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With its leather and gold plates, is this a typical find in the local antique store or is this the case of treasure? The story of this antique object is sure for embarking inquiry. 

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What is the function of this find? X marks the spot…

 

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Caitlin was spot on with her bike hanger guess.

Whether you prefer mountain rides or city strolls, CYCLOC is the perfect accessory to your bike and storage space.

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 Cycloc’s award-winning design allows you to simply twist your bike into place.  Check out the CYCLOC video!

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As a college kid at The University of Tennessee, my first inclination to this mysterious object is a VOLS koozie of some sort.  But as this SEC season wraps up, it is time to part with the fantastic chaos of Football Time in Tennessee.  Goodbye Neyland Stadium, all day tailgates and continuously postponed school work. 

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This object will aid in your adventurous endeavors.  What are your adventurous aspirations-and what is this object which will supposedly aid in them?  We’ll reveal the answer tomorrow!

 

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 Such as the designer’s motto: “By letting children live in a beautiful environment, rich in stimulation for play, they are better able to grow and become independent, creative, curious, enthusiastic adults.”

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The Italian design house, Nume, created the above Box 1 as an alternative to the typical playpen.  With a soft polyurethane filling, Box 1′s upholstery is entirely removable.

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Oh how I miss the days of childhood summer camp! This reminds me of the lake inflatables we used to spend hours around in my youth!  Yet, perhaps this design is intended for something in the gymnasium.  design

What comes to your mind with this piece?  Do you have a story to influence your guess?  We’ll share this object’s story tomorrow!

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Often focusing on projects of ordinary objects involved in everyday life, NL Architects designed Strap as an innovative way to store miscellaneous items.  NL’s Strap suspends anything from books to shoes and toys to utensils.

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Caitlin was the first to guess that this playful storage set is made with a stretchy material – a silicone rubber material resembling the classic rubber band.  Do you have an interesting idea for an alternative use to the classic rubber band?

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Are these devices aimed to improve your strength through resistance training? 

Or maybe they are intended as one-stop sling shots?

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Give us your best guess to this horizontal question and we’ll give you the answer tomorrow!

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As the stratification process shows the earth’s timeline, Stool Jan’s felt stool shows the design process through its physical presentation.

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The material, a wool felt, is created by matting, condensing and pressing wool fibers together. This stool’s design uses the same process as felt creation, pressing layers together to form a functional item. Can you think of other ways to show a material’s formulation process through its design?

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In geology, stratigraphy is the study of rock layers within the earth. Coined by the 17th century Danish scientist Nicolas Steno, a pioneer in the fields of anatomical and geological science, The Law of Superposition states, “Sedimentary layers are deposited in a time sequence, with the oldest on the bottom and the youngest on the top.”

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Is this design a reflection of Steno’s geological revelation? Give us your formulations and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow!

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Right now, I’m in San Francisco, a city which I’ve never been to before but have been dreaming of visiting. After a few hours here, my best friend texted me two images she found of our apartment back in the day. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect; it was she and I who’d planned to save up all of our money from waiting tables to come here and check out all the city has to offer. Well, there is something else I would like to offer: advice to my current self to the me that existed in 1997. My design skills back then S-U-C-K-E-D.

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Even when I was in college with absolutely zero design experience, I was the go-to person in my social world for all things interior design and or do-it-yourself. Sure, things are different now, especially with 14 years of trial and error under my belt; however, I truly had one of those, “What the hell was I thinking?” moments when I got these two images.

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One thing I like: The color blocking and simple dressing up of found-on-the-side-of-the-road-furnishings. A few things I am horrified by: Everything else. Above all, the one thing I took away from this trip down Bad Design Memory Lane is that being a designer or decorator is kinda like having vocal or acting talent; it’s always there, you just need experience and a little bit of training to fine tune it.

Anyone else have any old pictures of their first attempt at decorating and design that, although hysterical now, was something for which to be proud back then?

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