Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

DX1W/Design For the First World: A Competition

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Design for the First World: The Rest Saving the West
Entry Deadline: May 30th

About the competition: “Our fellows in the first world often come to visit and give us their well intentioned but often very problematic “solutions”. We thought, why don’t we pay back? Dx1W is a competition for designers, artists, scientists, makers and thinkers in developing countries to provide solutions for First World problems…”

To learn more, visit: Design For the First World : The Competition.

Tom Dixon Q&A for The Moment

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview British designer Tom Dixon for T Magazine. We spoke about his presentation at this year’s ICFF, which featured his new INDUSTRY line, the first in a series of limited-edition, self-published books, and a hands-on booth called Flash Factory. And, most interestingly, Dixon revealed his thoughts on the next phase of the design industry.

Click here to read The New York Times “The Moment” story!

Check out my new site:!

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

I recently launched a new arts and culture destination site called It’s a strong complement to the blog, I think. Check it out to see some of the week’s coolest news in design, art, photography and fashion. Thanks!

LM.affair’s Geometry Lessons

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Check out artist and designer Lincoln Mayne‘s new geometrically-inspired t-shirt collection, Geometry Lessons, at To order, visit!

Less & More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Check out my review of Gestalten‘s new Dieter Rams monograph at! It’s a comprehensive look at one of the 20th century’s most influential industrial designers…

*image courtesy of Gestalten, © Gestalten 2010