Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pan lid cotinued...

A couple of posts back I wrote my ideas for a new pan lid - at home at the weekend I saw this which is basically the idea, although this object is a mat to put pans on - so it's this with the ring closer together so that it can fit onto any pan.

Next week I may waste some time trying to reinvent the wheel.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Work of florentijn Hofman

A selection of really interesting projects that challenge notion of space and scale.

Check out his site

Interactive video from the Met Office

Another excellently executed piece of content that hopefully gets the message across. Particularly effective as the target audience spends a lot of its time online on youtube.

Naughty Ashes Chat

Check out Tim Lovejoy's Channelbee for more

Thursday, July 09, 2009

HP invent awesomeness

Response to D&AD Student Awards brief set by Hewlett Packard.

"Present an idea which promotes HP Workstations ability to bring to life anything the creative mind can conceive."

Filmed, edited and directed by Matt Robinson and Tom Wrigglesworth

Music: Hold Me Back by Round Table Knights

A superb piece of content. Exceptionally executed.

HP - invent from Tom and Matt on Vimeo.

Ideas for pan lids

It drives me mad when I can't find the correct pan lid for the saucepan that I am using. If I designed them I would colour code the lid and pan - red lid handle matches red pan handle etc.

I also had this one - a lid that fits all pans.

On a small pan

On a large pan
As a heat mat
In silicon - the final product would work best in this material and would be easier to manufacture

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Facebook account deactivated

This week I had my Facebook account deactivated. I was posting a video for work on a few fan walls and that was it. I suddenly felt quite lost - a lot of people I am just friends with on Facebook - I don't have email addresses, for many I don't have telephone numbers. Then there are the photos - I felt like the last two years of my life had been erased. Then it was reinstated and all is cool again.

Tonight I was watching High Fidelity where he meets up with all his old girlfriends and I had an idea - what if I was to meet up with everyone I am 'friends' with on Facebook - all 311 of them. For a proper catch up one to one. Some people I met when I was travelling, some I went to school with and some I met in my old job. Some I haven't even met at all. I think it would just be an interesting experiment. A reflection on society and what it means to be friends with someone.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Nike and Tour de France

A great example integrating digital, real, art and sport.

Found via Glue's Twitter

Building a web presence

I'm sometimes asked how to go about building an online presence - whether it be for sharing design work or people starting a business. Generally this is what I tell them.

To begin with you set up a Facebook page for people to join - it is free and provides a discussion board, people can add images and invite people - great for forming a community

Start a blog using blogger or wordpress (blogger is easier but will have .blogspot after the name) while wordpress allows for a URL and more design options.

Then of course there's twitter - easy to get started on and has added convenience of not taking much time to maintain.

For web build, there's a few programmes that can be used to build a website and it gets a bit more complicated.
Drupal CMS
Index Exhibit (excellent for design but could be adapted)

I build a lot of my sites in Dreamweaver but the sites above are easier. If you want to add a nice flash image previewer to your site you can get it here

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Monday, July 06, 2009

Police launch Be Younique campaign with urinating man

If you wish to enter to be the face of Police for 2010 - then check out their microsite

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Josiah Emsley

He's in my class at college and has a blog here. Definitely worth checking out for great photography and other design insights.

Friday, July 03, 2009

tube finder iphone augmented reality app

A nice example of an excellent application of technology. The potential to have use augmented reality to overlay information on anything is really interesting. Apparently it's been submitted to apple so should be out soon.


One of the main things I have learnt doing my degree is observation. Looking at peoples' behaviour and looking for opportunities where perhaps design can help. This will be the most important part of my bike project - why has that person locked their bike like that? Why are they carrying their shopping on their handlebars? Over time patterns emerge.

I came across this image whilst looking through this superb collection of Glastonbury photography God I wish I was there.

Could an improved Festival Wellington boot be designed?!

The Thoughtless Acts Flickr group
is also an excellent place for these kinds of observations. See if you can make a few yourself on your communte to and from work. It's interesting stuff.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Bollard lights

I've completed the design and started printing them on the vinyl printer. On my way home from the studio I couldn't help but put a couple up. I'm afraid the photography is just with my mobile.