Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Design for All


A great ad and a long overdue thank you to the work of unknown industrial designers everywhere (OK and perhaps those unknown fashion and interior designers and architects too). While a few known names seem to get all the pub, some of which are not even real industrial designers but actually architects in disguise, most industrial designers toil in anonymity all day and all night in search of that perfect balance between form and funtion. The little bit of satisfaction a good design can bring to consumer experience is what makes it all the wortwhile to any good industrial designer. Not sure why Isaac Mizrahi got to sneak his name into this ad, but the otherwise generic utilitarian approach is a nice way in which to raise the level of awareness and educate the often too materialistic brand oriented American consumer pays to good product design.

4 Comments:

Blogger jon said...

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October 2, 2005 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Jim Naka said...

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October 9, 2005 at 2:35 AM  
Blogger alex said...

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October 13, 2005 at 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help me Dude, I'm lost.

I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw Elvis in the supermarket yesterday.

No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new plasmatv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a plasma tv .

Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger then I'm gonna go home and ask Michael Jackson to come round and watch that waaaay cool surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on my new plasma tv .

And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .

"You give me love and consolation,
You give me strength to carry on "

Strange day or what? :-)

October 14, 2005 at 11:14 PM  

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