The weekend started off with a small get-together at the new apartment of Jojo and Imoan (pronounced I-Moh-Ahn, like Samoan). It was a relaxing night filled with conversation, beer, wine, and more beer. Conversation ranged from life at a big city law firm to musical potlucks where everyone in attendance shares a few non-mainstream songs to pineapple guavas, which I've been told are fruits that look like hairless kiwis and taste like pears. Heineken Special Dark, Anchorsteam Summer Beer, and some Gewürztraminer filled the conversational lulls. All in all, a great start to the weekend.
Today, we visited the San Jose Museum of Art to check out the Blobjects & Beyond: The New Fluidity in Design exhibit before it is removed early next month. The exhibit was really fascinating, and I truly enjoyed it. I was exposed to a plethora of fluidically designed objects such as these shown here.
It was a visual experience that really gave a glimpse of our future. It seems that everything these days is moving away from an angular design to one that is more fluidic. This exhibit really heightens your sensitivity to this trend, which has been ongoing for quite a number of years. Some common household items also have been affected by this blobject movement. One in particular is the toothbrush, which has gone from a tool with hard angles to one much more curvaceous. Another interesting blobject on display was a Ty Nant water bottle. There isn't much else that embodies the idea of the blobject better than this simple water bottle.
Ty Nant Water Bottle
Of course there were other exhibits at the museum. While they were also fascinating, they did not hold my interest nor open my mind as much as the Blobject exhibition.