BROOKLYN Search Results: “message in a bottle”

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Message in a Bottle

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!


SITEWIDE Search Results: “message in a bottle”

Itz Bottle of Bae Itzyomam
Garbage Man, Joe Boe in Compton


Charlotte @ GALLERY UP at the Tom S. Gettys Art Center
Apr 02, 2009


Istanbul @ Hayal Kahvesi Bistro
Dec 17, 2009


Leeds @ Round Foundry Media Centre
Feb 20, 2010


Philadelphia @ Studio 34: Yoga | Healing | Arts
Jan 01, 2011


Miami @ Legal Arts Residency
Jan 12, 2012


Dornbirn @ designforum Vorarlberg @ CAMPUS V
Apr 25, 2013


Westport, CT @ Westport Library
Oct 12, 2015


Lincoln, UK @ St. Swithin's Church
Feb 16, 2017


Honolulu @ Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House
May 05, 2017

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Materials, Tradition, and Craft

@ 「ICSでNIGHT」 ON SEP 23, 2013

Yuki Tanaka's idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and an expensive clock. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on November 6, 2013.

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City Message

@ VOL 7 ON NOV 21, 2013

Massimiliano Bonacci presenta City Message:

City Message è un circuito di schermi distribuiti nella città e utilizzato per scambiarsi informazioni fra Commercianti, Associazioni, Pubblica Amministrazione e Cittadini, in tempo reale e con l'ausilio anche solo di un semplice smartphone. Noi vogliamo:

• Creare un nuovo strumento di comunicazione dove tutti possano sentirsi partecipi.
• Portare internet e i Social Network nelle piazze e nei negozi, in modo che anche chi non sa usare questi mezzi possa rimanere aggiornato su ciò che accade nella città.
• Aiutare la Pubblica Amministrazione a comunicare con i cittadini.
• Dare visibilità anche alle piccole realtà territoriali.
• Incoraggiare la condivisione e la partecipazione delle persone, alle iniziative del quartiere.

Sono uscito quest'anno da Ericsson, dopo 21 anni di lavoro, dove ho acquisito una discreta esperienza internazionale. L'idea di Citymessage è nata a livello embrionale all'interno dell'Innovation Garage di Ericsson, vincendo anche premi in Silicon Valley come l' "Innova Award". Quando mi sono reso conto che per svilupparla sarei dovuto espatriare, perché non relativa al core business delle attività italiane, ho deciso di prendere la buona uscita come opportunità di far nascere qualcosa nella mia città e nel mio paese!

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Message in a Bottle

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 12, 2015

Nina Lesiga’s passion is the use travel as a source of empowerment and self discovery. Her passion for beach combing has led her to collect all sorts of items washed up upon the shore near home and during her travels.  Each piece that Nina picked up “called” to her and she didn’t worry about what to do with it. Then one day during a solitary walk on the beach, she found a message in a bottle.  In an instant she knew what to do - she would pay the happiness forward and this decision began a chain of magical connections amongst strangers.

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Changing the world one message at a time

@ VOL 4 ON SEP 27, 2016

Bern O'Donaghue gives an insightful talk about her current project using paper boats and unassuming members of the public. Holding a wider conversation about the current issues around the refugee crisis.

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From Barrel to Bottle

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!

Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.

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Message from Armenia

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 09, 2017

Lynn Youland became enamored with Armenia when she was on a traveling fellowship in Islamic Architecture from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  The many dramatic images are from that part of our world that has been under assault for millennia.  Armenia is quite possibly the place of human origin.

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Bring Your Own Message

@ VOL 1 ON SEP 20, 2017

Margo Sety is a school teacher who has many artistic talents.  Her presentation highlights her experiences and creativity with watercolor painting.

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You Can Bottle Your Dreams!

@ VOL 17 ON NOV 09, 2017

Gaye Soykok had our audience with their eye peeled to the back of their heads trying to take in all of the amazing ideas Gaye was sharing with them.

