According to 2 designers, people instinctively read in lines ,and subsequently find it easier to gauge time when plotted along a line.
To realise this, Amsterdam-based designers have created the Linear Cycle Clock, that shows a revolving shell indicating the passing time, designed by BCXSY.
Well I can’t let Christmas fly by without making an attempt at a semi-festive post. If you’ve not already heard of Bompas & Parr then you should check them out here, they’ve done some pretty amazing things with all sorts of food and drink, most notably their wacky and crazy explorations with jelly.
‘Bompas & Parr lead in flavour based experience design, culinary research, architectural installations and contemporary food design.’ They often describe themselves as the ‘jelly mongers’ stemmed from their fascination with the wobbly stuff.
In typical Bompas & Parr style they’ve gone all out in their most recent venture, constructing a huge, edible ginger bread mansion for Selfridges Christmas window display (my attempt to post about at least one thing festive is now evident). Heres their making of video. Bam!
“The Worlds biggest crowd based Stratospheric Scientific Balloon”
This literally had me written all over it. If anyone else is interested in taking a (symbolic) trip to the edge of space then read on.
“The Big Space Balloon is a project which aims to launch the Worlds biggest crowd based high altitude research balloon, designed to fly to the edge of space and explore the highest regions of the earth’s atmosphere, that border the vacuum of space.
The project will take the super pressure balloon to an altitude of up to 130,000 feet, high in the earths stratosphere, to the edge of space.
The Big Space Balloon will carry a scientific capsule to undertake a range of experiments regarding space sciences, providing a low cost platform for companies & the space industry to carry out research & development at the edge of space.”
The idea to get people involved is to be part of something big, and to win the chance to be one of 10,000 chosen to see your mini image printed onto the science balloon.
WOW! Heres me keeping my fingers crossed, if anyone else is successful, let me know so I can be envious.
One of the better ads thats come out in recent months, you’ve got to love Patrick Stewart.
Definitely wouldn’t mind having a go on this.
“The design proposal, that sets out a plot to rob 5 banks located in downtown Los Angeles. The project will take form as an exhibition.”
This is such an outrageous project, my first funded Kickstarter project designed and hopefully produced by Iloynar Gaynor a RCA graduate and Design enthusiast. Her work mainly focuses on the world of the criminal and ‘interested in exploring the different ways in which to tell a compelling story’. This sure is one compelling idea and certainly set to be one amazing story. So I’ve backed her $12 which is nothing really (she needs $20,000 to be ‘Kickstarted’) but it’ll get me a copy of the publication that I’m sure will be quite something, if she reaches that target. If you can spare a minute visit Iloynar’s Kickstarter page HERE she’s only got 5 days left so anything you can give makes all the difference.
“It’s design fiction *and* a Kickstarter. What could go wrong?”
Bruce Sterling,WIRED Magazine.