For her design thesis at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lynn Lim explores the complex emotional response of "being grossed out," from weird giddiness to total revulsion. She explores several low-level phobias in her work: bugs, mold, body parts, and awkward social situations. Pictured below are a toilet loveseat, tripe bathmats, and moldy tiles. Behind her in the video above is centipede wallpaper.
Even better: everything is blank and super white, all the better to attract dirt and footprints, enhancing the effect. Not sure if that was intentional or not, but it works.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.