Jiro Dreams of Sushi is about something as simple and yet complicated as doing better. It is an amazing and inspiring documentary with intricate and delicate movement in it. Not about money, but about pride in what you do. The movie appeals to so many sides in people. It is for those interested in food, photography, cinematography, music, and maybe most importantly, the human aspects of defining success – and the price of perfection. Continue reading
Apart from the evident goodness of preserving nature, this is a lesson in appreciating what you have and putting a (new) spin on it according to a current and relevant issue also suitable for storytelling / PR. In these times of global warming, issues are flourishing as to the price of development and evolution, and therefore, an old road of trees – once established and now fought for by “greenery-oriented” people – can become a sensational story with green benefits.
Again something that rules as to being simple, functional and aesthetic: the list-keeping app called Clear. Maybe not an obvious choice to stand by, in a world that offers more and more options. But I understand it and even more so after having tried this app for a while.
The whole idea revolves around simple feedback in the form of gradient colours, vibration, and sounds. A combined visual, tactile and auditive experience, which stimulates basic human senses in a varied and still holistic way. As a surprise, quotes also show up, but elegantly. I think it makes it rather fun and almost musical to make and maintain such a simple thing as a list.
This is a different kind of painting! I do admire inspiration through art that challenges into thinking differently. It seems as if it must be an extraordinarily intricate project process, but the video shows delicate yet simple painting – acrylic – alternated with resin. More pictures on Riusuke Fukahori’s Flickr.
This is a smart advertisement that one can save and reuse. It is very simple card containing on one side illustrations of how to fold a Japanese Origami bird, and on the other side the take away restaurant’s most basic contacts details – phone number and website – as well as recommending to eat Sushi fresh. It is both fun for creative adults and children.
The Danish world-renowned company Bang & Olufsen has launched a new sub-brand called B&O Play at the CES 2012 (The International Consumer Electronics Show). It is an interesting new strategy for them and which targets a new and wider demographic.
Still upscale, but in search of an optimal design solution in between portability, performance and price, the strategy draws its creative input from the experience of young designers coming from varied backgrounds outside the consumer electronics industry: the art scene, fashion and furniture industry.
First featured is the BeoLit 12, a wireless iDevice speaker. More info and specifications in the source link and the videos hereafter.
This is an extremely well done video (in terms of narrative and animation) by Adesias about our generation (people born between 1980 and 2000) – the Generation Y.
Thanks to the Internet, we have at our disposal new & constant access to information and new ways of exchanging knowledge and socializing. This powerful and illustrative video really makes one think about the drastic changes in the past decade.
This Christmas, I gave away a couple of these green and reuseable shopping bags from the Danish Red Cross. The bag – also a great housewarming gift – comes in different cool illustrated versions, made in cooperation with renowned Danish designers.
Price is an affordable 50 DKK (about 9$). We’ve used our bags every week for about a couple of years for our grocery shopping.
Other similar initiatives exist of course, though I think this is great and simple design – please share other findings.