Concept Design & Inspiration

Concept design, creativity and inspiration from swedish designer Mikael Lugnegård

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Tokyo Rider

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August 27, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Diseno-Art!

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If you like me appreciate cool new concept cars, motorcycles and all things moving way to fast Diseno-Art is pretty cool place to keep track of. Editor Jeff Darling is a great guy always interested in new cool stuff. They recently featured my old Gent´s Racer (made back in 2007) and will be showing some of my bikes pretty soon.

Take a look

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August 12, 2010 at 9:29 pm

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BMW Gran Coupé

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Why we love BMW!

This car already gives me the chills, even though I haven´t seen it.
Mr Anders Warming designed the first Z4, I still remember his brillant sketches. I´ll try to find them and post them here 😉
I´m really looking forward to see this new car, hopefully the concept will be well recieved and turned into production fast B-)

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August 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm

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Bling bling inspiration

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This blog in mainly about stuff that inspires me in my creative work so I thought this would be an appropriate post. Watches and high-end timepieces has always inspired me. I don´t know why but they really get my mind going. I belive that watches are one of the very few pieces of jewelry for men. We don´t wear expensive necklace, big diamonds (unless we´re 50 Cent or P Diddy) or bracelets, but we can wear a huge watch with alot of bling and still retain a masculine style.

My favourite brands are Breitling, IWC and Panerai. There´s no particular reason for this, I just like those watches. Breitling has just released a new chronograph called Chronomat B01. This is a beautiful watch! I saw it in real life last weeks and it looks awesome. Perfect shapes, beautiful dial, modern bezel, a true Breitling bracelet. This is inspiring for me!

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August 5, 2010 at 7:31 pm

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Before & After

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How much do you actually do in Photoshop?
What kind of work do you do in “post production”?
Is there alot of differance after you have “tweaked” the image?
Is it really worth the time and effort to go into Photoshop after the renderingen is completed…?

I consider my renderings that come from Hypershot, Vray or Mental Ray to be Raw-images. I treat them just like I would treat a Raw file from my Nikon DSLR (D90). The are a raw material that deserve alot of pixel brushing and color polish. I really love this process since it allows me to be very creative with colors, textures and details, it´s just so much fun!

The creativity doesn´t end when the rendering is complete and Hypershot says “Done”. This is just one phase in the imagemaking process. Post production/Compositing/Mattepainting are vital parts of the imagery pipeline. In most cases I tend to use at least 4-5 render passes that gets composited together using masks and blend modes to get the right color, nice shadows  etc etc.

Thanks for reading,

Mike

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August 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Speck | Fitted Case for iPhone 4

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I´m still waiting for my iphone 4, but I´ve already begun to research good cases and skins. You gotta protect this little piece of art you know. Speck has some very nice products, in particular the Fitted and the Feather. They are of high quality, great fit and nice design 🙂 We like!

Visit Speck

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August 4, 2010 at 9:00 pm

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Jason Castriota talks about SAAB (pretty good actually).

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Saabs new designboss talk about aero heritage, driver centered cockpit and a very prominent C-pillar. Even though I´m not a big Saab-fan I must say that I really like how this cool dude presents his new employer! It is definately worth taking a look at 😉

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August 4, 2010 at 8:45 pm

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