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Monday, January 25, 2010

This is How Design Saves






MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) or Doctors Without Borders has set up inflatable hospitals in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The hospital will provide 100 beds to many of those wounded in the earthquake. MSF also has more than 700 staff members on site to provide assistance.

MSF Logistics Supervisor - Laurent Dedieu

"9 tents, 100 beds, including hospitalization and ICU and recovery beds. A triage and emergency tent, and two operations theatres. The idea is that within the tent we have a complete kit we can deploy including energy supply, water supply, all the sanitation, and all medical equipment inside the tent. In Haiti, everything needed to run a hospital including beds and biomedical equipment is included.

We want to be as autonomous as possible with regard to energy. In this case we have one 30 KV generator and one 60 KV generator. Plus an electrical board, and equipment to ensure electrical safety. And then you have all the electrical wire you need to set up lights inside the ward, and set up plugs for the medical equipment."

Friday, January 22, 2010

Signs of Hope

Hello 2010,

To post about nonsensical designer items during times of despair is something I don't want to do. Instead I will be showcasing how people are helping one another. There is design with purpose and worth praise. Let me start highlighting the real designers and the real architects.

I am done slaving for the rich. I want to help the people. I want my designs to save lives.

Lets be progressive! God is the original architect/designer. Amen!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Jesus Walk With Me!!

I would appreciate it if one of my favorite musicians bounces back and make inspirational/positive music like he did with Jesus Walks. Look at some of the lyrics.

We at war with terrorism, racism, and most of all we at war with ourselves

God show me the way because the Devil trying to break me down
The only thing that that I pray is that my feet don't fail me now
And I don't think there is nothing I can do now to right my wrongs
I want to talk to God but I'm afraid because we ain't spoke in so long

They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus
That means guns, sex, lies, video tapes
But if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?
Well let this take away from my spins
Which will probably take away from my ends
Then I hope this take away from my sins

Enough with the heartbreak music, lets get back to what is right. To serve the Lord and grow his kingdom. I try to avoid all the bad music on radio, but oftentimes there is so much I just turn it off. I'm I the only one finding evil everywhere I turn to? I do appreciate Ricky Smiley and Steve Harvey but can DJ Laz put some more gospel into his shows?





Monday, November 30, 2009

Architecture Taking on Water!!


"LILYPAD is a true amphibian - half aquatic and half terrestrial city - able to accommodate 50,000 inhabitants and inviting the biodiversity to develop its fauna and flora around a central lagoon of soft water collecting and purifying the rain waters. This artificial lagoon is entirely immersed, ballasting the city. It enables inhabitants to live in the heart of the sub aquatic depths. The multi functional program is based on three marinas and three mountains dedicated to work, shopping and entertainment. The whole set is covered by a stratum of planted housing in suspended gardens and crossed by a network of streets and alleyways with organic outline. The goal is to create a harmonious coexistence of humans and nature, exploring new modes of cross-cultural aquatic living."



















Friday, November 27, 2009

MAD Architects!!!!











Photos Via DesignBoom > MAD architects studio visit : sinosteel international plaza
Visit the Madness > MAD

Quality Library Time is Modernized!!

I had a client who desired just as much lighting for his apartment.




Simple organization system.

Last Rights in Miami!


Everybody wants to design clothing for the uber-kool crowd... many of them fail. Only Last Rights has taken the identity that is Miami and has unleashed an incredible collection of art and clothing that easily stands out among others.



The Dolphin logo being transformed into a weapon reveals a part of Miami that is otherwise hidden behind the fun and sun.

Winter 09
Winter 09
Summer 09
Summer 09

The other great thing that Last Rights do is use the dilapitated areas of Miami and transform them into movies and photoshoots.

The Winter 09 shoot is taken at an abandoned motel/apartment complex with a character that goes about exploring and terrorizing the building. Tons of these building lay abused and in shambles all over Miami (i.e. Biscayne Blvd.) with no direction of improvement or use. What people forget is that movies, tv shows, commercials, fashion shoots are always scouting for locations. Why not open all these places for the arts and entertainment. Last Rights even uses the controversial Miami Marine Stadium to shoot their Summer 09 collection with local rapper Brisco. Brilliant! Here's another location that is available > the empty condos all over Downtown Miami, pick one.

Check them out >> Last Rights



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Artist Andy Gilmore Cranks These Out Daily!!






View his blog > Andy Gilmore Time will cease to exist when you journey through his gallery of work. Is this considered graphic design or art? Both maybe? I have also seen his material on Cool Hunter.
 
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