links for 2006-10-31

Originally published at Nordic Design Blog. Please leave any comments there. Can Design Change the World? A new bookâ”an outgrowth of a popular Web siteâ”focuses on simple and complex innovations that could solve global crises (tags: design innovation business) Finland for Thought » Tips for the Finnish supermarket | Politics, current events, culture – In Finland & United States | An American's blog in Finland Hereâ™s a few quick tips when shopping at a Finnish supermarket⦠(tags: Finland)

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casa d'oro – Porto

Originally published at Nordic Design Blog. Please leave any comments there. casa d'oro – Porto Originally uploaded by artcru. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Verner Panton (13 February 1926 – 5 September 1998) is considered one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics, and in vibrant colors. His style was very “1960s” but regained popularity at the end of the 20th century; as of 2004, Panton's most…

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Skansen

Originally published at Nordic Design Blog. Please leave any comments there. . Originally uploaded by NickScando. As part of the centennial celebration of the Oslo Architect Association, this installation art piece (with sound) has been installed nearby Akerhusfestning in Oslo. It is an 'abstract futuristic' interpretation of Skansen, a restaurant, built in 1927 (demolished in 1970) that stood near the site. Skansen was the first example of architectural functionalism (funksjonalism/'funkis') in the Nordic region. Even in the roaring '20's I don't think the citizens could…

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KNM Skjold

Originally published at Nordic Design Blog. Please leave any comments there. KNM Skjold Originally uploaded by Jan Egil Kristiansen. [KNM Skjold](http://www.knmskjold.org/) “somewhere in the North Atlantic”, en route back from trials with the US Navy. After they got around to mount the gun, this is probably the fastest warship in the world. (But did we really want to disturb the huge sun bathing platform with a gun turret?) Rumoured to be clocked at 70 knots on some radar. It is supposed to be stealthy, but…

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links for 2006-10-24

Originally published at Nordic Design Blog. Please leave any comments there. spin on Flickr – Photo Sharing! The new fall tradition “Carnival of Lights” at Linnanmäki amusement park was held first time this past week. Nice atmosphere with all the rides light up, with special light effects around the park. (tags: finland, light, Linnanmäki, valkarnevaali, night, carousel) What Can We Do With Flickr? on Flickr – Photo Sharing! This cluttered desk represents just a small set of powerful ways you can use flickr. This image…

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ANIMATRICKS 27.-28.10, Helsinki, Finland

Originally published at Nordic Design Blog. Please leave any comments there. They say: Organized purely for the love of animation and with the skills of theprofessionals, Animatricks is the oldest Animation Film Festival inFinland. This national three-day festival brings together professionalsand students of animation, as well as the general public, to enjoy the artof animation. The first Animatricks Animation Festival was held inHelsinki in 2000. The main target of the festival is to show an extensive review of thelatest Finnish animated films and give retrospectives…

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Iceland 'breaks ban on whaling'

Originally published at Nordic Design Blog. Please leave any comments there. BBC news wrote today the article about breaking the whaling ban by Iceland: Iceland has reportedly broken a 21-year-old international ban on commercial whaling by killing a fin whale – an endangered species. “One fin whale was caught today and will be landed tomorrow,” a whalers' spokesman told Reuters news agency.

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Touch: The dashed line in use

Originally published at Nordic Design Blog. Please leave any comments there. Touch is a research project looking at the intersections between the digital and the physical. Its aim is to explore and develop new uses for RFID, NFC and mobile technology in areas such as retail, public services, social and personal communication. Technorati Tags: interaction, design, dashed

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