Justin Plunkett is a creative director, designer and blogger who does his best to enrich people and businesses through inspiration, clarity and creativity.
I'm excited to have been invited to showcase new work at the Papercuts Exhibition at The Cabinet, 64A Wale Street on Thursday 5th December.
Photographer Jimmy Nelson has been travelling the world and capturing the most incredible images of remote cultures. Well worth investigating his site: http://www.beforethey.com/
"Sailboats and swans" - a series of portraits by Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin, who shot prisoners serving time in prison. The series includes seven different prisons in Ukraine and Russia. The offenses range from theft and assault to murder.
RocketPaperRobot is an engineering boutique specializing in the innovation and fabrication of high-end kinetic furniture, lighting, and installations. They have combined some interesting design with a good bit of physics to turn the humble table into something far more unique, in the form of the Float Table. And science meets luxury in this levitating coffee table composed of hovering blocks that seem to magically shift back into formation when applied pressure is removed. The table works through a system of magnets and tensile steel cables. The polarity of the magnets keeps the individual cubes apart from each other, and the cables keep everything in place. This means that a user can push on the table and it will flex, then once the pressure is released it will return back to its original shape.
I caught Lion's head on cloud fire and thought it was beautiful.
Perhaps in order for us to create beautiful things, meaningful things, we need to keep ourselves wide open. We are surrounded by opportunities to see the wonder, to connect with our surroundings and the people with whom our orbits cross.
We become better designers and better people when we feel empathy. We find greater understanding of others, and with discernment, are equipped to use design to empower them and improve their lives. I think we improve our own too.