Some more hand picked twits to tickle your twitter taste buds.
Bio: Following our team around the modern world.
Bio: This is the official Twitter feed of Webist Media – WebUrbanist + WebEcoist. Thanks for reading!
Bio: Get a wide range of news on state of the art gadgets. Reviews and release announcements.
Bio: Freelance Logo and Brand Identity designer. I prefer the minimal and typographic. 22+ years experience. LoveHelvetica. LoveDogs. Freelance designer for hire.
Bio: Artist/designer/photographer/geek. Creative Director for Nine Inch Nails.
Inspired by a weekend searching for chic website wallpapers.. here is a sample of eco wallpapers (for your home!) from a range of designers and manufacturers -
Guilt free style!
Graham & Brown
Graham & Brown is very proud of it’s environmental efforts. Our Eco wallpaper collection were a world’s first. Design to our usual high standards, our Eco products are VOC Free (so no volatile organic compounds) and printed on paper from managed sources (for every tree chopped down three are planted).
‘Pavilion Birds’ Hand Finished Wallpaper
‘Burlesque’ Hand Printed Wallpaper
This environmentally-friendly wallpaper is printed on paper from 100% FSC timber sources using purely water based inks, with no harmful VOC’s or solvents.
Mod Green Pod
100% Organic Cotton Home Textiles- Our fabrics and wallpaper are US-made and follow the Global Organic Textile Standards to help create a healthy home.
‘For us at Eco Wallpaper, taking care of the environment is natural, at every stage from raw materials to finished product.
In true inter-geek style, here is another follow friday for your twitterfeed.
Bio: Freelance Architect. Trail running, hiking, motorcycle, design, cinema, photography enthusiast. Parent.
Bio: Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine (www.smashingmagazine.com), an online magazine dedicated to designers and developers.
Bio: Webdesigner Depot is one of the most popular blogs about web design trends, tutorials and much more. It’s run by Walter Apai, a web designer from Vancouver.
Bio: We change our wallpaper every day… on Twitter. Well most days if the fail whale would let us…
Bio: Victor Samra (Digital Media/Marketing @ MoMA, aka @vsamra3) at the easel
Bio: Founder of iLT. I quite like type (fonts). Designer, writer, typophile, bibliophile, atheist.
SEVENTHSTREET Studio have given readers an insight into the creative process for one of their latest CG compositions, the ‘Mustang Monster.’
And the kind people at seventhstreet have the mustang desktop up for download here.
A few designers/architects/creative professionals/darn cool people to add to your follow list.
Bio: Author of BLDGBLOG and The BLDGBLOG Book, Contributing Editor at Wired UK and Dwell magazine.
Bio: Life Without Buildings. Architecture out of context. And Pie.
Bio: RSSurai and ghosts
Bio: Architecure Daily
Bio: Writer on architecture, lover of dereliction, spotter of urban oddness.
Bio: Senior UX Designer near Minneapolis, MN with 14 years experience in creative Web and Graphic Design.
I have been playing with the idea of mocking up a few of my own wordpress themes lately and couldn’t resist sharing this find with you..
The cool cats (yeah, im bringing it back) over at Pro Blog Design have recently put collated a number of WordPress Design Tutorials a whole 26 in fact!
It’s an awesome collection of unique tutorials from a number of different sources and designers, with a number of different techniques and processes!
Here is a small sample and my favourites:
Designing for WordPress: Complete Series & Downloads
How I Learned To Build WordPress Themes
GreenPress WordPress Theme Design
For the original fknawesome post head here.
Renowned as one who loves all things pretty, my search for a new laptop bag has been quite an ardous task. Not only must the bag be fresh, unique and totally unlike anyone elses (not to mention a far cry from the ‘default’ grey one which came with the aforementioned laptop), but it must also be completely practical. Sounds impossible, yes? Wrong – I stumbled across, and fell completely in love with, this baby last night -
Say hello to the 2UNFOLD Multi-use Leather Laptop Bag from HardGraft:
The 2UNFOLD Laptop bag is described as “something of a sartorial transformer” and it’s no guessing as to why. It’s one bag, yet can be used/worn in eight different ways.
Handmade of leather in Italy, the bag is incredibly versatile, easily changes from style to style and has that air of timelessness we all know and love. I know my laptop would feel right at home in this toasty little number, which costs more than half of what I paid for my actually computer – my impractical side still lives! But goodness, it is awesome.
