Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A futuristic fashion trend ...or a solution for a problem!? u decide ;)

"What is this?"
You must be wondering....
Well, it's " a collapsible “shell of solitude” made from paper and polyethylene fabric.'
But...what for?

ha! here lies the knot...LOL
It's a "beauty intimacy"!! 
"A What?" 
Yeah...if you want to have a private moment with someone while being in a public place...this  Veasyble” thing is your solution! 
yes..."procure public intimacy in a flash with Veasyble "as the add says!

Is this insane or just a creative perfect solution in a culture (the Western perhaps) that values intimacy and tries to catch every fleeting moment of it in every possible place!
Oh God!!

May we always have the blessings of our own cultural boundaries ;)

On a second thought, you can get these if you need a moment of solitude with your brain, your feelings....your tears...

Here is what sites say about this project:

The project is based on three keywords: isolation, intimacy and ornament. It consists of a set of wearable objects that can be converted into means of isolation, to create a personal intimacy in any environment. The idea derives from a reflection on the change in our relationship with the domestic environment, due to the effects of our increasing mobility, and how this has affected our concept of intimacy, creating new demands. This led to the design of four accessories, screen for four different parts of the body: eyes, ears, face and upper body, expressing, through their shape and colour, our desire for intimacy at any time, any place, on various levels.
An ornament that can be worn.
A gesture to transform it.
A secret place for personal intimacy.
A reminder of our exterior aspect.

A strong, dominant exterior that conceals a fragile, personal interior.
Every accessory is shaped according to a pattern that is the same for all. The difference arises in the scale of production, which depends on our demand of intimacy.


So are you ever going to order one of those??

I'd be surely very interested to know your views ;)

SIGNS (A short Film)

  A lot of people must have seen this lovely & wonderful short film which was One of the 2009 Cannes Lions winners! 

It might be a simple short film about communication but I loved it the 1st time I watched it and I still do...It's interesting that not a single word is spoken in the film...& yet one is able to understand it all and be won over by it ;)

I suddenly remembered it today and decided to share  it here and also to keep it for future reference;)..I hope you'd enjoy it.

Created by Publicis Mojo and @RadicalMedia
Director: Patrick Hughes

As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts ;)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Art of Losing

One Art
by Elizabeth Bishop

The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant 
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster.

--Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan't have lied.  It's evident
the art of losing's not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.
Elizabeth Bishop
One of my favorite poems...so touching!
I loved it instantly after hearing it in the movie (In her shoes).

Love to hear your thoughts about it ;)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pencil Tip Micro Sculptures!

Art is amazing in its diversity and surprising venues!

I stumble upon this micro kind of art while browsing the net.

Here is artist (Dalton Ghetti) who creates pencil tip micro sculpture !!

Yes.....take a look at his amazing work in the following photos.

But first here is something about the artist:

Brazilian born, Connecticut based, Dalton Ghetti carefully crafts the tips of pencils into amazing micro sculptures. These miniature masterpieces are a side project for the professional carpenter, who has been perfecting this art for the last 25 years. Dalton uses a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife, a steady hand and lots of patience to meticulously carve the graphite which can take anywhere between a few months to a few years. Over time he has broken many works in progress and keeps them in what he calls the cemetery collectionOne of the most fascinating things about these tiny works of art is that he has never sold them, only given away to friends as gifts.


His micro sculptures need such unbelievable precision and patience that I can't imagine how he really makes them!!


I'd be interested to hear your thoughts ;)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Google Office versus Facebook Office- مكاتب جوجل أو فيس بوك؟؟

Ok...we know that these two huge internet companies are very popular!
I'm sure you use one or the other or even both on almost daily basis. You might like the work of one over the other but which one would you wish to work for??
To help you...let's take a sneak-peek at their offices which are basically designed to enhance productivity and creativity of their staff. Doesn't this make you think about your own workspace and how much does it enhance your productivity and creativity- or NOT!?
I know I do...I do wonder about the almost counter productive & creative workspace that I (and many) have to put up with. We have to be self-driven and motivated and not depend much on work environment or space!

Ok...Take a look and decide for yourself....
Let me know which would you choose...:)


Facebook Office

About Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes while he was a student at Harvard University.  The website’s membership was initially limited to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It later expanded further to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. The website currently has more than 350 million active users worldwide.


Which would you choose??
Pretty confusing...ha?!

Let me know...
& will send our resumé together... *_^