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  1. Velocity by FIM LAM - Foldable bike design contest FIM LAM and Desall are reinventing the bike with the new Velocity contest, looking for a ultralight, foldable, portable and with a very captivating design. Increased commuting needs, growing traffic along with high fuel prices and environmental concerns, call for new solutions to the mobility needs of a raising number of people throughout the world. “...I wish I could just drive my bike from the parking place to the metro, get on the metro then get out and drive my bike to office. It would save me time and money. I would pay serious money for this, ... but there is no real bike that folds. There are only some ugly and small foldable bikes...” Actual statement from metro passenger in Munich 2013. FIM LAM is calling all creative minds of Desall to develop an innovative bicycle for city commuters and travelers of the world to move with ease and comfort. The newly designed bike shall be ultralight, foldable, “draggable” and portable. Read more: http://bit.ly/FIMLAMcontest Calendar: Submissions: 23rd December 2014 - 27th April 2015 (UPDATED) Awards 1st Best bike: €3000 + royalties contract 2nd Best wheel: €1000 Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people (at least 18 years old). Ranged Event From: 23 Dec 2014 To: 27 Apr 2015 View the full article
  2. Leroy Merlin is calling all creative people of the world to take part in “Light On and Take Care”, the new contest on Desall to explore innovative solutions for bathroom lighting systems. Link to the contest page: http://bit.ly/LeroyMerlinDesign Timeline Upload phase: 25th February – 05th May 2015 Community Vote: 05th May – 12th May 2015 Client Vote: from 12th May 2015 Awards 1st: €2000 + Royalties Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people (at least 18 years old). Ranged Event From: 25 Feb 2015 To: 05 May 2015 View the full article
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    Goodbye Everyone!

    Unfortunately I have to inform that we are closing this site. You may have noticed that we haven’t updated our posts for a long time. Things did not work out as we hoped. Good thing is that there are still quite a few good blogs about Chinese design that you can find in our blogroll. Thank you for the support you have given. Cheers, Waikit View the full article
  4. Product: This month we are looking for new designs for Men's Accessories, such as Bow Ties, Cufflinks, or Rings. Submissions can be in any form - sketches, photos, drawings and graphics all welcome. All you need is an idea! Method of manufacturing: We are looking for designs using 3d printing in an interesting way. Materials & Colours: We will be working in plastic, nylon, or metal in 1 colour only. Designers do not need to know any 3d modelling skills - we take care of this. Specifications: They can be any shape you like. Prize: The top voted submission when voting closes will receive a prize of €150. If the design is manufacturable, the designer may have the option of partnering with us and receiving royalties on the sales of their design. Part of the design may be changed in the process of working out the manufacturing details. Wildcards: FabAllThings will also choose a number of wildcards, who may also have the option of partnering with us and receiving royalties on the sales of their design. Open for Submissions : 1st September at 12:01 am GMT Deadline for Submission : 14th October at 11:59 pm GMT Voting Closes: 31st October at 11:59 pm GMT Submit here: http://www.faballthi...n-s-accessories Attached Images Ranged Event From: 01 Sep 2014 To: 14 Oct 2014 View the full article
  5. Learn how to apply Service Design Thinking to the rapid innovation of customer experiences in multi-channel product-service ecosystems. The Service Design Summer School in Shanghai ‘THIS IS SERVICE DESIGN DOING’ is planned in the week of 15 to 19 September 2014. Facilitators Marc Stickdorn, the co-author of the award-winning service design book ‘This is Service Design Thinking’. Markus Hormess, Service Innovation Expert and co-initiator of the world’s largest service design event ‘Global Service Jam’. Adam Lawrence, Service Design & Customer Experience Expert and co-initiator of the world’s largest service design event ‘Global Service Jam’. Program Background In this workshop you will experience the power of service design thinking first hand. You’ll not