design thinking

  • What if you had to make it?

    What if we had to live out of what we can produce ourselves with our very own hands? We all know it used to be like that long time ago but what if someone would decide to do it today? What would you do?
  • Milan's Colours

    Among this year's myriad of products, materials, finishes and colours presented at Milan's Salone del Mobile I noticed the recurrence of a particular set of shades. Curious?
  • Paper World

    Likely driven by the global economic crisis and the awareness for ecology, designers and companies have turned to affordable, known and easy to elaborate materials. We have noticed the recurrence to a very common material: paper.
  • What design does not need to be

    We at spotd have a precise idea of what Design is and should be. We don't pretend to have the truth, or to be considered an undisputed voice; we don't want to polemicize, critic or be provocative (well maybe just a healthy bit sometimes). We simply want to share our findings and thoughts with those that appreciate the same design philosophy.
  • Milan 2009 Recap

    We visited hundreds of exhibits, took thousands of pictures, and talked to an amazing quantity of people; we got inspired, surprised, and intrigued during the fantastic 5 days of Milan Design Week 2009 and we'd like to share some of that with you. Here's our Milan 09 Recap.

Design Shows


  • Interview: Eugeni Quitllet
    When we first saw his name close to that of Philippe Starck we googled, with no luck. There was no human trace of Eugeni Quitllet and we thought, for a brief moment, that he could be an invention, some sort of imaginary alter ego created by his famously provocative partner. But shortly after all this revealed to be a product of our unquiet imagination: he is for real, thank goodness.

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