_archive for the ‘Inspiration’ category

No web on Wednesdays?

08/02/08 :: by hdunce

Frank Chimero’s project.

Looking to the Past #2

07/30/08 :: by admin

Yes Maggie, the past had some good points. Especially with now’s point of view !

Also seen on Flickr, a Graphis collection from 1965.

If this has just open your appetite, check all Insect54’s photostream.

This pretty much sums it up!

07/30/08 :: by hdunce

more here!

Beautiful Losers movie

07/28/08 :: by admin

Beautiful Losers film trailer
from beautifullosersfilm on Vimeo.

This is just the trailer and I didn’t see the movie yet… but I’m quite sure it must be obviously interesting.

Especially after I’ve seen their exhibition 2 years ago in the north of France and after I’ve seen Geoff McFetridge exhibition at the Red Cat a few months ago.

K-swiss steps it up.

07/24/08 :: by hdunce

found here.

it’s good to laugh (or cry) at self, from time to time

07/21/08 :: by stina

I love this poster.

Seriously though. I personally have issues with the question this poster raises… Yes, design makes the world more beautiful (yay, prettiness!). But guess what? People who don’t get enough to eat don’t care what their soup cans look like.

Kay, there. My cynical moment has passed. Back to making things look mahvelous, dahling.

(via swissmiss / via a cup of jo)

luddite cameras

07/09/08 :: by stina

Sometimes it pays off big time to troll blogger for interesting ideas/projects/people/inspiration. Usually you wind up clicking through blogs written by a passionate brasilian soccer fan, a family who home schools their children, another family who just likes their children, something in russian you can’t understand, etc. BUT I recently struck blogger gold.

Camaras Fotograficas is a super neat gallery of cameras made from non-camera material. Obviously we are way pro-technology here at fluidesign, but it’s nice to take a break and appreciate things made by hand, (when that hand is not attached to a wacom tablet or mouse), from time to time.

good design + great copy = genius way to get my money

07/07/08 :: by stina

I am a total sucker for products that take the time (and money) to use inventive and unexpected copy as an integral part of their brand. I would SO buy B_E_E cleaning products if they were available on this side of the Pacific because 1) they are environmentally friendly, yay! and 2) they literally talk to you.

Who doesn’t love the idea of your fabric wash giving you a compliment every time you take it out of the cupboard? Boyfriend/husband/lover/sexy stranger in a bottle is all I’m saying…

Pay attention to copy people, it does make a difference!
(via the dieline)

a showing of envelopes

07/01/08 :: by stina

These are my new friends. I am a sucker for vintage ephemera disguised as “inspiration.” Really I just like old things. Aren’t they so cute, all together?

By Andrew Bush, via a lovely little designer’s blog, pretty.pretty.paper. There is a huge page full of these beauties on Andrew Bush’s site.

summer night, fireflies?

06/20/08 :: by stina

Being that tomorrow is the official first day of summer and longest day of the year, here’s something to inspire your weekend out of doors, if you’re a girl that is.

Tim Walker at the London Design Museum. Prints and books of his beautiful fashion photography are available here.