bunnyfish adventures

Sungyon came to visit!
October 31, 2008, 1:27 am
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We went to Dutch Design Week (yes, part 2 for me) and also to Amsterdam for Sungyon’s birthday. (Many thanks to Marlous for letting us crash at her place.)

Design Week was less interesting this time than I thought it would be. I may have needed to know more about the things that were there, but it wasn’t as inspiring as I had hoped… There are some photos up on Flickr anyway. Speaking of which, it only shows 200 of my photos at a time, so until I get suckered into paying, seeing some of my older photos may not work.

And since I think my most loyal reader of my blog is Mom (hi Mom!), I’m linking to the slideshow so it’ll be easier for her to look at everything.

October 24, 2008, 9:17 am
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The club I went to a bit ago is mentioned in this New York Times article.

dutch design week
October 20, 2008, 1:55 am
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I went to Eindhoven yesterday to check out some Dutch Design Week exhibits. I will be back again later this week to see the exhibition hall, but there were several stores and galleries around town that were taking part in it.

Later I went to Rotterdam with Robin to see a Teitur concert, of which there are no photos, but the music was nice and the venue was cozy.

4-picture sunday
October 19, 2008, 11:17 pm
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Sustainable Clubbing
October 12, 2008, 6:39 pm
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So last night I went clubbing with Henri and Yoshi for Sara’s research on how to keep a party going without drugs.  We went to WATT, that is incidentally the first sustainable dance club. I’m linking to a few videos that talk a little more about it.

Project Update: Design Manifestation
October 12, 2008, 4:50 pm
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One of the reasons I haven’t posted in a while is because I thought I had my project figured out for Design Manifestation and I got minorly smacked down at tutorial on Tuesday.  My original idea was to design a fondue set for cab drivers, but fondue incidentally is more kitchy and less high class here (and possibly everywhere else) than it seems to be in the States.  While I was discussing this with Henri and Yoshi last night as to why a fondue set could work in other respects, I decided to rethink my product.

Assignment recap: come up with a target group and a product that are as exclusive as possible in terms of lifestyle.  Then design the product so that the user is invited to incorporate it into his/her life.  Examples in the past include a tool kit for “cosmo girls” and a lunch box for nuns.

At any rate, I’ve unofficially decided on a spa facial kit for New York cab drivers.  I argue that many cab drivers are toilers, those who work a lot and hard for whatever money they can earn.  They are usually men, while spa treatments and facials are usually targetted towards women (typically those who have the time and money).  However the cab driver faces potentially a lot of stress during his day: traffic, passengers, and a meter constantly reminding him of time and money.  Despite the cab being a symbol of NYC, the driver himself is often not respected nor trusted.  And here is potentially where a little relaxation may be welcome.

Yes?  No?  Maybe?  We’ll see how it goes.

Hooray to CT!
October 11, 2008, 12:11 pm
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Good work!