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NFSW APP, "Course of Love" & Design Reports - Creative show & tell

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This week's Creative show & tell was held in hidden alley way, a conceptual cafe/kitchen called Henry Lees. The quaint collaborative space and the delicious soups/coffees we ordered made it extra inspirational this week for show and tell. We hope you enjoy it!

INSPO #1 Alain de Botton 'The Course of Love'

This is more than a fictional story about a couple that fall in love and get married. This is a handbook on life, love and relationships. It might be silly to care about 'love'. It doesn't compare to the greater issues currently going on in the world, right? However it's the one thing humanity continually struggles to grasp and maintain, dedicating countless songs, films and novels to the concept. I've almost finished it (receiving it around a week ago) and I have found it incredibly insightful, empowering and very easy to digest. 

The author, Alain de Botton, is more than a writer, he is the founder of the School of Life, with the aim to teach adults emotional intelligence so they can live fuller lives. If you haven't read any of his books, definitely start with this one. 

This book will arm you with a much more healthy perspective on love, relationships, marriage. Learning lessons that take humanity lifetimes to understand in paragraphs. 

Trust me, read it. It'll be the best thing you do for you. And the best thing you can do for your partner is improve you.

Renata, Graphic Designer & Photographer

INSPO #2 La Petit Mort

This blog post is definitely an R18+ rating people. Definitely NSFW!

The rad dudes at Danish studio Lovable Hat Cult have created the best app game ever - La Petit Mort - it's a female stimulation simulation. You heard me, it's a game that simulates the female anatomy, and you win the game by making her climax.

The game is made up of a series of audio-visual landscapes and each is an image of a real vulva, but pixelated. Through the algorithm, each vulva has different pleasure preferences and when stimulated correctly, will emanate a clearer image outwards. “So if one cell feels good, it kind of spreads the pleasure to the cells around it,” says the game’s producer Andrea Hasselager.

Interestingly (and not surprisingly), regardless of the audio and visual signals, a lot of people couldn't understand what they were supposed to do. Seems like this app is very much overdue, it's time to educate the masses people.

Shout out to Apple, you might want to calm your farm and take this one of board. It's for the good of all mankind. 

Watch the demo below (again, NSFW!)

Laura, Account Manager

INSPO #3 

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Recently, my brother came back from a Asian Pacific Entrepreneurial Conference in San Francisco and told me that I'll be interested in this because it'll make my head big. It sure did.

It was the 2016 Design in Tech report by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), one of Silicon Valley's top venture capital providers. This report by John Maeda (one of the few design executives in KCPB) reveals the impact of design has made to Silicon Valley. Drawing upon his extensive research and surveyed designer behaviour, he examines the relationship of design, business and technology. The report states what the design predictions for the next 5 years will be and it seems that designers would be more involved in corporate companies as many big organisations have increasingly aware of the importance of great design.

42 Design/creative firms have been acquired since 2004 and 50% of which have been acquired last year alone. 21% of  "unicorn start-ups" (slang term for extremely successful "one of a kind" start-ups) are design-led, have co-founders who have embraced design and have come from a design, arts or human centred background including architecture, design, music visualisation, fine arts, media arts such as the big ones Airbnb, Snapchat, Buzzfeed, Shazam and plenty more.

This report has made me extremely proud of being a designer and knowing that I am in the right place at the right time. For those who know little about design and brand presence, please listen to this and read this report because it'll give you a better understanding of how design can help your business and how other start-ups became successful. For start-up success - designers are compulsory!

Rachel, Graphic Designer & Illustrator