The biggest trend in design today is “personalization”, the late painter and sculptor Eva Hesse spoke of personalization before many of us were even born! She was speaking in terms of her art when she said,“It just seems to me that “personal” in art, if really pushed, is the most valued quality & what I want so much to find in & for myself.”
You know how much I love my white walls and the uber sleekness of contemporary design. Today I came across a post at deZeen.com and discovered the world of Japanese product designer Naoto Fukasawa. He makes accessible, functional and simply gorgeous small appliances for your kitchen under the brand name Muji.
Have you ever stopped to think about how design impacts your health and well-being? Design is just not working if it doesn’t make you feel good and that is what Mr. Steam is all about. One of my experiences on the Modenus Blog Tour Vegas was to attend Modenus Talks. This was a day long, interactive meeting of design minds and it is where I heard Martha Orellana, AKA Mrs. Steam, seduce us with the physical and mental benefits of steam.
“People First Innovation” is the guiding principle behind Toto, the world’s largest manufacturer of bathroom fixtures and fittings. TOTO is an un paralleled luxury brand creating beautiful and functional fixtures for the bath. What really impresses me is that at the same time the are heavily focused on water conservation, a leading global concern that needs more attention here in the US.