webfind: Reclaiming Oil Rigs as Oceanic Eco-Resorts

February 19, 2009

Reclaiming Oil Rigs as Oceanic Eco-Resorts: “

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Morris Architects, a Houston-based architecture and design firm, recently took top honors for two of their submissions in the Radical Innovation in Hospitality design competition. The grand prize winner, the Oil Rig Platform Resort and Spa makes use of one of 4,000 oil rigs out in the Gulf of Mexico and transforms it into a luxurious eco-resort and spa. We love how the inspired renovation takes an iconic source of dirty energy and converts it to an eco-haven that generates all of its power from renewable sources.

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Extreme Makeover: Facebook Edition – CollegeHumor video

February 18, 2009

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webfind: 1,474-Megapixel Pic of Obama’s Inauguration

January 23, 2009

This is worth a look.

David Bergman 1,474-Megapixel Pic of Obama’s Inauguration: “An incredibly detailed panoramic picture of the inauguration, zoom in to the some of the small details.

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webfind GEEK ALERT: 1984, Happy Birthday Mac

January 23, 2009

25 years ago the two Steves from California launched what would eventually become the product that help me simplify my life and renew my faith in computers. This is the Super Bowl ad that started it all. The ad was directed by Ridley Scott and is known to be the beginning of the big budget ads we all expect during the Super Bowl. Thought it only aired nationally just once, it is considered to be one of the most memorable ads of all time.  Happy Birthday Mac!

 

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webfind: Biker-created bike lane

January 23, 2009

Biker-created bike lane: “

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(Image, story via Fast Company)

The right thing to do when there are no bike lanes on a road you ride is lobby your local government to create them. The quicker (and cooler) thing to do is project your own. Hence the Light Lane: a biker-centric bicycle lane. No step-by-step instructions yet (or, for that matter, evidence one has been built), but still a great bike-safety project!

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(Via MAKE Magazine.)


Objectified, a film about designing objects we love

January 23, 2009

This looks like a great movie for anyone involved in the design world, here’s the trailer…

A peek at the upcoming design documentary “Objectified”, by Gary Hustwit, the director of “Helvetica”. The trailer features the voices of Jonathan Ive, Andrew Blauvelt, Marc Newson, and Karim Rashid. The song is “I Like Van Halen Because My Sister Says They Are Cool” by El Ten Eleven. 

People included in the final movie include:

Paola Antonelli (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Chris Bangle (BMW Group, Munich)
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec (Paris)
Andrew Blauvelt (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis)
Anthony Dunne (London)
Naoto Fukasawa (Tokyo)
IDEO (Palo Alto)
Jonathan Ive (Apple, California)
Hella Jongerius (Rotterdam)
Marc Newson (London/Paris)
Fiona Raby (London)
Dieter Rams (Kronberg, Germany)
Karim Rashid (New York)
Alice Rawsthorn (International Herald Tribune)
Smart Design (New York)
Rob Walker (New York Times Magazine)


webfind: Artists call attention to pollution

January 23, 2009

Laser-tracing emissions: ”

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The Nuage Vert (or ‘Green Cloud’) installation aims to heighten public energy awareness in Helsinki by outlining the emissions of a local power plant via green laser. As a previous commenter points out, there’s a bit of irony present due to the high-powered laser’s high-power consumption – still, altering the local mindset for the better seems worth it. – Nuage Vert ‘Green Cloud’ Illuminates Emissions [via Mighty Ohm]

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