OBJECTIFIED

The Documentary Objectified-The Ending is the best:

"Things you already own, why not enjoy them today? Because we have so many things, that are just around, there in the closet in the attic, whatever, that we dont even think about anymore. Because there is not enough room left in our brain, because we are so busy processing al the exciting new developments, at the end of the day when your looking around the objects in your house, and your deciding what here really has value to me? There going to be the things that have some meaning in your life.

The hurricane is coming you have 20 minutes get your stuff and go- your not going to be saying well that got an amazing write up in this design blog. Your going to pick the stuff that has most meaning to you, because those are the true objects, that truly reflect the true story of who you are, and what your personal narrative is, and the story your telling to yourself, and no one else, because that is the only audience that matters and no one else."-OBJECTIFIED

I recommend all designers or non designers to think twice about the daily objects that surround us, their use and purpose and how to re-purpose. Engage in the the 3 R's reduce-reuse-recycle.

Disregard the man in the flashy flamboyant getup and take a look at one of the clips of this documentary, check it out on netflix or catch it on PBS. 

 

 

Inception and Architecture

I absolutely loved Inception, not quite sure if it was because the young Architect was a women, or that she was still in school and getting a Job. It sure beats the real world where we are still struggling to find a good J O B ...."I think I might as well been an Artist". Which ever the case this movie is going on my top 5 favorite movies of all time. Read the entire review @ Australian Design Review / Feature

Recycled Paper Ottoman

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I tried to explain to my Boss, what I meant by an Ottoman made from recycled plastic and paper, he had no clue how that could ever be made. He couldn't visualize what I had in my head, and of course I wasn't going to give up on the idea so.......my coworker and I went out on a mission to make it(I must say she did all the sewing/which is basically everything). I guess there was also the box and cushioning part, so I had a hand in it somehow. I'm really glad we got to see it come to life as cruel as the rejection might of tasted. The look my Boss gave the ottoman...priceless. However it is still cool in my book. Thank you Cindy for helping me out!!!!!!!

Photo Finalist

I entered an architectural photography contest, and was chosen amongst 1,800 photographs as a Finalist. Pretty exciting news, if I win, I get two nights stay in a very nice hotel in London, and two nights stay in a nice hotel in Berlin. I'd figure it can be used as my honeymoon. The competition is hosted by Architizer (the facebook of architects & designers) and Tablet (a hotel search engine and blog). As of today I'm number two, lets see what happens on Tuesday when the competition finalizes. You can vote at:

http://tablettalk.com/2010/06/22/photo-contes

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