I recently joined Thinglink, a conversational catalog for design (kind of a twitter-platform only for designers).Thinglinks goal is to aggregate and inspire discussion about design. I have only been member for about a week but I am already Thinglink-addicted, and I think this is a great opportunity to show your work and network with others designers and producers! It is currently an invitation-only service but you now have the opportunity to get your invitation here at Playmedesign!
Design in the Wild, is an open photography contest on www.thinglink.com, it's all about capturing great design objects in their life outside the show room, and the grand prize is a Pastil chair! The first 50 participants who register for the contest via playmedesign will automatically become Playme-followers on Thinglink.com
PRESS HERE TO SIGN UP FOR DESIGN IN THE WILD CONTEST!
Or press more to learn more about thinglink, and the Design in the Wild contest…
Munny By Paul Budnitz for Kidrobot
Thinglink is a new conversational product catalog and platform that enables users to post thoughts, ideas, questions and pictures related to products on the web. It goes a step further than conventional product catalogs by allowing users to improve information about products and designers, and upload photos of design objects in real life settings. The free service enables users to follow designers, brands, and other design enthusiasts and be notified about new conversations that concern the products they own or brands they are fans of. Likewise, designers and brands can follow what people are saying about their products. The service has been developed in cooperation with leading Finnish design brands including Martela, Eero Aarnio, Artek, Iittala, and Marimekko. Joining the Thinglink beta requires an invitation from an existing member. For more information and to request an invitation, visit http://www.thinglink.com.
by Eero Aarnio
DESIGN IN THE WILD PHOTO CONTEST on thinglink.com
Attention design lovers! Design in the Wild, an open photography contest on www.thinglink.com, is now accepting submissions. The Jury is looking for striking images of design in real life settings. The photos should illustrate inspiring design at home, in the office, in public, or in nature. They can include people although that is not required. The picture may be taken by the contestant at any point in time anywhere in the world.
The photographed object must be identified by its designer or manufacturer. Additional information, such as personal stories and comments add to the overall quality of the entry. Previously published photos may be entered. Entrants must not infringe on the rights of any other photographer, person or publication. One person can submit multiple photos.
SUBMIT YOU ENTRY: Click the following invitation link to create an account on Thinglink: http://www.thinglink.com/signup?inviter=playmedesign . Once you have created an account , select "Upload photos". When the photos have uploaded to your profile, click on "Submit this photo" on the photo page to add it to the contest.
DEADLINE: The final date for submitting photos is June 1st, 2009 at 11:59 PM Pacific time (PST).
PRIZES: The grand prize is one green Eero Aarnio pastil chair (retail value 1,500.00 USD). The winner of the grand prize is chosen by the Jury from among the ten photos that have received the highest number of votes. Each Sponsor can grant one honorary mention to any photo submitted to the contest within the limits of the rules, and reward the photographer with a surprise prize.
The Jury consists of one representative from each of the following sponsoring design brands: Arabia Finland, Iittala, Ilmari Tapiovaara Design, Eero Aarnio Design, Martela, Woodnotes, and Fokus Fabrik.
So sign up, and i´ll see you at Thinglink!
Random light by Bertjan Pot