AdAge Top 15 Campaigns of the 21st Century Many ad campaigns over the years have sold soap. Fewer have tried to change societal notions about beauty. Even fewer have tried to do both. Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty” is the campaign that did it. The campaign that had its origins in London and Canada with a billboard asking motorists to vote on whether the women pictured were “fat or fit?” or “wrinkled or wonderful?” Mozilla's Firefox asks the public to help pick its new logo Web browser Firefox is undergoing a rebrand, and has published two possible identity systems on its website, to gather the public’s feedback on the designs. Firefox is owned by Mozilla, a free and open-source software company that lets people use its browser for free. The rebrand comes as Firefox is extending its services from a web browser to other apps and services, including simpler screen-shot and file-sharing tools, and voice control and virtual reality tools that will enable people to access the internet, with the aim of “helping people to be more efficient, safer and in control of their time online”, says Mozilla.
What Does Boredom Do to Us—and for Us? Historically, the diagnosis of boredom has contained an element of social critique—often of life under capitalism. The Frankfurt School philosopher Theodor Adorno argued that leisure is fundamentally shaped by “the social totality”—and is “shackled” to work, its supposed opposite: “Boredom is a function of life which is lived under the compulsion to work, and under the strict division of labor.” So-called free time—obligatory hobbies and holidays that reconcile us to the capitalist economy’s coldly regimented workday—is really a sign of our unfreedom. David Graeber, in his influential “bullshit jobs” thesis, argues that the vast expansion of administrative jobs—he cites, for example, “whole new industries,” such as financial services and telemarketing—means that “huge swathes of people, in Europe and North America in particular, spend their entire working lives performing tasks they secretly believe do not really need to be performed.” The result can be soul-choking misery.
Modern Tree House Modern Tree House November 7th, 2011 | Inspiration | Unique tree house, designed and constructed by Baumraum, is located in a small private garden in Munster, Germany. Wooden structure rests on metal stilts above a pond. It is equipped with comfortable bed, modern furniture, large windows, and a terrace. For more inspiration, check out: Beautiful Amazon Tree Houses DESIGN AND DESIGN Design And DesignExhibiting every day "the best you can get" design wise.Create your free account and submit your designs to have a chance to be published TurnoverNaipe (suit)Círculo (circle) Naipe (suit)
23 glorious geometric patterns in design Lately, we've noticed a lot of designers using geometric patterns, shapes and styles in their logo designs, vector art and more. Using these shapes, the designs become a simple yet wholly striking work of art channelling influences from the design era of art deco. Subscription offer We've rounded up our favourite examples of geometric patterns and designs featuring geometric shapes. See what you think... 01.
Stories / Take a peek inside the amazing Mexico City design community Let’s take a peek inside the amazing Mexico City design community! Meet long-time Dribbble Meetup hosts Jaime Smeke and Rulótico Gonzáles and learn about their passion to continue growing the design community in Mexico City and how hosting Dribbble Meetups has helped them do so. The duo has hosted a total of 15 meetups now and has some great tips to offer if you’re looking to host a Dribbble Meetup of your own! Meet the hosts: Gear Generator Animation: * Shift + Enter: Set RPM of the selected gear #0 - N8 - ratio: 1:1 - RPM: 6#1 - N20 - ratio: 2.5:1 - RPM: 2.4 Connection properties Gear properties * Shift + Enter: modifies the Diametral pitch smow Blog Standing in the Leipzig Grassi Museum for Applied Arts, surrounded by 150 years of Thonet chair history, Peter Thonet, x-times-great grandson of company founder Michael Thonet and until his recent retirement company CEO, is clearly a very satisfied man, “It makes one proud to be able to look back on a collection of objects that have not only been important for the company, but which have also, occasionally, written design history” Few visiting the new Grassi Museum exhibition “Sitting – Lying – Swinging. Furniture from Thonet” could or would argue. Sitting – Lying – Swinging.
Social Benches by Jeppe Hein Incredible design of benches by artist Jeppe Hein… Jeppe Hein Concept incroyable de bancs par l’artiste Jeppe Hein… The 25 Winners of the Print Celebrates Design Competition Justin Ahrens challenges common ideas of what design success is and discusses how it is achieved by other means. This eye-opening video will broaden design’s potential for self-gratification and improving the world. Designers are makers—all day, every day.
Eat vegetables, read lots and keep asking difficult questions Sophia: How much control did you have over the upcoming series? Luke: I wasn’t in control but I was part of most of the decision making and I was looking at everything and giving notes and making tweaks all along. I obviously had lots of ideas and thoughts about things and a lot of that stuff got in. Scientists Have Found Out When You Really Become An Adult (And It's A Lot Older Than You Think) What makes an adult an adult? Is there a pre-defined age? Say, when you turn 18 and are officially "legal". Or can you only pass after you've checked off a certain number of pre-selected rites of passage? The mortgage, the marriage, the 9-to-5 job, 2.5 kids, Volvo Hatchback, and white picket fence, etcetera. Well, science has an answer and the truth appears to be less clear cut.
Rememberthelittleguy & Toypaper - Doodles, Interactive Design and Paper Toys! Once upon a time there was an afternoon project that turned into a weekend project that turned into a website that turned into Toypaper. All that adds up to a HUGE amount of time spent cutting and gluing paper - far too much time if I am honest so it's time to put the cap back on the glue for a while. If you are reading this expecting to find papertoys then don't worry, I have put them all at the bottom this page just for you. I have met some lovely people from around the world, painted a 12ft concrete monster in Manchester and received lots of interesting emails, some of which I have had no other choice but to ask Google to translate for me.