IKEA launches its first range of speakers

IKEA has made its first venture into audio products with a collection of Bluetooth-enabled speakers named Eneby. The Scandinavian furniture giant will release its Eneby speakers in two sizes later this month. Each feature fabric-covered fronts, with a simple circular dial detail that has a small light to indicate when the device is powered up. … Continue reading IKEA launches its first range of speakers

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Outdoor lighting by Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost

  These dimmable outdoor lights were designed by the architect Dominique Perrault and the designer Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost, a beautiful interpretation of the traditional tube light of Samode. Adjustable via your smartphone, the luminaires called Gude and Kyhn are available for indoor and outdoor use and fit perfectly in a contract and domestic context. Source: Outdoor … Continue reading Outdoor lighting by Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost

Reinvent the wheels: designing new versions of old cars

Its fame was hugely amplified by a star appearance in the 1967 Hollywood film The Graduate, with Dustin Hoffman, but it didn’t need such publicity for success. Its basic excellence and loss-making Alfa Romeo’s inability to replace it caused it to live on for 27 years, in an increasingly adulterated form, before being replaced in … Continue reading Reinvent the wheels: designing new versions of old cars

Photographer Transforms Everyday Subjects Into Fractured Versions of Themselves

The contact sheet has a rich place in the history of photography. Long before the days of digital, the positive print of negatives allowed you to see all of the images on a roll of film as a page of thumbnails. Source: Photographer Transforms Everyday Subjects Into Fractured Versions of Themselves

Defending digital photography

By Russell Cambron Photo by Russell Cambron While the vast majority photography done today is done digitally, many photographers hold fast to film photography. Sometimes, this is done for personal or artistic reasons. Film is what you’re used to. Source: Defending digital photography

Graphis Master: Christopher Wilson’s Captivating Photography

Graphis Photography Master Christopher Wilson took a leap into photography and brought a wealth of knowledge with him When Christopher Wilson decided to transition from the advertising world to a position behind the camera, the world gained one of the most sensitive and skillful photographers. Source: Graphis Master: Christopher Wilson’s Captivating Photography

Bezier curve the maths of the “Pen Tool”

The Bezier Curve is the mathematics behind the "Pen Tool" a graphic designer's primary drawing tool. A Bezier Curve is a curved line in which its shape is defined by a mathematical equation.  They are used in vector applications such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as well as InDesign and Quark Express. It consists of two anchor points and levers that control the angle at which the curves leaves the end points.  Without Bezier curves it would be almost impossible to produce the multitude of unique and beautiful designs.

An image of a pencil.

Humble history of the pencil

I am feeling nostalgic for the humble pencil.  There is a comfort and warm familiarity whenever I pick one up (rarely these days).  Pencils are inexpensive, portable, simple to operate and the marks that they make are easy to erase.  Unlike other writing tools, they do not run out of ink or skip.