Home decor design tips

January 22, 2007

Normal Room is a Web site that lets users submit images of various rooms in their homes. Normal Room has amassed a large collection of designs from countries around the world. I think this is really unique and great resource if you are thinking of redecorating, building a home, setting up your office or studio, or just looking for ideas on how to make your workspace more productive. An interesting observation is the impact children have on the rooms.

Normal Room shows you interior design and home furniture from all around the globe. Search our image database and explore the differences and similarities in architecture and home decoration between people in different countries.

source [lifehack.org]

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Illusion – Elevator With No Floor

October 5, 2006

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Sometimes things aren’t what they appear to be, and here’s a case in point: the floor of this elevator car is painted to give the illusion that there’s no floor at all. It’s a trompe l’oeil that’s realistic enough to convince the roadrunner that there is indeed a tunnel on the side of the mountain, not just a painting by Wile E. Coyote.

The artists sell the illusion really well, too, where there’s even a sign warning you there’s “work in progress.” After a few people walk in, though, you’ll be able to see the footprints, and the illusion might not be so convincing. But I’d still like to be the first one to step inside. Full-sized pics after the jump.

Elevator Floor Illusion [Hemmy.net, via Digg]

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Your profile lathed in to wood

August 21, 2006

Turn Your Head takes a digital image of your profile and curves it out of wood. On one level, it’s a little weird, because it looks like you are about to kiss yourself. On another level, it’s unique and intriguing. They look the best when placed next to the model’s face. And it will be a great conversation piece for your next house party.


source [Atomic 17]


Cubic Tragedy – 2005國際動畫展觀眾票選大獎

July 15, 2006

“Cubic Tragedy” by Ming-Yuan Chuan from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. It received the People’s Choice Awards at SIGGRAPH 2005 Computer Animation Festival.

國立台灣科技大學
工商業設計系
作品: Cubic Tragedy 立體悲劇
作者: 全明遠
指導教授: 孫春望
本片獲「ACM SIGGRAPH」2005 國際動畫展觀眾票選大獎第一名

Official Website: http://www.ntust.edu.tw/focus/sigg/

QuickTime Version – Cubic Tragedy 1024×576 24fps


協和客機 英國20世紀設計NO.1

March 17, 2006

最能代表20世紀英國的設計品是什麼 超過20萬英國人票選他們心目中的「代表性設計」 (design i-con),結果已經退役的協和客機成為英國頭號最愛,其他像是迷你裙和倫敦地鐵地圖也進入前五名。

這項票選由倫敦「設計博物館」和英國廣播公司 (BBC)合辦,從1900年以來最能象徵英國的25項設計中,開放民眾票選出十大「代表性設計」,結果共有21萬1700人踴躍投票。

25項設計包羅萬象,從倫敦街頭最具代表性的「紅色雙層巴士」、搖滾天團「披頭四」的Sgt. Pepper專輯封面,到流行的「橫行霸道」電玩遊戲,都是很有「英國味」的設計。

結果由「協和客機」飛向第一,其次依序為倫敦地鐵地圖、英國空軍戰鬥機Supermarine Spitfire、迷你裙和全球資訊網(WWWW),是這次的前五傑。

協和客機由英國航太集團和法國航太公司Aerospatiale設計,外形流線,尖鼻造型雍容華貴,曾為名流最愛,但在911恐怖攻擊後,民航業一片蕭條,協和也難逃「停機」噩運。英航最後一個協和航班在2003年10月走入歷史。

曾負責協和客機的前任科技部長班恩表示,他很高興協和能拿下第一,他說「協和客機在空中飛時,人們會抬頭仰望,它的外型優雅美麗,是具有和平與國際共識的象徵」。

source post [聯合晚報] 2006.03.17