Sunday, September 20, 2009

I don't know

I came upon this awesome looking design online when I googled the words "cool design." This design kind of reinforces my theory of not all design having a direct meaning or purpose. Just look at this it looks awesome. I think that gradients always ad to designs like this and I like the whole way it sort of draws you in. I don't exactly know what this is or what it means, but I think thats why i like it so much. This design does not mean anything at all. It is simply just a design that someone randomly threw together in some form of software. How can random shapes look so cool? I don't know, but I do think that this is one of the coolest designs I have seen.



The Segway. I think that this is a terrible design. What happens if you hit a bump? It looks like you could try and go to fat and fall off of the front if this thing. Now the woman in the picture seems pretty happy with it but thats besides the point. This is the epitome of the word "lazy." I don't want to say that everyone that owns one is lazy but a design like this would have never made it past the idea if it hadn't of been for lazy people. I would maybe try one sometime just to see how it is but I would never want to own one. Quick funny story, my friend gives Segway tours in downtown Indianapolis. He said that very commonly people who don't know what they are doing cruise right into the canal haha. I guess leaning back is a tough concept to grasp. Back to the subject. I think this is a terrible design and that we are a lazy society if we have transporters like this to take you from your couch to your kitchen.


Xbox 360

I will start out by saying that I love playing the Xbox 360. I think in the technical aspect that the 360 is awesome, I am just not a huge fan of the look of it. They could have made it look so much cooler than this. I do like the elite better but its just the design that is kind of bland. One of the prototypes that was photographed was a giant X and it looked pretty awesome. I guess I just wonder why they went with such a standard looking design. When I first saw it I was disappointed. Then again I was expecting the giant X haha. I have seen a prototype of the Xbox 720 and its pretty cool. Then again you can't really trust everything on the internet haha. They could make a new one and name it the Xbox 500! Microsoft can do whatever they want. Anyway the prototype looks like Guilty Spark from Halo. It is transparent (I am a huge fan of transparent technology) and the inside is green. It looks amazing. I like the 360 but think that they could have made the shell cooler.


Aldo Darvell

I bought these shoes last week and I want to say that they are incredibly comfortable. Anyway, I have a few issues with the design of them. I think I would have liked them better had they kept the white going around the bottom. If you look at the back of the shoes they look like a dress shoe. Limiting the to pants only. If they would have left the white on them they could have been more versatile and not limited to just pants. I couldn't tell from the online photos exactly what they would look like because the other shoes I bought looked different in real life then they do online. The Aldo store near my house did not carry either of them so I kind of went out on a limb buying these haha. The other shoes I bought I had seen in a different Aldo store so I knew what they looked like. Overall I like them a lot but I could have liked them better.


Dodge Tomahawk

Dodge Tomahawk. I think this is an awesome design. Maybe not the safest design but I think it just looks awesome. The Dodge Tomahawk has a 505 cubic inch v-10 giving it 500hp. The same engine as the Dodge Viper actually. Dodge says that the Tomahawk can top out over 300mph. This motorcycle sounds awesome. It is more stable that a normal motorcycle due to its 4 wheels. I think that the visual design of this bike is awesome. It looks like nothing I have ever seen before. It is futuristic and sleek. I don't know if it is nice to ride or safe a all but I know that this thing is awesome.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I decided to blog about these shoes because of their design. About a month ago I found these shoes online and was on the brink of ordering them. I am usually an Adidas fan, but I really liked these shoes. I had almost gotten to the checkout process when I noticed something a little odd. What I noticed is in the second photo. Now my question is why does nike have some manner of symbol that appears to be Chinese or Japanese text on them? I have nothing against Chinese and Japanese, but I don't necessarily want any language on my shoes. I don't even like shoes with english on them haha. So if I could design these shoes I would have kept them mostly the same but without the symbols on the backs. I think they are pretty cool shoes without the text so why add it?


Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I like Adidas shoes. Lots of people do. There symbol is design genius. Whenever you see those three lines you think of Adidas. It is incredibly simple. It is sort of a triangle cut up into three lines? I'm not really sure what it is, but the point is everybody knows this symbol. Wether you like Adidas or hate them you can't deny that you know the symbol. I have heard that Adidas stands for different things. The most common one is "All day I dream about sports." I'm not positive of the meaning behind the name, but I love the company. Like I've said before, there symbol is very simple, it has obviously done its job though. If you have any thoughts on this please let me know.


Perfect Guitar

Is there such a thing as a perfect guitar? No. There is such a thing as the perfect guitar for you though. This is about my perfect guitar, which is none other than the PRS (Paul Reed Smith) SE Standard. It is perfect for me. The guitar was only $550, which in the realm of guitars is pretty cheep. I use past context because it was discontinued as I bought it actually. I was lucky enough to purchase the last one made in Camouflage. Within the next year they discontinued the SE Standard line all together. There are many reasons why I like this design. I like the shape of the body because it is very unique. The pickups on this guitar sound amazing for the styles I play. I play lots of metal, hardcore, rock, blues and occasionally reggae, a somewhat random range of tones but this guitar sounds good in all of them. It is very comfortable to sit down and play with. The way it is shaped makes it easy for you to lean against and lay your arm on. I love the cutaway on the bottom, most guitars have them nowadays but it makes it easy for soloing around the 22nd fret. This design caught my eye because of the color as well. I love camouflage, and the look of the black hardware against the camo is pretty awesome. Another reason is because it ways hardly nothing. As appose to my last guitar this one is as light as a feather. My last guitar was a replica of a Gibson Les Paul. Like I said before, there is no such thing as the perfect guitar. This is my perfect guitar though, its looks unique and performs amazingly. It fits me.


Friday, September 4, 2009

2009 CIvic Wheels

Here is the a close up of the wheels for the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid. I think that they are absolutely hideous. I think I know what they were going for when they designed them. I think because of all of the "go green" stuff nowadays, they tried to make the wheels look more environmentally friendly. They look kind of like flowers. The thick spokes resemble pedals, and the cap in the middle looks like the interior of a flower. There is too much material in them. They are almost dish wheels. I have no problem with people wanting to go green or whatever but if you have enough money to buy a hybrid at least buy new wheels. I think I would maybe reverse the amount of material and the amount of openings. I would definitely make the middle a lot smaller too. I realize that they were going for the flowery "green" look but, I think that this wheel design was a very bad choice. If anyone has any thoughts or feelings on these wheels, please let me know.