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Quick look into an ongoing project at Uni.
A mock-up/research video that explores todays context of use and cooking.
Identity : Indian Design
India Design Forum planted this seed in my head last year at their event in Mumbai. A lot of speakers, panelists were asked of their opinion on Indian Design, but in the end, I was still unsure of what they meant.
Today, after almost a year, I sit in London talking to a friend and constantly trying to find the answers of what it really means and I find nothing.
Browsed through some images from India art fair 2014 in New Delhi and The Kala Ghoda festival in Mumbai last week; and I stumbled upon these images that got me a little _
Is Indian Design about celebration of crafts + technology, or is it just kitsch? How can we identify the nature and the motifs of Indian Design and make it more than just kitsch?
The new trending magazine like AD India, which I absolutely love! brings together all kinds of designs all over the country, but somehow, it doesnt convince me enough for the matter posted. The matter comes from us. If we produce kitsch products, and promote kitsch products over other possible opportunities, then yes, ofcourse the world will perceive us to be adhoc. Is there a chance for other possible opportunities? That celebrates Craft + technology?
What we make, is what we make the world think of us.
What we print in our news, is what we make the world read us as. (rapists)
Food for thought.
At 1100 hrs
Person A: Hello! How are you?
Person B: Good, how are you?
Person A: Good, good.
At 1800 hrs
Person B: Hey, how was your day?
Person A: Good, yours?
Person B: Ah, good!
At 2100 hrs
Person A: Hi,Did you go to that exhibit?
Person B: Yes
Person A: How was it?
Person B: Oh, it was interesting. :)
The other day, I saw a baby in a buggy in the London bus, and the mother gave him the ipad to make him stop crying. And to my deadly surprise, the baby, who hadn’t even learnt to walk, could operate the ipad!
Technology has made its own achievements and contributions to making people’s lives better, but it has also crippled us in many ways and we seem to be ok about it. It goes un-noticed I’d say maybe.
I can virtually snowboard in austria through a friends facebook and virtually visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris. I don’t have to ask a friend to describe her birthday, because I can just go to her facebook page and play her surprise birthday video that her boyfriend posted.
I may never have to ask someone how they’re feeling, because their facebook update says - feeling loved / feeling annoyed / blah blah.
The room for a real conversation refuses to exist in todays changing society.
With the growing applications of technology (apps/games/virtual dating,etc) I don’t think I would feel the need for a human anymore.
Horizontal Square Reticularia 1971
by Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) at the TATE Modern, London.
The simple things.
The problem with our generation is the we dont appreciate the simple things in our lives. We complicate our lives and fill it with unknown people, un-clarified thoughts/doubts, misconceptions, and al the un-necessary things.
I’d like to call us the ‘photographer generation’ too apart from the boomerang generation.
We click pictures for the sheer heck of posting pictures. Later transform them via goodass effects and post them on facebook/instagram/twitter/whatsapp and basically everywhere.
I opened this tiny letter from my best friend.
It is plain simple us.
It is, I’d say difficult to live a simple life.
But I’m going to try:)
Hokema Amazing sound instrument from Germany.
Stumbled upon it through a friend. Desperately want one!
I fail, you fail; We all fail for good:)
I have failed a lot of times in the past, not so much recently- which is a big sign of a big failure! I’ve failed and learnt so many things, but I forgot how it was to fail until recently that I got stuck with a project.
My mind doesnt work, i cant generate concepts for that project!
I am strong believer in concept generation and that it doesnt require a creative to do that! Anyone, any good person, any lay man is capable enough and as good as us designers to create something.
I do not understand why people need ‘time’ to generate concepts. I flow by instincts and somehow I’ve been stuck. I cant do that anymore.
I tried to de-code this and what I found is that- I am afraid of failure.
Some failures get processed, some get thrown away.
Lets see what happens, for now- I’m going to enjoy the process and think about the fruit later! Happy Failures!
Something that will work the best with Indian wives! and Indian houses!
The dimensions of my clothes horse are 56cm long, 32 wide and 23cm high when it is collapsed so it is much easier to store than a conventional clothes airer which are normally awkward sizes and hard to hide when not in use. When in use its dimensions are 56cm deep, 112cm wide and 112cm tall. The shape of my clothes horse when erect allows for good air circulation around the clothes, which will help them to dry faster.
The design comprises a locking arm which keeps the clothes horse in it collapsed form so that when it is being moved and stored between uses it is easier to carry.