In praise of irregular shapes and the infinite curve

Sometimes I think my aesthetic preferences are best summarized by my opinion of furniture. I hate contemporary modern furniture. Though I have only a limited knowledge of the design parameters for terms like “modern”, “classical”, and “traditional”, I do know that contemporary furniture is ugly. Consider the sofa. It’s large, uncomfortable looking, and very…square.

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The design notebook – in the classroom

This is the first post of what I hope will be a recurring series – the design notebook – on this blog. The design notebook is intended to be a participatory exercise, a way to engage with your immediate environment. The idea is to jot down, as often as possible, examples of both good and bad design that you encounter.

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The absolute frame – an anecdote

I remember the first time that I noticed the moon. It must have been a full moon during the summer, when it appears as a giant orb close to the earth. I was shocked because I thought it was a hole in the sky. How could there be hole in the sky?

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