We love prolific designers and London-based Dominic Wilcox is nothing but. His nonstop blog, Variations on Normal, is a faithful record of this, documenting not only design work but also hundreds of daily sketches for sarcastic, wishful, dreamy, or funny objects that might be (but aren't) seen in the world. Until recently, the sketches dominated the blog, but for the past two weeks, Wilcox has been working only in three dimensions, in a project that he has labeled "Speed Creating." Every day for 30 days, he'll make something, and dcument it for the Anti-Design Festival's Mistakes and Manifestos Events. It's day 18, and he's posted a wonderful reflection on Sight Unseen on his experience so far.
We love this so much and wish more designers would develop this habit of mind—what's so striking is that the funny one-liners we're accustomed to seeing from Wilcox have become real and moved into the world, taking on all sorts of unexpected material dimension. For example, it's one thing to draw a lampshade made from bread, and an entirely other thing to make one, as Wilcox did on Day 5.A few of our favorites follow, but follow Wilcox's progress on his blog, or read the Sight Unseen article here.
Mirror image created by objects in Dominic Wilcox's apartment.
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.