Sir Jonathan Ive in a Rare Q&A Exchange

Sir Jonathan Ive in a Rare Q&A Exchange

Mar 13

Apple design chief Jony Ive participated in a rare interview with the London Evening Standard, offering his perspective on a number of topics including how the design process works at Apple.

Q: How does a new product come about at Apple?

A: What I love about the creative process, and this may sound naive, is this idea that one day there is no idea, and no solution, but then the next day there is an idea. Where you see the most dramatic shift is when you transition from an abstract idea to a slightly more material conversation. But when you make a 3D model, however crude, you bring form to a nebulous idea and everything changes — the entire process shifts. It galvanises and brings focus from a broad group of people. It’s a remarkable process.

Ive talks more about how deeply prototyping is ingrained in the design process at Apple, and also discusses how Apple’s approach of creating entirely new categories of products rather than simply improving on existing ones “exercises the skills” of Ive and his team.

It’s not a problem you’re aware of, nobody has articulated a need. But you start asking questions: what if we do this, combine it with that, would that be useful? This creates opportunities that could replace entire categories of device rather than tactically responding to an individual problem. That’s the real challenge and very exciting.

By trying to create new classes of products that people don’t even realize they need until they are unveiled, the process results in incredible freedom and excitement, but significant challenges for the designers.

Should I Work For Free?

Should I Work For Free?

Oct 12

Should I work for free? by Jessica Hische.

Should I Work For Free?

You can also find the same chart in Spanish and Deutsch.

A work to blow your mind!

A work to blow your mind!

Dec 20

A few years ago (1998) I saw an exposition in the Columbus Museum of Art that blew my mind! I went to see Dale Chihuly‘s colored-glass “chandeliers” created to be installed over the canals of Venice. Those peaces contain nearly 2,500 individual parts and took a team of 14 people more than 10 days to assemble it. Together, the 11 chandeliers weight more than 5 tons.

Seaform Pavilion
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Glass Forest #3

Kew Palm House Star

Macchia Forest

Mercato di pesce di Rialto Chandelier

Mille Fiori

Persian Ceiling

Persian Chandelier

Persian Ceiling



Saffron Tower

Venetians & Ikebana


Dale Chihuly was born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1941 and began working with glass in the early 1960s at the University of Wisconsin and at the Rhode Island School of Design. Chihuly furthered his artistic explorations after 1968 when he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to become the first American glassblower to work for the renowned Venini Factory in Murano, Venice. Chihuly was most impressed by the Italian method of blowing glass in a team — each person responsible for a set of synchronizes duties under the direction of the maestro. This collaborative approach became the foundation of the Pilchuck Glass School, which Chihuly co-founded in Seattle in 1971.

Since that exhibition in Ohio, I saw his work in a hotel in Bahamas and also in front of the casino in Monaco. If you have the opportunity to see his work, I recommend it! It’ll take your breath away!

Current exhibitions:

Chihuly at CityCenter
The Gallery, CityCenter, Las Vegas, Nevada
December 4, 2009 – December 2010
Chihuly at Litvak

Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
December 11, 2010 – April 30, 2011

Upcoming exhibitions:

Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
April 10 – August 7, 2011

Turn the rug Season

Turn the rug Season

Nov 17

Do you long for the warm colors of autumn in the middle of spring? Or the fresh green of spring to late autumn? A matter of the seasons turn when it suits you with this versatile dressing.

Click in the image to see the other side.

Autumn Rug

To buy it go to YL design.

Pencil vc Camera by Ben Heines

Pencil vc Camera by Ben Heines

Nov 05

Have a look at Ben Heine‘s work, it’s inspired and very different.

I liked specially the Pencil vs Camera images. There are photographic images with an illustration over imposed…

Ben Heine’s web page

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Ben Heins 2
Ben Heins 3
Ben Heins 4
Ben Heins 5

Para fãs do iPhone

Para fãs do iPhone

Jul 05

Meu último post foi sobre imãs de geladeira do Photoshop, mas eu descobri mais na loja ThinkGeek: imãs de geladeira do iPhone!

Inspire me!

Inspire me!

Mar 23

Tem artistas capazes de nos trazer inspiração, este é um deles:

Para ver mais trabalhos o mesmo artista click visite a sua página:

Auto-retrato criativo

Auto-retrato criativo

Jun 16

Você não precisa ser um gênio para criar um auto-retrato em Photoshop, mas às vezes vemos coisas criativas como esta que eu achei em Inspire me, now!

Bom até pra comer!

Bom até pra comer!

Mar 31

São paisagens tão bonitas que dão até pra comer! Sim, se pode comer, pois elas possuem um ingredinete secreto: elas foram feitas com comida!

Parece uma imágem de uma ilha paradisíaca… o pôr-do-sol nos convida a mergulhar nesse mar com poucas ondas, no entanto, você teria uma surpresa, pois o mar é feito de salmão defumado, as pedras de batata e pão preto…

Essa e outras imágens fazem parte de uma série chamada Foodscapes, usando simples ingredientes de cozinha criados por Carl Warner, um fotógrafo de 44 anos de Kent.

Cada imágem é fotografada em partes e depois são justapostas no computador.

Confira as outras fotos, são de dar água na boca!