Archive for the ‘Expressions’ Category

Sai Tung, please!

February 4th, 2011

Here in the States, we easily think of America as the Land of Food to Go. We have the drive through, the Big Gulp and Starbuck’s lattes with cup cozies. But to walk down my home streets of Bangkok, Thailand is to see the mecca of street food and the hundreds of inventive ways it can be carried. Sai Tung, please!
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Buy me

February 1st, 2011

Commercials have always fascinated me. It occurred to me a few years ago that televisions only exist for the purpose of selling us stuff. Broadcast companies are able to spend millions on 22 minutes of our favorite sitcom because advertisers are willing to pay them millions to show eight minutes of advertisements during the show. Some of the most memorable stories, characters, and moments of my life were made possible by Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, and Ford. And it works! Americans watch, on average, four hours of television every day (or about an hour of commercials every day). Buy me
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In search of the perfect car. A female designer’s perspective.

January 26th, 2011

It should have been a very exciting time. I am in the market for a brand new car and as it is the first time in my entire consumer life I can afford investing in a vehicle fresh from the factory, expectations were high.

In search of the perfect car. A female designer's perspective.
Joyride, designed by Per Brolund

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Evolution of the senses

January 13th, 2011

Tasting colors, seeing sounds or have you heard of actually hearing color hues? It’s a reality for an estimated 1 in every 23 people. (more…)

Navigating the obstacles of the design process

January 5th, 2011

What happens when you’re in the process of perfecting a design and you’re thrown a curveball? (more…)

The 13 year old blogger

December 17th, 2010

How does a 13 year old blogger reach fifty thousand daily viewers?

I recently read in the New Yorker about Tavi Gevinson, a teenage fashion blogger from the suburbs of Chicago. I am sure a lot of people are very familiar with her by now, as she has the fashion world at her feet. The 13 year old blogger

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What’s in a ring?

December 1st, 2010

Design is meant to surprise, delight, inspire, and provoke. It allows us to manifest a point of view and impact how people experience the world. To keep the poetic minds of our designers engaged we find it useful—necessary, in fact—to tease out the elemental powers of creative expression through conceptual exploration. (more…)

LUNAR’s Koo brings home an iF product design award

November 29th, 2010

Christmakwanzakah came early this year for the designers at LUNAR as the organizers of the International Forum Design announced the recipients of the 2011 iF product design awards. We are thrilled to announce that LUNAR’s Koo took home a win in the Advanced Studies category. (more…)

Invisible Iron

October 18th, 2010

At LUNAR, our designers are continually fascinated by the inherent, but often hidden and overlooked, beauty in everyday objects.

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We did it ourselves

August 10th, 2010

We are fresh back from Portland, OR, where a team of LUNAR folks attended the IDSA International conference. We’ve got some impressions from the conference that we’ll be sharing shortly, along with the winners of our DIY design contest, but first we wanted to share with you our own DIY project.

LUNAR at IDSA

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DIY + Emotion + Humor = Win!

April 30th, 2010

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Milan 2010

April 13th, 2010

The Ember light plays with simple form and delightful detail. (more…)

An evolution of traditional art

March 31st, 2010

Created by designer Naoto Fukasawa for Japanese paper company Onao, the ‘siwa’ collection represents an evolution in Japanese traditional art. (more…)

Unexpected Transformations:Twelve Distinct Artistic Views on Self-Rediscovery

January 25th, 2010

Bibimbob showcases 12 Korean designers currently residing in the United States. Two pieces by LUNAR designer, Junggi Sung, will be on display. (more…)

Behold Beauty

May 28th, 2009

Expressions – May 28, 2009: How can design tap into our emotional wiring, stop us in our tracks and create responses in us? An exploration we did at Lunar, loosely based on Don Norman’s Emotional Design, looked at how design can make us stop and think, stop and act, and stop and behold.

In this episode, Lunar’s John Edson, Jeff Smith and Becky Brown talk about this last dimension — the beauty dimension of "stop and behold" — and how it turns out to be the most elusive power of design.

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