This is almost the the high visibility yellow-green color of the fire trucks in parts of New Jersey. The form is cool but the process description is what really makes it unique, interesting and also a little puzziling. "Mi is fabricated from a completely recyclable thermoplastic, derived as a byproduct of natural gas processing"
I like the composition and style of this concept sketch page by May Wilson. The choice of color for the linework is interesting the the range of forms and colors used holds the page together nicely while still keeping your eye moving around the page. The rest of May's work in on display on Core77.
I think Ares is the rocket that is the planned vehicle for getting people to Mars. It recently won Time magazine's invention of the year. I thought for sure that it would be something in the medical field this year. This basic technology seems kind of old to be getting invention of the year in 2009, but there must be some under-pinning that I am missing. I read on the alcoa website that the use of aluminum played a critical role in making this possible.
The cartoony silhoutte reminds me of the fiberglass chairs in the lower level of Grand Central Station but the rough stitched pattern is really unique. I saw this looking at the hotel Limes website which is list on the design hotels website. They call the chair "Big Moma".
Fast Company just went live with a really kind and well-written article on the Preserve tableware line. Here is the link: http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/alissa-walker/designerati/preserve-everyday-tableware and an excerpt from the interview "We were able to find a shape that was less manufactured-looking, organic, softer, and approachable." To give a tactile cue that these plates should get extra attention, Evo created a lip that lowers down from the rim, giving users a special place for their hands to land on the pieces."
Interesting take on the house of the future from Alcoa. I think that this was done in the 60's but it is still standing. Very cool kitchen. The color combinations with the light wood are great...reminds me of what is going on with the contemporary melamine and bamboo combos.
From Unicahome: "Eva Zeisel is considered one of the world's most influential industrial designers. born in budapest, hungary in 1906, her extensive body of work, incorporating a natural and organic approach to modernism, ranges from ceramic and glass objects to furniture and home accessories. new for 2009, these three mouth-blown glass ornaments were designed exclusively for moma by eva zeisel with olivia barry. boxed. " It might just be too early for Christmas decorations or these might just be a little forced, over-worked and heavy-handed. They seem to me to be trying too hard for MoMa.