September 2, 2011

Who Made That Moka Express? -

Advertisement from 1961.
Courtesy of Bialetti.Advertisement from 1961.

August 25, 2011

Steve Jobs' Bold Leadership

The following is an excerpt from A Fine Line: How Design Strategies Are Shaping the Future of Business, the book written by frog Founder Hartmut Esslinger in 2008. Hartmut and frog worked with Steve Jobs at Apple in the early 1980s to create the “Snow White” design language for the Apple IIc computer, and again in 1985 when Jobs briefly left Apple and started the computer company NeXT, where Hartmut and frog designed the NeXT Cube. In this passage from the book, Hartmut offers a glimpse into those tumultuous years for Apple and Jobs, and some insights into why the Apple CEO’s creative and strategic vision became so effective.

Creative Review - When Sainsbury's was out on its own

Fuels new book tells the story of Sainsbury's packaging from the 60s and 70s ....

May 16, 2011

Paris street art with a digital twist – in pictures | Travel |

Paris street art with a digital twist – in pictures | Travel |

Objection to Sea Link exit at Joggers' Park, Bandra Petition

I think a proper study for the whole Sea Link project should be made public and be allowed to be reviewed and studied by all concerned and the citizens of Mumbai. The project is going to affect and alter the estuary, sea-life, mangroves and the entire Bandra waterfront - it's Environmental Impact and State's heavy-handed/top-down planning that exclude the "public" should be of paramount concern to those who care for this city. -Viren

May 15, 2011

Change the Change

'Change' for a Change: The euphoria for Change could also be disastrous sometimes..... It's also important to know what not to change..... For example, India's insatiable hunger for 'speedy and fast growth' could sacrifice 'slow and sustainable' development in favor of speed and 'efficiency' replacing 'what is good and works' for what is much less and not inclusive. Efficiency is not neccesarrily sustainable in every case; on the other hand Slowness may allow for an inclusive dialogue amongst various factions of the society and let them have a voice in shaping their collective future ....

March 23, 2011

Next Eco-City: Emergent Urbanism Symposium

Next Eco-City: Emergent Urbanism Symposium

The University of Washington presents Next Eco-City, a symposium on Emergent Urbanism.

April 7 – 8, 2011
Kane Hall 120
UW Seattle Campus

Pre-registration required; no tickets sold at the door.

Save Le Corbusier's Chandigarh - Sign the Petition

Save Le Corbusier's Chandigarh - Sign the Petition

March 14, 2011

Maggie's Centres: healing architecture? | Art and design |


Maggie Keswick Jencks in her beloved garden at home in Portrack, Scotland.

Maggie's centres: how one woman's vision is changing
cancer treatment

Maggie Keswick Jencks was a designer with a passion for gardens. As she was dying of cancer, she created the blueprint for cancer care centres that recognise how design can help recovery. Here friends and family recall a remarkable woman .... 

VIA Guardian, UK

March 6, 2011

See Mondo’s Salute to Duncan Jones: New Posters for Source Code, Moon

The new Mondo poster for Moon pays tribute to the 2009 sci-fi epic by Duncan Jones. (Click for higher resolution.)


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