Thierry Mugler took his inspiration from comic-book heroines and science-fiction, from uniforms and medieval armor, from industrial design and futuristic vehicles. The aerodynamic and robot-style looks he invented are now iconic. At the frontiers of reality, his automotive bodywork-clad creatures and cyborgs foreshadow today’s transhumanist endeavors in which body parts can actually be replaced by man-made equivalents. Continue reading Eye On Design: Thierry Mugler, Machinenmensch Robot Suit
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Eye On Design: Randy Polumbo, Flamenco Sculptural Floor Lamp
The works of artist / designer Randy Polumbo are rooted in shapes and concepts that combine the organic with the cosmic, magical, and supernatural. His 2022 Flamenco sculptural floor lamp is instantly recognizable as part of his oeuvre for its hammered aluminum base and colorful hand-blown glass branches and bulbs that resemble sex toys.
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Eye On Design: It’s No Yoke Hands-Free Bag Carrier
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Who’s heard the saying, “My favorite childhood memory is my back not hurting”? I can relate, and maybe you can as well. If you live in an urban area where people take public transportation or walk rather than drive, you’ll notice most folks commuting with a minimum of two bags. I admit that I can’t leave the house for the day without my purse, plus a shoulder bag stuffed with necessities like an extra sweater or scarf, hand sanitizer, snacks, cell phone charger, etc. When you throw an iPad or laptop into that bag, it gets heavy. Add a trip to Trader Joe’s on the way home from the office and imagine the logistics of juggling all those bags. Welcome to my world! Continue reading Eye On Design: It’s No Yoke Hands-Free Bag Carrier
Eye On Design: Morris Hirshfield Slipper Designs Fabricated By Liz Blahd
Between 1913 and 1914, Morris Hirshfield was awarded 24 patents for slipper designs and orthopedic foot devices. Entire pages of the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office are devoted to his slippers variously adorned with pom-poms, rosettes, buckles, tassels, or figure eights and set off by wraparound ornamental trims. Continue reading Eye On Design: Morris Hirshfield Slipper Designs Fabricated By Liz Blahd
Eye On Design: Muppet Babies Chicken Rocket Kiddie Ride
Something that makes me nostalgic for my suburban childhood is seeing the cute Kiddie Rides stationed outside Supermarkets and shops when I’m on vacation. In this Muppet Babies-themed Chicken Rocket (which I will call it, because that is what it is) your child can ride shotgun with baby Kermit, with baby Gonzo (who, apparently, really likes chickens) in the rumble seat. Wee!
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