Tuesday, August 28, 2007
This is a show that ran on television a year to two ago. Google it for clips and much better images than this one. It isn't necessarily about being muscular but about being healthy. I like the design of the show- how the show was set up. It took into account the current state of tv watchers (reality tv craze). Representatives from each of the 50 states- so the whole country is engaged- competed but also worked together. The contestants are put into groups and the groups have to work together to loose weight and eat right. Check it out.
The UK Design Council designs and creates programs that address social issues. They are also ahead of the US in terms of being progressive and forward-thinking. Check out the UK Design Council. Jennie Winhall of said organization spoke at the International Design Summit in October 2006. She has been a part of a number of these teams so look for her name and podcasts that might include her. She is charming, self- effacing and smart.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Droog Design is a design collective located in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. They rock my world. The designers at Droog are international. They work with low-cost or recycled materials. The Museum of Art & Design (NYC) says this, "Droog is not a style. It is a brand and a mentality...a congenial pool of designers, a distributed statement about design as cultural commentary, a medium...." There are so many amazing ideas and objects from Droog. Two of my favs are Share Fence by NEXT Arcitects and Andreas Möller's Bolie-Box.