Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Look What we did!

So we got those panels all painted up and we will be CNC machining them on Thursday. So far so good. Here are some pics of me and Jacky looking cool.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Process Shots from Last meeting (Sat, Jan 23, 2010)

Hey all. Here are some shots from yesterday's session. Good work!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Image research

something came up , can't make it in the earlier part of the morning. but here are some images we could draw from for the pixel image idea.

Watch this video... there are some beautiful lines and motion of skateboarder here.

Friday, January 22, 2010


I was in downtown today and took some photos I thought might inspire us. The first ones have a great idea for the fabric and having it stretched around a tubular structure, the next one fits into the idea of the observer theme and the last ones reminded me of the lightbox idea that was mentioned.

Posted by Adrien

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

fabric explorations

What can you do with meters of luon????
explorations in stretching possibilities.

Vinyl graphics/ manifesto quote for sewer's windows

As found in the (top-secret) development .pdf's I sent out today, we have the OK to do some simple/ elegant vinyl graphics across the sewers windows. They will be installed with the first round and will be permanent throughout the changes in the other windows.

- They must not block/ intervene with view of sewers (aka the heartbeat of the lab!) from the street.

Here's the proposed quote from the
lululemon manifesto:

"Athletic-induced endorphins give you the power to make better decisions."

However, the pdf's did not illustrate my current vision. I plan to arrange the copy to span across the window, descending from the top left corner of the far window, leading the viewer's eye to the main retail entry & displays. I'd also like to do some simple, complimentary line work, and possibly integrate this into the other windows to give a greater sense of cohesiveness.

Here are the top two typefaces Raneen and I favoured last night:

I'm envisioning some whimsical/ swirly/ loopy maybe bubbles, yoga-inspired - nothing too heavy.
HOWEVER, feedback from Helen & Dawei kinda leaves me wondering if I'm way out to lunch in this direction? They mentioned it doesn't capture the strength, power, punch, impact of our intention. I thought the large scale would take care of this... what are your thoughts?

Would love to hear further constructive feedback and ideas.

- Nicole

Laser/ projector ideation

Re: projection onto the sidewalk from inside.
This idea is for the first installation, "Night Train."

Really liking the abstract images moving over form as shown below.
We could possibly shoot something similar with a programmable laser projector but over a crowd of hands in the air, clapping, bangzin some cowbells, etc!

Or simplify - by just doing the laser projection directly onto the (flat) sidewalk. Laser could be visible during the daytime, while regular projector would likely be a night time feature only.

Posted by Nicole

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sketches from yesterday

Heh, Adrian and I are probably the only ones who can read these.

Posted by Nicole

Thursday, January 14, 2010

creepy cool

And there's something really cool about this display/installation. I love the way they've created a new 'floor' and have used the space underneath it. Granted the whole thing is slightly creepy but it's pretty rad.
I really love the use of graphics to make a big impact and give the impression of movement in the pictures on the right.

Big Impact, in a very simple way. Great creative use of text. Think of the possibilities with that large front window.

Thanks, melissa

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Interactive windows display for FCUK

Interactive windows display for FCUK from Inga Krikciukaite on Vimeo.

"The brief was open and my idea was to create a series of plasma screens which instantly come to life when someone passes by the shop window. The plasma display’s inbuilt digital camera will capture an image of a person and automatically superimpose the likeness directly on the garment." - Inga Krikciukaite

Posted by Nicole

Apple Store - for iPod Hi-Fi & Intel processors by Nick Moller

Posted by Nicole

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Aroma of Shadow by Waterfrom Design

Beautiful use of modular space. The boxes are attached by velcro... this could be an interesting method of modular assembly. Perhaps we can create a wall (a big velcro wall) + have storage boxes filled with product attached to it. We can change it depending on the display...

Posted by Raneen.