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.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Skaters Beware!!

I love the street art lifestyle! So many underground legends are out there.

The Life of a Designer is a Beautiful Nightmare :l

The information on this chart doesn't seem realistic in my opinion. Look at the difference between an interior designer with a masters and then with a PHD. And you can't be an architect with only a high school degree.

This chart didn't pertain to me an architect as I experienced international (Dubai) payday. Blows the 1-4 yrs average out of the water. I am getting into Design Management; looks good from this chart.

Ouch. Almost everyone took a hit in 2008.

Well, the design profession is still tough. But being part of a creative crowd, we will find a way to leave our mark. We don't design for the money or the glory. We just want to help people and design cool stuff while doing it.

In Miami, the renovation and retro-fitting market is doing great but it is very competitive. I am looking into stretching out into the rest of Florida and beyond. All from the comfort of my office and wi-fi (starbucks perhaps).

Good luck Comrades. Design as if you are designing for God.

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