Category: Product design

About design schools and worldly expectations

I thought that this related beautifully to the opposite rants found recently online about what design schools are teaching nowadays (I’m mainly talking about Adaptive Path’s call for designers who can actually make things, and Peter Hall’s claim that there should be more holistic and…

Rough guide to Salone

When asked what he thought of this year’s Milan Furniture Fair a friend of mine said: “hmm, i think that the european furniture market is doing well, it’s def on the up-and-up. very shameless stuff. after a few years of crisis it seems that it’s…

Topoware @ Milan Furniture Fair 2007

Since i can never stand still for very long, I’m very proud to announce the 2nd project that will be exhibited at the Milan Furniture Faire this year: Topoware, a collection of cheeky tableware that examines the territories of our eating habits. This was designed…

Bye bye 2006!

Originally uploaded by mbiddulph. I can’t take fancy “depth of field” pictures with my camera, so I told Matt to take one of my pixelblocks construction… Happy New Year everyone and much health, love, success and blogging!

Making in 2006

Originally uploaded by alexandra666. I made this map after thinking about the state of the act of “making” something. In my former life, I used to be an industrial designer, then dove into installation design and then interaction design and now information architecture. That roller…

Stained cups

A lovely project by Bethan Laura Wood: a tea cup that the more you use, the more the dotted pattern appears on it’s surface. Definitely a positive history project.

What's old is new again

I’m at the end of my present project and looking forward to some down time, looking for more opportunities in London as usual, but mostly getting back to blogging and keeping up with the world in general. I saw and ordered a set of tiny…

Ode to the material world

I’m cleaning my stuff for the flight tomorrow and came across this torn bit of paper that’s a printout off of someone’s work… need to find the source… “Like Marcel who narrates through his recollections of places and things in Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past,…