|In the Fall of 2004 I was asked by the Industrial Design department at University of the Arts in Philadelphia to speak. My presentation, culled from powerpoint, is available here for your viewing pleasure. –> View milkcrate lecture here. The presentation was a hit, and the students asked a slew of questions afterwards.
Archive for February, 2008
|Christopher Markowsky wrote to tell me about his short film, “The Milkcrate Recovery Team.” I have to admit while watching this I had moments of fear that I’ve seen in nightmares. Overall I enjoyed this movie. At first view I thought the message was opposite of my personal view. But, I think there is an underlying truth to the movie. I have some criticisms. SPOILER ALERT: There is a line after they bust the milkcrate dealer, “consider the imitation crates sir.” I am not a fan of the imitation crates, and the simple mention of them turns my stomach and makes my hands hurt. On the plus side they also have a line that says, “It’s a perfectly designed, multifunctional container, but it was made for milk.” I believe that Christopher has the love. Watch the video here –> The Milkcrate Recovery Team|
The web has been all a flutter lately with mentions and random news.
- GoGreenCharleston.org posted a short piece about everyday items that can be recycled. I’m not for destroying milkcrates, but I am for recycling.
- DiamondbackOnline a Univ. of Maryland student site has a small mention about a $100 fine for people who buy more than 5 milkcrates and don’t keep proper records of the transaction. I know…this makes no sense at all.
- We all know a milkcrate strapped to a bike is a great storage option. This person thinks way too much about it all.
- More milkcrates and bikes. This time, a young lady from the Ellis family of Cincinnati is using the family milkcrate (previously for garden shoes and dirty boots) for her paper route.