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September 28, 2009

Color Comfort

Even — or especially — critters deserve to feel the comfort of color.

 

September 3, 2009

You Felt It

There's a cool show on felt at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum right now.

Felt Art

Images from the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum exhibit, Fashioning Felt

The IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) got a special tour of this and another show on sustainable products, Design for a Living World, currently on exhibit. It's good tonic for the spirit to go to shows like this. There are plenty of ideas to get you revved up. Something I've noticed that had to happen, in my view, is that designers in all areas are realizing that sustainability has to be combined with artistic appeal or people just won't go for it. This is as it should be. Form and function have to work together, as always. It's a basic principle of good design and manufacturing.