Posts Tagged: design

Inside Ebony/Jet

"Corporations often change their interiors dramatically, especially over the course of 40 years. But at the former Ebony/Jet building, Johnson saw to it that things were maintained, replaced, re-milled or remade with exactly what was there when the building was completed." —And that was in 1972, my friends.


A Window Onto the World of Tiny Homeowners

Chirstopher and Merete built a tiny house and Apartment Therapy has the tour. The key to avoiding stir-crazy, claustrophobic misery? From the accompanying interview: "I like the trim around the windows… installing the windows instantly transformed the structure from a wooden box to something that actually felt like a house… One of the first things that we bought, long before we knew anything about building, were 5 of our downstairs windows… Windows leak if you don't install them the way they are intended. So, at the last minute, we had to buy two new windows from Lowes, and patched up one of the window holes with that oddly-shaped triangle window near the kitchen."


More Than Meets the Eye

There is money to be had out there: Porsche wants you to get inspired by one of their cars to design some other new thing and send them a drawing of it. If you do it right, they'll give you $20,000. Doesn't this remind you of an assignment you got in 6th grade? "See, what it is is, it's a Porsche that transforms into a doll." "That's called a Transformer, Jane. I think you've missed the point of this exercise."


A Femme's Guide to Improvement: Make a Blouse!

So I got an email from Jane last week, linking to this top: “The one I tried on was shorter and not sheer. Can you show us how to make it? It looks SO beautiful on and it's a fucking square with a hole in it, that's it. A square folded in half, a neck hole cut out, and two short seams on the sides to hold it in place. Does that make sense? UGH! Why is it three hundred dollars!?!”

It is three hundred dollars because they say it is! Also because big profit margins on items with basic construction and minimum material allow mid-price companies to not go [...]


Bill Moggridge: 1943-2012

The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum has a wonderful series of tributes up to commemorate their late director, including his keynote 2010 lecture "What is Design?" Think of him as…a Steve Jobs without a lot of money or fame.


"Original Is Almost Not a Thing"

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Jane's little brother, Andrew Golombisky, is a furniture designer currently working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and a good part of his work involves designing antique-inspired pieces. They sat down to chat about originality, authenticity, and design.

Jane Marie: [Wasting no time after convincing her bro to help her out with a project for her blog.] What's the difference between a replica and a knockoff?

Andy: As far as furniture goes, if it's a replica of an antique piece that doesn't have a credited designer and no intellectual property rights at [...]


A New Shelf Date

An egg has millions of holes in its shell. It absorbs the odour and substance around itself very easily. This creates a bad taste if it’s kept in the fridge with other food ingredients. This shelf provides a place for eggs outside of the fridge. Also the freshness of eggs can be tested in the water. The fresher they are, the further they sink.

Jihyun Ryou would like to show you, in the prettiest way possible, how to save your food  – both from and outside of — the refrigerator.


It "Smells Like Angels Playing"

I'm trying to figure out where the liquid emerges from Nicki Minaj's triumphant new perfume container.


Defective Android Mouthbreather Seeks Employment

Just spent seven minute watching this trailer? ad? something for a new, uhhh, video game "engine" (whatever that is!) and I'd do it again. Seriously, I have no idea what I'm talking about other than this little film was pretty if you imagine it being a game you can actually play or, ahem, watch someone else play in your living room while you make dinner/practice calligraphy. NSFW due to android nudity (think Barbie) and a few mild swears like the ones your grandma says when she stubs her toe. [via]


It's a Collage App!

Have you ever wanted to put a beard on a strawberry with your friends? Now there's an app for that. These works of art look like stills from an Eric Wareheim video, which is great. You could be the next Eric Wareheim, only for non-moving images and not famous. [via]