Archives for the month of: April, 2013

This is a mould board we had to produce as part of our new Design Vis project

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More of the project will go up as it happens

As part of our contemporary design module we went on a class trip to Holland visiting Amsterdam, Delft, Eindhoven and based ourselves in Rotterdam. This was a great experience and a well worth while trip. On the first two day myself, Iain and Ronan ate in a restaurant called Bazar. We were just strolling around the streets looking for somewhere to get lunch and we stumbled across Bazar It was so vibrant and unique. On entering the restaurant I knew it was somewhere I would never forget the atmosphere and décor were just so unique and it had character which most restaurants these days lack as allot seem to be carbon copies of each other.

Bazar

Bazar

The lighting in Bazar

The lighting in Bazar

Whilst over in Holland as well I noticed there was  no cider and me being a cider drink initially found this a bit of a bummer. However unlike here in Ireland they have a huge selection of beers which are actually nice and all taste different, I am no beer connoisseur but these were really tasty beers. Its kind of ironic that the only picture I have of my favourite beer is on a Heineken beer matt.

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On the 3rd day we visited Eindhoven, the Philips museums and Philips head quarters. After this we went for food in a real classy restaurant called USINE the attention to detail in this place was one of the best I have ever seen and the food was pretty good as well. The pictures below explain best but a little background info first, the first picture is of a design cut out in every table in the restaurant and the second is of a biscuit served with the coffee.

Design on side of every table

Design on side of every table

Biscuit served with coffee

Biscuit served with coffee

Attention to detail on a new level.

Whilst on the trip to Holland we had a talk from  Jon Mason & Dzmitry Aliakseyeu this was very interesting and opened my eyes to many new ideas. One such being how different shades of light can effect you mentally and induce different chemicals and hormones to promote sleep or energise the body. And the product that did all this is the HUE light this is a truly magnificent feat of design and new approach to just boring light bulbs. When I got home I decided to do a bit of my own research and I found this image below to be very informative and most of all pretty dam cool.

Also here is a link to the HUE advert on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD62Wpogi1s

http://www.webpagefx.com/blog/web-design/psychology-of-color-infographic/