Archive for September, 2010

Russian T-50

September 30, 2010

Russian T-50

American F-22

I am a huge aviation fan, so I was really excited when the Sukhoi T-50, Russia’s new generation of fighter jet was unveiled last January. I was even more excited when the new paint scheme was unveiled recently! It looks like a steam-punk F-22 (Americas current fr online stealth-ish fighter jet). The design was definitely influenced by the earlier American jet, just look at the photo. The metal exhaust panels at the back look funny given the plane’s otherwise sleek, stealth appearance. The paint job looks like a Luftwaffe camouflage from world war 2.

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Method: How Can Brands Survive, if We’re Drowning in Media?

September 28, 2010

This is the third piece in the 10×10 series by innovation firm Method.

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The future of the book- is a screen!

September 22, 2010

I know, we didn’t need IDEO to tell us that. These are really interesting interaction concepts that were done as studies by IDEO into the future of reading. There seem to be plenty of opportunities to augment and enhance your reading experience, now that books are digital. I also really love the quality and flavor of this simple movie.

Marc Newson’s Expensive Toys at Gagosian

September 15, 2010

I went to this show last night.  I was a bit skeptical when I heard about it- is it a designer retrospective, or boat showroom? Of course I soon realized that I don’t care! I love Marc Newson and really enjoyed seeing some of his more mobile designs all under one roof. They were all there-his jet, silver surfboard, bicycle, Ford concept car, Virging Galactic Spaceship Interior, and of course his Aqua Riva boat. It does seem like more than a coincidence that the boat was released in June, and now its being shown at the Gagosian gallery during fashion week. That’s not the point. The boat is very attractive. At first glance it looks like traditional Riva woodwork, but a closer look reveals that it is fiberglass with brown resin. The  signature Newson forms and vibrant color (brown on white on electric blue) all make for a satisfying design experience, and those handles on the glass…. I recommend going to check the show out as soon as you can! More info here.