Archives For life
(this post is related to my product design class @prattinstitute)This weeks assignment will be to think of light (as in bulb and lamp) design … some quick random thoughts concerning this topic:
- What a bulb could stands for:
- direction and guidance
- A lamp is a piece of furniture, which gives a room it’s character
- As expensive and beautiful a lamp is, most of the time, the cord will be cheap and ugly
- They are great design for desk-lamps, floor lamps, etc… whats about kitchen and bathroom?
- What is the most interesting part? The Light…? or the shadows it creates?
Anyway, here are some very inspiring examples:
85 Lamps Chandelier by Rody Graumann
The Light Drop by Rafael Morgan
This example is featured on this post with lots of other great designs
Bare Light by
Melting light bulb von Propaganda
Funnel by Bevk Perovic
And here are some ideas I scribbled in the train:
Stay tuned 😉
Just wanted to share some notes i took in an evernote notebook for tonight’s class (if someone knows a way to share notebooks to posterous… plz share).
The classic organizer:
My starting point:
For many people, their “desks” are where they live most of the day. And many of these environments are overwhelming disasters.
- Desk organization is not as much “pen and stuff” than it is “cable, cords, light, electro devices.. mgmt)
- There is no more “desk” -> the desk is mobile
- There are enough desk organization boxes and so on, we need better workplaces (space planning, work habits, etc)
- The “best” solution i found on the web
- pictures of workspaces
- kant table (merci @blancpain)
- Ideo office in Palo Alto
- Bounty towels in general 🙂
- Fondue chinoise service
- Camping necessaire
- DIY-Moleskine enclosure
I made a quick solo Brainstorm and thought about the following attributes for Desk organizers:
- Display vs. Hide
- Collect vs. Emphasis
- every object has its place vs. the space is “open”
- movable vs. fix
- on desk vs. off desk
Until now, all that i have are these 7 very well documented ideas 😀
My next project will be to develop concepts for and to design a desk organizer.
So today, I tried to think about "desks", their function (desks once used to act as a symbol of "power"…) and workplaces in general. At the moment, my workplace consists of 1) Macbook Pro 2) HTC My Touch 3) a Moleskine and 4) a pencil ( as well as a sd card, a flash drive some cords and cables as well as headphones) everything fits in a messenger bag. Fabian s post was also very interesting to read, as I use to work at diverse locations too since I'm in NYC (btw: thank you @starbucks for the free wifi).
Do we at all still need desk organizers? what "stuff" needs to be organized?
I'd love to hear your thoughts or even better to see how you organize your desk 😉
For ipod/mp3 owner who use to wrap earbud cable around the player; Prototype 3 a is fun solution. The cutted-out-a-flipflop earbud packaging can be reused as a wire wrapper, which fits in every pocket. The process of rolling the wire is no more laborious than just droping the earbuds in a pocket (yes, this sentence IS copy/pasted from Prototype 2 😀 ). Compared to the packaging of other earbuds, prototype 3 is fully reusable, protects the buds from other objects (keys, coins and stuff you also keep in your pockets), it looks fun and most importantly, the cord storage solution reduces the knot hassle (+it is waterproof… rock on!)
Read about Prototype 1
Read about Prototype 2
@David: something like this?
For on-their-way-music-lovers who use to loosely roll or who randomly drop earbuds in their pockets (and to swear and curse about the cable spaghetti afterwards); Prototype 2 is a simple solution. The recycled earbud packaging can be reused as a cable “sock”, which fits in every pocket. The process of rolling the wire is no more laborious than just droping the earbuds in a pocket. Compared to the packaging of other earbuds, prototype 2 is fully reusable, it looks stylish and most importantly, the cord storage solution reduces the knot hassle.
Read about Prototype 1
Read about Prototype 3
(this post is related to my product design class @prattinstitute)
For digital nomads who need a good looking, simple and elegant solution to carry earbuds, but also flash drives, SD Cards, cords and cables and so many more; Prototype 1 is a pragmatic solution. The sleek earbud packaging can be reused as a cable case, which fits in every bag. Compared to the packaging of other earbuds, prototype 1 is fully reusable, it looks good and most importantly, the cord wind up solution extends the product’s life.