only become familiar with the fundamental tools and methods of service innovation, but also learn about the strategic design process. The tools of service design are easy to grasp and easy to use, but are rooted in business reality and bring powerful clarity and insight. They can be used to design unique services or service components which will stand out from the competition, or to optimize existing services around what the customer really wants, cutting away wasteful effort and concentrating on a unique customer experience across various on- and offline channels. Facts & Figures Language: English Venue: Aalto Tongji Design Factory, Shanghai Dates: 15 to 19 September 2014 Max participants: 30 Ticket Price: SGD 3,350* (including opening dinner, lunch, snacks and drinks). Tickets may be passed on to another person with written approval of the organizer. *GST 7% not included. To register, please click http://www.aaltoee.sg/news-events/service-design-summer-school-shanghai-sep-14/ View the full article
  6. SHANGHAI, CHINA (July 24, 2014)SuccessfulDesign.org is pleased to introduce the Design Success Summit 2014, a one-day conference highlighting the connection between design and business. Thesummit expects to attract 800 global business and thought leaders to the historic Portman Ritz-Carlton Theater at Shanghai Center on October 11, 2014. Summit events will include guest speakers, interactive presentations, the Successful Design Awards ceremony and initiation of the prestigious D-Founders Club — featuring influential founders of design or design-centric firms. Cathy Huang, co-founder of SuccessfulDesign.org, says, “This summit offers a unique opportunity for international business leaders to get first-hand experience and interaction with development in China and to witness how design thinking is shaping that development.” Summit events will focus on engagement and connection through: Bringing hundreds of diverse, C-level participants from a variety of backgrounds and industries, including 100 D-Founders, together for dialogue and exchange. 11 TED-style speeches, interactive panel discussions and opportunities to network with a global audience. Discussing, debating and exploring a wide range of topics that examine how design influences business, development and society. Encouraging interaction and cultural exchange with key officials from government, media and consulates in the ideal forum of Shanghai. Roundtable discussions for VIP attendees led by industry and thought leaders. The summit will be one of the key events of Shanghai Design Week. Summit attendees will move beyond simply admiring successful design to help create the future that design will play in shaping business in China through a truly unique hands-on experience. For more information please visit: http://www.designsuccesschina.com/en/home.htm About SuccessfulDesign.org SuccessfulDesign.org is a platform dedicated to building a future where design is measured by the positive impact it contributes to industry, society, environment and the lives of people. The platform began by organizing the Successful Design Awards for the past eight years, as well as organizing year-round events, such as the Sustainability Jam and the Service Design Jam, that encourage design thinking among business leaders and the community. It now has grown to include the Design Success Summit, which will serve as a further catalyst for interaction and innovation among these key stakeholders. Contacts: Eileen Wang Email: Eileen.wang@designsuccess.cn T: 86 21 5059 6066 ext.801 View the full article
  7. Hey Guys! I work for My Mini Factory and I wanted to tell you about an awesome new competition we have just started. In collaboration with Trojan Horse was a Unicorn we have launched a one of a kind 3D modelling design competition in preparation for their upcoming VFX, Game and Animation Festival. It's a chance to have something you've designed 3D printed and sent it to you for free! We're asking you to create your own unique Wacom Pen Holder based on the template we provide. Submit them to us by the 25th August and they'll be hosted on our website, with the best design winning a ticket to the THU Event in September! For more info, and to enter head over to: [www.myminifactory.com/pages/competition] Any questions, please just ask! http://forums.reprap...360120074_n.jpg Attached Images Ranged Event From: 15 Aug 2014 To: 25 Aug 2014 View the full article
