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Top 5 inspiring danish architecture

3 Nov

Here is my recent top 5 inspiring danish architecture. After seeing these pictures you wish you where an expert on architecture. I just love when things are well designed and well built. When a building is more than just rooms and a roof and it makes you “awe” – then you know someone put an effort into designing, thinking, building it and not to mention when you see the architects passion in a building or a design! There are so many brilliant buildings and just amazing and inspiring architecture that I could write about so this is just some of my favorites at the moment.

Please share what are your favorites in the comments if you’d like.

Jørn Utzon

Opera House in Sidney

top inspiring danish architects - sidney opera house

Read more about Jørn Utzon here on wikipedia

Henning Larsen

Moesgaard Museum in Denmark

top inspiring danish architecture - henning larsen moesgaard

See more on the Henning Larsen website

Arne Jacobsen

Bellavista in Klampenborg, Denmark

inspiring danish architecture arne jacobsen bellavista klampenborg copenhagen

Read more about Arne Jacbobsen

Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Aros Art museum – Aarhus

Aros Art museum - Aarhus inspiring danish architecture

Check more inspiring pictures on their website

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Danish Martime Museum

Bjarke Ingels inspiring danish architecture martime museum

Read more about Bjarke Ingels

 

Also check some of these architects out:

Vilhelm Lauritzen
Lundgaard & Tranberg
3XN
C. F. Møller

I hope you enjoyed this post 🙂

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Amazing inspirational video-design from Apple you don’t want to miss

12 Sep

Amazing inspirational video-design from Apple you don't want to miss - design think different

Amazing inspirational video-design from Apple you don’t want to miss !

As many of you already are aware of, Apple has just shown the world their new Apple Watch and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. All interesting products but most of all the Apple Watch in my opinion. That’s why I sat down and watched some videos and then it struck me how many beautiful and streamlined videos Apple has made – and yes a lot of funny ones too. I wanted to share them with you as inspiration for you design enthusiast out there 🙂

Apple amazing commercials and video design:

Enjoy the videos 🙂

 

Google Material design principles video – only for design nerds!

27 Jun


Google had an event and a talk about “Material design principles”. Though very nerdy I thought it was very interesting thus it’s also what I do in my ComputerArts.dk company – I love working with design and arguing about why we choose to use the design we chose is a very interesting debate.

This is basically mostly interesting for other designers working with usability and UX design and passionated people who work with the analysis and psychology of design and functionality.

About the video Material design principles:

Matias Duarte, Nicholas Jitkoff, Jonathan Lee, Christian Robertson, Jon Wiley all talked about Material design in this video.

Design is the art of considered creation. As designers, our goal is to satisfy the diverse spectrum of human needs. As those needs evolve, so too must our designs, practices, and philosophies.

We challenged ourselves to create a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science. The result is material design: a cross-platform design system grounded in tactile reality, inspired by our study of paper and ink, yet open to imagination and magic.

In this session, design leads across Google discuss the key principles of material design, and set the stage for the later sessions focusing on interaction, motion and visual design.

Other interesting Google design videos and Google talks

Designing for wearables
Emmet Connolly, Alex Faaborg, Hayes Raffle, Bob Ryskamp

Going responsive with the Google Play Apps Suite
Kirill Grouchnikov, Marco Paglia

Material design: Structure and components
Dave Chiu, Bethany Fong, Rich Fulcher, Zachary Gibson

Material design in Google Play
Will Kiefer, Nathan Streu, Taddeo Zacchini

 

Top 25 of the most Innovative and inspirational 3D business cards you wish was yours!

17 Jun

Top 25 of the most Innovative and inspirational 3D business cards you wish was yours! Sometimes your own business card just looks dull and you want a fresh idea to make new ones. Well if you like 3D in paper here are some really cool and inspiring business cards that could influence how your next idea for a new business card could be.

3D Tommy

3D M business cards

Tools 3D business cards

Jeans 3D business cards

Face pop-up 3D business cards

Finger hole 3D business cards

Folder 3D business cards

Dice 3D business cards

Frame art 3D business cards

Piano 3D business cards

Bandate 3D business cards

chart 3D business cards

Rip paper strip 3D business cards

Visually 3D flag business cards

cutout 3D business cards

Foldout 3D business cards

RD letters 3D business cards

S circle 3D business cards

build a chair architect 3D business cards

Folded House 3D business cards

Folded house 3D business cards

Architects 3D business cards

snow or windows 3D business cards

Castle 3D business cards

Black plate 3D business cards

Source: creativeswall.com

Modern and simple video design: A-Z of Dance

12 Apr

I saw this “A-Z of dance” video on Youtube and I really like the font and typography that is used throughout the video. Very modern and simple. The camera angles and the colors in the video is very fashion like ! I thought it’s content of A-Z of Dance and it’s various dance talents where worth watching! Well done video production…

Enjoy your saturday and go dance through the weekend!

