• Modern Scandinavian Design: Timeless, Tasteful, Tough

    It is without doubt that modern Scandinavian design has been widely accepted as an example of an excellent design practice, and it does deserve every single praise and applause it gets. But how do we define what is modern Scandinavian design? It is neither modernism nor post modernism, and it seems artistic, yet not opulent like Art …

  • No one knows what it means, but it’s provocative.

    Good design is elusive. It morphs and changes from culture to culture, time to time and place to place. However, the presence of good design awards points to the idea that there is a universally agreed sort of design excellence. I personally think that these design awards represent a snapshot of what is considered good design …

  • Is Spaceship Earth an auto or manual drive?

    The radio documentary about Richard Buckminister Fuller and his visions for a sustainable, efficient world was exactly as I expected. In my previous post about sustainability, I mentioned that sustainability was about being efficient in usage, as well as being innovated in creation. Fuller is the avatar of those ideals. Although his predictions and inventions …

  • Welcome to Lagos and Goodbye to waste

    After watching the documentary, I feel that the people living in Lagos are an extremely resourceful group of people, and all this is driven by strong needs. As the saying goes, “There is no greater driver of technology than war”, and at it’s core essence, these Nigerians are essentially fighting a war for existence. Their technology …

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