The last week was full of cool things, John Hicks and the gorilla icon for Silverback, the new BBC beta site, and the very useful 10 Phrases Every Freelancer Should Kick-Out of Their Vocabulary article from Freelanceswitch are just three examples, below we list some of the best articles we read during this past week.
If we missed something that you think it's really good, leave a comment and we will check that out
I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.
Next week I will be heading to Brighton, England for Reasons to be Creative, an amazing conference that I have the honor to be speaking alongside a stellar line up of speakers. I am humbled to be invited to such a great event, especially given some of the designers I truly admire will be speaking including: Elliot Jay Stocks, Aaron Gustafson, Dan Rubin, Erik Spiekermann among many others.
I am looking forward to going back to London and Brighton. I would love to meet local designers or anyone interested in a pint and good design talk.
If you love design you most likely love beer as well, so I decided to put together some eye candy that will leave you thirsty. These are some of the coolest beer design labels I've seen and I hope you enjoy. Cheers!
A project where I feel that industrial design shines for its right purposes and cause. We are checking out this design by Seoul-based designer HaYoung Lee for a foldable desk made of cardboard paper. This effort came up while HaYoung has been traveling to India and noticed some kids taking notes and studying without a proper desk and a chair. So he made a design that was cheap to make, easy to assemble and transportable. Check it out!
I just love going through students projects, they are so creative and some of them really show such craftsmanship to the idea and execution. And I also love the fact of reinventing something that lived through the ages and put it back in time with our new mindset and technology. Some of us might disagree but I do believe on reinventing the wheel.