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On 09/12/2016
Materials + Technology + Craft

Trend Union is one of the world’s leading prognosticators of all things design. I recently attended Trend Union’s NYC trend presentation. Below is an excerpt of some of the featured trends from the presentation: New Materialism & Matter—The combination of technology and handcrafting = amazing hybrid materials that merge into new concepts and forms. Marrying… Read full article…

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On 01/15/2016
How Design is Changing
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Recently I heard Cheryl Durst, the President of IIDA speak on a topic called Design NOW. I wanted to share her thoughts, some of which are below, and expound on them with my experiences. I believe in design as reassurance; communicating simplicity is key now. Our brains crave simplicity in this hurried digital world. We… Read full article…

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On 07/10/2015
Clouds and Algue – Favorite Designs

While I love good Mid-Century Modern furniture, I have to say my favorite designs are actually some unique and incredibly well-designed objects that can be configured into sculptures. Clouds and Ague are designs engineered by two very talented, well-known product and furniture designers, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.  Algue is an injection molded plastic, multifaceted screen… Read full article…

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On 03/06/2015
Scandinavian Design – Materials Matter

Scandinavian design has always been popular, but its design language is very compelling and timely. Every country has its own design language and in the Scandinavian countries’ sensitive approach to materials, nature – in spirit or materials – is prized. They take a serious, rigorous approach to the functionality, practicality and longevity of their products…. Read full article…