11.19.2009

László Moholy-Nagy Retrospective

Exhibition at
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
Until 02.07.2010

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Dieter Rams [UPDATE]

Dieter Rams . Less and More Exhibition
Design Museum London . Until 03.07.2010

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Interview


Rams talking about the T1000 radio

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Dieter Rams - Principles on Good Design

1. Good design is innovative.
2. Good design makes a product useful.
3. Good design is aesthetic.
4. Good design helps us to understand a product.
5. Good design is unobtrusive.
6. Good design is honest.
7. Good design is durable.
8. Good design is consequent to the last detail.
9. Good design is concerned with the environment.
10. Good design is as little design as possible.

Design for a Living World . Abbott Miller

11.11.2009

as so much as i know: that which i am not


THOUGH I KNOW
THE SEAS WILL TAKE ME
LONG BEFORE I NEAR
THE SHORES OF MY HOME.
STILL
I MUST LEAVE TO GO.
WHERE THE ABSURDITY
OF MY WILL DESIRES.
THE STILLNESS OF THE LAND
ARE ADMITTINGLY AT TIMES ALLURING
BUT EVEN THE ROOTS OF REDWOODS
ARE NOT FIT FOR AN ANCHOR
AND IF YOU TRAVERSE ME
BROTHER DO NOT BE OFFENDED
THE VESSEL OF MY LIE
IS ONLY FOR
THE NECESSITY OF MY SANITY:
THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF MY EXISTENCE

11.08.2009

Tokyo Designers Week 2009

Alvar Aalto

Saynatsalo Town Hall




Finlandia Hall

PBS: Art 21 . season 5 trailer

The whole season is now up on PBS's website.
Artists included are 1. William Kentridge, 2. Doris Salcedo, 3. Carrie Mae Weems, 4. Cao Fei, 5. Mary Heilmann, 6. Jeff Koons, 7. Florian Maier-Aichen, 8. Paul McCarthy, 9. Cindy Sherman, 10. Yinka Shonibare MBE, 11. John Baldessari, 12. Kimsooja, 13. Allan McCollum, and 14. Julie Mehretu.

11.03.2009

TED . Daniel Libeskind . 17 words of architectural inspiration

-A well rounded talk by Libeskind on architecture, work, art, democracy, and yes, compromise

Rory Sutherland: Life lessons from an ad man

"Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider real value -- and his conclusion has interesting consequences for how we look at life."
-This is hilarious and witty. A look at giving products intangible values and putting optimism in your work(because we all need it today).

TED . Stefan Sagmeister . The Power of Time Off

"Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in Bali."
-and Sagmeister is serious. He was offered to do design work for Obama's 2008 campaign but turned it down because he was on his sabbatical

11.01.2009

Death to the Tinman . Ray Tintori

-this short satirical film is another take on the Wizard of Oz