Ryanair: Sandwich

6 € for a sandwich? I wanted a snack, not a gold brick!
With prices this cheap, shut the f*ck up. Ryanair

Advertising School: Miami Ad School, Berlin / San Francisco
Tutors: Fedja Kehl, Niklas Frings-Rupp
Art Director: Hugo Gstrein
Copywriter: Patrick Tamisiea

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Graphic Programmer at AltSpace

Graphic Programmer at AltSpace

Company: AltSpace Location:  Moscow, Russia Type: Full-Time Category: Creative Code Description AltSpace Labs is developing computer graphics for games, interactive and presentation systems. What for? To transform the space around us into an environment sensitive to the user and interacting with him. This [...]

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Daruma Dolls

One of the interesting aspects of being a blogger is finding ways to push through tedious computer tasks. As much as I love the helpfulness of a long product roundup, they can take hours and hours (and hours) of research and photo editing to put together. So Amy and I found a method that works for us: Hulu. We both like to sit on our respective couches and slog through a full day of internet research while binging on entire seasons of a TV show. While I prefer horror movies, Amy has a soft spot for TV sitcoms and has turned all of us at the office onto Matthew Perry’s new show, Go On. His character suffered a difficult loss and attends regular group therapy sessions, during which he learns lessons or tools for dealing with grief. During one episode, the characters in the group are introduced to Daruma dolls, also known as wishing dolls and Dharma dolls. These traditional Japanese dolls are modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism, and are meant to aid in goal-setting or act as a general encouragement toward achievements.

Rich in symbolism, these dolls can be used in several different ways, but the most common use involves assigning a goal to (or writing it on the bottom of) each doll. At the beginning of the process, you draw only one eye on the doll. When you’ve finished or achieved that goal, you can draw in the second eye. The idea is that the little one-eyed doll will be watching you and serving as a reminder to persevere and finish your goal. Seeing that today is the last day of January and the time of year when it’s easy to lose track of New Year’s resolutions, I thought it seemed fitting to share these as little reminders to stay the course and push toward the goals we’ve all set for ourselves. Each of us on the team now has a doll to remind us of our toughest tasks, and I hope they’ll keep us moving in the right direction. If you’re interested in learning more about Daruma dolls, you can click here for more on their history or here to see the models we purchased for our encouragement. Here’s wishing everyone good luck with their goals for the rest of the year! xo, grace

*You can watch a video of Daruma dolls being made in Takasaki (where 80% of all Daruma dolls are made in Japan) right here on YouTube. Just be sure to turn your volume off if you’re at work; this video has some music in the background.

Photos by Max Tielman

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Skim Milk: Iconico Speaker by Héctor Serrano

Skim Milk: Iconico Speaker by Héctor Serrano in technology Category

Iconico is a minimal speaker design created by London-based designer Héctor Serrano for Lexon. The design studio’s main divisions are the product lab and experimental work lab. They choose to work with projects that dissent the status quo in terms of function and design. Serrano studied Industrial Design in Valencia before moving to London to pursue his masters at the Royal College of Art.

Skim Milk: Iconico Speaker by Héctor Serrano in technology Category

The basis for the Iconico speaker’s design spawned from the quotidian speaker icon seen in most computers. Iconico is made of ABS plastic and comes either in dark grey or white. The speaker plugs into any standard 3.5mm stereo audio cable jack, and turns off when it is physically flipped. It is both a playful and intuitive solution for listening to music in high-quality sound.

I was first drawn to the object by its simplistic design, but I am definitely now more intrigued by its unique functionality. In a world where everything is controlled remotely, it is refreshing to have a design provide a function that is performed through intuitive action.

Skim Milk: Iconico Speaker by Héctor Serrano in technology Category

Skim Milk: Iconico Speaker by Héctor Serrano in technology Category

Skim Milk: Iconico Speaker by Héctor Serrano in technology Category

Skim Milk: Iconico Speaker by Héctor Serrano in technology Category


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Cool Hunting Videos Presents: Aether SF: A behind-the-scenes look at San Francisco’s newest and most unique retail space

Cool Hunting Videos Presents: Aether SF

As longtime fans of Aether’s sophisticated line of outerwear, we jumped at the chance to visit their first brick and mortar retail location. The recently opened San Francisco shop is uniquely constructed from three shipping containers, and is now home to an even more intriguing inventory system. To maximize…

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You Naked – Flat-e for Warp Records and Jamie Lidell

You Naked - Flat-e for Warp Records and Jamie Lidell

Flat-e have been commissioned by Warp Records and Jamie Lidell to create the album artwork, a music promo, video teasers, live show visuals and even costume for the campaign for his soon to be released self-titled album. Taking the self-titled [...]

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Colorful Pets

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Meticulously painting in wavy colored stripes, Kael Kasabian has developed a highly consistent art style. In addition to his fascination with dogs, he has also illustrated rabbits, birds, insects, skulls, and more.

See also: “Patterned Animals.”

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(Artwork © Kael Kasabian)

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Designer Desktops: February 2013

This month’s Designer Desktop was created by Wesley Bird, one of the artists whose work we’ve featured in our Society6 collection. She’s a pretty talented lady, so you should definitely check out her work.

Designer Desktops: February 2013 in technology style fashion news events featured art Category

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight and no vision.” –Helen Keller

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1024×768 \\\ 1280×1024 \\\ 1680×1050 \\\ 1900×1200 \\\ 2560×1440

BONUS: iPhone 5 \\\ iPad

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