The biggest news this week is the Milan Design Week. For the best coverage of the event see reports from Core77, Dezeen and Fast Company. The Dapple light (above) is from Reiko Kaneko which has tiny mirrors inside the veneer lampshade giving a disco ball light effect.
Table, Bench, Chair by Sam Hecht from Industrial Facility for Established and Sons has different models that use a combination of an oak plank and bent beech wood frames. The range was inspired by Tokyo metro seating.
Tim Brown, CEO of Ideo is releasing a book, Change by Design. "This book introduces design thinking, the collaborative process by which the designer’s sensibilities and methods are employed to match people’s needs with what is technically feasible and a viable business strategy. In short, design thinking converts need into demand" and "this book is for creative business leaders who seek to infuse design thinking into every level of an organization, product, or service to drive new alternatives for business and society."
Prime and Earcandy are 2 new updates to the existing Jawbone design from Fuseproject. ">>Jawbone PRIME brings consumers even better audio quality, improved comfort and fresh, fun color choices. EARCANDY is a summer color burst, to bring self-expression and a smile to our line-up. The 4 colors represent great skin-tone complements and contrast, as well as personal style one cannot resist, this reinforces the basic notion that anything that the consumer wears makes a statement, and it should be designed as such...this is what we call EARCANDY. This release continues Aliph’s tradition of marrying technology and design to deliver the best Bluetooth headset on the market." Fuseproject blog.
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