  8. No, it's not my work. I have published it on behalf of that company.
  9. 5 Star Plus Retail Design are China’s first one-stop service provider offering branded retail design, store design, consulting and project management services to international luxury and retail brands. A couple of months ago, the design agency decided that it was time for a new, more consistent visual identity. The team wanted one coherent design that would make a strong design statement. Within the scope of these redesign efforts were the update of the 5 Star Plus Retail Design logo, business cards, stationary including presentation and letter templates, as well as the email newsletter. The website had to be redesigned as well and become responsive, making an impression to clients and business partners. The visual identity design had to accurately represent the firm’s positioning; it had to look professional, sophisticated, inspiring, bold and creative. It was also important to the team that the new visual identity and especially website would indicate the creative services they are providing, ideally by featuring a number of sketches and design work. One of the major changes as compared to the old visual identity was the switch from a formerly black to a white background for increased readability and a more professional look. The addition of selected design elements, such as different applications of the logo, as well as some conceptual images, ensured a creative vibe of the website and documents. The result is a powerful visual identity that works with the contrast of black and white and leaves a lasting impression. Company Website: www.5starplusdesign.com View the full article
  10. KCMG’s Paul Ip would like to invite the creative ones out there to submit a unique design, which he will use for his helmet for the final round of the 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Japan. The competition is open to all who have a knack for design and passion for motorsport. Hit the link for competition guidelines: http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kcmg.com.hk%2F%3Fp%3D3293&h=DAQHntcCr&s=1' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'>http://www.kcmg.com.hk/?p=3293 style='color: rgb(51,51,51)'> Show off your creativity and start designing! Ranged Event From: 09 Aug 2014 To: 22 Aug 2014 View the full article
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    Industrial Design Portfolio

    Hi James, welcome to the community. Really good stuff for a student! You have got all round design skills and looks like you have a solid systematic design process. Perhaps you can improve more on the 2D rendering skills: http://jamesbeardmore.prosite.com/220661/2969351/project-gallery/morphy-richards-food-slicer The 2d 'photoshop' renderings look a bit flat. You can work on the shadows and lighting to make the objects more '3d' Keep working on and adding new projects with more diversity in product categories, which will help you to be more versatile and ultimately have better job/internship opportunities.
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    The Idea Hub

    Hello The Idea Hub provides funding from large corporations for people, designers and start-ups with great ideas! Please look at the latest challenges on the link below www. theideahub.co.uk Ranged Event From: 01 Aug 2014 To: 01 Sep 2014 View the full article
  13. SHANGHAI, CHINA (July 24, 2014) SuccessfulDesign.org is pleased to introduce the Design Success Summit 2014, a one-day conference highlighting the connection between design and business. The summit expects to attract 800 global business and thought leaders to the historic Portman Ritz-Carlton Theater at Shanghai Center on October 11, 2014. Summit events will include guest speakers, interactive presentations, the Successful Design Awards ceremony and initiation of the prestigious D-Founders Club — featuring influential founders of design or design-centric firms. Cathy Huang, co-founder of SuccessfulDesign.org, says, “This summit offers a unique opportunity for international business leaders to get first-hand experience and interaction with development in China and to witness how design thinking is shaping that development.” Summit events will focus on engagement and connection through: Bringing hundreds of diverse, C-level participants from a variety of backgrounds and industries, including 100 D-Founders, together for dialogue and exchange. 