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10 November 2006 @ 01:11 pm
Artists, web designers, - in general all who likes, can and able to thinking in a new ways of creating a web-sites. We suggest you to take part in an interesting new online the project!
Announce a competition on original idea of the new web-design of the art gallery-online.
Works are accepted up to 20 November. Monetary compensation and laurels to the winner are guaranteed. If you have become interested this project, please write to us and we shall send the detailed description of the project.

Hope for cooperation.

If you have friends or do know people who could be interested in this offer, we will send them the idea of the project.

18 January 2006 @ 07:52 am
Can smb tell what is Nordic style bed? I guess it's smth without "traditional blanket". Thanks!
12 January 2006 @ 11:26 pm
Interview with Finnish/Israeli Photographer Uzi Varon on Nordic Design Blog : http://www.livejournal.com/users/taftafaia/22057.html
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07 December 2005 @ 01:54 pm

北欧Design Tour*オーダニング&レダ@コペンハーゲン
[ Nordic Design Tour* ] / 2005年10月02日
ちなみに「Ordning&Reda=整理整頓」という意味だとか。Read more...Collapse )
07 December 2005 @ 10:55 am
A new community: [info]water_towers - Watertowers Photographic Society and startpost about a beautiful and unusual water tower in Oulu.
Folklore.org: Macintosh Stories: Swedish Campground

Sight road sign, Finland.
Source: Tiehallinto.fi

I noticed these road signs that reminded me Mac's command key when I come first time to Finland, but I was too lazy to find out about any coonections... But this time a mystery is revealed by the authors of Macintosh GUI (Susan Kare, Steve Jobs):

It's difficult to come up with a small icon that means "command", and we didn't think of anything right away. Our bitmap artist Susan Kare had a comprehensive international symbol dictionary and she leafed through it, looking for an appropriate symbol that was distinctive, attractive and had at least something to do with the concept of a menu command.

Finally she came across a floral symbol that was used in Sweden to indicate an interesting feature or attraction in a campground. She rendered a 16 x 16 bitmap of the little symbol and showed it to the rest of the team, and everybody liked it. Twenty years later, even in OS X, the Macintosh still has a little bit of a Swedish campground in it.

Read the whole story:
25 November 2005 @ 09:36 am


IKUINEN DESIGN was established in Seattle on
the first day of the new Millennium.
IKUINEN is Finnish and means ‘lasting.’ read the whole story hereCollapse )
25 November 2005 @ 12:04 am
Ambient Lounge

PRESS RELEASE: London, November 2005

Interior Design: Ambient Lounge has opened up bean bags to a wider, more sophisticated audience

The new online retailer www.ambientlounge.co.uk has revolutionised the bean bag market in the UK and Europe by introducing new shapes that are not only quantum improvements in comfort and function, but reflective of the modern style, colours and tastes of home wares today. Read the rest of article:Collapse )