Product/Design

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tokyo Slim, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    i dunno man, that last one, the flat-surface sink...i can't imagine putting that in my own bathroom. i've had this cough for the past several weeks, and every morning i've been hocking some terrible phlegm that would just look awful travelling across that smooth surface. not to mention what would happen if it got stuck. show me a basin-less urinal, and then you've got something. /andrew [​IMG]
     
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    The copy says desgined to reflect the "changing ways" customers "use vanity units". I want to know what the hell this really means.
     
  3. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Actually I'm preferencial to hugely basined urinals. [​IMG]
     
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    Bring it back Slim Thug.
     
  5. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    not a very good picture of this desk, but I like it. [​IMG]
     
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    I love product design. The more consrtuctive thought put into the dseign, the better.
     
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    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    finally - put your iPod Shuffle to good use:

    linky
     
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    Some argue that places like Ikea and the Target stores bring hip design to the masses, but I really wonder about that.


    I think the problem with Target's designs is that they violate the guideline that form follows functions. Some of their stuff is undeniably cool looking, but at the expense that it doesn't perform what it was supposedly designed for. Stark's products for Target worked better as focal points or pieces of art than lemon juicers, etc... Karim Rashid tried to shake up the design of a soap bottle but those tweaks made it inferior to the standard design.

    Having said all that, I still give stores like Ikea and Target the benefit of the doubt for at least trying to bring design to the masses and making it affordable for the masses. The Arts and Crafts Movement was supposed to bring good design to the masses. While they succeded with coming up with good designs, their products were too expensive for the masses to enjoy.
     
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    The masses don't understand design.
     
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    Pet peeve of mine. If you have a business where people enter and exit through a main entry door, do NOT put door pulls on both sides of the door unless your door swings both directions! I don't care if there is a sign directing you to "push" or not. As designers, you should know that people do NOT READ PUSH/PULL signs until after they have tried using the door. If your door is counter-intuitive, you might as well not have one.
     
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    Pet peeve of mine. If you have a business where people enter and exit through a main entry door, do NOT put door pulls on both sides of the door unless your door swings both directions! I don't care if there is a sign directing you to "push" or not. As designers, you should know that people do NOT READ PUSH/PULL signs until after they have tried using the door. If your door is counter-intuitive, you might as well not have one.

    i have that same pet peeve. DAMMIT i hate pulls on the push side.
     

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