Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Meet The Robinsons

A great family film with some good philosophy for designers. I love the whole style of the movie too- very art deco/retro future!

Love it!

Friday, 18 September 2009

The Magic of Mystery

I've just found the most amazing & relevant article for my project ever! It's Lost creator J.J. Abrams talking on Wired Magazine about the subjects of mystery & experience. Read it here. Love it!

Noam Toran

After looking for some research on experiences, my lecturer pointed out a designer/film maker Noam Toran. Although his work is more artistic & research based, I do like the fictional quality of it, especially "Desire Management" - a set of bespoke experiences for different people. A good theory.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Graffiti vs. Porcelain

Not really immersive design, but I just like it. A bit of fun by Portuguese designers Cabracega.


I love it when you are so amazed at something you can't stop watching it, like this:

Sunday, 13 September 2009

The Liar

The book I am currently reading now is "The Liar" by Stephen Fry - possibly the smartest & wittiest man on the planet. I've been trying to stay away from non-fiction books recently to expand my imagination as it is key to the idea generation process. Saying that I still listen to the HowStuffWorks podcast to continue learning about new things however trivial they are. I'm all about the knowledge!!!

Shooting Stars

Pure comedy genius! I love the absolute randomness in it - some of the best ideas come from ridiculous situations & thoughts.The new season of the show has just started -

5.5 Designers

I love the exhibit Cloning by 5.5 Designers - they create incredibly personal everyday items. I especially like the eye lamps!

Taken for granted...

What a week! After an incredibly long journey back to Scotland from Australia, it turned out our luggage magically disappeared in transit!!! The scary thing is that the airline - who we put all of our trust into - had no idea where it was either. What an emotional rollercoaster the following 5 days turned out to be before our possessions were located & delivered back to us in (almost) one piece:

1) Confusion - the initial realisation of the missing bags
2) Anger - how could they do this to us?
3) Fury! - after being told the airline had no idea where our things were
4) Despair - knowing we probably wouldn't see our bags again
5) Acceptance - remembering when we had our stuff
6) More Anger
7) Ecstasy - Finding out that the luggage had been located
8) Frustration - waiting for our possessions to turn up
9) Excitement - knowing we would be reunited with our bags
10) Joy - when they arrived (although one bag had been utterly destroyed!)

In summary, you don't realise the emotional connection you have with even the most trivial article until you think you will never see it again.