I’m hanging out with designers from all over our beautiful planet these days. It’s a soul filling experience to hear them talk about their inspirations and then to see their visual portfolios. As many have said recently – we’re in a new age of design, where it’s not isolated to big corporate brands or labels found on everyday things.
Instead what I’m seeing is humans expressing a desire to rethink [borrowing a TEDxRainier theme] the ugly world around them; where the expression is hand crafted beauty. We don’t want to accept the old world of ugly aesthetics. We have proven in recent years that humans can create beautiful things – especially in the industrial world which rewards mechanical efficiency and materials optimization.
I’ll try to add some of my own primitive sketches to give you a sense of what my beautiful thoughts are. Meanwhile go find something hand crafted and report back.