11 TED-style speeches, interactive panel discussions and opportunities to network with a global audience. Discussing, debating and exploring a wide range of topics that examine how design influences business, development and society. Encouraging interaction and cultural exchange with key officials from government, media and consulates in the ideal forum of Shanghai. Roundtable discussions for VIP attendees led by industry and thought leaders. The summit will be one of the key events of Shanghai Design Week. Summit attendees will move beyond simply admiring successful design to help create the future that design will play in shaping business in China through a truly unique hands-on experience. For more information please visit: http://www.designsuccesschina.com/en/home.htm About SuccessfulDesign.org SuccessfulDesign.org is a platform dedicated to building a future where design is measured by the positive impact it contributes to industry, society, environment and the lives of people. The platform began by organizing the Successful Design Awards for the past eight years, as well as organizing year-round events, such as the Sustainability Jam and the Service Design Jam, that encourage design thinking among business leaders and the community. It now has grown to include the Design Success Summit, which will serve as a further catalyst for interaction and innovation among these key stakeholders. Contacts: Eileen Wang Email: Eileen.wang@designsuccess.cn T: 86 21 5059 6066 ext.801 View the full article
  14. Co-organized by GSMA and 360Fashion Network,, the “GSMA-360Fashion & Tech Runway Show 2014” special performance will be in Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 11th June to 13th June, 2014. A fashion visual conversation about 3D printing, virtual fitting, robotics and more cutting-edge technologies, brings you dazzling height of the fashion experience showcasing how fashion and technology fit together perfectly. On 11th June 2014, 15:30, “GSMA-360Fashion & Tech Runway Show 2014” will raise its curtain on the runway and show the latest fashion design works from Polish Couture and ready to wear Designers, Michal Starov, Monika Figlewicz, along with 5 designs of solar clothing by young Polish students, together with youth designers from China Graduate Fashion Week’s top schools and 3D Printed accessories by Colors of Birtch by Pekka Salokannel. There will also be a three-day exhibition of fashion, tech and design works in exhibition area. 360Fashion Network will lead the way to the latest trends of the technology industry integrating with fashion through wearable technology by Misfit Shine, Interaxon Muse, Google Glasses, BestShow, IdeaPrinter 3D Printers and 3D scanning to creating even our own “Digital Me”. Our era is fast approaching flexible screens, solar power, and other mobile technologies available today to create industry integrating them into a designed lifestyle. The future is here—join us! Please be sure to register: http://GSMA-360FASHION.eventdove.com View the full article
  15. JW & Associates is a multidisciplinary design firm whose practice includes interior design, product design and architecture. The initial concept of this design was to create an office environment accommodating diverse emotional and working states from the calm and solitary to excited group exchanges. The first stage was the abandonment of excessive ornamentation in favour of function and practicality with a simple colour palette of white, grey, and warm, natural wood. The design’s primary feature is a meanderous central island which, running the length of the office’s central space in a series of waves, provides desk space and varied seating, as well as dividing the room. In addition, the incorporation of stands of bamboo creates a soft and naturally varied form of division between the room’s two halves. Its continuous curve divides the space without creating discreet segments. A connecting corridor runs the full length of the office joining closed offices at the far end via the central working area to a kitchen and snack bar adjoining the reception area immediately before the main entrance. A separate conference room further divides the kitchen area from the main office. Double doors at either end of the main office area can be used to isolate each area as required. The reception desk utilizes off cuts leftover as waste material from the construction of the remainder of the project. A counter running the length of the kitchen area is coated with TK PET resin which runs down its side to form a continuous surface with the floor of the reception and kitchen area. The clear resin is marked with large brush strokes of Chinese ink and flows over the floor’s boundaries into the central office area and meeting room giving the impression of standing water. Location Shanghai Area 390m2 Design Yao Jun/姚君 Completion 2013 Photography Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography Submitted by Peter Dixie View the full article
  16. illy launches the "Design illy time" casting through Desall.com, looking for innovative proposals of the clock wall that will be showcased at the Italian and foreign points of sale across the illy distribution channel. Submission deadline: 16th June 2014 Award: two collaboration contracts with illy for the development of the basic and premium version of the wall clock. Participation is free of charge and is open to designers and creative talents of any nationality and age. All details and info at http://des.al/designillytime Ranged Event From: 14 May 2014 To: 16 Jun 2014 View the full article
