May 7, 2012
February 18, 2011
See also: Rob Walker on ‘Scalies’
February 12, 2011
Of course, I must admit I was somewhat skeptical of BIG’s waste treatment plant-turned-ski slope.
August 1, 2010
May 22, 2010
“I can’t think of anything more glamorous than working on making beautiful things.”
Again, check out his Rules of Style for Details to get an idea of what he’s about:
1. I’m not good at subtlety. If you’re not going to be discreet and quiet, then just go all the way and have the balls to shave off your eyebrows, bleach your hair, and put on some big bracelets.
2. Working out is modern couture. No outfit is going to make you look or feel as good as having a fit body. Buy less clothing and go to the gym instead.
3. I’ve lived in Paris for six years, and I’m sorry to say that the Ugly American syndrome still exists. Sometimes you just want to say “Stop destroying the landscape with your outfit.” Still, from a design standpoint, I’m tempted to redo the fanny pack. I look at it as a challenge—it’s something to react against.
4. When a suit gets middle-of-the-road it kind of loses me—it has to be sharp and classic and almost forties.
5. Hair and shoes say it all. Everything in between is forgivable as long as you keep it simple. Trying to talk with your clothes is passive-aggressive.
6. There’s something a little too chatterboxy about color. Right now I want black, for its sharpness and punctuation.
April 22, 2010
This super-tall, 632-meter tower will be sited in the heart of Shanghai’s Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, adjacent to the Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center. As the most prominent icon on the city’s skyline, Shanghai Tower’s transparent spiral form will showcase cutting-edge sustainable strategies and public spaces that set a new standard for green community. Within its 128-stories, Shanghai Tower contains Class-A office space, entertainment venues, retail, a conference center, a luxury hotel and cultural amenity spaces. The tower will be registered for a high level of building certification from the China Green Building Committee and the U.S. Green Building Council.
–Gensler, Shanghai Tower
April 21, 2010
More at Hypebeast.
April 19, 2010
This ironic meta/PoMo infographic has been making rounds in the memesphere lately:
It’s true for the most part, though the 3,274 seems a bit over the top.
In any case, here are a few of the better infographics I’ve seen lately:
Julian Hansen has created an extremely thorough visualization of typography for dummies.
Click the image for the full, unadulterated 1983×1402 version.
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Yesterday, before I discovered the video above, I came across a dollar bill with a red “Where’s George” stamp on it and I decided to enter it into the database (I’ve logged a couple in the past). It seems that I’ve since spent said dollar, as it is no longer in my wallet, but I managed to find it in my Firefox history. Apparently, it was in Greenpoint almost exactly a year ago; who knows what sort of wonderful adventures George #B2078 7046J has had in the mean time…
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Gizmodo’s guide to the current fronts where the Big Three are vying for tech/information world domination.
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April 3, 2010
See also: Harc Lee’s green(er) monochrome Coke can.
Meanwhile, Karl Lagerfeld has come up with a concept for a fashion-friendly Coca-Cola bottle:
Finally, as an HTML/CSS designer, this “Pure CSS Coke Can” never ceases to amaze me:
March 25, 2010
It’s high time to treat get a new pair of kicks for spring / summer… if only I had the cash to throw down for those Common Projects’ überpremium Vans…