Life Is Design | Design Is Life

In designerly documentaries, there are these lovely two:



Design Is One and Urbanized, both depicting the interconnectivity of life and design.

Though I don’t find the trailers particularly compelling, the films themselves were much more so.

In Design Is One, renowned designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli share their thoughts on design along with their history. I may not love each and every piece created for my own aesthetic, but I do love the thought behind them and appreciate their consistency. One of their mottos has been “If you can’t find it, design it,” a can-do attitude, if ever.

Urbanized relates the intentional design found within cities- how it flows, works for (or against) the landscape and can be improved upon. The bike lanes of Bogotá, Colombia and the walkways threaded through the townships on the outskirts of Cape Town were personal favorites. ♦