Gaye told the audience about the House of Dadabit - a transdisciplinary collective who create and experience together the stories and dreams of now and the future.

By the end of this talk, you will believe that you can unlearn and consider bringing what plays back in your mind into your creative process!
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The Infinity Bottle

@ VOL 0 ON OCT 31, 2018

Mike Renaud is the Founder the integrated creative studio Varyer, and was Vice President and Creative Director of Pitchfork for a decade. In his PechaKucha presentation Mike reflects on the bond between him and his father and the Infinity Bottle.


PNK Nancy Vol 1: Message

Nancy in France held its first event on December 4th at L'Autre Canal. Katarina Dubravcova the organizer just sent us this message. "Your concept is such a fantastic I can't believe, it really works!!! First PechaKucha night Nancy was a marvellous moment and virus has spread over the city! Can't wait for the next one :) Thank you for giving this happiness all over the world. Best wishes, Katarina" Visit PKN Nancy

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PKN Prague Vol. 12

We always get very interesting reports from Prague, and the latest one, for PechaKucha Night Vol. 12, certainly follows that trend. That city's organizer Jana Kostelecka sent us the following, written by Adam Gebrian. April 16th 2009, PechaKucha Night in Prague, volume 12, overcrowded as usual -- I would have never believed you could regularly fit more than 370 people inside a cinema with a maximum capacity of 336 (don’t tell the authorities, especially the fire-brigade control). As usual, we have seen 14 presentations, every single one very funny -- a bit too much for my own taste, but that could have been influenced by the fact that I came to see PKNP directly from a funeral of a friend. But a few questions have been omnipresent: What is more important, content or form? Could you be boring but good? Should you try to be funny, especially when the others are, and the audience is having good time? How hard is it not to please the public? Should you try to react to your colleague’s presentations which precede you? (My personal advice: No!) A few days afterwards, I clearly remember 6 of the 14 presentations (a sign of certain quality). Here they are: Will You Buy our Catalogue? Pode Bal The famous artistic trio, which have single-handedly established political art in Czech Republic with their year 2000 exhibition ”Malík urvi” (first three slides), with 36 portraits of successful public figures and politicians -- accidentally, also important persons during the communist regime. Personally, I always prefer presentations from one single person (if you make a mistake, there is no one to help you out, and that takes a certain courage), but this trio was perfect. Well balanced sense of humour, with precise formulations, and a serious effort to sell their recently published catalogue. Outer Space Technology for a Village Restaurant Michal Kutálek (Next Level studio) Young architect, started by showing his visions for new livable complexes in outer space using advanced computer technologies (he has been awarded several prizes for his efforts), but it took just eight slides, and we have been inside of small interiors in his hometown (Staré Město) in South Moravia, a “city” of 8000 inhabitants. We are in a small regular room (still under construction) created in the traditional way (bricks and stones of different sizes and colours). Does it mean he has forgotten his vision and complex shapes? No, not by chance. On the other hand, he has been able to realize the first parametric design in Czech Republic. Interior of a bar with restaurant. Next nine slides are here to prove it. Slick white ceilings, strange wall colours, design chairs. And the biggest surprise is still yet to come. Picture no. 18. The exterior of the bar. You have hardly seen something more traditional than this. You suddenly realize the challenge of building this -- in here. It would have been difficult to do it in our capital, Prague, but in this village? Insane. Good luck with other projects. Mystification or even Better? kunstWerk The end of the first half is always important. If it’s not good, it can destroy all previous presentations. But this was clearly not the case for the duo kunstWerk. It’s hard to understand if we are attending clever mystification, or even more clever reality. The punch line is coming from Joseph Beuys -- “every man is an artist” -- and the next 19 slides are here to prove it. Showing the work of an unknown person. Weird common life objects, but all of them with certain beauty, poetics. Except one, perfectly commented: “Just one time in his life, he strived to be an artist, by creating this piece (picture no. 15) -- metal flower out of used beer bottle caps. It’s precisely the moment when he stopped being an artist.” The ending is well prepared: “Is it possible to be an artist and not know about it?” Of course. But here is a bigger question: “Is it possible to be an artist and not know about it?” That’s a tough one. Kill the Format Adéla Svobodová I don’t like attempts at destroying the 20x20 format (numbering pages, showing almost the same picture twice, animation gifs, etc.), but this time it worked out. Every next slide had been placed over the previous one, without covering it entirely. Very nice idea, and so was the work of Adéla Svobodová (film festival posters, book covers, art installations, drawings). The Surprise of the Night Jiří Příhoda The giant square in the sea, fallen tree struck by lightning, giant art installations, artificial ocean instead of gallery ceiling -- so you enter inside and find yourself underneath sea level (made by styrodur), part of the biggest war cannon ever made, “destroyed” gallery. “I have left just two spaces, one to get in, and the other one to get out. Hah, hah.” Some of the works are older than twenty years. Who the hell is this guy? The leader of monumental work studio at Art Academy in Prague? I loved it. The Best at Last The ending of the night is even more important than the ending of the first half. It can make the evening, or not. For the first time during my five visits, it didn’t end well. So I am not going to write about the real ending, but will pick up my own choice: David Černý The always young (45 years :))) provocative rebel without cause, the author of the art A-bomb of the year, "Entropa" -- fictitious collaboration of 27 young European artists (made just by himself), which still represents the presidency of Czech Republic over EU in Brussels. This time, he showed us a less known part of his personality. Perfectly prepared, precise, showing not only his beautiful unrealized projects, but also his brain-child, "Meet factory," a place for exhibitions, cultural projects, meetings, discussions, and presentations. It was the paramount of the evening, without a doubt. Within the context of the night, he seemed to be the most adult, conservative (this is meant positively!), and wise-cracking. The unrealized giant red skull inside the market hall (pictures 3 and 4) might prove me wrong, but I still mean it. 19 slides of his own work, and then the message to everybody in the audience: Fuck the Czech Communist Party! Big applause. The next PKNP will happen on the 18th of June, and I am going to be there.

