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Yves Béhar: “Advertising is the price companies pay for being unoriginal.”

NYT interview with the designer (famous for: One Laptop Per Child design) and founder of Fuseproject.

On social activism + design:

What we found is that by bringing together the notions of sustainability and doing good — every six weeks, we do a new collection with a nonprofit and give back 10 percent of our sales to that nonprofit — we created a whole different reason for people to be purchasing and wearing a product, rather than hollow advertising messages. Advertising is the price companies pay for being unoriginal.

On design in 2011:

I truly believe that we’re about to enter a second golden age of design. The first one was in the ’50s and ’60s, when designers like Raymond LoewyCharles Eames, George Nelson and Dieter Rams were shepherds of the brands they were working with. They had influence over the products and how companies communicated and promoted themselves.

To me, this year is the promised year. We spent 40 or 50 years subservient to marketing and advertising, but I think the Internet and social network revolution have really brought a much more direct level of communication. Rather than succumbing to the brand message, people are very centered on the product and their expectations of what the product should deliver as far as relevance, technology, simplicity, sustainability and health.

gean moreno + ernesto oroza: tabloid for design miami 2010

gean moreno + ernesto oroza: tabloid for design miami 2010

Silva/Bradshaw


- from silvabradshaw.com

Multipurpose Wrapping Cloth Helps To Reduce Household Waste – PSFK

- from psfk.com

proletariat chic makes a comeback

- from thesartorialist.com

PUBLIC SCHOOL

Factory Magazine Dot Com.

Factory Magazine Dot Com.

How to Apply 2 – Design Symposium 2010

On Friday, I’ll be speaking at
“>“How to Apply 2 – Design Symposium 2010″

Design (Thinking) And Business
A Sydney Design 2010 Event

It’s a great initiative from Billy Blue, an annual opportunity to discuss the future of design, what we should be teaching tomorrow’s designers, and how we can bring art to business and business to art… I’m excited, but also a little terrified, as I am the last speaker of the day and it’s a 25 minute talk.

Iron Designer at the Powerhouse Museum

On Friday night I had a lot of fun as one of the judges of Iron Designer at the Powerhouse Museum, as part of Sydney Design 2010.

Stripe Generator – ajax diagonal stripes background designer

Crowdsourcing and design – can we afford not to be involved? | Australian Policy Online

Crowdsourcing design is becoming a big issue in design practice. Ross Dawson from Trends in the Living Networks recently wrote an article on how Australia is becoming a global hub for crowsourcing platforms.

Over the past 12 months, new and re-launched companies have sharpened their offer to enable us all to access an enormous market of creatives who are willing to become part of the crowdsourcing game. I'd like to discuss a few models here:

Fashion: Julie Eilenberger

Danish designer Julie Eilenberger pulls the stars down from the sky and makes clothes. As if that wasn’t enough, her blog is a thing of beauty too.

FriendsWithYou

Bio | Daniel Goleman

Working as a science journalist, Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence (Bantam Books) was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half; with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 30 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries.

Goleman’s latest book is Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything. The book argues that new information technologies will create “radical transparency,” allowing us to know the environmental, health, and social consequences of what we buy. As shoppers use point-of-purchase ecological comparisons to guide their purchases, market share will shift to support steady, incremental upgrades in how products are made – changing every thing for the better. Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships, was published in 2006.

SRD CHANGE 09: About

SRD Change is a unique exhibition of graduate sustainable design that often directly challenges conventional expectations. Exhibits are selected from a diverse range of design areas from all of Sydney's top Universities. They feature innovative visual and 3D works, multimedia and even high fashion garments. Held annually since 2004 with healthy annual visitor numbers, we have plans in place to promote our exhibition to an even wider audience.

Tokyo’s urban design role | The Japan Times Online

When governments and corporations are able to connect with residents' passions and potential for action, Tokyo can become an urban forest with a thriving ecosystem where the health of soil, plants, animals and people are deeply intertwined. In the leap from last century's industrial economy to a sustainable future, Japan is poised for an outsized role on the world stage. By focusing on habitats and culture, Tokyo can become a model for a new balance between people and nature in 21st century urban life.

A Place Is Better Than a Plan by Andrew M. Manshel, City Journal 19 October 2009

Small changes are appealing for many reasons. They’re cheap, for one thing. Also, what works can be easily expanded, and what doesn’t work can be as easily terminated or altered. One successful food concession can become two; an unsuccessful stall selling local crafts can be replaced; a planter made from a material that discolors or chips can be replaced with a better one. Contrast that with grand schemes, which can attract broad opposition and be subject to complex political, logistical, and financial obstacles. Once an elaborate design has been committed to, backing away from it—or even altering it—becomes both politically and mechanically complicated. Further, planners have a limited capacity to predict how people will respond to their designs. The larger the project, the more likely unintended consequences become, and the more difficult it is to change course.

:: andy gilmore :: design ::

:: andy gilmore :: design ::

LFSS- Lisa Foo & Su Sim.

For further information regarding LFSS & featured artists please contact us at lfss.reuse@gmail.com
This blog was originally started with the intention to feature our 'green' initiative in creating awesome and fascinating lighting sculptures using all parts of the plastic mineral water bottles. We hope to inspire people from all walks of life to view and re-think about using plastics in a different manner instead of just treating it as waste.
Selected artists of interest will also be featured on this blog to provide a wider range of artistic ideas from different fields.

DESIS NETWORK | Design for social innovation and sustainability

DESIS is a network of schools of design and other schools, institutions, companies and non-profit organizations interested in promoting and supporting design for social innovation and sustainability. It is a light, no-profit organization, conceived as a network of partners collaborating in a peer-to-peer spirit.It is articulated in several DESIS-Local (that are sub-networks within a specified local area). DESIS-International is therefore the framework where the different DESIS-Local coordinate themselves and where some global initiatives are taken.
DESIS-China aims to actively support design initiatives and projects in the field of design for social innovation and sustainability in China. That is, in the fields of the ecological reconversion of production and consumption systems, the social construction of services, and the balanced development of local areas. (more)

LFSS- Lisa Foo & Su Sim.

For further information regarding LFSS & featured artists please contact us at lfss.reuse@gmail.com
This blog was originally started with the intention to feature our 'green' initiative in creating awesome and fascinating lighting sculptures using all parts of the plastic mineral water bottles. We hope to inspire people from all walks of life to view and re-think about using plastics in a different manner instead of just treating it as waste.
Selected artists of interest will also be featured on this blog to provide a wider range of artistic ideas from different fields.