Monday, January 23, 2012
Design for a Living World
There is an interesting exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden right now called "Design for a Living World". It features several well known designers who have used sustainable materials from around the world to recreate everyday objects. The photo above is of a lounge chair made from metal and bamboo. I also saw some shoes and a dress made from salmon leather and designed by Isaac Mizrahi and a handbag designed by Kate Spade made from rosewood. My favorite thing was the chocolate from Costa Rica and the handy little grater that you grate the chocolate into, tip it over into a cup of hot water, and then use it to stir the chocolate to make a nice cup of hot chocolate. Now that is a handy tool. To see more about the exhibit, click this Link to the Nature Conservancy.