Coraline is an intelligent and lonely tween, who only desires the attention of her family. Her mother and father are bad parents. They are completely self-absorbed and unloving. Coraline happens to find the rabbit hole that whisks her to another more loving world. As the Wonderland story unfolds, Coraline finds out that this world isn’t as wonderful and loving. The story continues to become more grim as Coraline is faced with question of eternal happiness or life with her parents. All she has to do is give up something she cherishes. ***Spoiler Free***
Coraline departs from the Alice and Wonderland elements and leaps into the Legend of Zelda. Coraline armed with a magical weapon must revisit and raid three dungeons to recover a jewel in each that unlocks the final boss. Coraline must defeat the final boss’ various forms before being free from the quest. She must enlist the help of Wyborn, her uber-intelligent, talkative, and nosy neighbor, to defeat the boss once and for all. But, are any final bosses truly dead? I guess we will see during the sequel.
Kid Cudi’s story is proof that there’s just no denying a good song. “Day N Nite” was written years ago, but the instantly likable stoners anthem with it’s hypnotizing melody and lyrics of escapism caught the ears of the likes of DJ A-trak and Kanye West and landed him a spot on the GOOD Records roster. In no time Cudi went from an employee at the Bape store to an artist on the cusp of super stardom. Fast forward almost three years later, after several remixes and constant radio rotation, the “Day N Nite” track finally gets the visual treatment it deserves by Ed Banger representative and video director So_Me. The half animated video continues with the surreal hazy drugged out feel of the track.
(I’m just putting this here for future reference.) Dieter Rams was a pioneer of modern design at Braun.
01. Good design is innovative.
It does not copy existing product forms, nor does it produce any kind of novelty just for the sake of it. The essence of innovation must be clearly seen in all of a product’s functions. Current technological development keeps offering new chances for innovative solutions.
02. Good design makes a product useful.
The product is bought or used in order to be used. It must serve a defined purpose — in both primary and additional functions. The most important task of design is to optimize the utility of a product’s usability.
03. Good design is aesthetic.
The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products we use every day affect our well-being. But only well-executed objects can be beautiful.
04. Good design helps us to understand a product.
It clarifies the product’s structure. Better still, it can make the product talk. At best, it is self-explanatory.
05. Good design is unobtrusive.
Products fulfilling a purpose are like tools. They are neither decorative objects nor works of art. Their design should therefore be both neutral and restrained, to leave room for the user’s self-expression.
06. Good design is honest.
It does not make a product more innovative, powerful or valuable than it normally is. It does not attempt to manipulate the consumer with promises that cannot be kept.
07. Good design has longevity.
It does not follow trends that become outdated after a short time. Well designed products differ significantly from short-lived trivial products in today’s throwaway society.
08. Good design is consequent to the last detail.
Nothing must be arbitrary. Thoroughness and accuracy in the design process shows respect toward the user.
09. Good design is concerned with the environment.
Design must make contributions toward a stable environment and sensible raw material situation. This does not only include actual pollution, but also visual pollution and destruction of our environment.
10. Good design is as little design as possible.
Less is better — because it concentrates on the essential aspects and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity!
As a child, my father chiseled and sculpted my brother and I with strong family values, a unique sense of self, and a strong work ethic. He raised us to be “the working man’s nobility.” The Babb family are regal simply complex people- nobles in their own right. We walk with the demeanor of knowledgeable, determined, inspired, earnest, honest, and diligent artisans. We aren’t people in love with our work, we love the ability to work. Waking up and knowing that there is a place that we can work drives us to be better people. We are a family that believe people should die working because we will be measured and remembered by our work. That measurement of work is seen in our children and the impressions that we leave on people. We recognize that pleasure is best after a good deal of work is completed and obstacles are overcame with our nimble dexterity. Even without an employer, the Babbs still find work to occupy their time. Work provides a sense of self-worth. My father taught me that it isn’t the salary or financial wealth that defines your self-worth, but it is the impact of your work that defines your self-worth.