  17. illy launches the "Design illy time" casting through Desall.com, looking for innovative proposals of the clock wall that will be showcased at the Italian and foreign points of sale across the illy distribution channel. Submission deadline: 16th June 2014 Award: two collaboration contracts with illy for the development of the basic and premium version of the wall clock. Participation is free of charge and is open to designers and creative talents of any nationality and age. All details and info at http://des.al/designillytime Ranged Event From: 14 May 2014 To: 16 Jun 2014 View the full article
  18. Designers, Design Leaders and Leading Companies are invited to join the 2014 Successful Design Awards, if you and your company are using Design as key success factor and driver to develop products and services that generate real value for society, industry and lives of everyday people then you need to enter this award to ensure your successful design story is talked about in professional and social circles. Every participant in the Successful Design Awards is granted membership of the Successful Design Platform ensuring you instantly become a key contributor, advocate and important amplifier to a unique community of design leaders, design consumers and design advocates that are both inspiring and increasing the value created through Design for current and future generations. KEY CATEGORIES For 2014, we have extended our categories to accommodate more entries from digital products and services giving you a total of 6 main Design Categories to compete in: Product Design, Space Design, Fashion Design, Visual Communication, User Experience Design, and Service Design. Review The Participation Guide! LEARN HOW TO GET STARTED Enter Your Successful Design Today! GET REGISTERED Become a Partner, Sponsor and Advocate! GET ENGAGED Examples of Past Participant: Kohler, Phillips, HP, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Aurora, Lenovo, Moen, TCL…… IMPORTANT DATES Entry Deadline – Midnight on June 30, 2014 Judging and Final Selection – July 1st to 30th Design Success China Conference – October 10th-12th Awards Ceremony & Celebration October 11th Event Location: Shanghai Centre Seize the moment, amplify your voice and inspire the world with your Successful Design Story! Visit www.successfuldesign.org to learn more. BACKGROUND Successfuldesign.org is evolving, we no longer simply recognize excellence through awards, today we are transitioning into an unlimited organization (a platform) that increases the value of design and empowers the individuals, teams, and companies that make up our industry. For the past 8 years, we have raised the profile of Design in China across industry, academia and media circles. We have work with a team of global leaders, to make a difference by recognizing excellence in designs and innovations that create real and positive impact at a social and business level. A NEW PURPOSE We are powered by a new purpose, a mission to build a future where “Design is to be measured by the positive impact it contributes to industry, society, environment and the lives of everyday people.” Join us as a Sponsor, Contributor, Partner or an Advocate of Design, or if you want to learn more please contact us. Organizing Committee, info@designsuccess.cn T: +86 21 5059 6066 ext 884/802 WeChat: @successfuldesign View the full article
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  20. What is Global Service Jam? Global Service Jam is the world’s largest globally organized, simultaneous, cross-continental, 48 hour innovation event. Participants with diverse expertise will team up to co-create, combine ideas and share tangible solutions for service and social improvements in a dynamic environment. The hosts will provide necessary support including guidance, toolbox and communication platform. During the event, all participants will take part in communication across different cities around the globe. On March 9, 3:00 p.m. Shanghai local time, all the participants shall upload their work onto the platform (http://planet.globalservicejam.org/) and share them with the rest of the world. Learn more about the Global Service Jam and Results in 2013. click to watch the video last year http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjQ5NzM3NDky.html How to join? - The jam is a non-profit event. It is free. Hurry up as places are limited! Register online now! - This event aims to facilitate creativity and knowledge building, aiming at entrepreneurship and development of new service ideas. The participants for this event are selected based on background and experience to insure a diverse, professional and “Outcome Oriented” group that is focused on the tasks at hand. - Put the dates in your calendar, and bring your funny hats and musical instrument if you have one. Be a Jammer: Anyone who has an open mind and wants to practice a hands-on approach to creativity and problem solving, make sure you are available to join ALL 3 days to ensure seamless collaboration and team dynamic. Jam is a great place to learn new skills, challenge yourself and meet great people while having fun. Your designs and projects have the potential to create a real impact on a more sustainable future. See other jammers all over the world Be an Observer: If you can’t commit to all 3 days, you are also welcome to