New ways to package
Inspired by techniques from molecular gastronomy, the Ooho is a magical way to have your bottled water and eat it, too. Just maybe bring a towel.
One way to stop the ever-growing pile of plastic water bottles in landfills? Make a bottle people can eat.
Inspired by techniques from molecular gastronomy, three London-based industrial design students created Ooho, a blob-like water container that they say is easy and cheap to make, strong, hygienic, biodegradable, and edible.
The container holds water in a double membrane using “spherification,” the technique of shaping liquids into spheres first pioneered in labs in 1946 and more recently popularized by chefs at elBulli in Spain. It works a little like an egg yolk, which also holds its shape using a thin membrane.
“We’re applying an evolved version of spherification to one of the most basic and essential elements of life—water,” says Rodrigo García González, who designed the Ooho with fellow design students Pierre Paslier and Guillaume Couche.
A compound made from brown algae and calcium chloride creates a gel around the water. “The double membrane protects the inside hygienically, and makes it possible to put labels between the two layers without any adhesive,” García explains. read more»
MaricorMaricar in Sydney Australia creates beautiful embroidery!
Now the question is whether Spritz tested various fonts at different sizes, spacing and colors. I bet some improvements can probably be made.
I can see this working great on Pebble but perhaps the refresh rate won’t be quick enough. Still, having type size bigger running at 250wpm would help.
I saw this “think outside the box” graffiti yesterday… and then I thought I might give it a stab as well. Making the “think” text run up, creates action and I think its easier to process. The transition in thinking is shown with negative type becoming positive. A nice bonus in my version is the “ink” in the context of graffiti ;)
Design indaba conference 2014
‘standard chartered’ campaign by stefan sagmeister
image courtesy of stefan sagmeister
Based in Madrid and Barcelona, this team of interior designers and art directors banded together to form (fos), a multidisciplinary agency that tackles all kinds of projects, including this ephemeral installation they call (fos). Named after their own agency, (fos) means “melted” in Catalan and “light” in Greek, which happens to perfectly describe the new façade of this restaurant in Madrid.
Mossenger is a project by Anna Garforth. She used a mixture of natural yoghurt and sugar to glue these words made of moss to a wall. Sustainable graffiti!
Natural Impression is a ‘happening’ involving experimental typography in urban spaces. The project was created by Julian Jones-Pittman, Tisha Boonyawatana, Satsuki Atsumi and Hai Pham.
Bacon! A Yummy Alphabet Created by Henry Hargreaves
Henry is a photographer and creative from New Zealand who is currently based in New York. He is full-time photographer who has worked with everyone from Ralph Lauren to the New York Times. Henry’s goal is to create and showcase unique and fun images that are both provocative and memorable, and he’s definitely accomplished that with his bacon alphabet. It’s nice to see an incredibly trendy item like bacon used to create a scrumptious typeface.
Nicole Dextras does ice typography: Outdoor installation on the Yukon River, 2009 during an Art Residency at the Klondike Institute of Art, Dawson City Yukon. LEGACY refers to the landscape as being the heritage of the inhabitants of this region, which was founded over a hundred years ago during the Gold Rush.
Lambchop’s Typographic Fences project: is a Michigan-based artist that weaves words and phrases into chain-link fences using flagging tape.
I usually take my dog Tucker, a Googledoodle (so named because he was found online and he looks somewhat Doodlish) for a walk across the Walnut bridge and then over the glass bridge making a u-turn on the overlook area at the Hunter Museum. I have a habit of visually trying to align things like buildings and poles or comparing angles and similarities… I realize its a bit obsessive but it is who I am. So, as I walked from the overlook area heading towards the front of the Hunter, I noticed that the bronze sculpture “Free Money” by Tom Otterness (installed 2006) aligns (hat rim at the top and shoe at the bottom) with the angled wall edge of the Hunter Museum. Then I viewed the sculpture from the other side and noticed that the very same angle (now mirror to the original) aligns with a section of the Walnut bridge. I also noticed and suspected that some of the curious angles of concrete on the side of the glass bridge might match… and there was a match.
I know this is all hugely insignificant but what are the chances of this happening when each of the installations were designed and built independently? Architect Randall Stout is the designer of the newest portion of the Hunter Museum completed in 2005. The Walnut bridge was designed by renowned engineer Edwin Thatcher and the Walnut bridge was completed in 1891.
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in Europe. I remember a little about their famous explorers: Bartolomeu Dias (1451 – 1500), a nobleman of the Portuguese royal household, was a Portuguese explorer. He sailed around the southernmost tip of Africa in 1488, the first European known to have done so. And Vasco da Gama (1460 -1524) was a Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India.
So Lisbon created an official font for the city called LX type. It has taken its inspiration literally from the overhead tram lines and connections to form the various shapes for the glyphs. While I certainly applaud the concept and effort, realistically, I see very little scope for practical implementation. Sorry. Unfortunately there does not seem to be a back story mentioned on who and how a typeface for Lisbon came about.
"The trams are part of Lisbon’s landscape and become an icon of the city. In addition to painting the street yellow, they also scratch the capital’s blue sky with their wires. From the complex mesh made by them, emerged the idea of creating a typography, whose trace is formed by the wires’s random mating. Thus, the LX Type becomes Lisbon’s official type." http://lxtype.pt
I just realized again how weird visual associations can be - The NBC Sochi logo for some reason triggered Busch beer this morning. I’m trying to understand what caused the trigger and I think its probably the blue mountain peaks primarily. But what I find more curious is the combination of characters, with 3 of the 5 characters (SCH) of SOCHI repeated in the 5 characters of BUSCH. I have no idea how the subconscious makes these crazy data associations/comparisons, but it sure is fascinating.