Who should be responsible for the city’s lay-out? The ones who pay for it, or the ones with the creativity and capacity to make it look good? Well, a good argument is shown in a great adbusting project by Jason Epping and the Graffiti Research Lab.
Here at our urban design office Golfstromen we just finished our newest project. For the Police Department of the City of Rotterdam, we did the creative direction and principal design for the 10,000 Eyes campaign. The campaign consists of 10,000 eyes that were left in public space in the Rotterdam district of Delfshaven. The main…Read more →
Three years ago, Volkswagen launched its internationally acclaimed Piano Stairs as part of the so-called Fun Theory. To encourage people to take the stairs instead of the escalator, steps of the stairs in a Stockholm metro station were transformed into sound-producing piano keys. As a result, stair use increased with 66%. Here we’ve got another way to…Read more →
The idea behind the Anteroom series is so brilliant and simple. Vancouver-based artist James Nizam projects a big size pinhole experience into rooms of abandoned, soon-to-be-demolished houses. He then made photos of the nostalgic sceneries. (By the way, check this nice pinhole photo series on Flickr.)Read more →
Increasing numbers of designers and artists seem to be concerned with animals. Over the last years we’ve encountered loads of projects that extend design principles to the world of animals. Sometimes to improve living conditions for animals or help to preserve a species, sometimes because a designer bird house is prettier to look at. Several…Read more →