Entries Tagged as 'Inspiration'

Paper Craft Animation

May 21, 2015

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Back in January I wrote a short blog post on paper craft in graphic design. Since then I’ve found several notable examples of paper craft being used in stop motion animation, and thought I would share.

 

Kijek / Adamski have made several animations involving thousands of painted laser cut paper elements, which are layered in front of each other to create the movement.

 

 

Curtin University Degree from Kijek / Adamski on Vimeo.

 

 

“Curtin University Degree” Making of – Kijek/Adamski from Strange Beast on Vimeo.

 

Cris Wiegandt in Berlin has created many animations involving paper craft, including this series for Nickelodeon.

 

 

Nickelodeon Kindernet from cris wiegandt on Vimeo.

 

Here’s another by Cris Wiegandt

 

 

Artbox Campaign 2014 from cris wiegandt on Vimeo.

 

Chit-Chat-Roulette by David Luepschen involves paper crafted backgrounds with hand puppets.

CHIT CHAT ROULETTE from David Luepschen on Vimeo.

 

Here are a couple more of interest.

 

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Miami by Hattie Newman

 

 

Synesthesia from Stefan Iyapah on Vimeo.

 

New Additions: Mesa Custom

May 19, 2015

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EQ3’s popular Mesa table is expanding into an entirely customizable collection. Until now, the Mesa has been offered as a round dinette with a black base and a white marble top. The Mesa collection now offers two sizes of tops (rectangular dining and round dinette), three top options (white marble, black marble, and oak), and four base colour options (black, dark teal, eggplant, kelly green, and yellow). With all of these options, you can create 30 unique Mesa configurations to suit any space or style.

 

The solid iron sheet metal legs are powder coated locally in Winnipeg, then shipped out across Canada and the United States to stores and customers. Since there are so many possible combinations, each EQ3 store will receive their own unique collection of Mesa bases, tops and sizes.

 

The table was designed by the German design team 45 KILO; founded in 2007 by Philip Schopfer and Daniel Klapsing. Check out their website and our previous article from Mesa’s launch in 2014 on the links below.

 

http://45kilo.com/en/

 

http://blog.eq3.com/?s=45+kilo

 

(From left to right) Mesa rectangular in oak top and eggplant base, Mesa dinette in white marble top and yellow base, and Mesa dinette in black marble top and black base.

Mesa rectangular oak top, eggplant base | Mesa white marble top,  yellow base | Mesa black marble top, black base

 

#TBT

May 14, 2015

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Throwback Thursday is a recurring Internet theme that encourages the online community to share old photographs (traditionally of people) via social networks once a week. The proliferation of #tbt is largely credited to Instagram – the online mobile photo-sharing networking service; Just ten months after instagram introduced hashtags to the platform in 2011, #tbt became an established trend. The theme, however, is cross-platform and can be found on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and blogs such as this.

 

A little late to the game, we decided it was time to contribute to the tbt community. In order to do so we dusted off some shelves and looked into EQ3’s equivalent of a family photo album – our catalogues. One Thursday every month, we will post an image from our past; Chucklesome or inspiring, we will honour the past by posting in the present.

 

 

#TBT 2002

#TBT 2002

 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2015

May 7, 2015

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This Mother’s day  (Sunday, May 10th in case you forgot) stop by EQ3 to pick up that perfect gift.  We’ve put together a few gift ideas and our theme is brunch!

 

1. Coast Marble Bowl – Made from natural white matte marble with grey veining, display fruits, decorative objects, and other items in this decorative bowl.

 

2. Acre Napkins – 100% woven cotton, machine washable and available in light grey, green, blue, and white.

 

3. Marimekko Mugs – Select from a wide range of patterns, these mugs are made from microwave and dishwasher safe porcelain.

 

4Sagaform Accent Coffee Pot – Keep your coffee warm all morning in this carafe with a no-drip pour and ergonomic rubberized handle.

 

5. Mono Umbrella Stand – An elegant place to store your umbrella and the jewellery of any foyer.

 

6. Bruno Throw – This soft and chunky throw is hand knit in a neutral grey.

 

There are plenty more gift options available online and in store. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up flowers and a card!

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

Spring Martini

Apr 15, 2015

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Here’s a simple, refreshing martini recipe to celebrate the arrival of spring. You’ll need to make a simple syrup by bringing equal parts of sugar and water to a simmer on the stove top and allowing it to cool. Then, grab a martini shaker and add the following:

 

– Ice Cubes
– Fresh rosemary (strip the leaves directly into the shaker from a sprig about 10cm in length)
– 2oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
– 1oz simple syrup
– 1oz Canadian Rye whiskey

 

Shake vigorously to infuse the rosemary flavour and pour into a martini glass. Enjoy spring!

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