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Oh…the extent to which some people go for an original Halloween costume!
And I thought my husband went a tad overboard with building a Buzz Lightyear costume complete with blow-molded parts, for our then 5 year old son!
This is incredible!

” I really wanted to get the faceted geosphere look with wireframe.”
Says Eric Testroete of his ‘papercraft self portrait’.

I think he got the look he was going for…!

Check out the whole complicated process here.

My interest in Design Education has increased substantially since becoming both student and teacher at OCAD. I am interested in the way Design is changing and becoming a field that is no longer strictly about style and the creation of more ‘stuff’. I discovered a new school in Austin, Texas that is loosely based on Denmark’s KAOSPilota school for positive societal change, business creativity, and personal mastery.”  In short, a school for the 21st Century.

Austin Center for Design is the creation of Jon Kolko [Associate Creative Director at Frog Design in Austin]. He was becoming increasingly concerned with the state of Design education and concerns from previous students now disillusioned working in jobs they once dreamed about. “They’re doing the things that everyone was led to believe one does in design school, and now they’re questioning it,” he says. “They feel that they’re adding to the consumptive nature of the world.”

The core pillars of the Austin Center of Design are empathy, abductive reasoning, and rapid prototyping. Areas that were not even on the radar when I was a design student. Design Education is evolving. Finally. I see it in students that I teach, they care about how their role as future designers will affect the world, and seek ways to create positive change through their projects.

The world is changing at a rate that most institutions cannot keep up with, it is great to see people so passionate about education that they are willing to create new programs to keep up with these changes.

via: designObserver

I love Regretsy…every now and then I will stop by and see how ‘DIY meets WTF’!

This morning i smiled when i saw the ‘Half Man Half Pillow’…Barry Manilow Manllow.

“His name is Barry, he is a pillow
With polyfil inside his face, stopping right around his waist
He will just sit there, right on the sofa
And when you sit to watch The View, he will sit and watch it too
And in the candle glow, he’ll be your half stuffed beau
What goes on when you turn the lights out
We don’t need to know.”

Polaroid film as we know it died in 2001…and then again by its successor in 2008.
Luckily the Impossible happened.

The Impossible Project started in the Netherlands in October 2008, with the hopes of saving analog instant photography from extinction. They succeeded with its [re]invention.

Their one concrete aim was…”To keep the magic of analog Instant Photography alive by producing a new Instant Film Material.”

The first black and white Instant Film – the PX 100 and PX 600 Silver Shade First Flush, was introduced this week [colour due out this summer]. The film is for an artistic niche market [formerly mass market], and the production process was scaled down to reflect this. 1 million films will be produced in 2010, to increase to 3 million by 2011. The Impossible Project carefully selected artists and photographers to give the new film a try, some of the results of the Impossible Collection can be seen here.

In the 31,536,000 seconds The Impossible Project had to re-invent Instant Photography from scratch, about 300,000,000 Polaroid cameras were saved from becoming obsolete, and Polaroid lovers are once again able to practice their art.

via: The Independent

After fretting for weeks over a school project…I just figured it out a day before the deadline!

This diagram says it all.
[sorry…i don’t know the source!]

Love this music video, ’70 Million’ by Hold Your Horses.

A creative look at art through the ages, re-created by Logreproduction.

via: booooooom

Sitting in my *office* this morning, procrastinating on writing that 10 page paper, I discovered the ultimate time sucker!
This is a pretty amazing drawing tool developed by Dr. Doob [Ricardo Cabello], a designer and developer who has come up with a ‘procedural web based drawing tool’. So far there are 10 pens, but more may be added.

Here is a little sample of the 5 minutes I spent on it. Add a tablet and pen….a bit more time and the results could be far more impressive! Try it out for yourself here.

via: QBN

I saw these striking images of the Haiti disaster on the Boston.com site. I think this collection of photographs captures the depth of the devastation better than any I have seen.
Powerful, horrifying and some beautiful…

See all 40 images here.

AP Photo/Andres Leighton

AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos

FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images

THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images

via: Webcartoons

One year later.

I started this blog after being laid off one year ago. I did it to satisfy an urge to find the unusual and the unique, and share with anyone who might find me here. While my posts aren’t as frequent as they were when I started, I still love to post.

Thanks to all that visit me here…numbers of visitors have risen steadily…incentive to keep it going!

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