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A Message from Cameron Sinclair

We include here a message from Architecture for Humanity founder Cameron Sinclair that should give everyone a better idea of what the "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti" event really means, what's at stake, and how you can participate. Haiti Fatigue. It’s a phrase we will begin to hear over the next few weeks. The fact is more people died in Haiti than in the 12 countries affected by the ‘04 Tsunami. Oh, and rainy season begins in 8 days. So this natural disaster IS a big deal and it’s going to get rough. We are not the first responders, we’re the last responders and we’re in for the long haul. We estimate having teams in Haiti for 4 years but we will only do that with the financial support of others. Thanks to the amazing Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein we’re going to change that. We are one week away from launching Pecha Kucha for Haiti – the worlds largest distributed conference. This will be a 24 hour Pecha Kucha (20x20 style) in more than 100 cities – with 2000 presentations. 100% of all donations/proceeds will go towards building schools and community centers in Haiti. I’d love it if you got involved in some way. We are looking for a few more (local) speakers? With more than 100 cities participating there is no need to fly, no dodgy hotel to overnight in and no lost luggage. We’re making all speakers local. You live in NYC, then speak in NYC, If you are in Zilina, Czech – sorry it’s full! | Can’t find your city and are very ambitious? – email Mark Dytham and host one. *personally after doing DLD, Davos and TED, I’m excited by a conference that doesn’t require 1000+ to fly from one corner of the earth to another. Could this be the future of conferences? What does a presentation look like? Maori, The culture of my land Made in Deptford The Story So Far (about PK) Duct Tape Type Face We are looking for ‘virtual’ presentations? So you are busy, we understand. Mark and Astrid have a cunning plan. Thanks to sponsors Ustream and Rackspace we can pre-record a presentation and we can show it as we move around the world. Brian LeBarton (Beck) & Francesco Valentino just composed one – music only. Spare 400 or 20 seconds? You can be brave and do a full 20x20 (20 slides x 20 seconds = 6 min 40 sec) OR if you are really, really busy – just contribute 20 seconds of audio (and we’ll put in a slide). You can just say something like ‘I’m TKTK and do TKTK. I care about creating a sustainable and economically sound future for Haiti. Let’s Build Back Better with Architecture for Humanity.’ OK, what about someone else's time? You all know famous designers, engineers, musicians, artists and other creative spirits. Even celebrities. Admit it. Heck, NYC has Florian Idenburg, Gregg Pasquarelli, Craig Dykers and Iwan Baan to name a few – all talking about what they know best. What’s your city got? Why so serious? Look it is our job to be serious. We are immensely fortunate to work alongside communities and build their hopes and dreams. The work isn’t depressing, it is awesome. If you want to present, please be upbeat and speak on the sublime to the ridiculous. No one wants 24 hours of depressing visions, that’s called CNN. So seriously. Entertain, inspire and most importantly – be passionate. To present email me and I’ll connect you to the right people. To pre-record email Mark Dytham. To attend, show up and make a donation. By the way this email took you 6 min 40 seconds to read. So you do have the time! (I kid) Cheers, Cameron Chief Eternal Optimist @ Architecture for Humanity 848 Folsom Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA 94107-1173 W: 415 963 3511 | M: 646 765 0906 Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis and brings professional design services to communities in need. Haiti Reconstruction Our blueprint for reconstruction Students Rebuild PechaKucha Global Day for Haiti – Feb 20th


