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archive: 2009 June


world industrial design day 2009

06/29/09

other

yes, today is world industrial design day.

jehs+laub

06/29/09

designer/studiofurniturelighting

german designers jehs+laub create furniture, lighting, interiors and accessories for companies including fritz hansen, casina, and stelton.

jehs_laub

picasso: drawing with light

06/28/09

art

picasso’s light drawings, made with a small flashlight in a dark room.

found at cpluv.

picasso

perfection

06/27/09

other

quote of the day:

‘… perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away …’

- antoine de saint-exupéry, in wind, sand and stars, 1939

from form to function

06/26/09

other

jason morris, industrial design instructor at western washington university has posted a very nice video on form development work of some of his students.

starting with abstract exercises with a focus on proportions, gesture, and composition, the pieces are then developed into functional objects, while maintaining their core form elements.

(i only wish he would have chosen some slightly different music …)

form-function

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06/25/09

furniturelightingmanufacturer

british furniture, lighting, and accessories company sé.

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jello!

06/24/09

artcompetitionother

my friend kandice over at honeststab.com has two great articles on the first annual gowanus art space jello competition.

the first article has pictures of several entries and some general background, the second one describes their process of creating the pieces she did together with julia green, ending up winning first price.

(there’s also a related video over at mcbrooklyn.)

jello1c

congrats kandice and julia!

ammunition group

06/24/09

designer/studiographicproduct

san francisco based design consultancy ammunition provides product, identity, and interaction design. it is run by former pentagram partner and apple director of industrial design robert brunner and former metaDesign partners brett wickens and matt rolandson.

ammunition

robert brunner is also co-author of `do you matter? how great design will make people love your company`, together with stewart emery.

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