observe the jam on the Friday opening session and final sharing session on Sunday afternoon. Be A Spark: Helping to get the juices flowing, be inspiring and share you knowledge about Service Design, New Business Model Generation, Social Entrepreneurship etc… – When: 20 minutes from 4-6pm on Friday March 7th Be A Mentor: Spending time with the jammers to help guide their directions, brainstorm, plan and prototyping – When: Sessions Saturday March 8th 10:30-11:30 and 16:00 – 17:00 Be A Juror: Providing feedback on practicability, feasibility and potential scale for what the jammers have created – When: Sunday March 9th from 3-6pm Who is hosting? CBi China Bridge, an insight-based innovation firm, wants to promote sustainability design in China, and introduce people to a design-based approach to creativity and problem solving though this exciting event. China Bridge’s role will be to provide a public platform for creative minds in Shanghai’s professional community and connect with the world. When and Where? TIME: March 7th-9th 2014 (March 7th 3pm-9pm, March 8th 9am-9pm, March 9th , 9am-6pm) PLACE : CBi China Bridge Office; 359 Kangding Rd, 4F, Jingan District/ near Shanxi Bei Rd 静安区康定路359号4楼(近陕西北路) View the full article
  21. We wish you blessed Christmas holidays and a Healthy 2014! View the full article
  22. Business of Design Week 2013, Asia’s leading annual design event, was held from December 2nd to December 7th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. With “Belgian Spirit” as the main theme, it invited dozens of internationally renowned designers and business elite to participate. Italian product designer Stefano Giovannoni, also known as ” King Midas of design ,” shared his experience of working with Alessi, Fiat, L’Oreal, Samsung and other major brands ; two-times Compasso d’Oro Award winner Xavier Lust described his particular use of curves and explained the use of metal in his furniture design ; Australia born interior designer Danny Venlet, who trained in Belgium, gave the audience insight into his style and detailed some of his interior design works such as the Sydney Burdekin Hotel; chief designer Zhang Lei told us all about how Chinese traditional materials and techniques inspired him to create very furniture; as vice president of great Wall Motor and design director, Pierre Leclercq shared his insights on the Chinese automobile industry; Tomek Rygalik and Gosia Rygalik elaborated on Studio Rygalik’s work with food; Alain Gilles, who has worked in finance for many years, but now it’s become a red dot award-winning designer has elaborated on his work methods and unique furniture designs. About selected speakers Stefano Giovannoni: founded Giovannoni Design srl in Milan in 1998. Its core business is designing industrial products – particularly furniture, kitchen and bathroom ware, as well as domestic appliances, electronics and automotive products – for many of the world’s best-known brands. They include Alessi, Fiat, Toto, NTT Docomo, ZTE, L’Oreal, Oregon Scientific, Samsung and 3M. His bestselling creations have led to him being described as the “Champion of Superiority and Popularity”, “The King Midas of Design” and “The Most Bankable Designer”. Xavier Lust: In 2000 Xavier Lust started his collaboration with leading international furniture producers such as MDF Italia, Driade, De Padova, CerrutiBaleri, Fiam, Extremis. His work is clearly identifiable through the visible tension he gives to his objects, and the curves inspired by his innovative (de)formation process of metallic surfaces. He has received dozens of awards including Compasso d’Oro. Zhang Lei: works with his colleagues Jovana and Christoph as a chief designer at Pinwu Design Studio, which he co-founded in Hangzhou, China. As a designer, he focuses on deconstructing Chinese traditional crafts and then fusing them with contemporary design, rather than merely combining the traditional and modern. Pinwu’s Piao Paper Chair won the 2011 Best of the Best Red Dot Award, and its Tie Chair was nominated by the London Design Museum for the 2013 Design of the Year Award. Pinwu also curated the From Yuhang and Rong-Handmade in Hangzhou exhibitions. Alain Gilles: Belgian-born Alain Gilles decided to follow his passion for design after working in the international financial world. He enrolled in an Industrial design course and opened his own studio in 2007, where he is developing his personal approach to product and furniture design, art direction and interior architecture. Gilles has collaborated with several prominent furniture and appliance brands, and his products have won a number of international prizes, including a Red Dot Best of the Best award and Design for Asia Gold Award. Joyce Wang: gained a double-major in Architecture and Materials Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and later attended the Royal College of Art in London. Her architectural approach, cinematic references and interdisciplinary inspirations give her award-winning projects a sense of drama and narrative that captivate and engage audiences. Wang’s latest commissions have been the guest rooms at