Cameron's Message in Spanish

The organizers behind PechaKucha in Bogota were kind enough to translate the message we posted from Architecture for Humanity founder Cameron Sinclair in Spanish. It's online here, and we've posted it below as well -- please share with everyone you know! Fatiga Haitiana Es una expresión que empezaremos a escuchar en las próximas semanas. El hecho es que murió mucha más gente en Haití que en los 12 paises afectados por el tsunami en el 2004. Ah, y la temporada de lluvias comienza en 8 días, así que este desastre natural ES un asunto de gran importancia, y se va a poner peor. No somos los primeros en responder, somos los últimos y estaremos en ello por un buen tiempo. Estimamos que lograr configurar nuestro equipo tardaría unos 4 años, y sólo es posible con el apoyo financiero de otros. Gracias a los increíbles Mark Dytham y Astrid Klein [los fundadores de PechaKucha Night] podemos a cambiar eso. Estamos a una semana del lanzamiento de PechaKucha por Haití, la más grande conferencia distribuída mundialmente. Este será un PechaKucha de 24 horas en más de 100 ciudades, con cerca de 2000 presentaciones y el 100% de las donaciones irán para la construcción de escuelas y centros comunitarios en Haití. Me encantaría que usted se involucrara de algún modo. Estamos buscando algunos presentadores locales más Con más de 100 ciudades participando, no hay necesidad de volar, ni de hoteluchos para pasar una noche, ni de equipajes perdidos. Todos los presentadores son locales. Si usted vive en la ciudad de Nueva York, hable en Nueva York. Si está en Zilina, Checoslovaquia, lo siento: están llenos los cupos! ¿No puede ver su ciudad en el calendario de eventos y es muy ambicioso? ¡escríbale a Mark Dytham y organice uno! [En Bogotá también están llenos los cupos, pero toda ciudad tiene gente creativa: a ver Medellín, a ver, Cali, ¿qué hubo Cartagena? ¿y cómo van los búcaros?] Personalmente, después de hacer DLD, Davos y TED, me entusiasma la idea de una conferencia que no requiere de grandes gastos, ni volar de un rincón a otro del planeta. ¿Será este el futuro de las conferencias? ¿Cómo se ve una presentación en PechaKucha? Maori, The culture of my land Made in Deptford The Story So Far (about PK) Duct Tape Type Face Estamos buscando presentaciones virtuales Así que usted está muy ocupado/a, lo entendemos. Pues Mark y Astrid tienen un plan: gracias al apoyo de Ustream y Rackspace podemos pre-grabar una presentación y mostrarla a medida que nos movemos alrededor del mundo. Brian LeBarton (Beck) y Francesco Valentino ya hicieron una, consistente en una una pieza musical. ¿Tiene 400 o 20 segundos? Usted puede ser valiente y hacer una presentación 20×20 (20 imágenes por 20 segundos cada una = 6minutos 40 segundos) o, si está realmente ocupado, contribuir con 20 segundos de audio (y nosotros ponemos la imagen). Usted puede decir algo como: “Soy Pepito de los Palotes y soy Carpintero. Me interesa crear un futuro sostenible por Haití. Hagámoslo y mejorémoslo con Architecture for Humanity.” Bueno, y acerca del tiempo ajeno Usted