Santiago Calatrava's Turning Torso Opens in Malmo

Artdaily.com – The First Art Newspaper on the Net (Image by dcandido) MALMÖ, SWEDEN.-The Turning Torso designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava is the tallest Nordic skyscraper. It was officially opened Saturday. The design of the building is based in form on the sculpture Turning Torso. The residential tower is meant to be seen as a freestanding sculptural element posed within the cityscape. The equivalent in the tower of the sculpture’s steel support is the nucleus of internal elevators and stairs, through which the box…

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The Old Bag

The Old Bag Originally uploaded by hfb. From hfb Scary magazine ad that I’m both amused and grossed out by, maybe a little outraged, too. They wouldn’t put a photo of some old guy’s wrinkly old nutsack with a caption like “An old bag you won’t have to scratch”, would they? Bastards. I agree with hfb, this time desire to be original leaded creators of this ad too far …

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Podestal

Podestal Originally uploaded by hfb. From hfb Signs are expensive so why didn’t someone take the time to look up “puhujanpönttö’ in the dictionary or find someone who knows english enough to note that ‘podestal’ isn’t a word? It could be a funny new compound of ‘pedestal + podium’, but given that my big Finnish dictionary defines the word as ‘speakers’ stand’ I’m guessing someone just made a typo though ‘public pedestal’ wouldn’t be right either.

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New sites of August in Finland

In the summer activity of the Finnish companies traditionally decreases, but previous week in Finland following sites have been released: * JVC Crasman (23.08.) -technocratic design which has a little bit become outdated in my opinion, but still quite functional. A little discourages the quality and a certain absence of style of flash animation. * Uutislehti 100 Convert Media (23.08.) -strict and functional design, good usage of graphics, especially in backgrounds. The interesting solution of mobile pictures gallery. * CC-City Paperjam, King (23.08.) -made with…

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Design Year 2005 in Nordic countries

Link: Muotoilun vuosi 2005 – Introduction Forward with design! Finland will celebrate a Design Year in 2005. The aim is to inform the public of the importance and potential of design as a creative resource and a booster of competitiveness. The message is that design is made by people for the people. The Design Year is organized by Design Forum Finland, the University of Art and Design Helsinki, the Finnish Association of Designers Enamor, Grafia, the University of Lapland, Design Museum, the Armi information center,…

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Reflect05 reflecting design Designed to save your life – design contest.

KUTEN for promoting visual culture Reflect05 reflecting design Designed to save your life – design contest. The goals of the Reflect05 -competition are to find new ideas for reflecting products, create new job opportunities for designer, increase the use of reflectors and to increase production of traffic safety equipment. With the reflector design competition Kuten ry wants also to address the public in the spirit of â€?Design for Lifeâ€? that design is not just a tool for styling but an important part of our society…

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THE NIGHT OF THE ADEATERS to come to Finland in October 2005.

Link: ! Films publicitaires pour agences de publicites spots publicitaires spots TV spots tele cinematheque films pubs concours de creation Although there is no exact date is stated, Finland announced to be visited by THE NIGHT OF THE ADEATERS on October of 2005. The Night of the Adeaters®? “La Nuit des Publivores” What is this? The Night of the Adeaters is a festival show that offers 6 hours of non-stop action : it shows 500 of the finest, most amazing, funniest, most artistic, most creative…

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