Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Illist is done for!

It really had a good run. However, it's moved on to a better place now...

Check it out!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

IDEO Redesigns the ATM

Two year project in the making from IDEO. The goal? "...was not how to further automate the teller, but rather how to humanize the machine."

The sideways orientation and frosted screen provides more privacy to the user. The touchscreen interface and single slot for receipts, cash, and statements decrease the features while increasing the simplicity.

Monday, September 6, 2010

From Doctor Rosen Rosen. Not available for free download, but will most likely be on iTunes very soon.

La Roux "In for the Kill (DrRosenRosen Remix)" by IGAMusic

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hitatchi Product Design Fail

I usually don't do this, but Hitachi needs to be called out. This is probabaly one of the worst visual brand languages of any product series...especially power tools. Really? Green alien look? Who is your target market for these...12 yr old boys? These seriously look like they belong more in a Toys R Us than Lowes. What do you think?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Back Dart = Slim Shirts

The fastest way to a slimmer, more fitting shirt is a back dart stitch. You can see the 2 crescent shaped stitch lines on either side of the back of the shirt. These are designed to draw the outer waist of the shirt in, therefore creating a more fitted pattern, and therefore a more slim looking figure.

Take your dress shirts to a local alteration shop and add back darts. Its the easiest way to increase fit and style. These Italians give a good example.

Pictures via thesartorialist and biasedcutblog

This is a good comparison picture. Left = Bad. Right = Good.

Try with slim fit pants for a complete look.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Bell & Ross Vintage Watches

What I love most about this is the simplicity of the watch itself. I guess I don't really even want to know how much it costs, but the design is classic and timeless. The other great thing is how the pictures tell a story. They go from setting the scene, to detailing the product, and then showing them both together in context. A very typical way to sell a product, yet these images have the added benefit of calling to an American wartime past when quality reigned, and timepieces had functional beauty.

All the details seem historically accurate...that is except that I am not exactly sure that pilots of B-17 Bombers wore loafers with dress socks...(see last pic).