conoce gente famosa: diseñadores, ingenieros, músicos, artistas y otros espítirus creativos. Incluso celebridades. ¡Admítalo! Pues en Nueva York tienen a Florian Idenburg, Gregg Pasquarelli, Craig Dykers y Iwan Baan, entre otros, todos hablando de lo que saben hacer. ¿a quién tiene en su ciudad? ¿Por qué tan serio? Mire, nuestro trabajo es ser serios. Somos inmensamente afortunados de trabajar con comunidades y construír sus sueños y esperanzas. Es un trabajo maravilloso, no es deprimente. Si usted se quiere presentar, por favor sea alegre y hable desde lo sublime hasta lo ridículo. Nadie quiere 24 horas de visiones depresivas, que para eso tenemos a los noticieros. En serio. Entretenga, inspire y lo más importante: sea apasionado. Para presentarse escríbame y yo lo conecto con la gente que es. Para pre-grabar escríbale a Mark Dytham Y para asistir, vaya y haga su donación A propósito, leer este correo le tomó 6 minutos 40 segundos, así que usted tiene tiempo! (bromeo) Saludos, Cameron Chief Eternal Optimist @ Architecture for Humanity 848 Folsom Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA 94107-1173 W: 415 963 3511 | M: 646 765 0906 Architecture for Humanity 501(c)(3) es una organización caritativa que busca soluciones arquitectónicas a crisis humanitarias y provee servicios de diseño profesional a comunidades en necesidad. Reconstrucción en Haití Our blueprint for reconstruction Students Rebuild PechaKucha Global Day for Haiti – Febrero 20

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A Goodbye Message from Petz Scholtus

As we mentioned in that previous post about PechaKucha Night in Barcelona Vol. 14, it was the last edition for organizer Petz Scholtus (again, pictured above, in a photo by Benjamin Julve), and she sends in the following goodbye message to the PechaKucha community:I just want to send out a huge thank you to everyone who made PechaKucha Barcelona what it is today. It has been an incredible adventure to set up and run PKN in the Catalan Capital with the support of my friends, the over 170 presenters, fans, and our audience. I had a lot of fun, met amazing people and have seen curious things in the 3 years of PKN BCN. Mark, Astrid, Jean and everyone else at PK headquarters were incredible to work with, as were Sergio Carratalá, Ernest Vidal, Benjamin Julve, Ricardo Ferraz, Aurora Portillo, Aniol Esquerra, Nayely González and Marjolein Hendrix in Barcelona. Together we did over 14 nights since July 2008 when it all started here. Also on board since the beginning was our local beer, Estrella Damm, whose Antigua Fábrica has somewhat become the house of PechaKucha in Barcelona. They say that all good things must end (I am hoping to present my new project to you in a PKN next year) and so I decided to pass on PKN BCN to the hyperactiveee Marc Morro, known as the guy behind Surtido and the Gallery Otras Cosas. I am very pleased to leave it in Marc's hands and am looking forward to the events next year. Fins aviat, Petz Scholtus PS: If you want to stay in touch, please follow me on Twitter, I am @petzdelux

