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Tres Chique – 8 Bit Fashionary [Images]

Posted in illustration by aldorf on August 18, 2011

Featuring the likes of Givenchy, Viktor & Rolf and Alexander McQueen these retro graphics are a far cry from the high-end couture they represent. More images (via It’s Nice That)


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An Investigation Into Flow and Pace by Paul Octavious

Posted in art, film, inspiration by aldorf on May 4, 2011

A 60sec experiment with the color Indigo.
Music: John Brion – Spotless Mind

Paul on vimeo

Upcycling Old Carpets – Stunning Business Idea

Posted in architecture, design by aldorf on May 4, 2011

ColorReform™ by ABC Carpets.

Supermachine for Bangkok University Creative Center

Posted in architecture, ideas by aldorf on November 22, 2010

Supermachine Studio in Bangkok, Thailand, is a group of four multitasking architects that team member Pitupong “ Jack” Chaowakul describes as “small office – big projects.” “We work like guerrilla designers, everyone does everything, constantly shifting,”

Their work in the Bangkok University Creative Center (BUCC) – about 600 square meters in total – includes a workshop, library, exhibition space, viewing room and office.

One of Supermachine’s solutions was the “Lo-Fi pixel wall” at the entrance. They covered a 180 square-meter wall surface with 10,000 custom-made rotating four-sided plastic pieces. Each piece has a pink, blue, green and yellow side. Students can rotate each unite and create color patterns, write messages or just experiment with the tactile wall.

In the student workshop, Supermachine enclosed the internet center in a space-ship like green pod that students can move around in the open space.


Reinvent Everything – “Color Makes People Happy”, New Paint Shop Opens In London.

Posted in ideas by aldorf on August 25, 2010

Reinvent everything – “Color Makes People Happy”, new paint shop opens in London. Simon March is selling ecofriendly Dutch brand Dofine and he has just 60 carefully selected, quirkily named shades in stock. Pick between Broad Bean, Dog Biscuit or Old Towel.

53 Grove Vale
SE22 8EQ
Telephone 0207 207 1120
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Infographic: What Colors Mean Across 10 Cultures

Posted in design, illustration by aldorf on April 30, 2010

Colors are probably the most obvious way that design varies across cultures. But the funny thing is that for most designers and companies, those color sensibilities often don’t rise past “Red is lucky in China; blue is soothing in the West.” That’s naive, as this superb infographic by David McCandless and Always With Honor shows.

The chart encompasses 10 different cultures, and 62 emotions (!!!). The cultures are represented by concentric rings, and the emotions are represented by slices of the circle. Thus, if you want to understand about Japanese color sensibilities, you read around the graph.

Produced for the book Information is Beautiful

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