Show RCA 2008

June 30th, 2008

The Royal College of Art in London is currently showing the work of their postgraduate students: Show RCA 2008. Here are some projects:

Home Sweet Home by Marie Retpen (Ceramics & Glass).

Home Sweet Home by Marie Retpen

The Aftermath by Caroline TattersallThe Aftermath by Caroline Tattersall (Ceramics & Glass).

Blog Bot Platform by Andrew Broomfield (Design Interactions).

Blog Bot Platform is an open source system which I have developed for creating Different types of Blogging objects. Turning Simple experiences into online encounters. These bots ‘tweet’ to their experiences to micro blogging services. I am interested in how people react when they encounter these Blogjects invading their web 2.0 space.

Blog Bot Platform by Andrew Broomfield

White Lies by Alice Wang (Design Interactions).

This scale allows one to lie to him/herself.
The further back you stand, the lighter you become.
The user can gradually move closer and closer to reality.

White Lies by Alice Wang

Nanofutures: Sensual Interfaces by Christopher Woebken (Design Interactions).

Rather than focusing on the current development of nanotechnology, such as creating lighter and stronger materials, this project focuses on exploring its potential further, creating more manipulative prototypes such as organic electronics.

What do organic computing look like and how will our relationship with these products change? Can organic electronics with biosensors open up new possibilities for sensual and poetic designs?

Seeds contain material and information needed to grow organisms as well as algorithms for device networking. Using seeds as a simulation for smart dust, it allows one to easily visualize new interactions such as breaking, sharing, throwing away and mining data. These new interactions not only generate new behaviors but also redefine existing stereotypical electronic products.

Nanofutures: Sensual Interfaces by Christopher Woebken

Plugless Sink by Maja Ganszyniec (Design Products).

Plugless sink is exactly that, a sink without a plughole. To get rid of the grey water we have to tip the water out. By doing so we become more conscious of how much water we are using and mainly throwing away. This sink shows the value of water through its volume and promotes water re-usage.

Plugless Sink by Maja Ganszyniec

Potato Chips by Cyrille Najjar (Design Products).

Potato Chips by Cyrille Najjar

The Fastest Clock in the World by Freddie Yauner (Design Products).

Exhausted Cutlery by Kathryn Hinton (Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery).

Exhausted Cutlery by Kathryn Hinton

Tired Light

May 4th, 2008

Tired Light by Carsten NikolaiClusters by Carsten Nikolai

This is some recent work by Carsten Nikolai on display at the gallery EIGEN +ART in Berlin. On the left you can see one of his ‘Tired Light’ works, on the right ‘Clusters’. I want both.

Ivo_03

April 8th, 2008

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This is Ivo_03, designed by Asymptote for Meta. Normally I don’t like glas tables, but this one is different …
It will be on display next week at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan (the annual international furniture fair). Wallpaper.com has a preview with a Google map so you know where to go next week.

Glove Chain

February 14th, 2008

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Glove Chain‘ by Regine Rack.

3600 kcal Necklace

February 2nd, 2008

3600_kcal_necklace.jpgThe 3600 kcal necklace by Jeannette Jansen.
found at NOTCOT

Pencil Shaving

December 23rd, 2007

sharpening.jpgI’m a little afraid that the delivery time for this Pencil Shaving necklace is a little too long for a last minute gift. Unfortunately it’s only available Down Under and it was designed by Victoria Mason.

Cutt

December 10th, 2007

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Cutt, silver cutlery by Buchegger, Denoth, Feichtner Design.
found @ yatzer

Edeltraud

October 7th, 2007

edeltraud.jpg‘Edeltraud’, a silver necklace by Büro Baumann.
found @ anygivenname.org (bookmark!)

Sugar Cage

September 24th, 2007

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‘Sugar Cage’ by Sofie Lachaert and Luc d’Hanis. For sale at Droog Design.
Discovered at ‘Made In Gent‘.

Bunny Hop

August 24th, 2007

bunny.jpgOrigami Bunny Hop Necklace, made of sheet silver.


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