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Malcolm Gladwell | Outliers: The Story of Success


malcolm gladwellLike always, Malcolm Galdwell does very thought provoking speech for AIGA design Conference.  The speech comes off the same topic for he latest book, The Outliners.  He explains the idea that people that are very successful in their fields usually devote 10,000hrs (4hs everyday for 10 years) before what they do in their field is groundbreaking.  Pretty much explaining gradual growth and expertise in a field versus this notion of people being prodigies born to do what they do.

Watch the 39 min speech @



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Building an Eames Shell Chair


This one goes to all those Eames lovers out there.

via SupertouchArt


Frustration Free Packaging by Amazon

In a move widely believed to be a Win-Win-Win situation Amazon has started a new packaging style which returns to the basics.  Out are impossible to open form fitting plastics, millions of wire ties and coated cardboards in is simple recycleable cardboard boxes.  This is really a smart move because the current packaging styles were designed for theft prevention and to display the item to consumers walking down store aisles neither of which apply to online vendors.  With this new move not only is it cheaper for the company and easier for the consumer to open but its also more environmentially conscious since its completely recyclable.

Coffee Kiss by Tsang Cheung Shing


Tsang Cheung Shing"Coffee Kiss" by Tsang Cheung Shing for a pottery exhibition of “YingYeung.”


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007 'Quantum of Solace' Location Typefaces

If you happen not to see Quatum Solace thi weekend it was set at some amazing locations, the most locations in one bond movie ever.  The location cards typeface were handcrafted by Tomato.
If you want to know where to true filming location (such as Port Au Prince scenes wer filmed in Panama) check this article out.
images found via GoldenFiddle.

After the JUMP, More Location Cards


Animal Concept


"A dog who lives most of it´s days carried around in an expensive handbag, doesn´t need a cammoflague hoddie and a small cap over it´s ears. There are a few others who we should give at least the same attention."

This is the theory/idea behind the design concept by ADDI Concepts as they have taken wildlife preservation literally by designing a floating life-vest for polar bears drowning as they find themselves swimming further and further to find food while their homes sink into the sea as a result of global warming.

"This concept is not a solution for the endangered species, It´s purpose is to show one of the many areas where people could have done something good with our knowlage, instead we keep our eyes closed. Hopefully you won´t support cheap crap anymore, save your money for those who really need to be saved."

As part of the design concept, the ADDI has also come up with a bulletproof vest for Bengal tigers facing extintion - the number of wild tigers has decreased by 95% since 1910 due to illegal hunting.


Stop Motion


found this one up on notcot as well (seems to be the source of all my posts lately...) this guy made a video from 3328 still images...pretty cool i daresay.


Herman Miller Embody, the $1600 throne


Herman Miller has recently came out with it's succesor to the Aeron legacy, which is named "Embody."  And apparently thats what it does,  it embody someone with 3 layers of springs and supports that resemble a human's spine.  This was designed by the late Bil Stumpf, who designed the Aeron, he felt he had one more good chair left in him.  The ultra comfortable computer chair will retail for $1600.

Hopefully this drops the price of aerons to a huge degree, because I have been wanting an aeron since high school.

via Gizmondo and Mlive     --- Herman Miller


Dieter Rams - Cold War Modern


Here is an interview done by Victoria & Albert Museum for their Cold War Modern exhibition which features legendary braun industrial designer Dieter Rams.  He is the main inspiration for Jonathan Ive's Apple Designs.  If you into design or architecture, this a great interview to watch. Via Today and Tomorrow

Another video on his Braun T1000 radio after the JUMP


Pharrell’s Perspective Chairs


Alot of Pharrell's non-music endeveours don't get much press, unless it has Marc Jacobs or Louis Vuitton's name attached. Here is a collaboration between Pharrell in the furniture designer Domeau & Pérès. The Chair is titled the "Perspective," which you can obviously see the lovely connect between a man and woman. Currently it is being displayed at the Gallerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris.

Domeau & Pérès

via HypeBeast > SuperTouch

More Pics after the JUMP