Commemoration

Memories preserved in the physical form by UK design grad Greg Smith

Commemoration, a range of poetic capsules designed by recent Kingston University grad Greg Smith, preserves nostalgia in a tangible realm. Smith’s elegantly crafted airtight vessels “preserve traces of personal scents to trigger memories” after a person has passed away. The secular series not only allows for greater personal sentiment, but it also puts a modern spin on conventional rituals like keeping cremated ashes in an …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Our weekly online snapshot: Big Bang chandeliers, Daft Punk's new track, animated booty claps and more

1. Portfolio Review: Stop Motion Video Animator/Illustrator Kirsten Lepore From her claymation “Booty Clap” to animated vintage board games, Kirsten Lepore’s slightly twisted sense of humor and gift for storytelling make the young artist’s portfolio a fun one to check out on a lazy weekend. 2. Yves Behar for Herman Miller Task Chair Creative Process FastCo Design takes us behind the scenes of the laborious …

Ecopod

With us all increasingly looking for everyday efforts to be more green and care for our planet, why not consider an option for our last day here? Hazel Selina has done just that. The British designer used her background in natural birth to turn her attention to the primal event of death, and its impact on the planet, by creating the Ecopod. Through research she …