May: Things of Interest
Field Trip: Notes
With little time to write this week I thought I would share some things I’ve seen, read and enjoyed lately.
Conversations with Friends
Conversations with friends is the screen adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut novel. I haven’t read any of Rooney’s work but the show made me want to. I appreciate it may be too slow going for some, but I personally loved the slowness, the quietness, and the at times, awkwardness. If you enjoy plots with complex, relatable characters, difficult situations and complicated relationships, it’s definitely worth the watch.
My Place - Series by Nowness
A series of videos exploring the homes of creatives and others. A few of my favourites:
Stephanie Gilmore - Malibu Beach House
Tom Bianchi - Palm Springs, California
The State of Print - Written by Poppy Thaxter. “What’s the state of print in our digital world? We spoke to Socio, Omnigroup and more to find out.”
What Constitutes Good Design? - Written by Louis Harnett O’Meara. “How we can shift the design paradigm beyond human-centered design? Here are some of the insights we took home.”
Standing Ashtray by Houseplant
I love the design of this standing ashtray. Houseplant was co-founded by Seth Rogan and is a brand built around delivering an elevated smoking experience. They produce a range of beautiful objects for those for those seeking a more refined approach to cannabis culture. Described on the site as “the ashtray that stands so you can sit,” the structure is made from walnut and solid brushed brass, with a removable, cleanable ashtray made of borosilicate glass.
I’ve been saving a lot of imagery on instagram lately and have been trying to remember to post on the Field Trip instagram account (which I’m not great at yet) but will hopefully start to keep up with more. Follow along for sporadic doses of design inspiration.