Thursday, December 17, 2009

A fine gentleman who goes by the name Terry Border has been brightening my days with his "Bent Objects".

He breathes life into everyday objects with a bit of wire and a lot of quirky humour.
The photos are just fine speaking for themselves. So enjoy.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Planet-hogs Anonymous Newbie

I found this fantastically informative interactive piece online, a green calculator/finger-wager, if you will.

After a short series of entertainingly animated questions, I found out that though my ecological footprint may be lighter than the average American, (pause here for dramatic effect) it would take 3 planets to support a world in which each person lives the way I do. And, I recycle/compost everything; carpool/bus to my workplace which is only 2.3 miles; seldom buy new books, clothing, furniture—blahblahblah.

I guess the bottom line is: You can always be greener. And also: Design can change the world. Yeah, I said it. 

Find your score and more info at Global Footprint Network.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bookart and paper engineering

... these are a few of my favourite things. Next to raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, of course.
This fantastic book by Tristan O'Shannessy manages to combine the two and crowns it with some very eye-pleasing design on the actual printed pages. Although I'll readily admit that it took me a moment or two of unabated staring to move on to the content beyond this amazing form.
That is one boss book.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Calling All Typophiles!

Kokuyo offers these and a few other colorful sets of wooden puzzle blocks to practice English, Japanese and illustration skills. Yup, all 3 images are created from the same set of shapes. 

Friday, December 4, 2009

I have been lucky enough to find within my circle of friends a huge chunk of talent in illustration, which I can admire and try to match for the months to come, and I felt like sharing some of her work here.

I especially love to indulge in her colour compositions, but that is only one of the many things to enjoy. I heartily recommend that you check out her deviant art gallery as well, if you like what you see here.