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RDA Selects: A “Sustainable Canvas” for Seattle's Biotech Hub

We’re running selected projects from the 2012 Regional Design Annual along with quotes from their designers. To submit work for the 2013 RDA, click here—the early-bird deadline is February 1. (And if you haven’t yet picked up a copy of the 2012 Annual, order one now—supplies are running low!) Macro-Micro installation by Belle &...

The Cutting Folding Edge

I haven’t written in ages, my hands have been literally full, of paper. This last project was one of the most demanding maybe ever; huge, fun and full of learning. The main inspiration would have to be Tahiti Pehrson. I know him from high school and have watched him become one of the most...

Today's Obsession: The Horror of our Privelege

Today, two contrasting, and yet similar ideas. One is accidentally absurd, the other purposeful. First, look at Kohler’s new Numi toilet. It’s a glorious exaltation of a moment that is simply not engineered for such glory—it’s an objet d’arte upon which you rest your big fat tired overprivileged ass, and take a dump. There...

Today's Obsession: Oribotics

Lovely robots for Friday: Matthew Gardiner shows us his beautiful oribotics from Ars Electronica 2010. The robots he’s created for the exhibit are completely site-specific, grown and printed on 3D printers and based upon biomechanical forms elsewhere in the exhibit. The piece is a complex ripple effect created by moving a hand closer to...

Today's Obsession: 100,000,000

Soooooooooooooo, ignoring Gawker’s trademark snarkiness and refusal to get art, there’s a gorgeous project there that they picked up from the Tate Modern. This is an installation of a hundred million porcelain sunflower seeds created by Ai Weiwei. He says it’s symbolic of his interactions on Twitter, which makes perfect sense to me, but...

Dream Houses – Make My Job Easier

Mom just sent me a slew of new inspiring tree houses so I am adding them into this old entry. Funny how Mom and I have the same 2 favorites… Yellow Treehouse Restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand. The pine and poplar beams attached to a redwood tree resemble the construction of a moth’s nest....