Archive for the ‘Design Competitions’ Category

Moleskin 2.0 Exhibition Entry

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

I entered the Moleskin 2.0 Exhibition contest. My idea is to use the fore-edge of the notebook. When you fold the notebook length-wise (when the spine practically touches the long edge of the back cover), the fore-edge of the pages fan out. Only when the notebook is folded this way, does a subway map clearly appear. This is due to the fact that the map is printed on the edge while the notebook is positioned like this. You can hide the fact that you are consulting a subway map and be spared the embarrassment and scorn from locals. It’s easier to show you than to explain it.

I was inspired by Martin Frost, a fore-edge painter. I saw his stuff (really amazing stuff) originally on Laughing Squid. Check it out.

Spring Greening Winners

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Congrats to all of the Spring Greening Winners.

Rodrigo Jaroseski’s Phonebook Coffee Table was the grand prize winner. Kumvana Gomani got second for Recycled Plastic Jewelry. And my personal favorite, Richard Jennions’s Book Book Shelf, got third place.

This was a fun little contest. Thanks Inhabitat for putting it together.

Spring Greening

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Spring Greening

My Vacuum Lamp was selected as a finalist in Inhabitat’s Spring Greening contest.

Take a look at all of the finalists, there is some great stuff there. And if you like what you see, please vote.

Vacuum Lamp   Vacumm Lamp

DWR Champagne Cork Chair Show SoHo

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

I went to the DWR Champagne Cork Chair show on Wednesday in SoHo. It was really cool, and hey free booze. My chair was placed closest to the front door, so it was the first thing you saw. Very cool.

I met Tony Nemyer’s (the staff pick winner) father-in-law at the show. Very nice guy. He got Tony on the phone and my sister (who had a couple of glasses of champagne) proceeded to chat to him for some time. Open bar.

The Hue Are You? Designers

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
Hue Are You?      

Here are the designers presenting at Hue Are You?. Some great stuff here:

Alex Birdsall RYB Design
Andrea Claire Bear and Lion
Ben Light Christopher Specce
Elisa Werbler Hello! We Are…
Hugh Hayden Iacoli & McAllister
Jason Miller Kiel Mead
Kyle Cunniff Leah Koransky
Sarah Boatright Kboom Culture
Stanley Ruiz Tim Liles
Uhuru Richard Saja
Evan Clabots Paul Loebach
Heather Dunbar Fred Red
Annie Lenon Shelly Sabel
Simon Arizpe Peter Pracilio
‘Rich, Brilliant, Willing’
Theo Richardson, Charles Brill & Alex Williams

DWR Champagne Chair Contest Winners

Friday, February 20th, 2009

So I didn’t win the Design Within Reach Champagne Chair Contest, but it was a honor being nominated. Here are the winners:

DWR Champagne Chair

Jesse Menayan’s Kub Armchair won the Judges’ Pick

DWR Champagne Chair

Tony Nemyer’s Grape Divine Chair won the DWR Staff Pick

DWR Champagne Chair Winner

Gavri Slasky’s Spring 2009 won the Popular Vote.

Actually, I voted for the Grape Divine Chair. I really like the base, I wonder if he turned it.

DWR Champagne Chair Contest Finalist

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Design Within Reach Champagne Cork Chair ContestShameless plug.

I’m a finalist in a design contest, the Design Within Reach Champagne Cork Chair contest to be exact.

The goal was to design a small little chair model from nothing but the cork, wire, and wrapper from a bottle of champagne. A little strange I know, but a fun little project.

There will be three winners, the Grand Prize, the Staff Pick, and the Popular Vote. The Popular Vote is where you come in.

Please go here and cast your vote for your favorite chair. Mine is the fifth one down, the “Turned Cork Stool”.

If you like a chair more than mine, just lie to me and say you voted for me.

Also, if you have multiple computers, you can vote multiple times (once at work and once at home).

And feel free to pass this along to anybody, the more the merrier.

If you tell two friends, and then they tell two friends, and… well you see where I’m going with this.

Thanks everybody.

DWR Champagne Chair Contest

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

I’ve been meaning to enter this contest for a long time now.

DWR Champagne Chair Contest

I turned a champagne cork on the lathe. An homage to the Eames Walnut Stools.

Cupcake Decorating Championship

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Cupcake Decorating Championship

I went to the Cupcake Decorating Championship last night, part of Ignite NYC. It was a lot of fun, people came up with some great stuff. I went with a My Name is Earl cupcake, mostly because I had a circuit board that says “Hi, my name is Earl.” I think I ripped it out of a magazine or something.

Get Lit: Lighting Competition

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

I entered the Get Lit lighting competition held by Tree Studios in Chicago. I didn’t get in, but after seeing the winners I can’t feel too bad about it. Some of them are incredible.

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