Friday, 16 September 2011

An idea nonetheless...

A bed or mattress that could be programmed to direct the course of the sleeping person's dreams, as they're happening. A small keyboard would appear from the mattress, on which you would pick your favourite genre of dream for the night. These include: 
  • Daydreams
  • False Awakening Dreams
  • Lucid Dreams
  • Nightmares
  • Recurring Dreams
  • Healing Dreams
  • Prophetic Dreams
  • Signal Dreams
  • Epic Dreams

Monday, 12 September 2011

Quirky Links...


4 'Great' Design Websites


Thursday, 8 September 2011

5 Shows / Events / Galleries

What were the most exciting bits?

1. Jim Thompson's House 
This collection of architecture, sculpture, art and textile was a beautiful hide-away in the middle of Bangkok's busy and polluted waterways and streets. It was like a mirror of what the old Bangkok would have been like.

2. Coastal Foraging Course
I went on a two day course learning about fishing and foraging on and off the coast of Staithes, Yorkshire, England. The best bit was catching our own mackerel, cooking them, then eating them in the same afternoon.

3. Angkor Wat
Cambodia's biggest tourist attraction was one of the favourites on my list of things to do in South-East Asia. The best bits were; seeing the sun rise above the main Wat, and the great root over rock temple nearby.

4. Full Moon Party
Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand is home to the original Full Moon and Half Moon Parties held all year round. Even though I went in the low (monsoon) season there was still 30k+ people in the small town of Haadrin on the south corner of Koh Phangan. The best bit was the free glow paint and the foam party. It was like no other party i've ever been to!

5. York Races - Ebor
My best mate Hugh celebrated his 21st Birthday at York Races. The best bit was drinking champaign and buying a round of Guinness for everyone, after my mum won a cushty bet. I won nothing as usual, but had a mint day with some of my favourite people, no complaints there!

What is David Carson doing now?

David Carson is keeping very busy with huge projects like 'Surfilmfestibal' and 'Quiksilver'. He has alse held lectures and exhibitions in France, Portugal, Madrid, San Sabastian (Spain) Los Angeles, and Novi Sad, Serbia and Ukraine.

He will also be holding an exhibition in London in October (london surf film festival) 

More news will be up soon on davidcarsondesign.com

Friday, 2 September 2011

Stefan Sagmeister - What are you doing in 2011?

Sagmeister has recently finished a full length feature film called 'The Happy Film' which explores how we can make ourselves 'happy'. He conducts various experiments with drugs, cognitive therapy and meditation to learn about what makes himself happy. Many sceptics have criticised the film for being self-indulgent. However, I think that understanding one's own happiness is sometimes the key to knowing how to make others happy, and it was certainly Sagemeister's aim to inspire through this film.
"It's about much more than graphic design."