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"Do not seek praise, seek criticism." – Paul Arden

Month: June, 2009

Less, But Better

I just finished reading an interview by BBH Labs with design legend Dieter Rams and felt like I should share the highlights of the article…

We take three major lessons from Rams’ story that we believe are relevant to our own modest innovation efforts.

1. Question absolutely everything, especially the ‘most obvious’.

2. Strive to understand people, at every level.

3. Embrace technology, but do so with pragmatism not hype.

“Good designers must always be avant-gardists, always one step ahead of the times. They should – and must – question everything generally thought to be obvious. They must have an intuition for people’s changing attitudes. For the reality in which they live, for their dreams, their desires, their worries, their needs, their living habits. They must also be able to assess realistically the opportunities and bounds of technology.” 

To read the full interview click here (Less, But Better)

Use Your Imagination

"You cant depend on your eyes when you imagination is out of focus" – Mark Twain

Castles Made Of Sand

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The wise man built his house upon the rock – Matthew 7:24-27

BeamBox

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BeamBox and MiLi have teamed up to create a new kind of Pocket Projector for the iPhone. The MiLi Evolution Mini Power Projector works in conjunction with your iPhone or iPod touch, docking it into the unit which then acts as projector and charger in one. The LCOS projector boasts 10 lumens of brightness for VGA projection of an image from 3 to 70 inches. It’ll be about $255 when it’s released around the end of July. 

 

History

R.I.P. Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

Do Unto Others

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Add This To Your Lexicon

skulduggery skul-DUG-uh-ree , nounalso skullduggery:

1. Dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery:

    bribery, graft, and other such skulduggery

2. An instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick.

Designer Gas Masks

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We are in a state of perpetual war – with ourselves and with the eco-system that sustains us.  Perpetual war breeds perpetual fear.  In the present context, this fear stems from our extreme desire for authenticity and manifests itself in our insatiable culture of consumption.

Deep down, we are afraid we may never be satisfied.  An expanding archive of branded myths and icons feeds this fear.  Designer Gas Masks is an attempt to visualize this state of mind.  Because it is only by first acknowledging and then challenging fear that we will be able to breathe a little easier.

More information: http://bydiddo.com

 

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The Internet

http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/575