Monday, January 24, 2011
"One of the most difficult lessons for ambitious young people to learn is that when you try to make an impression,that is the impression you make. Those whose centre of emotional gravity is deeply embedded are willing to wait quietly in line until they are discovered."
Reader's Digest:June 1988
set for the urban context of manhattan, new york, the 'museum of comic and cartoon art' (MoCCA) by reid nystrom and alessandro ortiz is a design proposal for a new facility dedicated to the education and preservation of the graphic and literary medium. sited on a 14,000 square foot lot, the multi-storey museum aims to be the architectural embodiment of the art form in both its internal organization as well as its exterior treatments.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Here are some fun facts:
1. Dragonflies can fly 36 miles (58k) an hour.
2. A click beetle plays dead by lying on its back, then snaps a hinge, [licks his body up in the air, and scuttles away to live another day.
3. Some caterpillars store poisonous chemicals in their brightly-colored bodies that make birds sick.
4. Glowworms have a blue light that shines from their abdomens in attracts smaller insects for food.
5. Queen bees lay over 1,000 eggs a day; queen termites lay over 30,000 eggs a day.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Have Designs on India?
Design is what provides an insight into the shape of things to come in the future.
India – Exciting, dynamic and ever-changing.
A seamless combination of rich heritage and innovation!
If you think that your design skills are bold, innovative and can make an impact on the life of people participate in the INDIA Future of Change Design Contest and you can win:
|Cash prizes worth US$ 50,000|
|A 2 week all-expenses-paid trip to India|
|An internship in a leading Indian or Transnational corporation for 4-8 weeks|
If you are from a design school and would like to make a substantive difference you can submit a design from the 5 following areas:
|Healthcare / Special Needs|
|Mobility / Transport|
|Public Space Environment|
More details on the contest will be available on registration.
Registration NOW OPEN!
Click here to register
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Jelloware re-imagines the concept of drinking, and imparts a new experience in the way it feels, tastes,smells, moves, and is even disposed of.
The cups are made out of agar agar and cast in different flavors, such as lemon-basil,ginger-mint, or rosemary-beet, each specifically designed to compliment a corresponding drink
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
The Lilly pad city is able to hold 50 000 people, it is designed to be built if the worlds cities flood because of global warming. It would travel all throughout seas and oceans with no boundless possibilities as to where it could go.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Harvest City, a visualization of Boston-based designer, E. Kevin Schopfer's concept for sustainable development in Haiti
Harvest City is envisioned as a 2 mile diameter complex of tethered floating modules. The overall design is divided into four zones or communities interconnected by a linear canal system. The four major canals will focus built neighborhoods consisting of four story housing complexes. The outer perimeter of the design is predominately “one acre” crop circles with secondary feeder canals. The inner “harbor” will house the city center with schools, administrative, community activities and general marketplace. The entire complex will float and be cable secured to the sea bed. Because of its low profile, low draft dead weight capacity and perimeter wave attenuators, hurricanes and typhoon will have little effect other than collection of much needed water harvesting. A breakwater will be constructed to add to the city’s stability. (It should be noted, this proposal suggests using all the concrete rubble debris from the earthquake as the breakwater filler.) Harvest City is seen as the first floating city for Haiti. The system of floating platforms allows for a master plan to grow and link to other future cities within the harbor.
For more information about the concept go to: