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Reflections on Design Culture Salon 16: What does design do for citizenship in the age of the consumer?

If ever there was an outcome of Design Culture Salon’s discussion that reflected our political times, then this evening’s was one of them. When it comes to thinking about how design could function in new ways to produce new politics and new forms of citizenship and participation, we all agreed that we are in a moment of ‘existential angst’. 1,228 more words


Vegan Haul

I guess my first real post on here should be about a fairly big change in my life. Recently I’ve started taking major steps regarding what I consume. 198 more words

Peddy Mergui - Wheat is Wheat is Wheat

By infusing the packaging of our most basic commodities with values of prestige and luxury, Wheat is Wheat is Wheat explores the dynamic and often blurred ethical boundaries of design within consumer culture. 360 more words


Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture

Jain, Andrea: Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. (264 p. ISBN 978-0-19-939024-3)

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Elsewhere on the Internet: Tastes for our times

National Geographic’s The Plate takes a look at flavor pairing theory, which is the idea that foods with the same flavor molecules go well together. For example, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and parmesan all share a chemical component called 4-methylpentanoic acid. 622 more words

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Being stuff-less in a place of no-time.

A year ago, I marvelled at the fact that a friend of mine found a beautiful house 500 miles away from where he lived, in a city he had only visited once. 896 more words


The Adidas Superstar Lives On

Adidas will forever be my favourite sports brand. It’s history and longevity is super impressive and one of their most iconic shoes proves it’s here to stay. 130 more words