Pink Taffy Designs is giving away a set of their custom designed hand painted wooden letters for your little one’s nursery. The wall letters come in multiple sizes and fonts, and are 100% Hard Wood. Add some vibrancy to your child’s environment with these wall letters.
October 30, 2012
We always were the big fans of Electrolux Design Lab and this year we are glad to offer a Video press release of this year’s event.
October 25, 2012
Floating air cleaning appliance wins Electrolux Design Lab 2012 Contest
A hands-free stirring utensil. A tasting spoon that tells you what ingredient is lacking. This is what the future of household and cooking appliances looks like at the 10th annual Electrolux Design Lab competition. Aeroball by Jan Ankiersztajn from Poland was awarded first prize in competition finals at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.
The jury was impressed with how the student’s creative and insightful thinking reflected this year’s theme, Design Experience, and how successfully the concept met the challenge of creating a holistic sensorial experience. The winning concept is a collection of luminescent, hovering balls that can filter and fragrance the air in a room. They float using helium and drift down to the ground when they are ready to be changed.
“We rely on our senses for almost everything, so considering the senses is an important factor when designing appliances,” said Thomas Johansson, Design Director at Electrolux and head of the jury. “This year’s winning concept Aeroball is a truly innovative concept that uses space in a unique way and delights our surroundings. It also changes our perception of an air cleaner, because it is delicate in aesthetics, it is emotional and also relevant, because it addresses the consumer’s needs.”
Electrolux, a pioneer in innovative appliances for home and professional use for almost 100 years, conceived of Design Lab, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, to stimulate and activate industrial design students on a global level by inviting them to present truly breakthrough ideas for household appliances. The Design Lab 2012 jury, comprising Design Director at Electrolux Thomas Johansson, award winning chef Davide Oldani, distinguished designer Dante Donegani and popular design blogger Kelly Beall, selected the winner from ten global finalists.
The second prize in the competition went to Ben de la Roche from New Zealand. His design concept is a refrigerated wall that allows the user to press storage containers and bottles directly into the wall. Impress uses thermo-acoustic technology and gases such as argon and helium that are non-ozone depleting and harmless to the environment. The jury’s motivation was: “Impress is a visual experience that is energy saving and simplifies the user’s life.” Third prize went to Tastee by Christopher Holm-Hansen, from Denmark. His design concept is a taste indicator, in the form of a spoon, that utilises receptors based on the human taste bud to tell you what ingredients you need to improve your cooking. The jury’s motivation was: “Tastee is a tool that offers guidance for your palate in order to bring out the chef that is inside of you.” People’s Choice Award went to Tastee after receiving over 1000 unique votes on Facebook.
About Electrolux Design Lab Established in 2003, Electrolux Design Lab is an annual global design competition open to undergraduate and graduate design students world-wide. This year, Design Lab is celebrating ten years of encouraging and facilitating young designers in the pursuit of modern, innovative home appliance design. “Creating new value and propositions is what innovative design is all about. Electrolux is committed to innovation in design, research and development and Design Lab is one way of exploring new arising ideas. In addition the Design Lab competition is a chance for us to meet the design talent of tomorrow”, said Stefano Marzano, Chief Design Officer at Electrolux. Theme of the year, Design Experience Electrolux Design Lab 2012 challenged design students to draw inspiration from professional experience creators such as chefs, architects, interior designers and hotel designers to design future home appliances that will provide a fuller sensory experience. The brief for 2012 was looking for concepts that best reflect Electrolux’s proud heritage of Scandinavian Design whilst working to create new home appliances that stimulate, engage and enlighten all of our senses. The jury considered entries based on intuitive design, innovation and consumer insight.
First step towards a design career One of the purposes of the competition is to function as an innovative arena for the introduction of new talents and products to the market. First prize is 5,000 euros and a six-month paid internship at an Electrolux global design center. Second prize is 3,000 euros and third prize of 2,000 euros.
