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Kevin Kelly: Predicting the next 5,000 days of the web

Being that DeTank has been running on the internet for a total of 111 days and is entirely reliant upon the world wide web in order to exist, Kevin Kelly’s account of the internet's 5,000 day evolution highlights the enormous potential of design.
In this video, Kelly offers a fascinating look into what the next 5,000 days may have in-store for this, seemingly endless, virtual world.

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(photo: Benders & Stevens Fotografische Vormgeving)

Lotte Van Laatum

Focussing on the social-cultural and ecological aspects of design, Lotte Van Laatum’s geographical wooden chopping boards and, in particular her tree cabinet made from dutch elm, demonstrate how simple methods of biomimicry can create truly elegant design.

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The Cult of Simplicity - David Pogue: When It Comes To Tech, Simplicity Sells

David Pogue: When It Comes To Tech, Simplicity Sells

New York Times columnist David Pogue takes aim at technology’s worst interface-design offenders.

He even goes as far as breaking into song, in this lively, memorable presentation on the importance of simplicity as it relates to tech design.

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Design and the Elastic Mind, MoMA 2008 - Photo: Richard Perry/The New York Times

Design and the Elastic Mind

Paola Antonelli presents her curatorial approach to one of MoMA’s most uplifting and inspirational exhibitions, ‘Design and the Elastic Mind’.

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Paul Cocksedge 'Pole' for Established & Sons 2008

Established & Sons: Paul Cocksedge

Interviewed at the Established & Sons presentation in Milan 2008, Paul Cocksedge speaks on two pieces, 'Pole' and 'Veil', that explore new methods of conducting light.

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Tejo Remy Rag Chair - Reclaiming Design Video

Reclaiming Design

Organised by Inhabitat and hosted at HauteGREEN in New York, Reclaiming Design was an event that attempted to tackle the notions of recycling and reuse so pertinent to our design industry today.

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Y Water - Designed by Yves Behar of Fuseproject

Yves Behar: Creating objects that tell stories

Designer Yves Behar digs up his creative roots and discusses everything from his iconic Leaf lamp to his clever Y Water bottle.

His inspiring story relays the possibilities of fusing gotta-have-it design with social responsibility and projects the idea that perhaps form is far more to function than a simple follower.

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'The Idea of a Tree' by Thomas Traxler © 2008 Thomas Traxler

Thomas Traxler, Autonomous furniture

Inspired by the nature of a tree Thomas Traxler, a recent IM graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven, has created an autonomous mechanical production process in order to create objects which convey the story of their own development.

See for yourself.

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'The Moaster' by Freddie Yauner

Freddie Yauner "The Moaster"

As part of his 'Because We Can' series of domestic objects, Freddie Yauner has designed 'The Moaster', the highest popping toaster in the world.

His project aims to produce extreme or superlative products, using slogans such as 'the biggest, the best, the fastest', as a critique of the current state of design and consumerism.

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Ross Lovegrove - ©Ross Lovegrove

Ross Lovegrove: The Power And Beauty Of Organic Design

Although egotistical at times, ok, most of the time - not often you hear someone liken their work to a “21st century Henry Moore” - Lovegrove certainly gets you thinking about design. While presenting biomimicry at its finest, the Welsh-born designer, one of the true pioneers of his field, lays out the bare boned facts of his philosophy on design.

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Light Blubs by Pieke Bergmans

Pieke Bergmans, Melted & Light Blubs

Pieke Bergmans talks to designguide.tv about 2 of her projects, Melted & Light blubs, which she presented during the Salone del mobile 2008. The Light Blubs are a series of crystal lamps, designed by Pieke Bergmans, in cooperation with Royal Crystal Leerdam. The lamps are all unique handcrafted crystal pieces, equipped with leds by Solid Lighting Design.

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Philippe Starck ©Jonathan Root at Rabih Hage

Philippe Starck: Why Design?

The illustrious French designer, Philippe Starck, spends a full 18 minutes pondering the very notion of ‘Why design?'. Starck offers up some brilliant insights alongside catchy anecdotes - all in the name of a superior toothbrush.

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Cupola by Barber Osgerby for Meta

Meta launch in Milan

Designguide.tv speaks with BarberOsgerby about their pieces for Meta and the concept behind the company.

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Paola Antonelli: Treating Design as Art - TED Talks

Treating Design as Art: Paola Antonelli

Since she stepped back from practicing architecture in order to focus on writing about design, teaching and curating gallery exhibitions, Italian native Paola Antonelli has become a force to be reckoned with in the design world.

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Is it art or is it design? In this video, key figures from the design industry comment on the impact of an increasingly difficult genre to define - that of DesignArt.

Movie produced by Max Fraser and Aaron Stone.

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