Conversations about Design. Design, where our thoughts and actions manifest in the material world.
Direct action is what is needed. Think globally, act locally, be the change that makes a difference. Don't send money, now!
It will probably make the most sense if you read these articles in the same order in which Ezio Manzini presented them.
We have designers of thought, why not design philosophers to the material world in which the manifestations of our thoughts exist.
Some guy called Alpert Einstin, Rupert Einstin, who cares - he can't be very important. Developing and using 100% of our brains.
Eternal – seemingly lasting or existing forever. Qualistic interpretation - quality, longevity, timeless, never going out of style...
"Semiotic" – Qualistic interpretation, some materials are more ephemeral than others, it would be appropriate to use them as such.
Iconograhy, the study of symbols that provoke an emotive response, drawn from cultural/individual preferences and experience.
The environment: ecosystems, flora and fauna. It can also mean: political, economic, social, technical, tribal and global environments.
When in peace, we prepare for war, when in war we try to make peace. The only thing you can be sure of is...
Economics: the social science of production, distribution, & consumption of goods & services. The allocation of resources by individuals, businesses & governments.
As a species, humans are curious beings, of all the species humans are the apex predators of apex predators in the world.
When taking advice on possible career choices for your most cherished children we offer this, one of many points of view.
From Mussolini to Melbourne, the logistics of public transport customer service in real time.
A shear delight that is said be an aid to study. One of the staples from the Dalai Lama's kitchen himself.
Designer of the 'Lota Sofa' C.1924, Eileen Gray a.k.a. Kathleen Eileen Moray Smith (1878-1976)
The future of fashion, by the divine divinations of the irrepressible Trulku Vajra Tsampa!
Some time ago the New York School of Interior Design was offering a correspondence course in the form of a diploma in Interior Design....
In C.1994 I began studies under the tutorage of Brandon Scott, 'Scotty' as he was affectionately known, at Box Hill Institute's (BHI) Diploma in...
In the interest of Good Science; Prof. Qanita Mabo & Dr Joseph Lowensteins' institute of photographic memory.
Some three decades ago I partook in the pleasure to study under the "Furniture Making Gurus" of RMIT Furniture Technology.
Charles Ormond Eames, Jr. (1907-1978) & Bernice Alexandra "Ray" Kaiser Eames (1912-1988)
Kerri Hollingsworth's 'an-ti-quate' Exhibition @ MiRa Gallery Marysville, Victoria Australia. (2019)
For more details on Kerri Hollingsworth's custom upholstery art e.g. classes, collaborations & exhibitions. Have a look at the article that has a link...
Sometimes you meet someone that changes your life, sometimes that person can be a dog!
Tongue in cheek I asked Rhonda, "What is the point of it?" She replied, "Challenge, problem solving, the process, quirky and fun!" Music and...
The Modern Movement was somewhat about making design a machine to be efficient and minimal - "Doing More with Less"
Norbert Wiener (1894-1964), often called the founder of Cybernetics (The Science of Communication), wrote a book simply called 'Cybernetics' (1948).
This little dog, Tibetan Spaniel/Cross, is called Jampa - 'Love' in the Tibetan language.
I found this Japanese soy sauce jug in an Op Shop on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Australia.
A guide, a sign from beyond! A direction that is directionless which guides you to a new direction!
Some years ago, I had the good fortune to come across a bit of research, from a Swedish University, on Recliner Chairs and back...
Have you ever sat on a pedestal/swivel chair that doesn’t rock? It seems 98% of swivel chairs rock.
The 3rd eye, the minds eye ...what you see when your eyes are shut or you are dreaming.
What of a World without its’ Peacemakers There is nothing left but War Mongers, Collateral Damage and Incidentals. Where do you see yourself ?...
No Peace and no Love, there is no room for being compassionate. Peace and Love, there is infinite room for being compassionate.