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Monday September 10th, 2007

furniture, student design by 6

benedict calland

one of the things i loved about last year’s icff was the was designers were integrating textiles into furniture and lighting. there’s something about the hand-crafted feel and softness of textiles that really appeals to me. so i was pleasantly surprised to hear from designer (and recent northumbria graduate) benedict calland about his work. benedict…

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Wednesday September 5th, 2007

guides, student design by 0

student design

core77 built a fantastic resource for design students called hack 2 school. full of great advice on classes, work and promoting your work, this is one guide you won’t want to miss if you’re a student or designers fresh out of school. i got to add a little bit to the blog section but the…

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Tuesday September 4th, 2007

artwork, paper, student design by 8

mister charlesworth

hearing from students has got to be one of my favorite things in the world. there’s something about the world of art and design school that i find endlessly inspiring and creative. so naturally i was thrilled to hear from british artist emily morris who just graduated from design school in the uk this summer….

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accessories, student design by 9

christine misiak

designer christine misiak emailed me over the weekend and i was blown away by her new/old tea sets. based in durham england, christine created her unique tea sets as her final project at northumbria university. afterwards she showed the set at the 2007 new designers exhibition where she received the peter walker award for innovation…

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Wednesday July 25th, 2007

artwork, student design by 7

pratt in copenhagen

as i continue to blog and work on d*s, the one consistent love i have in the design world is student work. i’m always drawn to student shows and exhibitions far more strongly than the big fairs at javits each year. something about the raw talent and creativity they exude is endlessly inspiring for me….

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Friday July 20th, 2007

student design by 7

jobs [needed and offered]

every now and then i meet an inspiring student or designer looking for work and want to offer any help i can give. when i was down in savannah at scad i met two such students, lillian farag (that’s her work above) and kimb james. both were students in the fibers department and are highly…

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Monday June 11th, 2007

furniture, student design by 1

constance swinderman

i wasn’t able to get a good photo of constance’s beautiful sea urchin ottoman at icff. constance was part of the risd/swarovski project that i was ready to move into- her piece was playfully dotted with crystals along the ribbing for such a sleek but fun design. you can view the rest of the collection…

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Friday May 18th, 2007

Thursday May 17th, 2007

accessories, artwork, student design by 4

shopSCAD

one of the (many) highlights of my trip was a visit to shopSCAD. i’ve seen a lot of art school shops and i’ll have to say, SCAD is in a league of its own. i was scheduled to stay there an hour (which i thought was nearly impossible) but i could have easily stayed for…

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Wednesday May 16th, 2007

student design by 8

savannah

i’m heading home today but i just wanted to share a quick sneak peek of what i’ll be posting on thursday from my scad trip. this has, without a doubt, been the most inspiring design trip i have ever made. the students working here are creating pieces that have opened my mind and changed the…

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Monday May 14th, 2007

Monday May 7th, 2007

furniture, student design by 1

tokujin x moroso

robert at designguide sent over this great video he shot during the milan furniture fair. i wish i’d been able to video tape portions of the fair but thankfully robert masterfully shot many of my favorite shows- including tokujin yoshioka exhibition using more than three million carefully arranged straws. you can watch above or click…

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Friday May 4th, 2007

student design by 22

d*s scholarship winners!

thousands of you voted (thank you!) and the results are in: we have our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the first-ever d*s scholarship. i just wanted to thank all of the talented students who took the time to enter the scholarship contest and share their work with us. it was an honor to…

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Wednesday May 2nd, 2007

student design by 3

scholarship voting

just a reminder: the d*s scholarship finalists are up and the polls are open. everyone has until friday at 8 am to cast their vote. the winners will be announced on friday…click here to meet the finalists and cast your vote.

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Tuesday May 1st, 2007

student design by 28

d*s scholarship: VOTE

time has slipped away from me and i just realized i’ve got to get my scholarship funds to the hard-working students who applied to the contest. the applicants are about to graduate so in the interest of time i’ve decided to forgoe the podcast portion of the scholarship and instead let the students’ work speak…

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Friday April 20th, 2007

design shows, student design by 2

students in milan

today i was like a kid in a candy store- i focused entirely on student and independent design in milan and was so, so thrilled with the results. i spent most of my day in an area known as the tortona checking out dutch, japanese, french and british design work- along with a great selection…

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Tuesday April 3rd, 2007

Friday March 16th, 2007

student design by 2

d*s scholarship

i’ve been so swamped with work at hg that when i looked up and saw 30 new scholarship applications in my inbox i didn’t even realize it was because the deadline was yesterday. in honor of my own lack of awareness i’ve extended the deadline to monday, march 19. know someone in school? teach design…

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Thursday March 15th, 2007