Monday, November 5, 2007

Better Color

Materialise Again

So I figured out their website (thanks for the tips guys!). Pictures! Research!

I'm really drawn to the Private Collection. Some of the products focus on kind of a biological defination while others on an emotional.
This one is more biological. It's called Detail.mgx. It's a fingerprint lampshade, which I'm feeling particularily fond of after phalanges. It's made by Dan Yeffet and it's about the privacy you give up by sharing your fingerprint.
This is Downlod.mgx. It's by ross Lovegrove. The pen is based on the negative shape his hand makes.

This is Silver_Shaman.mgx by Arik Levy. This addresses an emotional side of priivacy. It's a vessel to carry momentoes in. I think it's just lovely.

This is Especially_For_You.mgx by Amanda Levete. It forms a bowl that says "this is designed especially by me for you with love" .

I really like the idea of the Private collection. It htink that for my project I'll proabably use this idea as m y base. I haven't decided if I want to go an emotional or biological route thoguh, b/c I find both sides interesting. I might try to include both but I don't want it to get too busy. I'll explore it in my thumbnails.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


I don't know anything about Dubai so I found this interesting. Basically they really want to be good at design and haven't found their way yet. It was supposed to be a lot like Las Vegas, except that they didn't make fun of themselves. They took this sense of design a little too seriously for how cheesy it was. They were borrowing a lot of ideas and even slogans from the Western world. It sounds like they have different copyright laws, but I'm curious as to how that transfers over seas? The clothes that the people of Dubai wore were very elegantly simple and made for the hot weather. The designers thought that they should learn from the design of their clothes and use these ideas more. I found it interesting that it is almost shameful to be a designer there and want to know more about that.

Rapid Prototyping-
I do kn ow a little about this but I learned a little more about it. Basically, rapid prototyping is a 3D printer.. You get your design on a computer using 3D modeling software and can actually print out a tangible form. You can do this with a range of materials, really anything stackable I believe? The machines are still very expensive. They could someday be used for production instead of prototyping.