Posts Tagged ‘game’

Playplax by Patrick Rylands

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

 

Playplax, another toy from my childhood, was designed in 1966 by the brilliant British industrial designer Patrick Rylands. It’s in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum in London. Thanks to Fraser for actually finding it online, after I failed to (see his comments here).

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Design Traveller – the online game

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The Virtual Museum of Canada has released on online game called Design Traveller. It’s a little on the blocky side, perhaps, but Canadian design nerds might like it. And USA design nerds might be surprised to see which iconic designs are actually Canadian in origin. Make sure your shockwave is updated first or it will just abort when you look at each room in 3D… which is why I haven’t finished the game and don’t have to admit how bad my score is.

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Coloured plexi beach art installation, Sydney

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

This sculpture installation of coloured plexiglas by Nicholas Elias takes me back to my 60s/70s childood. It’s part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition in Sydney, Australia. I’m a bit annoyed I didn’t do this first, though I wanted to make more of a landscaping or entrance feature. As a child I had a toy that looked a lot like this, made of interlocking coloured plexi squares similar to the interlocking Eames house-of-cards deck.

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“The king has donkey ears” should have been used more often in 2008.

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

I found this neat tool [Update: tool now offline, but try this one] after Jer Thorp made me some design-related graphs. Actually, Jer found it. It allows you to compare the frequency of any two words or phrases in the entire text of the New York Times for 2008.

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