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Posted by Sebastian on Aug 16, 2012
A first-aid kit for the home designed to improve user-friendliness in stressful situations.
So colorful and cute-looking that parents will probably need to hide it from their kids.
Color coding and hierarchical logic provides an easy content overview. The red compartment contains first-aid for bleeding, yellow is for burns, blue for sprains and green for cuts and scratches. Hopefully the design has been tested for color blindness.
Video-intro in Danish (just ignore the soundtrack).
The kit is designed by Designit for Falck Healthcare.
Carlsberg Group recently held a competition to transform its iconic brewhouse into a new Brand & Experience House.
The competition process - called Brewhouse Project - was transparent and the final proposals were exhibited and presented to the public before being presented to the jury.
The exhibition took place in the very brewhouse that the competition is about to change, and visitors received a card upon arriving which they could to fill out and place at the proposal they liked the most. The cards did not count as a jury-vote but as an indication of public taste and opinion.
The exhibition - and the bar - was built from pallets. Lots of them.
And the winning team: Ralph Appelbaum Associates.
Posted by Sebastian on Mar 18, 2012
"Save As…" is a manual designed to help creative disorganized people (designers) organize and preserve their digital files.
The manual contains a list of tips categorized in four themes: Maintanance (how to keep digital records usable), File Formats (how to save your files in the right format), Documents (how to name your files) and Carriers (how to store your work).
Tips include basic stuff like "Store files that belong together in folders" and "Choose logical file names".
No, you probably don't really need this booklet, but some tips may serve as handy reminders and it's got nice illustrations by Max Kisman and - best of all - it's free!
The manual is written by Karin van der Heiden in partnership with the Dutch design platform Premsela. For some reason, a PDF is not available for download, but free physical copies are distributed via Premsela. Mail your request for a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
High-tech meets street art in this installation by the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
The installation called Shadowgram can take pictures of people in full-size silhouette and seconds later print them as small stickers.
Shadowgram plays with social creativity and the installation is currently placed in the Ars Electronica Center in Linz where visitors are encouraged to place their freshly printed stickers on walls and other surfaces inside the building. Personal text messages can also be added by using complimentary stickers shaped as speech bubbles.
The installation consists of a digital mirror with a build-in camera, a normal looking printer and an illuminated background that people stand in front when having their picture taken.
Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is running a series of creative workshops that allow children to design their own posters inspired by different themes.
Children - or adults for that matter - can decide to exhibit their posters in the museum or to bring them home in a specially designed poster tube that says "I designed my own poster at the Stedelijk Museum".
Spotted in Istanbul: Stickers placed around the city to promote an upcoming Amy Winehouse concert on June 20 2011.
Information is kept to a minimum. Fans are trusted to decode the sticker and find out more for themselves.
Forgot your camera? Missed a photo-opportunity? Wanted to share that missed moment with the rest of the world?
Here's your chance to fix the problem.
Simply go to fixr.org and submit a text describing the missed moment and it will published on the website.
fixr is a project by Sascha Pohflepp and Jakob Schillinger.
Posted by Sebastian on Dec 01, 2010
Dear Copenhagen is a micro-political web-platform that allows users to leave text messages to the City of Copenhagen.
Messages are created on virtual post-it notes in different colors according to topic. By default, they all begin with "Kære København" (Dear Copenhagen) and users have 250 characters to express themselves.
Judging from the current top-30 list of most liked messages, Copenhageners are primarily concerned with traffic issues (yellow notes) closely followed by cultural issues (turquoise notes). Messages regarding social issues (red notes) barely make it into the list. Perhaps there are no urgent social problems in Copenhagen, or perhaps those who have them are not on the web?
Dear Copenhagen is a private initiative created by three designers. It would be interesting to see it applied to different cities internationally.
The Institute for Infinitely Small Things, a small performance troupe based in Boston, USA, proposes to not release at least 38,575 kilograms of CO2 into the air by not traveling to the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The amount of energy saved in fuel could feed 150 people for a year or power 325 60w lightbulbs turned on continuously for a year.
You help can help document this massive effort of local pleasure by contributing photos to Flickr with the tag "notgoingtocopenhagen".
The Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam recently came close to moving out of its historic building, designed by the legendary architect of the same name.
However, the plan (initiated by the academy's own management) was met with anger and was abandoned after students, x-students and other friends of the place, orchestrated a string of creative protests.