Remember when I posted about my ongoing obsession with all things Eames? Well, not surprisingly, it has been rekindled by this video, produced by Gestalten.tv, that tells 'The Story of Eames Furniture.' Interviewing two long-time Eames employees and prominent Eames scholars, Marilyn and John Neuhart, the video highlights their research for their forthcoming book of stories, images, and analysis of 30 years of Eames production. The book, also titled 'The Story of Eames Furniture' looks stunningly beautiful—it comprises 2 volumes, 800 pages and almost 2,500 images. Wow!
You can pick up your own copy of the book over here for (gulp) $125.
(See the original post on Yatzer here.)
November 19, 1863. One hundred forty-seven years ago and yet these words still ring so true. Adam Gault has made a beautiful visual representation of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Watch it and note how your jaw drops—it is stunning! It helps that Mitch Rapoport has the perfect voice for narration, especially when it is for a historical subject.
See more of Gault's work in his portfolio here.
(Found via OK Great)
"As a DJ himself, he saw an opportunity to make a change that would drastically influence DJing by not only thinking about the tool but also the logistics of owning and transporting the equipment. He found the process of DJing cumbersome and inefficient as DJs must go through an arduous process of preparing and transporting the equipment. Heavy, bulky, expensive and tedious are the tasks of set up and tear down. There is also the risk of dropping and damaging the equipment as you move back and forth between venues. Gerg saw an opportunity to consolidate these obstacles by developing and designing a digital DJ turntable.He studied not only the logistics of purchasing and transporting, but also the facets of tactile behaviors that come with DJing. Gerg worked arduously considering the physical and emotional connection the DJ must have with equipment and audience. He developed a digital interface on a flat screen that will allow DJs to have more control and a more fluid process with their passion. Understanding the difficulty of not having the dimensional and tactile qualities of the turntables, Gerg designed a series of gestural interactions to compensate for not having dimensional parts. This clever solution allows the DJ to maintain his/her current integration with the music and the audience."