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Design your self by Karim Rashid

Designyourself

Well it has arrived – the design your world publication according to Karim Rashid.

Well known now for Kit 24 displayed at the Toronto Furniture Fair, a range of iconic blobs (I don't believe he is the only one), an array of symbols that he has symbolically tattooed onto his body at significant times and places and now the design of a plastic sealed coffin that will preserve and mummify your body for 600 -700 years. It may not be everyone's idea of the perfect way to go – there are many other ecologically friendly methods of burial and disposal.

Rashid has

designed more than 2,000 objects including furniture, housewares, wallpaper, restaurants, shops, credit cards, watches, shoes, eyeglasses, even a hard drive. He's released two CDs (he's a DJ, too), written several books, and is working on a science fiction film. His new hand vacuum for Dirt Devil was just selected as one of Oprah's Favorite Things. 

Design is not just about the physical; it's about every aspect of your being. It covers everything from designing your dreams to designing your death to designing your sex life to designing your finances. The premise of the book is to inspire people to realize they have a little more control over their own destiny — a little more. It's actually borrowing from six or seven religions . . . but written from a design perspective.

For an exclusive interview with Linda Matchan and profile of his design see the Boston Globe.
via Cool Hunting

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