A few highlights and a hearty thank you to the people and organizations that kept pushing us forward. We wish everyone a purposeful and prosperous new year.
There are so many interesting places in this world, itâ€™s hard to narrow down where to go when youâ€™re not a trust-fund baby. The â€œdesignjunketâ€ system was developed to determine travel plans. Each junket starts out with at least one specific design-related element to investigate. It could be a painting, a building, an invention or inventor. You know, because â€œdesign is everywhere.â€ After IÂ see what IÂ sought, I check out the rest of the area.Â AnyÂ available pricingÂ will be listed (current at the date of the post) and anyÂ money-saving insightsÂ will be shared because Iâ€™m a skinflint but canâ€™tÂ do hostels.
Come along for the ride, I hope it inspiresÂ you to embark on your own design junket and let me know your thoughts. Happy junketing!
Vivitiv worked with the advocacy organizations Cool Mom, Zero Waste Washington on the brand designÂ of theÂ Old Car Seat, New LifeÂ program. Vivitiv developed the visual language for this new program which included a logo design, the RecycleYourCarSeat.org website, tagline creation,Â informational brochures, andÂ cards, wayfindingÂ signage and event displays.Â Funded by a Public Participation Grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology, CoolMom and Zero Waste Washington are working together to tackle sustainability issuesÂ of childrenâ€™s products, beginning with childrenâ€™s car and booster seats by expanding reuse and recycling options. The campaign provides information for families toÂ review, reuse and recycle car seats and an ever-growing network of partnership programs nationwide.
Vivitiv was asked to participate in the Seattle Design Festival Design Marks Project. Vivitiv, along with 24 other local design firms, designed 8-foot tall location markers with QR codes where viewers could experience how the design of Seattleâ€™s urban landmarks has influenced the cityâ€™s culture, and how that culture has, in turn, influenced design.
Our video and installation was about The Seattle Art Museum and was titled “I Do Not Understand This Thing.” The aim of our project was to express the idea that the value of SAM lies not in the collection of paintings, film or sculpture housed within it’s walls, but in our relationship to it. More about the project here.
What makes your life better? A clean environment, a safe home, a thriving arts scene? That’s what we want to know and what we focus on. If it interests you too, keep looking.