Posts tagged design
Posts tagged design
Putting food on the map.
The first iconic VW Transporter—camper vans, or minibus as they are better known—were first assembled in Sao Paolo, Brazil over 60 years ago. The discontinuing of the VW minibus, the longest -produced model in automotive history will disappoint Cali surfers and fans of the classic van the world over.
Volkswagen will roll out the final, commemorative edition of the camper van, which will include design quirks and audio upgrades to better suit today’s modern-technology. Only 600 Limited Edition vehicles will be produced, with each including a Certificate Of Authenticity, and each will retail for roughly US$37,000. www.volkswagen.com
Art: Eighty Gromits have been “unleashed” in Bristol, UK until September 8. The 4-foot-tall fiberglass works of the famous animated dog character have been decorated by artists and will be auctioned for charity.
Yesterday Singapore Airlines announced plans to upgrade its existing First Class suites and seats designed by BMW Group. Not that they needed upgrading, but it goes to show, Singapore Airlines sets the bar high when it comes to its level of style, service and professionalism. The upgraded design will offer mood-enhancing ambiance with lavish lounge-like interiors that not only spell out luxury, but also ensure added levels of privacy, comfort and increased storage space. Couple this with SQ’s unparalleled service, and you have the perfect setting for those dreaded long-haul flights.
Bringing Instagram to Life with @joselourenco
With small pieces of cardboard and a dash of acrylic paint, Portuguese artist José Lourenço (@joselourenco) is bringing the Instagram app to life.
Nine weeks ago, José posted his first play on Instagram symbology—a simple screenshot of the comment, like and follow notification that he captioned “two hearts.” He liked that first post so much that he started thinking of ways to bring Instagram design elements into three dimensions. With the introduction of Photos of You, the idea really took flight. José created custom Photos of You labels for the clouds, houses, trees and even giraffes.
For José, these posts add a new angle to the way he shares the world around him. “With the symbols I can create new universes and recreate elements of world history like Atlantis and The Thinker.” He is always looking for the right scene to match his designs: “The symbols are all designed at scale for the scene I photograph or video and are very light and easy to carry around. Yes, I carry the symbols with me all the time!” To see more of José’s creations, be sure to follow him @joselourenco on Instagram.
Weather forecast? Forget about it! Get the weather hot from the toaster. Thanks to the brilliant designer by Nathan Brunstein.
Celebrating The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary, Japanese distillery Suntory released 150 limited edition whiskey bottles shaped in the band’s iconic lips logo. Each bottle comes with a decorative diamond-shaped stopper, and the box is modeled after a luxurious black sofa. One bottle will set you back only US$6,300 each, so share wisely and turn the volume up on your fave Stones track. If you decide to drop the coin on this limited edition bottle, please invite us over for a sip. Cheers.
Congrats to the 2012 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants and west coast Illustrator John Sherlock Hersey. “Dia de los Gigantes is not necessarily about baseball,” Hersey said, “It’s an image that says ‘I’m a San Franciscan, and I like Latino culture.’ It’s also got a psychedelic element; its eyes look kinda stoney.”
The new app Magic Moments is taking your digital pictures and turning them into…well almost what ever you want. Take a picture with your phone and have it printed onto a T-shirt, mug, shot glass or any of the their 18 products.
Magic Moments (Not to be confused with the vodka) is taking the instant photo phenomena and introducing it to e commerce.
The app is part of the first ever mobile social media marketplace and you can have your newly designed products sold in the Magic Moments social media community. When a product sells, the creator makes (ONLY!) 5% of the sale. What do you think of this?
Starting directly after their show, for one week fashionistas will be able to purchase the 2013 collection months before its official release.
Users can connect through Facebook and receive a personalized invitation and a window where they will be able to do their shopping.