Looking for some 2:00 a.m. reading before I zZz here and I come across the newest entry on design site MoCo Loco, featuring the Industrial Designers of Edmonton Association's (IDEA) Thaw exhibit from a month or so ago at the Red Strap Market. Greg Ball, chair of MADE in Edmonton, has obviously been in contact with the MoCo Loco people and is pushing the Alberta design out there into the world wide world.
If you follow the link to MoCo Loco, scrolling down you'll see the super-cool nano-inspired rug that I wanted to steal. I was at the exhibit on the opening night with Sheri and I was half-cut, so after I had met the designer I kept forgetting his name. I felt bad.
Most importantly, however, is that the wooden table pictured here was designed by a student at the University of Alberta. There were three of them, all cute, and one of them looked uncannily like Scarlett Johansson. It may also have been because of the liquor, but whatever. She was the fucking yum, too bad I was out of my game and she was in her pack. I hate it when girls do that. They travel in packs. It's like antelope or deer or something.
Oh, and speaking of happy surprises! I just remembered that I took super–high-quality pics that evening with my phone's camera:—
Greg, MADE in Edmonton
Sheri, Inspired Furnishings
And here are the three students. The one in the centre was cutely pétite, and I think the table may have belonged to the girl on the left (our left), but it was the yum on the right that struck me as Scarlett Johansson. You can't really tell here, I guess, but if you ever see her at the U of A, stalk her and find out:—
U of A industrial design students