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Exhibit DESIGN displays: The Power of ONE

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Oct 23, 2017 12:22:50 PM

 

 

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. ~ Gautama Buddha, circa 563 B.C.E

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Design Tips, Bay Area Trade show display, Graphic Design, Trade Show Exhibits, Trade Show Graphics, Pop up displays, Exhibit Design, Trade show booth, Silicon valley trade show booth design, Architecture, Trade show convention, Trade Show Exhibit, Product Design, Principles of Design, Ratios, Proportions, Sarmistha Tarafder, Elegant design

Modern Booth Design: Integrated Intelligence

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Mar 7, 2017 4:01:19 PM

 

We are living and breathing in an Age of Integration.

Every action that we now undertake is or can be integrated with the larger system. The only limiting factors being our own imagination, and if it is realizable computationally.

Being an informed citizen of this age "requires the ability to apply computational ways of thinking to design, to writing, to experimentation, to artistic expression, and to problem solving – to the very core of human intellectual activity. In this age, our ideas are no longer constrained solely by what is physically realizable, but by what is computationally realizable." {Hence the popularity of de-constructivism in modern architecture}

........An artist is now able to create an artwork that only exists when someone interacts with it – specifying a framework within which each visitor can create a work of art.

A chemist is now able to search more effectively for new compounds by modeling them before ever going into the lab. Nearly every discipline is changing, not just because of new tools but because of new computational ideas and paradigms." Source: Congressional testimony of Dr. Rita Colwell, Director National Science Foundation.

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Art and nature Inspiration, Creative Exhibition Booth Design, Art and Design, Art of Business, Innovation Design, Brand Design, Custom Modular Trade show Booth, Brand Exhibiting, Booth Design for Trade Shows, Booth Display Design, Booth Design Inspiration, Competitive Intelligence, Art and Science of Lead Generation, 2012 Design Trends, Exhibition Booth Design, Trade show Trends, Sarmistha Tarafder, Skyline Bay Area

Design NON-THINKING: The Muse Methodology

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Mar 2, 2017 5:36:43 PM

 

THE PAIN OF EFFORT

The saying goes 'no pain, no gain'. As designers and as creators we are told that in order to achieve something you have to travel the path of pain and peril. There is no other way out.

The lords and the ladies of self-help proclaim the merits of discipline, focus and the steadfast firmness of human will. They lay out 5 step program or 10 step methodology, explaining how its is done. And they say, you have to keep at it and keep at it, to be any good. But does it really help? Findings are mixed at the best — the disastrous outcome of of New Years' goal in general and the failed strategy behind those hard goals setting are a sad testament to our human will.

I believe, the problem lies in this rote method. 'Keep doing', 'Keep working'. And, you will succeed. This may work for a while, but definitely not sustainable for the long haul.

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Bay Area Trade show display, Trade show booth, contemporary space design, Architecture, Inspiration, Michelangelo, Nelson Mandela, Joseph Cambell, Homer, John Milton, Richard Branson, Muse, Odyssey and Illiad, Envoy Booth, Sarmistha Tarafder, S Portable Display Booths

Art of Business: Seduction of Suggestion

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Feb 20, 2017 12:47:47 PM

 

seduction IS THE ONLY ART THAT STOOD THE TEST OF TIME

LET's face IT — WE ALL LOVE TO BE SEDUCED

Some of us are implicit about it and others are a tad bit explicit about it. We all long for this sense of restlessness that drives us to do deeds that are socially not quite the norm and culturally not quite acceptable. Here is what the master seducer have to say about seduction.

