1exadecima1

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Lexadecimal: A hexadecimal colour code whose letters and numbers form an English word. (via Marcia Caines) Here the link.

2 July 2012 / 0 comments
From design is (not) dead by Fincken + Mirti in Design

paper computer

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Victor Papanek designed and described a special paper computer (the bisociation tool)  in his book: “Design for the Real World”. Bisociation Tool is a problem-solving tool to gain new and innovative solutions in design. With the tool you can “feed” your mind’s association power and (more)

29 June 2012 / 0 comments
From design is (not) dead by Fincken + Mirti in Design

papanek (victor)

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“Design has become the most powerful tool with which man shapes his tools and environments (and, by extension, society and himself)” (Victor Papanek). Victor Papanek (1927-1998) was a designer and educator who became a strong advocate of the socially and ecologically responsible design of products, (more)

6 June 2012 / 0 comments
From design is (not) dead by Fincken + Mirti in Design

hi-matic hotel

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100% internet based, the new Hi-Matic Hotel in Paris is void of all traditional concierge and staff members. A unique code provided at the time of reservation gives access to the building and to computers where visitors check in, pay and receive their room key, (more)

25 May 2012 / 2 comments
From design is (not) dead by Fincken + Mirti in Design

euthanasia coaster

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Julijonas Urbonas’ “Euthanasia Coaster” is a hypothetic euthanasia machine in the form of a roller coaster, engineered to humanely – with elegance and euphoria – take the life of a human being. Riding the coaster’s track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive (more)

23 May 2012 / 2 comments
From design is (not) dead by Fincken + Mirti in Design

plug-in table

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Maria Perales’ collection of houseware that need furniture to hold and support It. Mirrors, vases and chandeliers fit in and on the furniture, becoming a part of its everyday landscape. (via Petra Tikulin). You can find more at Map website

21 May 2012 / 0 comments
From design is (not) dead by Fincken + Mirti in Design

The Quantum Parallelograph

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The Quantum Parallelograph is an exploratory project developed by Patrick Stevenson-Keating where he examines the scientific and philosophical ideas surrounding the theory of quantum physics and multiple universes. The device delves into the multiverse, and allows users to glimpse into their “parallel lives” – to (more)

11 May 2012 / 0 comments
From design is (not) dead by Fincken + Mirti in Design

open pathways

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We are generally suspicious of academic work. But every rule has some exceptions, and “Open Pathways” is one of these. “Open Pathways” is the final degree thesis of Siliva Franceschini (followed by Eleonora Fiorani and Beppe Finessi). A great research about the conceptual foundation of (more)

18 April 2012 / 0 comments
From design is (not) dead by Fincken + Mirti in Design

open-source ecology

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Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. And that’s only the first step in a project to write an instruction set for an (more)

16 April 2012 / 0 comments
From design is (not) dead by Fincken + Mirti in Design

139. openwear

Openwear is the new open source concept and community in course of developing by EDUfashion. In Openwear’s online space, small fashion producers, designers, stylists, students, interns,tailors, photographers, models, crafters, sewing cafes, silk-screen printers, fashion schools and others will all be able to open their own web (more)

4 April 2012 / 0 comments
From design is (not) dead by Fincken + Mirti in Design, Fashion

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