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The context project
January 29, 2010, 7:53 pm
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The Context Project is an attempt to blur the line between fine art and Industrial Design.


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Fragments of Nature
January 13, 2010, 10:39 am
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“Lex Pott brings together industrial design and organic natural elements in these tables.

The wood processing industry works according to a fixed pattern: a tree is stripped of its branches and divided into geometric forms.  Lex Pott combined these industrial, geometric forms with the original, organic structure of a tree in a series of items of furniture. Where the legs of his table meet its top, the form of a tree trunk can easily be seen. The contours are also directly derived from the tree trunk. The pieces of furniture are reproducible, yet remain a unique fragment of the natural world.”

by Jaime in Home Furnishings

Objectified: A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit

A documentary film about design ( industrial design ), what makes a designer a designer, and what makes us obsessed with form, and discussion on how these products really affect us. Directed by the same fella who created the Helvetica movie, Gary Hustwit.

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252° Living Area: Mobile Mini House

This is an open house by product designer, Stephanie Bellanger. She says she was inspired by John Lautner’s villa Chemosphere, but her product is a mobile and modern version of it. It consists of a bathroom, living room, bedroom, kitchen and an office in its 252° Living Area.

Unfortunately, it is a trailer. I hope that it can be available for those who want to buy it.

Bike accessory leaves a trail of chalk behind you
March 22, 2009, 5:09 pm
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“Contrail is a device that applies chalk to the rear tire of your bike, leaving a trail behind you. It leaves trails for motorists and other cyclists to see. I’m not sure where you can get one or if it’s even been physically realized, but I like the idea.”

Design Ideas

DIY (do-it-yourself) design is very popular nowadays. People prefer this kind of design, because it is practical and enjoyable to construct. Needless to say that brands like Ikea have a key role in demand for DIY products, additionally. Mark McKenna is one of the design studios that thinks hard on DIY designs. I found its package to design battery lights that seems fun. The kit contains a series of flat pieces, which you need to assemble. Then, you hook them up to a 9-volt battery, which should be the light source.

There are five different lamp kits for five models which are representations of the most famous designer lamps (Ingo Maurer’s Lucellino, Castiglioni’s Arco and Toio, Sapper’s Tizio, and Philippe Starck’s Miss K.).