Saturday, November 28, 2009

Space Chair

...just watch

Wow - Tomas Saraceno

I love the interaction with the work,
dodging, weaving,
stepping up,
stepping over,
stepping under.


Tomas Saraceno

more Antony Gormley

Friday, November 27, 2009

Super Modern Horse Carriage!

Oh no, wait, that's just the Kurtsystems Equine Training System, of course.

It tracks the horse's vitals and is a piece in the puzzle of high tech horse training, of course.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hort - ahhhhh

Eike Koenig from Hort from Leonardo Mercado on Vimeo.

I love the openess of graphic designers,
I love the exploration, rigor and undeniable beauty of their work.

Fresh, like fruit...and refreshing too.

Think, don't think, and do it.

Something very refreshing about it, something that I feel
industrial design often lacks.

That was part of the brilliance of the design department at Cranbrook.
Eat, breathe and studio with the 2ders...I miss you guys/gals.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Craft of Design

When design is described or seen as just an arm of commerce, I wonder about the "craft" of design. The soul of design.

I wonder about the development of a designer... not in the sense of junior to senior to manager, but more in line with the sense of the designer developing their skills in the way an artist or craftsman or athlete does. Objects reflecting insights, subtleties that only result from absolute clarity of experience. I wonder about the mastery of design that occurs as a result of practice, practice and more practice. My degree says I am a master, but I'm not quite convinced.

I wonder.