More Team, More Fuel
First up, Joel Wolpert is a Carnegie Mellon alum who majored in Industrial Design. Since graduation, he has worked on an almost unbelievably diverse palate of projects, including bouldering his way across the United States, sewing jibs and mizens in a sailmakers shop, traveling around Haiti with a medical crew, and developing the ultimate custom running backpack. He's especially interested in Natural Capitalism, the new model for business and product design proposed by Paul Hawken, but you can bet he'll be skipping through topics left and right once he gets cooking.
Next, Kofi Aidoo, a mechanical engineering major from Rensselaer Polytechnic in New York State has started with us while he is simultaneously started his transformation into a full fledged designer (Shouldn't we get jackets, or our names on a sidewalk somewhere for that?). He's starting next year at RCA in London, and we're looking forward very much to getting the odd post from our correspondent on the far side of the pond, what? What? He's got a lot of interests too, not the lease of which are biomedical engineering, and that classic enigma of how Karim Rashid gets all the ladies, while wearing pink shoes... Hmmm.
Finally, our latest addition is Peter Kinne. A grad of Stanford's Product design program, he's interested in everything from sustainable architecture to the space program. When he's not writing the next opus for your tomorrow morning read, he's working on his business of snap-fit wooden iPod cases finished in beeswax. If you're interested, check out his site at Peterkinne.com.
You can see all the writers, and links to their BIOs on the team page. With all this new talent, we're bound to come up with some good posts, so stick with us. Post frequency will continue to be spotty during the next few weeks as summer vacation (oh blessed thing) continues. But once school starts again, we'll find ourselves in that same desperate search for distraction, and the fire should be pumped back up to a fever pitch in no time. Until then, keep those design ideas toasty.
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