Saturday, September 30, 2006

Burn Rubber, Not Gasoline

Whether you‘re more concerned about global warming or about national security, there‘s one thing we can probably agree on: our dependence on oil is dangerous and costly. See the new era in future design car design.

Friday, September 29, 2006


For more than 70 years, Frank Lloyd Wright showed his countrymen new ways to build their homes and see the world around them. He created some of the most monumental, and some of the most intimate spaces in America. He designed everything: banks and resorts, office buildings and churches, a filling station and a synagogue, a beer garden and an art museum. From his first house to his final masterpiece, follow Frank Lloyd Wright’s extraordinary career, his life, and 20th century American architecture.

Reweaving the Web. Where is graphic design in the new order?

Last summer a large black-and-white spider, an Araneus cavaticus, to be precise, made his home in my Brooklyn garden. He moved onto my side porch in late summer to catch flies and a bit of the breeze away from the competition of the other spiders in my garden. In the ...GO

What is graphic design?

Suppose you want to announce or sell something, amuse or persuade someone, explain a complicated system or demonstrate a process. In other words, you have a message you want to communicate. How do you “send” it?

Thursday, September 28, 2006

If you can't explain the design, it must not be right yet

Steve Calde Communicating design concepts
without getting skewered

by Steve Calde

Different approach to scooter design

Widgets We Love

The scoot concept recaptures the moral high ground from the Vespa and every other mini-motored vehicle. A collaborative effort from GRO Design, TIM Modelmakers, and Korff & van Mierlo, it'll go 25 to 30 miles at about 20 mph--silently, cleanly--on plain old electricity.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Power of Ideas

For more than 30 years, designer Paula Scher has conducted a conversation about design. In the process she’s profoundly shaped America’s visual culture. The results are everywhere.

See the Quicktime movie from Hillman Curtis.

The Mind Reader

He studies who we are and what we want, then reinvents the things we've always known. Meet Steve McCallion, creative director for Ziba Design; located in Portland, Oregon.

Jonathan Ive

Jonathan IveThe winner of the Design Museum's inaugural Designer of the Year award in 2003 was JONATHAN IVE (1967-), senior vice-president of design at Apple whose innovations include the iPod and iMac. Read the interview on how he got started.

IDEO refines design

A tiny firm called IDEO redefined good design by creating experiences, not just products. Now it's changing the way companies innovate.