A film about a modern and robotic Paris

Jacques Tati was a film maker from Paris who spent his life creating comic films with elaborate scenery and little dialogue. His most popular films (Mon Oncle and Play time) centered on the dimwitted yet lovable character of Monsieur Hulot and his quixotic struggle with postwar France's infatuation with modern architecture, mechanical efficiency and American-style consumerism. Mon Oncle and Playtime were largely visual [...]

By | 2009-02-06T08:25:01+00:00 February 6th, 2009|Design, Movies|0 Comments

Sitooterie II – Light Sculpture in Essex, UK

The directors of the National Malus (crab-apple) Collection invited Heatherwick Studio to develop the design of a structure called the Sitooterie for their site in Essex. Derived from the Scottish, a 'sitooterie' is a small building in which to literally "sit oot". The structure is a cube punctured by over 5000 long thin windows that [...]

By | 2008-11-10T09:42:29+00:00 November 10th, 2008|Architecture, Design|2 Comments

The art of Phil Noto

"Phil started as an animator with Disney, working on a variety of feature films, including “Lion King ,” "Pocahontas,” “Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Mulan,” “Tarzan” and “Lilo Stitch.” After a decade with Disney, he is now gaining a firm following for his comic art. Noto is a graduate of the prestigious Ringling School of Art [...]

By | 2008-10-20T08:46:26+00:00 October 20th, 2008|Design, The Future|0 Comments

Radiohead remix = insane

I'm at the Seattle International Airport waiting for my flight to leave for Amsterdam. I've managed to find some free wifi (which is always nice) and while surfing the net I came across this video for a remix of the Radiohead song Nude. (video by James Houston). Quote from Engadget: "Somehow, this cat managed to [...]

By | 2008-10-05T14:37:01+00:00 June 6th, 2008|Design, Electronics, Music, Strange/Interesting|0 Comments

Watched Helvetica last night…

Maureen and I went to see Helvetica last night at the Northwest Film Forum (part of AIGA's ByDesign 08 event). A note about the movie - quoted from http://www.helveticafilm.com Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which will celebrate its 50th birthday in [...]

By | 2008-03-14T11:48:07+00:00 March 14th, 2008|Design, Movies, Stories|2 Comments