Saturday, 31 May 2008
I heart the Wellcome collection! It's free AND open till 10pm on a thursday. This is genius! More stuff should be open later in the evening...some people work in the week and don't want to cram in on a saturday!
From Atoms to Patterns is really interesting and beautiful. I love the connection between science and design, and that these designs are representing something real yet just look like beautiful geometric patterns.
Saturday, 24 May 2008
Last weekend I popped back to the countryside to see my parents :) It was so beautiful! I love spring flowers and their garden was full full full of my very favourite forget-me-nots :D The first 4 photos are the garden. My mum is neatly inside a rectangle on the 4th :) It looks creepy. Much walking was done in nearby villages. The last 3 photos are Castle Combe. The last picture looks like a fairyland :D
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Thursday, 8 May 2008
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
There was a design debate, with Jurgen Bey and Tony Dunne vs Dick Powell and Luke Pearson. I missed the start but I couldn't quite figure out how they were making different points. I think they were all saying the same thing. That designers are not designing for real needs but for brief wants. (Obsolescence) And that designers need to take responisibility. Really think about whether what they want to do is neccesary and what materials etc they use. Future design should be positive and attempt to change things. Sustainability should be forefront. It should be more than lip service. (ie. rather than ooh this is 20% recycled, stop and think is this product neccesary at all)
At least, that's what I understood. And I agree...but I don't know that consumption can decrease, especially just because designers stop designing. I think they said something about educating consumers, but how can that be done, really. Bah, this is too much for me to think on right now. I'm not sure I'm making sense or that I understand myself.