February 23, 2011 § 1 Comment
We’ve all been there. As students or as professionals we’ve fought the deadline. Tired, stressed, over-caffeinated. In front of a computer, covered in post-it notes and to-do lists. It’s the time when magical things can happen:
This amazing stop-motion animation video was created by Bang-yao Liu as his senior design project at college. We’re sure he aced it, whether he submitted it on time or not.
Such a lighthearted approach to deadlines, we loved it!
via Lost at E Minor
February 17, 2011 § 2 Comments
Escher’s Waterfall is practically a river flowing uphill. Which is impossible in real life. Or is it?
And the original:via Vulture
February 16, 2011 § 4 Comments
This is one of the coolest ideas ever: The colour clock is an online clock and a downloadable screen saver (for Mac users only) that represents time as a hexadecimal color.
Let me explain. Do you know your RGBs?
Standing for Red Green Blue, RGB is the color model that combines these three colors to create all the rest. In the web, all colors are represented in hexadecimal RGB codes, ie sets of three numbers (value of red, value of green, value of blue). What else is represented as a set of three numbers? Time (value of hours, value of minutes, value of seconds). What if we combined the two codes? Quite obvious now that I mention it, but quite ingenious for the person who thought of it first. Respect.
This clock is magnificent both conceptually and aesthetically. Perfection.
February 3, 2011 § 2 Comments
Mobile phones have come a long way.
Remember the first mobiles we got a glimpse at in movies in the late 80’s? And how every new model looked so tiny and in retrospect so big? British designer Kyle Bean thought of the evolution of mobile phones as stacking dolls. Sometimes, the most creative ideas are the ones that are staring you in the eyes.
At which stage did you get your first mobile phone?