Video

Danish designed organic Mushroom Lamp is alive

21 Feb

danish designer mushroom lamp

Danish designer lamp made of mushrooms and living organic material

This amazing Danish designed organic Mushroom Lamp is alive! It was created and designed by danish Jonas Edvard Nielsen, industrial designer. A lamp made from waste, transformed by mushrooms and dried to a lamp shape. The mushrooms are alive and eating itself and the material until it dies.

Read more about the danish designer lamp here

Video

Wanna meet the people who created your T-shirt and see how?

27 Jan

Wanna meet the people who created your T-shirt and see how? I thought this was an interesting concepts when talking about design and production in our world where we should focus on sustainable design and products.

Alex Bloomberg from Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt explains:

Quality is nothing! How to make your product real quality…

21 Oct

Quality is nothing gold

The cookies were crisp, the coffee was still in the cups and the dark suits had pushed their full stomachs in place under the edge of the conference table , as the director finally broke the silence.

He told us how happy customers were because his company always delivered quality and why we – Mark and I – now would help to communicate it to many more.

Mark took a cookie but quickly put it back and said “I don’t buy quality,”.

The room was silent for a moment – not even the cookies dare to crumble…

Mark explained that he doesn’t believe in thing that just say ‘Quality’. He buys:

  • Things of a particularly hard material. Or silky
  • Things that lasts long
  • Things that still smells of roses after washing number fifty
  • Things that are sustainable
  • Things that are designed by innovative designers
  • Things that he can drop on the floor
  • Things that he will be wiser
  • Things that are user-friendly
  • Things that make him smile

Mark never buy quality because ‘quality’ itself is nothing!

It is an empty word , no telling what awaits us.
Example: Take the cookies from the bowl on the conference table. Are they quality cookies? Why is that…?

  • Because they are made of organic, hand-picked ingredients and no one was hurt during production?
  • Because they do not crumble as much as other cookies?
  • Because they are ultra low on calories?
  • Or because every cookie in the bowl is wrapped in it’s own little delicious hygienic packaging?

We do not know until there is any other word than quality (or professional , dedicated, reliable and efficient) to explain why these cookies are actually better.

Never trust “Quality” until the products explains why

That’s why, like Mark, you should never buy ‘quality’. That’s why you can never deliver just ‘quality’ products to your customers.

You should contribute with something that makes a particular difference to others – and your contribution deserves specific words that captivates people you want to reach. Then they understand and believes that your products are ‘quality’ without you having to print/say ‘quality’ on/about your products.

A tool for finding the right words:

Always ask yourself if the opposite statement could be the case when you put into words what you offer:

Message: “I offer legal services of high quality”
The opposite: “I offer shitty legal services” = FAIL!

Message: “I offer legal services that prevents someone suing you or your company”
The opposite: “I offer legal advice to minimize your losses when you get sued” = It works!

Why are your cookies ‘Quality’?

What quality services or products do you deliver? Type it below if you want feedback 🙂

chocolate cookie vector png for sale - designed by computerarts.dk

Thanks to kraes.e-conomic.dk for the idea

7 wacky, interesting and creative works of design

8 Aug

7 wacky, interesting and creative works of design – Sometimes I just want to share interesting stuff – this is one of these times… 🙂

artificial leg with diamonds and pearls with speakers?!

Amazin buddah in mountain

Is it an eye or a mouth? make-up artists gone wild!

Thats a new way to get your chinese takeaway!!! Zombie food

Skull wallpaper with gold… amazingly wierd and cool

street painter with dollarsigns on his mind and painted on roads now…

Skateboard bench – take an old bench and some old skateboards and create something new… or dont – but the idea is original and inspiring!

always deliver more than expected poster

Always deliver more than expected poster – that just looks so neat and simple

crazy designed hotel tubes

wacky hotel design with tubes and something that just looks like its from a futuristic seventies hotel – amazing! Reminds me of the ball chair!

 

Old fashioned Signwriting aka Reverse Glass, Gold Leaf Sign Artist

25 Jun

john mayer born and raised

Handcrafts and hard work pays off when you are this good at making designs. This kind of craftsmanship is incredible and I just enjoy how much detail he designs. The process of this kind of artwork is long and worthwhile! I wish I could make things that are this beautiful – but I will stick with Illustrator and Photoshop to give me the results I want. But we should never forget the old ways of doing things – it just puts everything in perspective and inspires. Enjoy the patience he has…

David A Smith is a name that has become synonymous in Sign-Writing and Glass gilding circles, with high quality, hand crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors.

In this short documentary, we reveal behind the scenes work, techniques and visions that Dave uses when carrying out his passion as a glass embosser – One of the few remaining traditional UK glass artists.

David A Smith
davidadriansmith.com

John Mayers album artwork is designed the old way with Reverse glass design

David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specialising in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. David recently produced a wonderful turn-of-the-century, trade-card styled album cover for popular American singer/songwriter John Mayer.

This film captures the ‘Behind The Scenes’ creation of the ‘Born & Raised’ and ‘Queen of California’ artwork, as well as 2 unique reverse glass panels, hand-crafted in England by David A. Smith.

Music by John Mayer http://www.johnmayer.com
A Film by Danny Cooke http://www.dannycooke.co.uk
Featuring David A. Smith http://www.davidadriansmith.com

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