2010 recap

Category : Year in DD · No Comments · by January 13, 2011

So Design Diversions has a blog!

Lots of plans in the works for 2011, which will be posted here; in the meantime, here’s a quick recap of 2010’s diversions (click to read about them and see photos), so you can keep up with our escapades:

Brant Foundation Art Study Center / Greenwich, CT / December 2009
Modulightor Building / New York, NY / February
Fisher-Landau Center for Art / Queens, NY / April
Freshkills Park / Staten Island, NY / May
Sixpoint Craft Ales / Brooklyn, NY / July
Marcel Breuer Guest House / Pocantico, NY / October
Kings County Distillery / Brooklyn, NY / December

Food and drink

Category : Notes · No Comments · by January 13, 2011

You may be asking how food & drink is related to design. I’m pretty interested in the burgeoning artisanal and local food movement that’s happening throughout the country, but especially in Brooklyn. In most cases we’re talking hand-crafted products in which every aspect of sourcing, fabrication and distribution is carefully considered and, often, well-designed. Systems thinking at work. As someone who teaches Design Management, I also admire the entrepreneurial spirit of these producers, their tenacity and, in many cases, their community-mindedness.