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archive: 2010 June


technoCRAFT

06/27/10

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opening on friday july 9th at the yerba buena center for the arts in san francisco, TechnoCRAFT explores the changing boundaries between designer and consumer. curated by yves behar, it investigates the current trend of open design around the six subthemes of crowdsourcing, platforms, blueprints, hacks, incompletes, and modules.

included in the show is my shaded lamp, part of the un-readymades series, my own exploration in the area of design democracy and personalization in 2007.

some additional info can be found at dexigner.

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stylefactory

06/20/10

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another take on crowd-sourcing by a new company called stylefactory. focusing on modern furniture and accessories, it uses community feedback to narrow down a pre-selection of designs to then source them from high quality manufacturers.

full disclosure: one of my own designs is currently included in their pre-selection. anybody care to vote for it? ;-)

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tobias wong, 1974-2010

06/03/10

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tobias wong passed away early morning sunday, may 30, 2010. some info at core77, archinect, flavorwire, designboom, inhabitat, treehugger, hint, dezeen, mocoloco. and just coming out, an obituary at the new york times.

update 6/26/10: new york times article with some additional information

i met him once when he co-judged a competition i was in (thanks again for making me best-of-show). so don’t have too much to add. but here are some of my favorite pieces by him:

tb-capsules

gold pills – pure gold leaf passes straight through the body and ends up in your stool…so your poop will glitter

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coke spoon 1 + 2

tb-karim 

his take on karim rashid’s ‘i want to change the world’

 

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  new york city twin tower matchbook, 2010