Join Lisa S. Roberts, author of Antiques of the Future, as she presents a brief introduction to her new book DesignPOP, a cleverly photographed and beautifully created book that highlights game-changing product designs since the year 2000. Stay for a screening of an episode of her 2011 TV docu-drama â€œMy Design Life,â€ featuring DesignPOP. Afterwards, join Lisa Roberts for a book signing in The Museum Store.
DesignPOP is an unusual book among its genre. Housed in a neon pink-padded vinyl cover, it entertains with pithy product descriptions and engages the eye with original and humorously narrative photography. With approachable text, it appeals to a broad audience, not just the â€œin-the-knowâ€ design crowd. The book presents eighty-two innovative products that have pushed the boundaries of our expectations. Whether they pioneer the use of a new material or production process, take sustainability to the next level of design, or innovate in technology and functionalityâ€”each product is important in its own right.
This witty yet insightful overview highlights why a design is good and why we should pay attention to it. What makes it stand out from its competition? How does it introduce a new idea; and ultimately, can it improve our lives? Whether it is a bladeless fan by James Dyson, the iPhone from Apple or the design for a pill bottle for Target, DesignPOP demonstrates how remarkable designs are popping up everywhere in our lives.
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