Monthly Archives: November 2010

FUTU Magazine

FUTU MAGAZINE is a Polish magazine, which approaches a different design studio to art direct each issue. We love this idea at (echo)witness….their little promotional video is pretty cool too, check it out below and find out more about FUTU magazine HERE!

FUTU MISSION STATEMENTTo highlight aesthetic aspects of life and positive models of material world. To present interesting and innovative solutions in design and fashion.To spread an optimistic vision of the future. To focus on quality of life. To stimulate creative progressTo become an international platform for creative expression of the most prestigious design studios in the world by inviting the graphic studios to contribute in following issues of the magazine.

Big Dig House by SsD Architects

SsD Architects designed the beautiful Big Dig house in Lexington, Massachusetts. I love when a building can look both simple and modern, and warm and “homey”…the Big Dig house definitely achieves this…check out more projects by SsD Architects here!About the Big Dig house: “As a prototype building that demonstrates how infrastructural refuse can be salvaged and reused, the structural system for this house is comprised of steel and concrete discarded from Boston’s Big Dig utilizing over 600,000 lbs of salvaged materials from elevated portions of the dismantled I-93 highway. Planning the reassembly of the materials in as if it were a pre-fab system, subtle spatial arrangements are created. These materials however are capable of carrying much higher loads than standard structure, easily allowing the integration of large scale roof gardens. Most importantly, the project demonstrates an untapped potential for the public realm: with strategic front-end planning, much needed community programs including schools, libraries, and housing could be constructed whenever infrastructure is deconstructed, saving valuable resources, embodied energy, and taxpayer dollars.”

INFLUENCERS by R+I creative

INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment. The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach. Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today’s pop culture.”Influencers” belongs to the new generation of short films, webdocs, which combine the documentary style and the online experience. Make sure to support the film on Facebook HERE!INFLUENCERS FULL VERSION from R+I creative on Vimeo.