• Urbanized Updates

August 1, 2008

La musique des objets

I was having a conversation with a friend last night about the film, and about the music we’ll be using in it. (I also watched Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil again last night… such an amazing work. It makes me really jealous/insecure as a filmmaker. But that’s a good thing.) … Read More

July 31, 2008

I wish people would be more critical of design, and of designers, who are responsible for designing some pretty nasty stuff. – Marc Newson … Read More

July 31, 2008

Door handle by Marc Newson

July 30, 2008

I think in many ways design is about looking at a diverse range of problems and solving them. But the designs we make aren’t solving anything; they’re meant to ask questions. There’s a lot that’s unknown about these new technologies, so we’re very interested in using design to explore what … Read More

July 30, 2008

Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, London

July 29, 2008

Good music = good design

What’s on Dieter Rams’ reel-to-reel tape player, you ask? Miles Davis, circa 1957, of course! In the late 1950s, jazz was hugely popular in the Frankfurt area, due in part to American Armed Forces radio broadcasts of US jazz groups in Germany. Dieter says that he and his … Read More

July 29, 2008

Thanks everyone!

I just wanted thank everyone for the response to the announcement of the film. It’s been overwhelming, and I appreciate all the emails, interest, and suggestions. And thanks to all the folks who’ve been spreading the word: Design Observer, Daring Fireball, Kottke, Coudal, Core77, … Read More

July 28, 2008

Let’s get Objectified

Greetings, and welcome to the site. Objectified is a documentary about industrial design; it’s about the manufactured objects we surround ourselves with, and the people who make them. On an average day, each of us uses hundreds of objects. (Don’t believe it? Start counting: alarm clock, light switch, faucet, shampoo … Read More

July 27, 2008

Oh, you pretty things

We love the logo that Michael C. Place of Build (a.k.a. the British graphic designer in Helvetica with those crazy hairless cats) has designed for the film, and our first batch of Objectified merch: Can’t read it? Step back a little. Got it? Now get it on … Read More

July 27, 2008

Help wanted: translators

Are you in New York City, and can you speak Dutch, German, French, or Japanese fluently? We’re looking for volunteer translators for a few days in August. If you can help out with any of those languages, or to get more information, please email: info (at) objectifiedfilm (dot) com. Read More