Monthly Archives of ‘februari 2012’

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The Pop- Up Generation


Now more than ever, the only constant is change. Trends come and go at ever-faster rates and the today ways of looking at the world will be difficult to recognize in the not-too-distant future. In response, young people are adapting to a more flexible and optimistic pop up way of thinking. In the practice of design, disciplines merge and worlds are linked together; 2D & 3D, analogue & digital, culture & capital, science & art, nature & technology and local & global.

Trend forecaster Lidewij Eldekoort has presented this pop up vision in the exposition The Pop-Up Generation.

Lidewij Edelkoort introduction to The Pop-Up Generation from MOTI on Vimeo.

Although I find her vision very interesting, in my opinion the pop up mentality of young people (design that seemingly effortlessly balances within a 2d and 3d environment) is not to be confused with the rise of pop up stores.
Given the increased mobility of consumers, quick rise of consumer trends, the increasing desire for instant gratification and the ongoing financial crisis, there is a significant supply and demand shift occurring with both consumers as within retail industry. Pop up stores(and pop up restaurants/ communication in effect too) cater to these changing times but are temporary solutions. Pop Up Generation mentality however is here to stay, regardless of the state of the economy or commercial rental rates.

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Exposition & Film about the history of Street Art



OUTSIDE IN: The Story of Art in the Streets from Patrick Simpson on Vimeo.

Outside In is a film about the history of the biggest names within the street art movement and the making of the exposition Art in the Streets in the MOCA . The film features renowned artists Shepard Fairey, Lee Quiñones, Swoon, Futura, Mister Cartoon, Revok, Martha Cooper, Invader to name a few. Director Alex Stapleton (Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel) documents the artist’s creative process, their pitfalls with the law, the poetic impermanence of their craft and the artists’ evolution from the back seat of a cop car to the walls of a well-respected institution.

The exposition will be travelling to the Brooklyn Museum and will be on view March 30-July 8, 2012.

Ref:theworldsbestever.com, anyonegirl.com

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Home of the Future

Home of the Future is a new Channel 4 series.
This Series, curated by London trend agency Future Laboratory, will focus on 5 future home themes: Rest, Health, Food, Work and Play. Each episode a family will explore a theme and experience live with new technologies such as domestic 3D printers, electric cars and domestic fuel cell generators. Besides featuring many courageous designs and technology innovations, the show is aiming to make people more aware of their own energy and food consumption. Watch it here.
Ref: homeofthefuture.tv

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Heineken Concept Club- nous sommes la!



…Last week I attended a presentation at the MIE of Heineken and Insites Consulting on the making of the Heineken Concept Club: Heineken invited aspiring designers to design a concept nightclub for the brand that will be unveiled during Milan Design Week 2012.

In line with the approach of Heineken’s “open design explorations‟ the club will also provide an environment for designers to share views and ideas, giving an opportunity to take the exploration of future clubbing on to the next stage…. and Trndmrkr will be visiting the club this April… in the mean time here are some sneakpeaks of the project to get you started…

Ref: Insites Consulting, Bakoko, Coolhunting.com

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Future of Technology in Glass

This sneakpeak into the near future, a video named ‘ A Day Made of Glass 2′, is pretty amazing. School would be much more fun with an all touchscreen environment, let alone spotting augmented reality Dinosaurs on a field trip. It’s all made possible by Corning’s near- future vision on highly engineered glass.

Ref: leefritme.nl