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My weekly inspirations: December 31, 2012

Dec31Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:

Besting Behance: A Guide to Creative Networking

The visual portfolio has evolved far beyond a sleek, black folio into a powerful online tool. If used properly, a digital portfolio can generate recognition, collaboration, and connections across industries. To achieve success, one’s work must be entirely searchable, shareable, and social. For this reason, Big Spaceship decided to venture into the creative networking space and grow their Behance profile. They received such a positive response that they’ve sharing their experience in numbers, strategy, and recommendations. Read the article here.

Pharrell Williams Interviews David Salle and KAWS

Cultural entrepreneur and all-round pop icon, Pharell Williams continues his intricate series of ARTST TLK which features special guests sharing their own philosophies, ideas and inspirations. Inviting to the table two hugely influential characters who normally sit on polarized ends of the art scene, this get-together sees American postmodern art pioneer David Salle and street artist turned renowned graphic sculptor KAWS compare and contrast their own experiences. The interview covers a wide range of topics including the definition of art, KAWS’ early painting experiences and critics’ accusation of Salle’s work as pornography. Watch the interview here.

Facebook – New look & concept

Designer Fred Nerby posted an interesting conceptional and systematic design approach for a new responsive desktop and iPad concept for Facebook. It takes a more visual approach to the layout but it has interesting possibilities. See the designs here.

IKEA new food packaging by Stockholm Design Lab

Stockholm Design Lab created a design and packaging concept for IKEA when they combined its various food and catering units under the IKEA brand. The aim of the Swedish. The range of products is aimed at attracting food lovers who are interested and curious about different food cultures and eating habits, particularly Swedish ones. The packaging should therefore provoke interest in the products as well as present the food in a clear, honest and appetizing way. See the packaging design here.

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