For more information please visit:
Design Lab blog: http://www.electrolux.com/electroluxdesignlab
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/Electrolux/electrolux-design-lab/ Media inquiries contact: email@example.com
July 27, 2011
The 2nd international Copenhagen Design Week is to be held in Copenhagen from 1st to 6th September 2011.
Copenhagen Design Week brings together activities from the world’s largest design award: INDEX:Award to exhibitions and conferences showing Copenhagen as a living lab of sustainable urban development. The week offers an exciting programme with exhibitions, conferences, talks, guided architecture tours etc. – all in a “Think Human” context.
January 25, 2011
In Davos on Friday January 28th from 1200 to 1400CET, INDIA Future of Change will assemble a panel on design, innovation at entrepreneurship. The panel, moderated by Tim Brown of IDEO, will discuss how the synergy between design and innovation can be a catalyst for India’s inclusive growth. The panel is slated to be broadcast on Bloomberg TV. INDIA Future of Change is accepting questions for the panelists via twitter @futureofchange.
INDIA Future of Change is an organization that conducts Indian public diplomacy and nation branding.
More info at: http://indiafutureofchange.com/davos.htm
December 9, 2010
Camp Pixelache is an experimental, informal programme format which was tried out in Pixelache Festival context for the first time in spring 2010. For more information, see the wiki pages at http://wiki.pixelache.ac/10kerava/home.
This Open Call is for artworks and other projects to be presented in Camp Pixelache 2011 lab/exhibition in several venues on Suomenlinna island during two days (Saturday 13 March – Sunday 14 March).
The deadline for proposals is Friday 14 January 2011 (at MIDNIGHT CET / Central European Time).
More information at www.pixelache.ac.
November 19, 2010
Welcome to the November 20, 2010 edition of design blogs. I am pleased to announce that there will be a month now Design Blogs Blog Carnival on the Every Saturday at 2pm EDT. This Blog Carnival is for all kinds of design blogs, everything related to: Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Production Design, Multimedia Design, Home Desoration, DIY, and more! My hope is that this blog carnival that will encourage and inspire you to explore world of design and style!
Sharon Harlan presents Top 50 Interior Decor Blogs and Articles posted at Interior Design Degree, saying, “Everyone wants a beautiful space, but few of us can go out and snap up designer furniture and the knick-knacks that make a house a home. These blogs are written by professionals and interior design enthusiasts who make decorating a fun task.”
Sharon Harlan presents 50 Beautiful Blogs to Make Your Home More Like Martha?s posted at Interior Design Degree, saying, “Making your home like Martha’s isn’t easy, but it is within reach. Remember that not every single thing must be in order at every waking moment, but keeping things organized and streamlined will help your home look its best on a regular basis.”
Sharon Harlan presents 25 Tips, Articles and Blogs to Guide Your Holiday Decorating posted at Interior Design Degree, saying, “Getting your home ready for the holidays can be fun or it can be incredibly stressful. Everyone has fond memories of fighting with Christmas lights and attempting to get the tree up in its stand. It always comes with as much grief when the job is getting done, as it does with joy once it’s over.”
Kerry Fletcher presents How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree Like a Professional Designer posted at Interior Design Info.
November 15, 2010
Karjala Tournament Sunday – Czech Republic vs. Russia, Finland vs. Sweden
Hartwall Areena / Helsinki Halli Oy
Guided Walking Tours in English
Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress
Risto Räppääjä concert for children
Music Theatre Kapsäkki, restaurant Allotria
Torpparit-kuoro IsÃ¤ tekee ain
KANNELTALO, Hgin kulttuurikeskus
Helsinki City Theatre
More dates: Nov 19 | Nov 20 | Nov 26 | Nov 27 | Dec 08
“Semillas” – Design Exhibition
International Cultural Center Caisa
“Mexico in Flames” – Photo exhibition
International Cultural Center Caisa
Corridos Revolucionarios – Music Performance
International Cultural Center Caisa
November 2, 2010
Akershus University Hospital Announces now a tender competition for the purchase of new CAD services.
