July 2012

The Naked Sheep

by Andy Polaine on July 30, 2012

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I probably don’t blog about my students’ work enough, but this piece I particularly like because it was a collaboration between students who are actually working on different projects. The Naked Sheep is a collaboration between Tina Tomovic and “Anna & Juan“, AKA Josefina Eliggi and Luzius Schnellmann. (Luzius actually works as an assistant to the Design MA in Luzern but is collaborating with Josefina).


Anna & Juan explores the creation and re-discovery of sustainable, natural dyes and wool production at a local level, while Tina is looking at the nature of souvenirs and interactivity. Tina created as a souvenir idea for the Anna & Juan Pop-Up Store. It’s witty, playful and simple, which I always enjoy.

Tina also created the logo for the pop-up store flyer, which I can best describe as a kind of textile, crochet typography. What am I saying? I can best describe it with a picture:


Airbnb 10 Million Guest Nights Booked

by Andy Polaine on July 27, 2012

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Airbnb 10 Million Guest Nights Booked is a nice infographic showing just how much the service has grown over the past four years (up 720% here in Germany). I wonder if this is part of the reason London’s hotels haven’t filled up for the Olympics?

Little Digits – Finger Counting with the iPad

July 12, 2012

Little Digits (iTunes link) is a new iPad app from Chris O’Shea’s company Cowly Owl described as a “fun educational app that teaches children about numbers by putting a new spin on finger counting.” Using the iPad multi-touch screen, Little Digits displays number characters by detecting how many fingers you put down. Children can learn […]

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Unamed Soundsculpture

July 12, 2012

What with all the talk of service design, I’ve been ignoring my interactive roots, but for a research project about buildings as hybrid communication hubs (more on that another time) I’ve had a reason to take a look at Processing and a couple of interactive tools again. A few things have caught my eye recently. […]

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