Thursday, January 29, 2009

an end to stuff....

As I have been blissfully reading away about 19th century design, the 21st century design world is really struggling. The New York Times reported yesterday that Domino, Oprah Home and Country Living have all folded. From my point of view as a design professor its great - I found students far too dependent of the media for visual inspiration. From a practitioners point of view- the pressure is off and that monthly phone call from a client telling me she had seen something great Domino and wanted to change the project will end. There was creativity in the styling and some democratic ideas about consuming..."anything was okay-just compose it nicely" But it is another sign that we will really have to rethink the world of design and its purpose.

3 comments:

Alana said...

What! Domino?? I gotta look this up!

Annie C said...

Read the design sponge wake....it goes on and on.

Alana said...

Haha! I agree with you though- nice idea, like you say, democratic...but I can imagine how this is a good thing for a practitioner in domestic space