Mike Monteiro gave a great talk at the March 2011 San Francisco, CreativeMornings about making sure design professionals get paid for the work they do and the importance of contracts and attorneys, entitled F*uck You. Pay Me. Mike is the Design Director, and co-founder of Mule Design Studio. This event took place on March 25, 2011 and was sponsored by Happy Cog and Typekit. via Swissmiss
LEPER CREATIVITY: THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CYCLONOPEDIA SYMPOSIUM
March 11, 10AM – 6.30PM
Hailed by novelists, philosophers, artists, and cinematographers, Reza Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials is a key work in an emerging continental movement in philosophy, “speculative realism.” Cyclonopedia has attracted a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary audience, provoking a vital debate around the relationship between philosophy, geopolitics, geophysics, and the art world. read more
“Holding Pattern” is Interboro’s winning submission to MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program. It will be installed in MoMA PS1’s courtyard in Summer 2011. read more
There are some fascinating design shifts happening at Mercedes-Benz, from the design studio in Sindelfingen to Como to Tokyo to Carlsbad, the hunt is on for “Perfect Aesthetics” and in doing so, they are aggressively pushing their designs to be more fresh, young, emotional, and sexy. A big part of this is the fight to create more artistic explorations through sculpture to push abstract concepts. The idea of art being key to Mercedes-Benz design strategies as well as a beautiful way to tease designs earlier in the year is intriguing. Here are some studies from Karim Habib’s team exploring lightweight forms to play with strength, perspective, and transparency, the results resemble polygons, honeycombs, string art, and woven chaos. via notcot
Wendy W Fok, Steven Ma + Dominik Szerlec have just won 2nd place for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge․Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities International Design Ideas Competition Open Group. ‘Ephemeral Roof Exchange’ is an exquisite proposal that pulls from a range of cultural and environmental sources. In the end it seems to balance performance and what the group calls ‘physical qualities of elegance’ extremely well. A detailed project description from the architects is located below.