Archive for February, 2010

Abstract Shapes From Inside the Belly of Liberty!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

This photograph of the interior of the Statue of Liberty has nice abstract shapes and pretty cool details. We like to show nice images so I thought we’d post it up!

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Monart Destination Spa Voted Second Best in the World

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

It is great to see Monart Destination Spa, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, being voted second in the Best Spa in the World Awards hosted by Conde Nast Traveller magazine. Its a remarkable achievement considering Monart is only in business for 4 years and as recently as 10 years ago, the site where Monart is located used to be just an old house outside Enniscorthy town.

So congratulations to Liam Griffin and the Griffin Group for having the vision and ambition to transform the local area into an internationally recognised destination for Spa holidays, while also providing the local area with jobs.

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T-Shirt Design By Baster

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Found this cool image via Its Nice That. It is new work from Baster, a t-shirt graphic called No Gear. Its a brilliant visual – might have to buy one.

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The Value of Failure

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

value_of_failure_graphWhile researching for a design project we are currently working on, I found this really cool article Accept Defeat: The Neuroscience of Screwing Up by Jonah Lehrer in Wired magazine. The piece traces how you can learn from the messiness of real failed experiments, while concentrating particularly on the work of Kevin Dunbar who is a researcher who studies how scientists study things – how they fail and succeed. Its an interesting area to explore in order to improve work processes and an article definitely worth checking out…

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Jonathan Glancey’s Classics of Everyday Design

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Recently came across this old Guardian feature I used to follow with great interest from a few years ago – Classics of Everyday Design by Jonathan Glancey. It is a series that is well worth checking out.

Glancey’s Classics of Everyday Design included the Paperclip, the Swiss Army Knife, the Biro, the Tungsten Bulb, Lego and many more…

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