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A Day in the Life of Blu Dot
December's Designer Dailies focuses on a well-known favorite, contemporary furniture design company, Blu Dot. Its founders, John Christakos, Maurice Blanks, and Charles Lazor (who has since left), were college buddies who all appreciated architecture, art, and design, and all of whom were less than thrilled with the furnishings they could afford once they graduated. Rather than simply complaining, in 1997 they formed Blu Dot, with the goal of bringing good design to as many people as possible. Here's a slice of how they get that accomplished.
A Day in the Life of Brendan Ravenhill
This month’s Designer Dailies takes a peek into the working life of Los Angeles-based designer Brendan Ravenhill. The designer, who was born on the Ivory Coast and spent summers on the coast of Maine, studied sculpture at Oberlin College and Industrial Design at RISD. He fell in love with building things when he was a boy, helping his father with carpentry projects. He has collaborated in the construction of a timber frame barn as well as the construction of eight boats, and spent a year as an apprentice welder. It's no surprise, then, that Ravenhill finds his inspiration in the functional beauty of working tools. Let's see how he spends his day.
A Day in the Life of Casey Daurio from Pratt
I thought it might be fun to follow around a student designer to get a better idea of what it's like to be a design student these days (or a student in general!). Pratt Institute Industrial Design student Casey Daurio, who graduates in 2013, gladly offered us the opportunity to peek inside his everyday world. Let's follow him around on the exciting occasion of Pratt Institute's 125th anniversary celebration:
A Day in the Life of Jeni Tu
A former national arts magazine editor and freelance writer with a degree in literature, Jeni Tu studied Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, finished her degree in San Francisco at California College of the Arts, and re-launched her career as a furniture and product designer. Tu lends us the details of a busy day for this month's Designer Dailies.