap. One day i say to myself. Seriously, no maybe next year... or the next...I need to just quit dreaming and GO.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sci Fi becoming SyFy

I really wasn't sold on the the SyFy logo when I first saw it back a few months ago on Brand NewIn March.

I actually thought it was too cheerful for the network and a tad feminine. But after watching syFy last night ( Ghost Hunters -dont judge) though I see where they are going with it and I think the agency Proud Creative has done a really nice job with the rebrand. It's fun, uses tons of really great motion graphics and I really like how they are handling the transition of the new logo with these commerical shorts by Blind Visual Propagana .

Well done! you can see the rest of the work they did for the rebrand right here.
image via Brand New / Underconsideration

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

One of my favorites from Milan Design week

They remind me of - well actually seriously resemble mini electrical towers. With the colors and its simplicity I really want one.

These wire frame pieces are done by Nicola Sartorio at Ècal University of Art and Design Lausanne .

You can check out other pieces for the show here. Or read more about the pieces the students at Ècal presented here Here.

photo via core77

Monday, April 27, 2009

New AIKO - Love Monster exhibition

I have posted about my love for FAILE before but I just came across some new stuff from FAILE Founder- AIKO. She has new pieces up in an exhibition called Love Monster at the Joshua Liner Gallery. I am so happy that they have the pieces from the show up as I would never have gotten to New York to see them, so Thanks! Below are a few of my favorites from the show.

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Blog Template Design!

Check out this lovely blog design made for The Happy Rabbit's Guide to Style. It's a fashion blog with great tips, recommendations, and articles . So get on over there and add it to your blog roll!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sanna Annukka at Marimekko

I LOVE Sanna Annukka's illustrations and I am very excited to see her work at Marimekko. i cant wait to get some fabric and make something sweet. I do need some new place mats.... hmmmm. Check out the rest of her prints for marimekko right here.

image via Marimekko

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Great PBS series E2 - Grey to Green

I don't know if many of you are aware of this PBS series E2, but if you have some time to spare this series is amazing and inspirational and I highly recommend it. There have been at least three seasons of this and the series is broken up into sub catagories like design, transport, water etc. One of my favorite episodes from this series is Grey to green which I caught again while flipping through channels.

In This episode Grey to Green the focus is on the waste that construction produces, sustainable architecture and reuse of the construction materials around us. It asks us to think of the structures we build as temporary and to build in the mindset that this structure will be taken down , moved, or reused eventually. One civil engineer on a particular project takes on this challenge with the construction of his new home.

You can watch PBS's video podcast about the episode below Or watch the entire episode here.