Entering into a contract for the purchase of CAD services.
This includes management and operation of Ahus its CAD model of an AutoCAD platform: • Audit Changes • Updated PLT files for use in Ahus Technical filing system • Updated dwg files for use in Plania • Future needs for the creation of “new” model for the drawings that have not been part of Ahus CAD model
October 27, 2010
“The City of Ottawa, Artengine and the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation are pleased to present Firmament – a digital art exhibition featuring James Acres, Eric Chan, Nichola Feldman-Kiss and Adrian Gollner.
Ottawa is a creative city and recognizes that collaborative thinking and dialogue are powerful. They can lead to many great things. Creative and digital collaboration can touch everything from youth engagement, media arts, education, health to meaningful dialogue.
This exhibition accompany’s a digital media trade mission and will bring together creative digital and cultural digital thinkers from Canada and Finland. Opening reception at ArtShortCut’s ArtSpace on Malminkatu 36, Helsinki.
October 5, 2010
This is an open call for two Pixelache Helsinki 2011 programme sections: map me if you will and Computational Photography.
The deadline for proposals is Monday 8 November 2010.
More information at: http://www.pixelache.ac/helsinki/festival-2011/
Open Call: map me if you will Pixelache Festival 2011 looks for works that collect, transform, and make use of the data of everyday life in unseen artistic ways.
By the mere fact of living an ordinary modern urban life, we produce a huge amount of information about ourselves that we are hardly aware of, nor we usually see or make use of. Through this data we become traceable, accessible, predictable – and clearly enough – ideal clients of information-based capitalism. So if we cannot prevent the production and the corporate or governmental use of this data without changing our lifestyle completely, how can we at least benefit from it ourselves? How can we share this information with the society at large or the community we live in to our common advantage? And how could we even build systems ourselves that collect data for our own purposes?
Concurrently, the complexity of human actions and interactions increases with the accumulation and growing capacity of the digital tools we are using. We may therefore better understand what’s going on around us if we find ways to visualise and interpret the data which we produce. How can our processes and the correlations of our actions be represented in meaningful and inspiring ways? Are there inventive ways to visualise/represent data that go beyond the pure digital and turn abstract data into concrete entities/objects?
‘map me if you will’ is a programme devised by guest curator Susanne Jaschko. One or two new artworks will be created by invited artists. This open call is for works which will either be presented individually or as a part of a the ‘map me if you will’ seminar. You can also propose workshops, performances and other related programmes.
Open Call: Computational Photography – the return of the unexpected In computational photography, camera and picture-taking are perceived as concepts that can be modified in do-it-yourself spirit and are therefore open to discussion, redefinition, and hacking. This artistic approach to the field differs from how the term is understood in the photographic industry where the focus is on features that serve typical photographic purposes.
The digital camera has become increasingly a tool for programming instead of merely recording images. Cameras are also equipped with sensors that retrieve location and position data thus giving rise to expanding the visual realm to location-aware, multisensory and embodied expression. It is still possible to just ‘take pictures’ but the means of visual expression go beyond what is commonly understood as photography.
The work of an artist takes place in close connection to the digital medium and algorithms that are usually not as well-controlled as conventional photographer’s tools, leaving plenty of room for playful and unexpected results. The partly artificial or manipulated nature of the resulting images is in many cases visible – a seemingly faithful representation of reality is abandoned and our aesthetic preconceptions are challenged. The Internet can be seen both as a giant repository of source images, and a platform for shared projects and shared code.
This open call is for artworks of computational photography in the broad meaning of the term. They can be still or moving images, installations, online projects; or devices or social processes used to create new visual languages. The programme section is organised by guest curator Markku Nousiainen and in collaboration with Aalto University Media Factory. The advisory board for this programme sections consists of Antti Huittinen, Jussi Ängeslevä and Miska Knapek.
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