Monday’s quick start: Botanical Garlands by Anna Bond


Romantic sweet and above all beautiful … that is how I would like to describe my new party garland. Perhaps you recognise the illustrations yes they are by my favorite stationery designer Anna Bond from Rifle paper & co. Chronicle books teamed up with Anna to make a garland that is super useful. The box comes with 80 circles, 72 alphabet tiles and 8 decorative tiles, so you can create any word you need to use for the specific party or event. Names, Happy Birthday, Welcome, just married or else … you can use it over and over again….


All images by me, irene

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Better World by Design: Day Two


Moving up the hill from RISD’s campus to Brown’s, the second day of Better World by Design started off on a good foot with panel discussions taking place across the university’s campus. “How do we define local food, when the nearest oranges are from Florida?” was a question raised at the Local Food Realities panel. The other panels covered topics like designing for others and persuasive communication, integral facets of the design process.

bxd12-02-01.jpgNoel Wilson, lead designer with Catapult Design, speaking on developing tools to alleviate poverty within disadvantaged communities.

After a break mingling over baked potatoes from the Providence Potato Company and Recycle-a-Bike, speaker sessions followed with Noel Wilson of Catapult Design starting off the first session. Wilson championed design research in a suitcase, concluding by asking the audience, “How might we survive the ‘hype’ in socially motivated design and still have the freedom and budget to iterate?” No one seemed to have the answer, but it spurred more thoughts and questions from the filled auditorium.

bxd12-02-05.jpgThe SparkTruck.

Between speakers was a presentation from Jason Chua and Eugene Korsunskiy, two of the guys behind “SparkTruck,” an educational maker-space on wheels, which aims to spread the fun of hands-on learning and encourage kids to find their inner maker. This past summer, SparkTruck has been driving across the country, and, fortunately for the folks at BWxD, they were able to make a stop on Brown’s main green. The idea was born out of a thesis project at Stanford when a team of six students was surprised at the lack of hands-on building in schools due to tight budgets and testing requirements. They decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign to create SparkTruck, outfitted with every gadget needed to make a mobile hacker station for kids to explore making and technology. Six months later, they arrived in Providence, giving some insight into the work they’ve accomplished and where they hope to go from here.




Free YO! Style Tour

Questo venerdì 5 ottobre, nello store di AW LAB in Corso Buenos Aires 31, Puma e Marracash daranno il via al Free YO! Style Tour che porterà a spasso i protagonisti della passata edizione di Mtv Spit. Inoltre se ti senti MC di un certo spessore e vuoi mostrare quanto fai brutto, scaricati l’app dedicata.

Two Photographers , One Roll of Film

This photographic collaboration between photographers Timothy Burkhart and Stephanie Bassos. This double exposure project allows them to step back from having full control of the image making process and trust in one another while allowing coincidences to happen naturally on film. Stephanie exposes a full roll of 35mm film of only “people,” and Timothy reloads the film again into the same camera, to imprint only “places” and locations to the same roll.


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