Goodbaby, the #1 juvenile products manufacturer in the World, servicing customer brands throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, wants you to contribute contribute to their process with your own personality and unique skill set.
You'll be working in an open studio in Boston's South End with a relaxed atmosphere and a multidisciplinary environment where people are expected to take ownership of their projects with minimal management. You'll need to bring 5-7 years professional experience, preferably with experience in juvenile or automotive products and a great, easy going attitude and personality.
Thousands of online users' photos helped produce this little 'Thank You' film from Land Rover to its Facebook fans. Created by Wunderman NY with Trunk Animation, the project invited fans to send in personal snaps for use in the video celebrating the brand reaching one million Facebook fans.
The animation charts a journey from New York to the Grand Canyon, taking in iconic American landscapes including the Florida Keys, the Great Lakes and Monument Valley.
Trunk directors Alasdair + Jock spliced together a number of techniques including stop motion, pixilation, CG and digital montage. Most of the background images were put together from diced up digital photos from the fans, rallied by Wunderman's social team, and the final time lapse sky was provided by expert Andy Hague.
Working with the fans was particularly exciting, according to Trunk's Richard Barnett, as the interaction with them drove major elements of the creative process. However, it was also one of the biggest challenges of the project - involving waiting for content from users to come in after a call-out or getting disclaimers signed, for example.
Quality was another issue, he adds, "because you're asking a lot of someone to either go out and take some photos specifically for a project, or root around and scan in a load of old snaps, before getting them to upload them to a site, and then finally getting them to sign a release form in order to cover everyone's posterior! So people will generally share stuff that they already have at hand, the easy stuff, sometimes whether that's on brief or not. So we did learn that one call for submissions is not enough, you need to break it down and you also have to have a really co-operative and healthy fan base"
Credits: Agency: Wunderman NY Production Company: Trunk Animation Directors: Alasdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney Producer: Richard Barnett 3D Animators: Mark Lindner and Luca Paulli Pixilation: Steven Edge Design: Jock Mooney Compositing: Alasdair Brotherston DOP: Matt Day Time lapse Photography: Andy Hague US Photography: Gary Griffiths Texture Artist: Francesco Puerto Esteban ACD Copywriter: Carrie Ingoglia Senior Art Director: Saunak Shah Senior Art Director: John McGill
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Five wooden cabins fan out around a site on Tokyo Bay to form this capsule accommodation by Japanese office Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects.
Located on the east coast of the bay in Kyonan, the hostel was designed by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects as five rectilinear wooden buildings with grey-painted exteriors and exposed timber interiors.
Three of the buildings accommodate guest facilities, including bathrooms, communal kitchen and dining areas, plus large Japanese-style rooms with tatami mats across the floor.
Compact bedrooms occupy the other two buildings and are stacked up on two storeys to make room for 12 in each block.
"All the rooms have a view of the Tokyo Bay, each one becoming a space like a ship's cabin," says Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects.
Each of the eleven-metre-long containers has a timber frame and follows the same dimensions as a shipping container. "The client requested guest units that had the possibility of future relocation or addition," explain the architects.
A car park is positioned behind the buildings, but could provide space for three extra buildings in the future.
This private training center has 2 capsule-hotel and 3 tatami-style buildings. They are positioned with various angles of axis and all the rooms have a view of the Tokyo Bay, each one becoming a space like a ship's cabin.
The client requested guest units that had the possibility of future relocation or addition. While clearing these requirements and in order to ensure the necessary dimension for the bedroom spaces with economy, we utilised a wooden structural frame on a standard freight-truck of adequate dimensions.
Location: Kyonan, Chiba, Japan
Principal use: hostel
Category: newly built
Structure: steel, 1 storey
Completion date: 2012
Site area: 1,013.22 sqm
Building area: 149.85 sqm
Total floor area: 149.85 sqm
Structural engineer: ASA
General contractor: Ajiro Koumuten
Avec sa série intitulée sobrement « Urban Zoom », le photographe allemand Jakob Wagner nous offre de superbes clichés en longue-exposition dans différents pays pour obtenir des images sublimes de ces lieux et villes aux nombreuses lumières. Plus d’images à découvrir dans la suite de l’article
The Z-Refrigerator is a refrigerator, which has the function of professional cook’s fridge and is the size of a double-door fridge. It is has the Z structure; when door is opened to the left, there is a large space, and to the right is a space where drinks and instant food can be stored. The fridge also saves energy by minimizing the amount of cold air escaping at once. I think I like it more for its funky design more than anything else!
Yes, pets mess up the lawns, driveways, hallways…almost everywhere. And all we can think of doing is getting rid of the dump asap. If we take a step back and look at the alternative then the ‘Convertor of Pet Waste’ doesn’t sound like a bad option. The device basically converts the pet’s dump into a useful biological fertilizer.
Convertor of Pet Waste is a pet faeces collector that uses infrared induction and a ‘Cybernation Tech Biofertiliser’ (CTB) system to distinguish and intelligently collect the pet faeces, and then convert it (with the help of a catalyst) into rich fertilizer.
Earlier this year, we came across the 3Doodler, a pen that allows the user to sketch far beyond the bounds a material substrate, namely paper. (Boston's WobbleWorks had more than quadrupled their $30,000 funding goal when we posted about the product at launch; by the time the campaign wrapped up a month later, they'd raised a whopping $2.3m)
Led by Petr Novikov and Saša Jokić, a team of researchers from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Joris Laarman Studio in Amsterdam have developed a new, patent-pending additive manufacturing technology, known as MATAERIAL. (Pun lover though I may be, it took me a moment to get the name.) The machine is essentially an articulating arm that can create three-dimensional objects on any surface, independently of a build platform.
By using innovative extrusion technology we are now able to neutralize the effect of gravity during the course of the printing process. This method gives us a flexibility to create truly natural objects by making 3D curves instead of 2D layers. Unlike 2D layers that are ignorant to the structure of the object, the 3D curves can follow exact stress lines of a custom shape. Finally, our new out of the box printing method can help manufacture structures of almost any size and shape.
The skinny on this minimal lighting design by Terrance Seah is just that…. it’s skinny! The Cloudline lamp sets the mood with diffused LED light that emits upwards from its thin, linear structure. Lightweight and technically simple, it’s both easy to mount and easy to operate with its touch sensitive dimmer. It’s a great way to efficiently illuminate any space with little disruption to the aesthetic of rooms in minimal style.
Jackanory is a locker-style wardrobe that aims to build a deeper connection with the user by combining spacial organization with playful interaction. On its chalkboard surface, users can scribble ideas, draw, or leave notes for others. In 50 different colors to choose from, it’s a great way to add a little character to compact spaces.