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archive: 2009 June


lightcycle competition

06/23/09

competitionlighting

another lighting competition: create a light fixture using 1m of LED strip light.

entries will be judged for both their aesthetic as well as sustainable qualities.

lightcycle

design thinking: literature

06/22/09

businessresearch

a list of nearly 50 books related to design thinking.

mass modern at wright gallery

06/21/09

furnitureotherproduct

chicago’s wright gallery is having its third annual mass modern auction on june 27th. a preview is now available online, as well as in their gallery from june 22-26th.

the collection includes many great pieces with estimated prices ranging from $50 – $7000. if you can’t make it to chicago, you can also bid via phone or online.

wright

quodes

06/19/09

furnituremanufacturer

dutch furniture company quodes has works by designers alfredo häberli, barberOsgerby, marcel wanders, nendo, and skujeniece & elsinga.

quodes

the grid system

06/18/09

graphic

a website that calls itself ‘the ultimate resource in grid systems’, which actually is pretty close to the truth.

contains great information on grid systems including articles, online and downloadable tools, book reviews, and templates for indesign, illustrator, and photoshop.

i’ve learned a lot from it, and come back again and again for inspirations and ideas.

the-grid-system

design mind – issue 10

06/17/09

businessdesigner/studioresearch

the latest issue of frog design’s design mind magazine is now available online. the theme of this issue: power.

design-mind 

“… written by frog designers, technologists, and strategists, design mind articles provide the design and innovation community with perspectives on industry trends, emerging technologies, and global consumer culture. design mind also features interviews with high-profile thought leaders, along with contributions from external writers, designers, and photographers …”

nendo

06/16/09

architecturedesigner/studiofurnituregraphiclightingproduct

japanese company nendo works in architecture, interior, event, furniture, product, and graphic design.

the below picture is from their recent installation ghost stories at friedman benda in nyc.

nendo

international design awards

06/15/09

competition

another design competition with categories for architecture, interior, fashion, product, and graphic.

ida

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