s Trend Briefing covering "7 Consumer Trends To Run With In 2014" Growing numbers of consumers can no longer escape an awareness of the damage done by their consumption: to the planet, society, or themselves. But a mixture of indulgence, addiction and conditioning mean that most can’t substantially change their consumption habits. The result? A never-ending guilt spiral. Which creates exciting opportunities for brands that combine tackling this guilt spiral with consumers’ endless status seeking (still the driving force behind all consumer behavior). Indeed, GUILT-FREE STATUS will be the ultimate indulgence in 2014. Known by all. Visibly guilt-free. Warning: this trend is NOT about GUILTWASHING. Tesla Guilt-free status symbol goes global The Tesla Model S sedan luxury electric vehicle began shipping to Norway, Switzerland and the Netherlands in August 2013, with right hand drive models scheduled for March 2014. Nudie Old jeans become limited edition rugs Liberty United Firearm jewelry fights gun violence (BBMG, GlobeScan and SustainAbility, October 2013)
The Design Ark | A Design and Lifestyle Inspiration Blog NOTCOT.ORG Design Architecture Artistes Livres: Design / Architecture Warning: mysql_fetch_assoc(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /var/typo3_src-4.0.2/t3lib/class.t3lib_db.php on line 801 > Abonnez-vous à notre newsletter Accueil > Design / Architecture Arts Décoratifs Korea now! Galeries: 65 images Graphisme, design et craft : la créativité de la Corée actuelle à l’honneur Paris Design Week Paris Design Week 2015 Une semaine où on se concentrera de préférence sur la jeune création et les nouvelles tendances. Arts & Métiers Invention Design Le design, mise en forme d’une intelligence plus que d’une esthétique. Gaîté Lyrique Oracles du design Le pouvoir prophétique du design, révélateur de nos aspirations. Philharmonie de Paris David Bowie is Galerie : 15 images David Bowie, designer fertile autant que chanteur Fondation Louis Vuitton et Centre Pompidou Frank Gehry à Paris Ouverture de la Fondation Louis Vuitton, exposition au Centre Pompidou : Frank Gehry est chez lui à Paris. Galerie des Gobelins A Tables - Mobilier National Pentawards Pentawards 2014
Cassandra Daily World's Strange Buildings Here is a series of strange and fantastic buildings and architectures … Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, California, USA) Museum of Contemporary Art (Niteroi, Brazil) Experience Music Project (Seattle, Washington, USA) Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, USA) Stata Center (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) Erwin Wurm: House Attack (Viena, Austria) Dancing Building (Prague, Czech Republic) Upside Down House (Szymbark, Poland) The Basket Building (Ohio, USA) Device to Root Out Evil (Vancouver, Canada) The Ufo House (Sanjhih, Taiwan) Solar Furnace (Odeillo, France) Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, TN, USA) Shoe House (Pennsylvania, USA) Edificio Mirador (Madrid, Spain) Digital Beijing (Beijing, China) Nordpark Cable Railway (Innsbruck, Austria) Pabellon de Aragon (Zaragoza) Kunsthaus (Graz, Austria) Tenerife Concert Hall (Canary Islands, Spain) The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland) Lotus Temple (Delhi, India) Mind House (Barcelona, Spain) Stone House (FAFE, Portugal)
Glasgow University Magazine Palimpsest – Collective memory through Virtual Reality / @ialab Created at the Bartlett School of Architecture / Interactive Architecture, Palimpsest uses 3D scanning and virtual reality to record urban spaces and the communities that live in them. The project aims to question/test the implication if the past, present, and future city could exist in the same place, layering personal stories and local histories of the city at a 1:1 scale. In 1998, researchers discovered that mathematical proofs by Archimedes had been overwritten with biblical texts by monks in the 13th century. Their first initiative, The Camden Palimpsest, uses the UK High Speed Rail 2 project as a case study. In order to create the palimpsest, the team relied on 4 types of 3D data capture. To capture at the urban scale, they primarily used LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanners in collaboration with Fiona Zisch from ScanLab. This project examines how emerging technology in virtual reality and 3D scanning can be used to facilitate participatory design.
We. Watch. Retail. - RetailWatching Design Kit: The Human-Centered Design Toolkit In April 2015, IDEO.org launched an exciting new evolution of the HCD Toolkit the Field Guide to Human-Centered Design. The Field Guide is the latest in IDEO.org’s suite of teaching tools and a step forward in sharing the practice and promise of human-centered design with the social sector. A full-color, 192-page book, the Field Guide comes with 57 design methods, the key mindsets that underpin how and why IDEO.org believes design can change lives, a full slate of worksheets, and case studies from projects that show human-centered design in action. The Field Guide was funded by more than 1300 backers in a Kickstarter campaign that reaching nearly three times its initial goal. IDEO.org received an amazing outpouring of support and strengthened its deeply held belief that human-centered design can push the social sector forward. IDEO.org is a nonprofit design organization that launched out of IDEO in 2011 with a mission to improve the lives of poor and vulnerable communities through design.