About 18 months ago I created a little display that could showcase art I found on the internet. I was happy with the ability to see art but the case I built for the display was terrible. In a matter of weeks the legs fell off and I realized I had a terrible design. Over… Continue reading A Real Case
I turned a Tom Dixon etch into an LED-based light.
Last weekend I went over to Emily Carr to check out the graduation exhibit. It’s a fount of creativity and fun to explore – the exhibit is grouped by type (e.g., sculpture vs. industrial design vs. art, etc.) so you find yourself using different parts of your brain as you wander the building. Here are… Continue reading Emily Carr Graduate Exhibit 2012
Last night Wen & I went and saw Objectified, Gary Hustwit’s new movie documenting how the best designers in the world create new, desirable objects. He’s interviewed the leading luminaries in the business – Jonathan Ives, Dieter Rams, Karim Rashid, Naoto Fukasawa, everybody at Ideo, Marc Newson, the Bouroullec brothers, etc. – and they shed… Continue reading People Making Pretty Things
On Wednesday night I attended a meeting by the IxDA‘s New York chapter talking about the current state of interaction design. It was an enlightening conversation. If you know nothing about the topic, here’s a laundry list of things they talked about: There was an emphasis on “bringing design back”: the need to find a… Continue reading State of the (Design) Union