Solid little essay from Jeremy Faludi, Seattle's own eco-preneur artist, innovator and upcoming green design guru. Faludi's work may also be found at WorldChanging.

"Design must return to the simple, naked essential. In America 2001, we are inundated with a dizzying array of objects, of forms, of styles, of marketing, which has alienated us from the direct experience of the world. To remedy this assault of artifice, we must strip down the forms we create to lay bare their essential nature--if the object's nature be a mechanism, that mechanism must be shown; if the object's nature be a certain function, the object must speak entirely and solely of that function..." Read More...


Post a Comment

<< Home

Current Events:
  • Rose Colored News
  • Whatreallyhappened.com
  • World Social Forum
  • Angry Arab Blog
  • Cost of War Counter
  • Today in Iraq
  • Iraq Coalition Casualty Count
  • National Debt Counter
  • Local Olympia Organizations That Rock:
  • Ampersand Printing
  • Danger Room Comics
  • Last Word Books
  • Rec the Place Fantastic
  • The Freechild Project - Awesome Alternative Education Resources
  • Olympia IWW League
  • Freecycle - Local Online Free Stuff Recycling System!
  • Soundout.org - Promoting meaningful student involvement
  • Olympia/Rafah Sister City Project
  • Lab-O - Hip-Hop Production from Olympia to Chicago!
  • Oly Blog
  • Evergreen's Community Blog