• Objectify Me Updates

September 29, 2008

Objectify Me: Craig Foltz unexplains the golf ball

I suppose that the story behind the evolution of a golf ball is no different from many of the other bulk items we surround ourselves with. Initially, the golf ball was built from organic materials found in the local environment (some sources mention goose feathers, others mud and tree … 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 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 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 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