Monday, November 29, 2010

Rhino: Intro to Grasshopper Webinar


Interested in Rhino? Want to learn model organic, algorithm based forms like this? Rhino is hosting an introductory webinar for their Grasshopper plugin on December 8th at 1pm (eastern). Register at the link below.

Overheard at Carleton ID

"FUCK I LOVE TRIANGLES. WHY ARE THEY SO COOL?"

Carleton Solar Decathlon Team



You may have missed the first few meetings of the Carleton Solar decathlon team, but it's not too late to take part in this project. The team is working towards a concept to be entered in the 2013 competition, but the major design work is expected to be completed over the next few months.

What is the Solar Decathlon?
"The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency."


What is the project goal?
The team is looking to design a house that is marketable, aesthetically pleasing, efficient, and cost effective.

What do they want from us?
Ideas. Insights. The team in charge of this is comprised of engineers, and they are looking to ID and Architecture students for help in developing the concept during the early stages. If you know anything about solar power, passive solar heating, architecture, small-space living, energy saving design, etc, etc, etc, we want your input.

The next meeting is during the first week of January, and they are looking for students to bring concepts work or research done over the break. The plan is for a full-fledged concept by the end of January, so things are moving very super fast.

If you have any questions you can email the team directly at: eric_ma_@hotmail.com or speak to Nat Overholtzer or Anthony Dewar in 3rd year.

What's your score?


Click above for the jump.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Furniture Origami


Furniture origami, because if you look hard enough you just might find a dog house.

(via Design Milk)

Need help?

If you are locked out of the modelling lab on the weekend, and you think your life is over and you will never finish your project on time, call campus security today.
613 520-3612
and they ask for your student ID too.

Design your Line - GLOS x Design*Sponge


http://www.contest.glosover.com/index.html

design a pattern,
win,
get royalties.

now - DECEMBER 15, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Vectors That You Are Too Cheap to Buy




Knit by Norrasak Ramasute

Mix-tape

hello world.

I'm sending out a request to make a mix-tape for the modelling lab because the radio gets prettyyy boring after 6 hours of sanding. Make a CD, leave it in the lab. Simple as that.

And I'm making one too, have any song suggestions?

Off the top of my head now, its..
Pnau - Baby breakbot remix
Mark Ronson & the Business Intl - Bang Bang Bang
Kid Cudi - Make Her Say
Kid Cudi - Up up & Away
Flaming Lips - Do you Realize
Karen O - All is Love
Chromeo - Night by Night
Estelle - Midnight Hour



Double Rainbow OMG

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Vice competition

Jim wins, ofcourse, but with ONE HAND IN HIS POCKET.

Bjarki vs Guest Lecturer. On your mark...
get set...

Niki Pilkington




ART SHOW THIS FRIDAY


ART SHOW THIS FRIDAY
ART SHOW THIS FRIDAY
ART SHOW THIS FRIDAY
ART SHOW THIS FRIDAY
ART SHOW THIS FRIDAY


CORRECTIONNNNNNNNNNN
5:30 IN AZRIELI PAVILION
5:30 IN AZRIELI PAVILION
5:30 IN AZRIELI PAVILION
5:30 IN AZRIELI PAVILION
5:30 IN AZRIELI PAVILION

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How About a Semester 2 Project With Nicholas Cage as Your Muse?

Mousse Script by Sudtipos


Federico Díaz


Free Half Baked Idea




SITE: Naples, Italy.
DESIGN PROBLEM: All this garbage and seemingly nowhere to put it.

From where do we approach this problem? Improving infrastructure through government? Encourage decreased consumption among the population?

Who are we designing for? Government? Citizens? Tourists? Wildlife? The environment?

What are the causes for the problem? Lack of funding? Ineffective policy? The wastefulness of humanity in general?

How can design help improve daily life on a small scale while policy helps fix the problem on a large scale?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Robots



Missed the arduino workshop? Program a robot instead!
November 27th 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, ME 4195 (first lab you see)

Overview:
- Program a robot, from a Basic to an Advanced level.
- Use a Sony remote control to control the robot.
- Use light to move the robot.
- Make the robot follow a line.

more info here >> CU Robotics Club

Andrew Moore, Selection of Works

Cass Tech, Detroit

Gymnasium, Governor's Island


Bosnia

Yalta, Ukraine

Monday, November 22, 2010

ICFF Studio 2011: Call for entries

Deadline: January 15, 2011

ICFF Studio invites submissions of product prototypes from designers working on any and all the product categories exhibited at the ICFF: furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath.


For more information, please visit: http://icffstudio.com/

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fujitsu Design Award 2011

Deadline: January 31, 2011

The subject of the international competition is

A LIFE with Future Computing

The Award is composed of two categories: the LIFEBOOK Category that studies what the PCs will be like in 2013, the near future, and the LIFE DESIGN Category that studies what next-generation computing devices will be like (including service concept) ten years from now in 2020.

For more information, visit: http://designaward2011.jp.fujitsu.com/eng/index.html

Friday, November 19, 2010

Typearchive


Typearchive has a tremendous collection of hand-designed lettering ranging from parisian cafes to sleazy roadhouses. LONE WOLF GUITARS! Can you beat that?


Buoy Lamps by PostlerFerguson

Zissou-inspired, surely.

F-Minus Art Show : ID X ARCH


ID x ARCH collabo art show slash zine thing. Done any art lately that you want featured or on exhibition? SUBMIT. SUBMIT.

Email all inquiries to tjasonham@gmail.com or find a cute little girl named Ann Le on the other side of the bridge.

Fà fà l'americano- doot doot doot do doot...



WHO CAN SAY NO TO THAT SMILE?

33rd Annual Seminar Series : The Pit, il 23 novembre, 15h00

Antonino Saggio / Will Brown / Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay e altri

Per vedere più informazioni: http://www.id.carleton.ca/img/main/seminar_poster.pdf

: )

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Recently Read: Austin Howe - Designer's Don't Read



Austin Howe - Designer's Don't Read
Carleton Library Call # : NK1510 .H69 2009 (Floor 3)

A bunch of essays regarding (graphic) design practice. Howe stresses the importance of designing for the client's needs, working with advertising and marketing execs, being willing to defend a great design and learning from examples of successful firms.

2/5

CON
-More targeted to graphic designers.
-Very limited insights.
-Some essays are written terribly.

CON?
-Incredibly pretentious.

PRO
-Quick read.
-A lot of (attractive) people look at you on the bus if you read it in such a way that the cover is in full view of half the passengers. Especially in the Glebe. For example:


B-T-Dubs, some decent book reviews here: http://www.designersreviewofbooks.com/

Portfolio Seminar

CIDSA presents...


This Sunday in the Review room at 1 pm!

An overview:
Learn how to access and use free Carleton webspace for your portfolio.
Look at different Industrial Design porftolios (web based, and paper based)
Do's and Don'ts for your portfolio
Experience from peers on employer expectations
Useful job searching resources

Feel free to bring your own work for some feedback.