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Design Tips, Graphic Design, Pop up displays, Creative Exhibition Booth Design, Art and Design, Art of Business, Exhibition Booth Design, Booth Design trends 2011, Portable Display Booths, Leonardo da vinci, Mathew May, Sfumto, Appli iphone, Sarmistha Tarafder, Trade Show Marketing

Trade Show Ambiance: The Delight of Light!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Apr 2, 2012 2:13:00 PM

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Art and nature Inspiration, contemporary space design, Art and Design, Brand Potential, Art of Presentation, Booth Design for Trade Shows, Booth Display Design, Trade show Trends, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Modern Booth Design, Design Principles, Ideas at work, exhibit deisgn trends 2012, Lighting Design, James Turrell, Bruno Zevi, Le Corbousier

Art of Design: The Zen of Detachment!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Mar 18, 2012 6:30:00 PM

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Art and nature Inspiration, Art and Design, Art of Business, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Design Principles, Art of Thinking, Rumi, Art of Ancient Wisdom, Art of Leadership, Zen, Bhagavat Gita, Wisdom 2.0

Trade Show Design Displays: In Pursuit of Perception.

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Feb 11, 2012 9:22:00 AM

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Bay Area Trade show display, Art and Design, Architecture, Brand Design, Hanging Structure, Art of Presentation, Brand Exhibiting, Brand Perception, Booth Design for Trade Shows, Booth Display Design, 2012 Design Trends, Exhibition Booth Design, Trade show Booth ideas, Peninsula Booth Design, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Brand Power, Trade show exhibit design, trade show exhibit graphics

Art of Presentation: Teaching of the Ruins.

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Jan 12, 2012 4:19:00 PM

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Bay Area Trade show display, Art of Business, Art of Presentation, Geometry, Golden Section, Golden Proportion, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Design Principles, Art of Ancient Wisdom

Art of Contemplation: Minding the Clouds Below!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Nov 29, 2011 6:40:00 PM

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Bay Area Trade show display, Art of Business, Art of Presentation, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Design Principles, Art of Ancient Wisdom, Art of Leadership

Trade Show Design: Return on Infinity!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Nov 15, 2011 3:47:00 PM


"The infinite!  No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite . . ."  David Hilbert (1862-1943)

The very title "Return on Infinity" is in itself ridden with self-contradiction. How do you even begin to harness the infinite concept of "Infinity". Given that the concept has been contemplated by artists, philosophers, mathematicians and common man since before the beginning of written history, it is infinitely pompous of me even to delve into it. However I do have to acknowledge: unconsciously, I use it as a design crutch every single day. Consciously, I might as well give it proper credence.

Famed intellectuals have presented varied concepts about their understanding of infinity. It is as though infinity upholds different meaning for different appeals. As the underground, Russian poet, Joseph Brodsky so rightfully said, "The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any creed."  Rudy Rucker in his book, Infinity and the Mind, undertakes a captivating journey to that frontier of the universe he calls the "Mindscape," where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical, theological and mundane. Rucker clues us on Kurt Friedrich Gödel's rotating universe, in which he postulates possibility to travel into the past and spells out an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which billions of parallel worlds are produced every microsecond. In the kingdom of infinity, mathematics, science, and logic merge with the marvelous. It is a continuous ebb and flow of hard logic and fluid mysticism. The conundrum that arise from this merging, explains the illusive human mind: its potential, its powers, and its frailty.

In their temples, the Egyptians from antiquity followed a simple layout that mirrored the concept of infinity: the creation of the universe: both metaphorically and structurally. In their usual customary creations, architects, industrial designers and 3D trade show designers are known to play with the flow. The flow of the infinite curve that is. However, architect Serge Salat, takes a giant leap beyond. In 'Beyond Infinity', he brings the abstraction of infinite into finite. It is a multisensory voyage painting “the possibility in the contemporary world to create new beauty and dream through a fusion of classical culture and innovation”. Perhaps, this is the first time in known history one gets to delight on the stark theory that space and time is immersed in an unending subdivision! Enjoy!



[Paradoxes of the infinite arise] only when we attempt, with our finite minds, to discuss the infinite, assigning to it those properties which we give to the finite and limited; but this I think is wrong, for we cannot speak of infinite quantities as being the one greater or less than or equal to another. Galileo Galilei, quoted in Infinity and the Mind by Rudy Rucker.

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Sarmistha Tarafder is the co-creator of brands in 3 D spaces. Always, in pursuit of essence and enchantment, mind and mystery, myth and matter!