the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles and the Ammo restaurant in the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. She founded the Joyce Wang Studio, Hong Kong in 2010. Charles Kaisin: Belgian Architect and Designer Charles Kaisin is a pioneer in using recycled materials to create sustainable and contemporary design. He has been commissioned to create products by well-known brands, and he has worked as the Art Director at Val Saint Lambert and as a Project Manager for Hermann Miller. He has been a Guest Lecturer at the Hong Kong Design Institute, and he is currently a Design Teacher at the Institut Supérieur d’Architecture Saint-Luc. Danny Venlet: Born in Australia, Danny Venlet studied interior design at the Institute for Architecture and Arts in Belgium. Returning to Australia, he attracted international attention with his interior projects, such as the Burdekin Hotel in Sydney and Q-bars, an Australian chain of nightclubs. Today, his award-winning design work ranges from private mansions, offices, bars and restaurants to small objects and furniture. Characterized by a contemporary international style, his designs arise from an interaction between art, sculpture and function. About “Business of Design Week” The Hong Kong Design Centre has been the organizer of Business of Design Week (BODW) since 2002. It is an annual international event aimed at promoting design and strengthening ties between the design and business communities. Each year, BODW attracts design and business elites from around the world to Hong Kong. The world’s attention is drawn to current design issues through various exhibitions, international forums and outreach activities tailored to provide designers, business leaders, educators, SMEs and the public with communication opportunities to build strong business and commercial development. It is a world-class platform for the exchange of ideas, and an internationally renowned annual design event. For photographs, kindly refer to: ftp://ftp.dt-asia.com User name: media+dt-asia.com Password: file Folder: BODW_2013 For questions, please contact: Alix de la Tour DT Communications Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) 852-3696 6971 (Email) alix.delatour@dt-asia.com View the full article
  23. This might help: http://iphonecase.com.au/?p=15 Maybe consider medical grade silicone that is used with baby bottle nipples, but those are transparent...
  24. Life and work in the age of computers is like entering a freeway without limits; everything seems simple, direct and speedy. Many techniques, articles, skills from not long ago has already become blurry or forgotten. When pictures, colors, sound, communications are all being digitized nowadays, it is hard for the design field to imagine how we can operate without the computers anymore. Therefore, typography might only be another menu option in Indesign or Photoshop to most designers while everything is standardized and homogenized. In addition, even when designers look at font libraries, we often forget to think about the meaning of type design already. At this moment, I randomly came across a little book in an old bookstall about calligraphy art back in 50′s. I was inspired by the energy within immediately. Without too many rules and regulations, although the artform seems a little amateur, but the originality and expression between the lines traversed after 50~60 years, shines again in a vogue and vivid way and surprisingly aligning with contemporary design thinking perfectly. Since then, I can not help collecting calligraphy art books from the 50′s to 80′s. From these books you can easily observe the change of design from fearless experimentation to a structured matureness. Then, in the late 70′s, the original splendor faded out graually. This book contains a selection of brilliant calligraphy from 50′s – 60′s, not only hoping that this can become a record of time also providing inspiration for type design. At the same time, we hope to bring out an experience in great impact about the change in social ideology over milestones of time. Author: Lin Fan Buy the book at TaoBoa View the full article
  25. The words ‘Chinese car designer‘ for too long have been synonymous with Xerox machines, for a while it seemed the Chinese manufacturers skipped the design and R&D stages and went straight to the nearest foreign auto manufacturers dealership to buy a best selling model and then put it into production themselves under their own brand, see the Chery QQ, Laibao SUV, and other famous cloned cars. However in the past few years Chinese car companies, as well as international car companies, have been plucking the brightest Chinese designers from within China and elsewhere and cultivating their talents to a new level. Chinese designers have had a hand in some of the more popular cars on the roads in the past few years, take for example theBuick Lacrosse – a big seller for GM in North America and China but it was designed by a Chinese hand. Read the profiles of 6 Chinese Car Designers at China Car Times View the full article
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