A man in an impoverished area of the Philippines is brightening up the town where he lives by turning discarded soda bottles into solar lights.
This simple, inexpensive, and sustainable process is giving light to people who are very used to living in darkness in their own homes. 

In this interview from 2009, Rob Janoff talks about his process behind creating the Apple logo, working with Steve Jobs and how technology and design have evolved since then.

Check it out here.

In this interview from 2009, Rob Janoff talks about his process behind creating the Apple logo, working with Steve Jobs and how technology and design have evolved since then.

Check it out here.

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The New York Times has an interactive directory of Apple’s patents, in remembrance of Steve Jobs.
Here

A great look at how much design effects the lives of everyone, whether they realize it or not. So many products that forever changed the way our world works and looks.

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The New York Times has an interactive directory of Apple’s patents, in remembrance of Steve Jobs.

Here

A great look at how much design effects the lives of everyone, whether they realize it or not. So many products that forever changed the way our world works and looks.

UNCOMFORTABLY LUCID: Thinking about visionary Steve Jobs

ozpoo:

has proven to be somewhat emotional for me. He has influenced my life since the first memories I can recall. He has contributed to society ranging from physical technology to the ways we communicate, learn, and develop on a daily basis just as he developed his own life work. It’s not just the iPod…

Catalyst member Oz Andren’s thoughts on the passing of Steve Jobs. 

johnbattelle:

Twitter down, but wanted to note how great this Boing Boing Jobs’ tribute is.

johnbattelle:

Twitter down, but wanted to note how great this Boing Boing Jobs’ tribute is.

Some of the most interesting (and, in this case, kind of weird) pieces in the history of design and art are the results of collaboration across different disciplines and different mediums.

Here, the famously surrealist style of Spanish painter Salvador Dali was brought to life after it inspired a collaboration with animation and storytelling great, Walt Disney.

An interview with graphic and type designer Erik Spiekermann. A really good insight into his creative process as well as an interesting point of view into how design can make a difference in human/government interactions.

Type design works within an established system of letterforms and a standard that has remained fairly consistent throughout the history of the alphabet. The Dyslexie project breaks from this system to create a typeface for dyslexic readers. Dyslexie, created by Christian Boer at the University of Twente in the Netherlands disregards conventional standards in type design and works to reduce the tendency for letters to flip and thus be misread, such as in the case of a b, p, d, etc.

More information on the Dyslexie project here: 

http://www.fastcodesign.com

fastcompany:

Thinkers at IDEO are working with scientists to find a way to have E. coli bacteria form objects—like a coffee cup—when exposed to light. It’s nature’s version of 3-D printing.

fastcompany:

Thinkers at IDEO are working with scientists to find a way to have E. coli bacteria form objects—like a coffee cup—when exposed to light. It’s nature’s version of 3-D printing.

Great project by Say What Studio showcasing some beautiful European architecture, check it out!

http://www.saywhat-studio.com/projets/insitu/

sweet Iphone/ipod case
submitted by: Parker Peterson

sweet Iphone/ipod case

submitted by: Parker Peterson

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Basurita, by Stilsucht 
A room divider, wardrobe, and bed. Very awesome.

swissserif:

Basurita, by Stilsucht 

A room divider, wardrobe, and bed. Very awesome.

AIGA’s 50 best book covers of 2010.