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Designing a Water Bottle for the Future, Washing Books, and PK at the World Architecture Festival

Presentations Kaz Yoneda (of Takram Design Engineering) talks (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 95) about a recent project with a Korean company that saw him try and design the "water bottle of the future." Anja Kirkeby explains the topic of her presentation (in Danish, from PKN Aalborg Vol. 7):I use books as the material in my present work and process them in different ways. I have washed 70 books in my washing machine on different programmes in order to see how paper, binding, soap, spindry and other factors influence the sculptures. I took them out of the machine and dried them exactly the way they came out. Now I know a lot more about the effect of washing in a machine, about the difference between a sculpture and a lump of papier-maché and what soap and fabric softener does to the colour of the items. The proces emphasized discussions on: what is art (and what is not), is changing a book blasphemy or transformation from one artform to another, and is a book only a book when it is readable? By exhibiting my books I have experienced what happens when we meet the unexpected on our way through everyday life, and the necessity of being provoked to see and grasp the ordinary in surprising new ways. Posters Singapore had its Vol. 5 a month ago -- that's the poster pictured above (it was added to our Tumblr blog a while back), and we highlight it because this week saw another PK event in the city, part of the World Architecture Festival. PK cofounder Mark Dytham was on hand for the event -- he's participating in the conference as a judge and speaker -- and we'll share all of the presentations from the event on the PK site later this month. Below, a couple of photos from the PechaKucha + WAF event. Calendar It's another big Thursday (October 4): PKN Pittsburgh Vol. 13, PKN Moncton Vol. 7, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 6, PKN Doha Vol. 6, PKN Vaxjo Vol. 12,PKN Kolding Vol. 18, and PKN New Orleans Vol. 7. Tomorrow, Osijek has its first PKN, along with PKN Kosice Vol. 23 and PKN Tulsa Vol. 2.

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Heineken Future Bottle Design Challenge 2013

If you've watched our batch of presentations from the recent Tokyo Designers Week edition PechaKucha Night, then you'll recall a presentation by Heineken's Global Head of Design, Mark van Iterson (pictured below), about the company's new bottle remix competition ("Remix Our Future"). Following the success of last year's inaugural edition -- in which our very own PechaKucha co-founder, Mark Dytham, was a judge -- they're doing it again, this time incorporating the brand's 140 years history as part of the brief. And yes, the two Marks will be judging the competition again. You'll find more details on the competition in this post over at Cool Hunting, or you can go directly to the "Heineken Future Bottle Design Challenge 2013" site (Facebook page) to enter.

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Joshua Davis and the Heineken Future Bottle Remix Competition

There's only a month left to enter Heineken's Future Bottle Design Challenge -- which you'll recall PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham is judging -- and this weekend (on Saturday, 11am EST to be exact), graphic designer Joshua Davis (who is also judging) will be giving a live workshop, helping young designers come up with proper briefs for the competition. You can watch here live on Saturday.

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PechaKucha at The Magazzini

We've posted previously about teaming up again with Heineken this year for another remix competition -- with PK co-founder Mark Dytham as a judge -- and we'll also be returning to Milan next month for a couple of PechaKucha events at Heineken's "The Magazzini" space, part of Milan Design Week (Milano Salone). We're very excited to be taking part in the design festivities again, and Mark will be on hand to MC each event. Stay tuned for more details on our lineup of presenters.

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Materials, Tradition, and Craft

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Materials, Tradition, and Craft" from a special PechaKucha Tokyo event entitled 「ICSでNight!」 at the ICS College of Arts, designer Yuki Tanaka speaks on her reverance for Japanese traditional craftsmanship. Her idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and a cubic clock composed of three different variations of bronze.