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i didn't do any blogging or blog-checking while i was in chicago so i just caught up on some of frida's great scandi finds for this week: a beautiful outdoor decorative element called "tin tree" by johan carpner design and some lovely relief mugs from höganäs keramik designed by carl-johan skogh. frida's always got the greatest european finds. click here for frida at husmusen and here for designmouse.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you have a transcript of the talk you gave in chicago? i'm curious...

8:46 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...


my answer would be "thank god, no". but that's because i think i sounded like a blithering idiot. i've been assured i didn't and people seem to have really liked it so here's a summary of what i talked about.

the theme of the conference was urban seduction and the role that urban cities play on the future of design. rather than trying to find a connection between city life and design (which is sometimes pretty self evident in my opinion) i decided to explain the world i knew in city terms. after a chat with ac i realized that, to me, the internet world was the new urban city to me, with blogs acting as diverse neighborhoods. so i introduced what i thought were the most relevant blogs (AT, moco, coolhunting, josh spear, land + living and treehugger and myself) and discussed them in terms of demographics, readership and their potential to help younger designers and manufacturers connect with an audience and their peers.

then i introduced the audience to my neighborhood (design*sponge and brooklyn) and talked about micro trends there and how the web has connected my local designers to the world and how local trends effect global designers.

i was speaking with mostly students so i tried to gear my speech towards how students can use the internet to find support (manufacturers, tips from other designers, press, etc) and feedback on their work. so, in a nutshell, that was what i talked about.


8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting talk. And I have to say that I love that tin tree.....

4:14 PM  

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