19 September 2008

Apple Picking Party!

The second annual is here! Welcoming fall with apple picking. Next weekend! I will have some pics up shortly after the 27th!

16 September 2008

Ingela Arrhenius: Great Patterns and Illustrations

Synder & the Swedes represent Ingela. I really love the just of positive negative space and ability to evoke an emotion. Very cool. Very Fun.

14 September 2008

Microcredit Africa Works

In Africa many people live on less than a dollar a day. Microcredit makes it possible for poor people to obtain small loans to build a better future. Visit Africa Works for great stories about Africans making great change.

I love the use of distressed type and rustic icons. It add to the flavor of what Africa but with an American color palette. These icons remind me of an American farm. Inflecting the American ideal of ..."the pursuit of happiness". A huge trend we are seeing in America is us looking out side of ourselves and into the rest of the world. America is still the land of freedom and still a nation others look to for help.

These Africans just need a helping hand to get started.... we all need a little encouragement and belief from others that we can succeed.

Burble London

The Burble is a massive structure reaching up towards the sky, composed of approximately 1000 extra-large helium balloons each of which contains microcontrollers and LEDs that create spectacular patterns of light across the surface of the structure. The public, both audience and performer, come together to control this immense rippling, glowing, bustling 'Burble' that sways in the evening sky, in response to movements of the long articulated interactive handle bar at the base of the structure. The ephemeral experience exists at such a large scale that it is able to compete visually in an urban context with the buildings that surround it.

The audience has remote controls that react with the balloons to change their color. Each balloon communicates to each other changing color to create harmonious patterns in the sky.

As people on the ground shake and pump the handle bars of the Burble, they see their movements echoed as colours through the entire system. Part installation, part performance, the Burble enables people to contribute at an urban scale to a structure that occupies their city, albeit for only one night.

Source: Sublime Magazin and Haque, UK

11 September 2008

Love Eco

Love Eco is a UK base company offering a wide range of green products. I love there site and want to buy everything. My love of butterflies makes me wish the American dollar was a bit stronger. I so want this lamp shape!