You can purchase this incredibly innovative and desirable bag from here, ships worldwide!
The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is a series of eating experiences created by world renown culinary mastermind, chef Jose Andres (who by the way is also the mastermind behind some wonderful restaurants in the D.C. area like Zaytinya and Oyamel). The Bazaar is a collection of three restaurants – Bar Centro, Patisserie, and Rojo y Blanco, and is designed to create an adventurous eating experience. The design of Bazaar and the SLS Hotel was created by the famous Philippe Starck. Bar Centro is the largest part of the restaurant trio. The most interesting part of Centro is the extra large jewel box that is located in the center of the dining room. The glimmering jewel box is reserved for special diners only. Rojo y Blanco is very much influenced by Spanish design and includes an outdoor cafe. While Patisserie is a whimsical vision of pink decor.
Good Bye Google Reader
- you were good for a fling, but I’ve found something better…
Described as the ‘online magazine rack’ of the web, Alltop lets you know whats going on in hundreds of different topics.
Their clever system will grab the 5 latest headlines from a number of sites and blogs on a particular subject via a feed and bring them straight to you on a very easy to use interface!
“Ultimately, our goal is to enhance your online reading by displaying stories from sources that you’re already visiting plus helping you discover sources that you didn’t know existed.”
Here is the visual interpretation by Dan Roam
Here are some examples of the sort of pages you can expect
The best Thing about AllTop is that you can create your own customised ‘magazine rack’ simply sign up for an account and add the particular feeds you enjoy!
You can then share your magazine rack with friends and family.
Here’s a little insight into my personal tastes!
Make sure to share your own alltop page with us!
welovetypography.com is an awesome resource for typographic images and inspiration. New stuff is posted all the time, and you can search by colour, (as I did with yellow) as below. Rad.
Welovetypography is featuring a couple of Rosalie Gascoigne‘s works – anyone lucky enough to catch her exhibition earlier this year at Ian Potter at NGV (Melbourne) knows she is one talented lady.
If you are suffering from a bout of typeface-selection-block (note to self: think of more appropriate catch-phrase) then welovetypography should cure what ails ye.
Villa Dall’ava by Rem Koolhaas and The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) was completed way back in 1991. It was designed for a family of three with seperate ‘apartments’ one for the parents and one for their daughter. The client who wished for a swimming pool on their roof alse specifically requested full panoramic views (from their pool) of the surrounding landscape and city of Paris where the Villa is located.
The site is like a big room, with a boundary made of greenery, garden walls and slopes. It is composed of three parts: a sloping garden, the main volume of the villa, the street level garage with access in a cavity.
The house is conceived as a glass pavilion containing living and dining areas, with two hovering, perpendicular apartments shifted in opposite directions to exploit the view. They are joined by the swimming pool which rests on the concrete structure encased by the glass pavilion.
Last Thursday I went to one of the best gigs I’ve been to in a long while, It was Datarock supported by Australian group Art Vs. Science.
In order for me to gloat about attending such an amazing gig ,on what is usally an art and design blog, I dug up some work by Norwegian photographer, Bent René Synnevåg who took these amazing shots of the band. (nice link, huh?)
Long story short, both Datarock and Art Vs. Science put on an amazing show, definitely worth seeing ! (Or checking out if you haven’t heard them yet!)
Some work from Melbourne based designer Luke Lucas
Some interesting (and fun!) work to get you inspired. Particularly love Luke’s clever typography use of text.
You can see Luke Lucas’ blog on lifeLounge here
Evelin Kasikov is an Estonian-born, London-based designer who explores the boundary between craft and print by incorporating stitches into print works.
Having studied traditional printmaking techniques (intaglio, letterpress and lithography), Kasikov now works predominantly in editorial and book design (notably, for the ever-impressive Phaidon list).
Kasikov describes her latest project, Printed Matter, as ‘an investigation into the relationship between tactile and visual perception, seeing and touching.’
Printed Matter consists of ‘hand embroidery based on the analysis of optical mixture and colour printing processes.’ I love how the individual stitches represent CMYK, adding a tactile third dimension to print work.
Printed Matter comprises four thematic books: Process, Element, Type and Image, which fit together to form a cohesive whole.
The trend of incorporating a handmade, crafted element into graphics is still going strong, but Kasikov’s work has a quiet, mature intricacy that transcends contemporary fashions.