The Design Indaba 2010 conference kicks off tomorrow, this years speakers include Michael Beirut, Bill Drenttel, Bruce Nussbaum, the Bouroullec Brothers, Tord Boontjie and even Martha Stewart amongst others. The conference lasts until the end of the 26th so that there is an overlap with the Design Indaba Expo, which cover a wide variety of advertising, architecture, craft, décor, film, fashion, graphic design, interior design, jewelry, new media, publishing, product design and visual media. Image; rfataar.
‘Each of the over 260 exhibitors is evaluated and endorsed by an advisory panel of top South African designers, stylists, critics and industry experts. Setting a high curatorial standard, all products are original, contemporary and innovative, not to mention conceived and manufactured in South Africa.’ Design Indaba Expo. The Design Indaba conference is sold out, but you can still book tickets for the three-day simulcast. Image via Tyred.
Fast Company reports on the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2010, the number one spot this year goes to Facebook with Amazon in second place and Apple in third. In the design list, BMW Group Designworks-USA, which is a newcomer, tops IDEO.
The 2010 Automotive Executive of the Year Innovator Award will presented to Elon Musk, Chairman, Product and CEO of Tesla Motors, in recognition of his technology leadership and innovation, as well as his enlightened vision for the automotive industry’s future. Tesla Motors is the only automaker selling electric vehicles that are both highway-capable cars and in serial production. One of Tesla's largest markets (on a per capita basis) is Switzerland, where the company will be hosting an event at the Geneva Motor Show.
New iPad rumors have started already, this time the news that the pre-sale of the device could start as early as this week in the US. If you still think the iPad is not really your cup of tea, there are 140 000 reasons to make you think again.
To end off, yet another fantastic LEGO creation, Crawler Town, created by Dave DeGobbi. ‘Crawler town roams the barren wastes of a post steam-punk world after cataclysmic climate change do to excessive coal use. Several such cities exist but Crawler town is the most popular due to the Aero 500 hydrogen fuel cell Air races that are held. Many people travel the wastes to Crawler town for vacation and to enjoy rare luxuries like Pizza, fresh vegetables and Beer. Traveling the wastes in search of minerals and aquifers (vital for survival) the mobility of the city keeps it away from the vicious sand storms of the wastes.’ Sounds very sci-fi inspired.
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