Fascinating essay in NYT on the consequences of living in an age of perpetual distraction. The benefits of over-stimulation. Another addiction. via nyt [PR]
An architecture, urban musings blog pov about media. Inspired by Maureen Dowd’s brain-dead editorial in yesterday’s New York Times. An opine on Twitter. via bldgblog [PR]
24 first TV show to reach carbon neutral. Whatever that means. But still. via csmonitor [PR]
two fonts, (mercury and t-star), a serif and a sans are used in varying hierarchies, weights and intensities throughout the magazine to bring texture and diversity.
we have removed all traditional headlines.
each section has a particular treatment to entice the reader.
view: a large brief overview of text
building: a number – a cataloguing system has been introduced so buildings are numbered for an entire year.
marginalia: a quote
GQ magazine anoints Justin Timberlake as most stylish man in America. via reuters [PR]
Winners include Charles Best, philanthropy; David Chang, chef; Shepard Fairey, artist; Lupe Fiasco, music; Patrick Robinson, fashion designer; Jennifer Siegel, architect; Jimmy Wales, new media.
“The brain is a category buster.”
-Elizabeth Phelps, American Cognitive Scientist,
GRAVITY FREE is a truly unique multidiscipline design conference. Each year we pick a theme. Then we select 22 of the most passionate designers, design thinkers and innovators on the planet from 20 different design disciplines to help us explore the theme. The result: an experience like none other—a remarkable cross-fertilization of ideas and inspiration that only happens when such a remarkable variety of design influences interact.
GRAVITY FREE covers the waterfront of creative disciplines. Speakers come from architecture, retail display, storytelling, experiential environments, urban planning, customer experience, product design, information architecture, exhibit design, aerospace, interior design, theme environments, production design, illusion, molecular gastronomy, automotive design, technology and media, museum design, brand management… in fact, ANY area that offers something new and important. No break out sessions. Everyone has the same experience. (more…)