Welcome to the website of Matt Decker, an Industrial Design student at Virginia Tech. Below is my blog hosted by tumblr.; it includes posts by myself as well as an RSS feed from core77's design blog. Feel free to visit as often as you like.
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More on Textiles: "Master of Production," the American Factory Worker of Yore
I love ’50s propaganda films, everything from the amusing claims that run counter to our 2011 science, to the contrived lighting, to the soothing, friendly-yet-authoritative tone of the narrators….
Are Wristwatches Starting to Fade?
I’d recently heard that high school kids don’t wear watches anymore. A gross generalization to be sure, but the gist of the argument was that everyone uses their cellphones as timepieces and …
Recycled Fork Art
Fancy silver flatware has gone out of style on the table (for goodness sakes, it can’t go in the dishwasher! horrors!) but is getting a new life crafted into jewelry as rings, bracelets and…
International Home and Housewares Show 2011: Twist 'n' Sparkle from iSi
“Everything tastes better with bubbles.”
Judiann Woo, Culinary Director for iSi, can add sparkle to any beverage. Use Twist ‘n’ Sparkle, a direct carbonation system, to pump your drink up….
Welcome to the International Home and Housewares Show 2011!
Production Methods: Cool Demonstrations of Metal Spinning
The metal-forming method known as spinning will be familiar to anyone who’s used a pottery wheel, and it’s one of my favorites to watch. (Stamping is over too quickly to be interesting.)
Salone 2011 Preview: Moleskine Launches New Product Line
Debuting at Salone del Mobile next month, Moleskine, a favorite notebook amongst the design crowd, will be launching a new product line consisting of bags, pencils, pens, reading glasses,…
Core77 Tweets the Big Rethink
Duravit's new OpenSpace Folding Shower: The Dream of Every New Yorker
Years ago as an ID student I did a brief internship with the designer who invented the Biomorph desk. I remember that gig not because of what I learned or because of the product — I remember not…
Call for Submissions: Chicago Clean Air Design Challenge