As a designer I know that design is much too important to be left in the hands of designers.

 

i always appreciated good design, effective design, innovative design. you know, the opposite of what you see everywhere these days, so here are some of my thoughts on design and its applications.

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

    Opinions / Science / Theory of Relative Ignorance  

Somewhere in one of the boxes under the stairs there is a piece of paper that says i have a degree in industrial design. It was in my twenties, which were a bit hazy, but i remember having a lot of fun in design school learning how the world works, or shold work. The impression didnt last as life is not a design school. And thank god for that.
But i always appreciated good design, effective design, innovative design. you know, the opposite of what you see everywhere these days, so here are some of my thoughts on design and its applications.

Art & Culture : Design
   

Small, extremely wrinkled, like an old paper bag, with an eternal cigarette stuck between his fingers in that kind of burning bush style, as I hardly remember him ever actually raising it to his mouth, and those big curious eyes, which at seventy plus still had that twinkle of a child that got away with something."

 

Without any doubt, steampunk is the coolest kid in the science fiction slash fantasy slash fashion slash slasher made up world.. it is where the geeks get their groove and where the nerds find their visual mechanical contraption satisfaction.
It is not clear what came first, the fashion or the contraption, but it seems they grew together through the years, and in the plastic boring world of the mid eighties took a serious turn to the better and became the  conceptual and visual illegitimate bastard son to the polished metal of sci fi and the velvet gowns of the fantasy world"

 

...In that sense Coco Chanel is like Jesus,  and like the poor hippie fisherman who's words of wisdom have been distorted, manipulated and marketed like cheap underwear in a Mexican whorehouse her message was lost long ago.  So fashion is not to be blamed. It's just all the people in the fashion industry that should be locked forever.

 

When did we stop cooking? Just cooking, you know, pots and pans. I keep on getting this blobs of vacuum broiled fish with broccoli jelly on powdered grated dry freeze artichokes, and the best of the best, an extract of raspberry humus vinaigrette or some other made up concoction that always, but always looks like the waiter spit on my plate."

Wabi sabi is the esthetic philosophy that celebrates the imperfection, the organic defects you find in everything. At least everything that is alive. You will find it in a rock, but not in a Styrofoam cup.
Wabi sabi is admitting that we are mortal, that we never get what we want, and thank all the Shinto zen gods for that, and that we are living in an enviorment that is always changing, always decaying, always in transformation towards a different future, a different fate, a different impact on us as people, on us as individuals."

It wouldn’t have disturbed me so much if not for the fact that the hoards of idiots have managed to make these templates an industry standard and because of that people actually started to think there is something good in them. There is of course, I am just being harsh. There is something good in them. Even the worst TV dinner has some good in it, if only by making you think you are full while you slowly die of malnutrition, taking one more idiot off the face of the earth."