26-11-2008 Interview with Jos van der MeulenItâ€™s astounding what you can create when you really put your mind to it. Jos van der Meulen puts more than just his mind into his creations but also his heart, reinventing cast-off things and giving them new and different lives. With a motto like â€˜Use everyday life to beautify everyday life!â€™ you can imagine the results of his genius are odd, extraordinary products and objects like paper bags made from unused billboard posters sewn together to produce sturdy, useful accessories for everyday use. Trendspotting had a chat with Jos to learn more about what inspires a man who searches for wasted and forgotten materials in order to breathe life back into them and discovers along the way that you canâ€™t take a manâ€™s lunchbox from him...
26-11-2008 Interview with David TrubridgeItâ€™s not everyday that a cultural designer lists â€˜writingâ€™ as the greatest invention of all time but David Trubridge is not your average designer. Not one for taking small steps, David is constantly taking his work to new levels, taking inspiration from his surroundings and from all his various adventures around the world. He predicts that the world will look different in 15 years â€“ either we wise up or we perish. Not much has changed since his days as a youngster making ships out of used matchsticks. David remains fascinated with wood, boats and recycled materials, his aesthetic designs continuing to permeate with the influential â€˜wild empty landscapeâ€™. Trendspotting took David aside to find out what else makes this savvy designer tick.
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