The third California Design Biennial is a fantasy shopping experience come true featuring consumer products, graphic design, furniture, fashion and transportation. The 90 items selected by a jury during last year’s open call for entries not only have to be beautiful or interesting to look at but also entirely functional, Jacobson-Sive says.
These examples of the best of California design were judged by a panel of experts: Gadi Amit, president of NewDealDesign in San Francisco; Laura Dye, brand and design strategist and instructor at Art Center College of Design; Lisa Love, West Coast editor of Vogue; Stewart Reed, chair of transportation design at Art Center College of Design; and Michael Worthington, co-director of the graphic design program at CalArts.
Snippet from Julie Riggott’s article, Pasadena Weekly
The Jimi Wallet is a good example of less equals more. From NYT:
The Jimi Wallet does not hold as much stuff as a traditional wallet, and that is by intent. It’s a bit slimmer than a regular wallet and unfolds to reveal two compartments, one with a money clip, the other to hold credit cards. “Do Not Overload,” the instruction sheet warns, “Jimi holds five cards. . .plus three folded bills.”
“Do Not Overload.” Gotta love that.
Lifehacker, Via 43 Folders
Remember George Costanza? Jason Alexander’s character from “Seinfeld” had a wallet so overstuffed with junk that the term “Costanza wallet” became a way to describe a pocketbook ready to explode with receipts, cards, and other bits of personal detritus.
Motorcyclists tend to travel light, and most of us can’t afford to lug a “Costanza” around with us, so when I came across the $15 Jimi wallet I had to check it out. It’s small, it’s light, and though it doesn’t hold a whole lot, I think it’s one of the best wallets out there for bikers.
From Basem Wasef’s Motorcycles Blog at About.com
“This baby bag is so awesome people who don’t have babies use it as a computer bag”
“the carry monster had anger management issues but learnt to sublimate his rage into creative energy. RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!”