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).
The Aftermath by Caroline Tattersall (Ceramics & Glass).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Potato Chips by Cyrille Najjar (Design Products).
The Fastest Clock in the World by Freddie Yauner (Design Products).
Exhausted Cutlery by Kathryn Hinton (Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery).
My favorites Swedes of Front Design also presented new work this week. This first project is called ‘Shade’, they are hand drawn objects which are materialized like illustrations. I guess you remember their Sketch Furniture project.
‘Randomly Crystallized’ was commissioned by Swarovski for their Crystal Palace. Front Design merged precision-cut crystals with hot liquid crystal to create these unique objects. I find this lamp more interesting than the vases they did.
Fabbriche, a very nice collection of vases and a glass by Rosaria Rattin for Kose.
You still need to do some last minute Christmas shopping and you still live at “Hotel Mama”?
I’m sure she will appreciate this vase.