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Things that rule your daily actions by Wasted Rita. Like she says “Talkin’ ’bout my generation.”

 

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German surface and textile designer Elisa Strozyk shows us how to turn a familiar material like wood into an unconventional surface. “We are used to experience wood as a hard material; we know the feeling of walking across wooden floors, to touch a wooden tabletop or to feel the bark of a tree. But we usually don’t experience a wooden surface which can be manipulated by touch.”

She has created some very pretty tactile wooden surfaces by breaking down the wood into a grid of triangles, making is flexible so that it can be transformed manually in three dimensional ways. Depending on the geometry and size of the tiles each design shows a different behavior regarding flexibility and mobility.

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Painting or Tapestry – Caroline Larsen

 

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Its been a great journey so far, special in many ways and I hope to share many more of them with you as days come by. Cheers !

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A bird cage table by French designer Grégoire de Lafforest creates a theatrical aspect to the conventional table & a nod to curiosity cabinets and bell jar taxidermy. He has collaborated with Ateliers Seewhy for its construction using an array of mediums – glass for the viewing bell domes, metal for the tree, oak wood for the frame and tensioned cables for the cage. Close attention has been paid to the tree so that it looks as natural a form as possible with “leaves” placed in the branches which are small hollow feeders to accommodate bird food. The entire piece allows for practical usage, as a surface, as well as functioning as a habitat for small birds, where they can move around the interior space freely. Very cute indeed but I’m not sure if I would like to eat at this table.

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Calvin and Hobbes 1Calvin and Hobbes 3Calvin and Hobbes 2Today I came across the Calvin and Hobbes Daily tumblr – I’ve loved these guys ever since I can’t even remember – my favourite cartoon characters who immediately get a smile to my face.

“Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course. Piracy, for example, is a tradition that has been carried on for hundreds of years, but that doesn’t mean we should all attack ships and steal their gold.”

― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

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The Secret Handshake is an online resource for student designers and young creatives (18 -25) looking for insider insight, honest answers and solid solutions to help you go pro.

Here is some good advice from their lovely site (and there is plenty more from where this came from) :

“Everyone is somewhat of an everythingist these days with their range of skills. Which is great. But when you are just breaking into the agency career world, try to highlight one strong skill/focus to get in the door, establish credibility once in, then start showing off your other skill-sets.” – Shaz Sedigh-Zadeh

“A resume isn’t a collection of accomplishments, but more a showcase for the person you hand it to that shows how you fit into their work culture. No resume acts the same from job to job, so consider it a living document.” – Dylan Lathrop

“Don’t wait for job postings to appear. Identify people you admire and studios you’re dying to work for and ask for an informational interview. Then bring your portfolio and a lot of good questions.” Stephanie Landes Burris

“If you want to be the designer that stands out of the rest, do something more than just designing. Make an interesting project like for charity, start an agency, hold an exhibition, start a design festival or build a site like Behance. Become interesting.” – Jennifer Cirpici

“Don’t overwhelm the interviewer with too much work. If you’re good, it’ll be evident in ten to fifteen pieces.” – Gail Anderson

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