Posts Tagged ‘design’

I don’t need it. I don’t know what it is, exactly, but I’m confident that all my communications, entertainment and computing needs are currently met, perfectly happily. If anything, I have a surplus of communications and entertainment tools and media. Too many ways to get in touch. Too many ways to watch TV, film, see photos, listen to music, read books, email, call, Skype etc., on the move.

But damnit, I’ll bet that whatever Apple release tomorrow I’ll want. Because smug and self-satisfied as Mr Jobs is, his company is awesome at design and fantastic at getting us to ‘need’ things for no reason other than they’re beautiful and elegant. I’m not a Mac, though… that’s one thing I’ve managed to hold firm to.

Cross posted at Division6.


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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and no-one proves that more than Oliver Bishop Young. This urban artist’s skip conversions see him transforming trashy dumpsters into chic living rooms, skate ramps and swimming pools.

Jacko Weyland has taken one of Young’s garbage ideas and turned it into an NYC summer nightclub experience. His dumpster swimming experience offers clubbers the chance to – litter-ally – swim in a super-sized trashcam.

So if a skinny dip at a trashy bash is your thing, don’t waste a minute – splash into a dumpster and do the junk stroke.

(Via New Image Art)

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