A standard-bearer of American design since 1993, House Industries answers the burning question, ´´Where do you find inspiration?´´ with this illustrative collection of helpful lessons, stories, and case studies that demonstrate how to transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work. Presented in House´s honest, authentic, and often irreverent style, and covering topics ranging from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology, this beautifully useful 400-page volume offers a personal perspective on the origin of ideas for creative people in any field. Most important, this book shows that there´s no sense in waiting for inspiration because inspiration is already waiting for you.
Haben Sie beim Stöbern in einem besonders liebevoll gestalteten Geschäft auch schon mal eine Wohn-Inspiration mit nach Hause genommen? Oder sich gefragt, wie wohl die Wohnung des Inhabers aussehen mag? Caroline Rowland hat 30 außergewöhnliche Läden besucht und durfte sich auch in den privaten Räumen umsehen. Entdecken Sie Lifestyle-Shops, Vintage-Paradiese ebenso wie moderne Einrichtungsgeschäfte und Läden für Kreative. Hier finden Sie Hunderte von Dekorations- und Einrichtungstipps.
This publication explores and analyzes a very special kind of design ? the phenomenon, as normal as it is wonderful, in which people with no formal training in design take things that have already been designed and reuse them, convert them to new uses, in short, ´´misuse´´ them in the very best sense of the word. Non-intentional design (NID) goes on every day, in every area of life, in every region of the world. Redesign through reuse makes things multifunctional and cleverly combines them to generate new functions. It is often reversible, resource-friendly, improvisational, innovative, and economical. It can become a source of inspiration for design, provided professional designers look up and take notice of what actually happens to all the things they design when they are used. Diese Publikation erforscht und analysiert eine ganz besondere Form von Design: das ebenso normale wie wunderbare Phänomen, dass Menschen ohne Designanspruch bereits gestaltete Dinge umnutzen, anders nutzen, im besten Sinne ´´missbrauchen´´. Nicht Intentionales Design (NID) findet täglich, in jeder Lebenssphäre, in allen Teilen der Welt statt. Diese Umgestaltung durch Umnutzung macht die Dinge multifunktional, kombiniert mit kluger Erfindung neue Funktionen. Sie ist häufig reversibel, ressourcenschonend, improvisierend, innovativ, preiswert. Für das Design kann es zu einer Quelle der Inspiration werden, wenn die professionellen Designer erst einmal wahrnehmen, was im praktischen Gebrauch mit all den gestalteten Dingen tatsächlich geschieht.
Research is fundamental to the success of any design-related project and in Basics Fashion Design: Research and Design second edition you are taken through a series of chapters that explore the constraints you may face as a designer before exploring what research actually is, why you research and where you might find sources of inspiration.
Product Design Sketching - Vehicles takes artists through the entire process of designing vehicles including automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles and more, from rough beginning sketches to the final gleaming product. It takes an all-inclusive approach to design, from tips on finding inspiration and making rough sketches to the final steps of rendering complete, high-quality vehicle design, and includes lessons on perspective drawing, line drawing, digital rendering, material expression and all types of details. These guides are accompanied by high-quality images demonstrating the techniques, as well as a gallery of products from every stage of the process. The evolution of vehicles is influenced by both natural and social factors, making the act of designing one far more meaningful than just envisioning how to get from point A to point B. Product Design Sketching - Vehicles serves as both a learning resource and a source of inspiration for anyone interested in this exciting category of product design.
The influence of traditional motifs in Chinas visual identity continues to be a source of inspiration for todays designers who incorporate updated versions into their finished designs to reflect cultural continuity and an awareness of the past. Chinese Motifs in Contemporary Design collects numerous examples of these ancient decorative elements and combines them with modern examples of their use in branding, packaging, promotion, fashion and more. From face makeup for the Chinese Opera to paper cutting, New Year paintings and auspicious patterns, or animal and plant motifs, the variety is staggering with over 700 individual graphics. Includes interviews with a select few designers and design studios.
As technology has rapidly advanced, so too has the way we use and interact with it. Gone are the days of flat black backgrounds dotted with blocky green text; now, users expect a massive range of colors, layouts, and fonts to be used to entertain and assist them in their daily lives. GUI DESIGN assembles the best of recent graphic user interface design for a collection that provides practical encouragement for those new to the world of digital design, as well as providing inspiration for experienced designers.
Hangtags, like business cards, are often the first impression a designer can make; but unlike business cards, which must be handed out, the hangtag is literally connected to a product. A hangtag must present a brand´s identity in an instant. This comprehensive volume is the first to fully explore the most creative in contemporary fashion, design, craft and package hangtags and present these functional and small-scale works of art as inspiration to the reader.