Today, I visited the Arts and Crafts Cooperative in Berkeley, CA. Towards the back, I noticed a set of bowls that had really interesting glaze on it. The top was a glossy blue while the bottom had been textured to look like wood. It was one of those rare moments where I immediately felt that I had to tell the artist how awesome I thought this was. So, Itsuko Zenitani – map props. Your ceramics work is stunning.
And more at First Things First 2014 Manifesto
“There are pursuits more worthy of our dedication. Our abilities can benefit areas such as education, medicine, privacy and digital security, public awareness and social campaigns, journalism, information design, and humanitarian aid. They can transform our current systems of finance and commerce, and reinforce human rights and civil liberties.”
The Tea Cup SlingsHOT
A *great* idea.
Who Made Your Clothes T-shirt
These shirts are made from certified organic cotton and printed with chemical-free, seaweed-based dyes. They were made at a geothermal, solar-powered factory. You can’t get much greener than that.
Mike Monteiro – How Designers Destroyed the World
Mike calls for designers to be responsible about what we put out into the world. It’s a great talk that’s delivered with a ton of passion. Great to watch if you are in a I-want-to-stand-up-for-my-work mood.