• Objectified Updates

September 18, 2008

40 Years of New York Design event

New York Magazine‘s design editor Wendy Goodman and a panel featuring MoMA curator (and Objectified cast member) Paola Antonelli, hotelier Andre Balazs, architect Richard Meier, and designer Murray Moss discuss the city’s influence on their work. Tuesday, September 23, 6:30pm – 8:30pm 65 Fifth Ave. Read More

September 18, 2008

Objectify Me: Debbie Millman and the Yellow Barrette

Our weekly series of guest posts where people we like discuss objects that inspire them One of my favorite things to do as a little girl was visit my father’s pharmacy. I was dazzled by all of the branded boxes that neatly lined the mahogany shelves, and I would … Read More

September 17, 2008

Design world notes: – Marc Newson has been awarded the 2nd London Design Medal. – Naoto Fukasawa’s new designs for Japanese paper company ONAO. [via Design Corner] – Post-War Plastics exhibit of Dieter Rams designs at Vitsoe in London. Read More

September 9, 2008

Design world notes: – Lots of talk in the past week about IDEO’s Project Inkwell device. [via Gizmodo] – Business Week profiles Culture and Commerce, the NYC design agency that scouts new designers for Target, among others. [via Core77] –   Engadget is liveblogging Apple’s … Read More

September 4, 2008

Objectify Me: Steven Heller on Paul Rand’s can

El Producto Cigar Tin, designed by Paul Rand An entire book could be devoted to the designs Paul Rand created for El Producto cigars in the early 1950s – from an advertising campaign, where every week for a year or more he drew a different funny cigar holding … Read More

August 26, 2008

Objectify Me: Alice Twemlow on the shuttlecock

The latest in our series of guest posts where people we like discuss objects that inspire them Despite its diminutive size, the shuttlecock — a 2.7-inch high cone of white feathers stuck into a rounded cork base — seems to me to contain all the time and … Read More

August 25, 2008

Rawsthorn on Newson and the Qantas A380

Double Objectified news action: design writer Alice Rawsthorn profiles Marc Newson and his design for the interior of the new Airbus A380 double-decker “superjumbo” jet for Australian airline Qantas. “Designing an aircraft is like creating a mini-world,” Newson said. “You’re putting people in a confined environment and controlling how … Read More

August 19, 2008

Objectify Me: Marian Bantjes and her toothbrush

For a while now I’ve been ranting about the inexplicable over-design of toothbrushes. Why the toothbrush of all things, has been lavished with unnecessary inlaid plastic, rubbery bits and detailed parts had me worked up to such a degree that I was preparing to write an article about it. Read More

August 13, 2008

Several Objectified interviewees are in the news this week: – The Japan C exhibit opens August 16 in New York, and includes work by Naoto Fukasawa. “Spanning home and fashion accessories to gadgets, food, beauty and pop-culture products, Japan C will be part design exhibition, part bazaar, part trade … Read More

August 11, 2008

Objectify Me: Tim Brown on the Olivetti Valentine

[Note: This is the first in a series of special guest posts, in which people we like discuss designed objects that inspire them. We’ll be posting a new installment of “Objectify Me” every week.] When I first saw this object as an industrial design student, it made me realize … Read More