The Viridian Design Movement

Key concepts:
Tech Nouveau, web graphics, consumer products, architecture, Viridian Vatican house party, Turkey City science fiction workshop
Attention Conservation Notice:
Nice pics. Also includes a cheery invite to a Viridian Vatican party this weekend.

The doors will be open at the Viridian Vatican this Saturday Nov 22 02003. It's another Turkey City Writers Workshop. Our literary lion for the season will be no less a woman than Connie Willis, novelist, toastmistress, critic's darling, and a gal who has won more science fiction awards than you can shake a dozen sticks at.

Festivities will start around half past eight pm or so. You'll be witnessing a pack of science fiction writers, weary yet elated with their literary labors, hanging around here in my increasingly legendary Viridian mansion, shooting the professional breeze and drinking beer. If you've never been here before, send me email.

In Viridian Note 00391, on the subject of "Tech Nouveau" buildings and products, we Papally commanded:

(((Somebody go find us web-pics of all this stuff!)))

Public-spirited Viridian reader Cotty Chubb <cotty*> declares himself up for this task! "The least I can do, considering all you've given me."

"There is a new, witty nouveau afoot, from the Vallo watering can by Monika Mulder at Ikea, which looks like a stork,"

Link: (halfway down the page)

"to the coffee and tea set by Greg Lynn for Alessi, which opens like a clove of garlic."


"Tord Boontje's chandeliers for Swarovski look like clouds of slender branches surrounding a light."


"In the United States, the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava's addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum looks like a giant bird about to take off."


"William Sawaya, a designer based in Milan, created a blossom-like plastic Calla chair for Heller, which was inspired by a lily."


"A new digital camera for Creative Labs by the California company Whipsaw Design takes its inspiration from the many-chambered spiral shell called the nautilus."


(((A final note: I mislinked in the last note. They're a dotcom rather than a dotorg.)))


(((I am reading this site five times a week. Those guys are rocking over there.)))

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