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Why is Australian design so cool?

January 24, 2010

Why is Australian design so cool?

Not a rhetorical question. This is a hodgepodge sample, for sure, and spans decades, but all of it seems to partake of some form or other of adventurousness.

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Cynthia Maxwell, cool science design nerd girl

December 11, 2008

Cynthia Maxwell, cool science design nerd girl

Cynthia Maxwell, who is not only a mechanical engineer who has just finished a PhD on “Sound Synthesis from Shape-Changing Geometric Models” at Berkeley and has been part of the audio group at Apple and has worked for NASA, she also has a great eye and a sense of humour.

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The Saturday Generation

December 5, 2008

The Saturday Generation

The Cave Room (above), the Projection Room, and the Xanadu Room (below) are from “The Bloomingdale’s Book of Home Decorating,” 1973, by Barbara D’Arcy. D’arcy was famous for her wild display rooms actually constructed inside the Bloomingdales store in New York in the 1960s and 70s.

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