Archive for the ‘People I want to be when I grow up’ Category

AmDC presents USE ME

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

The Noho Design District was the place to be this year for Design Week. Tons of great shows within a few blocks of each other, about a dozen in The American Design Building at 45 Great Jones alone.

McMasterpieces was a very fun exhibit and Lindsey Adelman’s work is so amazing, but I was primarily there for the American Design Club’s Use Me show. I had the extreme pleasure of showing my Secret Passageway Switch among all of the incredible designs.

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Model Citizens, the dust is settling

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Design Week is still pretty much a blur, but it was fantastic. The Model Citizens show was fantastic. Not only was the Chelsea Art Museum one of the greatest spaces to show at, but it could hold over 90 amazing designers and artists. One of the best shows I’ve ever been a part of.

The Model C show is also getting a lot of great press:
Cool Hunting
New York Times
New York Magazine
Design Milk

Thank you Mika, Kris, and Tiffany for making it such a great experience.

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Brothers Dressler

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

I’m loving these wooden toys by Brothers Dressler. They call them Cutlets because the material comes from cast off material from other furniture projects. Do yourself a favor and check out their work.

Carla Diana

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Carla Diana Open Studio at MAD Carla Diana Open Studio at MAD

I had the pleasure of meeting Carla Diana last week at MAD Museum’s Open Studios. Carla is a product designer/artists who is doing some very interesting work with some deceptively simple projects. Pieces light up and make sounds through very simple interactions, a lot of fun. If you get a chance, check her out at MAD.

In the small world department, Carla and I were booth neighbors at last year’s Model Citizens show.

Carla Diana Open Studio at MAD Carla Diana Open Studio at MAD

Milton Glaser

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

I B.Light NY - take 1

Saw the incredible Milton Glaser speak at the fantastic CreativeMornings. The man and his work are very impressive. Do a Google image search on “Milton Glaser” if you don’t believe me.

Thanks for making it happen Tina.

Please excuse my sorry attempt above.

swissmiss Article

Monday, November 15th, 2010

swissmiss Article

This image is from an article in a Swiss newspaper. I have no idea what the article actually says, but it is about Tina Roth Eisenberg (better know as swissmiss). So I can all but guarantee, that it is a gushing article filled with nothing but incredible things to say about an amazing person. For those of you who don’t already know (all two of you probably), Tina is a blogger extraordinaire, a fantastic designer, and a bringer together-er of people.

If you can read Swiss, here is the full article.

Oh and what’s that in the top right corner? I’m just saying.

Apartment Therapy’s New York Design Meetup

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Next Wednesday (the 10th) I will be giving a short talk about Lake Log Lamps and my experience with this year’s Apartment Therapy Designer Showcase. AT holds these fantastic monthly Meetups, there are typically two or three short talks (about 5 minutes) by new/student designers and then a headlining established designer. There is wine and cheese and all of that.

The other two opening speakers are designers who were in the Showcase as well, Charles Constantine (Life Goes on Until it Doesn’t) and Jeremy Pickett (Brann Pendant Lights). The main event will be Kevin Sharkey, Senior Vice President and Executive Editorial Director, Decorating, and Executive Creative Director, Merchandising for Martha Stewart Living Omninedia, Inc. (that’s some title).

If you can make it, please come on by.

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Table for a cause

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

AFH Table
Image taken by Naho Kubota

A couple of weeks back I worked on a table with C-Lab, Design Compendium, One Pot, Limn Architects, Highlands Dinner Club, and Architecture For Humanity. It was for the Design Like You Give a Damn Live celebration at the Armory on Park Ave in NYC. The goal was to get all of these great thinkers and incredibly capable people to sit down to a meal together, see what could be accomplished in such a short time (the meal and the table), become inspired, and basically change the world for the better. Simple, right?

AFH Table AFH Table
Images taken by Naho Kubota

The project was on a very tight deadline, the table was built in two days. The first day (the one I had a part in) was gathering materials, cutting all of the pieces, redesigning on the fly, and starting to put the thing together. We did all of this at the studio. The second day (I wasn’t there for that) was a lot of finishing work and putting it all together at the Armory.

AFH Table AFH Table

From the final images I can tell that it came together great (side note: the Armory is awesome). I got to work with some very talented and, more importantly, really great people. I’m very proud to have a small part in this project.

The Plans for the AFH Table

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Egg Bot

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

I have got to get my hands on one of these. The Egg Bot is an art robot. More precisely, an incredibly clever printer, only instead of printing on flat paper, it prints on round things. Eggs, Christmas ornaments, golf balls, and my particular favorite, light bulbs.

Image from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

The designs it’s capable of creating are so cool. With light bulbs like these, who needs a lamp shade?

A cool video demo on Martha Stewart.

Sensual Wood Turnings

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Siegfried Schreiber is an incredible wood turner. He makes some beautiful shapes that he calls sensual, and I couldn’t agree more.