Archive for the ‘Meaning’ Category

An Ice Cream Social with Belle-V

November 26th, 2013

LUNAR celebrated the launch of the new Belle-V ice cream scoop and the Museum of Craft & Design’s “New West Coast Design 2″ exhibit with free admission to the museum and free Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous ice cream last Sunday in San Francisco. Thanks to everyone who joined us! It was a beautiful day for delicious ice cream and world-class design.

We took lots of pictures – check them out on our Facebook page here.

Also, stay tuned for other upcoming events – we just might need to make Belle-V ice cream socials a regular thing : )

Read more about Belle-V and our Kickstarter campaign here.

The Tradition Continues

November 1st, 2013

Thanks to everyone who came out for our annual Halloween party Wednesday! There were some impressive costumes this year – between a wrecking ball, a burrito and Sutro Tower, it was a serious close call on who should win our glorious skull prizes.

Congratulations to those who came out on top:

Best: Sock Monkeys
Funniest: Minions
Scariest: Medusa
Craftiest: Family Tree
Best Group: Mariachi Band

We took a LOT of pictures and have captured the best of the best here. In case you missed out, there’s always next year!

Get the scoop! The Belle-V ice cream scoop launches today

October 29th, 2013

The Belle-V ice cream scoop feels great in your hand, works brilliantly and is crafted to last and last.

LUNAR partnered with long time friends Alan Cook and Karl Ulrich to develop Belle-V with the vision of creating a select collection of outstanding kitchen tools for people who love great products. LUNAR designed, tested and refined several dozen ice cream scoop prototypes, eventually optimizing the asymmetric handle and refining the geometry of the angled scoop head with a spade shaped edge.

Please visit our Kickstarter page to support us and learn about Belle-V here.

LUNAR joins the Penny Stamps Speaker Series

September 23rd, 2013

Design Thinking, Creativity and Risk

LUNAR’s Mark Dziersk, managing director at our Chicago studio, is thrilled to be heading back to his alma mater Oct. 3 to speak on creativity and risk as part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series at the University of Michigan!

Established with the generous support of University of Michigan alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series has brought in some of the most respected designers and artists from around the world to share their insights and perspectives with students, faculty and the broader community.

“The opportunity to return to the place where my passion for design was first ignited is very exciting,” says Mark. His lecture will focus on creativity and risk as fundamental elements involved in Design Thinking. He will also explore the obstacles that prevent people from reaching their own creative potential.

Mark’s talk is free & open to the public. Hope you can make it!

When: Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 5:10 pm CT
WhereHistoric Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Learn more about Mark, his talk and the speaker series.

LUNAR tackles home health care with TABLU project [Part 2]

September 17th, 2013

A few weeks ago we launched the first in a series of blog posts and Icon-o-Cast podcasts related to our TABLU health care project. (more…)

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IDSA 2013: Breaking the Rules

September 6th, 2013

It took us about a week to decompress after all the great events that happened at the 2013 IDSA International Conference in Chicago – the main stage keynote John Edson and Mark Dziersk led on Creating Courage and the LUNAR hosted cocktail party at Futon’s On the River highlights among many other fantastic memories.

During their talk, Mark and John tackled the theme of the conference, breaking the rules, by looking at the structures, behaviors and assumptions designers themselves have embraced over the last decade. They challenged the audience to rethink the norms designers have been preaching to the business world – to reconsider what they know about collaboration, to eschew “strategic thinking” and to relax about showing the rest of the world how important design is. In the place of these generally excepted rules, John and Mark proposed the audience find courage where designers have always found it: in embracing their passion for creating.

For those of you who missed the conference or LUNAR’s session on Creating Courage, we’ll be sharing the video recording in a few weeks. Keep your eyes peeled here, on Twitter or Facebook for the live action version of this talk.

A big thank you to IDSA for another stellar event! We’re already looking forward to next year.

Apple and Tim Cook’s next steps

April 26th, 2013

Apple’s Tim Cook has been humbled, and now he’s reintroducing the company’s original profit driver: disruptive innovation. (more…)

Beyond the artifact

April 11th, 2013

From “Project Runway” to the “Apprentice,” the act of designing is emerging into the mainstream once again. (more…)

LUNAR’s John Edson shows you how to “Design Like Apple”

March 13th, 2013

From his earliest days at Apple, Steve Jobs set the standard that all products should be “insanely great.” (more…)

Robert Howard Next Step awardees share progress on medical projects

February 6th, 2013

Two teams that received the first Robert Howard Next Step Award have made great progress on projects that address important health-care issues. (more…)

The perfect espresso…yum

January 22nd, 2013

We love a good espresso. And with Piamo, any microwave turns into your personal espresso machine. (more…)

LUNAR contributes to low-cost, portable solar energy device

December 31st, 2012

One Earth Designs is now taking pre-orders for the SolSource, a low-cost, portable solar energy device (more…)

LUNAR wishes you a fun and creative holiday!

December 17th, 2012

Happy holidays from LUNAR! (more…)

LUNAR client IGNITEs Bravo show

November 6th, 2012

Silicon Valley came north to San Francisco last night at Bravo’s premiere party for “Start Ups: Silicon Valley.” (more…)

LUNAR hosts design leaders at Chicago office

October 16th, 2012

As a longtime member of the Association of Professional Design Firms, we were honored to host 45 APDF members at the LUNAR Chicago office (more…)