Category Archives: Eco-chic

Luxury Design is now Organic.

The times have changed since gold foil was the ultimate in luxury.

$_1With the emergence of the organic movement, identity design has also evolved. Quirky graphics, humor, simple, non-elaborate designs, muted and textured finishing. This is the new luxury. (Source: David Rogers, We Are Pure Design Agency).

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The Maker Movement.

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“Maker” is a feature-length documentary that looks into the current maker movement in America – a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together fueled by passion and powered by the advent of new technologies.

The “Maker Movement”, sometimes called the “Third Industrial Revolution,” subverts traditional manufacturing by building on innovative concepts such as open source, local manufacturing, crowd funding, and digital fabrication. Breaking the hobbyist movement stereotype, “Maker” delves deep into this ecosystem of design and manufacturing in the Internet era. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement – and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age.

If you’re at all interested in the evolving world economy, the grassroots movement and the generation of do’ers then this is a must see.

Live well,

Brenda.