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IN THE PAST FEW YEARS I HAVE COMPLETED MY MASTERS OF INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE + PRODUCT DESIGN FROM KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (THUS, THE PRAIRIE REFERENCE) + WORN MANY HATS SINCE GRADUATION. STAFFING AGENCY ADMIN ASSISTANT, LOCAL COFFEEHOUSE BARISTA, HEALTH FOOD GROCER SIGN ARTIST & AT LONG LAST, MY FAVORITE ROLE, DESIGNER. THE OUTDOORS ARE MY FIRST REAL LOVE + AN INTENSE PASSION FOR CURRENT CULTURE = DISTINCTLY EDGY, YET GROUNDED MEDIUM THAT CAN SOMETIMES TEETER ON MY TOTTER OF NORMALITY. ENJOY.

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" I’m not quite sure what this collaboration between the French label Feiyue and a collection of artists known as Span-Kidz is all about, but it’s involving wearable tech so I’m quite intrigued.

Whether it is a promotional video that’s intended to go viral or made just for kicks, the video captures the very ethos that drives most designers and artists towards wearable tech in the first place: the ability to defy the laws of physics and make the impossible imaginable. ” via FashioningTech

found while diving into more e-textiles research for my frostbite glove, oh the possibilities are endless!

-h love.

"the utilitarian workshop" is a local custom furniture design company based out of kansas city which uses primarily reclaimed materials for creating all of their work. check out a little sampling of their work above - love it!

The Utilitarian Workshop is a modern furniture company who looks to the past for Inspiration. We offer highly functional, uniquely handcrafted designs for the modern environment with an emphasis on sustainability. Built to add character, spirit, & quality to your environment, our innovative, custom furniture is designed with a green conscience and a history all its own.” via the utilitarian workshop

IX Mirrors by Ron Gilad

"At the Milan Furniture Fair Dilmos presents a series of mirrors that contain historical references combining the present with the past and that, like the nine lives of a cat, represents the possibility of inner lives.

Gilad’s mirrors are simple rectangular wooden frames that have been injected with stories. The reflection of the spectator is no longer only objective but contains more than the present. 

read more: cubeme*


After reading this article this morning, I thought about how every time I go into CB2, I always think to myself how most of their collection is “inspired” by other pieces. I figured I could just line them up side-by-side to see their similarities, so I did. And man, the “inspiration” is sometimes pretty blatant… 
These are just a few of the examples…
(Disclaimer: this may make me hypocritical or something like that, but I have some glasses, a pouf, and some little tchotchkes.)  

After reading this article this morning, I thought about how every time I go into CB2, I always think to myself how most of their collection is “inspired” by other pieces. I figured I could just line them up side-by-side to see their similarities, so I did. And man, the “inspiration” is sometimes pretty blatant… 

These are just a few of the examples…

(Disclaimer: this may make me hypocritical or something like that, but I have some glasses, a pouf, and some little tchotchkes.)  


"the volkswagen ‘bulli’


at geneva motor show 2011volkswagen debuted its ‘bulli’ concept, an electrically powered six-seater compact van with the camper capability of its 1950’s bus models, but featuring communications and infotainment integrated via a removable iPad. based on VW’s 2001 ‘microbus’ concept, the car is a visual departure from the original ‘type 2’ buses (called ‘bulli’ in germany), but houses the same conceptual thinking in a look aligned with the ‘design DNA’ developed by VW for new models.”

continue reading at designboom