Food for thought‘[...] do not think that good design can make a poor product good, whether the product be a machine, a building, a promotional brochure or a business man. But [...] good design can materially help make a good product reach its full potential. In short, [...] good design is good business.’
Thomas J. Watson Jr., IBM CEO

Type In London

December 20, 2008, 1:04 PM

No wonder London designers are so good, growing up seeing such beautiful type treatments day by day surely has its impact.

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London Shop Fronts is the blog where you can admire more of these beautiful store fronts.
(via Swiss Miss)

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John Cleary — black&white, again

December 4, 2008, 8:07 PM

With a retro, maybe even a Magritte feel, John Cleary plays with black and light (must I say pun intended? :P).

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(via Monici, thanks)

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Black&White At Its Finest (part two)

November 23, 2008, 3:51 PM

Some time ago I was enchanted by Junku Nishimura’s photography. This time I had the pleasure of finding a fellow romanian that walks a similar path (among others, of course). Enjoy Mr. Mihai Leu‘s photography:

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and one that best says “here like nowhere else”:
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This one was recomended by Mihai, made by Peter Eavis, another must-see:
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(via flickr — always a great source)

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Ranjit Grewal

November 17, 2008, 3:19 PM

Beautiful photography from Ranjit Grewal.

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(via forgot, sorry)

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Banking in photos

November 12, 2008, 8:11 PM

Typical Murphy, after working on at least four design projects concerning banking (finance, to be more precise) in one form or another, after spending days scavanging for related pictures on the internet, after asking friends to risk getting arrested photographing banks while on vacation abroad, it took one random search through Flickr to find the banking in photos group.

So, if you need examples of fascias, interiors, ATM’s, window treatments etc, that’s the place. Feel free to add your photos, obviously :)

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and last but not least, a “supermarket” bank (they’ll probably have to downgrade to street kiosks due to the financial crisis, though :P)

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(pictures from flickr, obviously)

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Raw Nature

September 4, 2008, 10:37 AM

Jaw-dropping nature photography at Extreme Instability. You definitely have to see the aurora ones. Here are some apetizers:

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(thanks uncle Peter for the tip)

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Beauty

July 31, 2008, 12:16 PM

It’s so wonderful to be reminded from time to time that beauty can be so breathtaking, no matter where you find it.

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(via garancedore)

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Silent World—Michael Kenna

June 22, 2008, 5:30 PM

Superb, eerie photography by Michael Kenna.

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(via BySoAndSo)

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Black&White At Its Finest

May 24, 2008, 10:48 PM

Thanks to my colleague, Kit, I’ve discovered Mr. Junku Nishimura‘s jaw-dropping photography (hope I didn’t mess up his name). One could talk for hours about his vintage versus modern compositions, about his eye-popping contrasts or about his incredible talent of capturing short moments in time, true slices of life, be it human’s, animal’s or object’s. But the best thing to do is to watch in awe. Enjoy.

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Tin Foil Tower

March 26, 2008, 3:26 AM

Superb photo by David J. Nightingale.

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(photo from Chromasia)

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